Friday, October 31, 2014

Food Network's November 2014 Programming Highlights

Here are some of the highlights of the Food Network programming scheduled to air on the channel in November:

  • The finale of Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage on Wednesday, November 5th at 9pm.
  • The series premiere of Kitchen Inferno on Wednesday, November 5th at 10pm.
  • The series premiere of Holiday Baking Championship hosted by Bobby Deen and judged by Duff Goldman, Nancy Fuller, and Lorraine Pascale on Sunday, November 9th at 9pm.  The winner gets $50,000.
  • Outrageous Giant Foods and Outrageous Thanksgiving Foods specials
  • A Thanksgiving special called Thanksgiving at Bobby's featuring Bobby Flay, and co-hosted by Katie Lee.  Guest also include Alex Guarnaschelli, Michael Symon, Sunny Anderson.  This replaces Thanksgiving Live, which will not take place this year.
  • A Veteran's Day special called A Hero's Welcome featuring Robert Irvine.
  • New primetime episodes of Beat Bobby Flay, Chopped, Cutthroat Kitchen, Guy’s Grocery Games, Mystery Diners, Rewrapped, Food Truck Face Off, Hungry Games, and Restaurant: Impossible. 
  • New daytime episodes of Farmhouse Rules, Giada at Home, Guy’s Big Bite, The Kitchen, The Pioneer Woman, Southern at Heart and Trisha’s Southern Kitchen.

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

NEW YORK – September 22, 2014 – This November, join Food Network for its biggest Thanksgiving celebration ever with a bountiful slate of new series, new specials and new Thanksgiving-themed episodes all month long! Kicking off the biggest November yet is the aptly titled special, Outrageous Giant Foods, featuring foods of epic proportions including boats made of 1,000-pound pumpkins on Sunday, November 2nd at 9pm. Then, do not miss the finale of Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage on Wednesday, November 5th at 9pm, when four superstar finalists battle it out for up to $75,000 for their charity, while attempting to overcome the sabotages thrown in their path by host Alton Brown. The competition heats up with host Curtis Stone and the premiere of Kitchen Inferno on Wednesday, November 5th at 10pm, as seasoned chefs are put to the ultimate test in a series of challenging cook-offs with increasingly skilled competitors at every level. With every victory, contestants must make the pivotal decision to take the money and run, or risk losing it all and face the next opponent for the opportunity to win the grand prize of $25,000. On Sunday, November 9th at 9pm it is out of the fire and into the oven, as the search for America’s greatest holiday baker begins with the premiere of Holiday Baking Championship. Hosted by Bobby Deen, eight amateur bakers will compete to impress judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale with their sweetest creations, overcoming new obstacles each week for a shot at $50,000.

November also brings Veteran’s Day special A Hero’s Welcome, when Food Network’s Robert Irvine, HGTV’s Genevieve Gorder, and Gary Sinise, award-winning actor, humanitarian, and founder of the Gary Sinise Foundation, makes dreams come true for a deserving veteran and his family on Tuesday, November 11th at 9pm. Thanksgiving gets extreme with the premiere of special Outrageous Thanksgiving on Saturday, November 15th at 9pm, celebrating Turkey Day decadence with a peek at deliciously epic Thanksgiving dishes. On Saturday, November 22nd at 12pm, Bobby Flay and co-host Katie Lee are joined by some very special guests, as they share their secrets to the perfect holiday on Thanksgiving at Bobby’s.

Continuing the celebration are Thanksgiving-themed episodes of primetime favorites Beat Bobby Flay, Chopped, Cutthroat Kitchen, Guy’s Grocery Games, Mystery Diners and Rewrapped, along with premiere episodes of Food Truck Face Off, Hungry Games, and Restaurant: Impossible. The celebration does not stop there with holiday-themed daytime episodes of Farmhouse Rules, Giada at Home, Guy’s Big Bite, The Kitchen, The Pioneer Woman, Southern at Heart and Trisha’s Southern Kitchen. Plus, is the ultimate guide and resource for Thanksgiving, providing everything you need for the most perfect holiday yet, including Thanksgiving recipes, menus, tips, how-to’s, guides, fixes and hacks to ensure the ultimate Thanksgiving. Join the Food Network conversation on Facebook and Twitter.


Beat Bobby Flay

Premiering Thursday, November 6th at 10pm – “Surf and Turf”
Alex Guarnaschelli and Anne Burrell have their eyes on the prize: taking down Bobby Flay in his own arena. Surf chef Raphael Lunetta and cowboy chef Jake Gandolfo bring the heat before the winner takes on Bobby.
Judges: Ed Brown, Ken Oringer, Suvir Saran

Premiering Thursday, November 13th at 10pm – “Gobbled Up” – THANKSGIVING EPISODE!
Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian and supermodel Chrissy Teigen are here to spot the turkey in this holiday battle. Will mole master chef Julieta Ballesteros or farm-raised chef Kat Ploszaj pull up to the table for the opportunity to take on Bobby Flay?
Judges: Shaun Hergatt, David Leite, Seamus Mullen

Premiering Thursday, November 20th at 10pm – “Shaken, Not Stirred”
Michael Symon and Giada De Laurentiis team up to bring in two talented chefs who will not back down: Italian chef Giulio Adriani and Texan chef Kristine Kittrell. Who will have what it takes to boot Bobby out of his own kitchen?
Judges: Brian Duffy, Frank Prisinzano

Online, find behind-the-scenes photos, video highlights, interviews with contestants, bloopers 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, November 4th at 10pm – “Frankly Frantic”
The chefs open the appetizer basket to find vegan franks and three other meatless ingredients which they must frantically use to compose appetizers in 20 minutes. Then, in the entree round, the judges wonder if one chef’s strange decision about what to throw into the blender will be a blunder or a surprise success. The finalists then find a green soda and a Russian sweet in their dessert baskets.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Scott Conant, Amanda Freitag, Chris Santos

Premiering Tuesday, November 11th at 10pm – “Chopped Family Thanksgiving” – THANKSGIVING EPISODE!
Turkey time means family time, even in the Chopped kitchen as the Chopped family gathers together. In the first round, four judges-turned-competitors Maneet Chauhan, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy and Chris Santos must use hominy and gummy turkey feet in the appetizers they make for their colleagues judging from the chopping block. In the entree round, beautiful ingredients like boniato sweet potatoes and savoy cabbage allow these world-class chefs to showcase their skills, while a Thanksgiving-themed spirit is one of the mystery ingredients in the final, suspenseful round to determine who will win the prize of $10,000 for the charity Share Our Strength.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Scott Conant, Amanda Freitag, Aarón Sánchez , Geoffrey Zakarian

Premiering Tuesday, November 18th at 10pm – “Chopped Chops”
The chefs open the first basket to find the French delicacy frog legs and some fine fungi. Then in the entree round, some little beans and big pork chops cause the competitors difficulties. One of the finalists decides to take the cheese in the basket and use it in an ice cream, but will it work?
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Maneet Chauhan, Amanda Freitag, Marc Murphy

Premiering Tuesday, November 25th at 10pm – “Pesto Chango”
The chefs must work their magic in the appetizer round using pesto sauce and chicken. Then in the entree round, a second basket of beautiful ingredients, including spirulina chips, challenges the chefs to get creative. A treat from Kazakhstan is a most interesting find in the final basket.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Amanda Freitag, Aarón Sánchez, Geoffrey Zakarian

Online, catch behind-the-scenes photos, plus video previews and highlights. Do not miss a second of the action with FN Dish blog coverage and a new episode of Chopped After Hours, as Chopped judges step out from behind the chopping block to put their own spin on some of Chopped’s toughest and strangest baskets. Join the conversation at #Chopped.

Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage

Premiering Wednesday, November 5th at 9pm – “Superstar Sabotage: Finale” – TOURNAMENT FINALE!
Host Alton Brown presides over this grand finale, as winners from prior heats compete to win up to $75,000 for the charity of their choice.
Judge: Simon Majumdar

Online, find Superstar Sabotage contestant photo galleries, interviews and 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. Follow the tournament on Twitter using #CutthroatKitchen.

Cutthroat Kitchen

Premiering Sunday, November 2nd at 10pm – “With a Chariot on Top”
A chef rides a chariot in a culinary fight for the ages. Then, the South rises again in a Civil War sabotage. Finally, someone makes an ice cream sandwich out of sandwich ingredients.
Judges: Jet Tila

Premiering Sunday, November 9th at 10pm – “Empanada Chance”
Three chefs have to make waffles in weird ways. Then, two chefs get stuffed together as they make empanadas. Finally, two chefs get a workout as they make lemon meringue pies.
Judge: Antonia Lofaso

Premiering Sunday, November 16th at 10pm – “Thanks, but No Thanksgiving” – THANKSGIVING EPISODE!
In this Thanksgiving episode, host Alton Brown is doling out the sabotages, as three chefs make a mad dash for all of their cooking equipment for Black Friday. Next, a chef loses cooking vessels and must cook in nuts. Finally, a chef parades around the kitchen in a turkey float.
Judge: Simon Majumdar

Premiering Sunday, November 23rd at 10pm – “In It to Twin It”
Two sets of twins compete in the kitchen. Three of them deal with some re-zoning. Pirates invade the kitchen. Then it’s a really sad birthday for one of the chefs.
Judge: Antonia Lofaso

Premiering Sunday, November 30th at 10pm – “S’Mortal Combat”
It is a chilly chili sabotage when two chefs have to harvest ingredients from a block of ice. Then, chefs face the delicious danger of dim sum. Finally, s’mores are made after a chef shoots marshmallows at a giant target.
Judge: Jet Tila

Online, 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. Follow the mischief and strategy on Twitter using #CutthroatKitchen.

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Premiering Friday, November 7th at 10pm – “Meat in the Middle”
This trip, Guy grabs dishes stacked and stuffed with off-the-hook goodness. In Baltimore, a cozy pasta bar rolls out righteous ravioli and tops things off with killer clams. In Eugene, Oregon, a sandwich food truck creates a meaty, cheesy masterpiece, and a double dose of pork. In Cable, Wisconsin, a small town favorite charges up their barbecue with espresso, and sweetens things up with crème brûlée French toast.

Premiering Friday, November 14th at 10pm – “Soup-Centric”
This trip, Guy fills up on some serious soup. In Baltimore, an authentic Irish pub serves up seafood gumbo and a twist on traditional corned beef and cabbage. In Eugene, Oregon, a joint devoted to soup dishes out 80 different kinds, from a Middle Eastern take on lamb to Peruvian pork and quinoa. In Cincinnati, a Vietnamese spot cranks out phenomenal pho and a bánh mì sandwich turned on its head.

Premiering Friday, November 21st at 10pm – “All Baltimore All the Time”
This trip, Guy’s hitting the pavement for a tasty tour of Baltimore. First up, a local legend cranks out all kinds of crab plates. Then in the Hamilton neighborhood, a farm-to-table spot cooks up bacon-wrapped meatloaf and Asian braised pork. In Upper Fells Point, a funky pizza joint fires up some outta bounds pies and savory risotto balls.

Food Truck Face Off

Premiering Thursday, November 6th at 8pm – “The Distillery District Duel”
Four food truck wannabes compete for the chance to win their own food truck, but only two are selected to compete for customers on the streets of Toronto. Host Jesse Palmer puts the teams through their paces in the historic Distillery District, as they compete to make the most sales in order to win. It is a roller coaster of tension, bickering, prep hazards and disappointment over two days, as one team is reduced to tears, while another is a little too cocky for their own good. They will have to double down for day two to draw in customers, while selling alongside established food trucks.
Judges: Zane Caplansky, Steak Shapiro, Alpana Singh

Premiering Thursday, November 13th at 11pm – “Showdown on Wilshire Blvd”
Los Angeles is treated to a food truck showdown, as two culinary teams compete to win their own food truck for one year. Whoever makes the most money over two days wins their keys. Host Jesse Palmer has the competitors chaotically hustle through rookie mistakes and fryer hazards for their first lunch sell in Culver City, California. By day two, the teams barely catch their breath as they step up their game trying to lure customers away from the established food trucks that line Wilshire Blvd.
Judges: Andrew Gruel, Steak Shapiro, Alpana Singh

Premiering Thursday, November 20th at 8pm – “Battle at Republic Square”
Two lucky teams are selected by a panel of judges to fight it out in Austin, Texas for the keys to their dream: their very own food truck for one year. Host Jesse Palmer takes the wannabes through two grueling days of selling food. Day one sorely tests the teams and by day two, things go into overdrive as the teams square off again against each other and a park full of established food trucks for a dinnertime crowd at South Austin’s Food Trailer Park and Eatery.
Judges: Andrew Gruel, Steak Shapiro, Alpana Singh

Premiering Thursday, November 27th at 8pm – “Rivalries at the Roundhouse”
In Toronto, host Jesse Palmer has intense days of selling food in store for two lucky newbie teams vying for the keys to their dream: their very own food truck for one year. Whoever earns the most money over two lunch sessions, wins! Humiliation and food truck maneuver missteps await our teams in an overwhelming first sell day in historic Roundhouse Park. For day two, the teams will have to overcome it all if they want to successfully lure customers from the big boys of established food trucks in downtown Toronto.
Judges: Zane Caplansky, Steak Shapiro, Alpana Singh

Online, find behind-the-scenes photos, meet host Jesse Palmer, find preview video clips and more. Follow the food truck fun at #FoodTruckFaceOff.

Guy’s Grocery Games

Premiering Sunday, November 2nd at 8pm – “A Culinary Spelling Bee”
Four chefs put their culinary and spelling skills to the test in the alphabetically enticing game, ABC. The second game has contestants rummaging through bins to make a show-stopping starter in Clearance Carts. Then, it is every chef’s worst nightmare in Frozen Food Feud, where the two remaining contestants have to make a classic dish worthy of the $20,000 Shopping Spree.
Judges: Melissa d’Arabian, G. Garvin, Beau MacMillan

Premiering Sunday, November 9th at 8pm – “Thanksgiving Grocery Trot” – THANKSGIVING EPISODE!
Four chefs get their basters ready for this special Thanksgiving episode. In Keep it Sample, the chefs find delicious autumn staples around the store, which they must incorporate into their inventive fall dishes. Get ready for a touchdown in Red Light Special, as the chefs make game-day bites incorporating frozen cranberry. Then, making an upscale Thanksgiving dinner becomes even more of a challenge in Five Ingredients or Less. Only one of these chefs will be able to gobble up to $20,000 in the Shopping Spree.
Judges: G. Garvin, Catherine McCord, Aarti Sequeira

Premiering Sunday, November 16th at 8pm – “Aisle and Error”
It is a middle aisle showdown as four chefs try to make a decadent dish in Meals from the Middle. Next, a lot of math and a little ingenuity are required to make a seafood dinner for four with less than nine dollars! Then, it is a mad dash through the aisles to make the best hot sandwich in Closing Time.
Judges: Richard Blais, Melissa d’Arabian, Troy Johnson
Premiering Sunday, November 23rd at 8pm – “Pressed for Time”

In game one, the chefs are pressed to make a panini lunch with the items found on Guy’s Grocery List. Next, the chefs attempt to make their favorite rice dish in Meals from the Middle. In the final game, the chefs are in for a real surprise as they are put through the ultimate test in Bag Swap; one will make a top-notch seafood dish and win the Shopping Spree, and one will go overboard.
Judges: Brian Malarkey, Catherine McCord, Marcela Valladolid

Premiering Sunday, November 30th at 8pm – “The Weighting Game”
In the first game, the chefs try not to tip the scale when shopping for their best meat dish. It is a grocery gamble in game two when the chefs prepare an all-American lunch determined by the Food Wheel. The two finalists have it really tough when Guy tells them to cook a gourmet dinner, switches their ingredients and gives them a Red Light Special that pushes their culinary talents to the extreme.
Judges: Richard Blais, Melissa d’Arabian, Troy Johnson

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

A Hero’s Welcome

Premiering Tuesday, November 11th at 9pm – SPECIAL!
A Hero’s Welcome aims to honor one of our nation’s most deserving heroes in the biggest, most emotional, most memorable way imaginable. After serving his country for over 25 years and recovering from life-threatening injuries, Staff Sergeant Tony Woods is preparing to retire from the military. He will return home to discover, with the help of Food Network’s Robert Irvine, HGTV’s Genevieve Gorder and Gary Sinise, award-winning actor, humanitarian, and founder of the Gary Sinise Foundation, a completely renovated house for Tony and his family to retire comfortably. Airing on Veteran’s Day across Food Network, HGTV, Cooking Channel, DIY, Travel Channel and GAC, witness all of the surprises and emotions, as the team races around the clock to make sure they are ready to say “Welcome Home!”

Holiday Baking Championship

Premiering Sunday, November 9th at 9pm
The search to find the greatest holiday baker begins as eight amateur bakers enter the Holiday Kitchen where they show off their family traditions and superb baking skills. In order to survive the challenges week-to-week and win the $50,000 grand prize, they must prove their abilities in front of tough-love judges: Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale. Hosted by Bobby Deen, this baking championship is the sweetest way to celebrate this holiday season.

Premiering Sunday, November 9th at 9pm – “Holiday Cooking Madness” – SERIES PREMIERE!
The eight bakers have to put their best cookie forward in the first two challenges of this competition, hosted by Bobby Deen. First, they will have to make their best holiday cookie using an assigned baking tool and in the second challenge, they must use holiday ingredients to impress the judges with three different kinds of cookies.
Judges: Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman, Lorraine Pascale

Premiering Sunday, November 16th at 9pm – “Classic Holiday Flavors”
Bobby Deen hosts as the seven remaining bakers take classic holiday flavors into tasty new territory. In the first challenge, they create a swirled treat using eggnog and have to play nice with varieties of sugar and spice for their second dessert.
Judges: Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman, Lorraine Pascale

Premiering Sunday, November 23nd at 9pm – “It’s Not The Holidays Without Pie”
In this episode hosted by Bobby Deen, the six remaining bakers take on the crusty, sweet goodness of pie. In the first challenge, they have just 30 minutes to make their best dessert using store-bought pie crust. In the second challenge, the bakers create three different pies with three different crusts.
Judges: Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman, Lorraine Pascale

Premiering Sunday, November 30th at 9pm – “The Great Holiday Cake-Over”
The five bakers left in the Holiday Baking Championship hosted by Bobby Deen, take the polarizing fruitcake someplace new and reinvent the biggest holiday cake of all, the yule log.
Judges: Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman, Lorraine Pascale

Online find behind-the-scenes photos, host and judge interviews, all-new holiday baking recipes and a web-exclusive video series featuring Duff Goldman baking fantasy creations based on each episode’s theme. Join the baking banter with #BakingChampionship.

Hungry Games

Premiering Monday, November 3rd at 8pm – “Diner Games”
Did you know there is a secret diner language that can help improve your memory? Or that when it comes to menu length, less is more? Richard Blais visits the all American diner to help answer these questions and finally understand the truth behind the fake vs. real breakfast syrup debate.

Premiering Monday, November 10th at 8pm – “Bar Food Games”
Richard Blais gets the low-down on bar food, investigating how rooting for a winning sports team might be good for your diet, and testing out how far people will go for free food. He also puts the myths about spicy food-fixes to the test by cooking up some seriously spicy wings with chicken wing master Dale Talde.

Premiering Monday, November 17th at 8pm – “BBQ Games”
Richard Blais aims to “smoke out” the secrets of why we crave BBQ, setting up an experiment to see just how much that smoky-smell can get us hungry, and the psychological reason why mom’s home-cooked food tastes the best. He also explores what it takes to create the perfect BBQ sauce that hits each of the five primary tastes and makes the brain crave more.

Online find interactive quizzes, trivia, behind-the-scenes photos and interviews with host Richard Blais. Get hungry with #HungryGames.

Kitchen Inferno

Premiering Wednesday, November 5th at 10pm – SERIES PREMIERE!
Host Curtis Stone ratchets up the heat in Kitchen Inferno where the game is simple – out cook each chef to advance to the next level and win more money, but the stakes are red hot. With each victory the contestants face a pivotal choice: take the money and run, or risk it all and compete against a tougher competitor. If they lose, they will watch their winnings go up in smoke and leave with nothing, but for those singular chefs truly on fire who can cook their way through the blazing competition, there is a chance to win the $25,000 prize.

Online find behind-the-scenes photos and exclusive interviews with host Curtis Stone. Turn up the heat with #KitchenInferno.

Mystery Diners

Premiering Monday, November 3rd at 9:30pm – “Behind the Eight Ball”
Kent, owner of Uptown Billiards in Portland, Oregon, believes the social media expert he hired to promote his restaurant is not doing an adequate job. Charles sends in Mystery Diner Amber and discovers the customers are being hustled.

Premiering Monday, November 10th at 9:30pm – “Thanksgiving Thievery” – THANKSGIVING EPISODE!
Kristian, owner of Tavern on Main outside of Los Angeles, fears someone on his staff is stealing donations from his restaurant’s annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. Charles sends in Mystery Diners Shelby and Kiel to see if any employees are taking instead of giving.

Premiering Monday, November 17th at 9:30pm – “Food Cart Catastrophe”
When Rod and Linda, owners of the Food Pavilion in Portland, Oregon, hear complaints from their tenants about the new onsite manager, they contact Charles to investigate. Mystery Diners Amber and Joshua go undercover to see if the grievances are valid.

Premiering Monday, November 24th at 9:30pm – “Local Celebrities”
Fearing that their staff is getting carried away with the digital shorts they produce to promote the restaurant, Rashad and Kiauna, owners of Amalfi’s in Portland, Oregon, contact Charles for help. Mystery Diners Amber and Josh go undercover to investigate.

Outrageous Giant Foods

Premiering Sunday, November 2nd at 9pm – SPECIAL!
An adventure in natural foods of epic proportions, Giant Foods showcases outrageously sized vegetables, fruits, and even cheese that put standard grocery store produce to shame. This outrageously-sized special features a fiercely competitive colossal cabbage weigh-off competition at Alaska’s State Fair, a regatta in California where the boats are all made from 1,000-pound pumpkins and the world’s largest tree-borne fruit in south Florida! From the making of a 4,500-pound Mammoth cheese wheel to world-record-setting onions, it is big food or bust! All along the way, we meet the farmers and creators who bring these edible titans to life, and learn what it takes to raise the vegetables from tiny seeds to truly Giant Foods.

Outrageous Thanksgiving

Premiering Saturday, November 15th at 9pm – THANKSGIVING SPECIAL!
The holiday known for indulgence just got more outrageous! In this one-hour feast for the ages, Thanksgiving is explored like never before. From an extremely spicy Thanksgiving meal complete with a buffalo style turkey, wasabi mashed potatoes and habanero cornbread to an all-fried Cajun cookout with deep fried turkeys, mashed potato balls, stuffing, and even deep fried cranberry sauce – this holiday will be more decadent than ever. We will explore cranberry bogs on an epic scale, giant apple pies, and a massive sweet potato casserole with marshmallows as far as the eye can see! Put on your stretchy pants and get ready to tuck into an extremely Outrageous Thanksgiving.

Restaurant: Impossible

Premiering Monday, November 3rd at 10pm – “Recipe for Disaster”
Turning around a failing restaurant is a daunting challenge under the best of circumstances. Attempting to do it in just two days with only $10,000 may be impossible, but Robert Irvine is ready to take on the challenge. He will use a little MacGyver and a lot of muscle to rescue these desperate places from complete collapse. Can one man, in two days, with just $10,000, turn the tide of a failing restaurant, and pave the road to a successful future?


Premiering Monday, November 3rd at 8:30pm -”Thin Mint Condition”
Contestants are challenged to recreate the refreshingly delicious Girl ScoutsThin Mint, but one chef’s usage of raw sugar in his cookie dough gives it a grainy texture, leading to coarse reactions from the judges. Then in the Innovate Round, a Thin Mint-rubbed duck breast takes the snack to a whole new level. Who will be pinned the Rewrapped winner? Find out on this minty fresh episode of Rewrapped hosted by Joey Fatone!
Judges: Marc Summers, Kelly Parisi, Brad Rubin

Premiering Monday, November 10th at 8:30pm – “Jumpin’ for Pumpkin Donuts” – THANKSGIVING EPISODE!
It is the awesome autumn treat – Dunkin’ Donuts Glazed Pumpkin Cake Donut! Three chefs hope to score a hole in one with their recreations, but one chef gets bold by not using pumpkin in his donuts! In the Innovate Round, it comes down to a dessert and an entrée dish! The battle between sweet and savory will be decided, as Joey Fatone hosts this episode of Rewrapped!
Judges: Marc Summers, Sunny Anderson, Jeff Miller

Premiering Monday, November 17th at 8:30pm – “Ritzy Business”
The crunch is on! The featured snack is Nabisco’s Ritz Bits with Cheese. Joey Fatone hosts as the chefs must recreate this tiny sandwich. One chef uses xanthan gum in their cheesy filling; will it be a triumph or a mad scientist’s experiment? Then in the Innovate Round, a chef breaks down the snack to make pasta carbonara, but things get dicey when the dough starts to fall apart. The Ritz just keep on coming on this episode of Rewrapped!
Judges: Marc Summers, Marianne Arimenta, Ariane Duarte

Premiering Monday, November 24th at 8:30pm – “Pudding Up a Fight”
The proof is in the Swiss Miss Triple Chocolate Dream pudding! Three chefs must impress the judges with their recreation of this snack to avoid elimination. But one chef’s overuse of white chocolate may spell disaster. Then in the Innovate Round, one Rewrapper decides to dress coleslaw with Swiss Miss pudding. Is it an outrage or a stroke of dreamy brilliance? Find out as Joey Fatone hosts this velvety episode of Rewrapped!
Judges: Marc Summers, Ken Hall, Hugh Mangum

Online, find a photo gallery of the set, ongoing blog coverage, video highlights and check out the highlights from Season One. Join the fun at #Rewrapped.


Farmhouse Rules

Premiering Sunday, November 2nd at 12:30pm -”The Fed Baron”
Nancy Fuller whips up a delicious picnic for her family to enjoy at the Rhinebeck Air Show. Nancy and her meal of Waldorf Chicken Salad Sandwiches, Apple and Pear Fruit Salad with Honey-Lime Vinaigrette and Airplane Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing travel in style to the picnic by flying in a friend’s bi-plane to her waiting family.

Premiering Sunday, November 9th at 12:30pm -”A Hunting She Will Go”
Nancy Fuller and her friend Jeanne are out skeet shooting, and meet a local who shares some of his duck-hunting catch in exchange for a dinner invite. They all enjoy Duck Cacciatore, Warm and Cheesy Artichoke Dip with Grilled Toasts, Cheesy Mashed Potatoes and Rustic Ginger Plum Tart.

Premiering Sunday, November 16th at 12:30pm -”Farmhouse Thanksgiving” – THANKSGIVING EPISODE!
Nancy Fuller is hosting Thanksgiving dinner for her family. She makes Roasted Turkey with Herb Gravy, Oyster Stuffing, Homemade Green Bean Casserole and Perfect Pumpkin Cakes made with eggs from her daughter-in-law’s chicken coop!

Premiering Sunday, November 23rd at 12:30pm -”Hudson Valley Bounty”
Every year Nancy Fuller attends a big event run by a local group that strives to promote all the great produce and meats local to the Hudson Valley. This year, Nancy’s making a dinner to share with her farming community. She has Pork Pot Roast with Root Vegetables, Sweet Greens with Maple Vinaigrette, Super Easy Dinner Rolls and Cheesy Potatoes Gratin, made with milk and cheese she gets from a local dairy farmer.

Premiering Sunday, November 30th at 12:30pm -”Fabric of a Farm Town”
Nancy Fuller has invited some of her best friends over to begin a community quilt. They enjoy a celebratory farm lunch of Classic Rosemary Lamb Chops, Twice Baked Potatoes, Sauteed Garlic Broccoli Rabe and Black and White Dipped Homemade Shortbread.

Giada at Home

Premiering Sunday, November 16th at 10:30am – “Giving Thanks” – THANKSGIVING EPISODE!
Giada De Laurentiis hosts a traditional family Thanksgiving outdoors. The meal features all the fixings with fun twists like Turkey Breast “Porchetta,” Bacon Bourbon Brussels Sprouts Skewers and Smashed Root Vegetables.

Premiering Sunday, November 30th at 10:30am – “Slumber Party with Alie and Georgia”
Giada is a guest at the Hollywood Improv, for Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark’s live comedy show called “Slumber Party with Alie and Georgia.” In keeping with the theme, Giada prepares breakfast-style food to take to the event like Bloody Mary Dip, Silver Dollar Pancake Sandwiches and Eggs Benedict Deviled Eggs. Meanwhile, Alie and Georgia prepare a Lavender Chamomile Tequila to enjoy with the appetizers while on stage.

Guy’s Big Bite

Premiering Sunday, November 2nd at 11am – “Duck and a DJ”
If there is one thing better than good food, it is good food with good music! Guy Fieri teaches his pal DJ Irie how to make Five-Spice Duck Breast, as well as Soba Noodle Salad with Grilled Plums. Then, Irie turns the tables and teaches Guy one of his signature drinks, Pineapple Chili Margarita.

Premiering Sunday, November 9th at 11am – “Lamb Burger in Paradise”
Guy’s recruited his Triple D buddy, Jay Hajj, to teach him a few new burger tricks. Guy and Jay cook up incredible Lamb Kofta Burgers, filled with garlic, parsley and spices, along with a light Veggie Slaw and easy Herbed Flatbread cooked on the back of a pan!

Premiering Sunday, November 16th at 11am – “Turkey Sandwich Slam-Dunk”- THANKSGIVING EPISODE!
Guy Fieri is upgrading the turkey sandwich to all-star status with his Roasted Turkey Sandwich with Cremini and Truffle, which takes center stage the day after Thanksgiving or any time of year. The Grilled Vegetable and Goat Cheese Salad is another year-round crowd pleaser.

Premiering Sunday, November 23rd at 11am – “It’s Chow Chow Time”
Guy goes big with bone-in pork chops, pan-frying them until crispy, and then serving them with a heaping spoonful of tangy, chunky Tomatillo and Green Tomato Chow Chow for a NorCal-meets-South flavor explosion. On the side, Guy dishes up cheesy Sweet Potato and Onion Gratin and a Blackberry Fizz cocktail to wash it all down.

Premiering Sunday, November 30th at 11am – “Cravin’ Cajun”
Guy Fieri always has friends coming and going, and today the crowd is growing in size and appetite! Join Guy at his party for his adventures and misadventures of making party-friendly food with time and energy to spare. On the menu are Cajun BBQ Prawns, Jicama Black Bean Salad and Plantain Pancakes.

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.

Do not miss two special Thanksgiving-themed episodes on Saturday, November 15th at 11am and Saturday, November 22nd at 11am when The Kitchen crew share delicious holiday recipes, advice and more to help you on your way to your own delicious Thanksgiving meal. – THANKSGIVING EPISODES!

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

The Pioneer Woman

Premiering Saturday, November 1st at 10am – “Herbalicious”
Ree Drummond is whipping up delicious food with her homegrown herbs. She dishes up Lemon-Rosemary Scones, French Onion Soup with fresh thyme, a gorgeous Panzanella Salad packed with basil and a minty Raita With Salted Naan Wedges.

Premiering Saturday, November 8th at 10am – “Perfect Pies”
It is pie day on the ranch, so Ree is baking up a storm! She starts with a crowd-pleasing Caramel Apple Pie and makes a totally retro Frozen Grasshopper Pie. She prepares Strawberry Pretzel Pie for a birthday bash and Mini Blueberry Galettes for when time is tight.

Premiering Saturday, November 15th at 10am – “The Secrets in the Sides” – THANKSGIVING EPISODE!
The spotlight is on stunning sides for the big Thanksgiving feast. Ree is making some of her all-time favorites, including delicious Broccoli Wild Rice Casserole and Soul Sweet ‘Taters. Ladd’s family recipe is made over in Dressing with Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash and easy No-Knead Clover Leaf Rolls.

Premiering Saturday, November 29th at 10am – “Office Warming Party”
The Drummonds are throwing a big party to celebrate the completion of their new office in town. They share a stunning Shrimp Cocktail Bar with three divine sauces: Avocado Crema, Classic Cocktail and Remoulade, plus Spicy Italian Meatballs, Bacon-Wrapped Dates and sweet Brownie Pops.

Southern at Heart

Premiering Sunday, November 2nd at 12pm – “Tailgate at the Big Game”
Friday night means high school football, and in Kentucky the rivalries are fierce! A huge supporter of the local teams, Damaris Phillips loves to tailgate, so she whips up her to-die-for, savory, set-it-and-forget-it Pulled Pork Nachos with Avocado Sour Cream. No respectable tailgate is complete without dessert, and her Chocolate Brownies are divinely chewy with a crackly top and a BBQ twist. It is perfect comfort food to take to any game.

Premiering Sunday, November 9th at 12pm – “Picnic Day at the Races”
It is a classic day for a Kentucky picnic with a front row seat to the races. Damaris shows off her unique take on traditional Southern fare with a succulent Bourbon-Brined Fried Chicken, a decadent wine-infused White Mac and Cheese, and Apple Cider-Braised Cabbage. She packs it all up to take to the track, where it is time to eat, party and watch the horses run.

Premiering Sunday, November 16th at 12pm – “Friends-Giving Leftovers” – THANKSGIVING EPISODE!
“Friends-giving” is a yearly tradition among Damaris and her gang. With fantastic ideas on how to enliven and make over the foods of the season, she prepares a bevy of casseroles and invites her friends to gather together in a special spot, relax in cozy clothes to eat and watch movies all day. With her Turkey and Stuffing Casserole, Green Bean and Smashed Potato Casserole and Sweet Potato Crumble, Damaris presents dishes for an easy, stress free dinner party.

Premiering Sunday, November 23rd at 12pm – “Light on Your Feet”
Every Thursday night, Damaris puts on her dancing shoes and heads to her neighborhood good time emporium, for a fun night of swing dancing. Tonight, she invites Darrick to join her and burn off some steam. As part of the package, she puts together a light and easy weeknight dinner of Fried Olive and Lentil Salad and Acorn Squash Stuffed with Sausage, Barley and Goat Cheese, with some ‘Dance the Night Away” Energy Bars to enliven their spirits before they dance.

Premiering Sunday, November 30th at 12pm – “Cocktail Party Bites”
Damaris and her friend Sam plan the ultimate karaoke party to celebrate their birthdays, but if she is going to cook for her own party, Damaris wants to make easy appetizers and quick dishes that everyone can eat on the fly! While she creates simple, mouth-watering finger foods including Fish Taco Bites, Butter Bean Hummus, Cheesecake Lollipops and a Pink Ginger Fizz Cocktail to wash it all down, Sam sets the stage for a memorable karaoke birthday.

Thanksgiving at Bobby’s

Premiering Saturday, November 22nd at 12pm – THANKSGIVING SPECIAL!
Bobby Flay is hosting an all-star Thanksgiving with co-host Katie Lee and a feast of special friends including Alex Guarnaschelli, Michael Symon and Sunny Anderson. From appetizers to drinks, turkey to dessert, and everything in between, everyone is cooking up the classic Thanksgiving dishes that are the most personal and special to them. Helpful how-to’s and personal stories are shared, as all the holiday courses are prepared leading up to the most delicious Thanksgiving feast with friends.

Online, find all-new Thanksgiving recipes, behind-the-scenes photos, and more. During the show, get your Thanksgiving Day questions answered live on Food Network’s Facebook page, and on Twitter. Join the party with #ThanksgivingFeast.

Trisha’s Southern Kitchen

Premiering Saturday, November 1st at 10:30am – “Homage to Julia Child”
Trisha Yearwood and her sister Beth are paying homage to Julia Child for the day; dressing up like her and making Trisha’s versions of some of Julia’s classic French dishes, accidents and all! They make Beef Bourguignon, Potato Pancakes and Apple Charlotte.

Premiering Saturday, November 8th at 10:30am – “A Romantic Dinner”
Trisha’s helping her sister Beth make a special anniversary dinner for her husband. They make Chicken Saltimbocca, Roasted Vegetables with Balsamic Glaze and Chocolate Orange Cake; dishes that look fancy and taste great, but are actually simple to make!

Premiering Saturday, November 15th at 10:30am – “Big Family Thanksgiving” – THANKSGIVING EPISODE!
Trisha is hosting her family for Thanksgiving this year. She prepares her uncle’s famous Ranch-Injected Fried Turkey. The family lends a hand in the kitchen with Brussels Sprouts with Pistachios, Broccoli Cornbread and Lemon Pecan Pie before gathering around the table to share what they are thankful for, then eat and sing!

Premiering Saturday, November 29th at 10:30am – “Just Because Party”
Trisha’s friend Karri is coming over and they decide to invite some friends over for a “Just Because” party. They will cook up great party dishes of Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole, Zucchini Cakes with Herb Sour Cream, and Fresh Apple Pie, and enjoy Trisha’s signature cocktail, just because.


Thanksgiving Weekends

Premiering Saturday, November 15th 7am – 12pm and Sunday, November 16th 7am – 2pm and Saturday, November 22nd 7am – 12pm and Sunday, November 23rd 7am – 2pm

For all your turkey time needs, make Food Network’s weekend cooking blocks your one-stop shop for holiday information. Anchored by Thanksgiving at Bobby’s onSaturday, November 22nd at 12pm, Food Network dishes up themed premiere episodes of fan-favorite series.

Parties and Entertaining Weekend

Premiering Saturday, November 29th from 7am – 12pm and Sunday, November 30th from 7am – 2pm

Whether throwing a big bash or an intimate gathering, Food Network’s all-star cast of chefs share the top tips for preparing the best party.


Thanksgiving is the spot for Turkey Day recipes and go-to guides to host the perfect Thanksgiving. Planning the big feast is no easy feat, and has all the answers to overcome holiday hazards and culinary conundrums, and all the tools you need to make this Thanksgiving the best ever!

Holiday How-Tos

Find answers to all your Thanksgiving planning, prepping and cooking queries! With tips to get organized, save time, and cut costs so the big feast goes from impossible to effortless.

Sanity-Saving Thanksgiving Tips, Tricks and Hacks provides a toolkit to prep for the big day. With these easy ideas, kitchen mishaps and last-minute culinary disasters are a thing of Thanksgivings past!

Dress Up Store-Bought Thanksgiving Dishes

Busy hosts know even the simplest tricks can transform a ho-hum dish into an impressive showstopper! Get these simple tips to transform popular Thanksgiving dishes and secrets to change that store-bought bird from mediocre to marvelous.

Thanksgiving Staples to Buy Instead of Make

Short on time to plan the perfect holiday? has you covered with a list of pantry staples that will save time in the kitchen, and maybe a little cash!

Tips for Thanksgiving Savings

Holiday planning on a budget? Do not miss this handy guide with ways to cut costs before and after the holiday so you can trim your turkey, not your guest list! Plus, no need to skip holiday décor when cutting costs with this gallery of fall centerpieces that can be created for under $15 each. Using supermarket finds and affordable vessels, these lovely centerpieces impress on a budget!

Food-Style Your Thanksgiving Table

Food-style your holiday table like a pro with tips from the Food Network Kitchen!

Kids in the Kitchen.

The whole family can get into the holiday spirit with these clever ways for kids to get involved in Thanksgiving prep! Put the family to work with safe, simple tasks for every age group.

Thanksgiving Recipes is the destination for Turkey Day recipes with top dishes from your favorite Food Network stars from the classic to the creative and everything in between.


Food Network chefs’ delicious appetizers are a fun and easy way to get started planning for Thanksgiving. Hungry guests will feast on classics like Ina Garten’s foolproof stuffed mushrooms and Alton Brown’s hot artichoke dip.


Whether you are planning on roasting, brining or finally tackling a deep-fried turkey this year, Food Network has the recipes and tips you will need to pull it off. From Ree Drummond’s tried-and-true roasted turkey to Bobby Flay’s black-pepper molasses-glazed bird, you are sure to find a no-fail plan for the star of Thanksgiving.


From green bean casserole to macaroni and cheese and Brussels sprouts, find standout Thanksgiving sides from your favorite chefs. The humble potato even takes center stage with ideas for seven ways to mash potatoes.

Stuffing and Dressing

Thanksgiving without stuffing is like a birthday without cake. Try Tyler Florence’s cornbread stuffing, Giada De Laurentiis’ ciabatta stuffing or countless others that will be a hit on any Thanksgiving table. Make sure that the bird and stuffing will be cooked to perfection by learning Alton Brown’s technique for preparing stuffed turkey.


Focus on the most fun part of any celebration: dessert! You will find recipes for cakes, cookies, cupcakes and of course, lots and lots of pie. Go traditional with tips to bake the perfect pumpkin pie, plus recipes for Ina Garten’s deep-dish apple pie, Alton Brown’s sweet potato pie, and all your nostalgic favorites, or blaze a trail with new, inventive recipes! Apple-Pumpkin-Pecan Pie, anyone? Delight in the ultimate holiday dessert destination!


Bottoms up! has festive fall cocktails, kid-friendly punches and dessert-inspired sweet drinks sure to make Thanksgiving dinner a delight. Try recipes for mulled wines and cocktails, and find wine tips from our experts. Need to mix it up for a big crowd? Easy recipes for drinks by the pitcher or punch bowl will have you mingling with the crowd instead of playing bartender all night.


What to do with all those leftovers? Food Network has the scoop on sandwiches, soups, stews casseroles and more. Too much turkey? With top recipes like Ree Drummond’s turkey tetrazzini, plus expert tips on storing leftovers safely, the days after the holiday will be just as delicious as Thanksgiving.

Slow-Cooker Thanksgiving Recipes

Running out of room in that crowded oven?’s gallery of Thanksgiving sides frees up space and time, allowing the slow-cooker to do all the work! Thanksgiving favorites like sweet potatoes, stuffing and green beans get the slow-cooker treatment to help out busy cooks.

20 Years of Thanksgiving Trends

Get inspired with recipes from holidays past in’s gallery of 20 Years of Thanksgiving trends.

Healthy Holiday

The Thanksgiving buffet table does not have to be a battlefield with’s ways to indulge in delicious, healthy holiday foods!

Healthiest Thanksgiving Ingredients

These Thanksgiving staples may surprise you with the multitude of health benefits they provide! Feel good about holiday feasting with nutritious Thanksgiving foods, and ways to prepare them to maximize healthy benefits.

Thanksgiving Special Diet Cheat Sheet.

Check out’s guide to hosting Thanksgiving for party guests on a paleo or vegan diet, whether there is time to prepare for picky party guests or you require last-minute solutions to dietary restrictions on the big day.

On the Road

Many families hit the road around the holidays and will be in search of on-the-way dining spots, as well as top bakeries to swing by and pick up a pie. has compiled a list of the country’s top pie spots, restaurants serving Thanksgiving-themed food, regional chefs’ best dishes, as well as Turkey Day tips and strategies, plus all the turkey, fried stuffing, mashed potatoes and pies Guy Fieri has encountered on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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  1. FN must have listened to all the comments after Giada's disgraceful behavior on the Thanksgiving special last year. I see that they figured out a way to do one without her. I wish they'd stop trying to make Katie Lee happen but at least she doesn't behave like Giada.

  2. Thanks! I've set my DVR to record the two series that premiere this week.

    Wow, I wonder why Giada wasn't invited to be a part of Thanksgiving At Bobby's.

  3. So still no first run Sandwich King episodes. Looks canceled to me, no first run episodes for almost 9 months. Not usual for these type of shows.

  4. Thanks a bunch Giada for ruining the one show I really looked forward to. You are a nasty woman.

  5. Good grief - more Katie Lee. Who does she have pictures of to keep showing up?

  6. Penny Davidi ---WHY!!!!!????? She had her 15 minutes of fame!! Sickening to see her ugly mug surfacing yet again!!!!

  7. They've had Sandwich King specials instead. One was of him and his family at Disney World. The other was last week's Candy Craze. Both are listed as episodes of Sandwich King.

  8. At least they're still having a Thanksgiving special, and she's not going to be on it... unless she crashes the party.

  9. This was posted by a poster named John on the story originally posted on this blog on Oct. 7 and titled "Curtis Stone to host Food Network's Kitchen Inferno". I think he may have hit the nail on the head with regards to Penny Davidi. From John: "

    John (to) hoppy1913 • 12 days ago

    I did some research, and I think I found a possible reason why Davidi gets so many second chances! From an LA Times article: "Susie Fogelson, Food Network's senior vice president of marketing and brand strategy, who is constantly chiding contestants for not staying true to their authentic selves, says of Davidi: "She really is an empowered woman. Whether you like it or not, Penny is who she is." The article continues with Davidi endlessly going on about being "empowered." Now, empowered women are great! But, with Davidi and Fogelson on the same page, I suspect this is why Food Network viewers are getting Davidi continually shoved down our throats! Fogelson might be the one to thank. Article Reference:

  10. I actually like Katie Lee.

  11. Is anyone else having to take a new survey every time they want to see a different article on this site? It's getting annoying and I'm wondering if it's just me or if it is affecting others. I read this article and commented and then went back a few article for something I posted below and each time, if I wanted to read the article I got a survey.

  12. IMO she's very blah and I can't seem to care about her one way or the other, but they seem to be pushing her pretty hard on FN. That will typically turn me off right there.

  13. IMO, she seems like she knows what she's talking about, and she seems sweet and humble. That's why I like her. I don't get the sense that FN is pushing her.

  14. Thanks for the explanation. I missed that from the other day.

  15. I don't have that problem. The surveys do return every two days when I thought we were supposed to get longer breaks than that.

  16. You're welcome. I hadn't seen the article and found it interesting.

  17. You make good points in her favor. I'll check her out again.

  18. Thanks. I'm not sure why I'm experiencing that. Very frustrating.

  19. Thanks for this. It explains things, though I still don't want to ever see her smirky mug again!

  20. It's odd that there's only one Restaurant Impossible this month and it's airing on Monday instead of its normal Wednesday timeslot.

  21. I'll bet it seriously grinds Penny Davidi's gears to classed as a "rising star" (read: beginner) with 16 year old Mikey Robbins!

  22. I have a feeling this show won't last for much longer.

  23. That's better than being a has-been or a never-was.

  24. I wouldn't miss it. I'd rather see R:I dropped and D:I return, it was a much better show.

  25. I wish they would have had Thanksgiving Live again, minus Giada.

  26. People on CHowhound are commenting on the cover photo...looks like Ina got a photoshop phacelift

  27. True, but from what I've seen of Penny I seriously doubt she'll view it that way.

  28. Unleess she has another blender full of hot tomato sauce explode in he face. That was a moment for the ages.

  29. So here's my latest idea. Since so many FN chefs have turned to emceeing culinary game shows, let's have an episode of Cutthroat Kitchen with Curtis Stone, Guy Fieri, Alton Brown, and Spike Mendelsohn competing and have a non-chef—say Justin Willman—host and a borderline cook—say Joey Fatone or Carnie Wilson—as the judge. A little bit of turnabout might be fun.

  30. hoppy1913 - writing as a pernicious online advertising professional, perhaps you are using ad block or are really through at clearing your cookies? A lot of ad/traffic verification products need cookies to "remember" you and in the case of the Google surveys we face here it's actually a good thing to be detected by the system.

  31. I wouldn't mind seeing R:I either dropped or on hiatus for a while. The formula is a bit worn and this season's emphasis on dramatic applicants didn't work for me. Watching Robert Irvine play social worker and counselor wasn't as good as I though it might be. It almost felt like Mystery Diners.

  32. Hermanyorflorida, thanks for that input. I recently had to turn on 3rd party cookies to watch an episode of Top Chef on and then reset them to refuse when I was done watching. I bet I had it set slightly differently as to 3rd party cookies prior to setting them to allow. Thanks! Going to check that out now :-)

  33. I loved Dinner Impossible! I wish that show would return too. SOO much better!!

  34. Bobby's Thanksgiving looks like it might be pretty good. I'm looking forward to seeing it.

  35. I wondered where you've been MoHub. Good to 'see' you!

  36. Ah Mystery Diners. The other day, I was caught up on my shows and my Roku was in the other room, so I queued up some MDs for background noise. After an hour or so, I almost forgot what a remote control was and was well on my way to forgetting my name. A real brain cell killer that I'd rather put one of Giada's shows on a continuous loop than watch again.

  37. WHy are they putting Kitchen Inferno on at the same time as Top Chef?

  38. I've been around and about. Mostly been posting on Blogging Project Runway and the Lifetime Project Runway All Stars board of late. Not enough happening on FN to give me much to say.

  39. I just found Blogging Project Runway the other week and saw your name there. I have loved PR for a long while, but never looked for a blog about it until someone made a comment on FB that caused me to search for it. As you said in another thread here, Lifetime has really been hard on the
    'old' PR.

  40. Because they think people will watch KI and they can steal some of TC's audience. Crazy idea, IMO.

  41. I also watch PR, but I miss how that show used to be. Drama is ruining that show.

  42. It is crazy. I'll be watching Top Chef.

  43. Yes, the drama with Korina was just over the top this season. There's always been some, there would have to be when people are thrown into those close quarters and that type of stress, but this season was crazy.

  44. On e has to keep in mind that the change in production companies from The Magical Elves to Bunim/Murray that came with the move to Lifetime put PR in the hands of the producers of The Real World.

  45. I think if there's ever a remake of The Omen, instead of President of the United States, Damien should grow up to be president of Food Network. And rather than a "666" on his scalp, the sign of the devil is in tolerance for watching Mystery Diners on an endless loop.

  46. It was funny to hear her trash talking a James Beard nominee for his "airport food"....

  47. Ok just watched Kitchen Inferno: It makes no sense that they have to risk 10k to win 15k all or nothing. I was also dissapointed to see the same old Food network contestants as contestants on this show.

  48. Trash that what that was? She's not very good at it. Oh..I see, I looked her up since I don't know who she is...a Next FN Star reject. That explains it. I stopped watching that show after the JAGoff 'controversy'. If she's a regular, my FF button on the remote will be getting a workout.

  49. I just finished watching it. I must have missed it in the FN press release that the KI chefs are all asshats. I think they're running out of ideas for shows, this is the weakest one yet. KI could send me back to watching Top Chef...if there's nothing else on my DVR, On-Demand or Roku to watch.

  50. I watched "Kitchen Inferno" for 1/2 hr before turning the channel and won't watch it again. It is a sad attempt at a game show. I thought you guys were a cooking channel! I am a LOYAL fan of Top Chef. I would rather watch Season 1 over and over again than "Kitchen Inferno".