Tag: Food Network Star

One-on-One with the Latest Food Network Star Finalist to Go Home

by in Food Network Star, Interviews, August 6, 2017

Food Network StarThe nature of the Food Network Star beast is such that no matter how much mentors Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis have to teach the finalists, their time is limited, which means they're forced to make quick decisions about who has the greatest potential for success. Week after week finalists will fall in a series of eliminations, and following each gut-wrenching exit, we here at Star Talk will bring you insider interviews with the fallen hopefuls. If you haven't watched the latest episode, don't read any further until you do, because we're about to break down the show and talk to the person sent home.

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Season 11 Winner Eddie Jackson Returns to Star … As a Judge

by in Food Network Star, Interviews, Judges, August 3, 2017

Food Network StarEach and every one of the Food Network Star challenges is important, of course, but perhaps none is so all-or-nothing as the Episode 10 Star Challenge, when the final four hopefuls — including the winner of Star Salvation — fight to earn three pilot spots. Eddie Jackson knows the pressure of this moment well; it was only two years ago that he too endured this same nailbiting test — and passed. He earned the right to film a pilot directed by Food Network pro Rachael Ray, and sure enough, just a week later he was crowned a Star.

This week, though, he's back in Food Star Kitchen, not as a hopeful finalist but as a judge who will evaluate the remaining Season 13 competitors' final dishes and presentations. We caught up with Eddie on set about what he needs to see in rivals' performances and what it's like to return to his roots of Stardom.

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One-on-One with the Latest Food Network Star Finalists to Go Home

by in Food Network Star, Interviews, July 30, 2017

Food Network StarThe nature of the Food Network Star beast is such that no matter how much mentors Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis have to teach the finalists, their time is limited, which means they're forced to make quick decisions about who has the greatest potential for success. Week after week finalists will fall in a series of eliminations, and following each gut-wrenching exit, we here at Star Talk will bring you insider interviews with the fallen hopefuls. If you haven't watched the latest episode, don't read any further until you do, because we're about to break down the show and talk to the person sent home.

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Chatting with Guest Judges Jemele Hill and Jaymee Sire

by in Food Network Star, Interviews, Judges, July 27, 2017

Food Network StarThe Food Network Star competition has narrowed to just four remaining hopefuls, which means that this week, with just a few challenges left until the finale, the pressure will be on the competitors to deliver Star-worthy performances every step of the way. In addition to Bobby and Giada, two perfect-for-the-job judges will be on hand Sunday night to help evaluate finalists' presentations. ESPN's Jemele Hill and guest Jaymee Sire, who's set to be the floor reporter on the upcoming series Iron Chef Showdown, will join the Up Your Game Day Star Challenge, featuring a series of shared segments and culinary demos. To be successful in a livelike setting, the rivals must execute on multiple tasks at once, and no one knows the demands of that more than game-day enthusiasts Jemele and Jaymee. We caught up with them on set to get their take on the challenges ahead, their advice to guarantee game-day success and their own tailgating traditions at home.

Tell me a little bit about how food plays a role on game-day.
Jaymee Sire: I think food is the one thing that everybody can rally around. Everybody has their different team or their different players, but everybody can agree that you need good food on game day, and you need to fuel up, especially if you’re going to be drinking. It’s definitely something that everybody can rally around.
Jemele Hill: In a way, a game-day food is more challenging, because you’re taking fairly basic things and you have to find a way to make them special. Of course, at any game-day party — nachos. OK, basic dish, but what kind of nachos? How will your nachos be different? Will there be seven layers? Will there be three? Will there be no layers? You have to take some of the most-basic things and figure out a way to make them special, and the worst thing you can have, especially when people are trying to have a specific sports experience, is have a dish that bombs. If you have the dish that bombs that just chilling on the table that nobody’s eating, that’s so awkward.

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One-on-One with the Latest Food Network Star Finalist to Go Home

by in Food Network Star, Interviews, July 23, 2017

Food Network StarThe nature of the Food Network Star beast is such that no matter how much mentors Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis have to teach the finalists, their time is limited, which means they're forced to make quick decisions about who has the greatest potential for success. Week after week finalists will fall in a series of eliminations, and following each gut-wrenching exit, we here at Star Talk will bring you insider interviews with the fallen hopefuls. If you haven't watched the latest episode, don't read any further until you do, because we're about to break down the show and talk to the person sent home.

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One-on-One with the Latest Food Network Star Finalist Eliminated from the Competition

by in Food Network Star, Interviews, July 16, 2017

Food Network StarThe nature of the Food Network Star beast is such that no matter how much mentors Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis have to teach the finalists, their time is limited, which means they're forced to make quick decisions about who has the greatest potential for success. Week after week finalists will fall in a series of eliminations, and following each gut-wrenching exit, we here at Star Talk will bring you insider interviews with the fallen hopefuls. If you haven't watched the latest episode, don't read any further until you do, because we're about to break down the show and talk to the person sent home.

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Star Report: Who Flunked Midterms and Who’s in Good Shape for the Second Half

by in Food Network Star, Recap, July 10, 2017

Food Network StarWeek 6 is often the point in the season when the tide starts to turn — a few people start to break out from the pack, while others get left behind. This year's midterm challenges brought those results once again, and we're here to break down the what's, why's and how's right here. Join us for an insider's recap.

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One-on-One with the Latest Food Network Star Finalist to Go Home

by in Food Network Star, Interviews, July 9, 2017

Food Network StarThe nature of the Food Network Star beast is such that no matter how much mentors Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis have to teach the finalists, their time is limited, which means they're forced to make quick decisions about who has the greatest potential for success. Week after week finalists will fall in a series of eliminations, and following each gut-wrenching exit, we here at Star Talk will bring you insider interviews with the fallen hopefuls. If you haven't watched the latest episode, don't read any further until you do, because we're about to break down the show and talk to the person sent home.

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Star Recap: There’s a Lot to Love (and Hate) About Live Television

by in Food Network Star, Recap, July 2, 2017

Food Network StarYes, there were two challenges in this episode, but the biggest OMG-what-just-happened moments came from the Star Challenge, which brought the finalists into their first forays of Live TV. There's no going back now. A few competitors rose to the occasion here and brought their A-games, both in terms of talking in front of a studio audience and demoing their dishes. And then there were those who didn't. Join us as we look back on the highs and lows.

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One-on-One with the Latest Food Network Star Finalist to Go Home

by in Food Network Star, Interviews, July 2, 2017

Food Network StarThe nature of the Food Network Star beast is such that no matter how much mentors Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis have to teach the finalists, their time is limited, which means they're forced to make quick decisions about who has the greatest potential for success. Week after week finalists will fall in a series of eliminations, and following each gut-wrenching exit, we here at Star Talk will bring you insider interviews with the fallen hopefuls. If you haven't watched the latest episode, don't read any further until you do, because we're about to break down the show and talk to the person sent home.

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