All Posts In Food Network Star

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

Welcome, Aarti!

by in Food Network Star, Recap, August 16, 2010

We have a winner. And I mean a real winner. Bobby, Susie and I agreed that Aarti is a fresh, natural and exciting talent. She’s both sophisticated and down to earth. Beautiful and relatable. Her food is both comforting and exotic. Mostly, I think she’s a natural television presence: relaxed, radiant and warm. Choosing wasn’tRead more

In Aarti’s Own Words: Macarena, Anyone?

by in Behind the Scenes, Food Network Star, August 16, 2010

Where am I? What time is it? Who am I? All these thoughts are running through my mind this morning. Oh yeah. I'M THE NEXT FOOD NETWORK STAR! I've never been able to do a cartwheel or else I'd do one right now. Would you take a round of the Macarena instead? No? Oh, ok.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

Heading Into the Finale Feeling Good

by in Behind the Scenes, Food Network Star, August 9, 2010

This whole experience has been nothing short of a rollercoaster ride, but all in all it’s been worth every up and every down! Linda and the girls are the most amazing part of my life, and I wouldn’t be here on the show if it weren’t for them. Going into the pilot, I feel reallyRead more

I Just Have To Be Myself

by in Behind the Scenes, Food Network Star, August 9, 2010

There aren't enough exclamations to convey my excitement: Leaping Lizards! Jumpin' Jehosaphat (sp?)! Holy Carp! Nope. None of them work. Here it is, our chance to actually DO the thing we've been fighting tooth 'n' nail for! And while I'm nervous (who wouldn't be), most of me is actually calm. It was always the cookingRead more

My Friends Call Me Big Chef

by in Behind the Scenes, Food Network Star, August 9, 2010

Oh God, there it is again. You would think with 9 weeks down in this competition this feeling of raw nerves in the pit of my stomach would have diminished a little bit by now. With my hanging-on each week and practically clawing my way through 9 other finalists to reach this: the pinnacle, theRead more

All I’m Looking For Is a Star

by in Food Network Star, August 9, 2010

So here we are heading into the final stretch with TOM, HERB and AARTI. Am I surprised by these final three? Yes, actually. If you had asked me before we taped, I may have guessed that the final three standing would be ARIA, AARTI and, maybe, BRAD. I couldn’t have predicted that ARIA would haveRead 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

Caption This: Episode 9

by in Behind the Scenes, Food Network Star, August 3, 2010

Sunday's episode finds the remaining four finalists (Aria, Herb, Aarti and Tom) in New York competing in an Iron Chef America Challenge. Alton, Morimoto, Cat Cora, Michael Symon and of course, Bobby, will all be there inside Kitchen Stadium. In the episode, Alton has an "interesting" exchange with one of the finalists. How would youRead more

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