Friday, August 1, 2014

Food Network's August 2014 Programming Highlights

Here are some of the highlights of the Food Network programming scheduled to air on the channel in August:
  • The remaining episodes of season 10 of Food Network Star, where a winner will be crowned.
  • The finale of the Chopped Teen Tournament on Tuesday, August 12th where the winner gets $25,000 and a culinary scholarship.
  • Another season of Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off premieres Sunday, August 17th at 8pm.
  • Another season of the Great Food Truck Race premieres Sunday, August 17th at 9pm.
  • The start of the Chopped Ultimate Tournament on Tuesday August 26th.  The tournament has four groups of champs - professionals, amateurs, heroes, and celebrities.  The prize is $50,000 and a new car.
  • A Guy's Grocery Games episode with Food Network All-Stars featuring Cat Cora, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy and Marcel Vigneron on Sunday, August 10th.
  • New primetime episodes of Beat Bobby Flay, Cutthroat Kitchen, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and Guy's Grocery Games, Mystery Diners, King of Cones, Restaurant Stakeout, and Restaurant Impossible.
  • New daytime episodes of Barefoot Contessa, Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction, Giada at Home, The Kitchen and The Pioneer Woman
The press release with episode descriptions and air dates is below:

Food Network scorches in August with new seasons of hit Primetime shows and not-to-be missed finales. On Sunday, August 10th at 9pm, the results are in and stars collide as mentors Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay reveal which finalist will be the next Food Network Star, and on Tuesday, August 12th at 10pm teen champs return to the Chopped kitchen to go whisk-to-whisk for the grand prize of $25,000 and a culinary school scholarship in the final battle of the Chopped Teen Tournament. More talented young chefs head to The Kitchen in a brand new season of Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off on Sunday, August 17th at 8pm, as Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri mentor two new teams in all-new challenges. Then, host Tyler Florence hits the open road with eight teams competing for the chance to win their very own food truck and $50,000 in an all-new season of The Great Food Truck Race Sunday, August 17th at 9pm. On Tuesday, August 26th at 10pm, Food Networks raises the temperature in the Chopped kitchen with the premiere of the Chopped Ultimate Tournament, as four groups of champs; professionals, amateurs, heroes and celebrities, return to compete in the grand finale for the biggest prize yet. Additionally, August offers premiere episodes of Beat Bobby Flay, Cutthroat Kitchen, and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and Guy's Grocery Games. In daytime, Trisha Yearwood brings her home cooking and Southern hospitality back to the lineup in a new season of Trisha's Southern Kitchen Saturday, August 23rd at 10:30am, and August offers premiere episodes of Barefoot Contessa, Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction, Giada at Home, The Kitchen and The Pioneer Woman. Plus, is the place for recipes to say goodbye to the summer season and hello to a brand-new school year. Join the Food Network conversation on Facebook and Twitter.


Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off - Premiering Sunday, August 17th at 8pm

Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri are back to battle with two new teams of the most talented kid chefs in the country. With Rachael and Guy as mentors, these eight adorable and wildly-skilled kids square-off and cook-off in a series of unforgettable challenges. The flame is set to high as Ted Allen, Cat Cora, G. Garvin, Alex Guarnaschelli, Robert Irvine, Jeff Mauro, Wolfgang Puck, and Curtis Stone test these star kid chefs. The grand prize will kick-start the career of one talented winner.

Premiering Sunday, August 17th at 8pm - "Street Food Showdown"
Eight talented young chefs arrive to The Kitchen ready to prove they have what it takes to win their own web series on To pick teams, Rachael and Guy give the kids their first Mini Challenge, where they are tasked with making a family favorite meal. Once the teams are selected, it is time for the Main Challenge, where the kids will have to create their own unique street food offering, and present it in their Camera Challenge, judged by Chef Wolfgang Puck and his family.

Premiering Sunday, August 24th at 8pm - "The Chopped Challenge"
This week, the kids are challenged on their knowledge of ingredients. In the Mini Challenge, they must decipher ingredients while blindfolded. Then, it is a Chopped-style Main Challenge, where a video message from Ted Allen introduces their head-to-head Mystery Basket challenge, judged by Chopped judge and Iron Chef, Alex Guarnaschelli!

Premiering Sunday, August 31st at 8pm - "Thinking Outside the Bun"
In this week's Mini Challenge, the kids can make whatever they want -- as long as the featured ingredient is the one they hate the most! Then in the Main Challenge, Rachael and Guy reveal that the Mini Chefs must use a sandwich as an inspiration for a multi-component entree. And who better to judge their dish and Camera Challenge, than Jeff Mauro, the Sandwich King!

Online, meet the contestants with a photo gallery and casting videos, plus find photo and video highlights from each episode. Do not miss blooper reels and exclusive video from SOBEWFF asking Food Network chefs which foods they hated as kids but love now. Join the fun on Twitter with #RvGKids.

The Great Food Truck Race
- Premiering Sunday, August 17th at 9pm

It is a brand new season of The Great Food Truck Race, where eight teams are handed the keys to their American dream ... on wheels. In the end, only one will drive off with their own food truck and $50,000. They put the pedal to the metal for over 3,000 miles across the great American landscape, hitting the brakes in a new city each week where host Tyler Florence will educate, challenge and eliminate teams in a Food Truck Boot Camp. They will be challenged in every aspect of the food truck business, from cooking, branding and marketing to time management and partnerships. The choice is simple for these teams, get better and change your life forever, or go home empty-handed.

Premiering Sunday, August 17th at 9pm -"Venice Beach Brawl"
Host Tyler Florence welcomes eight new teams of aspiring food truck owners to Santa Barbara, Calif., where they must first define their brands and create a signature dish for an afternoon of sales. Then, Tyler sends them to Venice, Calif., where the owners of L.A.'s top food truck will taste each team's signature dish. The seven surviving teams realize they are in for the ride of their lives as they continue to battle it out for the grand prize of $50,000 and their very own food truck!

Premiering Sunday, August 24th at 9pm -"Hot Doggin' It In Tucson"
Tyler greets the teams in Tucson, Ariz., where they must come up with a creative marketing campaign. Later, they must put their twists on a local hot dog favorite, with the top sellers winning bonus cash. The next day, the teams must create and perform a catchy jingle at the Tucson Folk Music Festival.

Premiering Sunday, August 31st at 9pm -"Dinner Dates, Austin-Style"
This week, Tyler tests each team on their partnership skills in Austin, Texas. The teams are first paired up to sell together all weekend long, and then sent to a event to feed the hungriest singles in Austin. The next day, the teams must switch trucks and sell their competitors' partners' food. The final elimination comes down to a six dollar deficit.

Online, find galleries introducing this season's food trucks, behind-the-scenes photo highlights from each episode along with video highlights, plus ongoing blog coverage with interviews with winners and runner-ups. Vote for your favorite truck and follow the featured restaurants from the show. Follow the race at #GreatFoodTruckRace


Food Network Star

Premiering Sunday, August 3rd at 9pm - "Promos and Pilots"
The four finalists each produce a 30-second promo for their pilot concept and they are screened for Alton, Bobby, Giada, Susie and Bob. Based on the presentations, the committee green lights three concepts, and the finalists create their pilots which are directed by guest star Robert Irvine. After the episode airs, viewers will be able to vote online and via phone to determine who wins the ultimate prize at next week's finale.

Premiering Sunday, August 10th at 9pm - "A Food Star is Born"
The results are in and the audience has voted to decide who will be the next Food Network Star. Before The Winner Is revealed, the finalists are back in the studio with Alton, Bobby and Giada. They share behind-the-scenes moments and take a look back at their journey to the finale, with never-before-seen footage from the season. Then The Winner Is revealed and one finalist is named the new Food Network Star.

Visit for exclusive interviews, video, blogs, behind-the-scenes footage, photo galleries, previews, highlights and more. On the "Star Talk" Blog catch weekly contestant Exit interviews, behind-the-scenes posts for each episode, special guest interviews with Shay Carl, Alex Guarnaschelli, Robert Irvine, Jet Tila and Rachael Ray, and episode recap posts with Justin Warner. Fans can vote for their favorite finalists, engage in real-time polling with results displayed on-air in the "Star Sound-Off" and enter the "Cook Like a Food Network Star" Sweepstakes through August 15th for the chance to win $3,500, plus a Food Network Cookbook Package and the Ultimate Star Cookware Package. Connect with each other and the show's stars on Facebook and on Twitter with the hashtag #FoodNetworkStar, and join America in selecting The Next Food Network Star August 3rd beginning 9:50pmET/6:50pmPT and closing August 8th at 3:00am ET/12amPT.

Chopped Teen Tournament

Premiering Tuesday, August 5th at 10pm - "Teen Tournament: Part 4"
Four skilled teen cooks fight it out in the Chopped kitchen for the last remaining place in the Finale. In the appetizer round, salsa verde is a very fresh surprise, and then in an intense entrée round, the competitors do their best with couscous and buffalo. One teen chef must stay strong as she attempts to complete her dishes after a big set-back. Popcorn balls and gummy fish are paired up in a sweet dessert round.
Judges: Alex Guarnaschelli, Chris Santos, Alex Stupak

Premiering Tuesday, August 12th at 10pm - "Teen Tournament: Grand Finale"
In this finale of the first ever Chopped Teen Tournament, four amazing champs from the previous competitions return to see who one will take the tournament and the grand prize: $25,000 and a culinary school scholarship! In the first round, there is a spectacular sea creature shocker in the basket, and for the entrée round a classic kids snack adds some fun to the basket. When the last two remaining teens face-off in the dessert round, the ice cream maker stirs up an interesting encounter between the competitors.
Judges: Amanda Freitag, Alex Guarnaschelli, Alex Stupak

Online, catch behind-the-scenes photos of each round, video previews and highlights for each episode, as well as bloopers and casting videos. Do not miss a second of the action with ongoing blog coverage on FN Dish, and join the conversation at #Chopped.


Chopped Ultimate Tournament - Premiering Tuesday, August 26th at 10pm

It is a Chopped champions tournament with a big twist! Four distinct groups of champs will return to the Chopped Kitchen: professionals, amateurs, heroes and celebrities, all leading up to a grand finale where one chef will seize the biggest prize in Chopped history: $50,000 and a new car! The proven approach of an amazing amateur will be pitted against the polished skills of an outstanding professional. A champ who is a hero outside of The Kitchen exhibits some major culinary heroics in an effort to become the grand champ. And a showbiz celebrity shoots to shine the brightest of the bunch. It is anybody's guess who will rise to the occasion and become the winner of the Chopped Ultimate Tournament, and who will be chopped.

Premiering Tuesday, August 26th at 10pm - "Ultimate Tournament: Pros"
In this initial battle, four stellar professionals fight to see who will represent the pros in the finale. They have to wrangle and cook eels and figure out what to do with a super salty veggie for their appetizers. Then in the entree round, the champs have to work with a bird and a soda. A special cheese and a creepy chocolate item appear in the dessert basket.

Online, meet the competitors, catch 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. Join the conversation at #Chopped.


Beat Bobby Flay
Premiering Thursday, August 7th at 10pm - "East vs. West"
Food Network's Giada De Laurentiis and Iron Chef Michael Symon hold nothing back as they aim to beat Bobby Flay! They bring in heavy ammo with former Iron Chef America winner Neal Fraser, and a Boston big shot with electric Blue hair, Chef Jason Santos.
Judges: Harold Dieterle, Anita Lo, Drew Nieporent

Premiering Thursday, August 14th at 10pm - "Bring Home the Bacon"
Food Network's Sunny Anderson and Jet Tila cause a ruckus as they conspire to beat Bobby Flay! They bring in two chefs from New England; Fusion chef, Matthew Britt and rebel, Tyler Anderson. Can one of New England's finest take down New York's sweetheart?
Judges: Emily Fleischaker, Charlie Palmer, Wylie Dufresne

Premiering Thursday, August 21st at 10pm - "Battle of Brooklyn"
It is the battle of Brooklyn's finest, as young buck Jordan Andino and industry pro Jennifer Cole-Ruiz duke it out for the chance to get in the ring with Bobby Flay. Pulling no punches, Food Network vet Anne Burrell and Chopped judge Chris Santos are hell-bent on picking the best chef to knock Bobby to the mat.
Judges: Andy Ricker, Jonathon Sawyer, Roberto Trevino

Premiering Thursday, August 28st at 10pm - "Out of the Pan and Into the Fire"
The arena is on fire as Jersey's Carlos Serrano and Los Angeles chef Rina Younan battle it out in Bobby's house and things nearly go up in flames when the chefs start to improvise. Thankfully, Food Network's Alton Brown and TV personality Daphne Oz ring the alarm to find who they think is the best contender to try and smoke Bobby Flay in the competition.
Judges: Michael Psilakis, Eugene Remm, Ivy Stark

Online, find behind-the-scenes photos, interviews with contestants, video highlights, interview with contestants and an exclusive blog interview with Bobby Flay. Plus, check out ongoing blog coverage of the new season in FN Dish. Follow the action on Twitter using #BeatBobbyFlay.


Premiering Tuesday, August 19th at 10pm - "Food Truck Fight"
Food-truck and food-cart pros fight it out for Chopped kitchen dominance. In the appetizer round, the chefs find ingredients that range from a cheap, sweet treat to a fine-dining indulgence. The three chefs who move on to the entree round find a pork delicacy and a Mexican staple. When the finalists take on the dessert round, there is potential for confrontation over a key piece of equipment.
Judges: Scott Conant, Amanda Freitag, Peter Oleyer

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.

Cutthroat Kitchen

Premiering Sunday, August 3rd at 10pm - "The Eggs-orcist"
One chef must make a lobster roll using a roll submerged in a lobster tank, and someone is given a rather unusual chocolate platter for their chocolate cake.

Premiering Sunday, August 10th at 10pm - "Ho-Ley Pot"
A chef is forced to cook soup using a single brew coffee machine. Later, chefs get hands-on when Alton asks for peace in the kitchen.

Premiering Sunday, August 17th at 10pm - "Two Chefs, One Toga"
Alton hands off the Olympic cooking torch, and one chef is forced to spice things up when they have their ginger replaced with sushi ginger.

Premiering Sunday, August 24th at 10pm - "Superhero Sabotage"
One chef enters a phone booth and attempts to transform into a super chef. Next, two chefs get cozy in Alton's living room circa 1974, while one chef attempts to ride a bike in the kitchen.

Premiering Sunday, August 31st at 10pm - "When in Rome, Cook on a Scooter"
One chef does as the Italians do and cooks while riding a scooter. Next, one chef pays tribute to a 1950's housewife while making a casserole. Finally, one chef goes the distance as they navigate a red velvet maze that stands between them and victory.

Online, catch new episodes of Alton's After-Show, a post-show conversation with host Alton Brown and the guest judgeschatting 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.

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Premiering Friday, August 1st at 10pm - "From Standards to Standouts"
This trip, Guy hits up all kinds of killer joints, from classic Italian to modern Americana. In Jackson, Wyo., a California chef brings his brand of legit Mexican to the mountains with savory chicken sopas and one of Guy's favorite dishes, posole. In Carmel, Calif., Cooking Channel host G. Garvin is along for the ride at an authentic Italian joint dishing out tri-color cannelloni and fresh seafood cioppino. In Long Beach, Calif., an artistic chef serves up signature veggie sammies and a spin on pig and grits.

Premiering Friday, August 8th at 10pm - "All Day Dining"
This trip, Guy gets a taste of every meal from dawn to dusk. In Long Beach, Calif., a gastropub marries pork belly with octopus and serves up slam dunk short ribs. In Monterey, Calif., a neighborhood spot keeps it local with dishes like apple pancakes and a three-pork porchetta. And in Wilson, Wyo., a log cabin-turned restaurant cooks up a banana bread French toast mash-up and classic beef stroganoff.

Guy's Grocery Games

Premiering Sunday, August 3rd at 8pm -"Patiently Weighting"
It is a challenge of weighty proportions as the four chefs must make comfort food using no more than five pounds of ingredients. Next, the chefs must incorporate Guy's unusual Grocery List into their noodle dishes. In the final game, two chefs go head-to-head as they shop together, to make their best dish in One Ingredient Per Aisle.
Judges: Richard Blais, Melissa d'Arabian, Troy Johnson

Premiering Sunday, August 10th at 8pm -"Food Network All-Stars Take to the Aisles"
Food Network All-Stars Cat Cora, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy and Marcel Vigneron compete tobring their "A" game to Flavortown. In game one, the chefs show off their spelling skills and culinary prowess in ABC. Next, the chefs go international as the Food Wheel determines their destiny, and the two remaining All-Stars bring the heat in Frozen Food Feud. The winning chef takes to the aisles in hopes of grabbing up to $20,000 for their chosen charity.
Judges: Richard Blais, Melissa d'Arabian, Beau MacMillan

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

King of Cones

Premiering Mondays at 8pm
Justin Willman hosts this top-level ice-cream competition challenging dessert chefs from across the nation to make the most incredible frozen 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 will have to translate into a uniquely delicious ice cream dessert - before time runs out. Let the ice cream games begin!

Mystery Diners

Premiering Monday, August 4th at 10pm - "Cocktail Fail"
Fearing that a rivalry between her two bartenders is the cause of tension and missing alcohol, Sarra, owner of The Compass in Carlsbad, Calif., asks Charles to investigate. Mystery Diners Amanda and Chelsea go undercover to find out who is the real culprit.

Premiering Monday, August 11th at 10pm - "Promotion Sabotage"
When Isabel and Todd, co-owners of Barrio Star in San Diego, have a dispute over which waiter they should promote to manager, they contact Charles to mediate. Mystery Diners Chelsea and Seth go undercover and discover one of the candidates is being sabotaged from within.

Premiering Monday, August 18th at 10pm - "Dueling Food Trucks"
Marko and Brett own competing food trucks in San Diego, but put aside their differences to investigate revenue loss in both of their vehicles. Charles sends in Mystery Diners Seth and Corinne, who discover that their employees are turning a friendly competition into an all-out war.

Premiering Monday, August 25th at 10pm - "Trademark Trouble"
After successfully battling one fast food chain over the rights to his signature sandwich, Damien, the owner of Devine Pastabilities in San Diego, now fears someone from within his organization is trying to steal his culinary creation. Charles sends in Mystery Diners Amanda and Andy to investigate.

Restaurant: Impossible

Premiering Wednesday, August 6th at 10pm - "Bowling: Impossible"
Paul's family has owned Paul's Bar & Bowling in Paterson, N.J., since 1929, but this neighborhood staple has been on a downward spiral for the past eight years, leaving Paul with no choice but to call in Robert Irvine for help. Not only will Robert's design team have to renovate both the bar and the bowling alley, but Robert will have to yank Paul and his business into the 21st century.

Premiering Wednesday, August 13th at 10pm - "Golf: Impossible"
The Pomona Golf and Country Club in Egg Harbor City, N.J., is a nine-hole golf course and clubhouse that has been run by three cousins for the past decade. With few changes to the clubhouse in its 45 years, a lack of new and younger clients has prevented this business from turning a profit, straining the owners' relationships in the process. Robert Irvine is tasked with coming up with a whole new business plan to get these owners' heads out of the sand.

Premiering Wednesday, August 20th at 10pm - "Holy Cow!"
When Robert Irvine talks to the staff at Country Cow Restaurant and Bar in Campton, N.H., he hears horror stories of the co-owners throwing pans in The Kitchen and cursing throughout the dining room. But everyone is on their best behavior when Robert shows up, forcing Robert to consult the behind-the-scenes footage to uncover all the problems that needed to be fixed.

Premiering Wednesday, August 27th at 10pm - "No Laughing Matter"
At Uncle Andy's Diner, in Portland, Maine, Robert Irvine meets Dennis; restaurant owner by day, stand-up comedian by night. To Robert's frustration, Dennis spends more time telling jokes to his customers than paying attention to the quality of the food that comes out of his kitchen or how his newfound success in comedy is straining his relationship with his family.

Restaurant Stakeout

Premieres Wednesday, August 6th at 9pm - "Willie Shuts It Down"
After recovering from a terrible motorcycle accident, Ricky swooped in to save the day when his mother and her restaurant were the victims of a massive theft. However, with no money coming in, an entitled staff and only his girlfriend by his side, this novice restaurateur is about to make Restaurant Stakeout history when Willie does the unthinkable.

Premieres Wednesday, August 20th at 9pm - "Father Daughter Stakeout"
Restaurateur Nicky's daughter fears that if the stale energy and archaic ways of running Villa Monaco in West Islip, N.Y., continue, the restaurant could become extinct! Without an Intervention from Willie to help enlighten Nicky to the real problems at the restaurant, he could lose the business and his relationship with his daughter.


Giada at Home

Premiering Sunday, August 17th at 10:30am - "Kids in the Kitchen"
Giada De Laurentiis is joined in The Kitchen by her daughter and her friends for a kids' cooking class. The kid-friendly menu features Pizza Popcorn, Green Spears and Ham, Snap Pea and Parmesan Salad and Pound Cake Sandwiches with Strawberry Whipped Cream.

Premiering Sunday, August 24th at 10:30am - "Giada's Vegas Favorites"
Giada makes a handful of recipes from her new restaurant in Las Vegas. Giada dishes up Italian cuisine with a California twist, with Chicken Marsala Meatballs, Lemon Spaghetti with Jumbo Shrimp and Tuscan Rib-Eye Steak.

Premiering Sunday, August 31st at 10:30am - "Giada's Korean Barbecue"
Giada teams up with the King of Korean barbecue, Roy Choi. Roy takes Giada on an adventure through L.A.'s Korea Town. Then, Giada returns home and makes Korean Barbecue Beef, Spicy Sesame Bok Choy, Vegetarian Korean Noodles and a Kimchi Pancake to serve up to Todd and their friends.

Trisha's Southern Kitchen

Premiering Saturday, August 23rd at 10:30am
Country music star and best-selling cookbook author Trisha Yearwood welcomes viewers into her kitchen to share in some of her favorite family recipes, both old and new. Throughout her life, from her humble roots in Georgia to her life on the road as a superstar, Trisha has always been known by those closest to her for her delicious home cooking. Trisha shows off her true Southern hospitality as she puts together meals with friends and family, whether it is for a family reunion, a party for one of her band-mates or just a day hanging out with her girlfriends in the kitchen; her recipes always have a story to tell and are fun and easy to make.


Barefoot Contessa

Premiering Sunday, August 3rd at 10am -"Bread and Butter"
Ina's on a nonstop bread adventure with her friend Eli Zabar, the bread guru. For lunch, she cooks up Fennel and Garlic Shrimp, perfect to eat with his Country Bread for which he shares his secret recipe. Ina uses the special bread in delicious Provencal Cherry Tomato Gratin, and then assembles a beautiful bread basket for a bread and butter tasting.

Premiering Sunday, August 10th at 10am -"Bouquets and Barbecues"
It is a day of flames and flowers as Ina shares fantastic surf and turf grilling recipes with her friend, perfumer Antonia. She welcomes her with Gazpacho with Goat Cheese Croutons and fires up the grill for Mustard-Marinated Flank Steak and Sicilian Grilled Swordfish. In exchange for the grilling lesson, Antonia shows Ina how to make an incredible bouquet.

Premiering Sunday, August 17th at 10am -"Best of Barefoot: Cheese"
Ina's on a cheese adventure and sharing her favorite cheese recipes. She prepares show-stopping Spinach and Cheddar Soufflé, the Ultimate Grilled Cheese, speedy Cheese Canapés, cheesy Straw and Hay Pasta and two incredible baked cheese crowd pleasers -- Baked Brie and Baked Fontina.

Premiering Sunday, August 24th at 10am -"Potluck Party"
Ina's sharing potluck party secrets with local farmers Katie and Amanda, who are throwing a start of season bash. She dishes up Tomato Soup with Cheese Croutons for lunch, and then teaches the master class in potluck entertaining with her recipe for Grilled Lemon Chicken with Broccoli and Bow Tie Pasta, crowd-pleasing Wheat Berry and Farro Salad and an incredible food table setting down at the farm.

Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction

Premiering Sunday, August 3rd at 11am - "Bobby's Basics: Fish Taco Fiesta"
Bobby Flay celebrates his favorite dish by revealing his effortless approach for dynamite fish tacos. He mixes up a customized spice rub to use on Grilled Mahi Mah, balancing flavors and textures with Avocado Relish with Cilantro Pesto, Red Cabbage Citrus Slaw and Smoked Tomato Salsa Yogurt Crema. He cools things down with fruity Sparkling Aguas Frescas.

Premiering Sunday, August 10th at 11am - "Bobby's Basics: Farmers' Market Feast"
Bobby Flay shares his most versatile grilling techniques to make an incredible meal with the freshest fish at the market. On the menu are his Sticky Glazed Chicken Thighs in Butter Lettuce and Corn and Scallion Salad with a fresh herb dressing. Bobby uses the grill for fresh peaches and tops them with Arugula Pesto and thinly sliced prosciutto, and with Extra herbs on hand, Bobby mixes up a mint tea cocktail to drink!

Premiering Sunday, August 17th at 11am - "Bobby's Basics: Burgers, Fries and Shakes"
Bobby Flay grills an all-American menu and breaks down his essentials for creating a simple and delicious custom burger bar. His menu features Beef and Turkey Burgers with Horseradish Mustard and Chipotle Ketchup, Russian Dressing Slaw and Grilled Sweet Potato Fries with Honey Mustard-Mint Dipping Sauce. Where there is a burger there must be a shake, so Bobby mixes the treat up inspired by peach cobbler.

Premiering Sunday, August 24th at 11am - "Bobby's Basics: Bold Favor BBQ"
Bobby Flay wakes up his taste buds with a bold menu mixing up a spicy marinade for a juicy Grilled Beef Tenderloin and toasting spices for Grilled Smashed Potatoes. He adds a burst of flavor with a sweet and sour dressing for a bright tropical-style slaw and a refreshing hibiscus-flavored Agua Fresca.

Premiering Sunday, August 31st at 11am - "Bobby's Basics: Sizzling Sausages"
Bobby transforms ordinary grilled sausages into extraordinary sandwiches. His menu features Beer-Glazed Grilled Bratwurst with a Wilted Red Cabbage Slaw and open-faced Grilled New York-Style Sausage Sandwiches with Balsamic Onions and Grilled Tomatoes. He cools things down with a tea-infused bubbly cocktail.

The Pioneer Woman

Premiering Saturday, August 2nd at 10am - "Pet Parade"
Ree and Charlie, the Drummond's basset hound, have been invited to a pet parade and potluck picnic. Ree's making Roasted Lemon Chicken Legs, Mexican Macaroni Salad, Watermelon Pico de Gallo and Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookies to take with them to Tulsa.

Premiering Saturday, August 9th at 10am - "Kitchen Confessional: Comfort Food"
Ree's spilling the beans sharing her favorite comfort food. There are culinary hugs from Chicken and Dumplings, Quesadillas with Shrimp and Peppers, Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce and Cinnamon Toast.

Premiering Saturday, August 16th at 10am - "Hitting the Road"
Ree and her daughters are going on a college tour, so she stocks up the fridge and freezer for the guys. She leaves them with a Breakfast Burrito Kit, Pasta alla Ladd, Chipotle Ranch Dressing for raw veggies and Cookies and Cream Cups for a treat.

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.


Cook with Your Kids Weekend Cooking Blocks- Premiering Saturday, August 16th from 7am - 12pm and Sunday, August 17th from 7am - 2pm

Make the next trip to The Kitchen a family affair with a block of kid-friendly cooking shows! Premiere episodes include:

Premiering Saturday, August 16th at 10am - The Pioneer Woman - "Hitting the Road"
Premiering Saturday, August 16th at 11am - The Kitchen
Premiering Sunday, August 17th at 10am - Barefoot Contessa - "Best of Barefoot: Cheese"
Premiering Sunday, August 17th at 10:30am - Giada At Home - "Kids in the Kitchen"
Premiering Sunday, August 17th at 11am - Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction - "Burgers, Fries and Shakes"

Labor Day Weekend Cooking Blocks- Premiering Saturday, August 30th from 7am - 12pm and Sunday, August 31st from 7am - 2pm

The barbecue and grilling finale of the summer season has arrived and Food Network brings the best tips to the table. Premiere episodes include:

Premiering Saturday, August 30th at 10am - The Pioneer Woman
Premiering Saturday, August 30th at 11am - The Kitchen
Premiering Sunday, August 31st at 10:30am - Giada At Home - "Giada's Korean Barbecue"
Premiering Sunday, August 31st at 11am - Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction - "Bobby's Basics: Sizzling Sausages"


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!

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.

Labor Day
Send the season out in style with grilled favorites, summer salads and a sweet iced tea.

Back to School
New teachers, new friends, new notebooks and new easy recipes make going back to school fun, stress-free and healthy.

Snacks for Kids
Prepare easy and tasty snacks for kids, simple enough for parents and adults to cook together.


  1. I am enjoying the Chopped Teen Tournament. I look forward to the return of the Kids Cook-Off too. I love the kid cooking shows - Master Chef Jr too.

    I also look forward to the return of Great Food Truck Race. Chopped Ultimate Tournament tends to be pretty good too.

    I watch GGG, although I'm not particularly into it. I do love that Chef Alex will be on it the day after my birthday! She's my favourite person on FN.

  2. Love, love LOVE the Chopped Teen Tournament! These kids could teach some of the so-called adults who appear on this show a lesson in class and grace.

    Okay, they found a way to get me to watch GGG, by having Marc Murphy and Alex Guarnaschelli on it.

  3. I really can't believe all the positive comments for Lenny. I cringe when he is presenting. I felt Emma really filled a niche for the network and showed some good potential. Guess I really don't like 'fake' which it seems FN is after. Overacting doesn't come across as sincere to me. I'd rather listen to someone who has something to say. And watching the show lets you see somewhat the 'real' person. Lenny is a persona, not a person. I don't think the final three are who I would've picked at all.

  4. Disgusting. Anyone who thinks using the 'c' word about women, even if in supposed jest, is awful. No respect whatsoever. Can't understand that people can't see through his schtick.