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Hometown Pride: Chris Reps Cleveland with Themed T-Shirts

by in Behind the Scenes, June 25, 2013

Just like their culinary points of view, Food Network Star finalists' wardrobes are unique to their individual tastes and styles. You've likely noticed Lovely, the ever-glam personal chef, rocking a red leopard-print blouse and silver-sequined sweater, and "Pie Man" Rodney is always sporting his signature fedora. But have you seen the printed t-shirts Chris has beenRead more

Photo Tour: On the Set of Food Network Star

by in Behind the Scenes, June 22, 2013

Episode 3 brought the contestants back to the set of Star, but this time they were tasked to cook in Food Star Kitchen. Cooking in a kitchen that isn't your own can be a tough mission. Where are the gadgets? What's in the pantry? Take a tour of the Food Network Star set below, setRead more

On Location: Burger Bash and the Mansion at Culver Studios

by in Behind the Scenes, June 11, 2013

After arriving at The Culver Studios Mansion to find an array of ground meats, plus various cheeses, buns and condiments, the contestants weren't surprised when the mentors revealed this week's challenge to be burger-themed. They had one hour to prepare a signature burger, which they demoed in front of a 100-person audience. Browse these behind-the-scenesRead more

PHOTOS: Behind the Scenes Moments From Episode One

by in Behind the Scenes, June 5, 2013

Each episode of Star takes hours to tape, so it's no surprise that not every moment and reaction is captured in the 60 minutes fans get to see on air. Every week, Star Talk will give readers an insider's look at what goes down on the set of Food Network Star — from the judges toRead more

Season 9 Dictionary + The Dial of Doom

by in Behind the Scenes, June 4, 2013

The newest season of Star kicked off this past Sunday night, and along with 12 new contestants, there are a couple of new features added to the show that may be unfamiliar to fans. This handy little guide should help navigate you through the next 10 weeks of competition. Challenges: This season there are twoRead more

Enhance Your Food Network Star Viewing Experience With IntoNow Every Sunday

by in Behind the Scenes, May 29, 2013

The quest to become the next Food Network Star is no ordinary competition, and as the show enters its ninth season, the challenges are getting more grueling and the expectations more demanding. And now fans can experience Star like never before. IntoNow from Yahoo! is teaming up with Food Network to bring fans an interactiveRead more

Star Scrapbooks: A Look Back

by in Behind the Scenes, Food Network Star, August 19, 2011

We started with 15 finalists in Los Angeles. Six moved on to New York City. And last Sunday night, a winner was crowned: Jeff Mauro is our new Sandwich King! To put this exciting and exhausting journey in perspective, take a look back through the finalists’ scrapbooks from the competition. Upon arrival in L.A., each contenderRead more

Star Spotlight: Comic Relief

by in Behind the Scenes, Food Network Star, August 1, 2011

This week’s challenge brought something totally different to the Star set. Usually the finalists are trying to impress Food Network stars – members of the elite club that they’re vying to join. The surprise guests for the Roast were stars from the comedy world: Anthony Anderson, Gilbert Gottfried, Judy Gold, Louie Anderson and Aubrey Plaza.Read more

Double Star Spotlight: Ina and Rachael

by in Behind the Scenes, July 27, 2011

This week’s episode featured two Food Network superstars: the queen of 30 Minute Meals, Rachael Ray, and the Barefoot Contessa herself, Ina Garten. Needless to say, it was an intimidating double-whammy for the finalists. Whitney got so emotional upon seeing Ina – the woman who taught her to cook – that she burst into tears.Read more

Caption It: And Then There Were 6

by in Behind the Scenes, Food Network Star, July 22, 2011

How do you top last week’s shocking double elimination on Star? With a trip to New York City, a visit from Ina Garten and an on-air spot on the Rachael Ray show, of course. This Sunday, the top six hit the Big Apple and face their next round of Camera and Star Challenges, which includeRead more

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