Hope everybody is enjoying the holidays! Here are some of the highlights of the Food Network programming scheduled to air on the channel in January:
Press release with episode descriptions and air dates is below:
(h/t From Val's Kitchen)
- A Guy's Grocery Games tournament featuring 16 chefs from Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives starting on Sunday, January 3rd.
- A new season(the 8th) of Worst Cooks in America starting on Sunday, January 3rd where it will be Anne Burrell vs. Tyler Florence again.
- A Kids Baking Championship starting on Monday, January 4th.
- A new season of Cake Wars starting on Monday, January 11th.
- A new season of Michael Symon's Burgers, Brew & ‘Que premiering Friday, January 15th at 10:30pm.
- New primetime episodes of American Diner Revival, Beat Bobby Flay, Chopped, Chopped Junior, Cutthroat Kitchen, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Guilty Pleasures, Mystery Diners and Top 5 Restaurants
- Giada has a new daytime series called Giada Entertains, which begins on Sunday, January 3rd.
- New daytime episodes of Trisha's Southern Kitche, Brunch @ Bobby’s, Guy’s Big Bite, The Kitchen, The Pioneer Woman, Southern at Heart and Valerie’s Home Cooking
Press release with episode descriptions and air dates is below:
DIVE INTO THE NEW YEAR WITH THE PREMIERE OF GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES TOURNAMENT AND NEW SEASONS OF KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP AND WORST COOKS IN AMERICA
Plus, Don’t Miss New Seasons of Burgers, Brew & ‘Que and Cake Wars
FoodNetwork.com celebrates a new year with recipes and tips for healthy cooking every day
NEW YORK – December 4, 2015 – Food Network starts the New Year off right with all-new tournaments, new series and new season premieres! Guy Fieri rolls into 2016 with the ultimate mash-up when chefs from Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives take over Flavortown for the chance to earn a shopping spree worth up to $20,000, plus a shot at doubling their winnings when the final four compete in the grand finale in Guy’s Grocery Games: Diners, Drive-ins and Drives Tournament premiering Sunday, January 3rd at 8pm. Then, Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence meet the new recruits they are charged with transforming from kitchen zeroes to kitchen heroes in a new season of Worst Cooks in America on Sunday, January 3rd at 9pm. Mini-bakers then take over the kitchen in the season premiere of Kids Baking Championship on Monday, January 4th at 8pm, with ten kid bakers being led by hosts Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman through a series of tasty challenges for a shot at the sweet grand prize of $25,000 and the chance to become the Kids Baking Champion! The flour continues to fly with the season premiere of Cake Wars on Monday, January 11th at 9pm! Hosted by Jonathan Bennett, four expert bakers battle it out to see whose mind-blowing cake creation will impress judges Ron Ben-Israel, Waylynn Lucas and a special guest, and earn their cake a starring role at a big soiree and the $10,000 prize. Next up, host Michael Symon returns for a finger-licking delicious journey to find the best American classics in the nation in a new season of Burgers, Brew & ‘Que premiering Friday, January 15th at 10:30pm. Also on the primetime menu are premieres of American Diner Revival, Beat Bobby Flay, Chopped, Chopped Junior, Cutthroat Kitchen, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Guilty Pleasures, Mystery Diners and Top 5 Restaurants. The daytime lineup shines in the New Year with a new season of Trisha’s Southern Kitchen with host Trisha Yearwood premiering Saturday, January 2nd at 10:30am, and Giada De Laurentiis shares her hostess tips and recipes for perfect parties in new series Giada Entertains, premiering Sunday, January 3rd at 11am. The daytime lineup also offers premieres of Brunch @ Bobby’s, Guy’s Big Bites, The Kitchen, The Pioneer Woman, Southern at Heart and Valerie’s Home Cooking. FoodNetwork.com rings in the New Year with hundreds of healthy recipes and tips from Food Network chefs and the Food Network Kitchen, plus guides for winter entertaining and comfort food dishes to warm up the season! Join the Food Network conversation on Facebook and Twitter.
PRIMETIME PREMIERE EPISODES
American Diner Revival
Premiering Friday, January 1st at 9pm -“Last Luncheonette Standing”
Johny’s Luncheonette in New York City is a hole in the wall that needs a whole new attitude! The neighborhood has changed, bringing high-end competitors that have taken away business, but renovating a diner in Manhattan has its challenges. With limited space and time constraints, can chef Amanda Freitag and renovation expert Ty Pennington turn Johny’s into a foodie destination with an old-school look and new-school flavor?
Online, find before-and-after transformations, find recipes from the diners and find exclusive interviews with the hosts. Join the revival with #DinerRevival.
Beat Bobby Flay
Premiering Thursday, January 7th at 10pm -“Rules are Meant to be Broken”
Chopped host Ted Allen and comedian Margaret Cho do not play by the rules when it comes to taking down Bobby Flay. To do their dirty work, they bring in renegade chefs Diane DiMeo and Ian Russo to put culinary golden boy Bobby in his place.
Premiering Thursday, January 14th at 10pm -“Live from the Food Carpet”
Ring the bell because television personality Ross Mathews and Food Network star Rachael Ray are in the house and are holding nothing back as they aim to get Bobby Flay beat! They leave nothing to chance with one of Washington’s favorite chefs, K.N. Vinod, and owner of eight restaurants, chef Gavin Fine.
Premiering Thursday, January 21st at 10pm -“Strike While the Iron’s Hot”
New York chefs Amanda Freitag and Geoffrey Zakarian step into the arena with one goal in mind: Beat Bobby Flay! Globetrotter chef Tim Freeman takes on Boston native Chef Nookie Postal for the chance to take down the original Iron Chef.
Premiering Thursday, January 28th at 10pm -“A Cut Above”
Clearly someone has some beef to settle when chefs John Tesar and Terry Sargent step into the arena in the hopes of taking down Bobby Flay. Cutthroat Kitchen judges Simon Majumdar and Jet Tila see which chef is a cut above the rest.
Online, find recipes from the show, find exclusive clips and hear from Beat Bobby Flay’s culinary producer to learn how she outfits the set with tools and ingredients for Bobby and the competitors. Join the conversation with #BeatBobbyFlay.
Burgers, Brew & ‘Que – Premiering Friday, January 15th at 10:30pm – SEASON PREMIERE!
Meat lovers rejoice! Michael Symon returns to take a road trip to taste the best of the American classics: burgers and BBQ. Whether it is mouth-watering, mile-high cheeseburgers or slow-smoked, fall-off-the-bone ribs, Michael is going to eat and meet his way through some of the best all-American spots to get your grub on. What better way to wash it all down than with local beers and brew – sure to make any meal a perfect ten. Get ready to get full because you do not want to miss the delicious flavors of Burgers, Brew & ‘Que.
Online, discover more about the spots where Michael enjoys the best all-American grub and brews, find full restaurant listings and watch video extras of Michael joining the restaurant chefs in the kitchen. Get in on the conversation on Twitter using #BurgersBrewQue.
Cake Wars – Premiering Monday, January 11th at 9pm
While there are plenty of masterful cake makers out there, only few have the skills to win Cake Wars. Jonathan Bennett hosts this grueling competition where four expert bakers battle it out to see whose mind-blowing cake creation will be the star of a major event, earning them the $10,000 prize. Master pastry chefs and judges Ron Ben-Israel, Waylynn Lucas and a special guest judge will determine which cakes are worthy of sweetening up a big soirée. Let the Cake Wars begin!
Premiering Monday, January 11th at 9pm -“Star Wars” – SEASON PREMIERE!
Cake Wars takes on one of the biggest adventures in the galaxy… Star Wars! One of the four talented cake makers will have their winning creation front and center at a huge bash celebrating Disney’s newest Star Wars video game — and walk out $10,000 richer. Vice President of Development for Disney Infinity, John Vignocchi, joins the judging panel to help determine who will win and whose cake will succumb to the dark side.
Premiering Monday, January 18th at 9pm – “Dr. Seuss”
Everyone from the Cat in the Hat to Thing 1 and Thing 2 are coming to Cake Wars for a huge Dr. Seuss celebration in honor of the new book “What Pet Should I Get?” Only one master cake artist will have their creation at the center of the party and walk away with $10,000, but to win, they’ll have to impress guest judge Susan Brandt, President of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, and work faster than you can say “one cake, two cake, red cake, blue cake!”
Premiering Monday, January 25th at 9pm – “Kung Fu Panda 3”
Everyone’s favorite kung fu-fighting panda, Po, is going home for the first time in Kung Fu Panda 3, and they’re throwing a massive party to celebrate the release of the new movie. This battle will be legendary, as four bakers compete to impress the directors of the movie, Alessandro Carloni and Jennifer Yuh Nelson, with their cake creations. Only one will win and walk away with $10,000!
Online, check out sweet highlights, the images and recipes of the winning cake artists’ magical creations and weigh in on your favorites on Twitter using #CakeWars.
Premiering Tuesday, January 5th at 10pm – “Knife Strife”
The competition begins with a gory story in the appetizer round, when the chefs find blood sausages in the basket. Then, in a wild entree round, the chefs attempt very ambitious plans for a basket that includes a caramelized pudding and a pork product. Finally, a fat and a dough in the dessert basket result in some decadent dishes.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Alex Guarnaschelli, Christian Petroni, Chris Santos
Premiering Tuesday, January 12th at 10pm – “Healthy Rivalry”
Four chefs are challenged to create light dishes from baskets full of nutritious surprises. In the first round, the competitors must make tasty fish dishes that include an unusual alternative carb, and two of the chefs suffer from serious time-management issues. In the entree round, a grain and a green noodle are part of the culinary puzzle, and moderation is key in a dessert round that forces the chefs to use butter and sugar in minimal ways.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Maneet Chauhan, Scott Conant, Geoffrey Zakarian
Premiering Tuesday, January 19th at 10pm – “Brunch Battle”
Four chefs are challenged with making the magic of brunch look easy and creating the kind of meal that friends and family would love to linger over. Booze and eggs are some of the surprises found in the first two baskets, and in the dessert round, the finalists must make a fried sweet work with a poached fruit.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Alex Guarnaschelli, Aarón Sánchez, Chris Santos
Premiering Tuesday, January 26th at 10pm – “Chinese New Year”
Cue the fireworks as China’s biggest holiday has its moment in the Chopped kitchen! For the first course of their Chinese New Year feasts, the chefs must create appetizers using one of American diners’ favorite Chinese dishes. Then, in the entree round, a giant fish is front and center in the basket, and in the final round, the chefs must include an oversized cookie and a strawberry-flavored treat in their desserts.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Chris Cheung, Scott Conant, Amanda Freitag
Online, catch behind-the-scenes photos, video highlights, including two new episodes of the companion web series Chopped After Hours. In this exclusive series, the judges will take on mystery baskets seen on the show. Join the conversation at #Chopped.
Premiering Tuesday, January 5th at 8pm – “Cuteness Overload”
The junior chefs in this competition are young and fearless, and at just nine and ten years old, they are the youngest yet! Food Network’s Amanda Freitag and Jeff Mauro, and actress Hayden Panettiere, serve as judges, and in the first round, the young chefs must cook with a classic kid food and some unusual chips. In the entree round, there is a super-sour basket ingredient, and for dessert, a puny snack that might make them crabby!
Host: Ted Allen
Premiering Tuesday, January 12th at 8pm – “Candy Rock Bottom”
These junior chefs are here to prove their expertise level in the kitchen to some special judges: chefs Alex Guarnaschelli and Sharone Hakman, and Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman. For appetizers, they must transform a popular packaged afternoon snack, and Mexican ingredients in the entree basket send some competitors on a similar track. When bugs in the final basket do not go over well, the young chefs must try to emphasize other mystery ingredients.
Host: Ted Allen
Premiering Tuesday, January 19th at 8pm – “Batter Hurry Up!
Four kids who starred in Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off return to compete in the Chopped Junior kitchen and win over the judges: chefs Tiffany Derry and Amanda Freitag, and Cooking Channel host Tia Mowry. In the first round, they must face a leftover burger and sweet drink, and the entree round sees the junior chefs frantically trying to work cake batter into chicken dishes. In the final round, both kids decide to bake, but may run out of time!
Host: Ted Allen
Premiering Tuesday, January 26th at 8pm – “Cereal Miracles”
A new group of junior chefs brings their enthusiasm to the Chopped kitchen and seeks approval from the judges: model and designer Camila Alves and chefs Michelle Bernstein and Scott Conant. They find shellfish and a dried seafood snack in the appetizer basket, but tears come when one competitor hears “time’s up.” In the entree round, there is cereal and a beautiful cut of meat, but using a pre-baked cake inventively in dessert is a big challenge.
Host: Ted Allen
Online, do not miss the top moments of the season and exclusive interviews with the celebrity guest judges. Join the fun with #ChoppedJunior.
Premiering Sunday, January 3rd at 10pm -“Cacciatore By His Toe”
Three chefs have to make potato salad while wearing one potato sack. Two chefs have to play catch with their ingredients while making chicken cacciatore. One chef has to make donuts with ingredients they get from a giant box of donuts.
Host: Alton Brown Judge: Simon Majumdar
Premiering Sunday, January 10th at 10pm – “50 Shades of Sorbet”
One chef has to drive around in a delivery car while they make a breakfast pizza. Another chef has to make jalapeno poppers in a popcorn machine. Finally, one chef has to make sorbet while dragging around a giant action movie poster.
Host: Alton Brown Judge: Antonia Lofaso
Premiering Sunday, January 17th at 10pm – “Showdown at the Croquet Corral”
Two chefs have to play croquet with their ingredients as they make croquettes. Then, two chefs have a sumo showdown as they make yakitori. Finally, one chef has to ride on a banana boat as they make bananas Foster.
Host: Alton Brown Judge: Jet Tila
Premiering Sunday, January 24th at 10pm – “Hit Me With Your Best Pho”
Three chefs have to make pho in a pho-to booth. Then, two chefs have to make flatbread while lying flat on their backs. Finally, one chef has to make cherries jubilee in a giant pit of cherry pits.
Host: Alton Brown Judge: Simon Majumdar
Premiering Sunday, January 31st at 10pm – “When Cherry Met Salad”
For guest judge Ted Allen, three chefs have to make their chopped salads with gardening tools. One chef has to use “belly dancing” tools to make their tagine. Finally, one chef has to wear a giant cherry on their head as they make a cherry cobbler.
Host: Alton Brown Judge: Ted Allen
Online, get an extra taste of eviliciousness with FoodNetwork.com’s original digital series. In Alton’s After Show, Alton reveals the sabotages to the judges, who discuss the cutthroat tasks. In Testing the Sabotages, get an inside look as the test kitchen demos how a sabotage can (or can’t) be defeated. Follow the mischief and strategy on Twitter using #CutthroatKitchen.
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
Premiering Friday, January 1st at 10pm – “All Kinds of Meat”
This trip, Guy digs into a meat lover’s paradise. In Colorado Springs, a Jamaican joint dishes out delicious curried goat and jerk chicken. In Baltimore, a funky beer bar serves up wild boar sliders and outrageous pork belly mac and cheese fries. In Washington D.C., a deli carves up homemade pastrami and rolls out a meat-filled Moroccan specialty.
Premiering Sunday, January 3rd at 7pm – “Triple D All-Stars”
Premiering Friday, January 15th at 10pm – “Family Legacies”
This trip, Guy visits spots keeping up with their family ties. In Pleasantville, New Jersey, a wife carries on her husband’s legacy serving his down-home chicken and waffles and ribs. In Baltimore, an inherited breakfast-lunch joint still serves their noteworthy coconut cream French toast and crab cake po’ boys. In Colorado Springs, southern family recipes mark a barbecue spot piling up a “sloppy pig” sandwich and scratch-made meatloaf.
Premiering Wednesday, January 20th at 8pm – “Rockin’ New Orleans”
Premiering Friday, January 22nd at 10pm – “Between the Bread”
This trip, Guy grabs grub piled high on bread and buns. In Colorado Springs, a funky joint goes scratch-made and local with their Pueblo chili burger and a hangover specialty. In Washington D.C., a family-run sandwich shop serves up a killer corned beef hoagie and delicious porchetta. In Atlantic City, a neighborhood pub serves knockout grub like a pork and brisket sandwich and savory tequila shrimp.
Premiering Monday, January 4th at 10pm – “Pig Out!”
Celebrities and Food Network stars are ‘fessing up and revealing their Guilty Pleasures! Duff Goldman builds a pizza with a ton of toppings and Bobby Deen goes for a burger with a kick. Salt-N-Pepa reveal their favorite dinner and dessert combo, and Aarón Sánchez takes on a four-pound pork sandwich! Plus, David Arquette and his wife Christina McLarty get southern with country fried steak and Alex Guarnaschelli raves about a juicy short rib hash.
Premiering Monday, January 11th at 10pm – “Sweet and Salty Addictions”
Your favorite celebrities and Food Network stars are going all out! Find out what Brooke Burke-Charvet orders to satisfy her sweet tooth and Daphne Brogdon’s favorite twist on chicken and waffles. Then, head down to Sin City for a Japanese-style burger courtesy of Jet Tila and see the dessert that Jaleel White has for breakfast! Plus, Marc Murphy proves why his favorite cupcake is “Spoiled Rotten” and Katie Lee reveals the most sumptuous short rib grilled cheese on the West Coast.
Premiering Monday, January 18th at 10pm – “Golden-Fried Deliciousness”
Food Network Stars and celebrities are exposing their favorite Guilty Pleasures! Discover where Ross Mathews gets his Mexican food fix in the California desert and see Richard Blais’ favorite cheesy apple pie. Joey Lawrence revels in a burger from Virginia, and find out why Fabio Viviani likes his spaghetti and meatballs in sandwich form. Finally, Jackée Harry gives the 411 on a fabulous hot crab dip and Nancy Fuller gets down with an unbelievable Oyster Po-Boy.
Premiering Monday, January 25th at 10pm – “Coast to Coast Indulgences”
Food Network stars and celebrities are coming clean about their Guilty Pleasures! On the West Coast, Alfonso Ribeiro dishes about a sweet and salty bacon brownie and Gail Simmons loves to order an all-American apple pie with bacon. Meanwhile, on the East Coast, Madison Cowan reveals his favorite fish and chips and Guy Fieri tackles a monster sub! Plus, find out exactly what Amanda Freitag’s “Squawking Goat” is and Tia Mowry scores a big catch with lobster mac’ and cheese in New York City.
Online, check out the guilty pleasures featured on the show, and browse FoodNetwork.com’s Restaurants section for more city restaurant guides, eatery suggestions, the latest restaurant trends and much more. Share guilty food pleasures with #GuiltyPleasures.
Guy’s Grocery Games: Diners, Drive-ins and Drives Tournament – Premiering January 3rd at 8pm
In the Guy’s Grocery Games: Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Tournament, 16 of the best chefs from Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives roll onto Guy’s turf for the ultimate throwdown! The winner of each leg of the tournament will earn a shopping spree worth up to $20,000, plus a shot at doubling their winnings when the final four compete in the grand finale.
Premiering January 3rd at 8pm – “Part 1” – Tournament Premiere!
Some of the best chefs from Triple D invade Flavortown Market in this leg of the Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Tournament, where they must first prepare a lunch special using only ingredients that begin with the letters “D” or “G.” The culinary contest continues with the best noodle dish made only from food items that cost $4 or more, then the final two chefs go bowling to pick the crazy ingredients in their Sunday supper. The last chef standing can bag up to $20,000, plus get a shot at winning even more in the tournament finale!
Judges: Melissa d’Arabian, Beau MacMillan, Aarti Sequeira
Premiering January 10th at 8pm – “Part 2”
A wildly diverse group of chefs from Triple D descends on Flavortown as the Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Tournament continues! The heat is on as chefs make a hot sandwich without shopping in the meat, cheese and deli aisles. Next, they are challenged to create an out-of-this-world international dish determined by tumbling dice, and finally, they must make a pork dish with wild ingredients picked out of the claw machine. The winner goes on a shopping spree for up to $20,000 and earns a slot in the tournament finale.
Judges: Troy Johnson, Beau MacMillan, Aarti Sequeira
Premiering January 17th at 8pm – “Part 3”
Chefs from Triple D converge in the market for this leg of the Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Tournament. In round one, they must check out through the express lane and make comfort food using seven items or less. Next, the chefs make their best dinner using the subpar ingredients from a game of Grocery Golf. Finally, each chef prepares a dish that their competitor made up for them using refrigerator magnets. The winner goes on a shopping spree worth up to $20,000 and earns a slot in the tournament finale!
Judges: Melissa d’Arabian, Troy Johnson, Aarti Sequeira
Premiering January 24th at 8pm – “Part 4”
Triple D alumni from across the country mix it up in the market in this chapter of the Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Tournament. First, chefs must shop for a family feast using the smallest grocery bags ever seen. Then, they must prepare an elegant dinner that incorporates crazy ingredients picked by Guy’s Food Pyramid. Finally, chefs must compose a daring dish using a food item they selected while blindfolded. The winner goes on a $20,000 shopping spree and nabs a spot in the tournament grand finale!
Judges: G. Garvin, Troy Johnson, Aarti Sequeira
Premiering January 31st at 8pm – “Finale” – TOURNAMENT FINALE!
The winners of the first four Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives throwdowns are back for the finale! First, they must dish out their best diner breakfast using a grocery list made up of emojis; then, the chefs must create the ultimate drive-in burger featuring a red light special. Finally, they must make an elevated dive bar dish using only ingredients from three aisles. The victor earns the coveted tournament trophy and a chance to double their winnings in an encore shopping spree!
Judges: G. Garvin, Troy Johnson, Aarti Sequeira
Online, check out highlights, take quizzes and collect grocery shopping and cooking tips from the judges and much more. Join the conversation on Twitter using #GroceryGames.
Kids Baking Championship – Premiering Monday, January 4th at 8pm
Ten miniature bakers with major talent will be put to the test to see whose skills measure up on Kids Baking Championship! Over the course of eight episodes, Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman lead the kid contestants (ranging in age from 10 to 13) through tasty challenges designed to find the most impressive and creative young baker in the country. Their baking skills and originality must rise to the top, as they whip up delectable desserts including perfect pies, elegant eclairs, mouthwatering macarons, creative cakes, and crispy cookies. Only one will take the cake and the sweet grand prize of $25,000 to become the Kids Baking Champion!
Premiering Monday, January 4th at 8pm – “Pie a La Mode” – SEASON PREMIERE!
For the kick off to the Kids Baking Championship, the ten kid bakers are hard at work to create the perfect pie with just the right balance of crust and filling. Midway through the challenge, Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman reveal that they must also make a flavored ice cream from scratch to complement their pie. One baker will melt in the competition and will be eliminated.
Premiering Monday, January 11th at 8pm – “Eclairs Gone Wild”
In this challenge, the kid bakers are asked to create a dozen tasty and artfully decorated eclairs. Halfway through the challenge, the bakers face a surprising twist in the competition, and must make a half-dozen eclairs in the shape of their favorite animal. One baker will not rise to the occasion and get sent home.
Premiering Monday, January 18th at 8pm – “‘Hot’ Chocolate”
With only eight bakers left in the competition, they are challenged to make decadent, delicious, chocolate desserts from scratch! To spice things up, Duff and Valerie challenge the young bakers to incorporate chilies, peppers, cayenne, and other hot and spicy ingredients into their chocolate desserts. One baker’s treat does not cut it in the competition.
Premiering Monday, January 25th at 8pm – “Macaron Stackaron'”
In this episode, the kid contestants must make three-dozen macarons in at least two different colors for a beautiful macaron display. Which baker will have what it takes to make it through this tough challenge with a surprising twist?
Online, relive the most dramatic, creative and adorable moments with video and photo highlights, plus find winning recipes, watch exclusive interviews with Duff and Valerie and discover more baking tips. Additionally, get in on the baking fun at home with a sweet contest: On January 4th, you can share your own homemade unique treats on FoodNetwork.com for a chance to win a trip for four to New York city and a tour of Food Network Kitchen. Join the baking banter on Twitter using #BakingChampionship.
Premiering Wednesday, January 13th at 10pm – “Vicious Valets”
After hearing complaints about her valet service, Kitty of Breuckelen Colony in Brooklyn contacts Charles Stiles for help. Mystery Diners Daniel and Jamie go undercover and discover an unauthorized car washing service.
Premiering Wednesday, January 27th at 10pm – “Tables Turned”
In this special episode of Mystery Diners, Charles Stiles and his undercover team risk it all to bust the boss! For the first time ever, the sting is conducted from inside the restaurant to see if the horrifying accusations against the boss are true.
Online, find clips, go behind-the-scenes and learn how host Charles Stiles started his business.
Top 5 Restaurants
Premiering Monday, January 4th at 10:30pm – “Best Fried Chicken”
Top 5 Restaurants has got your MVP — Most Valuable Poultry! Fried chicken is America’s favorite restaurant meal, but no two plates on this countdown are alike: fried and smoked in Portland, Oregon, straight up in South Carolina, or dished up with sides like biscuits, waffles and doughnuts, this is a finger-licking good time hosted by Sunny Anderson and Geoffrey Zakarian.
Premiering Monday, January 11th at 10:30pm – “Best Ribs”
You want a rib stickin’ meal? Stick to ribs! Hosts Sunny Anderson and Geoffrey Zakarian share the five best smoky, saucy and savory racks in America. From big-as-a-brontosaurus ribs in Texas, to Southwestern hot stuff, to berry good ribs from the Carolinas, you better bring an appetite and extra napkins!
Premiering Monday, January 18th at 10:30pm – “Best Hot and Spicy Foods”
Hosts Sunny Anderson and Geoffrey Zakarian are fired up to bring you the best hot and spicy restaurants in America! Whether it is Caribbean-style jerk wings in New York, a California five-alarm burger, New Orleans gumbo or Nashville chicken, the heat is on.
Premiering Monday, January 25th at 10:30pm – “Best Chocolate”
Come to the dark side – the dark chocolate side, that is! Hosts Sunny Anderson and Geoffrey Zakarian found the restaurants serving up the most choco-licious desserts in America. With chocolate pizza, brownie pie, hot fudge sundaes and a cheesecake with chocolate four ways, cocoa rules from coast to coast.
Online, check out the top restaurants featured on the show, and browse FoodNetwork.com’s Restaurants section for more city restaurant guides, eatery suggestions, the latest restaurant trends and much more. Join the conversation with #TopFive.
Worst Cooks in America – Premiering Sunday, January 3rd at 9pm
Worst Cooks in America is back with five-time winner chef Anne Burrell returning for a rematch against chef Tyler Florence in a new season! The seven-episode series pits Anne against Tyler, each leading a team of disastrous cooks in an intense kitchen boot camp designed to vastly improve the food skills of their recruits. The contestant who makes the most impressive culinary transformation is awarded a $25,000 grand prize, in addition to delivering victory and bragging rights for their team leader.
Premiering Sunday, January 3rd at 9pm – “Fear the Worst” – SEASON PREMIERE!
Tyler Florence returns to the kitchen to challenge Worst Cooks reigning champ Anne Burrell to a rematch. An open casting call attracts some of the worst cooks they have seen yet, and the chefs choose 14 recruits to train back at boot camp. The recruits make their “signature dishes,” and after an unsavory tasting, Anne and Tyler pick their teams. The chefs attempt to teach their recruits to make a well-balanced dinner, but two recruits are not up to the task and are sent home.
Premiering Sunday, January 10th at 9pm – “Getting Stuffed”
A Skill Drill tests the recruit’s food knowledge in a game show-style battle of “Family Food” and the teams go head-to-head in an effort to win steps for an incomplete recipe. When the game is over, the teams start cooking and clumsily attempt to fill in the blanks in their partial recipes. In the Main Dish Challenge, the teams stuff and prepare a delicate cut of meat and it comes down to the wire for the two recruits who don’t make the cut.
Premiering Sunday, January 17th at 9pm – “50 Shades of Flavor”
The teams learn all about flavor combinations by taste testing some unlikely pairings. In the Skill Drill to test their creativity, the recruits each must construct a unique ice cream sandwich. The flavor showdown continues in the Main Dish challenge and the recruits must create their own unique filling to make empanadas. Two recruits fail to deliver on flavor, so Anne and Tyler say “adios” and send them home.
Premiering Sunday, January 24th at 9pm – “Taking it to the Streets”
Anne and Tyler give the recruits a hard lesson in multi-tasking and they must cook four eggs, each in a different style – leaving some of them scrambling for time and others cracking under the pressure. The kitchen gets even hotter when the Main Dish Challenge calls for the recruits to make four different Asian street food dishes. Two recruits can’t handle the heat, so Anne and Tyler say “sayonara” as they hit the road.
Premiering Sunday, January 31st at 9pm – “The Cod Squad”
The remaining recruits must use exotic proteins to grind out some unforgettable burgers. After serving their original sliders to Anne and Tyler, the competitors learn they must each filet a whole cod to make homemade fish and chips. Two recruits don’t make the cut and are sent home.
Online, take a quiz to find out if you’d survive culinary Boot Camp, catch photo and video highlights, discover cooking tips, vote for your favorite Worst Cooks and much more. Join the conversation on Twitter using #WorstCooks.
DAYTIME PREMIERE EPISODES
Brunch @ Bobby’s
Premiering Sunday, January 3rd at 12:30pm – “Guilt-Free Brunch”
Host Bobby Flay’s brunch menu is so satisfying and delicious, you would never know it is healthy! His menu includes a Blueberry-Pomegranate Power Bowl with Crispy Quinoa Crumbles, creamy and flavorful Avocado Toast, a “Boosted Up” Bloody Mary made with homemade veggie juice and a Black Forest Iced Tea that feels like dessert.
Premiering Sunday, January 10th at 12:30pm – “Breaking Bread for Brunch”
Host Bobby Flay makes bread shine in this sweet and savory brunch. First up, a Southwestern Cornbread Strata served with a creamy Spicy Tomato Sauce, and then a crisp Crushed Grape Sangria to cool things off. To finish, he makes indulgent Banana Bread Waffles topped with Bananas Foster Sauce.
Premiering Sunday, January 17th at 12:30pm – “Money-Saving Showstoppers”
Host Bobby Flay serves a brunch that is easy on the wallet but full of flavor. His straight-from-the-pantry menu features an Italian Egg Bread Bowl, a Spinach Salad with Everything Bagel Croutons and a Lemon Caper Dill Vinaigrette, Whipped Ricotta Toast with Quick Jam and a shaken cocktail with Gin and Jam.
Premiering Sunday, January 24th at 12:30pm – “Buttermilk Brunch”
Host Bobby Flay breaks out the buttermilk, his secret weapon for brunch! First up, Golden Raisin-Fennel Soda Bread with Orange-Buttermilk Butter, followed by tender Buttermilk Waffles topped with golden Buttermilk Fried Chicken. To drink, he blends a thick and refreshing Mango-Cardamom Buttermilk Smoothie.
Premiering Sunday, January 31st at 12:30pm – “Big Game Brunch”
Bobby Flay’s got an action-packed sweet and savory brunch menu for the big game, including a Burrito Stuffed with Salsa Verde Chicken, Chicken Cracklings, Scrambled Eggs and Cheese with a side of crispy Green Onion-Spiced Mustard Hash Browns and Brown Butter Bourbon Maple-Glazed Baked Donuts. Plus, he serves a citrus-flavored Beer-Gin Cocktail for the win!
Giada Entertains – Premiering Sunday, January 3rd at 11am
Whether it is a casual game night with girlfriends, a fun family get-together, or a party in the kitchen, host Giada De Laurentiis knows how to make it an extra-special event. In Giada Entertains, she shares tips, secrets and recipes for planning the perfect party for family and friends.
Premiering Sunday, January 3rd at 11am – “Girls’ Night In” – SERIES PREMIERE!
Giada De Laurentiis loves to spend Friday nights with friends, so she hosts a game night at her house complete with healthy dishes, a skinny cocktail and lots of friendly competition. The menu includes Warm Chicken Parmesan Salad, Vegetable Bundles with Tarragon Dressing, Drunken Berries and Lemon Thyme Prosecco.
Premiering Sunday, January 10th at 11am – “A Night of Decadence”
Giada De Laurentiis hosts a cocktail party where the food and drinks are true indulgences. Her nighttime party is cool and fun with a sexy, stress-free menu of Oysters, Caviar and Bubbles, Braised Short Rib Crostini with Remoulade, “Pop” Tarts and New Year Martinez Cocktails.
Premiering Sunday, January 17th at 11am – “Party in the Kitchen”
Giada De Laurentiis has come up with the perfect way to host a great party without breaking the bank. Since every great party ends in the kitchen, she starts there and invites friends over to make some of their favorite dishes together, including Caesar Salad Taco Bites, Pulled Pork Tacos, Cheater Churros and Strawberry Basil Aqua Fresca.
Premiering Sunday, January 24th at 11am – “Family Fun Day”
Giada De Laurentiis hosts a fun and cost-effective family celebration complete with simple outdoor games and a menu that appeals to both the little ones and the grown-ups. There is a make-your-own Juicy Lucy Slider Bar, Crispy Potato Nests with Cherry Ketchup, Black and White Cupcakes and Easy Egg Cream drinks.
Premiering Sunday, January 31st at 11am – “Kickoff Party”
Giada De Laurentiis hosts the ultimate football viewing party, offering ideas on everything from seating, snacks, drinks and friendly bets on who will win the big game. The menu includes Blue Cheese and Bacon Truffles, Walnut Kicker Cookies, Margarita Chicken Wings and Cherry Ginger Spritzers.
Online, find ideas from Giada at FoodNetwork.com/GiadaEntertains. See photos from the show, access Giada’s trove of crowd-pleasing recipes and much more. Join the conversation on Twitter using #GiadaEntertains.
Guy’s Big Bite
Premiering Sunday, January 3rd at 9:30am – “Lighten Up with Big Flavor”
Guy Fieri has a meal that lightens the calorie count without lightening up the flavor. He’s got a Banana Leaf-Wrapped Sea Bass served with a spicy Grilled Corn Salsa, and on the side, Red Quinoa and Mango Salad, proving once and for all that healthy can mean flavorful!
Premiering Sunday, January 10th at 9:30am – “Chicago Beef on the Grill”
Guy Fieri has a special guest in his kitchen, chef Duskie Estes, and the two are cookin’ up a Chicago-Sonoma fusion meal. For the main course, they make grilled Chicago Beef Kebabs served with homemade giardiniera and gremolata. To go with it, there’s Fried Provolone with Italian Salsa, and to wash it all down, Duskie makes a special cocktail.
Premiering Sunday, January 17th at 9:30am – “Frugal Feasting”
Guy Fieri puts a gourmet spin on the ultimate low-cost meal: burritos. His Green Chile Chicken Burrito is packed with chicken, potatoes and peppers, smothered in chile sauce and topped with melted cheese. On the side, there’s rice with Quick Black Beans and a Cilantro Lime Cream Slaw. So much flavor, you can’t afford to not make this meal!
Premiering Sunday, January 31st at 9:30am – “Game Day Fan Favorites”
It is almost game day, and Guy Fieri is finally sharing his famous old-school, real deal, Texas-Style Chili: all meat, no beans, and for a twist, Beer Cheddar Cheese Sauce — guaranteed to score major points! On the side, he cooks up Elevated Potato Skins with leeks, mushrooms, brie cheese and prosciutto.
Online, find recipes, go behind-the-scenes and find a gallery of Guy’s special guests from the show.
Premiering Saturdays at 11am
Spend a fun and food-filled morning in The Kitchen with hosts Sunny Anderson, Katie Lee, Jeff Mauro, Marcela Valladolid and Geoffrey Zakarian. These five talented food experts will bring fun conversation and delicious recipes into your kitchen every week. From simple supper ideas to the latest food trends, they will cover all things fun in food. Pull up a stool at the counter and join them in The Kitchen.
Online, bookmark new recipes from the co-hosts, collect their surprising culinary hacks, browse behind-the-scenes photos, find audience polls and much more. Join the conversation in #TheKitchen.
The Pioneer Woman
Premiering Saturday, January 2nd at 10am – “Meatless Marvels”
Ree Drummond has stocked her kitchen with all the ingredients to make some of her favorite meatless meals, and she’s whipping up Broccoli Cheese Baked Potatoes, Greek Grilled Eggplant Steaks and Roasted Vegetable Panzanella. More meat-free goodness comes with Italian Cornbread and Tofu Lettuce Wraps.
Premiering Saturday, January 9th at 10am – “Hay Day”
It’s high summer and Ree Drummond’s family has got a long, sweltering afternoon of hauling hay at her brother-in-law’s house, so she’s making dinner for both families with Sticky Spicy Slow-Cooked Ribs and a cheesy Hominy Casserole — a cowboy classic. On the side is Ladd’s grandmother’s legendary Broccoli Salad, then Ree’s Ice Cream Layer Cake for dessert.
Premiering Saturday, January 16th at 10am – “Simple Meals”
It’s all about stunning five ingredient meals, and up first is Ree Drummond’s Chicken Fennel Bake. Next, three varieties of sheet pan suppers: Sausage, Spanish Baked Salmon and Teriyaki Pork. Then, there’s Spaghetti Carbonara, Eggs in Tomatoes, and last but not least, a dreamy Veggie Tortellini Soup.
Premiering Saturday, January 23rd at 10am – “For Pete’s Sake”
Cowboy Pete’s had a long, hard summer working on the farm, so Ree Drummond is making a Tex-Mex dinner to thank him and his family. First on the menu is Carnitas, along with a refreshing Mango Salad. Then, cowboy favorite Cheesy Refried Bean Casserole and spicy Guacamole with a Kick!
Premiering Saturday, January 30th at 10am – “Double Game Day”
Ree Drummond’s family is football crazy, and her and Ladd’s alma maters are playing on TV, so she’s preparing a game night spread: Kicked Up Spicy Wings with a cool Blue Cheese Dip, Quick Chili, Make-Ahead Sandwich Rolls, a Potato Skins Bar and divine Salted Pretzel Brownies.
Online, find Ree’s recipes from the show, take a kitchen tour, learn the secrets to her hearty staples and watch full episodes.
Southern at Heart
Premiering Sunday, January 3rd at 12pm – “Catch Me If You Can”
Damaris Phillips and a friend have been on a fun, new adventure taking a circus aerial class, and they’ve worked up a huge appetite. Damaris has just the recipes to satisfy, and whips up Sesame Tuna Salad, Miso-Seared Sweet Potatoes and Sautéed Apples with Ginger Snap Crumble.
Premiering Sunday, January 17th at 12pm – “Game Night”
Damaris Phillips and her husband, Darrick, have a standing game night where they bust out their favorite board games invite friends over for family-style food and fun. The menu features Kentucky Red Beans and Rice Topped with Crispy Country Ham, Mango Chutney Green Beans and Coconut Creme Brulee.
Premiering Sunday, January 31st at 12pm – “Halftime Ham Sandwich”
Damaris Phillips is hosting the big game at her house, and she has a few tricks up her sleeve to make the game extra fun. She serves Fresh Baked Ham sliced thin, served on a sweet roll and topped with Fried Pickles with Cajun Aioli. On the side, she serves Homemade Potato Tots, the perfect finger food!
Online, find recipes featured on the show, photos from Damaris hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, and find her top tips for mastering Southern staples.
Trisha’s Southern Kitchen
Premiering Saturday, January 2nd at 10:30am – “Get Glam Awards Day” – SEASON PREMIERE!
Trisha Yearwood is being honored at the ASCAP awards show and needs a day of eating light to get ready! She starts the day with a Peanut Butter and Banana Breakfast Smoothie, then heads to her wardrobe fitting with a snack of Whipped Sweet Potatoes. For a light lunch, she prepares her trainer Billie’s Houdini Chicken Salad with Homemade Herbed Crackers. After the awards, Trisha indulges in a decadent Chicken Salad, Avocado and Cheddar Panini and a quick Chocolate Cake in a Mug.
Premiering Saturday, January 9th at 10:30am – “Day Trip to Memphis”
Trisha Yearwood takes a day trip to Memphis to visit Graceland and other Elvis haunts with her friend, Julie. After, they pay homage to Elvis in the kitchen with a Banana Pancake Sandwich filled with Peanut Butter Maple Syrup Spread. Still inspired by their trip, they also make Tamale-Style Pulled Pork, Memphis-Style Barbecue Pork Nachos and an indulgent Vanilla Milkshake with white chocolate and peanut-covered straws.
Premiering Saturday, January 16th at 10:30am – “Working Late”
Trisha Yearwood has a busy week and needs to plan ahead to stay fueled up. For breakfast, she makes a hearty Spinach Frittata, then takes a few minutes to prep a light but satisfying late-night dinner for when she gets home: Roasted Beet Salad and a Black Bean, Feta and Quinoa Bowl. Then, she makes a versatile Slow Cooker Beef Brisket to create a variety of meals with for the rest of the week.
Premiering Saturday, January 23rd at 10:30am – “Camp Like a Girl”
Trisha Yearwood invites her favorite gals over for an evening around the campfire, complete with karaoke! They enjoy Caprese Kebabs and Quinoa Corn Chowder with Shrimp, Andouille Sausage and Pepper Pouches that cook on the fire. To drink, she serves a Tea and Lemon Punch, and for dessert, Trisha makes the ultimate S’mores Bar.
Premiering Saturday, January 30th at 10:30am – “Game Day 101”
Trisha Yearwood’s nephews and his college pals are hosting their first game day party and need Trisha’s help, so she shows them how to make a variety of game day dips: Black-Eyed Pea Dip, Caramelized Onion Dip and Pistachio Cheese Dip. Then, a manly riff on Pigs in a Blanket, hearty Cornbread-Chili Casserole and Quick Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Online, find Trisha’s recipes, watch highlights from the show, tour her Nashville kitchen and go behind the scenes at FoodNetwork.com/Trisha, and join the conversation on Twitter using #SouthernKitchen.
Valerie’s Home Cooking
Premiering Saturday, January 2nd at 12:00pm – “After the Ball is Over”
Valerie Bertinelli resolves to kick off the New Year right with foods that are filling but not fattening, so she starts her day with a flavorful Vegetable and Egg White Breakfast Fajita. After a hike with her friend, actress Mackenzie Phillips, they prepare a tasty grilled Chicken Salad with Apples and Grapes in Lettuce Cups. Then, for dinner, she dishes up Grilled Chicken Veggie Soup and Mini Pear Compote Crumble with Maple Yogurt.
Premiering Saturday, January 9th at 12:00pm – “It’s a Honey-Do Day”
Valerie Bertinelli’s husband, Tom, completes a long list of chores and is rewarded with his favorite dishes, starting with his favorite Eggs Benedict, made Valerie’s way! Then, she preps a Prosciutto Bruschetta, and for dinner, it’s Spicy Coconut Shrimp and a unique butterscotch version of an Italian Love Cake.
Premiering Saturday, January 16th at 12:00pm – “Lazy Sunday Dinner”
Valerie Bertinelli and her husband, Tom, are creating a lazy Sunday meal that allows them to use up food in their fridge and pantry in order to save time and money. They entertain some good friends with a menu that includes Pa V’s Pot Roast with veggies and potatoes, Green Beans with Shallots, and Stuffed Mushrooms. For dessert, there’s Apricot Clafouti, topped off with a lovely Irish Coffee done Valerie’s way.
Premiering Saturday, January 23rd at 12:00pm – “Chick Flick TV Marathon”
Valerie Bertinelli prepares a couch-friendly menu for a night of marathon TV-watching with her friend, actress Faith Ford. She prepares Marinated Cucumber Salad, hearty slow-cooked Red Beans and Rice with Homemade Rosemary Pepper Crackers, and of course frosted Classic Gooey Brownies for dessert!
Premiering Saturday, January 30th at 12:00pm – “Big Game, Big Flavors!”
Football is king, but Valerie Bertinelli is queen of the halftime eats! Her family and friends are over to watch the game, so she’s making Italian Slow-Cooked Beef Sandwiches served with a Giardiniera Aioli and an Italian-style fennel Cole Slaw. For dessert, she makes Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies, then turns the leftover halftime snacks into Beef and Potato Hash.
Online, find Valerie’s family-inspired recipes, go behind-the-scenes to learn more about her cooking influences, family, and rescue dog in photo and video exclusives. Join the conversation with #HomeCooking.
ON-AIR THEME WEEKENDS
New Year’s Day Brunch and Breakfast Block – Premiering Friday, January 1st at 9:30am – 3pm
Enjoy a hearty New Year’s morning meal served up by your favorite Food Network chefs.
Healthy Resolution Weekend Cooking Block – Premiering Saturday, January 2nd at 7am – 1pm and Sunday, December 3rd at 7am – 2pm
Start the New Year with a weekend’s worth of quick and easy healthy cooking tips. Premiere episodes include:
Premiering Saturday, January 2nd at 10am – The Pioneer Woman -“Meatless Marvels”
Premiering Saturday, January 2nd at 10:30am – Trisha’s Southern Kitchen – “Get Glam Awards Day”
Premiering Saturday, January 2nd at 11am – The Kitchen
Premiering Saturday, January 2nd at 12:00pm – Valerie’s Home Cooking – “After the Ball is Over”
Premiering Sunday, January 3rd at 9:30am – Guy’s Big Bite – “Lighten Up with Big Flavor”
Premiering Sunday, January 3rd at 11am -Giada Entertains – “Girls’ Night In”
Premiering Sunday, January 3rd at 12pm – Southern at Heart – “Catch Me If You Can”
Premiering Sunday, January 3rd at 12:30pm – Brunch @ Bobby’s – “Guilt-Free Brunch”
Money-Saving Menus Weekend Cooking Block – Premiering Saturday, January 16th at 7am – 1pm and Sunday, January 17th at 7am – 2pm
Food Network’s top talent share their favorite tips for an entire weekend’s menu of money saving meals! Premiere episodes include:
Premiering Saturday, January 16th at 10am – The Pioneer Woman – “Simple Meals”
Premiering Saturday, January 16th at 10:30am – Trisha’s Southern Kitchen – “Working Late”
Premiering Saturday, January 16th at 11am – The Kitchen
Premiering Saturday, January 16th at 12:00pm – Valerie’s Home Cooking – “Lazy Sunday Dinner”
Premiering Sunday, January 17th at 9:30am – Guy’s Big Bite – “Frugal Feasting”
Premiering Sunday, January 17th at 11am -Giada Entertains – “Party in the Kitchen”
Premiering Sunday, January 17th at 12pm – Southern at Heart – “Game Night”
Premiering Sunday, January 17th at 12:30pm – Brunch @ Bobby’s – “Money-Saving Showstoppers”
Big Game Party Weekend Cooking Block – Premiering Saturday, January 30th at 7am – 1pm and Sunday, January 31st at 7am – 2pm
There is only one way to plan your next blowout sports party and it is with the help of your favorite Food Network chefs. Premiere episodes include:
Premiering Saturday, January 30th at 10am – The Pioneer Woman -“Double Game Day”
Premiering Saturday, January 30th at 10:30am – Trisha’s Southern Kitchen – “Game Day 101”
Premiering Saturday, January 30th at 11am – The Kitchen
Premiering Saturday, January 30th at 12:00pm – Valerie’s Home Cooking – “Big Game, Big Flavors!”
Premiering Sunday, January 31st at 9:30am – Guy’s Big Bite – “Game Day Fan Favorites”
Premiering Sunday, January 31st at 11am -Giada Entertains – “Kickoff Party”
Premiering Sunday, January 31st at 12pm – Southern at Heart – “Halftime Ham Sandwich”
Premiering Sunday, January 31st at 12:30pm – Brunch @ Bobby’s – “Big Game Brunch”
This seasonal hub promotes everything you need for the cold-weather months, including: Winter Entertaining Guide, Winter Produce Guide, Weeknight Dinners Winter, Comfort Food, Holiday, 12 Days of Cookies.
Winter Produce Guide
Find chefs’ recipes for using winter produce like greens, winter squash, potatoes and citrus.
Winter Entertaining Guide
The best recipes for wintertime entertaining, like comforting casseroles, lasagna, short ribs and slow roasted pork, plus cocktails and wine pairing ideas.
Winter Weeknight Dinners
Get dinner on the table fast with quick and easy wintertime meals like chicken marsala, minestrone soup, Salisbury steak, meatloaf and maple-glazed chicken, plus slow-cooker favorites and easy weeknight dessert recipes.
Healthy Cooking Every Day
FoodNetwork.com starts 2016 off right with hundreds of healthy recipes and tips from Food Network chefs and the Food Network Kitchen. Food Network’s Healthy Cooking Every Day guide makes eating healthy easy and accessible.
Quick and Simple
Having a healthy lifestyle is all about balance, and the challenge of feeding a family while juggling activities, work and other household responsibilities is a constant balancing act. When time is tight, easy, quick and nutritious solutions are key. The recipes in this section prove that fast food does not have to come from a drive-through – each of the breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack recipes in this section is ready in 40 minutes or less, and is made with real, fresh ingredients.
This section has familiar, comfort food recipes with simple swaps to lighten them up, like mac and cheese made with creamy, pureed cauliflower. This year’s hit list includes better-for-you favorites like Trisha Yearwood’s crispy baked-not-fried chicken and Bobby Deen’s lighter shrimp and grits, plus turkey shepherd’s pie, beef chili, brownies, creamy, low-fat clam chowder, sloppy Joes and chocolate pudding pie.
Find healthy tips and ideas from chefs and nutrition experts to incorporate into your everyday lifestyle. Armed with the right recipes and tips, you will not even miss your old ways. Learn which super foods you should be eating right now, the healthy fats and carbs you need to be eating, which foods are loaded with the nutrients your body needs – like calcium, vitamin D and Omega 3s – and how to determine the right portion size for various foods.
This new section will help take the guesswork out of healthy eating and meal planning. Find dietitian-created menus for entire meals like a light and healthy lunch, an easy weeknight Mexican fiesta, an easy-to-make vegetarian dinner, a healthy weekend brunch, lighter bites for a cocktail party, a make-ahead chili dinner and a down-home southern-inspired supper.
On the Road
In FoodNetwork.com’s On the Road section find information on how to eat healthy when you are away from home! So for this year’s healthy package we have included a new section focused on eating healthy meals away from home. Find tips for finding healthy fare on restaurant menus, the best juice bars in the country, the healthiest salad bar choices, chefs’ go-to easy snacks, plus the healthiest restaurants that have been featured on Food Network.
Kick off any party with classic starters like Mexican layered dip, bruschetta, hot crab dip, guacamole, bacon-pepper Jack quesadillas, and Giada De Laurentiis’ mushroom crostini. These easy-to-make appetizers are so flavorful and festive, no one will guess they are healthy, including recipes like baked-not-fried mozzarella dip, lightened-up white bean dip and Greek yogurt onion dip.
Healthy eating doesn’t mean skipping dessert — just enjoy lighter versions of your favorite sweets. With recipes for banana bread made with whole wheat flour, oatmeal-flax chocolate chip cookies, Alton Brown’s angel food cake, low-fat cheesecake, and mini cupcakes, your sweet tooth is sure to be satisfied.
Selecting a healthy main dish is a breeze when you have this many recipes to choose from. Whether you are craving chicken, beef, fish, pork, pasta or meat-free fare, these easy-to-make, nutrient-packed recipes from Food Network stars and Food Network Kitchen are sure to satisfy. This section performs consistently well in January but as evergreen content too; it’s full of some of the most popular photo galleries on FoodNetwork.com, such as Healthy Weeknight Dinners, Healthy Chicken Recipes and Healthy Pasta Recipes.
Get more healthful ingredients, like vegetables and whole grains, into your diet by incorporating them into easy side dishes to serve alongside any main dish. Rice pilaf, herbed quinoa, roasted sweet potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, whole-grain garlic bread and super food spinach salad are just some of the recipes that make great accompaniments to any meat, chicken or fish dish.
Looking to spice up dinner? Get fresh inspiration from around the globe with our best better-for-you versions of favorite international fare. Our recipes for Mexican, Indian, Chinese and Italian favorites are easy to make at home with easy-to-find, fresh ingredients. And if your cravings for international flavors aren’t enough, our tips for picking the healthiest Mexican and Italian ingredients, plus details on adopting a Mediterranean diet will have you convinced to try these exciting recipes.
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