Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Food Network's June 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 June:
  • Season 10 of Food Network Star began on June 1st.
  • New primetime episodes of Restaurant Stakeout, Chopped, Chopped Canada, Restaurant Impossible, Diner's, Drive-Ins and Dives, Mystery Diners, Cutthroat Kitchen, Guy's Grocery Games, and Rewrapped.
  • A special episode of Iron Chef America on Saturday June 7th where it is a dessert themed challenge with Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli and Johnny Iuzzini vs. Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian and Elizabeth Falkner.  Alex and Elizabeth competed against each other on Next Iron Chef, and many people were upset when Elizabeth was eliminated.
  • The pilot episode of The Big Tip with Rachael Ray on June 8th
  • New daytime episodes of The Kitchen, Giada at Home, Southern at Heart, Farmhouse Rules, Pioneer Woman, and Guy's Big Bite.

Press Release with more details and episode dates/descriptions is below:
Summer sizzles in Primetime with the premiere of the tenth season of Food Network Star, as 12 finalists compete for the coveted title on Sunday, June 1st at 9pm guided by mentors Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay. On Wednesday, June 4th at 9pm, Willie Degel reveals what happens behind-the-scenes to keep America's eateries from success with a new season of Restaurant Stakeout. Rachael Ray returns to Primetime with the premiere of special The Big Tip on Sunday, June 8th at 10pm. Alton Brown heats up The Kitchen with new episodes of Cutthroat Kitchen on Sunday, June 22nd at 10pm, as four talented chefs compete to see who can overcome the obstacles of kitchen sabotage. Rounding out June are premiere episodes of Chopped Canada, Guy's Grocery Games, Mystery Diners, Restaurant: Impossible, Restaurant Stakeout and Rewrapped, along with new episodes in daytime of Farmhouse Rules, Southern at Heart and The Kitchen. FoodNetwork.com is the destination for summertime entertaining with recipes, tips and guides for every occasion. Join the Food Network conversation on Facebook and Twitter.


Food Network Star

Premiering Sunday, June 1st at 9pm
Food Network's long-running competition series Food Network Star is back for a tenth season, with culinary icons Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay leading the charge to discover the next promising face in food television. The twelve new contenders are put to the test in a season filled with unique competitions challenging their kitchen and on-camera chops, to find out who has the talent and charisma to follow in Alton, Giada and Bobby's footsteps and helm their own show.

Premiering Sunday, June 1st at 9pm - "Hollywood Calling!" - SEASON PREMIERE!
In the season premiere, the contestants are welcomed to Los Angeles for their Star-making journey by Alton, Giada and Bobby, who invite the cast to their own red carpet premiere party that very night at a Hollywood studio backlot. Each finalist must present themselves to a select group of tastemakers, including E! personality Ross Mathews, and prepare their most impressive party bite for The Challenge judges Alton, Giada, Bobby and Food Network executives Bob Tuschman and Susie Fogelson.

Premiering Sunday, June 8th at 9pm - "Please Try This At Home"
A Food Network Star must be able to teach home viewers how to prepare great meals. Alton tests the finalists on their communication skills - he prepares a recipe, but only according to the verbal instructions given by the contestants. Then the finalists create their own instructional video for a home cook, with Food Network chef Alex Guarnaschelli cooking along using only their directions. After Alex is revealed to the contestants, she helps the selection committee decide who will be sent home.

Premiering Sunday, June 15th at 9pm - "Cutthroat Food Star"
The finalists are divided into two teams of five for a Cutthroat Kitchen-style battle, where finalists bid on sabotages to thwart their opponents. Alton runs the festivities, with Bobby and Cutthroat Kitchen judge Jet Tila critiquing the final dishes. The Victorious finalist in each heat keeps their winnings, while the least successful competitor hits the road.

Premiering Sunday, June 22nd at 9pm - "Internet Marketing Video"
Bobby tests the social media skills of the finalists by having them each create a 30-second, behind-the-scenes video blog. Then the finalists are teamed up to make an internet marketing video for Hershey's® candy products. The spots are shot at YouTube's soundstages and judged by two Youtube executives. Which video will have the judges hitting "fast forward" and who will be "deleted" from the competition?

Premiering Sunday, June 29th at 9pm - "Live Demo at Knott's Berry Farm"
Live demos are a staple of every Food Network Star's repertoire. In this week's challenge, the finalists take the stage at Knott's Berry Farm, an amusement park built on a deep culinary tradition, to perform a food demo for hundreds of park visitors. The finalist who fails to wow the crowd with their show and their food goes home.

Web series Star Salvation returns for a second outing on Sunday, June 1st and goes live just after Food Network Star's east coast airing. Available exclusively online and hosted by last season's Star winner Damaris Phillips and Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, the six-episode web-only culinary Contest gives eliminated finalists a chance to re-enter the competition. In a nod to the show's tenth season, two fan-favorites from past seasons return in the premiere Salvation challenge to battle the first eliminated finalist. The winner will re-enter Food Network Star on Sunday, July 13th.

Visit FoodNetwork.com/Star all season long for exclusive interviews, video, blogs, behind-the-scenes footage, photo galleries and more. Fans can also connect with each other and the show's stars on Facebook and on Twitter with the hashtag #FoodNetworkStar.

Restaurant Stakeout

Premiering Wednesday, June 4th at 9pm
Willie Degel is known for running a tight ship at his restaurants. His secret: cameras canvassing every inch of his restaurant, allowing him to keep a close eye on his floor, staff and patrons. Willie takes his practices to troubled restaurateurs looking to find and Rectify the hidden problems that lie within their establishments.



Premiering Tuesday, June 3rd at 10pm - "There Will Be Bloody Marys"
Sweet! The chefs open up their first basket which looks to be challenging with two of the ingredients including a fancy cake and a Bloody Mary. Then in the entrée round, the three chefs try to create memorable entrees with ground chicken and seafood paella. In the dessert round, an ice cream machine blunder causes problems for one of the finalists. Host: Ted Allen Judges: Scott Conant, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy

Premiering Tuesday, June 10th at 10pm - "Four Fathers"
Making their kids oh-so-proud, four daring dads take on the pressure cooker that is the Chopped Kitchen! How will the fathers-turned-competitors fare with fish and salt and vinegar potato chips in the appetizer round? The dads get the gift of a bottle of scotch in the entrée basket. Then, the two fathers left standing fight it out in the dessert round, where the judges debate whose rice pudding and pretzel dessert earns the title of Chopped Champion. Host: Ted Allen Judges: Maneet Chauhan, Scott Conant, Chris Santos

Premiering Tuesday, June 17th at 10pm - "Salt Pearls of Wisdom"
Presentation is at the forefront of the judges' first decision, as they compare shrimp and chickpea dishes. In the entree round, the flavor profile of the baklava in the basket might cause the chefs to stumble and the chefs try to find wise ways to use salt pearls in their dishes. Finally, the remaining contenders must work booze and cashews into their desserts. Host: Ted Allen Judges: Maneet Chauhan, Alex Guarnaschelli, Aarón Sánchez

Premiering Tuesday, June 24th at 10pm - "Swai Not?"
The chefs open up the first baskets to find falafel mix and date paste among the four appetizer ingredients. Then in the entree round, they must work with a puzzling fish. In the dessert round, the remaining chefs find cookies that they are hesitant to transform. Host: Ted Allen Judges: Alex Guarnaschelli, Aarón Sánchez, Geoffrey Zakarian

Do not miss Chopped After Hours, a web series on FoodNetwork.com, 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, June 5th at 9pm -"Showdown at the Oka Corral"
A stiff drink raises the bar in the first round as a new mom and a chef school instructor set out to prove they have what it takes in this episode of Chopped Canada. Organs and fruit make strange dinner partners in round two. A sweet treat and a smoked meat bring out fierce competition for the final prize. Host: Dean McDermott Judges: Lynn Crawford, Michael (Chef) Smith, Anne Yarymowich

Premiering Thursday, June 12th at 9pm -"That Wascally Wabbit"
In a battle of the young versus the seasoned, four chefs Face Off to win the $10,000 prize. A strong appetizer round with escargot and onion rings leaves the judges wondering who should be chopped. Things heat up in the dinner round, as one chef's rabbit is underdone and another is cooked to a crisp. In the dessert round, it is the duck that laid the golden egg as one chef pulls ahead to win the race. Host: Dean McDermott Judges: Lynn Crawford, John Higgins, Roger Mooking

Premiering Thursday, June 19th at 9pm -"One Flew Over the Cocoa's Nest"
Four chefs stick their necks out when ostrich and lollipops make an appearance in the appetizer round. The entree makes for a wild time when chefs must mix a jiggly dessert with a gamey meat. It is a bit of a pickle for the two remaining chefs who must find a way to sneak a popular bar food into a prize-winning dessert. Host: Dean McDermott Judges: John Higgins, Chuck Hughes, Roger Mooking

Premiering Thursday, June 26th at 9pm -"Some Skin in the Game"
The chefs each show they have got some skin in the game with some excellent uses of epiderm in the appetizer round. One chef attempts the im-pasta-ble in the entree course. The chefs must not flake out over dried mashed potatoes and fennel in the dessert round. Host: Dean McDermott Judges: Chuck Hughes, Vikram Vij, Roger Mooking

Cutthroat Kitchen

Premiering Sunday, June 1st at 10pm -"Judging Judges"
The tables are turned in this special as judges compete in this episode of Cutthroat Kitchen. First, someone's tortillas are shredded to make taquitos and one contestant forces the others to use undesirable proteins. Then, two chefs are forced to purchase tickets to a meatball lottery and Alton Brown makes one chef wear periscope glasses for the entire challenge. The chefs must cook with one hand literally tied behind their back in the final round.

Premiering Sunday, June 15th at 10pm -"Panini, Meeny, Miny, Mo"
In the first round, one chef is forced to perform a balancing act while they cook chicken pot pie while another is forced to use only a spork the entire challenge. Next up, a childhood rhyme turns into one chef's nightmare and Alton Brown forces the chefs to go vintage to make a panini. Finally, one chef must spring into action to save their cheesecake while another must avoid the funk when dealing with bad cheeses.

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, check out new behind- the-scenes videos 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.

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Premiering Friday, June 6th at 10pm - "Righteous Bites"
This trip, Guy Fieri's digging into some diverse dishes on both sides of the Pacific. In Los Angeles, East Coast buddies pile on a plateful of guilty pleasures like the Fat Jerry Sammie, a smorgasbord of fried favorites from chicken fingers to mozzarella sticks to steak. In Monterey, Calif., a boat-to-table spot on the pier cranks out all kinds of fresh fish like the abalone sliders and the seasonal crab feast. In Aiea, Hawaii, a double-duty bowling alley/restaurant keeps it funky with oxtail soups and a flavorful grilled turkey sandwich.

Premiering Saturday, June 21st at 10pm - "Grilling Greats"
Guy has traveled far and wide in the ol' Camaro, hitting up a tasty variety of butchers, barbecue masters and grilling greats. From traditional burgers to unique cuts of meat, flavorful sauces to righteous rubs, even the sides have a home on the grill. In this one-hour special, Guy looks back at some of the most incredible dishes ever created over flames and inside smokers.

Guy's Grocery Games

Premiering Sunday, June 1st at 8pm - "Food Network Stars Take Over Flavortown"
Food Network Stars Melissa d'Arabian, Jeff Mauro, Aaron McCargo, Jr. and Justin Warner take to the aisles to compete on behalf of their favorite charity. First, Guy Fieri tasks them with making a lunchtime favorite using Five Ingredients or Less. Then, the chefs are challenged to make a steakhouse dinner on a budget. The two finalists compete in one of the most difficult games yet, One Ingredient Per Aisle, in which they pull out all the stops to make the best dish for a good cause. Judges: G. Garvin, Troy Johnson, Catherine McCord

Premiering Sunday, June 8th at 8pm - "Cut the Cheese"
The classic dish, mac and cheese, gets a challenging twist in the first game, Aisle Down. Then, the chicken dinner sheds some pounds in Watch Your Weight. In the final game, there is romance in the air, as the chefs must make a romantic meal -- until their shopping efforts are thwarted when Guy pulls the ol' switcheroo in Cart Swap. Judges: Beau MacMillan, Brian Malarkey, Aarti Sequeira

Premiering Sunday, June 15th at 8pm - "Free Samples"
No one can pass up the free samples in the first game, because they must be incorporated into the chefs' Mediterranean dishes! Next up, it is lights out as the chefs dash around the store to make a dessert for the discerning judges before Closing Time. In the final game, it is the luck of the spin, as the last two chefs make their best dish in Food Wheel. Judges: Melissa d'Arabian, G. Garvin, Beau MacMillan

Premiering Sunday, June 22nd at 8pm - "Marshmallow Madness"
In Red Light Special, the chefs get inventive by incorporating marshmallows into their hearty lunch. Next, the chefs get worked up in a fiesta frenzy as they try and make taco night out of Guy's Grocery List. Finally, the two chefs remaining make a family favorite using One Ingredient Per Aisle. Judges: G. Garvin, Troy Johnson, Aarti Sequeira

Premiering Sunday, June 29th at 8pm - "Produce and Cons"
In the first game, the four chefs are only allowed to shop in the middle aisles to make their vegetarian feast. Then, the chefs must prove that they can master surf and turf -- on a budget! Next, the final two chefs will cook from the rainbow as they make their most colorful and best dishes. Judges: Beau MacMillan, Brian Malarkey, Aarti Sequeira

Online, catch interviews with host Guy Fieri, get a behind-the-scenes look at the set, and view original videos including The Making of Guy's Grocery Games. Follow the games on Twitter using #GroceryGames

Iron Chef America

Premiering Saturday, June 7th at 10pm - "Dessert Luau: Guarnaschelli/Iuzzini vs. Zakarian/Falkner"
Iron Chefs paired with pastry-chef maestros conjure up tropical desserts. Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli and Johnny Iuzzini take on the team of Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian and Elizabeth Falkner. Judges: Judy Joo, Michael Ruhlman, Sherry Yard.

Mystery Diners

Premiering Monday, June 2nd at 10pm - "Scorpion Sting"
After Paul, owner of Nacho Daddy in Las Vegas, notices a discrepancy in the expensive scorpions used in his restaurant's "scorpion shot" he contacts Charles to investigate. Mystery Diners Andy and Peter go undercover and discover an employee with a gambling addiction.

Premiering Monday, June 9th at 10pm -"Life's Not a Beach"
When Marty, owner of Barefoot Bob's Beach Bar & Gaming in Las Vegas, hears employee complaints about his new manager, he asks Charles to investigate. Mystery Diners Hollie and Andy go undercover to find the source of the problem.

Premiering Monday, June 16th at 10pm -"Magic Hassle"
Rosele, owner of Sergio's Italian Gardens in Las Vegas, is concerned about a conflict between her longtime pianist and recently hired magician. Charles sends in Mystery Diners Hollie and John to find out which performer needs to go.

Premiering Monday, June 23rd at 10pm -"Heavy Lifting"
After experiencing discrepancies with their supply of expensive protein supplements, Larissa and Andrew, owners of Protein House in Las Vegas, contact Charles to investigate. Mystery Diners Andy and Kelli go undercover and discover the real cause of the problem.

Premiering Monday, June 30th at 10pm -"The Italian Job"
After a feud between his pizzeria and bakery threatens his business, John, owner of Metro Pizza in Las Vegas, contacts Charles for help. Mystery Diners Andy and Arielle go undercover and discover the source of the tension.

Restaurant: Impossible

Premiering Wednesday, June 4th at 10pm - "Saving Grace"
Grace and Eddie were completely in over their heads when they invested their life savings and borrowed money from family to open up Grace's Place Bagels and Deli in Palm Coast, Fla. Two years and $320,000 in debt later, Robert Irvine is their last hope to save both their business and their marriage. After realizing that it is not the restaurant but the owners who are failing, Robert plays referee between Grace and Eddie in order to tackle the lack of communication and teamwork at the root of the restaurant's problems.

Premiering Wednesday, June 11th at 10pm - "No Day at the Beach"
When Robert Irvine meets Jordan, the self-described stubborn owner of the Portu-Greek Cafe in Hudson, Fla., he knows that he is in for a challenge. With all the squabbling over control of the restaurant, Robert is forced to bring the whole family to the beach and involve them in an exercise that forces this bickering bunch to cooperate. It is Robert's challenge to take the reins away from Jordan and keep this loud and boisterous Greek family from self-implosion.


Premiering Monday, June 2nd at 8pm - "Milano, Milano! I Love You!"
It is the cookie that is so exquisite they should put a luxury tax on it. Perfectly crisp and decadently rich with mint chocolate, it is the Pepperidge Farm Mint Milano Cookie. In the Recreate Challenge, the competitors must be fast and clever to pull off this delicate delight. Then in the Innovate Challenge, how will this luxurious cookie fair, stuffed in a Bosc pear? Host: Joey Fatone Judges: Marc Summers, Irene Chang Britt, Jenny McCoy

Premiering Monday, June 9th at 8pm - "Now Krimpet! Krimpet Good!"
Contestants must take on the spongy and sweet icing goodness of the Tastykake Butterscotch Krimpet. During the Recreate Challenge, one contestant runs into a "sticky" situation with the icing. When the competitors move on to the Innovate Challenge, will one contestant's Butterscotch Krimpet Chicken and Waffles idea pan out? Host: Joey Fatone Judges: Marc Summers, Jenny McCoy, Shelley McDonnough

Premiering Monday, June 16th at 8pm - "Twinkie, Twinkie, Little Star"
Twinkies are the original comeback kid of the snack world! Competitors must focus their love on this Hostess sweetheart. During the Recreate Challenge, can there be a comeback for one contestant whose Twinkie looks like it spent too long in the sun? Or will the Innovate Challenge, where one contestant travels south of the border with a Twinkie Tostada, prove to be an all-out cream-filled snack brawl? Host: Joey Fatone Judges: Marc Summers, Nichole Lipari, Jackie Sorkin

Premiering Monday, June 23rd at 8pm - "The Awesome Blossom"
Three chefs head to the Outback to take on the sharable, delectable dish known as the Outback Bloomin' Onion! In the Recreate Challenge, it is anyone's game as the competitors will blossom or fold under the pressure. In the Innovate Challenge, see how one contestant incorporates this Down Under appetizer into a top-notch Bloomin' Onion Philly Cheesesteak. Host: Joey Fatone Judges: Marc Summers, Katie Lee, Carey Reilly

Premiering Monday, June 30th at 8pm - "Rich Frosted Fun"
Let the good times and donuts roll! Competitors must take on the classic coffee companion, the Entenmann's Rich Frosted Donut. During the Recreate Challenge, one competitor faces a bittersweet reality, while in the Innovate Challenge, it is go big or go home, as one contestant puts it all on the line with a Rich Frosted Chocolate Bacon Decadence Cake. Who will roll their way to victory in this donut demolition? Host: Joey Fatone Judges: Marc Summers, Lisa Mahon, Jenny McCoy


The Big Tip with Rachael Ray

Premieres Sunday, June 8th at 10pm
All across America there are hardworking and deserving waiters and waitresses who have been serving communities for years. Now, Rachael Ray is on a mission to give back to them. In each episode, Rachael travels to one town to meet three incredible and deserving people. Each of them will get a life-changing tip -- but only one will get The Big Tip.


Farmhouse Rules

Premiering Saturday, June 7th at 10:30am -"Drive-In Date"
It is date night and Nancy is cooking up a meal for David that harkens back to their teenage years. Nancy heads to her friend's dairy farm to pick up some farm fresh ice cream that will be perfect in her Cola Milkshake with Cherry Whipped Cream. Then, Nancy whips up the rest of the menu, All-American Double Patty Cheeseburgers with Nancy's Special Sauce and Spicy Curly Fries with Roasted Onion Dip. She and her husband take a trip to a drive-in movie theater, where they eat their delicious meal and snuggle up under the stars.

Premiering Saturday, June 14th at 10:30am -"Fuller Farm Feast"
It has been 20 years since Nancy bought her home, and what better way to celebrate than hosting friendly games on the farm with friends. Before the tractor races, skeet shooting, and horseshoe games commence, Nancy and her friends sit down to a home-cooked lunch of Beer-Braised Beef, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Buttered Peas and Ice Cream Sundae with Homemade Caramel Bourbon Sauce and Crushed Cookies and Cream.

Premiering Saturday, June 21st at 10:30am -"B-I-N-G-O!"
Nancy meets some friends down at the community center for Bingo night and it is her Turn to bring the food. Nancy stops by her local greenhouse to get some fresh veggies from her friend Tom to make a light and delicious Farro Salad with Radishes, Arugula, and Feta to go along with Honey-Glazed Ham Sandwiches on Homemade Honey Buns and Corn Chowder. Nancy knows the girls are going to love her Braided Strawberry Tart for dessert. In the end, it does not matter who wins, because this meal will be B-I-N-G-Oh so good!

Premiering Saturday, June 28th at 10:30am -"Fly Fishing"
Nancy and her son John love the great outdoors and they are going fly fishing for some trout. Nancy takes their catch home and cooks up Bacon-Wrapped Trout and Asparagus with a Creamy Herb Vinaigrette. Peanut Butter Cookies are the perfect end to a busy day and a cozy dinner.

Giada At Home

Premiering Sunday, June 1st at 10:30am -"California Dream"
Giada De Laurentiis makes three California-inspired recipes that culminate with a backyard feast with friends. The menu features California Lettuce Cups, Gorgonzola Burgers and Lemon Angel Food Cupcake with Lemon Curd and Mascarpone Frosting.

Premiering Sunday, June 8th at 10:30am -"My Thai"
Giada De Laurentiis is inspired by her recent trip to Thailand to create an exotic dinner at home. The menu features Thai Curry, Naked Spring Rolls and a sweet Thai Iced Tea.

Guy's Big Bite

Premiering Sunday, June 1st at 11:30am -"Guy's German Grill"
Whatever the weather, Guy Fieri loves to grill. Join Guy as he shares tips and stories about grilling, while preparing mouthwatering recipes like Grilled Beer Brats with Peppers and Onions, Grilled Apple and Cabbage Sauerkraut and Herbed Spaetzle.

Premiering Sunday, June 8th at 11:30am -"Getting Saucy With Sandwiches"
Guy Fieri and Jonathan Waxman may have different cooking styles, but they both love great Mexican food. Join them as they recreate some of their favorite flavors, sharing their own cooking tips and techniques along the way. Recipes include Tortas Ahogadas, Braised Pork Sandwiches in a Spicy Tomato Sauce; a Roasted Beet Salad With Chickpeas and Red Onion; and the Pink Sombrero, a tequila cocktail with grapefruit juice and basil syrup. Delicioso!

Premiering Sunday, June 15th at 11:30am -"General Guy's Chicken"
Guy Fieri has lots of memories of cooking for his parents from a young age. As a Father's Day treat, Guy is at it again, this time with a Chinese feast. He is making a couple classics with his Guy twist: General "Guy's" Chicken, and veggie-packed Spicy Shrimp Fried Rice. It is a meal any dad will dig!

Premiering Sunday, June 22nd at 11:30am -"Famous Fish Sandwich"
Guy Fieri invites his pal, sandwich guru Jimmy John, over to hang out and share cooking tips Jimmy's picked up over years in the restaurant industry. Recipes include Jimmy's Fried Fish Sandwich and Jimmy's Grandma's Tomato Sauce with Bucatini -- both are proof that with good ingredients and the right technique, you can take every day dishes from good to great. To drink, Guy keeps the pair hydrated with a Southern Peach Mint Julep.

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 the FN Dish blog, get one post each week written by one of the hosts, plus special giveaways.

The Pioneer Woman

Premiering Saturday, June 7th at 10:00am - "The Building"
Ree Drummond's pulling together a boxed lunch for a site meeting at an old building that the family is renovating. Everyone's getting a Colossal Club Sandwich, and individual portion of Easy Greek Salad, Homemade Black Pepper Potato Chips and Chocolate Chocolate White Chocolate Chip Cookies to chew one while they look over plans for the building.

Southern at Heart
Premiering Sunday, June 1st at 10am -"Grill and Chill"
Every Sunday, Damaris lights up the grill and fires off ingredients to last the week. This week, she has grilled jalapeno peppers and strawberries. She uses the peppers as a base for a Compound Butter to top her Pan-Seared Pork Chops that she dresses alongside her Perfect Cornbread. The grilled strawberries are the basic element in her mouthwatering Barbecue Sauce Baked Beans. Grill once and have flame-kissed flavor all week long.

Premiering Sunday, June 8th at 10am -"30 Dollar Date"
Damaris has a tradition: the $30 date, which must last a minimum of five hours and include a meal. For this date, Damaris plans a romantic picnic. She transforms leftover fried chicken into mouth-watering Fried Chicken Salad Sandwiches and brightens up her basket with a Salad dressed with an Asian Vinaigrette. She finishes the meal with decadent Chocolate Mason Jars. It is the perfect meal for a memorable date!


Father's Day Weekend - Premiering Saturday, June 14th from 7am - 12pm and Sunday June 15th from 7am - 2pm
It is a family affair on Food Network when the chefs serve up some Dad food favorites. Featuring new episodes from Farmhouse Rules, Guy's Big Bite and The Kitchen. Premiere episodes include:
Premiering Saturday, June 14th at 10:30am - Farmhouse Rules ­- "Fuller Farm Feast"
Premiering Saturday, June 14th at 11am - The Kitchen
Premiering Sunday, June 15th at 11:30am - Guy's Big Bite - "Comfort with a Kick"

Grilling/BBQ Weekend Sunday - Premiering Saturday, May 31st from 7am - 2pm and Sunday, June 1st from 7am - 2pm
Join your favorite Food Network chefs for a full weekend of their best grilling and BBQ recipes with new episodes of Giada at Home, Guy's Big Bite, Southern at Heart and The Kitchen.
Premiering Sunday, June 1st at 10am - Southern at Heart - "Grill and Chill"
Premiering Sunday, June 1st at 10:30am - Giada at Home ­- "California Dream"
Premiering Sunday, June 1st at 11am - The Kitchen
Premiering Sunday, June 1st at 11:30am - Guy's Big Bite - "Guy's German Grill"


Grilling Central - Live on May 12th

Foodnetwork.com 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 Foodnetwork.com 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. 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. 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!

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.

Father's Day
Make Dad's day special with a homemade brunch, breakfast or dinner featuring favorite recipes like grilled steak, wings, pork chops, chicken and waffles and bacon cookies.

Weeknight Dinners
Get weekday dinners on the table, fast, with easy recipes for chicken, pasta, fish, tacos and salads, plus simple summer sides and desserts.

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  1. Was Cupcake Wars officially cancelled? There hasn't been any new episodes on in quite a while.

  2. Thanks for the heads-up about the Iron Chef America special! I've set my DVR. I love Chef Alex!

  3. Let's hope so...the whole cupcake thing is completely passe.

  4. Not only that, but the episodes were all exactly alike - down to a mini-disaster right before every commercial break.

  5. I wish Elizabeth Falkner would just go away. The only person I like less on FN is Robert Irvine. I'm not a big fan of Alex G. but I'll be rooting for her.

  6. The one I'd like to see go away is Justin Warner.

  7. I'm kinda bummed that "The Big Tip" wasn't called "Just The Tip".

  8. I forgot about Justin Warner. I rate him about equally with Irvine. I don't understand why they keep him around.

  9. No doubt so they can say "See all you haters out there...we gave him work!"

  10. What a boring show...I didn't even watch the second half of it. Nice theory and all, but it just didn't hold my interest.

  11. Antoinette JacksonJune 21, 2014 at 6:10 PM

    I just LOVE LOVE LOVE Guy's Grocery Games. It is so fun to just relax and see these people do their "thing".