Tag: season 9

Damaris’ Look-Back at Season 9 and Insider Advice for Future Finalists

by in Interviews, April 14, 2014

Just one year ago, Damaris Phillips was preparing to begin the job interview of her life, an 11-week journey alongside just as many rivals that would end either in disappointment or sweet victory and the title of Food Network Star. After a summer of heated competition that included tears, trying challenges and no shortage of constructiveRead more

Photos: Alton’s Best Food Network Star Caption Tweets

by in Judges, August 14, 2013

While each episode of Star may have been only one hour long, the experience of each week's challenges and eliminations lived on online in photo galleries and videos. While fans likely have checked out a few slideshows of the series' top moments, browsed behind-the-scenes snapshots from the set and seen the mentors' wildest facial expressionsRead more

A Letter to Damaris, from the Rebel

by in Food Network Star, August 13, 2013

Hey, Damaris, As I'm sure Bob, Susie, Alton, Giada and Bobby have already done so, I'd like to be the sixth person to welcome you to the Food Network family. I'm sure you'll fit in quite nicely, as we are all really just a bunch of food-obsessed kooks who like to entertain and have aRead more

Caption It: Look Who’s Back

by in Community, August 9, 2013

For Damaris, Rodney and Russell, this Sunday night will surely prove to be one of the most defining moments of their lives so far. One will ultimately accept the job of Food Network personality, while two others will leave empty-handed, their dreams of stardom only a memory. What can you expect from Sunday's Star finale?Read more

Mentors’ Eats and Drinks for a Finale Viewing Party

by in Recipes, August 7, 2013

After watching 10 weeks of competition and making your voices heard in this season's finale vote, you, Star fans, are just days away from meeting the newest Food Network Star. No matter if you're rooting for Damaris and her Southern-inspired Eat, Date, Love idea, for Rodney's pie-focused pilot Pie Style or for Russell's deliciously sinful GuiltyRead 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

Sunday’s Star Menu: Your Signature Dish

by in Community, July 10, 2013

As Sunday afternoons turn into evenings and the hours until the next episode of Food Network Star tick away, how do you settle in to watch the latest premiere? No matter who you're with or where you're watching from, you surely have on hand a spread of eats and drinks to last you through the episode, right?Read more

Caption It: High-Five

by in Community, July 5, 2013

A finalist's journey on Food Network Star is a rollercoaster-like experience of high and low moments, often fluctuating between flashes of intense pride and painful disappointments — sometimes within the same week. It's up to them to revel in their personal progress and slices of victory, and recognize their flops, while, of course, avoiding becoming discouraged byRead more

Sunday’s Star Menu: A Finalist-Inspired Barbecue Feast

by in Community, July 3, 2013

As Sunday afternoons turn to evenings and the hours until the next episode of Food Network Star tick away, how do you settle in to watch the latest premiere? No matter who you're with or where you're watching from, you surely have on hand a spread of eats and drinks to last you through the episode, right?Read more

Caption It: Bunny Ears

by in Community, June 28, 2013

Each episode of Food Network Star runs for about 42 minutes total — not including commercial time, of course — but to produce that short amount of television, finalists, mentors, camerapeople and behind-the-scenes crew devote three whole days to filming a single show. Shooting often starts early in the morning and doesn't wrap until late inRead more