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What to Watch: Steakhouse Favorites Recreated on The Kitchen, and the Premiere of Spring Baking Championship

by in Shows, April 8th, 2016

Spring Baking Judges

It’s not always easy to give up buying lunch at work or going out for dinner after a long day, but you’re much more likely to resist if you’ve got satisfying recipes that you can make on your own time. That’s why, this weekend, the chefs you trust most are sharing their ideas for meals that promise restaurant quality without hours of fuss. First up on Saturday, Ree Drummond is making four lunches that are sure to get you through the afternoon, including a new take on spicy chicken and a Hawaiian beef sandwich. Then, Trisha Yearwood is thinking up new dishes to make while she’s on tour, like redesigned mozzarella sticks and a burger with beer cheese sauce. After that, the co-hosts on The Kitchen are re-creating steakhouse favorites like an herb-roasted rib eye with roasted shallots and that tableside Caesar salad you can never pass up.

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One-on-One with the Chopped Champions, Battle 2 Winner

by in Shows, April 5th, 2016

Dafna and Adam go into battle for the dessert round.Tonight the Season 5 Champions tournament continued with four more previous Chopped champs battling it out for a coveted spot in the finale. There the winners of all four preliminary rounds will compete one last time for a chance to walk away with $50,000. In this second battle, two strong opponents made it to the dessert round: one with great skills at executing, and another with confident creativity. If the win had been based on just the dessert, the champion would have been obvious. But taking into consideration all three courses, the judges chose the chef who did the best overall. Find out who won this preliminary battle and earned the second finale spot.

Read the interview with the winner

Guy’s Grocery Games-Inspired 6-Ingredient Cacio e Pepe

by in Recipes, Shows, April 5th, 2016

Cacio e PepeGuy Fieri introduced us to Guy’s Grocery Games‘ redemption road this week. Sixteen previously unsuccessful competitors get a second chance to maneuver through the grocery aisles and cook up winning dishes for the judges for a chance to win up to $40,000!

Our first round of chefs was challenged to whip up an Italian dish with only seven items or fewer. We in Food Network Kitchen instantly thought of the very simple (and very delicious) pasta dish cacio e pepe, which translates to “cheese and pepper.” It’s having a resurgence and is super-easy to make, and if you want to play by Guy’s rules, you even have room for a seventh ingredient like parsley, lemon zest or crushed red pepper.

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Foodie Call With Justin Warner: Chicago Dog Barbecue

by in Food Network Chef, Shows, April 5th, 2016

On this episode of Foodie Call, Justin teams up Jeff Mauro (everyone’s favorite Sandwich King and the keeper of the Kitchen Fails on FoodNetwork.com) to imagine a new type of barbecue. Tapping into Jeff’s Chicago roots, the pals consider the Chicago-style hot dog — and decide to combine it with a rack of beef ribs.

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“There’s Going to Be a Massive Geyser of Soda” — Alton’s After-Show

by in Shows, April 3rd, 2016

Just when you thought you’d seen it all on Cutthroat Kitchen, Alton Brown unveiled a sabotage so downright diabolical that he and the judge of the day had to don not-so-special attire. In order to show off the sabotage to judge Antonia Lofaso during the After-Show, both she and he had to ditch their fancy show clothes for ones they wouldn’t mind getting a bit, um, soaked.

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Exclusive Interview with the Winner of All-Star Academy, Season 2

by in Shows, April 3rd, 2016

The final cooks.Eight weeks ago, nine home cooks entered All-Star Academy for a chance to join a mentor’s team and compete to win $50,000 and bragging rights as the best home cook in the nation. Tonight one of those cooks did just that. The finale began with Team Alex’s Lee, Team Robert’s Natasha and Team Andrew’s Zoe, but halfway through, Zoe was eliminated, and she and her mentor left for good. That left Lee, a home cook with a Northern California flair, and Natasha, a home cook specializing in foods with a Southern inflection. Their final challenge required them to cook a dish from the heart — something that showed how far they’ve come in the competition. It all came down to that last dish.

Spoiler Alert: Find Out Who Won

Caption It: Heating Up the Outdoors

by in Shows, April 2nd, 2016

Caption It: Heating Up the OutdoorsThe name of the game on The Kitchen this week is Italian Classics, from an all-star antipasto platter to a fruity olive oil cake made by special guest Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli. But in true Kitchen fashion, the co-hosts will show off not just how to eat like a pro, but also how to dress up your decor inside and out of the kitchen. And when it comes to Italian designs, you need look no further than the empty wine bottles you likely have on hand.

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What to Watch: Italian Classics on The Kitchen and the Finale of All-Star Academy

by in Shows, April 1st, 2016

All-Star Academy Finalists
This weekend is the perfect time to start a new tradition with your family as your favorite Food Network chefs continue their own. On Saturday, Trisha Yearwood keeps up with one of her favorite hobbies—building houses with Habitat for Humanity. She’s serving lunch for the crew, including baked potato soup and an epic biscuit sandwich. After that, the co-hosts of The Kitchen are sharing their traditional Italian recipes, like olive oil cake and limoncello.

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One-on-One with the Chopped Champions, Battle 1 Winner

by in Shows, March 29th, 2016

Meny and Elderoy stand for judgementTonight the Champions tournament returned for Season 5 with four previous Chopped champs battling it out for a coveted spot in the finale. There the winners of all four preliminary rounds will compete one last time for a chance to walk away with $50,000. In Battle 1, two very worthy chefs made it to the dessert round, and both put out strong desserts, but it was the sum of all three courses — appetizer, entree and dessert — that would determine who’d take the first finale spot. Find out who managed to sweep this preliminary battle with the best dishes.

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How to Make a Bacon Lattice — Guy’s Grocery Games

by in Recipes, Shows, March 29th, 2016

bacon latticeBacon was king on this week’s episode of Guy’s Grocery Games, which made us remember that time we made a bacon lattice (yes, just like lattice on a pie) in Food Network Kitchen. And what exactly would you use a bacon lattice for? Well, we love it draped over a meatloaf or turkey — while the meat cooks, the bacon drippings add extra flavor. If you make a smaller lattice, then it’s a fun bottom garnish for a Caesar salad.

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