Tag: Season 7

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

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

Star Commentary: Aaaaand She’s Out

by in Food Network Star, July 20, 2011

Well, it finally happened. The moment many of you have been waiting for came on Sunday night: Penny Davidi, the Middle Eastern Mama, was sent home. But not necessarily because of her food. After seven weeks of mostly stellar dishes that the judges described as “great,” “very well-seasoned” and having “lots of great flavors and textures,”Read more

Melissa’s Insight: Four Rules for Finalists

by in Food Network Star, Recap, June 23, 2011

Melissa d'Arabian won Star season 5 and has been loving her Food Network adventure ever since. Her show, Ten Dollar Dinners, premieres its fifth season on July 3. As a Star veteran watching from her couch at home, Melissa shares her insider's take on what went down each week. Next week, Melissa is live-chatting onRead more

Star Commentary: Bake or Be Baked

by in Food Network Star, June 22, 2011

On Sunday’s episode of Star, Alicia Sanchez, a former bakery owner, was sent packing as the fourth finalist eliminated. Despite her proclamation that she is “good at cakes,” Bobby Flay told her that the cupcake pop on which she took the lead for her team was “under-baked” and that the guests were “spitting it out.”Read more

Listen to Duff: Dudes Can Bake, Too!

by in Behind the Scenes, June 21, 2011

  "Not only can dudes bake," says the Ace of Cakes himself, Duff Goldman, "it's cool to bake!" Jyll's strategy for the dessert duel was to avoid the guys, and ultimately it backfired when her all-girl team — "Duff's Angels" — was bested by the boys (and Penny) of Team Robert. Check out this video for Duff'sRead more

Caption It: What’s Up, Duff?

by in Food Network Star, June 17, 2011

On the upcoming episode of Star, cake master Duff Goldman stops by to guest judge alongside Dinner Impossible chef Robert Irvine. Here, Duff visits the kitchen and checks in with Orchid during a lighthearted moment of challenge prep. Will his presence throw her off track or be just the encouragement she and her fellow finalists needRead more

Melissa’s Words of Wisdom: Play Nice

by in Food Network Star, June 16, 2011

Melissa d'Arabian won Star season 5 and has been loving her Food Network adventure ever since. Her show, Ten Dollar Dinners, premieres its fifth season on July 3. As a Star veteran watching from her couch at home, Melissa shares her insider's take on what went down each week. Week two is when I rememberRead more

“Wake Up and Smell the Coffee, Penny’s Coming for Ya”

by in Food Network Star, June 15, 2011

Finalist Chris Nirschel warns his fellow Star constants in this video that they better be prepared for Middle Eastern mama Penny Davidi. In one of the most buzzed-about moments of the second episode, Penny strategically placed Orchid Paulmeier, an early frontrunner and favorite of the judges, on the all-male team of Justin B., Vic andRead more

Judge Spotlight: Giada’s Take

by in Behind the Scenes, June 14, 2011

This season is Giada De Laurentiis’ first as a full-time judge on Food Network Star. The Giada at Home star and cookbook author came on board last year as a mentor for the finalists and then moved into a seat on the selection committee with Bob, Bobby and Susie. Giada was actually discovered by oneRead more