by Joseph Erdos in Shows, January 10th, 2016
by Maria Russo in Shows, January 9th, 2016
This season on Worst Cooks in America, 14 new hapless home cooks have joined the ranks to be mentored by chefs Tyler Florence and Anne Burrell. Split into the Blue Team and the Red Team, the recruits face new cooking challenges every week, gathering new cooking skills until just two finalists remain to face off in the last cook-off. That winner will walk away with $25,000 in cash, and his or her mentor will win bragging rights. Unfortunately, every week the two lowest-scoring recruits will be kicked out of Boot Camp. They lose the chance to win the prize money, but they leave with new skills learned from their mentors.
Every Sunday night, FN Dish has the exclusive interviews with the eliminated recruits, one from the Red Team and one from the Blue Team.
Find out who on the Red Team went home
by Joseph Erdos in Shows, January 8th, 2016
What with the screaming alarm clock on your nightstand, the cup of coffee that always seems to run out too soon and the chilly air and dark skies awaiting you outside, mornings can be downright rough at this time of year. But breakfast doesn’t have to be a challenge — and on today’s episode of The Kitchen, the cast proved that breakfast can be easy, enjoyable and perhaps even a bit silly.
Anne Burrell stopped by to share her wake-up-worthy Crepes with Mascarpone and Chocolate with Cherry Compote, plus quite a few laughs with the co-hosts. Take a peek at the photo above of her and Jeff Mauro as they started to prep her breakfast. It seems that this duo is making the most of a sweet morning treat, with Jeff showing off a clever smile and Anne whooping it up behind the stove.
by Ricky Smith in Shows, January 8th, 2016
On the new season of All-Star Academy, Robert Irvine and Andrew Zimmern are joining returning mentors Alex Guarnaschelli and Curtis Stone. The four mentors will each lead a team of home cooks through intense cooking challenges beginning on Sunday, Feb. 14 at 10|9c. In each school-themed lesson, special guest professors will judge the home cooks’ dishes, with an elimination every week. The top student who makes it through all of the eight episodes will leave with a $50,000 grand prize and earn bragging rights for his or her mentor.
Watch a preview of the new season and meet the guest professors.
by Joseph Erdos in Shows, January 7th, 2016
Getting back into a routine after the holidays is always difficult, but your favorite chefs have new breakfasts, dinners and snacks to help get your grocery list made in no time. On Saturday, Ree Drummond starts things off with a hearty meal of slow-cooked ribs and ice cream cake to serve while the family is hauling hay. Next, Trisha Yearwood cooks Memphis style, including barbecue pork nachos and an Elvis-inspired pancake sandwich. After that, The Kitchen is serving better breakfasts like baked eggs with salami and Anne Burrell’s crepes. Finally, Valerie Bertinelli is rewarding her husband after a day of chores with his favorite Spicy Coconut Shrimp, Prosciutto Bruschetta and butterscotch cake.
by Leah Brickley in Shows, January 6th, 2016
Father and son Guy and Hunter Fieri are embarking on the ultimate food-filled adventure, trekking through Europe on the hunt for unique culinary experiences on Guy & Hunter’s European Vacation, premiering Friday, Feb. 5 at 10|9c.
Food Network fans have seen Hunter grow up before their eyes on Triple D, Triple G and Guy’s Big Bite. Now as Hunter graduates high school, his dad is surprising him with one of the best gifts, an experience of a lifetime: a trip to visit 13 different cities across Europe. The adventure is sure to open up a whole new world of cuisine for Hunter, who’ll be taking up hospitality studies as he starts college at UNLV.
Find out where the father-and-son duo is headed.
by Maria Russo in Entertaining, Food Network Chef, Shows, January 6th, 2016
We love shrimp chips and were super-excited to see them as an ingredient in one of the Chopped Junior mystery baskets this week. With lunch in mind, we decided to use some shrimp chips to make our ideal Asian-inspired snack mix.
by Joseph Erdos in Shows, January 5th, 2016
Though the holidays have come and gone, there’s no reason to stop entertaining at home. In fact, on her brand-new series, Giada Entertains, Sundays at 11a|10c, Giada De Laurentiis will show you just how easy and enjoyable it can be to host celebrations big and small, for special occasions and anytime get-togethers alike. Recently FN Dish checked in with Giada to find out more about her penchant for party planning and to learn just which of her events she credits with being the most memorable. Read on below for an exclusive interview with Giada and learn her go-to tips on how to shop for your next party.
What do you hope fans learn from Giada Entertains?
Giada De Laurentiis: That all it takes to throw a great party is a little creativity.
Tell us a bit about your passion for parties. How did you come to enjoy entertaining so much?
GDL: Through my family. Italians love to entertain and to cook for our families. It’s how we show people we love them — through the food.
by Leah Brickley in Behind the Scenes, Shows, January 4th, 2016
On this past episode of Top 5 Restaurants, Geoffrey Zakarian and Sunny Anderson revealed that fried chicken is the No. 1 most-ordered restaurant dish in the country. Do you even have to ask yourself why? What makes fried chicken so enjoyable is its crunchy exterior and its moist and meaty interior. Your mouth has to be watering by now! Find out which five fried chicken dishes made it onto the top-five list and then vote on your favorite. Warning: There’s more mouthwatering ahead.
Find out which dishes made the list and vote on your favorite
by Maria Russo in Shows, January 3rd, 2016
The wildly popular show Chopped films here, in New York City, right next to Food Network Kitchen in a giant studio that houses a chaotic frenzy of mystery baskets, eager cooks and expert judges. But there’s an entire behind-the-scenes crew of incredibly talented people who keep the machine that is Chopped well oiled. There are a million moving parts to the show, and rarely is there downtime on set, so I took advantage of one of their small breaks and took some photos of the eerily quiet kitchen (I hope they don’t mind!). Take a look at these insider photos below.
While some Cutthroat Kitchen chefs are able to endure the wrath of sabotage and survive to cook in the next round, many past competitors have met their doom when a downright diabolical challenge presented them with a test they couldn’t pass. On tonight’s all-new After-Show, host Alton Brown explained to judge Simon Majumdar that such was the scene on the latest episode for two contestants who were ultimately sent home on account of evilicious sabotages.
“We had two sabotages today that sent people home,” Alton said. “They were game-changing sabotages.” And sure enough, Alton added that it was those very same sabotages that he and Simon would be trying their hands at as well. Enter the weathervane and the ladle set; the former was Chef Sarah’s sole cooking vessel, and the latter Chef Matthew had to mix in and cook with. While the competitors had to prep chicken cacciatore and doughnuts with their sabotages, respectively, Alton and Simon were set to put scrambled eggs on the table instead.