by Sarah De Heer in Food Network Chef, Holidays, February 3rd, 2012
by FN Dish Editor in Behind the Scenes, September 25th, 2011
You created six new sandwiches for Food Network specifically for the big game this Sunday. How did you come up with them?
JM: They are easy sandwiches I would want to eat while watching a game. Plus, they hold well so they are going to remain fresh and tasty, at least until halftime, when they’re all gone.
Which one can we expect on your menu?
JM: My good friend is actually hosting an engagement party the day of the big game, which is not only grounds for a man-card revocation, but also cuts into my prep time. That’s why I’m making the Rueben Meatball Sliders. They are easy to make ahead, as well as the Monster Muffaletta, which really involves no cooking.
Bread can make or break a sandwich »
by Sarah De Heer in Food Network Chef, August 19th, 2011
Last month, fans of Food Network Star had the chance to get up close and personal with Susie Jimenez, Mary Beth Albright, Whitney Chen, Vic “Vegas” Moea and the Sandwich King, Jeff Mauro, during the Food Network Star: The Official Insider’s Guide Book Tour.
We were there to snap memorable moments, including an unforgettable autographed sandwich signed by the Sandwich King himself.
Browse the behind-the-scenes photos »
by Melissa d’Arabian, August 18th, 2011
Earlier this week, we sat down with the Sandwich King himself for a Food Network Facebook chat. If you missed it, here are some of the highlights:
Lisa Graham Goulet: What is the one sandwich you’ve tried and will never make again?
JM: Blood sausage sandwich — whoa.
Jon Barsanti Jr.: What was it like living with everybody under one roof?
JM: Difficult at times, but at the end of the day, we were all in the same boat experiencing the same things.
Sara Levine: What was your favorite challenge? Least favorite?
JM: Rachael Ray was a blast, but Iron Chef was very difficult.
Katie Lascano: What were you thinking on your first day of Food Network Star?
JM: Oh. My. Heavens. What did I just sign up for? There’s a dude with holes in his ears and a tanned up kid from Jersey — so many tattoos.
Find out what Jeff ate as his celebratory meal »
by Maria Russo, August 16th, 2011
Melissa d’Arabian won Star season 5 and has been loving her Food Network adventure ever since. You can catch new episodes of her show, Ten Dollar Dinners on Sunday mornings at 9am/8c. As a Star veteran watching from her couch at home, Melissa ...
by Sarah De Heer in Food Network Chef, Shows, August 15th, 2011
After a neck-and-neck race to the finish line, Jeff Mauro inched out fellow finalist Susie Jimenez to become the season 7 winner of Food Network Star. Dedicated viewers and opinionated commenters on Food Network’s Facebook page and our Star blog o...
by Grant Dudley, August 15th, 2011
You watched him compete all season on Food Network Star and now Jeff Mauro’s been crowned the season 7 winner. You know he loves sandwiches, but do you know what the Sandwich King won’t eat?
While taping his new show, we caught up with him and asked him 10 rapid-fire questions that would help his fans get to know him better.
FN Dish: When it comes to condiments, ketchup, mustard or mayo?
FN Dish: Potato chips or fries?
JM: Fries – if I had potato chips, they would be BBQ.
by Maria Russo, August 9th, 2011
We have a winner! Jeff Mauro is Food Network’s Star. Congratulations, Jeff — you’ve earned every bit of your success.
Fans, thank you so much for watching this season and for your participation here at the Star Blog. Good, bad and indi...
Well, there’s only one episode left. Come Sunday night, Vic “Vegas” Moea, Susie Jimenez or Jeff Mauro will officially be named the next Food Network Star. After 10 episodes of trying challenges, dramatic exchanges and emotional momen...