Sunday, November 4, 2018

Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge Premieres Tonight

Tonight at 9pm ET on Food Network is the series premiere of Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge hosted by Giada De Laurentiis.  Five chefs will be competing for a $25,000 prize where they try to make innovative turkeys, side dishes and desserts.  The show will be judged by Alex Guarnaschelli, Carla Hall and Christian Petroni.  The show is only three episodes long and the winner will be revealed on November 18th.

Food Network Star winner Christian Petroni's finds himself on Food Network as a judge again.  There are still no updates on any other potential Food Network shows for Christian or Food Network Star co-winner Jess Tom.

More information about Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge and other upcoming Thanksgiving specials on Food Network is below:


Monday, October 29, 2018

Halloween Baking Championship Winner Crowned Tonight

Tonight at 9pm ET on Food Network is the season four finale of Halloween Baking Championship where the winning baker will take home $25,000.  The three remaining contestants competing for the prize are Lyndsy McDonald, Jamal Lake, and Michelle Honeman.

The episode description for tonight states, "Inspired by a mysterious "skull man," the bakers enter the graveyard to bring skull desserts to life in the pre-heat. For the main heat, the bakers must create a championship-worthy nightmare cake based on common nightmare themes like falling, being chased or being visited by the dead. The baker that can face their fears and come out on top will be named Halloween Baking Champion!"

I will update this post with the winner after the episode airs and feel free to discuss this season in the comments.

Continue reading to see who won.....

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Halloween Wars Winner Crowned Tonight

Tonight at 9pm on Food Network is the season eight finale of Halloween Wars where the winner will take home $50,000.  The final two teams competing for the prize are Candied Cadavers and Zesty Zombies.

The episode description states, "It's the spine-tingling finale of Halloween Wars! The final two teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake artist and a sugar master have slaughtered their competition, and now they're facing off in one last epic showdown. The team that can best illustrate a terrifying worldwide outbreak and the race for an antidote will be crowned Halloween Wars champions and win $50,000! LeeAnna Vamp, actress, model and horror culture icon, serves as guest judge."

I will update this post with the winner after the episode airs and feel free to discuss this season in the comments.

Continue reading to see who won...

Monday, October 1, 2018

Alton Brown Got Married This Weekend

This weekend in Charleston, South Carolina, Food Network's Alton Brown got married to his fiance Elizabeth Ingram.  Alton and Elizabeth have been engaged since April and he revealed today on social media that they got married this weekend.  The wedding was on a boat and it included their dog which they rescued together.



Here is a picture of Alton Brown and Elizabeth Ingram on the boat which they got married on.



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Congratulations to Alton Brown and his new wife Elizabeth!

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Food Network's October 2018 Programming Highlights

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Here are some of the highlights of the Food Network programming scheduled to air on the channel in October, many of which have a Halloween theme:

  • The Best of Halloween Baking Championship on Monday, October 1st at 10pm. 
  • Sandra Lee returns to Food Network as host of a competition show called Haunted Gingerbread Showdown which premieres Sunday, October 7th at 10pm.
  • A new series Halloween Cake-Off with Duff Goldman as host on Monday, October 8th at 10pm. 
  • A Chopped Champions tournament starting on Tuesday, October 9th at 9pm
  • Trisha Yearwood has a Halloween special called Trisha’s Halloween Spooktacular on Monday, October 15th at 8pm. 
  • New primetime episodes of Beat Bobby Flay, Big Food Truck Tip, Bite Club, Diners, Drives-Ins and Dives, Guy’s Grocery Games, Halloween Baking Championship, Halloween Wars, Kids Baking Championship, and Triple D Nation.
  • New daytime episodes of Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro, The Kitchen and The Pioneer Woman.


A press release with episode descriptions and air dates is below:

*note - Let's Eat is in the press release, but it is no longer on the schedule

Monday, September 17, 2018

Good Eats: Reloaded Premieres October 15th on Cooking Channel

Alton Brown has been promising fans for quite some time that Good Eats would return to television.  When Alton made an announcement about it last year, he said it would be called Return of the Eats, but it appears the show is now called Good Eats: Reloaded.

Alton Brown posted this on his social media accounts: "I’m revisiting the Good Eats library and renovating some classic episodes by adding new scenes, new science and new recipes. The result: Good Eats: Reloaded. Premieres October 15 at 9pm ET on Cooking Channel."

I find it interesting that they chose to put Good Eats: Reloaded on Cooking Channel rather than Food Network.  With the cult following of Good Eats, it would probably have had good ratings on Food Network.

So if you have been waiting for Good Eats to return, you can mark your calender for October 15th at 9pm.

UPDATE - It seems like Good Eats: Reloaded may be separate from Return of the Eats and Return of the Eats will premiere at a later date.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Food Network Star Winner Christian Petroni Competes on Beat Bobby Flay

Christian Petroni Beat Bobby Flay
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Christian Petroni, the most recent (co-) winner of Food Network Star will be competing on Beat Bobby Flay tonight at 10pm on Food Network.

The episode is described as: "The tables are turned when past Beat Bobby Flay judges Christian Petroni and Leah Cohen return to the kitchen to take matters into their own hands. Cooking Channel's Laura Vitale and Chef Jet Tila judge the judges to deliver the verdict on who will serve Bobby justice."

Christian has been a judge on the show before, but this is his first time competing on Beat Bobby Flay.  I also don't think this is his "prize" for winning Food Network Star and this was probably filmed a while ago.  Appearing on Beat Bobby Flay was Bobby Flay's hope of a consolation prize for Manny.

I will update this post after the episode airs to let you know how Christian did on tonight's episode of Beat Bobby Flay.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis Appear in New Scooby Doo Movie

Today a new Scooby Doo movie called Scooby-Doo! and the Gourmet Ghost was released on DVD and online.  Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis appear in the cartoon movie and do the voice over work for their characters.

The description of the movie states:

"Pull up a chair, tuck in that napkin, and get ready for a 5-star meal of mystery with Scooby-Doo and the gang, as we hit the road to visit the Rocky Harbor Culinary Resort to meet Fred’s uncle, world-famous chef Bobby Flay. Mystery Inc. quickly learns that this state-of-the-art cooking resort isn’t all steak and potatoes after they find out about the legend of the Red Ghost, and the unsolved disappearance of Bobby Flay’s great ancestor chef. When the mysterious Red Ghost returns in disastrous fashion to haunt the inn, the gang teams up with Bobby and his culinary pal Giada De Laurentiis, to dig in for clues and serve up justice. Will history repeat itself and find another world-famous chef missing? Get ready to take a bite out of this gourmet mystery filled with loads of good eating, tasty laughs and even better twists and turns!"

Chopped judge Marcus Samuelsson also appears in the movie.  Below is a preview video of the movie and the photo above is of the cartoon versions of Giada and Bobby.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Food Network's September 2018 Programming Highlights

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Here are some of the highlights of the Food Network programming scheduled to air on the channel in September:
  • A new series called Baked with comedian Tom Papa premiering Monday, September 3rd at 10pm. "He travels the country to find the best sweet and savory bread and baked goods"
  • A new series called Bite Club hosted by Tyler Florence starting on Thursday, September 6th at 9pm.  He travels to different cities and five chefs (two will judge) battle it out to become the hometown champ.  This premiered after the finale of The Great Food Truck Race.
  • A new series called Big Food Truck Tip with Andrew Zimmern starting on Wednesday, September 19th at 10pm.  He will visit different cities and ends up giving a food truck a $10,000 tip.
  • The season finale of Kids Baking Championship on Monday, September 17th at 9pm.
  • The season finale of Worst Cooks in America on Sunday, September 23rd at 9pm.
  • A new season of Halloween Baking Championship on Monday, September 24th at 9pm. 
  • A new season of Halloween Wars on Sunday, September 30th at 9pm.  There are also specials -Road to Halloween Wars premiering at 8pm and Even More Monstrous Scares at 10pm. 
  • New primetime episodes of Beat Bobby Flay, Big Food Truck Tip, Chopped, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Guy’s Grocery Games and Triple D Nation
  • New daytime episodes of Let’s Eat, The Kitchen, The Pioneer Woman and Trisha’s Southern Kitchen.  Note that despite the press release saying Let's Eat is at 11am, it has since been moved to 9am, most likely due to low ratings.

A press release with episode descriptions and air dates is below:

Thursday, August 30, 2018

The Great Food Truck Race Winner Crowned Tonight

Tonight at 9pm on Food Network is the season 9 finale of The Great Food Truck Race where the winner will go home with $50,000.  If you read the preview/spoiler post from our site, you know that the final two trucks are Just Wing It and New England Grill.

The final episode is two hours long and the description of tonight's episode states, "The final two teams head back to Los Angeles, where Tyler Florence welcomes them to the historic Pueblo de Los Angeles, the epicenter of LA's Mexican heritage and culture. He introduces Bricia Lopez, co-owner of James Beard-award winning restaurant Guelaguetza, and they explain the Mexican ingredients and flavors the trucks will be using in their final challenge: chayote and habanero peppers. Both trucks pull out all the stops for the win, but only one team is awarded the $50,000 grand prize."

Just Wing It is comprised of Worst Cooks in America alumni and it seems that neither food truck plans on using the prize money to open up a food truck business, but I guess we will have to wait and see.

I will update this post with the winner of season 9 of The Great Food Truck Race after the episode airs and you can discuss the episode below.

Continue Reading to find out the winner...