Tag: episode 8

Caption It: Cha-Ching

by in Food Network Star, July 18, 2014

Last week Food Network Star finalists embraced one of the most-faced aspects of Las Vegas — an over-the-top party scene — as they hosted a poolside bash for hotel visitors, and this Sunday they'll indulge in the city's opulent food offerings when they experience one-of-a-kind meals. But to win big in Sin City's culinary scene,Read more

Mentors’ Restaurant-Style Meals to Make at Home

by in Recipes, July 31, 2013

Even if you're a frequent restaurant diner, there are surely times when you want to dig in to dinner in the comfort of your home, and on these nights, you shouldn't have to settle for average, predictable dishes. You can indeed turn out restaurant-style meals — like the ones the finalists reinvented during last week'sRead more

Star-Worthy Pastas to Make at Home

by in Recipes, July 24, 2013

When it comes to cooking in the Food Star Kitchen, mediocrity will never suffice. Week after week, Star finalists must turn out camera-worthy meals that are both deliciously inspired and intelligently presented. But just because mentors demand excellence on the plate doesn’t mean the rivals have to concoct complicated dishes that take hours to prepare; easy-to-make,Read more

It’s About to Get Pazza in Here — Justin’s Rebel Recap

by in Recap, July 21, 2013

Martie Duncan and I used to say, "When one door closes, it's time to get out the jackhammer." Since her elimination from this contest, Lovely Jackson, with help from Robert Irvine, has been the architect of her own reconstruction — drilling through six other competitors to regain a cutting board in the Food Star Kitchen.Read more

Caption It: Taste Tester

by in Community, July 19, 2013

From private chefs and culinary instructors to restaurant owners, underground chefs and James Beard Award semifinalists, this year's cast of Star finalists boasts a long and impressive kitchen resume. They're keenly aware of what it takes to turn out balanced and full-flavored dishes, but thanks to the pressure of cooking on camera and against theRead more