Sunday, May 27, 2018

Food Network Star Comeback Kitchen Starts Tonight

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Tonight at 9pm on Food Network is the return of Food Network Star: Comeback Kitchen.  For the third season in a row, a previous Food Network Star contestant will get a chance to complete on Food Network Star once again. Food Network Star: Comeback Kitchen is three episodes long and is co-hosted by Tyler Florence and Valerie Bertinelli.

The former Food Network Star contestants competing on Comeback Kitchen are:
  • Trace Barnett (season 13)
  • Adam Gertler (season 4)
  • Debbie Lee (season 5)
  • Yaku Moton-Spruill (season 12)
  • Sarah Penrod (season 10)
  • Amy Pottinger (season 13)
  • Monterey Salka (season 12)
  • Jernard Wells (season 12)

On tonight's episode, the eight finalists have to reinvent a TV dinner while demonstrating that they have improved on their past flaws.  Then for the Star Challenge, they have to make a dish that incorporates cereal and dessert and do a one-minute demo.

Food Network Star season 14 will begin on Sunday, June 10th with the winner of Comeback Kitchen being revealed during that episode.

UPDATE - If you are wondering who went home on the first episode, Monterey Salka was sent home and will not be competing on Food Network Star.

UPDATE 2 - On the 2nd episode, Debbie Lee and Trace Barnett were sent home.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Worst Cooks In America Celebrity Edition Winner

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Tonight at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network is the Worst Cooks in America Celebrity Edition season finale where the winning celebrity will take home $25,000 for their charity.  The two remaining celebrities are Ian Ziering and La Toya Jackson and their final challenge is to cook a restaurant-quality meal for chefs Rocco DiSpirito and Aarthi Sampath and Tony Award winner Cady Huffman.  Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence will help coach them through the final challenge but they cannot physically help them.

Continue reading to see what happened on the final episode and who won Worst Cooks in America Celebrity Edition.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Did You Know Meghan Markle Was A Judge On Chopped Junior?

I am sure by now you have heard that tomorrow is Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding.  This will be televised tomorrow morning on many channels such as ABC, NBC, PBS, etc.  One thing you may not know about Meghan Markle is that she once appeared as a judge on Food Network's Chopped Junior.  The episode aired in August of 2016 and Meghan was listed as an "Actress & Food Blogger."

Here is a link to video of Meghan Markle on Chopped Junior posted by Inside Edition.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Did David LeFevre Become An Iron Chef?

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Tonight on the season 2 finale of Iron Chef Gauntlet, David LeFevre had a chance to become an Iron Chef by beating the combined score of Iron Chefs Alex Guarnaschelli, Stephanie Izard and Michael Symon.  The Chairman allowed David LeFevre to decide which ingredient he would battle each Iron Chef with, and the competition was judged by Donatella Arpaia and Marcus Samuelsson.

Continue reading to see if David LeFevre was able to outscore the three Iron Chefs to become Food Network's newest Iron Chef.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Former Food Network Star Contestant Judson Allen Dies

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Chef Judson Todd Allen passed away Saturday morning at the age of 36 of a suspected heart attack.  The restaurant where Judson was a culinary lead posted the following In Memoriam message, "It is with great sadness that we inform you of the sudden passing of our friend & colleague Chef Judson Todd Allen, culinary lead of Taste 222.  We'll never forget his passion for food in creating our menu and highlighting the flavors & spices he loved.  We'll also miss his smile and passion for people as he was a cherished part of the Taste 222 and Cleveland Avenue families.  Our sympathy goes out to his family, friends and supporters."

Judson Allen was also Steve Harvey's personal chef and the author of cookbook The Spice Diet: Use Powerhouse Flavor to Fight Cravings and Win the Weight-Loss Battle .

You may recall Judson Allen from season 8 of Food Network Star where his POV was his weight loss journey.  He lost almost 200 pounds and had kept it off for about 14 years.  This is surprisingly the second contestant from season 8 of Food Network Star to pass away as Cristie Schoen was brutally murdered in March of 2015.  Coincidentally both Cristie and Judson were on Team Alton Brown on the show.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Iron Chef Gauntlet Season 2 Winner - Will They Become An Iron Chef?

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Tonight on Iron Chef Gauntlet, David LeFevre, Nicole Gomes, and Timon Balloo competed to see who would become the Iron Chef Gauntlet season 2 winner.  First they had a Chairman's Challenge that made them choose two difficult ingredients for their competitors to create a unified dish.  The two chefs that made it through this challenge would battle it out in Kitchen Stadium with a secret ingredient challenge of chops.  Cat Cora and Rocco DiSpirito were the judges who decided which chef would enter the Gauntlet.

Continue reading to see who advanced and who won Iron Chef Gauntlet season 2.  They will now have to compete against Iron Chefs Alex Guarnaschelli, Stephanie Izard and Michael Symon and beat them to become an Iron Chef.