Tag: Next Food Network Star

FoodNetwork.com Exclusive: Aarti Party Renewed for Second Season

by in News, September 17th, 2010

Aarti begins shooting season 2 of Aarti Party next month.

The afterparty is on. You heard it here first: Bubbly Next Food Network Star winner Aarti Sequeira will shoot her second season of Aarti Party in Los Angeles in October, with 13 all-new episodes to premiere in December. Just a few weeks into her debut season’s run, it’s clear that her crowdpleasers-with-an-Indian-feel are resonating—her Bombay Sloppy Joes have drawn more than 500 comments and a five-star rating from fans. (And who could resist a gently spiced warm-and-cozy Huggy Buggy Bread Pudding as the temperature dips into fall?)

As she looks ahead to the next season, the new star is settling into a rhythm of cooking and teaching and smiling for the camera. “I hope to take you deeper into the Indian flavours you’ve been loving,” Aarti tells the FN Dish. “I’ll show you how to make a few Indian classics that you’ve been asking for, as well as experiment with a few Middle Eastern and Asian flavours. And, you’ll finally get to meet some of the most important people in my life! Intriguing?! Why, yes!”
Aarti, her husband Brendan, and her family and friends have had a super-busy month following her August 15 win. On her to-do list: celebrating at Bobby Flay’s Bar American (check out details in her diary from Food Network Magazine), putting together a pantry list of Indian essentials for new-to-Indian-cooking cooks, celebrating her 32nd birthday, keeping her fans updated on Facebook and Twitter, and a whole slew of media events (the former CNN producer sat down with their food blog, Eatocracy, plus EW.com and PopEater.com, just for starters). And that’s all while she’s been dreaming up new recipes to share.

She’s saying an ecstatic thank-you to everyone who watches, comments and tries her recipes. “It blows my mind to think that people across America are cooking the way I do,” she says. “If you saw the size of my little kitchen at home, you would understand how bizarre this is — to have the dishes that are borne out of my little brain coming out of a kitchen so small that I have to breathe in when Bren walks behind me, flying out into kitchens across this enormous country … well, it just takes my breath away.”

The gracious hostess is inspired to know that home cooks are willing to try something new and different. “In doing so, you’re giving me the chance to do the job of a lifetime for another season. I mean, seriously. How much better can my life get right now?”

Send Aarti your congratulations and ideas for season two!

Tune in for Aarti Party Sunday at Noon/11c

Susie’s Answers – Finale!

by in View All Posts, View Video Only, August 6th, 2009

Sneak Peek: Melissa’s New Show!

by in View All Posts, View Video Only, August 2nd, 2009

Be the first to watch Melissa on the set of her new show, Ten Dollar Dinners with Melissa d’Arabian.

Susie’s Answers – Episode 8

by in View All Posts, View Video Only, July 31st, 2009

Ask Susie – Finale!

by in View All Posts, July 31st, 2009

Want to know what Susie really thought about The Next Food Network Star finale? Now you can ask her!

Susie will pick a few of the best questions entered in the comment section of this post and answer you directly via vlog next Friday, August 7.

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Star Finale Sneak Peek

by in View All Posts, View Video Only, July 27th, 2009

On the set of the finale, Noah Starr tries to find out who will be The Next Food Network Star.

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Susie’s Answers – Episode 7

by in View All Posts, View Video Only, July 24th, 2009

Ask Susie – Episode 8

by in View All Posts, July 24th, 2009

Want to know what Susie really thought about The Next Food Network Star, Episode 8? Now you can ask her!

Susie will pick a few of the best questions entered in the comment section of this post and answer you directly via vlog next Friday, July 31.

- Watch Susie’s Answers – Episode 1
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Susie’s Answers – Episode 6

by in View All Posts, View Video Only, July 17th, 2009

Ask Susie – Episode 7

by in View All Posts, July 17th, 2009

Susie’s vlog response to your Episode 7 questions is now posted! Go to: Susie’s Answers – Episode 7

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Want to know what Susie really thought about The Next Food Network Star, Episode 7? Now you can ask her!

Susie will pick a few of the best questions entered in the comment section of this post and answer you directly via vlog next Friday, July 24.

- Watch Susie’s Answers – Episode 1
- Watch Susie’s Answers – Episode 2
- Watch Susie’s Answers – Episode 3
- Watch Susie’s Answers – Episode 4
- Watch Susie’s Answers – Episode 5
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