All Posts By Debra Puchalla

Chatterbox, Ep. 5: Paula, a Sweet Treat, a Catfight and Girl Power

by in Community, July 11, 2010

Midterm exam time. Who sailed, who failed? And what made Paula Deen bring up her string bikini and the quality of her grandchild's cooking ability? Who came out on top--Team Serena or Team Brianna? Did Herb get back on track or crash and burn? Oh the suspense! There was too much drama to fit intoRead more

Behind the Scenes: A Hot Tamale, Green Day and Obi-Wan

by in Behind the Scenes, Judges, June 29, 2010

Think about the best thing you ever ate and how you'd make it again. Now think about someone else's fondest food memory and cook it, recapturing their happiness. Then make the dish the pick of a world-famous chef. Good luck, right? That's why on Sunday, guest judge Chef Susan Feniger of Ciudad in Los AngelesRead more

Chatterbox: Ep. 4 Live Chat, For Crying Out Loud

by in Community, June 27, 2010

Phew--the ante is up. A trio of famous chefs asked finalists to re-create the best thing they ever ate. A pile of hot, hot, hot peppers challenged Star wannabes. Chefs told tales of dads and moms and grandmothers. Dry eyes were scarce. Oh, Herb! A very judgy-judgmental Selection Committee was in the house. Big shoes,Read more

Chatterbox: Our Mr. T Gets His Groove On (A.K.A. the Episode 3 Chat)

by in Community, Recap, June 20, 2010

It's been an all-star Sunday: Bob Tuschman dazzled millions (overstatement is only slight) of chatting fans from Chelsea Market, our wee Mission Control, crackers and cheese complimentary. On the double big screens in the Boardroom and on single big screens in living rooms everywhere, there was bigger-than-life Guy Fieri guest-judging on Star--he was off-the-hook tough.Read more

What Would Bobby Do? Watch Instant Re-Flays

by in Judges, June 15, 2010

WWBD? It’s easier to be behind the camera than in front of it. And armchair quarterbacking a demo is more fun than doing one: I would’ve, he could’ve, she should’ve. Even Bobby Flay knows the lens is a tough judge. So he's sharing his tips this season, making over finalists' recipes. This week, Bobby isRead more

Chatterbox: Live Chat Archive, Episode 1

by in Community, June 7, 2010

Hey, hope you enjoyed the first show--we sure did. During the premiere, Susie Fogelson joined a few of us Food Network worker bees plus a whole bunch of Star fans in a live chat, talking about the finalists, the judging, Bobby's ties and Susie's hair. There were a few words, you can imagine, about injuredRead more

Buzz: Star in the Media

by in Community, June 4, 2010

The premiere is on Sunday, but the there's already talk about The Next Food Network Star and its band of merry judges. TV Guide talks to Bobby about the finalists; he calls them "incredibly savvy." Reality Wanted has an exclusive interview with Selection Committee member Susie Fogelson. Variety has a quick hit on Bob Tuschman'sRead more

If You Were Cast for Star…

by in Behind the Scenes, Food Network Star, June 4, 2010

If you were cast as a finalist for The Next Food Network Star, wouldn't you want to know what works with Bob and Susie? And what Bobby Flay is really like when he comes into the kitchen and you're frantically trying to represent your true culinary point of view? And whether you should act largerRead more

Crib Sheet: Star 6 Premiere Prep

by in Behind the Scenes, Food Network Star, June 4, 2010

Check the Countdown Clock: There are only a couple days before the kickoff to The Next Food Network Star. In case you missed our all-out check-this-season-out fervor in the lead-up to premiere night, here’s a cheat sheet to catch you up. Bob, Susie and Bobby are back, making up the Selection Committee, prompting nervous laughsRead more