Sunday, January 4, 2015

Food Network's January 2015 Programming Highlights

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

  • Guy's Grocery Games: Family Style premiering on Sunday, January 4th where families compete for a chance to take home up to $20,000.
  • The season 6 premiere of Worst Cooks in America on Sunday, January 4th at 9pm, which has Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence as mentors.
  • The series premiere of Best.Ever. with Ted Allen as a host on Monday, January 5th at 10pm.  This sounds like a prime time version of Best Thing I Ever Ate.
  • The series premiere of Duff Till Dawn on Thursday, January 29th at 10:30pm.
  • The series premiere of Daphne Dishes with Daphne Brogdon on Sunday, January 4th at 12pm. 
  • New primetime episodes of Beat Bobby Flay, Chopped, Chopped Canada, Cutthroat Kitchen, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Mystery Diners and Restaurant: Impossible.
  • Restaurant: Impossible goes back to Wednesday nights as it was on Monday nights for the past few months.
  • New daytime episodes of Giada at Home, Guy’s Big Bite, The Kitchen, The Pioneer Woman and Trisha’s Southern Kitchen.

The press release with episode descriptions and air dates is below:
Guy Fieri celebrates the New Year with the premiere of Guy’s Grocery Games: Family Style on Sunday, January 4th at 8pm, when families storm the grocery store aisles confronting new challenges and obstacles for the chance to take home up to $20,000.

Then, Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence go head-to-head to transform kitchen zeroes into kitchen heroes when a new set of recruits enlist in culinary boot camp for a shot at $25,000 in a new season of Worst Cooks in America premiering Sunday, January 4th at 9pm. On Monday, January 5th at 10pm, taste buds get tickled with the premiere of Best. Ever. as host Ted Allen and Food Network personalities divulge top picks for some of the nation’s best pizzas, burgers, barbecue and breakfast. Providing some inspiration in the New Year, host Robert Irvine embarks on a different kind of impossible challenge, motivating and guiding fans to get fit and healthy, in special Fitness: Impossible on Wednesday, January 7th at 11pm. Then, when the lights go down, the ovens heat up with the premiere of series Duff Till Dawn Thursday, January 29th at 10:30pm, as host Duff Goldman’s bakery becomes a battleground after hours for two hopeful bakers who must outdo their opponent in a series of challenges to create the tastiest and most impressive cake. January brings premieres of fan-favorite series including Beat Bobby Flay, Chopped, Chopped Canada, Cutthroat Kitchen, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and Restaurant: Impossible. In daytime, mom, blogger, and comedienne Daphne Brogdon opens up her Los Angeles home to share delicious and crowd-pleasing dishes for the whole family in new series Daphne Dishes premiering Sunday, January 4th at 12pm. Daytime also offers themed cooking blocks throughout the month featuring premiere episodes of Giada at Home, Guy’s Big Bite, The Kitchen, The Pioneer Woman and Trisha’s Southern Kitchen to welcome the New Year. Plus, is the destination for healthy and comforting recipes to embrace the winter season and celebrate the New Year in style. Join the Food Network conversation on Facebook and Twitter.


Beat Bobby Flay

Premiering Thursday, January 1st at 10pm – “Pot Calling the Kettle Beat”
Distinguished chef Jonathan Waxman and Chopped judge Aarón Sánchez have come to ruin Bobby’s day, bringing in two chefs who are no strangers to battle. Veteran chef Herb Wilson brings his 30 years of experience against New England chef Robin King, as they square off for their chance to take on Bobby Flay.
Judges: Josh Capon, Anita Lo, Wylie Dufresne

Premiering Thursday, January 8th at 10pm – “New Kids on the Butcher Block”
Two former winners of Food Network Star, Jeff Mauro and Justin Warner, turn the tables on Bobby as they bring in two fantastic chefs up to the challenge. Bobby has his work cut out for him with sweet, but fiery chef Daniela D’Ambrosio and eager-to-prove-himself chef Malcolm Mitchell, who fight for the right to show they have what it takes to Beat Bobby Flay.
Judges: Mark Birnbaum, Madison Cowan, Joey Campanaro

Premiering Thursday, January 15th at 10pm – “Clash of the Culinary Titans”
The Kitchen’s Sunny Anderson and Chopped’s Ted Allen have Bobby Flay in their sights, and are calling in two contenders to finish the job. Chef and grill-master Victor Albisu takes on competition-junkie chef Eddie Tancredi, but who will have what it takes to face Bobby?
Judges: Ariane Daquin, George Motz

Premiering Thursday, January 29th at 10pm – “Defend the House”
Chopped judge Alex Guarnaschelli and Cutthroat Kitchen’s Alton Brown have arrived in the arena with their eye on the prize: Beating Bobby Flay in his house. Former body-builder, chef Alina Eisenhauer flexes her muscle against New York’s chef Joe Dobias in a battle for the ages.
Judges: Alex Garcia, Aliya LeeKong, Sam Talbot

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.

Best. Ever.

Premiering Monday, January 5th at 10pm
Do you remember the last time you bit into a burger and thought, “This is the best burger. Ever.”? When you tell a friend about your favorite pizza place, do you describe every juicy detail about what makes it the best pizza ever? Food Network searched through every delicious nook and cranny in the country and found some of the best pizzas, burgers, barbecue and breakfast…ever! Hosted by Ted Allen, and with guest appearances by Food Network stars, chefs and judges including Anne Burrell, Alex Guarnaschelli, Katie Lee, Antonia Lofaso, Jeff Mauro, Roger Mooking, Marc Murphy, Aarón Sánchez, Steak Shapiro, Fabio Viviani and Andrew Zimmern, it is a veritable collection of the best ever comfort foods.

Premiering Monday, January 5th at 10pm – “Best. Pizza. Ever.” – SERIES PREMIERE!
Pizza is one of the best ever comfort foods, and it has evolved into endless culinary interpretations that can be savored from all corners of the country. In Austin, Texas, a mouthwatering margherita pizza is baked to perfection in 90 seconds, while a restaurant in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is getting high marks for their meat-piled pizza. One night a week, diners are wowed by the unique toppings at the underground pizzeria that pops up at a Northwest restaurant, and one SoCal restaurant shipped materials from Italy for the oven of their dreams, turning out their signature pork pizza. Whether it be classics or regional favorites, this is the best pizza ever.

Premiering Monday, January 12th at 10pm – “Best. BBQ. Ever.”
Few things are more American than barbecue, and there are as many delicious variations as there are dedicated pit masters. The queue for ‘cue at one popular Austin restaurant stretches down and around the block, while the mash-up of Korean and American-style barbecue draws a big crowd at a small Atlanta barbecue shack. There is succulent smoked chicken in Philadelphia and spicy jerk chicken in the Twin Cities. Plus, a dive bar turns out delectable barbecue in Cambridge, Massachusetts and a San Francisco restaurant serves a signature barbecue platter with every meat, side and fixin’ on the menu. Roll up those sleeves for the best barbecue ever.

Premiering Monday, January 19th at 10pm – “Best. Breakfast. Ever.”
These days, breakfast can be so much more than cold cereal and toast. Boston serves up an otherworldly sweet breakfast and in Philadelphia, waffles meet cake for delicious results. In the Twin Cities, a hot and hearty pancake is an engineering marvel. Savory breakfast fans get a look at an egg and cheese in Los Angeles with real star quality, a Vietnamese twist on bacon and eggs in Austin and a classic New York bagel that gets an update with beets. Plus, a breakfast special in Atlanta is like a buffet on a plate! The morning gets started with a bang with these best breakfasts ever.

Premiering Monday, January 26th at 10pm – “Best. Burger. Ever.”
Americans love hamburgers, and these burgers are the best the nation has to offer. In Atlanta, a double cheeseburger is so exclusive that only a few dozen are served each night, and in New York, the most buzz-worthy burger is sandwiched between something usually found in soup. On the menu is a burger served on a bed of freshly-cut fries and topped with everything but the kitchen sink, a cheeseburger stuffed with cheese that melts right out of the patty and burgers that are so good they do not even need beef! These are best ever burgers.

Online in December, find the best burgers, pizza, BBQ and breakfast destinations around the country, and find local restaurants that are serving Best.Ever. grub. Find photo galleries showcasing the locations featured in each episode, and submit your favorite dining destinations in each category. Join the Best.Ever. conversation with #BestPizzaEver, #BestBurgerEver, #BestBBQEver and #BestBreakfastEver.


Premiering Tuesday, January 6th at 10pm – “Viewers’ Choice Ingredients”
In this competition, the mystery basket ingredients were suggested by fans on social media. The chefs open the first basket and find a frightfully difficult protein. In the second round, boxed macaroni and cheese returns to the Chopped kitchen! A giant egg and some mushy fruit are at play in the dessert round.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Scott Conant, Amanda Freitag, Alex Guarnaschelli

Premiering Tuesday, January 13th at 10pm – “Money Saver”
The chefs enter the Chopped kitchen to find ingredients in each basket will not exceed $10, but the chefs’ dishes are still expected to look and taste like a million bucks. In the first round, a meatless basket has some of the chefs searching for protein in the pantry. Then, various levels of creativity are one of the factors that the judges consider while analyzing three ham-steak entrees. In the dessert basket, ingredients like chocolate chips seem deceptively simple.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Scott Conant, Alex Guarnaschelli, Geoffrey Zakarian

Premiering Tuesday, January 20th at 10pm – “Bizarre Baskets!”
Guest judge Andrew Zimmern is on hand in this competition filled with bizarre surprises in all the baskets. The chefs have to contend with an offbeat ice cream flavor and an unusual meat in the appetizer round. In the entree round, a shocking-looking protein must be combined with a pink veggie. The dessert basket contains some odd eggs and a peculiar Turkish treat.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Aarón Sánchez, Geoffrey Zakarian, Andrew Zimmern

Premiering Tuesday, January 27th at 10pm – “Chopped, Again!”
It is a second chance at victory, for four losing chefs seeking redemption. After the chefs make skate and pomegranate molasses appetizers, one chef must endure the indignity of being the first chef re-Chopped. In the entree round, the competitors work with a boozy ice cream and an amusingly-named British pudding. In the dessert round, a German tart is a good start.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Maneet Chauhan, Marc Murphy, Chris Santos

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.

Chopped Canada

Premiering Thursday, January 15th at 9pm -”Kat-A-What?” – SEASON PREMIERE!
The chefs are puzzled by the presence of a Middle Eastern ingredient in the appetizer round; is it a noodle or a pastry? The entree round will not be a snap, as they must pair monkfish with cocktail onions and a sweet treat. In the dessert round, it is a trip to Catalina as the chefs must figure out how to incorporate dressing and tofu skin into a winning dessert.
Host: Dean McDermott Judges: Eden Grinshpan, Michael “Chef” Smith, Anne Yarymowich

Premiering Thursday, January 22nd at 9pm -”Holler for Challah”
Some chefs draw a boudin blanc in the appetizer round, while calmer fish heads prevail in round two. Dessert makes the remaining two chefs holler for challah, as they use this chewy bread as the basis for a za’atar-filled dessert.
Host: Dean McDermott Judges: Eden Grinshpan, Michael “Chef” Smith, Anne Yarymowich

Premiering Thursday, January 29th at 9pm -”It’s a Halva Day”
It is the war of the women as these four female chefs brave the baskets for a shot at $10,000. Chefs bring a “can” do attitude in the first round and salmon cakes abound. The entree round gets everyone’s goat as they race to tenderize a tough piece of meat. It is a halva time for the remaining two chefs to transform a frozen breakfast treat into a winning dessert.
Host: Dean McDermott Judges: Lynn Crawford, John Higgins

Cutthroat Kitchen

Premiering Sunday, January 4th at 10pm -”The Long Tools and Shortcake of It”
A chef is forced to make breakfast in a bunk bed. Then, another chef must recreate host Alton Brown’s hike out of the Grand Canyon. Finally, a chef must make strawberry shortcake with long tools.
Judge: Simon Majumdar

Premiering Sunday, January 11th at 10pm – “Tiki Torch-Ure”
One chef has to cook fish tacos on tiki torches. Then, one chef must make pasta salad using water that they harvest from a patio mister. Finally, one chef has to bake an apple pie inside apples.
Judge: Antonia Lofaso

Premiering Sunday, January 18th at 10pm -”Baby Got Backpack”
One chef has to make grilled cheese and tomato soup while in a giant high chair. Then someone has to cook orange chicken in oranges. Finally, one chef has to make granola using only the tools from the hiker’s backpack that they must wear during the whole round.
Judge: Simon Majumdar

Premiering Sunday, January 25th at 10pm -”The Supper Bowl”
In this special big game episode, two chefs have to wear tailgates on their backs. Then, two chefs have to cook in bleachers. Finally, one chef must make brownies while kneeling.
Judge: Antonia Lofaso

Online, go behind-the-scenes with an on-set tour, video featuring host Alton Brown sharing his secret strategies for success, plus video including original series Testing the Sabotages and new episodes of Alton’s After Show. Follow the mischief and strategy on Twitter using #CutthroatKitchen.

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Premiering Friday, January 16th at 10pm – “Fish, Fries and Feet”
This trip, Guy’s tackling everything from land to sea. In Des Moines, Iowa a funky fusion joint serves up unique burritos alongside off-the-chain bulgogi masa fries. Across town in the Beaverdale area of Des Moines, a southern spot cooks up all the classics, from ribs and red beans and rice to catfish cakes and collards. Finally in Atlantic City, a husband-wife duo dishes out soul food standouts like turkey chops and pig feet.

Premiering Friday, January 23rd at 10pm – “Cruisin’ the Italian Countryside” – SPECIAL!
This trip, Guy’s taking a tasty tour through Tuscany, Italy. In Montecatini Alto, a hillside seafood spot serves up a squid ink specialty and a Mediterranean prawn-artichoke mashup. To the west in Collodi, Guy swings through the “birthplace of Pinocchio” to reunite with an old buddy dishing out legit spaghetti and outrageous lamb. Then, Guy heads south for a bucket list experience of truffle hunting in the mountains of San Miniato. Guy heads to Lucca for one last stop, to a true Tuscan joint cooking up all kinds of fresh pasta with mussels and a delicious oxtail tortelli.

Premiering Friday, January 30th at 10pm – “Fillin’ Up in Florence” – SPECIAL!
This trip, Guy’s hitting up totally traditional Italian spots in Florence, Italy. First, a 50-year-old landmark serves up a legendary spaghetti specialty and some crazy good chicken. Then, a second generation spot reeling in the awards cranks out all kinds of totally fresh pasta. Finally, a popular pizza place shares their Italian dough-making secrets and cooks up a legit salami-cheese calzone.

Duff Till Dawn

Premiering Thursday, January 29th at 10:30pm – SERIES PREMIERE!
Duff Till Dawn is the ultimate underground cake competition, featuring bold ideas, fierce competitors and a ringmaster who has never had a boring day in his life. Duff Goldman is ready to give a few lucky cake fanatics some love, but he is going to put them through a series of challenges in order to earn it. It is the coolest throw-down in cake.

Online in January, find a behind-the-scenes set tour, find final cake creations, and meet the competitors and judges, plus check out ongoing blog coverage on FN Dish, including a bakery tour and fun facts about host Duff Goldman. Plus, check out fans’ cake creations and share your own photos of your most impressive homemade cakes! Join the frosted conversation at #DuffTillDawn.

Fitness: Impossible – Premiering Wednesday, January 7th at 11pm – SPECIAL!

Robert Irvine has a grueling schedule, traveling from town-to-town and state-to-state, in a race against the clock to transform failing restaurants. With his impossible schedule, Robert still finds time to focus on his passion for health, fitness, food and family. With that in mind, Robert is taking on his next mission: motivating America. Robert’s fans and followers are constantly asking him for advice on health and fitness. In order to give back, Robert is going to tackle as many health-related questions, concerns and dilemmas as humanly possible, in the time he has between one Restaurant: Impossible and the next. It will not be easy, but Robert is willing to take on the challenge. As soon as his last shoot wraps, the clock is ticking! Robert will hit the ground running, answering as many questions he can before he is scheduled to save another failing restaurant. Being healthy, happy and in shape is not unattainable… this super-chef is just the guy to make Fitness: Impossible, possible!

Guy’s Grocery Games: Family Style

Premiering Sunday, January 4th at 8pm
Guy Fieri’s favorite things are food, fun and family, and he is bringing all three together for a Guy’s Grocery Games: Family Style showdown. The families will compete over four episodes, with each episode consisting of four teams made up of a different variation of family members, each including a chef, as they compete for a chance at the grand prize. Whether it is a child with two parents, a parent with two children or siblings working together, the families must navigate their way through the aisles of a grocery store, battling it out in different supermarket-themed obstacles, including shopping and cooking on a budget, cooking a meal with five ingredients or less, or the new game of station swap, among others. One-by-one the losing families must “check out” by a rotating panel of judges, featuring Melissa d’Arabian, Richard Blais, G. Garvin, Troy Johnson, Beau MacMillan, Catherine McCord and Aarti Sequeira. The last family standing goes on a shopping spree of a lifetime worth up to $20,000.

Premiering Sunday, January 4th at 8pm -”Family Style: Kid’s Choice” – STUNT PREMIERE!
Guy is constantly turning the tables, this time with kids choosing the meals. Four families face off in a breakfast competition that includes a mandatory Red Light Special: raisins! In Budget Battle, families must make a comfort meal on a very uncomfortable budget. Then, the final teams must prepare a five-star dinner while playing Station Swap, a twisty new game that forces the families to trade kitchens and groceries. One family will go on a Shopping Spree worth up to $20,000.
Judges: Melissa d’Arabian, Richard Blais, Aarti Sequeira

Premiering Sunday, January 11th at 8pm -”Family Style: Sibling Rivalry”
When four sets of siblings square off in a supermarket, sparks fly! The teams begin by making a family feast, but first they must agree on the 5 Ingredients or Less this challenge allows. Three families move on to make something stuffed using Guy’s Grocery List of unique ingredients. Then in the feared game of chance, Food Wheel, the stakes are high as two families attempt to make an upscale dinner with strip steak and $7.15 worth of extra ingredients. The family that moves on will play for a chance to win up to $20,000 in the Shopping Spree.
Judges:Richard Blais, Troy Johnson, Aarti Sequeira

Premiering Sunday, January 18th at 8pm – “Family Style: Kids Rule!”
Four competing families start by joining the breakfast club, but this is Watch Your Weight so they can only cook with 5 lbs. of ingredients. Next, the families must make a hot lunch ABC-style, using only ingredients whose name begins with the letter R. The final two families go head-to-head in the dreaded game, Food Wheel. The winning family goes after the green stuff, up to $20,000 in the Shopping Spree!
Judges:Melissa d’Arabian, Richard Blais, Troy Johnson

Premiering Sunday, January 25th at 8pm – “Family Style: Food Feud” -STUNT FINALE!
Chefs keep it all in the family with teams featuring husbands, wives, brothers, moms and even grandma! The pasta shelves are off-limits in Aisle Down, so our four families must really use their noodles to create their best dish. Next, three families have to come up with fresh ideas for making dessert from non-perishable items playing Meals from the Middle. The finalists must make their favorite family meal, but wait, this is Watch Your Weight, and so they only get 5½ lbs. of ingredients. Then, it’s all hands on cart as the winning family goes on the Shopping Spree worth up to $20,000.
Judges:Troy Johnson, Beau MacMillan, Catherine McCord

Online, catch interviews with host Guy Fieri, meet the families, find photo galleries with episode recaps and highlights, take the Flavortown Market Set Tour and find new web-exclusive video “Culinary Fun Facts.” Find ongoing blog coverage, including Guy’s strategy tips for competing families, grocery shopping habits and best five-ingredient dishes. Follow the games on Twitter using #GroceryGames.

Mystery Diners

Premiering Wednesday, January 7th at 9:30pm – “Bad Credit”
When Chef Chai, owner of his namesake restaurant in Honolulu, notices multiple ticket voids, he contacts Charles for help. Mystery Diners Jordan and David go undercover to see if his staff is making honest mistakes or committing foul play.

Restaurant: Impossible

Premiering Wednesday, January 14th at 10pm – “Revved Up”
Host Robert Irvine goes hog wild in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the Shade Tree Customs and Cafe where he meets a handful of characters who opened a full-service restaurant above their motorcycle repair shop. Robert must unravel the mystery of why this restaurant is failing and tackle the bland menu, while the design team is challenged with elevating the Shade Tree’s decor without losing its motorcycle soul.

Premiering Wednesday, January 21st at 10pm – “Top 10 Turnarounds”
Over the course of ten seasons of Restaurant: Impossible, host Robert Irvine has walked into some of the worst conditions imaginable. What he has been able to fix and transform over the course of two days with $10,000 has been next to impossible. In this special, Robert will count down the top ten biggest transformations he has experienced — from owners’ attitudes to no-longer disgusting decor!

Premiering Wednesday, January 28th at 10pm – “Mystic Mystery”
Mike and Erika opened Mystic Treats in Ashland, Oregon, three years ago, hoping to attract customers with their vegetarian and offbeat pizzas. Three years and multiple failed concepts later, they have called in host Robert Irvine for help. Robert will have to start from scratch, educating the owners, choosing an identity, focusing the menu and creating a design vision all in just two days.

Online, hear from owners to find out what happens after Robert visits with weekly Restaurant Revisited epilogues. Join the conversation at #RestaurantImpossible.

Worst Cooks in America – Premiering Sunday, January 4th at 9pm

Worst Cooks in America returns to transform kitchen disasters into confident cooks, with Chef Anne Burrell going up against first-time opponent Chef Tyler Florence. Anne and Tyler each lead a team of kitchen-challenged recruits in a grueling culinary boot camp designed to turn them into skilled cooks. A $25,000 grand prize is awarded to the contestant who makes the most impressive culinary transformation, in addition to delivering victory and bragging rights for their team leader.

Premiering Sunday, January 4th at 9pm – “It Just Keeps Getting Worse”- SEASON PREMIERE!
In the season premiere, the fourteen recruits, each nominated by family and friends for their horrendous cooking skills, are selected by Anne Burrell and new-kid-on-the-block Tyler Florence to compete in a grueling culinary boot camp. These “home cooks” make the chefs their signature dishes, and upon tasting, Anne and Tyler choose their teams of worst cooks, and give their recruits a lesson in creating the ultimate romantic meal.

Premiering Sunday, January 11th at 9pm – “Prepping for Success”
Anne and Tyler test the recruits’ knowledge of food in a special game of “Family Food,” in which the teams face-off in an effort to gain recipe steps through food trivia. As the recruits attempt to cut down the competition, they learn and execute knife skills to prepare their dishes. All of the recruits must successfully create the Spanish dish paella, which some will achieve with fewer bandages than others.

Premiering Sunday, January 18th at 9pm – “Spice Up Your Life”
The recruits try their hand at experimenting with flavor combinations with a skill drill called “Holy Crepes,” in which they serve their own creations in a blind tasting. Then the recruits “Taco-ver the World,” when they make their own international tacos. Some of the recruits are able to hit the mark with their flavor combinations, while others prove they earned their spot in the Worst Cooks competition!

Premiering Sunday, January 25th at 9pm – “Scared Straight Into the Kitchen”
This week, recruits huddle up to tackle game day dishes as they create deep-fried fan favorites for Anne and Tyler. Will they make crowd-pleasing dishes, or be defeated by a deep fryer? After the big game, the recruits try not to “Lose their Noodles” when they break down a raw squid to prepare squid ink pasta with calamari.

Online, meet the new recruits, find highlights featuring the funniest moments from the show, weekly competitor exit interviews, skill drill, highlight and promo videos, and ensure your dishes are not Worst Cooks-worthy with a how-to guide: “Top 10 Culinary Mistakes and How to Avoid Them” and a culinary quiz: “How Well Would You Fare at Worst Cooks Boot Camp?.” Plus, find recipes and companion videos from hosts Anne and Tyler. Follow the thrills and spills with #WorstCooks.


Daphne Dishes – Premieres Sunday, January 4th at 12pm

Mom, blogger and home cook Daphne Brogdon shares all the secrets to her easy and impressive family-friendly meals in her series Daphne Dishes, serving it all up with a healthy side of humor. From Daphne’s home kitchen in Los Angeles, get ready to jump into her life and meet her two cute kids, one sweet dog and chef-husband Mark.

Premiering Sunday, January 4th at 12pm – “Mom’s Gone Healthy” – SERIES PREMIERE!
In an homage to the healthy dishes her mom created as a child, Daphne Brogdon invites her mom and sister over for dinner. Daphne livens up a Pecan-Stuffed Chicken Breast and pairs it with Blistered Tomatoes and Feta Cheese along with Crowd-Pleasing Couscous. For dessert, a little bit of Dark Chocolate Sauce over fresh berries puts a smile on everyone’s face.

Premiering Sunday, January 11th at 12pm – “Comfort for a Friend”
Daphne Brogdon invites her friend, actress Molly Culver, over for a welcome home dinner. For the main dish, Daphne makes Pan-Roasted Chicken with a Creamy Mustard Sauce. She’s also making comforting Horseradish Mashed Potatoes, plus incredible crispy Brussels Sprouts and a classic Brogdon family dessert, Cafe Bengali.

Premiering Sunday, January 18th at 12pm – “Festival of Leftovers”
Daphne Brogdon gets inventive preparing simple and tasty recipes utilizing leftovers. She turns last night’s braised brisket into a Brisket Ragu served over Crispy Pasta. Some lonely cauliflower gets transformed into the Best Cauliflower Ever and her leftover Vanilla Pound Cake gets a makeover with Macerated Strawberries and ice cream. Leftovers never tasted so good.

Premiering Sunday, January 25th at 12pm – “Eat Up, Sports Fans”
Daphne Brogdon’s got a special game day menu that is sure to win over the crowd, without stressing out the cook! She kicks off the party with her signature Guacamole and Fried Wonton Chips and then it’s Butter Burger Sliders with two sauces, Sweet Russian and Arugula Pesto. Plus, she whips up a Spicy Cabbage Salad on the side and Daphne’s shares her special crowd-pleasing cocktail, her Kick-a-Rita.

Online in December, meet host Daphne Brogdon and find the latest recipes from her show. Join the dish on Twitter with #DaphneDishes.

Giada at Home
Premiering Sunday, January 4th at 10:30am – “Garden Spa Day”
Giada De Laurentiis creates a spa day menu featuring Farro and Kale Salad, Peas and Carrots, plus Almond and Peach Toasts. In addition, she makes a homemade facial/body scrub and spa water that are all part of a day of pampering that she has planned for her girlfriends.

Premiering Sunday, January 11th at 10:30am – “Festive Desserts”
Giada De Laurentiis makes delectable desserts that would be perfect for a fancy party. Giada’s Espresso Cake with Tuscan Liquor Buttercream and Caramel Glass, and Walnut Rosemary Tart with Orange Chantilly Cream are sure to impress.

Premiering Sunday, January 18th at 10:30am – “Restaurant Tips”
Giada De Laurentiis gives tips on how to make restaurant-style dishes in your own kitchen. The dishes are easy, but impressive and delicious, like Pan-Seared Salmon with Summer Succotash, Penne with Pork Ragout and New York Strip Steak with Red Wine Butter.

Premiering Sunday, January 25th at 10:30am – “Football’s Top Four”
Giada De Laurentiis makes the top four most requested game day snacks and gives each one her own special spin. The menu features Sticky Baked Chicken Wings with a Korean twist, a French Lentil and Hominy Chili, Mini Twice- Baked Potatoes and Roasted Mushroom and Kale Pizzette.

Guy’s Big Bite

Premiering Sunday, January 4th at 11am – “Italiano Al Fresco”
Knowing the key to good health is moderation, Guy Fieri serves up a balanced Italian meal, complete with fruit, vegetables and yes, pasta! Check out his take on Linguine Cacio e Pepe with Crispy Pancetta, served with a light, bright Grilled Asparagus and Fennel Salad. For dessert, rich and creamy meet light and fresh in Guy’s Caramelized Orange Parfait.

Premiering Sunday, January 11th at 11am – “Guido’s Italian Coast”
Guy Fieri gets his seafood on, Italiano-style! First up, Brandade, a creamy fish spread he serves up with Grilled Sourdough Toast. Next, Guy prepares Mixed Seafood Salad packed with shrimp, scallops and calamari. Last but not least, Guy even sneaks seafood into White Bean Tahini Puree with Toasted Pita Chips for a great twist on the traditional dish.

Premiering Sunday, January 18th at 11am – “Fieri Family Meal”
Guy Fieri is out to prove that budget meals do not need to be bland with a wallet-friendly but flavor-packed meal worthy of company. Chicken Thigh and Fennel Sausage Cacciatore, served with Barley and Mushroom Risotto, is sure to satisfy the hungriest eaters. For dessert, Struffoli with Orange Honey and Pine Nuts are easy, impressive and economical.

Premiering Sunday, January 25th at 11am – “Black and Blue Burger”
Guy Fieri is celebrating the bounty of the Sonoma County with chef Justin Wangler. Their twist on classic burgers, fries and shakes leads to a menu of Black and Blue Burgers stuffed with blue cheese, served with Red Wine Fries and Grandma’s Tomato Salad. A Bananas Foster Milkshake combines a drink and a dessert in one!

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.

Premiering Saturday, January 3rd at 11am – “Healthy Fresh Start”
The Kitchen is kicking off the New Year with a fresh start! The hosts are talking new food trends for 2015 with Food Network’s Katherine Alford. Favorite recipes get lightened up, Jeff Mauro cooks up a delicious Veggie Lasagna and the gang shares portion control tips and powered up post-workout snacks. Geoffrey Zakarian creates the perfect Pavlova dessert and a refreshing cucumber cocktail and apps that will keep you healthy.

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, January 3rd at 10am -”Healthy 16-Minute Meals”
Over an evening walk, Ree plans some fast and healthy meals. She’s dreaming of a Heavenly Hummus Wrap, flavorful Ginger Steak Salad, a gorgeous Grilled Nectarine Salad and a Spicy Cauliflower Stir-Fry that is stove-to-plate in minutes!

Premiering Saturday, January 10th at 10am – “Souper Good”
Ree whips up four stunning soups, starting with the kid-favorite Hamburger Soup. Tomato Soup with Parmesan Croutons makes an incredible make-ahead freezer dish. Sausage, Potato and Kale Soup is a one-pot wonder, and her Spinach Soup is liquid soul food.

Premiering Saturday, January 17th at 10am – “Chicken in Bulk”
Ree’s hitting the market on a major bulk buy trip and stocking up on chicken breasts, ready to turn into a fantastic Cobb Salad, a pan of Skillet Chicken Lasagna, cool crisp Thai Lettuce Wraps and feel-good Chicken Rice Soup.

Premiering Saturday, January 24th at 10am – “Football, Football, Football”
Ree whips up Chicken Nachos two-ways for the family to eat after the homecoming parade. Then she is off to her boys’ football games armed with Chocolate Chuck Cookies. Finally, she brings a winning spread of Bloody Mary Chili and Three-Ingredient Brownies to Ladd and the other coaches.

Premiering Saturday, January 31st at 10am – “Stacking the Hay and Stocking the Freezer”
While the family’s stacking hay, Ree’s stocking up the freezer with her family’s favorite dishes, including a big pan of Chicken Enchiladas, his and hers Pizza Pockets and Three Cheese-Stuffed Shells with tomato sauce. She prepares a healthy, delicious snack of Purple Smoothie Popsicles for a sweet finish.

Trisha’s Southern Kitchen

Premiering Saturday, January 3rd at 10:30am – “Slim Down Secrets”
Being healthy and balanced has become important to Trisha and her niece Ashley, who is joining Trisha in the kitchen today to share some healthy cooking secrets while enjoying an easy, flavorful and healthy meal. They dish over Raspberry Chicken, Big Green Salad with Feta, Garbanzo, Walnuts, Lemon Juice and Olive Oil, Edamame Parmesan and Chocolate Angel Food Cake with Macerated Strawberries, before going on a walk.


Healthy Resolutions Weekend Cooking Blocks- Premiering Saturday, January 3rd from 7am – 12pm and Sunday, January 4th from 7am – 2pm

Premiere episodes include:

Premiering Saturday, January 3rd at 10am -The Pioneer Woman – “Healthy 16-Minute Meals”
Premiering Saturday, January 3rd at 10:30am – Trisha’s Southern Kitchen – “Slim Down Secrets”
Premiering Saturday, January 3rd at 11am – The Kitchen – “Healthy Fresh Start”
Premiering Sunday, January 4th at 10:30am – Giada at Home – “Garden Spa Day”
Premiering Sunday, January 4th at 11am – Guy’s Big Bite – “Italiano Al Fresco”
Premiering Sunday, January 4th at 12pm – Daphne Dishes – “Mom’s Gone Healthy”

Money Saving Menus Weekend Cooking Blocks- Premiering Saturday, January 17th from 7am – 12pm and Sunday, January 18th from 7am – 2pm

Premiere episodes include:

Premiering Saturday, January 17th at 10am – The Pioneer Woman – “Chicken in Bulk”
Premiering Saturday, January 17th at 11am – The Kitchen
Premiering Sunday, January 18th at 10:30am – Giada at Home – “Restaurant Tips”
Premiering Sunday, January 18th at 11am – Guy’s Big Bite – “Fieri Family Meal”
Premiering Sunday, January 18th at 12pm – Daphne Dishes -”Festival of Leftovers”

Big Game Party Weekend Cooking Blocks- Premiering Saturday, January 24th from 7am – 12pm and Sunday, January 25th from 7am – 2pm

Premiere episodes include:

Premiering Saturday, January 24th at 10am – The Pioneer Woman- “Football, Football, Football”
Premiering Saturday, January 24th at 11am – The Kitchen
Premiering Sunday, January 25th at 10:30am – Giada at Home – “Football’s Top Four”
Premiering Sunday, January 25th at 11am – Guy’s Big Bite – “Black and Blue Burger”
Premiering Sunday, January 25th at 12pm – Daphne Dishes – “Eat Up, Sports Fans”


Healthy Cooking Every Day is starting 2015 off right with hundreds of healthy recipes and tips from Food Network chefs and the Food Network Kitchen. Food Network’s Healthy Cooking Every Day initiative makes eating healthy easy and accessible all year long!

Quick and Simple

Having a healthy lifestyle is all about balance, and the challenge of feeding a family while juggling activities, work and other household responsibilities is a constant balancing act. When time is tight, easy, quick and nutritious solutions are key. These recipes prove that fast food does not have to come from a drive-through – each of the breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack recipes in this section are ready in 40 minutes or less, and are made with real, fresh ingredients

Meal Makeovers rounds up familiar comfort food recipes with simple swaps to lighten them up, like mac and cheese made with creamy, pureed cauliflower. This year’s hit list includes better-for-you favorites, superfood comfort foods, made over “old school” recipes and healthful secrets to prepare pizzas.

Healthy Tips

Find healthy tips and ideas from chefs and nutrition experts to incorporate into your everyday lifestyle. Armed with the right recipes and tips, you won’t even miss your old ways. Learn which super foods you should be eating right now, the healthy fats and carbs you need to be eating, which foods are loaded with the nutrients your body needs, how to determine the right portion size for various foods.

Meal Planning takes the guesswork out of healthy eating and meal planning. Find dietitian-created menus for entire meals like a light and healthy lunch, an easy weeknight Mexican fiesta, an easy-to-make vegetarian dinner, a healthy weekend brunch, lighter bites for a cocktail party, a make-ahead chili dinner and a down-home southern-inspired supper.

On the Road

Launching December, is providing the road map to eating healthy meals away from home! Find tips for finding healthy fare on restaurant menus, the best juice bars in the country, the healthiest salad bar choices, chefs’ go-to easy snacks, plus the healthiest restaurants that have been featured on Food Network and more.

Healthy Recipes has healthy, delicious new recipes for every course and every occasion! Kick off any party with classic appetizersthat are so flavorful and festive, no one will guess they are healthy. Selecting a healthy mainis a breeze whether you are craving chicken, beef, fish, pork, pasta or meat-free fare, these simple, nutrient-packed recipes from Alton Brown, Giada DeLaurentiis and Bobby Flay are sure to satisfy. Get more healthful ingredients, like vegetables and whole grains, into your diet by incorporating them into easyside dishesto serve alongside any main dish. Healthy eating does not mean skipping desserts, dishes up lighter versions of your favorite sweets, including banana pudding, Greek yogurt cheesecake, Greek yogurt fudge pops, whole-grain pumpkin scones, vegan banana bread and healthy fruit desserts. Plus, looking looking to spice up dinner? Get fresh inspiration from around the globe with our best better-for-you versions of favoriteinternationalfare.’s recipes for Mexican, Indian, Chinese and Italian favorites are easy to make at home with easy-to-find, fresh ingredients. has the recipes and inspiration to eat healthfully all year long!

Winter Recipes and Entertaining has all the seasonal recipes and tips to enjoy the wintertime and make the cold nights cozy!

Winter Entertaining Guide

Find the best recipes for wintertime entertaining, including comforting casseroles, lasagna, short ribs and slow-roasted pork, plus cocktails and wine pairing ideas.

Winter Weeknight Dinners

Get dinner on the table fast with quick and easy wintertime meals like chicken marsala, minestrone soup, Salisbury steak, meatloaf and maple-glazed chicken, plus slow-cooker favorites and easy weeknight dessert recipes.

Winter Produce Guide

Find chefs’ recipes for using winter produce like greens, winter squash, potatoes and citrus.

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  1. O.M.G. I did NOT see anything about Lenny. Soooo sad.

  2. Surprisingly all boring as hell. Food Network has lost their touch, and if I need to learn how to cook something, I'll just use Google from now on.

  3. I enjoyed watching Daphne Dishes. At first, prior to watching, I was a bit concerned that with her stand-up comedy background, that she would overdo it and try too hard to be too funny too often or be too loud. Happily, I did not see that. I DO love good humor, but better to be a good teacher/explainer who happens to be funny along the way, than to be slinging one joke after another and hoping the dishes turn out.

    Well done, Daphne!
    A good first impression. Clear & informative. I can "get" her teaching. The dishes look appetizing, no turn-offs or weird mannerisms. Nice job.

  4. What a bunch of crap

  5. I missed it. I hope they have it On Demand.

  6. I wish they'd bring Sarah Moulton back.

  7. He would be far more entertaining than the FN crappola scheduled. Watching a test pattern would be better than watching this line up.

  8. FN has gotten worse and worse.

  9. I find Anne Burrelle utterly unwatchable... she is likable enough, but that HAIR - it looks like a cross between Flock of Seagulls and a meringue that got plopped on her head. It is so distracting, it is hard to concentrate on what she is saying, and just seems like a stupid gimmick. She doesn't need a gimmick like that.

  10. Sad that FN has not put a foul-mouthed, juvenile phony on the air? Hardly. The comments that he made about Ree Drummond alone should ruin his tv aspirations. Not to mention his clownish behavior on Next Food Network star. FN may not be perfect, but I am really glad they have not given that low-life a platform.

  11. Evidently some folks don't appreciate the sarcasm. I do, though.

  12. Hoppy's tongue was firmly planted in her cheek, I believe.

  13. I'm happy to see that Chopped Canada is coming back but I'm a bit surprised that Dean will be the host. I wish they had replaced him. I'm unhappy that I don't see Rewrapped in the line up. Maybe I was the only person watching it but I love Joey Fatone and Marc Summers and I enjoyed the show.

  14. FN has become the game show network combined with a dash of reality tv. Ugggggg

  15. I like her okay on this show, but I couldn't stand her on Chef Wanted when she would just yell at people. I also don't appreciate how she blatantly favours female chefs.

  16. Aw, I didn't notice that Rewrapped isn't listed. I've been watching the show. I also love Joey Fatone and Marc Summers.

  17. Oh you are probably (hopefully) right! he is just so appalling, I lose all sense of humor with him. Thanks!

  18. Me too, and we all know hoppy, a regular here, and her feelings.

  19. Crouton, did you really enjoy the premier? I had such anticipation ( I am always ready for a new host I can learn a trick or two from). I just did not enjoy her. She left me flat. A lot of forced personality but nothing truly personable to me. I am going to try to chalk it up to beginners nerves(?) And give it another shot but unless there is drastic improvement I won't call this one a winner in my book. But hey, I'll take her over Lenny any day.

  20. At least Jeff Mauro is on other shows.

  21. No. Take the best cook, who has a decent enough personality and not repulsive. Reality TV has already turned-off many.

  22. I'm loving Worst Cooks and didn't think I would minus Bobby Flay, but Tyler is doing a great job. This show makes me laugh.

  23. I've noticed that often whoever she doesn't like in the beginning or first-round, she usually does like soon after, and that person usually goes far into the competition. It's quite predictable.

  24. At this rate I'm expecting "Chopped: UK" and "Picado: Mexico" (with subtitles of course) prior to Food Network rebranding to the Chopped Network.

  25. Cooking Channel, if you have it, is pleasant alternative if you still want a cable TV source for cooking.

  26. MoHub was absolutely correct. Thanks for the correct translation, Mo.
    C Thompson, I agree about how appalling he is.

  27. Thanks everyone! Usually I get an email when someone comments, but I didn't this time so I had no idea.

  28. Thanks hermany. We don't get it on the package we have & the cost to move up with DirecTV is rather much. I am getting very tempted though!

  29. autumn, did you find out if it's available On Demand? I missed it, but am interested. Thanks!

  30. I feel the same way as you do about NFNS. I'm on the fence, but leaning toward not watching. On the other hand, I want to watch because we always have such great conversations here about the episodes.

  31. Her yelling on Chef Wanted drove me crazy. It was so irritating and usually there was no reason for it.

  32. It's nice to find someone who feels like I do about Anne's hair! My husband says he can take it or leave it, but it makes me nuts! It's some kind of bizarre gimmick, looking stranger every single time she gets a new show or a new season of an old show. It is very distracting, IMO, because I'm always looking at it and trying to figure out WHY????

  33. I think that's the point. Jeff "proved" himself with Sandwich King and is moving up in the FN hierarchy.

  34. I just saw Mauro on Figuratively Beat Bobby Flay and was waiting (and hoping) for someone to take a frying pan to his noggin he was that annoying. He can sink back into samwich obscurity any time now.

  35. I'm wondering how long it will be before Tyler cracks and sticks one of the worst cook's head in a blast freezer. 2 episodes in and it looks like he's getting close.

  36. I'd settle for Two Fat Ladies reruns.

  37. I've watched some of it and I do like the channel for the most part, but it' riddled with annoying hipsters .-.

  38. I can't believe on Worst Cooks they're pushing people who have barely mastered spoons to be quicker cutting with sharp knives. One already filleted a finger.

  39. It's not on Comcast On Demand.

  40. That wasn't his best moment. But I adore Jeff Mauro.

  41. Except that Cooking Channel—aka FN-lite—is following the path of FN, with fewer and fewer instructional programs and more travelogues and competitions.

  42. I'm not all that fast, but at least I know how to hold and operate a knife.