Here is some recent news and links relating to Food Network shows and chefs/personalities:
- Giada De Laurentiis was on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon last night, and here is the video of her playing catch phrase again. Last year she played and was terrible, and this year she loses and is obnoxious once again. The 2nd video from last night is Giada doing a cooking demo. Also, today is Giada's 44th birthday.
- Alton Brown shared a picture (pictured right) on Instagram that said, "To be legal, all #cutthroatkitchen cash must feature this camera icon." So if you thought the cash in the briefcase was real, it is not.
- Food Network's Trisha Yearwood will be releasing her first album in seven years (Link). Also, the fifth season of Trisha's Southern Kitchen premieres on Food Network this Saturday.
- Nikki Dinki from season 9 of Food Network Star will be on a show called Junk Food Flip which will be on the Cooking Channel August 27th at 9:30pm (Link).
- Worst Cooks In America is casting for season 6 of the show, and it looks like it will be Anne Burrell against Bobby Flay again.
- A new show Food Truck Face-Off will premiere on the Food Network on October 2nd, and will be hosted by Jesse Palmer (Link). Each week teams will compete for the prize of a food truck.
- There was recently an article on Salon which said Guy Fieri destroyed the Food Network. Allen Salkin (author of From Scratch: Inside the Food Network) sticks up for Guy Fieri in another article on Salon, and places the blame on management.