Here are some of the highlights of the Food Network programming scheduled to air on the channel in November:
(From Val's Kitchen)
- The start of Holiday Baking Championship on November 1st.
- The premiere of Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage on Wednesday, November 4th where 16 chefs compete for up to $75,000 for charity - See the competitors.
- The premiere of Cake Wars: Christmas on Monday, November 9th for a $50,000 prize.
- The premiere of Guy’s Grocery Games: Tournament of Champions on Sunday, November 29th, where previous winners return to compete for "the biggest prize ever" on the show.
- The return of Top 5 Restaurants and Guilty Pleasures on Monday nights.
- The Chopped: Impossible finale on November 12th at 8pm where someone will take home $15,000 and get to go up against Robert Irvine for an additional $25,000.
- New primetime episodes of Beat Bobby Flay, Chopped, Chopped Junior, Cutthroat Kitchen, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and Guy’s Grocery Games, Mystery Diners, Unwrapped 2.0 and Restaurant Impossible.
- New daytime episodes of Valerie’s Home Cooking, Giada’s Holiday Handbook, Barefoot Contessa, Brunch @ Bobby’s, Farmhouse Rules, Guy’s Big Bite, The Kitchen, Patricia Heaton Parties and Southern at Heart.
- There are tons of Thanksgiving themed episodes throughout the month and some of the biggest ones are: Pioneer Woman's Ultimate Thanksgiving Monday, November 16th at 8pm, a Barefoot Contessa Thanksgiving special Sunday, November 15th at 1pm where Bobby Flay joins Ina Garten in the kitchen and Guy’s Big Bite: A Very Fieri Thanksgiving – Premiering Friday, November 20th at 8pm.
- There is also an All-Star Thanksgiving special on Saturday, November 21st at 8pm that will star Giada De Laurentiis, Ree Drummond, Guy Fieri, Bobby Flay, Nancy Fuller and Damaris Phillips.
- A Clash of the Grandmas Thanksgiving special on Wednesday, November 18th where grandmas compete for $10,000 by cooking a Thanksgiving meal. Judges for this special are Nancy Fuller, recent Food Network Star winner Eddie Jackson and Aarti Sequeira.
- Not on this press release - American Diner Revival was renewed for a second season and will premiere November 27th. (Link)
FOOD NETWORK STUFFS NOVEMBER WITH NEW SERIES, TOURNAMENTS AND THANKSGIVING-THEMED EPISODES WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS ALL MONTH LONG!
Don’t Miss the Premieres of Cake Wars: Christmas, Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage, Guy’s Grocery Games: Tournament of Champions and Holiday Baking Championship
Plus: FoodNetwork.com is Thanksgiving Central with everything and anything you need for a simple, classic and foolproof holiday!
NEW YORK – September 30, 2015 – Fire up the oven and grab the basters and oven mitts…Food Network celebrates Thanksgiving all month long! The fun begins with the season premiere of Holiday Baking Championship on Sunday, November 1st at 9pm, when ten talented bakers compete to create irresistible holiday treats to impress host Bobby Deen and judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale. Then, the holiday season gets cutthroat with the premiere of a second helping of Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage hosted by Alton Brown, with all-star chefs taking over the kitchen to outwit and outmaneuver each other for a shot at up to $75,000 for their favorite charity on Wednesday, November 4th at 9pm. The competition gets a little sweeter on Monday, November 9th at 9pm with the premiere of Cake Wars: Christmas hosted by Jonathan Bennett, as seven teams each consisting of a cake artist, sugar sculptor and master food carver attempt to outdo each other with their outrageous holiday displays to jingle all the way home with the $50,000 grand prize. Then, host Ree Drummond cooks up the ultimate frontier-style Thanksgiving dinner with delicious make-ahead recipes in the special Pioneer Woman’s Ultimate Thanksgiving on Monday, November 16th at 8pm, followed by a double dose of Thanksgiving-themed season premieres of Guilty Pleasures at 10pm and Top 5 Restaurants at 10:30pm. November brings more holiday cheer when Food Network’s Ron Ben-Israel and HGTV’s Jonathan Scott square off against Food Network’s Duff Goldman and HGTV’s Drew Scott in a battle to create the most spectacular gingerbread house in special All-Star Gingerbread Build hosted by Egypt Sherrod on Saturday, November 28th at 8pm, and the cookies continue to crumble in the Christmas Cookie Challenge hosted by Jonathan Bennett with five skilled bakers vying for the title of holiday cookie master and a $10,000 prize on Saturday, November 28th at 9pm. Sunday, November 29th at 8pm brings a Flavortown showdown when past winners return to the aisles and go cart-to-cart in the premiere of Guy’s Grocery Games: Tournament of Champions, in a bid to overcome host Guy Fieri’s challenges and become the biggest prizewinner in Guy’s Grocery Games history! Also on the primetime Thanksgiving menu are themed episodes of fan-favorite series including Beat Bobby Flay, Chopped, Chopped Junior, Cutthroat Kitchen, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and Guy’s Grocery Games. The daytime line-up celebrates the holiday with recipes and tips, including the season premiere of Valerie’s Home Cooking with host Valerie Bertinelli on Saturday, November 7th at 12:30pm, and new series Giada’s Holiday Handbook on Sunday, November 8th at 11am, in which Giada De Laurentiis shares dishes, tricks and hostess tips for holiday entertaining. Ina Garten and special guest Bobby Flay team up to share their own techniques and recipes for a delicious Turkey Day feast in special A Barefoot Thanksgiving, premiering Sunday, November 15th at 1pm. The daytime menu also offers new and holiday-themed episodes of Brunch @ Bobby’s, Farmhouse Rules, Guy’s Big Bite, The Kitchen and Southern at Heart. Plus, FoodNetwork.com is Thanksgiving Central with simple, classic and foolproof ways to celebrate the holiday and host the perfect Thanksgiving. Join the Food Network conversation on Facebook and Twitter.
PRIMETIME PREMIERE EPISODES
All-Star Gingerbread Build – Premiering Saturday, November 28th at 8pm – SPECIAL!
In this special one-hour competition hosted by Egypt Sherrod, HGTV and Food Network’s biggest stars join forces to create life-sized, edible gingerbread houses that will amaze and inspire! Ron Ben-Israel and Jonathan Scott go head-to-head against Duff Goldman and Drew Scott in an epic holiday throw down to see who can create the most festive and breathtaking gingerbread abode in just 72 hours.
All-Star Thanksgiving – Premiering Saturday, November 21st at 8pm- THANKSGIVING SPECIAL!
We are cooking up some of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes from the kitchens of our Food Network family, as Giada De Laurentiis, Ree Drummond, Guy Fieri, Bobby Flay, Nancy Fuller and Damaris Phillips share their best recipes, tips, and secrets. Thanksgiving is covered top to bottom, from traditional turkey and gravy, to bacon bourbon Brussels sprouts and smashed potato casserole, to pumpkin and apple pies.
BBQ Blitz – Premiering Friday, November 6th and 13th at 10:30pm
Game on! Food Network Star winner and former NFL player Eddie Jackson is taking a barbecue battle on the road in new series BBQ Blitz. In each city, three of the best grillers, smokers, and fire-roasters will cook off for a chance to win $5,000 and the title of best barbecue chef.
Online, get to know more about host Eddie Jackson and go behind-the-scenes of his new show. Join the BBQ journey with #BBQBlitz.
Beat Bobby Flay
Premiering Thursday, November 5th at 10pm -“It’s a Family Secret”
It is deli versus New Delhi as experienced New York chef Ric Orlando battles self-taught Kiran Verma from Houston for the chance to corner Bobby Flay. Worst Cooks in America host Anne Burrell and chef Spike Mendelsohn bring their culinary expertise to the arena to get Bobby beat!
Premiering Thursday, November 12th at 10pm -“She’s a Lady”
Chopped judge Alex Guarnaschelli and The Kitchen’s Katie Lee do not hesitate to put all their eggs in one basket when it comes to beating Bobby Flay. Spanish-language cooking show host Giovanna Huyke and caterer Jennifer Bajsel bring the sass before the winner takes on Bobby.
Premiering Thursday, November 19th at 10pm -“Let’s Talk Turkey” – THANKSGIVING EPISODE!
Burgers, Brew and ‘Que host Michael Symon and The Kitchen’s Geoffrey Zakarian talk turkey as they conspire to squash Bobby Flay. They bring Emmy-nominated Rhode Island chef Nick Rabar to go head-to-head with all-American New York chef Jeff Haskel, but only one will carve out a win.
Cake Wars: Christmas – Premiering Monday, November 9th at 9pm
Seven teams each consisting of a cake artist, sugar sculptor and master food carver go head-to-head this holiday season in the ultimate sugar-packed competition trying to outdo each other with their outrageous holiday cake displays. Over the course of the six exhilarating one-hour episodes, hosted by Jonathan Bennett, the teams will battle it out in two rounds of challenges to design over-the-top cake confections to impress holiday crafter extraordinaire Charles Phoenix and renowned pastry chef Sherry Yard, as well as special guest judges who will help decide who will jingle all the way home with the $50,000 grand prize.
Premiering Monday, November 9th at 9pm – “Christmas: Ultimate Christmas Lights” – SERIES PREMIERE!
Seven teams go head-to-head to create mind-blowing Christmas cake creations and the chance to take home the $50,000 grand prize. The competition kicks off with the Stocking Stuffer Challenge, where they must construct a cake based on the Frozen character Olaf. Chris Buck, co-director of the movie, will help decide who gets a special advantage in Santa’s Mega Challenge, where the teams must create an eye-popping, delicious, and edible display of Christmas lights. At the end of the battle, one team will be eliminated.
Premiering Monday, November 16th at 9pm – “Christmas: Who’s Coming Down the Chimney?”
In the Stocking Stuffer Challenge, the six remaining teams must take on the iconic tradition of ugly Christmas sweaters. Then, they will be challenged to combine their skills to show us who is coming down the chimney when Santa takes a sick day in the gigantic Santa’s Mega Challenge. Guest judges Chanda Bell and Christa Pitts, Co-CEOs of The Elf on the Shelf® help decide which team will be sent home.
Premiering Monday, November 23rd at 9pm – “Christmas: Santa’s New Ride”
Five remaining teams battle it out in the Stocking Stuffer Challenge, as they are challenged to make amazing and imaginative edible toys that Santa’s elves create when left unsupervised in the workshop. Then, when Santa’s sleigh is broken, the teams must create magical and mysterious displays of Santa’s new ride. Joy Cho, author and founder of the OH JOY! Blog, will help choose which team will be eliminated in this holiday race.
Premiering Monday, November 30th at 9pm – “Christmas: Holiday Song”
In the Stocking Stuffer Challenge, the four remaining teams will be challenged to take Christmas intergalactic and show us what happens when Santa’s in space! Then, in Santa’s Mega Challenge, they must bring world-famous Christmas songs like “Deck the Halls” and “Jingle Bells” to life in a huge edible creation. Home Alone actor Devin Ratray will help decide which team will be sent home.
Online, get in the sweet spirit with photos highlighting the seasonal creations, exclusive tours of the set, funny and festive behind-the-scenes videos, the premiere episode and more. Share sweet sentiments with #CakeWars.
Premiering Tuesday, November 3rd at 10pm -“Tailgate Fate”
It is a Chopped tailgate party! In the first round, the chefs must prepare pretzel roll and chicken wing appetizers. Then, will the chefs make the obvious from the burger patties in the second basket, or stretch their imaginations in an effort to impress the judges? With the end zone in sight, the final two chefs open the dessert round to find four fruity surprises.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Roger Mooking, Aarón Sánchez, Chris Santos
Premiering Monday, November 9th at 8pm -“Thanksgiving Soup-er Stars” – THANKSGIVINGEPISODE!
All four chefs in this special Thanksgiving competition dedicate their time and talents to soup kitchens. In the first round, the chefs each come up with distinctive appetizer concepts in response to the typical Thanksgiving leftovers found in the baskets. Then in the entree round, the remaining chefs are surprised to see a theme emerging with the baskets. An ice cream cake and a starchy candy are two of the perplexing items to be dealt with in the final round.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Amanda Freitag, Marc Murphy, Aarón Sánchez
Premiering Tuesday, November 10th at 10pm -“Military Vets”
Veterans of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard and Navy face off in the Chopped kitchen. In the first round, one of the chefs stumbles upon a brilliant way to treat scalloped potatoes. Precooked meatloaf is the big challenge in the second round. The two final chefs go all out in the dessert round, making clever sweet treats from a crispy snack and a sweet and tart drink.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Maneet Chauhan, Marc Murphy, Chris Santos
Premiering Tuesday, November 24th at 10pm -“Cooking with Bass”
The chefs open up their appetizer baskets to discover chicken hearts are a mandatory ingredient. Three fancy fish dishes are in store for the judges, following an exciting entree round featuring sea bass and an expensive spice. Breaking brittle and slicing zucchini are two of the tasks that the final pair of chefs must complete on their way to creating desserts that they hope will be delectable.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Maneet Chauhan, Marc Murphy, Marcus Samuelsson
Premiering Thursday, November 26th at 10pm -“Chopped Gastropub”
The four chefs learn that the mystery ingredients must be transformed into delicious gastropub food. House-smoked bacon and homemade pickles are found in the appetizer baskets. A cocktail and a classic English pub dish must be transformed in the entree plates, and suds and tots have to be included in the dessert round.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Amanda Freitag, Aarón Sánchez, Geoffrey Zakarian
Online, catch behind-the-scenes photos, plus video previews and highlights, including a brand-new episode of the web video series Chopped After Hours. After Hours: Military Vets features Chopped judges Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy and Geoffrey Zakarian taking on ingredients from a basket featured in the episode. Join the conversation at #Chopped.
Chopped After Hours
Premiering Tuesday, November 3rd at 11pm – “After Hours Revisits Halloween, Striped Bass Entrees and Pizza” – SEASON FINALE!
The Chopped judges have their chance to attack some of the most interesting baskets, after hours! The ingredients in the first round are creepy, bloody and slimy, but they do not scare judges Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy and Chris Santos, who do not bat an eye at the bat “shrapnel” flying through the kitchen. Serious star power is in store in the second round with Aarón Sánchez, Marc, and Chris at the stoves, cooking up some delicious striped bass dishes. Aarón hosts a pizza party for Alex, Amanda Freitag and Geoffrey Zakarian in Round Three, but some burned dough threatens to put a damper on the celebration.
Premiering Thursday, November 5th at 8pm – “Chopped: Impossible, Part 3”
Becoming a Chopped Champion was life-changing for the four competitors who are returning to compete in this third preliminary round of the Chopped: Impossible tournament for the chance to score the final spot in the Grand Finale, and go up against Restaurant: Impossible’s Robert Irvine for the grand prize of $40,000. One round at a time is the only path to success, and the first basket, which includes a swamp creature and insects, will be the knockout punch for one contestant. A sweet spring treat and an aged egg are two of the entree round ingredients that the chefs must attack. The two chefs who move on to the dessert round aim to remain calm, cool and collected as they deal with some whimsical sushi, leftover fruit and a frozen favorite.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Robert Irvine, Aarón Sánchez, Geoffrey Zakarian
Premiering Thursday, November 12th at 8pm – “Chopped: Impossible, Grand Finale” – TOURNAMENT FINALE!
After winning their preliminary rounds, three champions make their triumphant return to the Chopped kitchen to try to achieve the impossible! Who will win $15,000 and the chance to go mano-a-mano with Robert Irvine for a shot at taking home $25,000 more? A giant clam and a fast-food classic are two of the appetizer ingredients that the basket powers-that-be are betting could stump even the best of the best. Just two chefs, not three will compete in the entree round. A can of something nostalgic and a sandwich of something strange are among the weird ingredients that the chefs must manage to make work in their dishes. When Food Network star Robert Irvine enters the Chopped kitchen, the scene is set for a spectacular final battle, but what will the judges decide after they taste the plates?
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Scott Conant, Amanda Freitag, Aarón Sánchez
Premiering Tuesday, November 3rd at 8pm – “Chasing Rainbow Bagels”
Another astonishingly talented group of junior chefs is sure to make life difficult on judges Valerie Bertinelli, Sharone Hakman and Marcus Samuelsson. The young cooks must contend with strange bagels and a strong paste in the appetizer round, and an injury throws one competitor off their game. In the entree round, there are fresh pasta sheets, and for dessert, marshmallows make a gooey statement.
Host: Ted Allen
Premiering Tuesday, November 17th at 8pm – “A Chopped Junior Thanksgiving” – THANKSGIVING EPISODE!
Four new junior chefs are presented with the challenge of making a perfect Thanksgiving meal for the judges, including special guest Martha Stewart and Food Network’s Chris Santos and Geoffrey Zakarian. First, they must make creative appetizers using spiral ham, and in round two, they have to prepare entrees using three different turkey parts. Pumpkin spice lattes in the final basket get the kids excited for dessert, where they race to claim the ice cream machine!
Host: Ted Allen
Online in October, do not miss the top moments of the season and exclusive interviews with the celebrity guest judges. Join the fun with #ChoppedJunior.
Christmas Cookie Challenge – Premiering Saturday, November 28th at 9pm – SPECIAL!
Holiday cookies are more than mere sweets: they are gifts, mementos of childhood, and most certainly made with pride. In this Christmas Cookie Challenge hosted by Jonathan Bennett, five confident and daring bakers compete to prove their holiday cookie-making skills. Tough-love judges Duff Goldman, Damaris Phillips and Sherry Yard are on hand to crown the holiday cookie master who will go home with a $10,000 prize!
Clash of the Grandmas – Premiering Wednesday, November 18th at 8pm – THANKSGIVING SPECIAL!
Four grandmas enter, but only one will emerge as champion in Clash of the Grandmas! Whatever grandma says or does is culinary law, and in this one-hour competition hosted by Ryan Scott, four grandma super-cooks will prove they have what it takes to put together the most delicious Thanksgiving meal imaginable. Judges Nancy Fuller, Eddie Jackson and Aarti Sequeira will determine which granny’s comfort food is worth $10,000.
Premiering Sunday, November 1st at 10pm -“Veni, Vidi, Ceviche”
Two chefs dive headfirst into a ceviche challenge. Then, somebody gets a raw deal from the “Half-Cooked Cafe.” Finally, one chef tries to make cookies with laser-sharp precision.
Host: Alton Brown Judge: Jet Tila
Premiering Sunday, November 8th at 10pm -“The Hunt for Bread October”
Four members of the Armed Services square off to make steak and eggs. Then, it is “tanks but no tanks” for one chef. Finally, it is hooray for a red, white and blue dessert challenge.
Host: Alton Brown Judge: Antonia Lofaso
Premiering Sunday, November 15th at 10pm -“I’m Thanksgiving Up” – THANKSGIVING EPISODE!
In round one, three chefs have to make Thanksgiving dinner while carrying around a family dinner table. Then, two chefs must make turkey tacos over an open fire with antique Pilgrim tools. Finally, one chef has to push around a football tackling dummy while making sweet potato pie.
Host: Alton Brown Judge: Antonio Lofaso
Premiering Sunday, November 22nd at 10pm -“Fajita the Moment”
One chef has to cook hush puppies in Alton’s Hush Puppet Theater. Then, two chefs have to share a giant knife while making fajitas.
Host: Alton Brown Judge: Antonio Lofaso
Premiering Sunday, November 29th at 10pm -“I Love It When You Call Me Big Papaya”
Two chefs roll around in a rickshaw while they make green papaya salad. One chef rides a mechanical bull while making a barbecue bacon cheeseburger. Finally, one chef has to bake a spice cake in a spice grinder.
Host: Alton Brown Judge: Antonio Lofaso
Online, go behind-the-scenes with an on-set tour video featuring host Alton Brown sharing his secret strategies for success, plus original series Testing the Sabotages and new episodes of Alton’s After Show. Follow the mischief and strategy on Twitter using #CutthroatKitchen.
Cutthroat Kitchen: Secrets of Survival – Premiering Wednesday, November 4th at 8pm -SPECIAL!
Ever wonder if you could make it in Cutthroat Kitchen? This special reveals the secrets to surviving even the most wicked sabotages. Discover tips and tricks to outmaneuver the competition, impress the judges, and become the last chef standing.
Host: Alton Brown
Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage
Sixteen of the food world’s bravest celebrities will mercilessly sabotage each other as they battle it out in the return of this epic, five-episode tournament of culinary cage-fighting under the watchful eye of host Alton Brown. Ultimately the most cunning and skillful star chef will emerge battered, but victorious, with the ultimate in bragging rights and up to $75,000 for their favorite charity. Celebrity contestants include Richard Blais, Cat Cora, Melissa d’Arabian, Bobby Deen, Rocco Dispirito, Josh Elkin, Duff Goldman, Eric Greenspan, Alex Guarnaschelli, Kelsey Nixon, Claire Robinson, Aarti Sequeira, Marcel Vigneron, Fabio Viviani, Justin Warner and Sherry Yard.
Premiering Wednesday, November 4th at 9pm -“Superstar Sabotage: Knife, Knife Baby” –
Chefs Richard Blais, Cat Cora, Melissa d’Arabian, and Aarti Sequeira face off in the first heat of the Superstar Sabotage tournament. First, one chef has to make an English breakfast while wearing knight armor. Then, two chefs have to make a tofu dish while strapped toe-to-toe. Finally, one chef has to make an angel food cake on top of their head in a halo.
Host: Alton Brown Judge: Simon Majumdar
Premiering Wednesday, November 11th at 9pm – “Superstar Sabotage: All About the Bouillabaisse”
In the second heat of the Superstar Sabotage tournament, chefs John Elkin, Eric Greenspan, Kelsey Nixon and Justin Warner face sabotages that include making Swedish pancakes in a Viking boat and feeling the bass on a turntable as they make bouillabaisse. Finally, one chef has to play a giant kitchen board game as they make a brownie sundae.
Host: Alton Brown Judge: Antonia Lofaso
Premiering Wednesday, November 18th at 9pm – “Superstar Sabotage: Deep Pu Pu ”
Chefs Rocco DiSpirito, Duff Goldman, Claire Robinson and Fabio Viviani battle it out in the third heat of the Superstar Sabotage tournament. In round one, three chefs have to make pu pu platters while working in a giant pu pu platter. Then, one chef has to make tortellini while torte-leaning. Finally, one chef has to make whoopee pies while walking around with whoopee cushions attached to their feet.
Host: Alton Brown Judge: Jet Tila
Premiering Wednesday, November 25th at 9pm – “Superstar Sabotage: Burrito the Line”
There is only one more spot in the Superstar Sabotage finale and chefs Bobby Deen, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marcel Vigneron and Sherry Yard each think they have what it takes to get there. To prove their skills, they must face sabotages such as making an omelet while walking on a giant hamster wheel, playing pin the tail on the donkey for burrito ingredients, and joining the Rockettes while making a New York cheesecake.
Host: Alton Brown Judge: Jet Tila
Online, look for a superstar-studded page packed with behind-the-scenes photos and videos, interviews with the winners of each heat, plus 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, November 6th at 10pm -“Piggin’ Out”
This trip, host Guy Fieri goes big on the pig. In Colorado Springs, a funky food truck serves their pork fusion on loaded platters and Central American arepas. In Minneapolis, an Asian joint tucked away in a grocery store dishes out barbecued pork and pork belly ramen. Across town, a smokehouse fires up killer wings and a hearty porchetta sandwich.
Premiering Thursday, November 19th at 8pm -“Ultimate Turkey Fest” – THANKSGIVING EPISODE!
This trip, Guy Fieri’s gobbling up Thanksgiving with an hour of talking turkey. From Boston to California, Wisconsin to Florida, he digs into everything from the traditional dinner to turducken, turkey-shaped bread loaves, and a complete turkey dinner fried into bite-sized balls. Plus, Guy samples some serious sandwiches perfect for all the leftovers. Get a place at the table for a bite of this holiday bird!
Premiering Friday, November 27th at 8pm – “Extra Helpings”
This trip, it is an exclusive peek at the lost footage of DDD: the places Guy Fieri’s visited before, but all-new dishes never seen until now. Guy’s digging in to money mussels, crispy pork skin, and a lights-out lamb sandwich at familiar New York City hangouts. Plus, Guy enjoys California pizza and outrageous oysters, along with the bomb boa buns in Miami.
Premiering Monday, November 16th at 10pm – “Thanksgiving Madness” – SEASON PREMIERE AND THANKSGIVING EPISODE!
In this special Thanksgiving edition, Food Network stars and celebrities confess their Guilty Pleasures! Guy Fieri gets down with a turkey waffle, while Amanda Freitag raves about a deliciously decadent cake, and actor Joey Lawrence obsesses over a gravy-covered concoction. Plus, Aarón Sánchez dishes about an outrageous three-bird feast!
Premiering Monday, November 23rd at 10pm – “Guilty Obsessions”
The most gluttonous secrets are about to be revealed by celebrities and Food Network stars alike. Graham Elliot confesses to his serious cheeseburger addiction, while television personality Ross Matthews cannot live without a chili-covered pasta dish. Plus, Tia Mowry shares her obsession with a deliciously deep-fried dessert, and Jeff Mauro scales a mountainous ice cream pie!
Premiering Monday, November 30th at 10pm – “Deep-Fried Sweet Tooth”
Your favorite Food Network stars and celebrities are fessing up to their most well-guarded guilty pleasure secrets. Find out where Guy Fieri gets his burrito fix while in Sin City and where Jaleel White goes to fill his need for a fried chicken sandwich. Then, see what Marie Antoinette has to do with cotton candy and why Duff Goldman wants you to call him Big Poppa!
Online, check out the guilty pleasures featured on the show, and browse FoodNetwork.com’s Restaurants section for more city restaurant guides, eatery suggestions, the latest restaurant trends and much more. Share guilty food pleasures with #GuiltyPleasures.
Guy’s Big Bite: A Very Fieri Thanksgiving – Premiering Friday, November 20th at 8pm –
It’s Thanksgiving time, and host Guy Fieri and his chef friends are making a feast that’s bigger and better than ever! In this all-new one-hour special, Guy serves up tasty traditions with a twist, bringing big flavors and even bigger fun to the Thanksgiving table. Start your oven, this meal’s going to be off the hook!
Guy’s Grocery Games
Premiering Sunday, November 1st at 8pm – “Triple G Chefs: The Next Generation”
Talented young chefs with dreams of bright culinary careers are putting their skills to the test. First, Guy sends them on a scavenger hunt to find the required ingredients for their hot lunch. Next, the chefs must express their kitchen style in a dinner with bacon using the express lane’s item limit. Finally, our fresh-faced chefs fight the bizarre items picked by the Food Pyramid to make a classic.
Judges: Madison Cowan, Christy Vega Fowler, Beau MacMillan
Premiering Sunday, November 8th at 8pm – “Grandma’s Grocery Games”
Four seasoned and spunky grandmothers show Guy Fieri how it’s done! In the first round, the judges hand out samples that the chefs must include in a version of their grandkids’ favorite dish. Next, the grannies show off their budgeting and coupon clipping skills when they make a breakfast for only a few bucks … and a little help from Guy’s mom. Then, the last two ladies compete in a family recipe cook-off, featuring three weird ingredients from the Fieri Food Pyramid.
Judges: Beau MacMillan, Catherine McCord, Marc Summers
Premiering Sunday, November 15th at 8pm – “Turkey Day Tournament” – THANKSGIVING EPISODE!
Four chefs show their gratitude when Guy Fieri gives them an unbearable budget to make a Thanksgiving feast! Next, the chefs must turn the store’s leftover pre-packaged holiday food items into an upscale dinner. The finalists must knock down food pins in a fall favorite edition of Grocery Bowl!
Judges: G. Garvin, Beau MacMillan, Aida Mollenkamp
Premiering Sunday, November 22nd at 8pm – “Season of Grocery Giving”
It is holiday time at Flavortown Market. Host Guy Fieri gives each chef a gift basket filled with eclectic items they must use to make a holiday party lunch. Next, chefs must do without items they need for their holiday breakfast in order to checkout through the express lane. Finally, the last two chefs listen to a holiday favorite while repeatedly switching ingredients in a game of Musical Carts.
Judges: Richard Blais, Duskie Estes, Troy Johnson
Premiering Monday, November 30th at 8pm – “Seasonings Greetings”
‘Tis the season to be shopping! The stakes are high during the holidays for four chefs as they attempt to make their best holiday starter using only every other aisle of the store. Next, the chefs make a resolution to impress the judges with their New Year’s Eve dinner even though Guy Fieri gives them a Scrooge-like amount of spending money. Then, the final two chefs flip the basic ingredients for a fruitcake into a family holiday feast.
Judges: Melissa d’Arabian, Troy Johnson, Catherine McCord
Online, catch interviews with host Guy Fieri, photo galleries with episode highlights and ongoing blog coverage. Follow the games on Twitter using #GroceryGames.
Guy’s Grocery Games: Tournament of Champions – Premiering Sunday, November 29th at 8pm
In the Guy’s Grocery Games: Tournament of Champions, 16 past winners return to Flavortown to try and earn a spot in the finale. With the most unexpected games and twists ahead of them, only one will be named the Guy’s Grocery Games Grand Champion.
Premiering Sunday, November 29th at 8pm -“Tournament of Champions: Part 1” – TOURNAMENT PREMIERE!
Things get dicey when Guy has four returning GGG champions make an innovative appetizer with details dictated by four tumbling dice. Then, chefs must make an upscale lunch using Clearance Cart items that rate low on the gourmet scale. Finally, pigs fly when the two final chefs turn the ingredients for gingerbread cookies into a pork dinner. The winner earns an encore Shopping Spree and a spot in the tournament finale.
Judges: Madison Cowan, Melissa d’Arabian, Catherine McCord
Online, relive the top moments of the tournament, read interviews and exclusives with the judges, take a smart grocery quiz and much more. Follow the games with #GroceryGames.
Holiday Baking Championship – Premiering Sunday, November 1st at 9pm
Holiday Baking Championship returns, delivering decadent baked goods galore as ten talented bakers compete to create the most irresistibly delicious holiday treats. Bobby Deen presides as host as the contestants strive to prove their baking skills in difficult challenges that celebrate the most wonderful time of year. Based on taste, technique, presentation, and creativity, judges Nancy Fuller (Farmhouse Rules), Duff Goldman (Kids Baking Championship) and Lorraine Pascale (Lorraine’s Fast, Fresh and Easy Food) determine who will be crowned the winner and take home the grand prize of $50,000 and the title of Holiday Baking Champion!
Premiering Sunday, November 1st at 9pm – “We’re Nuts for the Holidays” – SEASON PREMIERE!
The Holiday Baking Championship kicks off as ten competing bakers take on a nutty chocolate dessert in the first challenge and beautifully-decorated holiday pies in the main heat. At the end of each episode, one baker will be eliminated!
Premiering Sunday, November 8th at 9pm – “Holiday Craftiness”
This week, it is time to get crafty! The remaining nine bakers attempt to amp up the visual impact of holiday baked goods as they create festive candy cane and holiday wreath desserts.
Premiering Sunday, November 15th at 9pm – “Stuffing Is the Best Part” – THANKSGIVING EPISODE!
The eight remaining bakers begin by making their best holiday whoopie pies that evoke a randomly-assigned theme of turkey, pumpkin, Pilgrims or fall foliage. Then, they must create stuffed holiday cakes that reveal a surprise center when sliced open.
Premiering Sunday, November 22nd at 9pm – “Thanksgiving’s Just Around the Corner” – THANKSGIVING EPISODE!
The seven remaining bakers get creative with Thanksgiving-inspired desserts, and in the first round, their sweets feature canned cranberry sauce. Then, in the main heat, the bakers must invent a dessert highlighting their assigned harvest ingredient: sweet potato, pumpkin, apple, pear, pomegranate, carrot or lemon.
Premiering Sunday, November 29th at 9pm – “Ginger and Spice and Everything Nice”
In this week’s challenges, the six remaining bakers revel in the warm, taste bud-tingling flavor of ginger. They must make mini desserts highlighting candied ginger, then create three different types of holiday cookies inspired by family traditions.
Online, meet the competitors, see highlights from the show, go behind-the-scenes-look with the host and judges and explore holiday baking recipes and how-to’s. Check out web series Duff’s Sweet Spot, featuring judge Duff Goldman’s magnificent desserts, tips and recipes for the bold to try these magical creations at home. Join the baking banter with #HolidayBakingChampionship.
Premiering Wednesday, November 4th at 10pm – “Street Vendor Violation”
After noticing lackluster dinner sales and a dip in bottle service, Freddy and Abdi of Supperclub in Los Angeles contact host Charles Stiles for help. When he sends in Mystery Diners Eliot and Felicia, they discover the staff is using a street vendor to line their pockets.
Premiering Wednesday, November 11th at 10pm – “From Russia Without Love”
Before investing his life savings in a new Russian restaurant, an aspiring restaurateur asks Charles Stiles to investigate the Russian chef he plans to go into business with. Mystery Diners Rob and Eva go undercover and discover an elaborate con.
Premiering Wednesday, November 18th at 10pm – “Steals on Wheels”
After receiving several customer complaints about her meal delivery service, Cynthia contacts Charles Stiles for help. He sends in Mystery Diners Patrick and Hal, who uncover a bigger problem inside her kitchen.
Premiering Wednesday, November 25th at 10pm – “Secondhand Scam”
Luca, owner of Riemma Kitchen Warehouse, asks Charles Stiles for help after his customers find food inside the factory-sealed appliances they just purchased. Mystery Diner Jamie goes undercover and discovers a large-scale operation.
Pioneer Woman’s Ultimate Thanksgiving – Premiering Monday, November 16th at 8pm – THANKSGIVING SPECIAL!
It is a three-day countdown to the ultimate frontier-style Thanksgiving dinner, with host Ree Drummond’s delicious ideas for the perfect make-ahead family feast. Two days out, Ree starts on her Maple Whiskey Turkey, and stunning sides of Very Berry Cranberry Sauce, Parker House Rolls, Mashed Potatoes with Shallots, and Herbed Cornbread for Southern Dressing. On Thanksgiving Eve, Ree continues her foolproof prep plan by making her Beautiful Brussels Sprouts and Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake with Salted Caramel Sauce. As Thanksgiving dawns, she roasts the turkey, makes the Maple Whiskey Gravy, and kicks back with family.
Online, find host Ree Drummond’s ranch-style recipes, see photo highlights and get more ideas for holiday feasts. Join the journey with #PioneerWoman.
Premiering Thursday, November 12th at 9pm -“Ambush: Eyes on the Surprise”
Host Robert Irvine receives a plea from Stephanie, the bar manager of the Copper Still CD Vodka Lounge and Eatery in Crestwood, Illinois, which has not turned a profit since opening eight months ago. Owner Christina has put her heart and soul into the restaurant, but its failure has strained her marriage with her husband, Dominic. When Robert attempts a double ambush by showing up unannounced, Stephanie is furious she was not included and refuses to help. Robert must work alone to solve the financial problems, marital woes, and also deal with an unexpected theft.
Premiering Thursday, November 19th at 9pm – “Ambush: Stay…Or Go”
Host Robert Irvine heads to Ellendale’s Restaurant in Nashville after former employees reach out for help. The restaurant has become rundown, and owner Julie’s management style has left the staff frustrated and unmotivated. The employees see the potential in this historic Nashville staple, but Julie is not the type to ask for help and is worried about how being on television will affect her restaurant’s reputation. Time is ticking away, so Robert begins to worry: will she let him stay and help, or will she make him go?
Online, hear from the owners and find out what happens after Robert visits with weekly Restaurant Revisited epilogues. Join the conversation with #RestaurantImpossible.
Top 5 Restaurants
Premiering Monday, November 16th at 10:30pm – “Best Thanksgiving” – SEASON PREMIERE AND THANKSGIVING EPISODE!
Top 5 Restaurants talks turkey, gooey mac and cheese, and potatoes and pies galore! From a Creole-
smoked Thanksgiving feast in New Orleans to a California dessert smorgasbord, hosts Sunny Anderson and Geoffrey Zakarian reveal the ultimate restaurant versions of traditional Thanksgiving favorites.
Premiering Monday, November 23rd at 10:30pm – “Best Sandwiches”
It is a battle for the title of best sandwich in America on Top 5 Restaurants! Whether it is piled-high pastrami, a mouthwatering meatball hero or a tantalizing torta, hosts Sunny Anderson and Geoffrey Zakarian have the best of the best ranked and ready to share.
Premiering Monday, November 30th at 10:30pm – “Best Diners”
Pour the coffee and slide into the booth, because hosts Sunny Anderson and Geoffrey Zakarian divulge the best diners in America. Find out where they are and what to eat when you get there, from a dining destination on the east coast to a waffle with west coast cool to a meaty classic in Texas.
Online, check out the top restaurants featured on the show, and browse FoodNetwork.com’s Restaurants section for more city restaurant guides, eatery suggestions, the latest restaurant trends and much more. Join the conversation with #TopFive.
Premiering Saturday, November 7th at 8pm – “Savor the Flavor”
Join host Alfonso Ribeiro and savor the flavor of some tasty treats, from Eli’s scrumptious Bavarian Apple Tart to Necco’s classic bite-size Mary Jane. Then, the mystery of the orange-colored, banana-flavored Circus Peanuts is solved, and find out why there is no dip necessary for Snak King’s spicy Salsitas.
Premiering Saturday, November 14th at 8pm – “Nostalgia Eats”
Host Alfonso Ribeiro takes your taste buds back in time to see how the classic Necco Wafers are made, how the Tasty Kake Krimpet got its shape and name, and why Wise’s Barbecue Dipsy Doodles are still a fan favorite. Finally, take a nostalgic trip to the candy store with a look at Charleston Chews.
DAYTIME PREMIERE EPISODES
A Barefoot Thanksgiving – Premiering Sunday, November 15th at 1pm – THANKSGIVING SPECIAL!
It is Thanksgiving at the barn and Ina Garten’s good friend and neighbor Bobby Flay is coming over. She prepares a dazzling spread, perfect for the big day with her incomparable tips, strategies and fabulous recipes. Bobby’s cooking up a storm with her in the kitchen, then it is a fabulous dinner for the Thanksgiving twosome.
Online, find Ina’s recipes, watch the full episode after airing and see photo highlights from her special gathering. Join the celebration with #BarefootContessa.
Brunch @ Bobby’s
Premiering Sunday, November 8th at 12:30pm – “Pancake House Favorites” – SEASON PREMIERE!
Host Bobby Flay is putting a new spin on classic neighborhood pancake house dishes, like Mini Denver Omelet Frittatas with Crispy Hammy Croutons and Silver Dollar Tropical Pancakes with Mascarpone Whipped Cream. Plus, Bobby shows how to start your morning right with iced and hot versions of Hazelnut-Chocolate-Toffee Coffee.
Premiering Sunday, November 15th at 12:30pm – “Thanksgiving Brunch” – THANKSGIVING EPISODE!
Host Bobby Flay keeps his Thanksgiving meal going with a brunch full of holiday flavors, making Pumpkin Lattes and Pumpkin-Spiced Granola Parfaits with Orange-Cranberry Jam and Maple Yogurt. Then, he transforms Thanksgiving leftovers into a savory and comforting Roast Turkey Hash with Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes drizzled with a Bacon-Herb Oil.
Premiering Sunday, November 29th at 12:30pm – “Entertaining Middle Eastern Style”
Host Bobby Flay entertains with the bold and unexpected flavors of Middle Eastern cuisine, and his crowd-pleasing, family-style menu includes Vanilla-Cardamom French Toast with Roasted Apples, an herbaceous Persian Baked Omelet and Spiced Home Fries with Cilantro and Red Chiles.
Premiering Saturday, November 7th at 10:30am – “All Aboard the Farmhouse Express!”
Nancy Fuller’s daughter Nita and her kids are visiting for the weekend, so she wants to treat them to a special, scenic ride on the Catskill Mountain Railroad. She prepares Honey Fried Chicken, Cobb Salad with Bacon Buttermilk Dressing, Chocolate Chip Cookie Icebox Cake, Frozen Basil Lemonades and Sweet and Salty Conductor Corn for a salty snack on the train.
Premiering Saturday, November 14th at 10:30am – “A Nancy Fuller Thanksgiving” – THANKSGIVING EPISODE!
Nancy Fuller and her husband David are hosting Thanksgiving dinner, and this year, she shares some fresh, time-saving spins on her favorite turkey-day dishes. Nancy relives some of the best moments from holidays past and makes new family memories as she prepares Rolled Turkey Breast with Nutty Fruit Stuffing, Thanksgiving Succotash, Mashed Potatoes with Sour Cream and Fresh Horseradish and Pumpkin and Apple Pie.
Premiering Saturday, November 28th at 10:30am – “Farmer’s Feast”
Nancy Fuller hosts a dinner for the hardworking farmers of the Farm Bureau, who volunteer to promote agriculture in the New York area. She honors their work by creating a succulent meal of Devils on the Water, Short Rib Stew with Port and Horseradish Crème, Savory Garlic Scones with Herb Cheese Spread, Hasty Pudding with Vanilla Cinnamon Whipped Cream and Fancy Farmer’s Cocktails.
Giada’s Holiday Handbook – Premiering Sunday, November 8th at 11am
Giada de Laurentiis wrote the book on holiday entertaining, and in Giada’s Holiday Handbook, she shares her tips and tricks to pulling off a holiday season’s worth of parties. Learn fun and elegant ways to make your parties exciting and stress-free as Giada shares the steps to build the perfect celebration. From planning a delicious menu and signature cocktails, to coming up with fun decorations, music, and take-away gifts for guests, Giada will help you kick off the holidays in style!
Premiering Sunday, November 8th at 11am -” ‘Tis the Season Open House” – SERIES PREMIERE!
The holidays are around the corner, and Giada De Laurentiis shows how to kick off the fall and winter holiday season with a festive open house. She gets her guests in the spirit by serving delicious autumn-inspired food, including Chai Chocolate Truffles, White Velvet Soup, Spicy Cocktail Puffs and Jam Cocktails. Then, she sends her guests home with “Holiday Survival Kits” full of essentials for a productive and happy holiday season.
Premiering Sunday, November 15th at 11am -“Classic Thanksgiving” – THANKSGIVING EPISODE!
Giada De Laurentiis hosts a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for family and friends, offering tips for pulling off the perfect holiday dinner from start to finish. For this meal, Giada prepares an array of holiday dishes with a modern spin, like Pumpkin Alfredo Lasagna Rolls, Crispy Truffled Turkey and Caramelized Apple Semifreddo Cake.
Premiering Sunday, November 22nd at 11am -“Friendsgiving Party” – THANKSGIVING EPISODE!
Giada De Laurentiis hosts a cocktail-style Thanksgiving celebration to honor and thank her closest friends. Rather than a sit-down dinner, all the dishes are appetizer-sized versions of beloved holiday dishes, like Stuffing Arancini, Turkey Waldorf Bites, Charred Brussels Sprouts Crostini and a Mulled Cosmo cocktail.
Premiering Sunday, November 29th at 11am -“Santa’s Grab Bag”
Giada De Laurentiis hosts a party for her large extended family to celebrate Christmas, where everyone brings a wrapped gift to add to the grab bag and a dish to add to the table. Food is served family-style and includes Roasted Fennel with Parmesan, Creamy Lobster Linguini, Chocolate Almond Cheesecake and a Citrus Berry Vermouth Spritz.
Online, make it your most festive season ever with Giada’s expertise. Access Giada’s trove of holiday recipes, entertaining tips, craft how-tos and much more on FoodNetwork.com, and talk holiday with #HolidayHandbook.
Guy’s Big Bite
Premiering Sunday, November 8th at 9:30am – “Snap(per) to It” – SEASON PREMIERE!
Host Guy Fieri gets snappy with an Asian-inspired dinner, featuring a show-stopping Whole Fried Snapper with Ginger Tamarind Sauce.
Premiering Sunday, November 15th at 9:30am – “Best Turkey Ever” – THANKSGIVING EPISODE!
You have seen roasted turkey, fried turkey and grilled turkey — now it is time for host Guy Fieri’s best turkey! Guy shares his new recipe for the most tender, flavorful turkey!
Premiering Sunday, November 29th at 9:30am – “Paella Party”
Join Guy Fieri on a flavor-packed trip down memory lane with dishes inspired by his trip to Spain. He shares recipe tips and tricks from local pros that will have you cheering, “Olé!”
Premiering Saturdays at 11am
Spend a fun and food-filled morning in The Kitchen with hosts Sunny Anderson, Katie Lee, Jeff Mauro, Marcela Valladolid and Geoffrey Zakarian. These five talented food experts will bring fun conversation and delicious recipes into your kitchen every week. From simple supper ideas to the latest food trends, they will cover all things fun in food. Pull up a stool at the counter and join them in The Kitchen.
Online, check out exciting updates, including recipes from the show, behind-the-scenes photos, recipes, audience polls and more. Join the conversation in #TheKitchen.
Patricia Heaton Parties
Premiering Saturday, November 7th at 12pm – “Tailgate Temptations”
Sharing a house with five men means you hear a lot about sports, and it also means hosting plenty of game days, so Patricia Heaton has got a menu that makes it easy to kick back and enjoy the day with them. Patty makes one of her favorite cocktails, The End Zone, as well as Cleveland Stuffed Potatoes, Sloppy Joe Pockets, Kickoff Cupcakes and Sweet and Savory Popcorn.
Premiering Saturday, November 14th at 12pm – “Comfort Food Favorites”
Sometimes all you need are your favorite people and foods to really feel good, so Patricia Heaton shares a cozy feast with her friends, filled with Cranberry Cornbread Bites, Hot Leek Dip, Prosciutto-Wrapped Pears, Hot Mulled Cider and bubbly Mini Cherry Crumbles with Ice Cream on top!
Premiering Saturday, November 28th at 12pm – “Silver Anniversary Surprise”
Life is full of surprises and Patricia Heaton’s husband has no idea what is in store for him on their 25th wedding anniversary! With the help of their closest friends, Patty is making Bite-Sized Chicken and Waffles, Deviled Eggs with Caviar and a Honey Fruit Salad before toasting with her custom drink, the Silver Fizz.
Southern at Heart
Premiering Sunday, November 1st at 12pm – “Fairest of the Fair”
Damaris Phillips and her chef friend Terra are on a mission to eat the craziest, most decadent foods at the Kentucky State Fair. Then, using their trip as inspiration, they recreate and reimagine the fair treats as bite-sized appetizers: Corn Dog Muffins, Pimento Cheese Jalapeno Poppers and Meyer Lemon Shake-Up Tarts.
Premiering Sunday, November 8th at 12pm – “Arrow to My Heart”
Damaris Phillips’ friend Chris has a passion for historical reenactments and asks her to join him for an old world archery contest. Always intrigued by these events, Damaris happily dons the appropriate attire and cooks up a meal inspired by the times: Marinated Beet and Stilton Salad, Sausage and Savory Herb Quiche and Butter Pecan Crumpets.
Premiering Sunday, November 15th at 12pm – “Turkey Two Ways and Sweet Potato Heaven” – THANKSGIVING EPISODE!
There is no denying that Damaris Phillips’ mother is the queen of Thanksgiving, but her kids are ready to throw their hats in the ring and show off their own signature recipes. First, they cook up turkey two ways: Chicken-Fried Turkey Breast with Cranberry Mustard Dipping Sauce from Damaris, and Smoked Whole Turkey from her brother Isaiah. Then, Damaris creates a decadent side of Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Sea Salt Marshmallow Caramels.
Premiering Sunday, November 29th at 12pm – “Dinner Under the Stars”
To celebrate her friend Terra’s engagement, Damaris Phillips invites some close friends over for a spectacular evening of dining under the stars. Damaris shares her best party-planning tips and presents a stunning make-ahead menu of Creamy Fall Lasagna, Shaved Cauliflower Salad with Toasted Pecans and Cranberries and Pear Bellinis.
The Pioneer Woman
Premiering Saturday, November 7th at 10am -“Dorm Room Dining”
Host Ree Drummond shares some great ideas for simple, minimal-prep dorm room food made with basic tools, such as Waffle Maker Pizzas, Paninis and Quesadillas. Next, she shows how to use a plastic bag to make a great Caesar Salad, Overnight Oatmeal and Fruit Salad. A microwave stands in for an oven to make Chocolate Cake in a Mug, and dinner can be made in a flash with her spicy Tea Kettle Noodle Soup.
Premiering Saturday, November 14th at 10am -“Cousins Campout”
Host Ree Drummond helps out with the food at a big cousins’ reunion campout down by the creek, whipping up Cheesy Bacon Hot Dogs and Campfire Quesadillas over the fire. For dessert, she puts together a fun do-it-yourself Campfire Cone Bar full of treats, including her homemade Crazy Cookies, and some Big Time Sangria that is sure to kick-start the party.
Premiering Saturday, November 28th at 10am -“Party in the Fridge”
Ree Drummond stocks the fridge with some make-ahead dishes for a cocktail party, including Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce and a classic Spinach and Artichoke Dip with Salted Pita Wedges. For an elegant platter, she puts together Caprese Skewers with a balsamic drizzle, and finally mixes up fresh and fizzy Honeydew Spritzers.
Valerie’s Home Cooking
Premiering Saturday, November 7th at 12:30pm – “Poker Night” – SEASON PREMIERE!
It is poker night, and host Valerie Bertinelli and her husband Tom are joined by their friends: actor Michael Burger, Food Network’s Duff Goldman, and TV producer Jenny Johnson. She has the perfect menu for a full house with Southwestern Eggrolls with Salsa, retro Teriyaki Rumaki, an Orzo, Grape Tomatoes and Radish Salad and Apple, Ham and Cheddar Sliders.
Premiering Saturday, November 14th at 12:30pm – “Thanksgiving: The Perfect Bite!” – THANKSGIVING EPISODE!
Valerie Bertinelli and her best gals are getting together to give thanks for each other before heading off for their family celebrations. Valerie’s got the perfect Thanksgiving meal with Sweet and Salty Pepitas, Acorn Squash with Baby Bitter Greens, Cranberry Walnut Stuffing and a perfectly Deep-Fried Turkey topped with gravy.
Premiering Saturday, November 28th at 12:30pm – “Fab Dinner for My Fab Friends”
Every year, Valerie Bertinelli and her girlfriends celebrate their birthdays at a restaurant, but this year, Valerie surprises them with a home-cooked meal! On the menu are Mixed Baby Greens with Crispy Polenta Croutons, an elegant Peppered Beef Tenderloin with horseradish Panna Cotta and a fresh take on a Blueberry Tart.
Online, find Valerie’s family-inspired recipes, go behind-the-scenes to learn more about her cooking influences, family, and rescue dog in photo and video exclusives. Join the conversation with #HomeCooking.
ON-AIR THEME WEEKENDS
Saturday, November 14th 7am – 1pm and Sunday, November 15th 7am – 2pm
Saturday, November 21st 7am – 1pm and Sunday, November 22nd 7am – 2pm
For all your turkey time needs, make Food Network’s weekend cooking blocks your one-stop shop for holiday information.
Sunday, November 15th thru Saturday, November 21st
With a premiere every night at 8pm, Food Network celebrates the countdown to Thanksgiving with a week of new episodes, including specials and themed episodes of fan-favorite series.
Entertaining and Parties Weekend
Saturday, November 28th from 7am – 1pm and Sunday, November 29th 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.
FoodNetwork.com 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 FoodNetwork.com has all the answers to overcome holiday hazards and culinary conundrums, and all the tools you need to make this Thanksgiving the best ever!
Turkey day is, of course, all about the bird. Food Network has the most popular turkey recipes, including
Alton Brown’s Roast Turkey (five-star rated, and with over 4800 reviews!), Ree Drummond’s Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey, Tyler Florence’s bacon-covered turkey, and for those serving a smaller crowd, FoodNetwork.com has easy recipes for turkey breast and turkey roulade, plus step-by-step instructions for turkey carving, trussing and cooking, as well as dozens of recipes for foolproof gravy.
Stuffing & Dressing
No bird stands alone, so FoodNetwork.com gathers a mix of the best stuffing recipes – from traditional takes like the ones grandma used to make to stove-top cheats to dressings with a modern spin and fun extras added in. Whether you choose to stuff the bird or serve the dressing on the sides, FoodNetwork.com has top-rated recipes for dozens of varieties of stuffing, like cornbread stuffing, sausage stuffing, rice stuffing and
Rachael Ray’s stuffing muffins.
Sides make the meal and FoodNetwork.com has over 100 side dishes. Green bean casserole, roasted Brussels sprouts and mac & cheese are top searches in the days before Thanksgiving, and FoodNetowrk.com has classic recipes from Food Network chefs, plus twists and new recipes like broccoli casserole, creamed spinach, Brussels sprouts gratin, plus 20+ ways to make cranberry sauce and bread-basket favorites rolls, cornbread, hush puppies and biscuits. Short on time and oven space? FoodNetwork.com has the solution with easy recipes that can be made ahead and heated right before the meal, and simple sides that can be made on the stovetop.
No feast is complete without a full spread of Thanksgiving desserts! Food Network fans will find their favorite chefs’ recipes for the Thanksgiving must-have: pie! Choose from Ree Drummond’s classic pecan pie, Bobby Flay’s pumpkin pie, Ina Garten’s Deep-Dish Apple Pie, plus peanut butter pie, lemon meringue pie, sweet potato pie and chocolate cream pie. Beyond pie, find pumpkin bars, apple tarts, cranberry-orange quick bread, apple crisp, pumpkin cheesecake and kid-friendly Thanksgiving cookies on FoodNetwork.com. With recipes like these, there is always room for (more!) dessert.
What to do with all those leftovers? FoodNetwork.com has the scoop on sandwiches, soups, stews, casseroles and more. Too much turkey? Make turkey soup, turkey chili, turkey casserole, turkey pot pie or a turkey sandwich. Stuffing surplus? Make Sunny Anderson’s Fried Stuffing Bites. With our chefs’ easy recipes, plus expert tips on storing leftovers safely, the days after the holiday will be just as delicious as Thanksgiving.
For many people, the Thanksgiving meal is the biggest and most important meal they will have all year. To help make it the most special, FoodNetwork.com features inspiring tablescapes and party-planning ideas, must-have tools to help you prepare the meal, hostess gift ideas and easy centerpieces the kids can help with. You will find recipes here too – our chefs’ best recipes for appetizers, plus dishes that travel well and recipes that feed a crowd. For entertaining guests on special diets, find tips for dealing with food allergies, as well as gluten-free dishes and vegetarian favorites.
Bottoms up! Food Network has festive fall cocktails, kid-friendly punches and dessert-inspired sweet drinks sure to make Thanksgiving dinner a delight. Try recipes for mulled wines, Tyler Florence’s Champagne cocktail or get wine tips from our experts. Need to mix it up for a big crowd? FoodNetwork.com has recipes for drinks by the pitcher or punch bowl that will have you mingling with the crowd instead of playing bartender all night.
This section has all the Thanksgiving basics covered. Whether it is the first time making Thanksgiving dinner or you have been at this for years, you can learn new skills or brush up on rusty ones with our expert tips and step-by-step photo and video how-tos on topics like how to make perfect mashed potatoes, how to make homemade crunchy onions, how to make real whipped cream, how to make butternut squash and how to mince onions.
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. In the On the Road section, Food Network.com has pulled together lists of the country’s top pie spots, restaurants serving Thanksgiving-themed food, regional chefs’ best dishes as well as their 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.
FoodNetwork.com’s On TV section highlights clips from Food Network’s best Thanksgiving-themed episodes, plus videos and behind-the-scenes photos from the past years’ Thanksgiving Live TV event.
Everything Fall showcases all of FoodNetwork.com’s fall content including Fall Weeknight Dinners, Fall Entertaining Guide, Fall Produce Guide and fall holidays.
Fall Entertaining Guide
Entertain with ease this season with chefs’ best dinner-party recipes using comforting fall ingredients.
Fall Produce Guide
Apples, butternut and acorn squash, pears, carrots and cauliflower are in season; rely on FoodNetwork.comto find the best recipes and tips for using up in-season produce.
Fall Weeknight Dinners
Get dinner on the table fast with top fall recipes ready in under an hour.
FoodNetwork.com has game day covered all season with chefs’ best recipes for hot dips, wings, nachos, meatballs, and chili.
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