Friday, June 27, 2014

Food Network's July 2014 Programming Highlights

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Here are some of the highlights of the Food Network programming scheduled to air on the channel in July:
  • The start of the 5-episode Chopped Teen Tournament on Tuesday, July 15th at 10pm
  • The series premieres of Food Fest Nation (July 21st) and King of Cones (July 28th)
  • The continuation of season 10 of Food Network Star on Sunday Nights
  • New seasons of Beat Bobby Flay, Diner's, Drive-Ins and Dives, Mystery Diners and Restaurant: Impossible in primetime.
  • An Iron Chef America special on Saturday July 19th - Ultimate Bar Food: Bobby Flay and Anthony Anderson vs. Masaharu Morimoto and Simon Majumdar"
  • New primetime episodes of Chopped, Chopped Canada, Cutthroat Kitchen, Guy's Grocery Games, Restaurant Stakeout, and Rewrapped
  • New daytime episodes of Barefoot Contessa, Farmhouse Rules, Bobby Flay's Barbeque Addiction, Giada at Home, The Kitchen, Guy's Big Bite, and The Pioneer Woman

 The press release with episode descriptions and dates is below:

Food Network brings the heat in July with the premiere of Chopped Teen Tournament on Tuesday, July 15th at 10pm, a five-part event in which sixteen talented teenaged-chefs compete for the chance to win $25,000 and a culinary school scholarship. New series Food Fest Nation premieres Monday, July 21st at 9pm, with Anthony Anderson hitting the road to discover the best and most delicious food festivals in America. On Monday, July 28th at 8pm new series King of Cones challenges top dessert chefs to transform summertime's most favorite, iconic dessert - ice cream! The competition gets fierce on Food Network Star, as the remaining finalists, guided by mentors Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay, go head-to-head proving their mettle all July long Sundays at 9pm. Additionally, July offers new seasons of Beat Bobby Flay, Diner's, Drive-Ins and Dives, Mystery Diners and Restaurant: Impossible. In daytime, Food Network's acclaimed grill master goes back to the essentials with new episodes of Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction Sundays at 11am, and this time he is simplifying outdoor cooking techniques and recipes for an easy guide to grilling without breaking a sweat. Also in daytime, are new episodes of Barefoot Contessa, Farmhouse Rules, The Kitchen and The Pioneer Woman. Plus, is the destination for summertime entertaining with recipes, tips and guides for the season. Join the Food Network conversation on Facebook and Twitter.


Chopped Teen Tournament - Premiering Tuesday, July 15th at 10pm
Teen-tastic! In this five-part event, sixteen talented teenaged chefs bring their extreme energy and ambition to the Chopped kitchen! These intense culinary whiz kids are aiming for perfect appetizers, entrées, and desserts, as they navigate through each round. The winner from each preliminary competition will head to the Grand Finale, with a huge prize on the line: $25,000 plus a culinary school scholarship! The teen chefs are given ingredients that could stump even top professionals, and in the end, only one will be named the first-ever Teen Chopped Grand Champion!

Premiering Tuesday, July 15th at 10pm - "Teen Tournament: Part 1"
For the first competition of this five part Teen Tournament, four very talented young cooks compete for a chance to move on to the finale and win $25,000 and a culinary school scholarship. The Chopped kitchen has never before been filled with this much raw talent, unbridled energy, or wide-eyed enthusiasm! In the appetizer round, the first group of young cooks must work with lamb loin chops and kale chips. Perhaps surprisingly, the teen chefs seem less than happy to get French fries and cookies in the entrée round, with one competitor on edge about whether a special addition to her plate will get cooked in time. And when the final two kids open the dessert baskets to find a frozen treat, will they meet The Challenge and transform the ingredient into something new and delicious?
Judges: Amanda Freitag, Marc Murphy, Geoffrey Zakarian

Premiering Tuesday, July 22nd at 10pm - "Teen Tournament: Part 2"
Intensity and energy abound in the second competition of the Teen Tournament! The judges are sure to be impressed by this fresh group of young competitors, who are revved up for their chance to rock the Chopped kitchen. Cleaning shrimp and slicing jalapeños are the first order of business in the appetizer round. The teen chefs have to hop to it when they find out they have to cook frog-leg entrees in 30 minutes. And in the dessert round, an iconic New York cookie must be combined with a popular nut.
Judges: Amanda Freitag, Marc Murphy, Geoffrey Zakarian

Premiering Tuesday, July 29nd at 10pm - "Teen Tournament: Part 3"
The Teen Tournament excitement continues with this thrilling third round! Four new teen chefs enter the Chopped kitchen with their sights set on becoming a champ and winning a spot in the Grand Finale. Will they think dandelion greens are a dandy ingredient for the first round? The fryer is in high-demand in the entree round, featuring Cornish hens. Then in the dessert round, the ice cream machine is The Kitchen tool of choice.
Judges: Alex Guarnaschelli, Chris Santos, Alex Stupak

Online, meet the teen competitors with a photo gallery and behind-the-scenes photos of each round, plus video previews and highlights for each episode. Do not miss a second of the action with ongoing blog coverage on FN Dish, and join the conversation at #Chopped.


Food Network Star

Premiering Sunday, July 6th at 9pm ET/PT- "Product Commercial"
Finalists are challenged to come up with their own food product and create a commercial to sell it. After some help from Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis, the contestants meet with an art director to refine their concepts and prepare to shoot their commercials. The commercials are then played for Bobby, Giada, Bob Tuschman and Susie Fogelson and the finalist with the least successful ad exits the building.

Premiering Sunday, July 13th at 9pm ET/PT - "Vegas Pool Party"
Food Network Star travels to Las Vegas, and the cast is welcomed to Caesar's Palace by Alton Brown and Giada De Laurentiis. Their first challenge has a Vegas buffet theme and Giada chooses seven plates of food that the finalists must describe in detail in 90 seconds, to her satisfaction. The group then heads to the pool, where the contestants headline a pool party and create small dishes for the partygoers to enjoy. Only those who keep the party going will make it to the next week!

Premiering Sunday, July 20th at 9pm ET/PT - "One-of-a-Kind Experience"
The finalists visit Las Vegas restaurants that offer one-of-a-kind dining experiences, which they must recreate on-camera. They must remember to not just concentrate on the food, because the look, ambiance, sounds and smells all are a part of the complete restaurant experience. They are divided into teams of three to create three-course, quintessential Vegas dinners for high-profile guests, presenting their meals course by course.

Premiering Sunday, July 27th at 9pm ET/PT - "Rachael Ray Show"
Food Network Star returns to New York City and visits the network headquarters in Chelsea Market. The contestants join Alton, Bobby and Giada in the Food Network kitchen, where the finalists learn they will be doing a 'live' report from a local restaurant or shop. After the 'live' challenge, Rachael Ray invites the cast to join her on her show, in front of a live audience. The finalists shoot a Rachael Ray segment, helping five families with common food problems. One contestant is eliminated, leaving the final four.

Visit all season long for exclusive interviews, video, blogs, behind-the-scenes footage, photo galleries, previews and more. Fans can vote for their favorite finalists, engage in real-time polling with results displayed on-air, and enter the Food Network Star Sweepstakes "Cook Like a Food Network Star" for the chance to win $3,500, plus a Food Network Cookbook Package and the Ultimate Star Cookware Package. Fans can also connect with each other and the show's stars on Facebook and on Twitter with the hashtag #FoodNetworkStar.

Do not miss Star Salvation, the Contest that gives eliminated finalists a chance to re-enter the competition, which goes live after Food Network Star's east coast airing. Hosted by last season's Star winner Damaris Phillips and Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, the winner of this culinary Contest will be revealed on Food Network Star on Sunday, July 13th.


Food Fest Nation
Premiering Monday, July 21st at 9pm
Anthony Anderson is on a mission to discover what is truly at the heart of America - one delicious food festival at a time. Anthony will travel to the most colorful and devoted food festivals in America, tasting everything from classic interpretations to surprising twists of food favorites. He will meet the amazing characters devoted to these regional specialties and follow some as they compete to be the best of the best. There is nothing like a small-town food festival to make summer come alive!

King of Cones
Premiering Monday, July 28th at 8pm
In King of Cones, top-level dessert chefs are challenged to use their skills, creativity and ingenuity to make the most incredible ice cream treats imaginable. In three heart-pounding elimination challenges, a giant ice cream truck arrives with a new theme and a mystery ingredient that our four talented contestants must translate into a uniquely delicious ice cream dessert - before time runs out. Let the ice cream games begin!


Beat Bobby Flay
Premiering Thursday, July 31st at 10pm
Skilled chefs compete for the opportunity to cook against culinary master Bobby Flay in returning competition series Beat Bobby Flay. The action starts with two talented cooks going head-to-head in a culinary battle using an ingredient of Bobby's choice, in front of a studio audience and a rotating cast of special guests, whose goal is to pick the challenger with the skills to potentially Beat Bobby Flay. The winner proceeds to round two for the ultimate food face-off against Bobby - but with an advantage: the contender makes their signature dish, and Bobby has only minutes to come up with his own interpretation of the dish. After a blind taste test, a panel of judges ultimately decides if the challenger has the chops to Beat Bobby Flay or if Bobby's food reigns supreme.

Online, find behind-the-scenes photos, interviews, video highlights and more insider coverage, plus check out ongoing blog coverage of the new season in FN Dish. Follow all the action on Twitter using #BeatBobbyFlay.

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Premiering Friday, July 11th at 10pm - "California Cruisin'"
This trip, Guy's cruising the west coast for a taste of California. In Culver City, Gene Simmons makes a surprise visit to a neighborhood hangout dishing out real-deal Hawaiian grub. Nearby in Garden Grove, a family-run Mexican joint serves up standout tamales and traditional beef chamorro. And up the coast in Monterey, a funky fish house grills up fresh-caught oysters and a full-flavored pasta-seafood medley.

Premiering Friday, July 18th at 10pm - "Stuffed and Twisted"
Guy is hitting the road and checking out all kinds of funky foods from coast to coast. In Monterey, Calif., a second-generation Italian joint serves mom's time-tested recipes like meaty lasagna and real deal minestrone. In Boston, a funky little sandwich shop serves paninis to satisfy both meat and veggie lovers. And in Jackson, Wyo., an ex-Marine brings Americana to a small town with dishes like chicken pot pie and homemade soups and pretzels.

Premiering Monday, July 21st at 8pm - "Legends of Texas"
In this one-hour special, Guy cruises the Lone Star State for a big bite of Texas-style triple D and reunites with some familiar faces along the way, including Matthew McConaughey and football legend Earl Campbell. Plus, the vault opens to head back to a classic from the very first Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives episode.

Premiering Friday, July 25th at 10pm - "Old Standards, New Styles"
Guy hits up some spots serving comfort food kicked up a notch. In Long Beach, Calif., an old school diner with a new school chef cooks up home-style favorites like pot roast and scones with a twist. In Jackson, Wyo., a pizza joint slices up mouthwatering pies topped with everything from pesto and chicken to spicy sausage and marinara. And in Monterey, Calif., a brew house cranks out big-time bar food like parmesan pretzels and short rib grilled cheese.

Mystery Diners

Premiering Monday, July 28th at 10pm
When a restaurant owner suspects employees of not doing their jobs -- whether it be stealing, lying, mistreating customers or generally doing lousy work -- they call in the Mystery Diners. These Mystery Diners are undercover operatives who go into restaurants, bars and food service establishments with hidden cameras and perform surveillance to find out what is really going on when the boss is not around.

Restaurant: Impossible
Premiering Wednesday, July 23rd at 10pm - "Fork in the Road"
The nearly three-year-old Fork Diner in Calhoun, Ga., never quite took off, and owners Gray, Diana and Michael are now faced with a failing business and a suffering friendship. Robert Irvine will have just two days to address the boring food, lack of cleanliness, disinterested staff and an owner with one foot out the door.

Premiering Wednesday, July 30th at 10pm - "Culture Clash"
Marie's at Ummat Cafe poses many challenges for Robert Irvine. Situated next to Atlanta's oldest mosque, many potential customers falsely think that the restaurant is strictly for Muslims, owner Jaliwa's experience in catering has not translated into running a restaurant and the design team has a fight that puts the entire restaurant makeover in jeopardy.


Premiering Tuesday, July 1st at 10pm - "Short and Sweet Breads"
The chefs open the appetizer baskets and find sweetbreads, which they must make into a delicious dish in 20 minutes. Then in the entree round, "a little or a lot" comes into play when the competitors have to work with a strong spice blend. The final two chefs must make chocolaty, salty, fruity desserts to earn the title of Chopped champion.
Judges: Maneet Chauhan, Chris Santos, Geoffrey Zakarian

Premiering Tuesday, July 8th at 10pm - "Fig Out"
The chefs find two fishy ingredients in the first basket, but will their appetizer dishes hook the judges? Then in the entree round, some spiny leaves and beef kidneys must be combined. And as the finalists rush to make dessert from figs and lemon verbena, a collision in The Kitchen causes a stir.
Judges: Eduard Frauneder, Marc Murphy, Aarón Sánchez

Do not miss Chopped After Hours, a web series on, where the Chopped judges step out from behind the chopping block to put their own spin on some of Chopped's toughest and strangest baskets.

Chopped Canada
Premiering Thursday, July 3rd at 9pm - "Who Gives a Geoduck?"
Chicken livers and seaweed crack open this competition as four chefs fight it out. Ingredients are missed, and a clam of a different color causes complications in the dinner round. A familiar comfort food poses a new challenge in the final round as both chefs struggle to repurpose it into a prize-winning dessert.
Judges: Susur Lee, Michael (Chef) Smith, Vikram Vij

Cutthroat Kitchen
Premiering Sunday, July 6th at 10pm - "Anything but a Cake Walk"
Things get sizzling when two chefs cook steak over a romantic candlelit dinner, then one chef is cut down to size while stuck with a giant whisk. Finally one chef learns making cake is no cake walk when forced to walk around The Kitchen on cake boxes!

Premiering Sunday, July 13th at 10pm - "Big Trouble in Little Chinese Chicken Salad"
Three chefs discover that the Great Wall is not as spacious as they would like it to be. One chef's cooking tools get swapped out for a set of golf clubs while another chef dunks doughnuts into coffee in a surprising way.

Premiering Sunday, July 20th at 10pm - "Welcome to the Jungle"
Things get hot in The Kitchen when one chef cooks with host Alton Brown's jungle torch. Later, an oversized fondue pot leads to an oversized mess.

Online, catch new episodes of Alton's After-Show, a post-show conversation with host Alton Brown and the guest judges chatting about the strategies and tricks employed by the chefs in each episode. Plus, go behind-the-scenes with an in-depth set tour, video featuring Alton sharing his secret strategies for success, and original series Testing the Sabotages, as culinary producers try out outrageous tools of sabotage to be used in the show. Follow the mischief and strategy on Twitter using #CutthroatKitchen.

Guy's Grocery Games

Premiering Sunday, July 6th at 8pm -"First You Don't Succeed, Fry, Fry Again"
In Watch Your Weight, the chefs hope the fried feast does not add too many pounds to the scale. Next, the chefs must make a skewered meal out of the haphazard items in the Clearance Carts. The last two chefs spin the Food Wheel to determine their budget for an elegant dinner.
Judges: Melissa d'Arabian, Beau Mac Millan, Catherine McCord

Premiering Sunday, July 13th at 8pm - "Cart to Table"
The chefs must dig through Clearance Carts to make comfort food with mislabeled meats and unmarked cans. Next, host Guy Fieri puts the chefs' strengths to the test, as they must carry as many items as they can to make breakfast for dinner. With two chefs left, their fate is in the spin as the Food Wheel decides what components will be used in their best dish.
Judges: G. Garvin, Judy Joo, Aarti Sequeira

Premiering Sunday, July 20th at 8pm - "Weight for It!"
In Watch Your Weight, the chefs must scale the aisles to rein in their pounds before the big weigh-in. Who can tighten their belt enough to make the best burger? Making a meal with two sides sounds easy, until the chefs learn they are playing the chilling Frozen Food Feud. The last two chefs must dive into Guy's Grocery List to make a winning pork dinner: which chef will make the judges pig out more and go on to win up to $20,000?
Judges: Melissa d'Arabian, Duskie Estes, Troy Johnson

Premiering Sunday, July 27th at 8pm -"Around the World in Three Carts"
In game one, we take a trip around the world as the chefs create an international dish using only items found in the Clearance Carts. Next, the chefs set out to make a delicious dessert until host Guy Fieri surprises them with a savory Red Light Special. In the final game, the chefs try to make their best dish in the letter-limiting challenge, ABC; whichever one of these chefs uses their spelling and culinary skills the best will go on to play for $20,000 in the Shopping Spree.
Judges: Judy Joo, Troy Johnson, Brian Malarkey

Online, catch interviews with host Guy Fieri, photo galleries with episode recaps and episode highlights; plus get continuing blog coverage on FN Dish. Follow the games on Twitter using #GroceryGames

Iron Chef America
Premieres Saturday, July 19th at 10pm - "Ultimate Bar Food: Flay/Anderson vs. Morimoto/Majumdar"
Iron Chefs paired with amateur cooks raise the bar on common food fare in a food fight brawl. Iron Chef Bobby Flay and actor Anthony Anderson take on Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto and food writer Simon Majumdar.
Judges: Donatella Arpaia, Adam Fleischman, Billy Harris

Restaurant Stakeout
Premieres Wednesday, July 2nd at 9pm - "Hammered in Vegas"
Willie is called in to help former professional hockey player Bob Fleming with his struggling Hammer's Grill and Bar. Bob moved the bar's original location from Illinois to Henderson, Nev., and since then Hammer's success has started to melt away. Known as The Hammer in his hockey days for his brawling ways, Bob is now in the fight of his life to keep Hammer's open.

Premieres Wednesday, July 16th at 9pm - "Ciao, Vegas!"
Willie is called in to help Ricardo, the young owner of Gina's Bistro in Las Vegas. Italian traditions meet the American Dream as Ricardo attempts to turn his immigrant story into a successful one. Can Willie get this restaurant back on track, before Ricardo is forced to close and move back to Italy?

Premieres Wednesday, July 23rd at 9pm - "Golf Course Stakeout"
When Brian and Brian opened Oh' Brian's On the Green in Clark, N.J., they thought it would be a hole in one. But their manager is perfecting a disappearing act and the staff is left to fend for themselves while customers grow unhappy. Before their dream of building a restaurant empire gets caught in a sand trap, the two Brians call Willie to save their reputation.

Premiering Monday, July 7th at 8pm - "A Word to the Wise Cheez Waffies"
This episode celebrates the wafers that never waver -- Wise Cheez Waffies! In the first challenge, Rewrappers must recreate the cheesy marvel from scratch. Then in the Innovate Challenge, contestants must tame the wildly flavorful snack in an original dish. Prepare for a Waffie of a good time!


Barefoot Contessa
Premiering Sunday, July 20th at 10:00am -"Cocktails and Cookies"
It is all about brunch, baking and cocktail shaking as Ina asks her Hollywood mogul friends over for Breakfast Ricotta with Berries and Maple Syrup. Then Ina shows the guys how to bake Whole Wheat and Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits for their pooch, and delicious Jalapeno Cheddar Crackers paired with Blood Orange Cosmos.

Premiering Sunday, July 27th at 10:00am - "Easy as Pie"
Baking and blooms are on the menu as Ina shares the secrets of pie making with her friend Michael in exchange for some floristry magic. There are Raspberry Corn Muffins to welcome him to the barn, and then Ina shows him how to make foolproof pie crust, a fabulous Fresh Blueberry Pie and a Strawberry and Rhubarb Pie. Then from flour to flowers, it is over to Michael's where he shows Ina the secrets of a show-stopping table centerpiece.

The Pioneer Woman - Premiering Saturdays at 10:00am
Premiering Saturday, July 5th at 10am - "16 Minute Meals: All Day Long"
Ree dishes up 16-minute meals for an entire day all the way from breakfast (Croissant French Toast With Maple Whipped Cream and Blackberry Syrup), to lunch (Grilled Chicken and Strawberry Salad Wrap), to dinner (Pawhuska Cheesesteaks and Apple Peanut Butter Delight).

Premiering Saturday, July 12th at 10am - "Chinese Takeout at the Ranch"
Ree's cooking up a takeout treat for her girls, making a surprise dinner of their favorite Chinese food, complete with Cream Cheese Won Tons, Sticky Orange Chicken, Beef With Broccoli and stir-fried Chow Mein.

Premiering Saturday, July 19th at 10am - "Engagement Dinner"
Ree and her sister-in-law are throwing a big engagement bash for her friend. There are irresistible appetizers: Brie-Stuffed Mushrooms, Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp With Chili Butter and an amazing main course meal: Prime Rib and Horseradish Sauce with Whisky-Glazed Carrots and Roasted Asparagus with Peas on the side. Ree prepares Chipotle Salted Chocolate Truffles, a tower of Cupcakes for dessert with glasses of fizz to toast the future Mr. and Mrs.!

Premiering Saturday, July 26th at 10am - "Man Cave"
The boys and their friends are fixing up a man cave on the ranch and Ree's feeding them during the remodeling. There are Chicken Bacon Ranch Paninis for lunch, then Steak Fingers with Gravy alongside a Mini Chopped Salad and Crazy Brownies for dinner.


Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction
Premiering Sunday, July 6th at 11am - "Bobby's Basics: Go-To Grilling"
Bobby Flay reveals his go-to techniques for a simple and delicious meal at the grill. First up, Bobby shares his favorite method to grill chicken, which he tops with a fresh and rustic herb sauce. Then he is whisking together one master vinaigrette to use on two side dishes -- Grilled Potatoes with Goat Cheese and a Grilled Asparagus Crostini, plus a grapefruit dessert that could not be easier.

Premiering Sunday, July 13th at 11am - "Bobby's Basics: New Grilling Classics"
Bobby Flay's proving there is more to grilling than just burgers and hot dogs. His light and healthy menu features grilled halibut finished with a flavorful drizzle of citrus-brown butter vinaigrette, a versatile grilled veggie and bread salad tossed in an herb dressing and crunchy chilled green beans with a basic vinaigrette. And to get the party started -- Blackberry-Flavored Shooters!

Premiering Sunday, July 20th at 11am - "Bobby's Basics: Grilled Taco Party"
Bobby Flay demonstrates some of his favorite grilling shortcuts with a crowd-pleasing taco-themed menu. He reveals his secret for getting smoky flavor for his Glazed Lamb Tacos with Fresh Salsa and puts together a Spice-Infused Portobello and Vegetable Taco Topped with Queso Fresco, plus his go-to Five-Ingredient Salad and a party pitcher of Brazilian Limeade.

Premiering Sunday, July 27th at 11am - "Bobby's Basics: Veggie Delight"
Bobby Flay offers his simple steps for creating a healthy, vegetarian-style menu that packs a ton of flavor. First up, he reimagines pizza using a meaty portobello mushroom topped with an olive, caper and tomato mixture with melted goat cheese. Then he is showcasing one of his favorite shortcuts for flavorful dressings and tossing it with some fresh greens and grilled whole wheat pita. He rounds out the meal with a healthier version of a fruity and creamy dessert, and Bobby's own spin on a Vodka and Orange Cocktail.

Farmhouse Rules

Premiering Saturday, July 5th at 10:30am -"Dance-a-Thon"
Nancy hosts a Dance Marathon in the barn for her favorite charity. The band plays into the night while all of the dancing couples vie to be the last one standing, and Nancy has cooked up enough to feed all of these charitable toe tappers with her menu of Eggplant and Sausage Pasta Salad, Green Beans with Bacon, Clementine Pound Cake with Glaze and refreshing Pink Lemonade.

Premiering Saturday, July 12th at 10:30am -"Bailey's Birthday"
Nancy's granddaughter Bailey is turning seven and Nancy's planned an exciting petting zoo party to celebrate. On the menu are Chicken Parmesan Sticks, Roasted Broccoli with Cheddar Cheese Sauce and Vanilla Birthday Cake with Chocolate Frosting.

Giada at Home

Premiering Sunday, July 6th at 10:30am -"Summer Splash"
Giada De Laurentiis hosts a summertime pool party in her backyard with a fun menu to match. Giada dishes up Buffalo Grilled Shrimp with Goat Cheese Dipping Sauce, Gazpacho Sandwiches, Mascarpone-Filled Watermelon and a refreshing Spa Water.

Guy's Big Bite
Premiering Sunday, July 6th at 11:30am -"Meatball Sliders, Triple Threat"
Forget finger sandwiches, Guy Fieri knows that the way to impress at a summer party is meatball sliders -- and lots of them! Guy dishes up three variations on this party favorite, including Italian Meatball Sliders with Red Sauce, Asian Chicken Meatballs with Pickled Carrot and Daikon and Greek Lamb Meatball Sliders with Tzatziki.

The Kitchen
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, check out exciting updates, including recipes from the show, behind-the-scenes photos and fun facts from the culinary department. On FN Dish, get one post each week written by one of the hosts, plus special giveaways.


Summer Party Cooking Blocks- Premiering Saturday, July 5th from 7am - 12pm and Sunday, July 6th from 7am - 2pm

Get summer parties started right with a full weekend lineup of Food Network chef's seasonal tips. Premiere episodes include:
Premiering Saturday, July 5th at 10:00am - The Pioneer Woman - "16 Minute Meals: All Day Long"
Premiering Saturday, July 5th at 10:30am - Farmhouse Rules - "Dance-a-Thon"
Premiering Saturday, July 5th at 11:00am - The Kitchen
Premiering Sunday, July 6th at 10:30am - Giada at Home - "Summer Splash"
Premiering Sunday, July 6th at 11:30am - Guy's Big Bite - "Meatball Sliders, Triple Threat"
Premiering Sunday, July 6th at 11am - Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction - "Bobby's Basics: Go-To Grilling"


Grilling Central is grilling central with all the secrets to great barbecue and top chefs' recipes to elevate the backyard bash. Grilled chicken is a summer cookout classic, and shares the best recipes for the juiciest, most flavorful birds; from jerk chicken to barbecue chicken, chicken tacos to beer-can chicken, plus chicken salads, sandwiches and kebabs. Nothing says summer like burgers and dogs, and has recipes, ideas and grilling tips for every palate. Get tips for grilling fish, shrimp or even clams or mussels for a light, flavorful and quick-cooking appetizer or main dish, with all the tricks for getting perfect results every time. Find the perfect main dish recipes for the perfect summer cookout, like grilled pizza, foil-packet dinners, and grilled tacos; and sides and salads to complete the meal. Finish off the perfect summer meal, whether it is a simple weeknight dinner al fresco or a big weekend bash, with a refreshing frozen treat. Summer parties are a breeze with top recipes for packable sides and desserts, crowd-pleasing appetizers, show-stopping sweets, plus tips for stocking a bar, figuring out quantities for food and cocktails, decorating ideas and must-have summer products. Plus, summer stays slim with healthy recipes to enjoy all season long!

Independence Day
Celebrate the fourth with all-American classics like burgers, summer salads and red-white-and-blue desserts.

Summer Entertaining
Find seasonal recipes for casual get-togethers, last-minute fetes, potlucks, barbecues and picnics.

Summer Produce Guide
Cook with the freshest summer produce, like zucchini, tomatoes, watermelon and peaches with in-season recipes and tips from Food Network chefs.

Grilling and Summer How-Tos
Our new how-to section will equip you with everything you need for a successful summer, with expert tips on how to set up a grill, how to clean your grill, make the perfect burger, grill moist, flavorful chicken, make homemade ice cream, eat a lobster and stock your pantry for easy summer entertaining.

On The Road hits the road with the very best grilling and BBQ road trips as seen on beloved Food Network shows. Find barbecue restaurant picks from Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, top ice-cream shops from coast-to-coast, as well as recipes and ideas from restaurant chefs.


  1. I cannot wait until the day arrives that Restaurant Stakeout and Mystery Diners have disappeared from the schedule permanently. They're so fake, contrived, and just irritating. The rest of the shows are all formulaic, but at least I can watch them.

  2. Truly, those two programs are an utter blight on Food Network's schedule. Blatantly fake, badly acted garbage.

  3. They actually started out with pretty realistic scenarios—such as mangers hiring waitresses based on looks or pocketing servers' tips—but the situations have become more contrived, unrealistic, and obviously staged as the seasons have progressed. I haven't been able to watch Mystery Diners since the dinner-theater episode.

    Restaurant Stakeout isn't nearly as bad, especially since it tackles management problems as much as staff issues. However, the new season is considerably less believable.

  4. I agree with you completely here. That dinner theater episode of Mystery Diners really was unbearable.

  5. It's better than Ramsey's track record.

  6. Who cares they are getting 10 Grand of a re-do and publicity for FREE. If they can't make it too freaking bad.

  7. Not his fault they failed. He can redo the space and redo the menu and teach them different ways of marketing all he wants but I'm the end, it's the owners job to make it all work.

  8. Very interesting. I had no idea this show had been on for 9 seasons! After reading your very interesting Open/Closed page it basically confirmed what I have suspected. Places with cranky owners, poor service, or are dirty seem to quickly revert back to their old ways. On the flip side, places that had good reviews before the makeover seem to doing the best since the makeover.

  9. alot of these restaurant owners seem low class and dirty and their restaurants are filthy. They won't change.

  10. I look at shows like this, and there are some things I don't understand. I look at shows like "Til Debt Do Us Part." Then I look at the shows on HGTV and DIY, where thousands of dollars is sponsored to renovate people's stuff. They bring in professional teams. Why is there no financial assistance component to any of these rescue shows? They should do like the Princess Show. Give them 20K toward business debt if certain requirements are met. And bring in professional consultants like market researchers to see what might fit best for that area. Give them some branding help and 30 days of advertising. Send back helpers after the star of the show leaves.

  11. From the few places I tried to research, any of the ones Ramsey did were in far worse shape to start with. Personally, I don't know why all these shows wait until these places are 30 days from closing. Why not 90 to 120 days? At least give them a quarter to recover. And why is there no assistance given for their past due debts?

  12. Regardless, this is a pretty amazing success rate. Much better than Gordon Ramsay's...

  13. The restaurants are also in a much worse state on Kitchen Nightmares (which is what I believed you mean, Hells Kitchen is the contest show). Ramsey went in and pretty much threw them a Hail Mary. Those that were willing to try and work hard, did survive, some just sold to get out of the mess they were in and others were too arrogant and lazy to follow through.

  14. You guys realize most restaurants fail right, his record is simply amazing actually. I've gone to culinary school and I major in business now. I can tell you that 90% of all new restaurants fail. It bugs me when people criticize things that they are not educated in. Running a restaurant is probably one of the hardest things to ever go into. Long hours barely enough pay, people see the rich master chefs and think that everyone is like that, no sorry it's not that way. Keep in mind these business's were already failing and he only had a couple of days to help. This is nothing less than amazing.

  15. These people know nothing about business. I realized that stupid people get angry because they don't understand things and are always confused to what is going on.

  16. 45 out of 61 are great statistics when you consider the high failure rate of restaurants in general and these are all restaurants in extremely poor circumstances.