Bobby Flay and Damaris Phillips team up for ‘The Bobby and Damaris Show’

August 7, 2017

Bobby Flay and Damaris Phlliips
Bobby Flay (pictured at left) and Damaris Phillips (pictured at right) (Photos courtesy of Food Network)

The following is a press release from Food Network:

When Bobby Flay isn’t cooking in one of his restaurants, he is known for hosting some of the best weekend gatherings, cooking and feeding friends who may be visiting for few days or just stopping by to say hello.  This September, Bobby opens his home to viewers and, along with his friend Damaris Phillips, the two cook together and chat up a storm in the new series “The Bobby and Damaris Show,” premiering Sunday, September 3 at 12:30pm ET/PT on Food Network. The two met when Bobby hosted and Damaris won Food Network Star season nine, and neither are ever at a loss for words when talking about their passion for food, American and Southern classics, as well as great cocktails.  Bobby brings his chef sensibility, while Damaris is the self-proclaimed “food geek” and culinary instructor – and she’s not afraid to school her once-mentor and keep him current on the latest trends.  With episode themes from grilling and game day to a fall apple feast, this culinary duo is tops in talking food, testing quirky ideas and entertaining friends who stop by, including Ina Garten, Alex Guarnaschelli and Katie Lee.

“Bobby says he knew from the moment he met Damaris on Food Network Star that they were going to be friends – and their fun-filled banter and good-natured laughs are sure to entertain and even have viewers asking how they can score their own invitation,” said Courtney White, Senior Vice President, Programming, Scripps Networks Interactive. “Our audience will feel like they are spending a casual afternoon with friends, great food and conversation.”

The series kicks off with a grilling-themed episode, because nobody is more obsessed with grilling than Bobby and Damaris loves a food backyard bbq.  Before turning up the heat, Damaris mixes a cool Mango Bellini as the two share their secrets to great backyard entertaining.  Then they head to Bobby’s outdoor kitchen where he fires up the coals to make Mediterranean Grilled Chicken with Green Olive Salsa Verde and Grilled Potatoes with Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette, and Damaris wraps up with a sweet spin on grilling with her Grilled Citrus Icebox Pie.  Upcoming episode themes include comfort food, casseroles and game day.

Viewers can learn more about the hosts and get the featured recipes at FoodNetwork.com/BobbyandDamarisShow.  Join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #BobbyandDamarisShow.

Guy Fieri takes a cross-country culinary tour in ‘Guy’s Family Road Trip

July 17, 2017

Hunter, Guy, Lori and Ryder Fieri in " Guy's Family Road Trip" (Photo courtesy of Food Network)
Hunter, Guy, Lori and Ryder Fieri in ” Guy’s Family Road Trip” (Photo courtesy of Food Network)

The following is a press release from Food Network:

For years Guy Fieri has explored America, seeking out the best spots on “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” Now, he is sharing that experience with his family as they hit the road for the classic American tradition – a family road trip from sea to shining sea! In the series “Guy’s Family Road Trip,” Guy, his wife Lori, and his sons Hunter and Ryder load up their RV to hit the road on a vacation they will never forget. From rafting in the Grand Canyon to rolling down Route 66, and from creole cooking in New Orleans to pit stops stuffed with campfire feasts, this road trip is full of great food, iconic locations and big adventure! A sneak peek of the premiere episode airs Sunday, August 13th at 10pm ET/PT with the series then airing in its regular day and time beginning Friday August 18th at 9pm ET/PT.

“’Guy’s Family Road Trip’ has all the ingredients for the perfect vacation – family, food and fun. With Guy at the wheel, audiences know they can expect a delicious journey,” said Courtney White, SVP Programming, Scripps Networks Interactive. “This summer, with his family along for the ride, he’ll lead the way to some of the most mouthwatering meals and iconic locations across the country offering up action and adventure from coast to coast.”

“I’m excited to hit the open road for the ultimate RV trip,” said Guy Fieri. “With years of experience seeking out the country’s funkiest joints, I can’t wait to dig into America’s signature dishes and destinations with my family. The best part is that I get to bring the viewers along for the ride!”

The Fieris hit the highway for an American rite of passage: a family road trip from coast to coast. From quirky festivals and campfire cooking to national parks and roadside attractions, they will dig into America at its best. They’ll pit stop for great food and big adventure at iconic locations and encounter some crazy characters too. Along the way from their home in California to Florida’s soft-sand beaches, they will catch up with some familiar Triple-D chefs and meet some new faces whipping up unique eats. Adding more flavor to this trip, they will embark on local adventures including a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon, connecting with nature at a wildlife preserve in Flagstaff, Arizona, and rafting in the waters of the Colorado River. Plus, the fun continues with a visit to the Alamo, a special dinner for troops in San Antonio, a creole crawfish boil in New Orleans, fresh oysters in Alabama, and lots of RV-side campfire feasts.

First stop on the road trip is Lake Tahoe, where Guy and his family fuel up for a day of mountain biking with some decadent Belgian waffles. They also check out American ingenuity at the Hoover Dam, before heading to Guy’s restaurant in Nevada for traditional Mexican mole and homemade salsa. Next, things heat up in Flagstaff, Arizona at the local Chile Festival with spicy red and green chiles. But not to worry, because a big glass of mead brewed with local wildflower honey helps to cool things off before they hit the road for more!

Fans can see more photos of the Fieri family’s summer vacation at FoodNetwork.com/GuysFamilyRoadTrip and can get ideas for their own vacation. Plus, they can share their own trip highlights using #GuysFamilyRoadTrip.

 

Ina Garten debuts ‘Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro’

May 25,  2017

Ina Garten
Ina Garten (Photo courtesy of Food Network)

The following is a press release from Food Network:

Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, will launch a new show on Food Network on Sunday, May 28th at 11am ET/PT.   Each of the all-new eight episodes were shot on-location at Ina’s home in East Hampton, New York.  In Cook Like a Pro, Ina will help viewers bring their cooking to the next level, by sharing foolproof recipes and tips for delicious food made easy. Special guests include José Andrés on eggs, April Bloomfield on weeknight dinners, Mario Batali on pasta, and Yotam Ottolenghi on roasting vegetables.

“I’m so excited about the show, and I’m looking forward to sharing the many things I’ve learned professionally that will help you cook at home with confidence,” said Garten. “It’s going to be lots of fun!”

Episodes include (all times ET/PT):

Premiering Sunday, May 28 at 11am 

“Cook Like a Pro: Chicken”

It’s all about chicken as Ina shares her kitchen tips and professional strategies for Roasted Chicken with Radishes, from trussing the bird to carving it. Then, there’s a delicious twist on a classic with Chicken and Spinach Waldorf Salad, featuring juicy roasted chicken breasts. Finally, the volume is turned right up on Truffled Chicken Liver Mousse.

Premiering Sunday, June 4 at 11am

“Cook Like a Pro: Weeknight Dinners”

Ina’s got weeknight dinners covered, pro-style! There are Roasted Salmon Tacos with Avocado Salsa and a super quick slaw, then Cider Roasted Pork Tenderloin. Garlic and Herb Roasted Shrimp are a one-pan wonder, then chef April Bloomfield reveals her go-to, off-duty weeknight dinner: an Oven-Baked Three Cheese Sandwich. Finally, Ina makes five-minute Lemon Capellini.

Premiering Sunday, June 11th at 11am

“Cook Like a Pro: Pasta”

Ina is tackling pasta like a pro, first in Crusty Baked Shells and Cauliflower, then in a classic Italian soup,16 Bean Pasta e Fagioli. She makes a delicious lemony salad of Herbed Orzo with Feta and special guest Mario Batali shares his top three pasta tips. Finally, Rigatoni with Sausage and Fennel takes all-in-one pasta meals to a whole new level.

Premiering Sunday, June 18 at 11am

“Cook Like a Pro: Fearless Food”

Ina is tackling daunting dishes with easy techniques, from a perfectly risen Soufflé a L’Orange to overcoming pastry fears with her totally professional-looking Anna’s Tomato Tart. Super chef José Andrés has an amazing trick for separating eggs, then there’s foolproof caramel for irresistible Caramel Salted Nuts.

Premiering Sunday, June 25 at 11am

“Cook Like a Pro: Eggs”

It’s eggs all the way in an incredible master class, featuring them both soft boiled and in the dressing of a fantastic Caesar Salad with Blue Cheese and Bacon. Egg whites are whipped to perfection for a Pavlova Fruit Tart, then there’s foolproof Truffled Scrambled Eggs. She makes Eggs Benedict with an Easy Hollandaise Sauce just like a pro, and super chef José Andrés reveals the secret of his perfectly fried eggs.

Premiering Sunday, July 2 at 11am

“Cook Like a Pro: Make-Ahead Desserts”

Ina’s cutting straight to sweet with delicious make-ahead and very professional fruit desserts. There’s a twist on a classic with Apple Pie Bars, then pure comfort meets wow factor in Chocolate Banana Cream Pie. Easy and elegant Stewed Rhubarb and Red Berries make a perfect summer dessert, with ideas for amping things up with fruit liqueurs. Finally, there’s a Sparkling Grapefruit Granita with Pink Fizz that’s guaranteed to impress.

Premiering Sunday, July 9 at 11am

“Cook Like a Pro: Chocolate”

Ina shares professional tips for chocolate, starting with an off-the-scale delicious Chocolate Ganache Cake, complete with a chevron frosting tutorial. Then Chocolate Creme Brulee is taken to dazzling new dessert heights and Ina shows her tricks to tempering chocolate for Peanut Rocky Road Bark. Beyond-decadent Frozen Hot Chocolate completes the line-up.

Premiering Sunday, July 16 at 11am

“Cook Like a Pro: Roasted Vegetables”

Ina, the queen of roasted vegetables, spills the beans on how to roast like a pro, starting with Butternut Squash Hummus. Then, British-based restaurateur and chef Yotam Ottolenghi gives the lowdown on picture-perfect Roasted Baby Vegetables with Sumac and Yogurt. Next, two delectable Spanish recipes: Roasted Vegetable Paella and chef Jose Andres Roasted Escalavida Catalana. Finally, Ina makes Roast Potato and Fennel Soup and her ultimate side dish: Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower.

Gordon Ramsay brings ‘The F Word’ to the U.S.

May 4, 2017

"The F Word With Gordon Ramsay"
“The F Word With Gordon Ramsay” (Photo courtesy of Fox)

The following is a show summary from Fox:

“The F Word With Gordon  Ramsay”

(Wednesdays, 9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed; beginning May 31)

The “F” stands for food!

“The F Word With Gordon Ramsay” is a bold new show from the award-winning chef and series host. Based on his hit U.K. series of the same name, each distinctive and fast-paced hour will combine good food and good cooking with Ramsay’s passion, energy and humor into a one-of-a-kind LIVE series.

On  “The F Word With Gordon Ramsay,” foodie families and friends from across the U.S. will battle it out in an intense, high-stakes cook-off. In addition to impressing Ramsay, each team must win over the hearts and taste buds of the diners, celebrities and VIP guests whom they’re serving. The winning team in each episode will join the leader board and the Top Two teams will have the chance to compete for a cash prize in the season finale.

Throughout each hour-long episode, Ramsay chats with surprise guests and VIPs in the dining room, shows viewers and competitors his skills with stylized cooking demos and appears weekly in unique field segments with fans, foodies and culinary experts.

“The F Word” is produced by Studio Ramsay and All3 America. The series is executive-produced by Gordon Ramsay, Greg Lipstone, Layla Smith, Chris Brogden and David Friedman.

“The F Word” Contest

Enter to win a chance to meet Gordon Ramsay and sit at the VIP table on a live episode of “The F Word With Gordon Ramsay.” Enter to win for as little as $10 at Omaze.com/Gordon. Proceeds benefit the Gordon and Tana Ramsay Foundation.

Omaze is an online fundraising platform that makes giving fun and easy by offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences and exclusive merchandise in support of critical causes. Our campaigns connect influencers, nonprofits and donors to create lasting impact, and have raised funds and awareness for more than 200 charities with donations from over 175 countries.

The Gordon and Tana Ramsay Foundation, a fund within the Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity, will raise funds to help seriously ill children receive the specialist care that they deserve. Their generous support will help the thousands of children and their families who come to Great Ormond Street Hospital each year have access to pioneering new treatments and cutting-edge medical equipment. Together, we are also investing in the redevelopment of the hospital to provide state-of-the-art facilities to match the hospital’s world-class care.

Food Network announces three Giada De Laurentiis shows on tap for 2017

May 4, 2017

The following is a press release from Food Network:

Giada De Laurentiis
Giada De Laurentiis (Photo courtesy of Food Network)

Food Network announced it has ordered 26 half-hour episodes of all-new entertaining and instructional “In the Kitchen” programming featuring host Giada De Laurentiis.   On the menu, new seasons of “Giada Entertains” and “Giada’s Holiday Handbook,” as well as the all-new “Giada’s Summer Entertaining” (working title).  Pre-production is currently underway with production slated to start this summer and the first premieres targeted to roll out in Q4.

“Giada De Laurentiis is an expert in her field and a much sought-after guide for home cooks looking for help for their own gatherings,” said Allison Page, General Manager, U.S. Programming and Development, Scripps Networks Interactive.  “With new episodes on the way, our viewers can continue to count on inspirational recipes and entertaining ideas from season to season to help elevate their own celebrations and get-togethers all year-round.”

“Continuing to create content with both my Linguine Pictures and Food Network family, while getting to share recipes and tips that are close to my heart with our audience, truly inspires me,” said De Laurentiis.  “I am honored and excited to be able to do what I love.”

Giada de Laurentiis wrote the book on holiday entertaining, and with “Giada’s Holiday Handbook” she shares tips and tricks to pull off a holiday season’s worth of parties.  In “Giada Entertains,” whether it’s a casual game night with girlfriends, a fun family get-together, or a party in the kitchen, Giada shows how to make it an extra-special event for family and friends.  With the forthcoming, all-new “Giada’s Summer Entertaining” (working title), Giada offers up tips and seasonal recipes for all types of warm-weather gatherings with expert advice for everything from the grill to the guests.

“Giada Entertains,” “Giada’s Holiday Handbook” and “Giada’s Summer Entertaining” (working title) are produced by Linguine Pictures.

Jeff Dunham and wife Audrey star in ‘Incredible Edibles With the Dunhams’

May 1, 2017

Jeff and Audrey Dunham
Jeff and Audrey Dunham (Photo courtesy of Food Network)

Comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham and his food-blogging wife Audrey Dunham are hitting the highway on a culinary road trip of a lifetime, discovering the most delicious and unbelievable dishes across the country on the new series “Incredible Edible America with the Dunhams,” premiering on Monday, June 5 at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network. The husband and wife duo have decided to take advantage of Jeff’s touring schedule, and when the comic is not on stage, will be turning their time on the road into an unforgettable food adventure, as they discover some of America’s most mouthwatering meals and meet the mastermind chefs that create them.

“Jeff Dunham’s signature sharp wit combined with Audrey Dunham’s culinary knowledge adds even more flavor to the series, making them the perfect pair to take viewers on this uniquely entertaining food tour as they uncover the most incredible and undeniably delicious dishes,” said Courtney White, SVP Programming, Scripps Networks Interactive.

“For almost a decade now, Audrey and I have been on the road together, and in every city we visited for one of my shows, we would try to find a well-known and locally loved restaurant that had something on the menu which was incredibly memorable for whatever reason,” stated Jeff Dunham.  “Well now we get to share that fun, and give viewers a taste of some outrageous and crazily great fare from our tried and trusted favorite spots on the road, along with some delicious stuff that folks won’t BELIEVE!”

Throughout each of the six half-hour episodes, the couple takes viewers on a culinary adventure visiting restaurants and sweet shops in Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. Along the way they are joined by some of Jeff’s most-loved characters while enjoying some over-the-top edible creations. Whether it is a yard-long sandwich stuffed with everything you can imagine including cheeseburger patties, Philly cheese steak, mozzarella sticks and more (yes, all in one sandwich), or deep-fried tater tots smothered with just about everything in the kitchen, or homemade soft serve ice cream on top of a sugar-coated doughnut cone, the Dunhams learn how local chefs are pushing the limits of culinary creativity to make the most taste bud-tantalizing food.

Fans can follow the Dunhams’ culinary journey and find out where you can taste their fascinating food finds at FoodNetwork.com/IncredibleEdibleAmerica. Online fans can share their favorite restaurant recommendations using #IncredibleEdibleAmerica.

Comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham is one of the world’s most inventive entertainers. After graduating from Baylor University, he moved to Los Angeles and soon became a sensation on the national comedy club circuit, as well as a frequent guest comic on “The Tonight Show.” Throughout the years, Dunham has had several record-breaking, self-produced specials on Comedy Central. In 2010, his limited series “The Jeff Dunham” Show premiered on the network and later that year he published an autobiography entitled “All By My Selves: Walter, Peanut, Achmed and Me,” which became a New York Times Best Seller. Dunham has also made many cameo appearances across television and film, from the Emmy Award-winning comedy series “30 Rock,” to “Dinner for Schmucks,” starring Steve Carrell and Paul Rudd. Most recently, Jeff starred in a primetime NBC comedy special “Jeff Dunham: Unhinged in Hollywood,” chronicling two sold-out nights at Los Angeles’ historic Dolby Theatre. He continues to sell out venues for his “Perfectly Unbalanced” tour, and has earned a spot in the Guinness World Records for “Most Tickets Sold for a Stand-up Comedy Tour.”

Audrey Dunham is a genuine food lover with a background in nutrition, who spreads the word about cooking delicious food for family and friends in her lifestyle blog, AudreyDunham.com. She loves cooking with fresh and colorful seasonal ingredients, while making sure dessert always has a spot at the kitchen table. Wife to one of the most successful standup comedians of all time, Jeff Dunham, Audrey finds joy in putting cheer into food by whipping up simple yet delicious meals, plus indulgent treats for her toddler twin boys and her three stepdaughters. Audrey’s passion is in sharing manageable lifestyle tips and tasty recipes that anyone can feel good about making for the ones they love.

Sur La Table partners with FYI for ‘Scraps,’ with Katie Couric as executive producer

April 18, 2017

Joel Gamoran in "Scraps"
Joel Gamoran in “Scraps” (Photo courtesy of FYI)

The following is a press release from FYI:

FYI is partnering with Sur La Table to produce the new culinary series “Scraps,” where national Sur La Table Chef Joel Gamoran travels across the U.S. creating incredible feasts in unexpected places, using the most out-of-the-box ingredients—food waste and scraps. KitchenAid® appliances will be integrated throughout the series. Award-winning journalist Katie Couric will serve as an executive producer of the ten half-hour episodes slated to premiere beginning Sunday, May 21 at 10:30 p.m. ET on FYI.

“Food waste is such a huge problem in this country and more and more people want to do something about it,” said Couric. “I’m so excited for Chef Joel Gamoran to introduce viewers to wonderful places and delicious recipes using ingredients we never imagined could taste so good. Joel’s energy and enthusiasm are infectious.”

Each episode of “Scraps” will follow Chef Joel Gamoran to a new city where he partners with food waste champions to celebrate the local cuisine and create a delicious meal with food items many consider to be waste, like banana peels, shrimp shells, chicken bones and carrot stems. The pressure will be on as Joel will have less than a day to source ingredients, build a full menu and create a meal for an outdoor dinner party. From roadside foraging, to chocolate roasting, to oyster hunting—viewers will follow Joel on a one-of-a-kind food sourcing adventure in his refurbished 1963 Volkswagen bus, which doubles as his mobile kitchen. The new KitchenAid Artisan Mini Mixer, Stand Mixer attachments and high-performance Pro Line Series Blender will be used in the series to make everything from fresh pasta to veggie noodles and more.

FYI and Sur La Table will also partner to offer ten online cooking classes, giving viewers the opportunity to learn more in depth techniques and incorporate scraps in their cooking. The cooking classes will be available for purchase on Sur La Table’s website after each episode of “Scraps” airs. Additionally, a sweepstakes will offer viewers the chance to win KitchenAid products and Sur La Table cooking classes.

“FYI is thrilled to partner with Sur La Table on this aspirational culinary series, paired with an interactive digital cooking class,” said Peter Olsen, Executive Vice President Ad Sales, A+E Networks. “We strive to be a step ahead in the lifestyle space, while offering potential partners innovative opportunities to integrate with our brand, and ‘Scraps’ is no exception.”

“As a chef, I have dedicated my life to making the kitchen more approachable for everyone and ‘Scraps’ is a cooking movement that will genuinely open doors for home cooks to view ingredients differently,” says Chef Joel Gamoran. “Ugly produce and what once was thought of as cooking waste will now be seen as edible and useful – saving money and resources. Imperfect is the new perfect!”

“The movement to reduce food waste inspired ‘Scraps’ unique format and style, and allowed us to bring these partners together,” says Timothy Whitney, Head of Development at RAIN, one of the show’s production partners. “We celebrate something that is hiding in plain sight—that broccoli stem tastes even better than the florets, that you can make ice cream from bruised bananas, that your stale bread has a second life—in a way that engages an active, digitally-oriented audience.”

 

Scripps Networks to Launch Food Network in Italy

April 6, 2017

Giada De Laurentiis (Photo courtesy of Scripps Networks)
Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis (Photo courtesy of Scripps Networks)

The following is a press release from Scripps Networks:

Scripps Networks Interactive, the leading global developer of engaging lifestyle content, announced today the launch of Food Network in Italy. The leading global culinary lifestyle channel will launch on May 8 on free-to-air LCN 33. Food Network is the first dedicated multi-platform food entertainment channel to launch in Italy.

“The launch of Food Network in Italy, a key growth market for Scripps Networks Interactive, represents a significant milestone in the global expansion of this brand,” said Phillip Luff, managing director of UK & EMEA for Scripps Networks Interactive. “Italy offers a rich and dynamic culture, where food is in people’s DNA, and Food Network’s unique and entertaining programming will engage the many millions of Italians who celebrate food.”

Food Network is a unique lifestyle channel that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The channel strives to be viewers’ best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring, empowering and entertaining through its talent and expertise.

Food Network will offer a mix of local original productions and flagship international shows across genres including culinary entertainment, competitions series and in the kitchen cooking techniques. In addition to original local commissions, which will be produced in Italian, all programming will be dubbed in Italian.

To accompany the on-air offering, Food Network will launch a localized website featuring tested recipe collections, tips and food hacks, in addition to a social media presence on Facebook and Instagram to showcase exclusive clips and behind-the-scenes content.

Scripps Networks has appointed Viacom International Media Networks Pubblicita’ & Brand Solutions to represent Food Network’s advertising sales efforts for both linear and digital properties.

Scripps Networks Interactive first entered the Italian market with the launch of Fine Living on DTT in 2014. Fine Living focuses on lifestyle programming that offers an inspiring mix of modern living, style and design entertainment from around the world, seen through a local lens. In 2016, the channel has witnessed its greatest performance growth with a 33 percent ratings increase and 36 percent increase in total TV share.

Food Network launched in 1993 in the United States and is today a top 10 cable network. Food Network is now available in more than 160 million households across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Food Network and Cooking Channel announce new shows for 2017

March 22, 2017

Giada De Laurentiis (Photo courtesy of Food Network)
Giada De Laurentiis (Photo courtesy of Food Network)

The following is a press release from Scripps Networks:

With year-to-date ratings gains, Food Network and Cooking Channel up the ante in 2017 and together will introduce nearly 50 new series and specials along with 40 returning favorites, as presented during Scripps Networks Interactive’s upfront tour. Additionally, FoodNetwork.com and CookingChannelTV.com continue to lead the way as the ultimate resource for all things culinary and entertaining, engaging fans across every major social media platform, broadcasting live from a breadth of locations and events, and offering special access audiences can’t seem to get enough of.

“With Food Network reigning as the #1 most distributed cable network, Cooking Channel notching 11 straight months of growth as well as our digital platforms engaging with 330 million visitors monthly, our core strategy remains hyper-focused on delivering the quality content audiences seek out,” said Kathleen Finch, Chief Programming, Content and Brand Officer, Scripps Networks Interactive. “Entertaining and informative stories, beloved and trusted experts and personalities, plus fresh new faces, all contribute and reinforce the leadership position these brands have long been known for.”

Food Network’s2017 slate includes the much-anticipated Iron Chef Gauntlet, hosted by the inimitable Alton Brown and with the fiercest of opponents, Iron Chefs Bobby Flay, Masaharu Morimoto and Michael SymonGuy Fieri’s upcoming docu-series Guy’s Big Project (wt) slated for Q4, will offer fans and foodies alike a shot to have their dream show made into reality.  Additional NEW projects include – a delicious adventure with digital star Hannah Hart in Hungry Hart (wt), Help My Yelp hosted by Monti Carlo as well as a road trip full of humor and delicious food in Incredible Edible America (wt).

Cooking Channel dishes out the all-new culinary competition Farmer’s Market Flip hosted by Jeff Mahin, an exploration of delicious and colossal fare in Monster Food as well as Late Night Eats, an excursion of sweet and savory snacks and liquid libations being served up after dark across the country.

FOOD NETWORK EVENT PROGRAMMING
Iron Chef Gauntlet
Series Premieres Sunday, April 16 at 9pm ET/PT
Alton Brown hosts this daunting competition featuring seven daring, up-and-coming chefs vying for the chance to outcook their fellow finalists and run the gauntlet against the fiercest of competitors, Bobby Flay, Masaharu Morimoto and Michael Symon, for the ultimate title of Iron Chef.

Leading into Iron Chef Gauntlet at 8pm ET/PT, the one hour special, The Legend of Iron Chef will take a look at the history of the storied franchise and some of the big moments leading up to the new series launch.  Plus, at 10pm ET/PT, Iron Chef Eats, an on-air companion, features stars from the world of Iron Chef who share where they chow down on their days off from the kitchen. From the best pizza to great burgers and fried chicken galore, Iron Chef Eats will be a celebration of all the delicious and phenomenal foods that the best in the business crave. Online, fans can check out exclusive digital series, Iron Chef Mode, for culinary inspiration, along with tips and tricks that home cooks can use in their own kitchens.

Food Network Star 
Season Premieres in June
The anticipated return of Food Network Star showcases an all-new roster of talented hopefuls competing for the ultimate prize, to become the next Food Network star. Culinary superstars Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay are back to host with a star-studded cast of guests joining the action in and out of the studio throughout the season.

Adding to the suspense, Food Network Star: Comeback Kitchen returns in May, as seven former Food Network Star finalists return to the kitchen to vie for a coveted spot in the new season of the hit series. Hosted by Valerie Bertinelli and Tyler Florence, these contestants are looking for a shot at redemption and the chance to be back in the spotlight.  Plus, don’t miss digital companion series, Food Network Star: Star Salvation, premiering in June, in which one ousted finalist will rejoin the Food Network Star competition on-air, but only if he or she can survive and win a six-week journey on this special digital series hosted by Alex Guarnaschelli and Jeff Mauro. 

Guy’s Big Project (wt)
Series Premieres in Q4
Guy Fieri is hitting the road and inviting fans to follow along as he sets out to find his next big project for the network in Guy’s Big Project (wt). Guy has traveled near and far to the very best diners, drive-ins and dives, meeting the dynamic folks dishing out extraordinary meals in a variety of flavors.  Now Guy is looking for the next great culinary road show and host, giving one lucky winner the opportunity to have their dream become a reality.  The new docu-series will capture the entire journey as Guy produces and directs the action, narrowing down the playing field of aspiring food experts looking to host and shape their very own food-focused travel show – he’ll test their mettle, culinary know-how and overall ability from location to location until the ultimate victor is left standing with a brand new show. Don’t miss every twist and turn of this exciting journey! The series will be accompanied by a rich complement of digital content online and across social platforms enhancing and extending the on-air viewing experience.

Additional Food Network programming highlights:
Help My Yelp
Series Premieres Monday, April 10 at 10pm ET/PT
The customer is always right, especially in today’s fast-paced restaurant business where online reviews can make or break a business with a click of the mouse. But what if those reviewers are the same people who can help save a business and its reputation? Chef and restaurant consultant Monti Carlo is on a mission to help struggling restaurants fix their food and service issues by enlisting elite Yelp reviewers. After they help to identify problems typical customers have, she executes solutions that will put these restaurants in distress on the path to five-star success.

Ginormous Food
Season Premieres Friday, April 28 at 8pm ET/PT
Food fanatic Josh Denny is on a quest to find the biggest and tastiest foods in America. From a five-foot pizza to an eight-pound barbecue sandwich to a burrito too big to wrap his arms around, Josh meets the passionate people who come up with these insane dishes, finds out what makes them so enormous and delicious, and sinks his teeth into these culinary monsters.

Kids BBQ Championship
Season Premieres Monday, May 1
Move over mom and dad, the barbecue now belongs to a new generation of creative and innovative grillers, and they’re all under 13 years old! Each week, four different kids will enter the BBQ ranch and after two grueling rounds of competition, hosts Eddie Jackson and Damaris Phillips will crown a champion of barbecue and award a $10,000 cash prize.

Incredible Edible America (wt)
Series Premieres in June
Comedian Jeff Dunham and his wife Audrey are going on a food tour of the United States seeking America’s most unbelievable incredible eats. Having traveled the country for many years discovering new and fantastic culinary creations each time, Jeff and Audrey love to explore what Americans have learned to do with food. Now, they are getting to the bottom of why each chef or restaurateur does what he or she does. It’s not only about super fun and irresistible eats, but also about the masterminds behind the ridiculously inventive food Jeff and Audrey experience.

Hungry Hart (wt)
Series Premieres in August
YouTube sensation Hannah Hart has spent the last five years sharing her passion for food – and love for puns – with millions. Now she’s setting out to travel this great land of ours to discover America’s love affair with the regional favorites that consume them, from sea to shining sea.  She’ll learn the many ways that Portland loves its lobster, Sante Fe cherishes its chiles, and Asheville takes its dishes – Southern-fried, thank you very much.  This hungry Hart is on the look-out for the country’s most incredible foods, and the awesome people who make them.
Kid Chef Nation (wt)
Series Premieres in Q3
Meet America’s most extraordinarily-talented and food-obsessed kid chefs. These young chefs spend every waking moment perfecting their skills and their passion, in hopes of taking home the top prize as they compete in festivals across the nation. Now, a lucky group of young BBQ masters have a once in a lifetime opportunity to show their stuff at the first-ever Kids Grilling Invitational at the World Food Championships.

Ms. Polly’s Cakes
Series Premieres in Q3
Ms. Polly is the resident cake master of Savannah and its unofficial mayor! She’s been baking for more than 18 years, and her patrons travel far and wide for her custom cakes. Helping her run the bakery’s two locations are her four kids, who she calls “the Giants.” Together, they create amazing cakes and keep Savannah’s sweet tooth satisfied!

Texas Cake House
Season Premieres in Q3
Follow along as married couple, Natalie and Dave Sideserf, owners of Sideserf Cake Studio, create remarkable, hyper-realistic cakes for their Austin, Texas clientele. With a fine arts background, Natalie has made a name for herself with her award-winning, intricate, extraordinarily detailed and textured cake sculptures that push the boundaries of cake design. With business booming, her husband has quit his day job in software development to help manage the operation that specializes in outside-the-box cake designs. This young couple is going all in to create incredible works of edible art, and viewers will get an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at their magical creations and what it takes to run a top-tier business with a spouse.

Also coming later this year, Guy’s Family Road Trip (wt) featuring Guy Fieri and his family heading out in a monster RV in search of great food, big adventure, iconic locations and crazy characters. Halloween Wars: Hayride of Horror, takes the competition out of the kitchen and all the way out into the pumpkin patch for the spookiest hayride and scariest competition yet with host Harley Morenstein and judges, renowned pastry chef Zac Young and special effects make-up artist Bianca Appice. Chopped: Alton’s Challenge (wt) has Alton Brown taking over the Chopped Kitchen and the baskets! In this epic, five-part tournament, the food science mastermind will put 16 bold chefs to the test, with puzzling challenges that tap into the science of cooking and the physics of food!

Plus, don’t miss NEW episodes of fan-favorites including Bakers vs. Fakers, Beat Bobby Flay, Chopped, Chopped Junior, Cooks vs. Cons, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, The Great Food Truck Race, Guy’s Grocery Games and Worst Cooks in America as well as more seasonal Baking Championships. There will also be plenty of new ‘In The Kitchen’ instructional programming with premiere episodes of Ayesha’s Home Kitchen, Barefoot Contessa, Giada in Italy, The Kitchen, Kitchen Sink, The Pioneer Woman, Trisha’s Southern Kitchen and Valerie’s Home Cooking.

COOKING CHANNEL PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS
Farmers’ Market Flip
Series Premieres Thursday, April 20th at 10pm ET / 7pm PT
Jeff Mahin hosts this action-packed cooking competition that puts two teams of chefs’ culinary skills to the ultimate test, as they face off to see who can produce the most crowd-pleasing dishes over one lightning-fast day! First, it’s the Flavor of the Market challenge – the teams must create a dish that highlights a vendor’s star ingredient. Then, the teams get only 20 minutes to race through the farmers’ market to buy ultra-fresh ingredients. They’ll set up shop in the Farmers’ Market Flip pop-up kitchen, where they’ll have one hour to prepare gourmet delights that will be sampled and judged by hungry customers at the market. When time’s up, the team that wins over the most palates will take the prize – and earn some serious culinary cred!

Monster Food
Series Premieres in Q3
New series Monster Food explores how the world’s most colossal, jaw-dropping dishes are cooked up, revealing the mind-blowing logistics of how they are created. From flipping quarter-ton hamburgers to dunking tire-sized donuts, find out the extraordinary culinary secrets behind the world’s biggest mega meals. Go behind the scenes at the restaurants that serve up these titanic treats and meet the characters who put these gigantic dishes on their menus and the diners who share their passion for eating these extraordinary creations.

Late Night Eats
Series Premieres in Q3
Late Night Eats visits amazing chefs across America who are ruling the late night food scene. From dishes that only appear on menus after dark, to destinations that cater to the late night crowd, our host, Jordan Andino, will uncover the delicious secrets, savory snacks, and liquid libations that will make anyone want to stay out just a little bit later.

Also returning with NEW seasons this year on Cooking Channel, Cheap Eats with host Ali Khan featuring the best bargain bites, Food: Fact or Fiction? with host Michael McKean exploring popular food myths, delicious new recipes and exciting new guests in Patti LaBelle’s Place, and invites to dine with the stars from both Tiffani Thiessen and Tia Mowry.  More excitement awaits on the midways and fairgrounds as host Noah Cappe seeks out delectable Carnival Eats and suit up for sun, sand and Beach Bites with Katie Lee.  Also on the menu, a chance to get back to the basics and fire up the grill as Roger Mooking returns with a new season of Man Fire Food and pitmaster Shannon Ambrosio hits the road for a new season of Big Bad BBQ Brawl.

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Busy Moms’ Kitchen (wt)
Welcome to the Busy Moms’ Kitchen, where chaos is calmed and plans and last-minute meals meet. Hosts like Bev Weidner of Bev Can Cook and other moms from the front lines of cooking for families share time-saving hacks and easy tasty meals that’ll keep mom happy and the kids smiling.

Food Network Finds (wt)
Fans with a youthful approach to food want to know what’s cool and what’s hot. This editor-curated experience of recipes, tips, hacks, and newsletter will include video from fresh faces, influencers and content creators who stretch Food Network into timely topics and trends. Think ‘what to cook’ meets ‘where to go’: If you’re on the road our restaurant guide is brimming with the sites and bites to visit as tasted by our Food Network talent, our editors and now, you! On our social platforms, you’ll find a new social extension, #FNFinds: We’re on the hunt for the most-exciting culinary creations at restaurants, bakeries and other food destinations. From new food inventions to age-old classics, we secure our fans an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look into how things are made and where they should go next around the country and — soon — around the globe.

Global Flavors (wt)
Spin the globe and find a new way to eat. Based on research showing that our younger fans prefer internationally inspired comfort food to traditional American fare, we’re creating a world of flavor on FoodNetwork.com and its social platforms. Look for videos with Son of a Southern Chef Lazarus Lynch, sharing his spin on comfort combined with international flare. Plus, find shortcut and authentic recipes from dozens of countries, the best places to get favorites like dumplings, arepas, dosas and lumpia, and lots of how-to videos.

How to Win Summer
Our hit digital series is back with fresh, cool ways to up your party game. In How to Win Summer, make breezy weekdays and fun-filled weekends the best yet with easy-to-do, over-the-top party ideas and hacks, like a big-batch shrimp boil in a cooler, pull-apart rainbow fish cupcakes and a boozy watermelon keg.

#InspiredBy (wt)
Get an extra taste of the culinary creativity seen on your favorite Food Network shows as we have fun with the challenges in our kitchen. From a ginormous breakfast sandwich using an emu egg to a tie-dye cheesecake, we bring fun food creations to our audience inspired by our shows.

Kids Can Make
There’s never too many cooks in the kitchen when kids get together with Mom or Dad and try their hand at building a junior-focused repertoire. This social forward video series will showcase the best recipes for every age and skill level, resulting in delicious, fun, shareable foods the whole family will love.

The Musts of Every Season (wt)
FoodNetwork.com and its social platforms are THE go-to for top-notch, no-fuss eats all year. From January’s fresh start to the big game and comfort food in winter, to light, lively ideas for Easter and Mother’s Day in Spring, our how-to videos, tips and tricks carry you through and to every week’s best picks for what you want to eat right then. Summer brings grilling and barbecue, with cocktails, mocktails, parties and picnics to bring joy to bright times. Back to school, Halloween and tailgating—plus all the apple recipes and busy-fall-weekend solvers you can imagine—fill the table for fall. We round out the year with every home cook’s handbook for the holidays: tried, true, trusted traditions and on-trend ingredients, twists and sweet spins from Thanksgiving to holiday cocktail parties and cookie swaps to New Year’s toasts. All year long, we celebrate great taste, irresistible recipes and foods that make every delicious moment matter.

Sweet Side of Life (wt)
Join YouTube star Raiza Costa, aka Dulce Delight, as she gives her sweet take on homemade sprinkles and DIY ice cream cones and join in the fun by making her inspired treats like Chocolate Tart from Another Planet and Apple Rose Tartlets.

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Cooking It Old School
Discover treasured family recipes and stories in this video series starring “mature” home chefs cooking authentic meals with skills from the old country and timeless wit as a sous chef.

The Snackdown
Is cereal soup? Are green beans finger food? Is spaghetti a salad? Not every foodie needs to have food-snob seriousness. Watch our whimsical animated debates voiced by The Sporkful’s Dan Pashman, and get in on the most fun food fight in town.

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