All Posts By Brandy Shearer

Keeping Up With the New Star

by in Behind the Scenes, Food Network Star, August 27, 2010

You followed her journey through all the Star challenges, marveling as she progressed from early insecurities to a few misses and many hits to a knock-out showing in the series finale. Now Aarti's the latest and greatest addition to our Food Network Family, and her new show, Aarti Party, is gaining fans at lightning speed.Read more

So How About You — On Star?

by in Food Network Star, August 13, 2010

You've followed their progress all the way to this Sunday's finale, watching as Herb, Aarti and Tom aced the challenges ... or fell flat. And at some point maybe you thought, "I could do that." So why don't you give it a shot? Casting for the 2011 season of The Next Food Network Star isRead more

Now That Brad’s Gone ….

by in Community, Food Network Star, August 4, 2010

Aside from just wishing he was still around, I've been thinking some about what Brad could have done differently. What might have kept him in the running? His food had some inconsistencies, but he certainly proved himself enough times on the cuisine front. His camera presence, at first so shaky, definitely seemed to be comingRead more

The Top 10 Things I’ve Learned From Star

by in Food Network Star, August 1, 2010

It'll be over all too soon ... just three more shows until the finale! Seems like a good point to reflect on some of the Star wisdom I've gained in the last seven weeks: (Can't remember who did or said what? Click the links to see who gets credit.) 1 – Being a Star judgeRead more

Desperate Times: A Weekend With Big Chef, the Paarti Girl … and Eva Longoria Parker

by in Food Network Star, July 29, 2010

Now that the Star finalists are down to just five — can you believe it? — I'm finding myself pretty invested in a few of these guys. And I have a theory about who's best equipped at this point to get high marks from this Sunday night's guest judge Eva Longoria Parker!   First, Aarti. Why? Because sheRead more

A Winner’s Words: Motivation From Melissa

by in Food Network Star, Videos, July 24, 2010

Been there, done that ... won that — Melissa D'Arabian's back on Star tomorrow night, and I'm eager to hear any advice she may have for the finalists. As someone who knows what it takes to hang tough in this competition, she's the perfect person to help these guys stay motivated. And her direct, no-nonsenseRead more

Charmed, I’m Sure

by in Food Network Star, Videos, July 22, 2010

Does it seem to you like this season of Star is just flying by? It's actually hard for me to believe it’s been six weeks since I was watching these guys for the first time. To give myself a reality check, I think about just how much has happened: finalists who seemed incredible in theRead more

4 Questions for Adam G

by in Community, Food Network Star, July 11, 2010

Adam Gertler, our special guest in tonight's Star chat, will have (I’m sure) some enlightening takes on how this competition's playing out. Things are starting to get wilder, and he was, after all, in the finalists' shoes himself not too long ago. But … I also have some other, non-Star questions I think might beRead more

I Think Paula Will Just Know

by in Behind the Scenes, Food Network Star, July 10, 2010

So as many of you are already aware, Paula Deen is the special guest judge on tomorrow’s episode of The Next Food Network Star. What do you think she'll be able to bring to the table for the finalists? I'm actually a pretty avid Paula fan: I, too, adore Southern cooking and, I too, thinkRead more

Still Got That Chill

by in Behind the Scenes, June 23, 2010

It's pretty clear by now that Brianna knows what she's doing when it comes to cuisine. So far she hasn't had a single dish come out less than great — no mean feat under typical challenge conditions, you know? But when will she start to thaw? Despite recent urging from the judges to start warmingRead more