Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Food Network's July 2018 Programming Highlights

Photo - Multivu
Here are some of the highlights of the Food Network programming scheduled to air on the channel in July.  There are a lot of new series premiering this month:

  • The season premiere of Ridiculous Cakes on Monday July 9th at 10pm.
  • A new series called Triple D Nation that starts Friday July 13th at 9pm.  In this series Guy Fieri revisits some of his favorite places from Diners, Drive Ins and Dives to see how they are doing.
  • A new series called Comfort Food Tour with the Grill Dads starting Saturday, July 21st at 8pm.
  • The season 9 premiere of The Great Food Truck Race on Thursday, July 26th at 9pm.  I will get a preview together before the season starts.
  • A new series Ultimate Summer Cook-Off premieres Sunday, July 29th at 10pm. It is hosted by Eddie Jackson and has Demaris Phillips as one of the judges. Six competitors compete for a $25,000 prize.
  • A new season of Chopped Grill Masters starts on Tuesday, July 31st at 9pm and has a regional theme.
  • New primetime episodes of Beat Bobby Flay, Dallas Cakes, Food Network Star, Guy's Grocery Games, Iron Chef America, and Wedding Cake Championship
  • New daytime episodes of Trisha's Southern Kitchen, Baked in Vermont, Giada on the Beach, Girl Meets Farm, The Kitchen, and The Pioneer Woman

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

Food Network celebrates the season this July with all-new summer series and competitions along with returning favorites. First, RIDICULOUS CAKES returns for a new season with even more over-the-top cake creations on Monday, July 9th at 10pm & 10:30pm. Guy Fieri is putting a new spin on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and checking in on some of his all-time favorite spots on Triple D Nation beginning Friday, July 13th at 9pm. Then, Mark Anderson and Ryan Fey are on the road indulging in some of their favorite comfort foods like juicy burgers and homemade pasta on the new series Comfort Food Tour premiering with back-to-back episodes on Saturday, July 21st at 8pm & 8:30pm. It is a race to the finish as THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE returns with a new batch of seven teams heading out to THE WILD WEST with Tyler Florence on the season premiere on Thursday, July 26th at 9pm. Eddie Jackson is pitting six of the country's best summer cooks against each other to see who can make the best-of-the-best summer specialties on the new series Ultimate Summer Cook-Off premiering Sunday, July 29th at 10pm. Then, four top grilling regions in the country will be represented in the CHOPPED kitchen on a new season of CHOPPED Grill Masters on Tuesday, July 31st at 9pm. Also, catch new episodes of Beat Bobby Flay, Dallas Cakes, Food Network Star, Guy's Grocery Games, Iron Chef America, and Wedding Cake Championship. In daytime, Trisha's Southern Kitchen returns with an all new season on Saturday, July 21st at 10:30am, plus catch premieres of Baked in Vermont, THE KITCHEN and The Pioneer Woman. will have you grilling up a storm this Fourth of July. Join the Food Network conversation on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat Discover.


Beat Bobby Flay

Premiering Thursday, July 5th at 10pm - "Hit Him Again"
Food Network's Scott Conant and TV host Daphne Oz both believe in second chances, so they're bringing the "King of Southern Comfort Food," Thomas Boemer, and Brooklyn's Chef Bao Bao back for a rematch and a chance to steal Bobby Flay's throne.

Premiering Thursday, July 12th at 10pm - "Judges as Contenders"
The script is flipped and judgment is passed when BEAT BOBBY FLAY judges Michael Psilakis and Seamus Mullen step up to take Bobby down themselves. Food Network's Marcus Samuelsson and Sunny Anderson decide which chef can push Bobby to his limit.

Premiering Thursday, July 19th at 10pm - "Waltz Up a Win"
Dancing with the Stars' Derek Hough and food personality Carla Hall taste, tango and decide who to whisk up to compete against Bobby Flay. Doughnut queen Katy Gerdes and French-trained chef Olivier Palazzo face off in this sweet culinary cook-off.

Premiering Thursday, July 26th at 10pm - "Culinary Knockout"
Food Network Star host Giada De Laurentiis and Los Angeles chef Michael Voltaggio play referee in a match to take Bobby Flay down. Entering the arena with their eye on the prize is San Antonio's Chef Geronimo LOPEZ and Philippines native Chef Frances Tariga.

Online, find out what it takes to Beat Bobby Flay, where Food Network's own chefs reveal the skills and tactics needed to defeat Bobby. You can also check out behind-the-scenes photos and videos, relive highlights, tour the set and much more. Join the conversation with #BeatBobbyFlay.


Premiering Tuesday, July 3rd at 9pm - "Lamb Slam"
Judge Martha Stewart tastes a corn dog for the very first time as a fun version of the famous fair food challenges the chefs in the appetizer basket. Then, an exciting second round has the competitors working with lamb and pie. Will the judges slam their dishes or find them delicious? In the final round, an unusual coffee drink and a special citrus ingredient prompt the chefs to bring some distinct flavors to the plate.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy, Martha Stewart

Premiering Tuesday, July 10th at 9pm - "Room for 'shrooms"
The CHOPPED chefs get swept up in mushroom mania, with mushroom surprises in the BASKETS and plenty in the pantry. In Round One, the competitors try to make a great first impression on judge Martha Stewart with an unusual cocktail and an intensely-flavored protein. In the second basket, the chefs discover a creative use for bacon and a French dessert with a wild twist. Then in the final round, two chefs face the difficult task of making mushrooms into sweet creations.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Alex Guarnaschelli, Martha Stewart, Geoffrey Zakarian

Premiering Tuesday, July 17th at 9pm - "Fire It Up!"
Firefighter cooks take over the CHOPPED stoves in this special competition, proving that they're cool under pressure and thrive when the heat is on! Will some familiar finds in the first basket lead the competitors in predictable or creative directions? In the entrée round, the firefighters must make a strange sweet treat work with beef, and the dessert basket reveals a flaming surprise for the two finalists.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Alex Guarnaschelli, Marcus Samuelsson, Geoffrey Zakarian

Premiering Monday, July 23rd at 9pm - "Sweets: Flour Power"
Four bold female bakers attempt to RISE to the challenge and clinch a $10,000 victory. A dough typically used for flatbreads and a strong-tasting melon are two of the mystery basket items in round one. A different dough is at the center of the second basket, prompting the competitors to bake again. Then, the two competitors who make it to the dessert round jump at the chance to show off their pastry skills in final dishes featuring a marshmallow spread and lemon balm.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Scott Conant, Amanda Freitag, Nancy Silverton

Premiering Tuesday, July 24th at 9pm - "Beach Bites"
The competing chefs are told to picture themselves in a lovely coastal town as they prepare a meal of magnificent beach bites for the judges. A variety of seafood and a flotilla of edible boats kick things off in the appetizer basket. When more than one of the competitors don't leave much time to plate, they cut it close and try to beat the clock. A cute, beach-themed surprise makes an appearance in the entrée basket, and desserts with a splash of rum and a dose of fun are in store for the judges.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Amanda Freitag, Marc Murphy, Marcus Samuelsson

Online, go behind the scenes of Chopped. Discover photo and video highlights, relive top moments, and get inspired by mystery basket ingredients. Tell us what you would do with the basket ingredients using #Chopped.

Chopped Grill Masters - Premiering Tuesday, July 31st at 9pm - SEASON PREMIERE!

Grill masters from four regions across the country are entering the CHOPPED kitchen for a fiery new season ofChopped Grill Masters. Four top-notch grill masters from North Carolina; Kansas City, Missouri; Memphis, Tennessee; and Texas compete for a cash prize and hometown bragging rights. The winner of each heat will go on to compete in the finale on Tuesday, August 28th at 9pm for the $50,000 grand prize.

Premiering Tuesday, July 31st at 9pm - "Grill Masters: Kansas City"
Big flavors meet big personalities as regional rivals from the thriving Kansas City barbecue world compete to see who will advance to the $50,000 Grill Masters grand finale and face winners from Texas, North Carolina and Memphis. A 20-minute appetizer round doesn't seem long enough to deal with the double cut pork chops in the first basket. Then, a bubbly surprise in the second basket prompts the chefs to bring the sweet to their entrée dishes. Pineapple and BANANA are two of the flavors that must be married on the last two competitors' dessert plates.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Moe Cason, Amanda Freitag, Geoffrey Zakarian

Online, get to know the grill masters, browse photos of the action, and watch video highlights at Tell us your ideas for grilling with the mystery basket ingredients using #Chopped.

Comfort Food Tour - Premiering Saturday, July 21st at 8pm & 8:30pm - SERIES PREMIERE!

Mark Anderson and Ryan Fey -- built for comfort, not speed -- guarantee to get messy on their foodie road trip by finding simple dishes done with love. From drip-down-your-arm burgers to slurpalicious soups and hand-shaped pasta passed down through generations, Mark and Ryan pledge to ignore the calories and BELLY UP to homey comfort food. They'll discover destinations like Cypress, Texas, where a food truck has people coming from miles away for Mediterranean finger food and find out where to get the juiciest rotisserie chicken in Chicago. They'll definitely need extra napkins for this one!

Head to Food Network's Facebook and Instagram pages all season long to see clips of the gooiest, cheesiest and most-over-the-top dishes featured on Comfort Food Tour. Online, get info on every restaurant Mark and Fey visit along with insider photos from the guys' adventures and exclusive bonus videos. Keep up with all the action using #ComfortFoodTour.

Dallas Cakes

Premiering Monday, July 2nd at 11pm - "Jurassic Park Meets Mariachi Madness" - SEASON FINALE!
Something unexpected pops out of a very special cake for a mariachi celebration. Dinosaur World is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the movie Jurassic Park with a gigantic dinosaur cake that captures an iconic scene from the film. Then, one baker is tasked with creating an out-of-this-world cake to celebrate TEACHERS at an end-of-year party.

Online, see how these one-of-a-kind cakes come together and browse photo galleries, videos and much more. Use the hashtag #DallasCakes on social media to let us know which cake is your favorite.

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives & Triple D Nation

Host Guy Fieri takes a cross-country road trip to visit some of America's classic "greasy spoon" restaurants -- DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES -- that have been doing it right for decades. Now, for the first time Guy is also revisiting some of the most memorable spots he's found across the country, in an all-new spin on DDD, Triple D Nation. Check in on some of Guy's favorite locations to see how they've been doing since his last visit!

Premiering Friday, July 6th at 9pm - "Playin' Chicken"
On this trip, Guy Fieri is playing a tasty game of chicken all over the country. In Alameda, California, a joint is cooking it NASHVILLE hot-style and putting a gourmet twist on a burger. In Lansing, Michigan, the bird is served French-style at a funky pizza-pasta place. And, in Kona, Hawaii, it's stuffed at a spot dishing out Southern comfort with island flair.

Premiering Friday, July 13th at 9pm - "Triple D Nation: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner"
Guy Fieri is checking in on some of his favorite joints serving up a bite for any time of day. Up in Chicago, things have changed a lot for Guy's poke buddies. In Denver, a triple threat is adding some new biscuit sandwiches and a couple new late-night Italian options. An Illinois restaurant owner reminisces about howDDD changed his life ... and his menu. And, finally, DDD's first (and only) Trinidadian joint has a new take on an old staple - Fry Bread.

Premiering Friday, July 20th at 9pm - "Triple D Nation: Going Global"
Guy Fieri is taking a walk down memory lane to check on some of his favorite DDD finds. He gets a second helping at his first Peruvian place in Chicago. In Seattle, tradition stands firm at an old school chili parlor. Plus, local dives in Minneapolis and Portland, Ore., both have their fair share of dining developments.

Premiering Friday, July 27th at 9pm - "On the Hook and in the Bun"
Guy Fieri is reeling in off-the-hook seafood and digging into some serious sandwiches on this trip. In Seattle, there's a beer-lover's spot serving fantastic fish and chips and the bomb beef dip. On the big island of Hawaii, Guy stops at a local gem dishing out fresh-catch curry and a primo poke burger. And in San Francisco, he stops at a Chinese emporium cooking up lobster, pork buns and even dim sum chicken feet.

Online, go behind-the-scenes with Guy, check out full recipes and scan the best DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES across the country. Hop along for THE RIDE on Twitter with #DDD.

Food Network Star

Premiering Sunday, July 1st at 9pm - "Panic on the Panel"
It's the halfway point in the competition, so for the first challenge the finalists are judged on the progress they have made so far. But the tables are turned when the competitors find out they must judge...themselves. In the second challenge, People Magazine editor-in-chief Jess Cagle splits the finalists into two teams, as the two panels of finalists must judge and evaluate Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis' dishes. What the finalists don't know is that the bottom two on each panel will compete in a sudden death cook-off! The two finalists who cannot cut it will be sent packing.

Premiering Sunday, July 8th at 9pm - "Take This Title and Run with It"
With the field narrowed to just six finalists, the group goes Hollywood for their first challenge as they must whip up dishes inspired by characters from the new movie Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. Special guestFran Drescher, who voices Eunice in the movie, joins Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis at the judging table to see which finalists accomplish their task. Then it's back to business when the finalists are asked to give their take on some new Food Network titles: Ooey Gooey, Cheat Eats and Stacked Snacks. Two finalists each take on a title and are judged head-to-head in an intimidating boardroom setting, led by Bobby and Giada, and guest judges Loni Love and Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli. In the end, one finalist's shot at stardom will be finished.

Premiering Sunday, July 15th at 9pm - "Shark Night Dinner"
In the first challenge the remaining finalists are asked to update their family favorites with a culinary twist, along with having to film an Instagram story to convey the process while they cook. Popular food bloggerMolly Yeh pops in to help Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis decide which competitors shine. The finalists then head to the aquarium to cater a five-course VIP dinner in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Shark Night. Each course is inspired by an ingredient in a different shark's diet, with the finalists having to impressMan vs. Food's Casey Webb, who helps Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis decide which finalist will be eliminated.

Premiering Sunday, July 22nd at 9pm - "Can You Host an Icon?"
Now that it's down to the final four, it's time to see if they can handle the rigors of live television. Each finalist must make a "share-worthy" dish live on Food Network's Facebook page; but their demo's relatability is put to the test when it turns out that special guest Anne Burrell will be the on-camera talent, performing the livestreams that each finalist prepared. The finalists' job is to produce Anne throughout by giving her guidance through a wireless earpiece. The pressure continues to escalate when the competitors host their own 'in the kitchen' show, while having to impress a special guest who is very familiar with the format - Food Network's very own Ree Drummond! Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis must decide which finalists handle these pressure-packed challenges best for a spot in the final three.

Premiering Sunday, July 29th at 8pm - "Food Network Star: Star Salvation"
One ousted rival will rejoin the competition, but only if he or she can survive a four-week journey on Star Salvation, hosted by Alex Guarnaschelli.

Premiering Sunday, July 29th at 9pm - "Who Gets a Pilot?"
The final three finalists become four again, when a previously eliminated competitor re-enters the competition having won Star SALVATION on With the help of eliminated finalists to serve as sous chefs, the final four must cook for their lives to determine which three will get a chance to shoot their own pilot. Former FOOD NETWORK STAR winners Tregaye Fraser and Jason Smith help determine which three finalists will move on to shoot pilots directed by Food Network's Sunny Anderson, Duff Goldman and Robert Irvine.

Online, find more information on the new season and meet the finalists. Don't miss behind-the scenes content all season long, including photos and videos from each week's challenges, plus find out more about the mentors and judges in exclusive interviews. On Twitter tell us who you think deserves to be the next star with the hashtag #FoodNetworkStar.

Web series Star SALVATION returns on Sunday, July 1st and goes live just after Star's east coast airing. Available on and hosted by Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, this culinary CONTEST gives one eliminated finalist a chance to re-enter the competition, which will be introduced on FOOD NETWORK STAR on Sunday, July 29th.

Guy's Grocery Games

Premiering Wednesday, July 4th at 9pm - "Culinary Idols"
Three young chefs are in for a day they'll never forget as they're paired up with their culinary idols, Richard Blais, Alex Guarnaschelli and Justin Warner, for two games of grocery madness. First, the young chefs and their idols have to elevate a cafeteria lunch on a limited budget. Then, Guy Fieri gives them a special ingredient that they have to use in their unforgettable dinner. Only one young chef and their idol will come out on top and get a once-in-a-lifetime shopping spree for up to $20,000!
Host: Guy Fieri Judges: Rocco DiSpirito, Marc Murphy, Aarti Sequeira

Premiering Wednesday, July 11th at 9pm - "Sibling Duos"
Guy Fieri invites teams of chef-siblings to compete in two games that will push their sibling bonds to the limit. First, the teams must decide which items from Guy's sample tables they want to feature in their family dinner. Then, he asks the duos to make a decadent dish while throwing them a curve ball that will have them rethinking their strategy. Ultimately, one sibling pair will pull it all together to win a shopping spree worth up to $20,000.
Host: Guy Fieri Judges: Troy Johnson, Aarti Sequeira, Justin Warner

Premiering Wednesday, July 18th at 9pm - "Guy's Italian Games"
Three chefs put their Italian cooking skills to the test in Guy Fieri's Italian-themed games. First, the chefs must make a pasta dish using eight ingredients or less. Then they're challenged to make a pizza and a side dish using items found on Flavortown's sample tables. The winner of the second round gets an automatic $10,000 and a shot at another $10,000 if they can beat one of GGG's legendary Italian chef-judges in a shocking final battle.
Host: Guy Fieri Judges: Rocco DiSpirito, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy

Premiering Wednesday, July 25th at 9pm - "Family Food Feud: Part 2"
It's a family affair in Flavortown when two restaurant-owning families compete for a chance at a $20,000 shopping spree. Each round, the families must choose one member to compete in a challenge that will earn a key advantage in the next round. First, they must make their family favorite on a tight budget. Then, Guy Fieriasks them to make their best burger, but he gives them a list of key ingredients they can't use. Finally, the last member of each family decides which dish they'll be making from Guy's refrigerator magnets.
Host: Guy Fieri Judges: Troy Johnson, Crista Luedtke, Carl Ruiz

Online, learn more about your favorite judges, see photo highlights and test your knowledge of Flavortown Market. Tell us which games are your favorite using #GroceryGames.

Iron Chef America

Premiering Sunday, July 1st at 10pm - "Zakarian vs. Darin"
Chef Fernando Darin was born into an Italian family in the Brazilian countryside and he's bringing his international flair to his culinary CONTEST with Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian. Anya Fernald and Lolis Eric Eliewill determine if either chef chokes.

Premiering Sunday, July 8th at 10pm - "Guarnaschelli vs. Sutherland"
Minnesota chef Justin Sutherland brings his contemporary Southern cuisine to Kitchen Stadium in an attempt to fleece Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli. If they want to win, each chef will have to impress judges Susan Feniger and Jonathan Waxman.

Premiering Sunday, July 15th at 10pm - "Zakarian vs. Wolen"
Chicago Chef Lee Wolen busts out of his shell for a battle against Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian that's anything but quiet. Judges Nancy Silverton and Simon Majumdar are on hand to determine the winner.

Premiering Sunday, July 22nd at 10pm - "Garces vs. Spence" - SEASON FINALE!
Seattle Chef Carolynn Spence brings her Pacific Northwest cuisine into Kitchen Stadium to battle Iron ChefJose Garces. Marcel Vigneron and Leslie Bargar Suter serve as judges in this crustaceous battle.

Online, head to Kitchen Stadium with Alton Brown and Jet Tila. Jet demonstrates the essential skills every competitor should know before battle, while Alton puts your knowledge of Secret Ingredients to the test in a new quiz. Tell us about your favorite Iron Chefs and battles using #IronChefAmerica.

Ridiculous Cakes - Premiering Monday, July 9th at 10pm & 10:30pm - SEASON PREMIERE!

Premiering Monday, July 9th at 10pm - "Trolls Cake"
A cake artist encounters some hair-raising challenges while taking a Troll from the big screen to a cake. An edible tribute to an artist has to be picture-perfect, and a Coney Island cake takes a New York City artist on a wild ride.

Premiering Monday, July 9th at 10:30pm - "Sink or Swim"
A rustic-chic wedding calls for a towering cake topped with life-size antlers. A cake artist tries to make 25 pounds of cake look and float like a turtle, and an oversize alien head could send a UFO-themed cake CRASHING to Earth.

Premiering Monday, July 16th at 10pm - "30th Anniversary of Shark Week"
The best way to celebrate the 30th anniversary of SHARK WEEK is with a 4-foot-tall cake, of course. THE HUNT for Big Foot leads to a sweet encounter for a Seattle cake artist, and forget the fondant -- this entire cake is decorated with only buttercream frosting.

Premiering Monday, July 16th at 10:30pm - "Birds of a Feather"
Torrential rains threaten a nearly 6-foot-tall ostrich cake, and things get sticky when a client orders a gumbo cake for his restaurant anniversary. An elaborate cake featuring a life-size snake charms the birthday girl.

Premiering Monday, July 23rd at 10pm - "It's Vegas, Baby"
It will take a cake artist more than luck to deliver a wedding cake worthy of the famed Vegas strip. A cake inspired by music hits a high note, and it's not as simple as black and white when sculpting a penguin out of cake for a child's birthday.

Premiering Monday, July 23rd at 10:30pm - "Pinball Wizard"
A cake artist crafts an impressive pinball machine cake that can actually be played. Another baker goes around and around with an elaborate carousel cake, while a Texas-sized cake experiences a crash just hours before delivery.

Premiering Monday, July 30th at 10pm - "Pretty Ponies"
My Little Pony comes to life in cake for one lucky girl's horse-themed birthday party. A cake proves to be a real bear for a Portland cake artist, and things could get messy when another cake artist uses only buttercream to decorate a cake.

Premiering Monday, July 30th at 10:30pm - "It's a Bird! It's a Plane! No, It's a Cake!"
A cake celebrating Superman becomes one cake artist's kryptonite. A cake for a stylish client could be a fashion faux pas, and a cake that explodes with candy is a sweet surprise.

Online, see how these awesome confections come to life. Share your craziest cake creations using #RidiculousCakes.

The Great Food Truck Race - Premiering Thursday, July 26th at 9pm - SEASON PREMIERE!

The Great Food Truck Race is headed to the Wild West, where host Tyler Florence welcomes seven teams of brand new food truck operators as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Just like the pioneers, they'll be using some of the West's most distinct ingredients in challenges that test their culinary skills. Each week, they'll race across the desert landscape to a new town where they'll face new challenges, cook incredible dishes and, as always, try to outsell the competition. The team that earns the least will have to walk away from the wagon trail, but the two teams that have the grit to make it to the end will square off for the $50,000 prize.

Online, meet the competing teams and browse photo highlights of the challenges. Tell us who you think should take home the grand prize using #GreatFoodTruckRace.

Ultimate Summer Cook-Off - Premiering Sunday, July 29th at 10pm - SERIES PREMIERE!

Every summer, cooks across the country head outside to cook and entertain for three glorious, sun-filled months. But what happens when six talented chefs enter the backyard? Hosted by Eddie Jackson, competitors take on America's summertime favorites like hot dogs, hamburgers and lobster rolls, transforming them into next-level classics as they compete for cook-out supremacy and the $25,000 grand prize.

Premiering Sunday, July 29th at 10pm - "All-American Party"
Eddie Jackson welcomes six spectacular chefs to the SUMMER HOUSE for the ultimate all-American showdown. First up, the chefs have 30 minutes to whip up their best backyard burger and each chef must randomly choose a cooler with an ingredient to use in their dish. Judges Damaris Phillips and Jamika Pessoa are joined by Mark Anderson and Ryan Fey, to choose the best backyard burger, and the winner receives a key advantage in the next round. In round two, the chefs make another quintessential American summer food -- hot dogs! They have 60 MINUTES to create one fully loaded hot dog and one fully unexpected hot dog. In the end, the judges will send one chef home for the summer, while the rest continue in pursuit of the $25,000 grand prize.

Online, meet the summer cook-off challengers and see photo highlights of the competition. Share your favorite summer dishes using #SummerCookOff.

Wedding Cake Championship

Premiering Monday, July 2nd at 9pm - "Viva Mexico!"
Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski task the five remaining teams with making the ultimate destination beach wedding cake topper. Then the teams meet their next client, a lively couple getting married on the beach in Mexico. The couple wants their cake to include their favorite things about Mexico, like vibrant colors, beaches, Dia de los Muertos and margaritas. The judges send one baking duo out with the tide, but the four surviving teams surf closer to $25,000.

Premiere Monday, July 9th at 9pm -"Puppy Love"
Tara Lipinski's dog Dublin joins the four remaining teams to introduce a precocious pet topper challenge. Then Johnny Weir and Tara introduce an engaged couple, who ask the bakers to combine their love of nature with their love of the city. They both like cookies more than cake, so the bakers must find common ground. Judges Kimberly Bailey, Maneet Chauhan and David Tutera will send three teams to the finale.

Premiere Monday, July 16th at 9pm - "Tara and Todd" - SEASON FINALE!
The final three teams must make a first anniversary celebration cake for Tara Lipinski and her husband, Todd Kapostasy. The couple wants to capture all of their travels on one cake, plus they have an untimely surprise for the competitors. In the end, judges Kimberly Bailey, Maneet Chauhan and David Tutera will select one team to earn the title of Wedding Cake Champion and the $25,000 grand prize!

Online, catch competition highlights, meet the competitors and check out exclusive videos of the hosts and judges decorating their own cakes. Weigh in on your favorites using #WeddingCakeChampionship.


Baked in Vermont

Premiering Sunday, July 1st at 8:30am - "Vermont Country Boil"
Gesine Prado's friends from DOWN SOUTH are coming up to visit their kids attending university nearby so she's throwing a Vermont-style Low Country boil for them. They'll feel right at home with Gesine's Low Country Boil Pie with a side of Homemade Cole Slaw and Baked Fried Green Tomatoes on the side. The meal is rounded off with a decadent Triple Chocolate Pie for dessert.

Premiering Sunday, July 8th at 8:30am - "Picnic for Two"
When the weather is nice, there's nothing that Gesine Prado and Ray enjoy more than eating outdoors under the beautiful Vermont sky. She's preparing an elegant picnic and everything is made with her favorite flaky Phyllo Dough. They'll snack on Ham and Cheese Pockets before diving into Phyllo-Wrapped Salmon withRoasted Potatoes on the side. And for dessert: mason-jarred Mousse topped with Sweet Phyllo Crisps.

Premiering Sunday, July 15th at 8:30am - "Campfire Bake" - SEASON FINALE!
Gesine Prado is baking over an open flame as she and Ray help move their good friend and park ranger Agnes into her station for the season. Gesine has put together the perfect campfire meal that includes Baked Mac n' Cheese finished over the fire, Iceberg Wedges with Bacon, Agnes' favorite Lemon Ring and extra-special Campfire Brownies.

Online, learn how to bake everyday savory and sweet dishes using Gesine's easy-to-follow recipes. Watch video extras and discuss your favorite baking traditions on our social channels using #BakedinVermont.

Giada on the Beach

Premiering Sunday, July 1st at 11:30am - "Pool Party!" - SEASON FINALE!
Giada De Laurentiis and her daughter, Jade, are hosting Jade's friends for the weekend at the beach house. Giada sets up a party around the pool with the perfect outdoor menu for both kids and adults. While the girls swim, she makes Caesar's Pasta Salad, Grilled Beans with Parmesan, Taco Burgers and homemade Fudge Sauce and Strawberry Sauce for the ultimate outdoor gelato bar.

Online, get all of Giada's warm-weather recipes and share your favorite beach eats using #GiadaontheBeach.

Girl Meets Farm

Premiering Sunday, July 1st at 11am - "New Farm Traditions"
Molly Yeh is putting a fresh spin on the classic farm lunch. There's her easy Garlic and Onion Challah Bread,Chopped Salad with Crumbled Feta and her all-time favorite Creamy Homemade Hummus. For a sweet bite, Molly's making Olive Oil Blondies with Chocolate Frosting and sprinkles!

Premiering Sunday, July 8th at 11am - "Girl's Brunch"
Molly Yeh treats her girlfriends to her favorite brunch dishes after a night out in Grand Forks. There's Mini Quiches with Peas and Bacon, Garlicky Lemony Kale and a Dark Chocolate Scone Loaf with Marzipan for a sweet treat. Finally, Molly makes a refreshing Fresh Mint Iced Coffee for a morning pick-me-up.

Premiering Sunday, July 15th at 11am - "Baby Shower"
Molly Yeh makes a delicious buffet spread for her sister-in-law's baby shower. The menu includes "Walking" Fish Tacos with Crunchy Cabbage Slaw and Cilantro Dressing, Pigs in a Blanket with Harissa Ketchup and Honey Mustard and her signature meatless Meatball Sliders with a Twist. Molly's Baked Donuts with Rhubarb,Blood Orange and Blueberry glazes then take center stage on the dessert table.

Premiering Sunday, July 22nd at 11am - "Mom Comes to Town"
Molly Yeh's mom is visiting from Chicago to help with some garden planting and to enjoy a campfire supper. The menu includes Hearty Brisket Tacos with Pink Pickled Onions, Charred Sweet Corn Salsa, Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Chimichurri Dressing and Homemade Raspberry Marshmallows.

Premiering Sunday, July 29th at 11am - "Farm Suppers"
Molly Yeh is cooking up her most delicious and memorable suppers from her early days on the farm. She's making two hearty upper-Midwest classics for a weeknight dinner with her husband Nick and his parents including Chicken Pot Hot Dish and a Sweet Cookie "Salad" with Homemade Cookies and Mandarins. She then honors her "Pizza Friday" tradition by making tasty Sausage and Broccolini Pizza Pockets to be enjoyed out on the tractor with Nick.

Online, watch video exclusives with Molly Yeh and get how-to's on cake decorating and making your favorite childhood snacks. Join the conversation using #GirlMeetsFarm

The Kitchen

Premiering Saturday, July 7th at 11am - "Summer Weeknight Warrior"
Summer is in full swing and THE KITCHEN is preparing a week's worth of easy meals that include Geoffrey Zakarian's Orecchiette with Shrimp and Corn as well as Katie Lee's Grilled Chicken and Kale Greek Salad.Sunny Anderson shares a Supermarket Fix to make Chicken Cheesesteaks and Donal Skehan drops by to make a Spicy Steak Noodle Bowl. Geoffrey finishes off the week by making Swordfish Kebabs with Summer Vegetables and Jeff Mauro makes a No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie for dessert.

Premiering Saturday, July 14th at 11am - "No-Sweat Summer Party"
Summer party season is heating up and THE KITCHEN is ready with easy entertaining recipes and ideas. Katie Lee gives turkey a summer makeover with her Citrus Grilled Turkey Breast made with Pineapple Marmaladeand Jeff Mauro keeps his side dish short and sweet with the Best Sweet Potato Potato Salad. Then, party prepping is made easy with three no-fail strategies and Geoffrey Zakarian whips up a sharable party plate ofSpicy Mediterranean Cauliflower Fries. Finally, Food Network's Molly Yeh joins the celebration with her Party-Trick Peanut Butter Cake and the party wraps up with a tropical frozen treat -- a party in a pineapple!

Premiering Saturday, July 21st at 11am - "Summer of Seafood"
Take a bite out of the best seafood of summer with Jeff Mauro's Escovitch-Style Mahi Mahi Sandwich with Mango Aioli and Katie Lee's Fried Shrimp. Sunny Anderson cooks up Five-Ingredient Mussels with Garlic Parsley Fries, the hosts Pass the Shark Cake and Geoffrey Zakarian makes a decadent Crab Spaghetti with Zucchini and Basil. Finally, shark biologist Dr. Craig O'Connell joins the gang for a Piece of Cake Party just in time for SHARK WEEK with Geoffrey's "Shark-a-Rita" cocktail and Jeff's Tackle Box Snack Display.

Premiering Saturday, July 28th at 11am
Spend a fun and food-filled morning in THE KITCHEN with hosts Sunny Anderson, Katie Lee, Jeff Mauro and Geoffrey Zakarian. These talented food experts will bring fun conversation and delicious recipes into your kitchen every week. From simple supper ideas to the latest food trends, to the "Cookbook Club," we'll cover all things fun in food. Pull up a stool at the counter and join us in The Kitchen.

Online, access all the co-hosts' cooking short-cuts, recipes and tips. Whether you need menu inspiration for an upcoming party or want to remake the ingredients already stowed in your pantry, has you covered. Also, bookmark new recipes and advice, browse behind-the-scenes photos, take audience polls and much more. Join the conversation in #TheKitchen.

The Pioneer Woman

Premiering Saturday, July 7th at 10am - "Project Pens"
Ree Drummond is making an energizing tailgate lunch for a crew of cowboy fixers. She's taking them Poppin' Pork Chop Sandwiches and Homemade Pickles along with Roasted Corn with Four-Chili Butter. For dessert, mini Lemon Lime Cupcakes are refreshingly sweet alongside frontier-style Jalapeno Berry Lemonade.

Premiering Sunday, July 15th at 10:30am - "Best of 16-Minute: Surf or Turf"
It's Ree Drummond against the clock with four of her best surf or turf 16-minute marvels. She makes Cilantro Lime Salmon, a tasty combo of speed and flavor, for lunch with her friend, Hayley. Ginger Steak Salad and super speedy Shrimp Tacos with slaw and toppings are made start to finish in 16 minutes flat. Then Ree heads back to the turf and wraps things up with Lighter Fried Pork Chops served with super fast white beans and spinach.

Premiering Saturday, July 28th at 10am - "Take Three"
Ree Drummond is using just three ingredients in a round-the-clock range of dishes. For breakfast, she makes a delicious Ham and Cheese Loaf. Lunch is an unbeatable Penne Pecorino, and Fried Mozzarella makes a perfect anytime snack or appetizer. Ree's easy dinner dish is one-pan Miracle Mango Salsa Chicken, followed by Ice Box Cake for dessert. She gives her menu three cheers with three drinks: a Blushing Betsy Cocktail, aPomegranate Champagne Cocktail and a White Wine Spritzer.

Online, find all Ree's recipes, watch exclusive video tours of the Drummond ranch and town, peek inside her kitchen and watch full episodes. Join the conversation with #PioneerWoman.

Trisha's Southern Kitchen - Premiering Saturday, July 21st at 10:30am - SEASON PREMIERE!

Premiering Saturday, July 21st at 10:30am - "The Bluebird Cafe"
Trisha Yearwood invites her band over for snacks before they play Nashville's legendary music venue, The Bluebird Cafe. Her menu includes Cornbread and Chili Bites, Orange Barbecue Steak Kabobs, Charred Lemon Ricotta Dip with Dippers and a Summer Veggie Flatbread.

Premiering Saturday, July 28th at 10:30am - "Cheese, Please!"
Trisha Yearwood and her friend visit a local cheese shop and make dishes with their picks. Their menu includes French Onion Soup, Goat Cheese Fondue and Roast Beef and Camembert Panini with Arugula Aioli. For dessert, they whip up a Cheesy Apple Skillet Pie.

Online, find all Trisha's southern-style recipes, watch highlights from the show, tour her NASHVILLE kitchen and go behind the scenes. Join the conversation on Twitter using #SouthernKitchen


4th of July

Head to for all-American cookout classics, inventive red-white-and-blue treats and plenty more recipes and tips for an epic Independence Day. Take your celebration to the next level with patriotic hand pie ice cream sandwiches, a deviled egg American flag, layered daiquiris and more fun fare.


Lazarus Lynch travels throughout America's South, uncovering the region's most-delicious culinary traditions by meeting with the farmers, fishermen and MAKERS who share their beloved flavors and techniques. In the six episodes, Lazarus learns about families' soul-food roots in Mississippi, dives into Low country cooking in the Carolinas, digs a barbecue pit in Alabama and joins a crawfish boil in Louisiana among other experiences.


You've seen Dan take over Facebook with his over-the-top of cakes, but that's just the beginning of his talent. He is a pastry expert and there's no baking feat he can't overcome. Each week, Food Network will deliver him a new challenge, whether it's making an over-the-top wedding cake under $100, or using durian (the world's "smelliest fruit") to create a dessert that will actually be delicious.

Grilling Central is your ultimate summer destination. Whether you're throwing an outdoor barbecue or a casual weeknight meal, has got recipes and tips to make this your best summer yet.


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