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The Top 10 Things I’ve Learned From Star

by in Food Network Star, Judges, 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

Watch/Chat With Giada

by in Behind the Scenes, Judges, July 30, 2010

Can you EVEN? The very first email I read this morning informed me that we had confirmed Giada De Laurentiis to participate in our live chat on Sunday night. I’m excited! Bring your food questions, your thoughts on this season – Giada will be discussing it all! If you haven’t chatted with us before, it’sRead more

Susie Speaks: Steps Toward Joining the Club

by in Judges, Recap, July 27, 2010

Do you Supper Club? Susie hadn't before this week's episode, and neither had I--dinner out or in with friends, sure, but not as an exclusive foodcentric standing date. So it wasn't surprising that some fans balked during Sunday night's chat. How is cooking a posh multicourse meal for a few dozen hipsters helpful to homeRead more

Jumping Into the Fray

by in Behind the Scenes, Judges, July 24, 2010

Hey, Guys: I’ve been following all the chatter going on here at Star Talk and to put it simply – I had to join the conversation! Every week, through the remainder of the show, I’ll be happy to answer questions you send in via our blog here, Facebook or Twitter. If you don’t have aRead more

Charmed, I’m Sure

by in Food Network Star, Judges, 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

A Love Story or Two (OK, Maybe Three)?

by in Behind the Scenes, Food Network Star, Judges, Recap, July 19, 2010

My first love was Dzintra, but as with all great love stories – ours was cut short far too early. After the enviable Dzenis-Dudley romance of 2010 ended, I knew I must move on and find my next reality star romance. Serena and Brianna both fit the bill perfectly. But, who would I choose? ToRead more

Caption This: Episode 6

by in Behind the Scenes, Food Network Star, Judges, July 14, 2010

This week on The Next Food Network Star, Bobby gets – well, let's just say he's not all about a few of the finalists' offerings. How would you caption this pic of Bobby?  

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


by in Behind the Scenes, Food Network Star, Judges, Recap, Recipes, June 28, 2010

DAS. I’m not exactly sure what to say about his elimination – other than for the judges, he clearly lost his dazzle. For me, I was never all that taken with Mr. Smith. He seemed like a nice dude and someone you’d totally want to hang with, but for this competition, I just wasn’t wowed.Read more

Still Got That Chill

by in Behind the Scenes, Judges, 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