MasterChef Junior
Competition

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Most parents shudder at the thought of their kids handling cutlery and most tykes subsist on a diet of macaroni and cheese, but a handful of children are already exploring the world of haute cuisine. Under the tutelage of of and judged by chef Gordan Ramsay, restaurateur Joe Bastianich and chef Graham Elliot, these pint size chefs will compete in the second season of FOX’s culinary competition MasterChef Junior. Like the grown-up version of the show, MasterChef Junior is a search for America’s best home cooks. But here, the cooks are kids aged 8-13, and one of the 16 kid-testants […]

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Richard Blais on Hungry Games: “I’m learning more as a chef!”

It’s October — the burnished gold, bonfire-scented heart of autumn. So odds are pretty good you’re gobbling up anything you can get your hands on that’s all about the apples or labeled “Pumpkin Spice.” Even if, if you ask me, 90 percent of the latter tastes more like drugstore aftershave than anything related to actual pumpkin seasonings. So what is it about the mere mention of fall that makes us crave all things sweetly spicy. What is it that makes us crave anything at all? That’s the heart of the matter of Food Network’s fun and fascinating new series Hungry Games, hosted […]

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Food TV

Episode guide for On the Menu, where to taste winning dishes

When and where can you taste the winning recipes for On the Menu? Below is an episode guide for On the Menu and links to each of the restaurants featured this season. TNT is introducing us to the first cooking competition series where viewers actually get to taste each week’s winning dish in On the Menu, which airs Fridays at 8pm ET/PT. Ty Pennington (Trading Spaces and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition) hosts the series and legendary chef Emeril Lagasse lends his expertise to the everyday cooks who are vying for the chance to have their dish served at these major […]

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TNT’s “On the Menu” lets you taste winning dishes

Now here’s a new foodie show to get seriously excited about. TNT’s On the Menu, debuting Friday, Oct. 3 at 8pm ET/PT, is giving viewers the opportunity to sample winning dishes the day after each episode airs. I’ll use just about any excuse to eat out, so if this series turns out to be good, bad or indifferent, I’m still OK with it — as I’m in for testing these dishes, as it’s a night free of cooking for me and an opportunity to sample some hopefully amazing dishes from home chefs across the country. As said, this is the […]

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Food TV

Hallmark Channel’s Celeb-Packed “Home & Family” Returns!

Hallmark Channel’s Emmy–nominated daytime talk show Home & Family returns for a third season of celebs, cooking and crafts. Hosted by Mark Steines and Cristina Ferrare, the show is a two-hour break in your busy weekday to check in with today’s biggest celebrities, learn a tasty new recipe and find a new way to make your home look beautiful, festive and inviting. The first week is jam-packed with fun, food and fashion so tune in from 10am-noon ET/PT on Hallmark Channel to check it out. MONDAY, Sept. 15– Mark Steines and Cristina Ferrare talk with the judges of the new […]

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Food TV

Chef Jeff Henderson helps people “Flip My Food”

America has a love affair with food, and unfortunately, we also have a love affair with fat.  Celebrity chef Jeff Henderson is on a mission to change that.  On his new daily cooking show, Flip My Food, Chef Jeff is traveling across America helping people from firefighters to grandmothers, to newlyweds find ways to prepare their favorite family recipes with less fat and more flavor. While Chef Jeff and his convoy (which includes a custom food truck!) traveled between cities, we had a little Q &A. Where did you get the idea for Flip My Food? I looked at a […]

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Casting Calls

MasterChef Season 6 Open Casting Info

Do you have what it takes to please Gordon Ramsay’s picky palate?  Fox has announced open casting calls in 11 U.S. cities for the sixth season of MasterChef. The reality competition is the search for America’s best home cook. Application info can be found on the MasterChef casting website.  Season 5 of the reality cooking competition is currently airing Mondays on FOX. From a FOX Press Release: THE SEARCH FOR THE NEXT “MASTERCHEF” BEGINS WITH OPEN CASTING CALLS STARTING SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 Casting Calls for Season Six to Take Place in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, […]

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Lenny McNab wins Food Network Star Season 10!

And it’s cowboy Lenny for the win! Food Network Star crowned its Season 10 winner Sunday night, and Colorado’s “Gourmet Cowboy” Lenny McNab was the charmer America most wanted to see lasso his own show on the network. The multitalented McNab — a former chuck wagon chef who also has his own honky tonk act — scored the most viewer votes, besting fellow finalists Luca Della Casa and Nicole Gaffney and earning the right to bring a variation of his Cowboy Up pilot to Food Network. McNab, 42 — who launched his Stetson into the air when his picture appeared on the big screen as the winner — […]

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Competition

Best TV Cooking Competition Series: The 3rd Annual Viewers Voice Awards

Call them cooking competitions or kitchen conundrums, these shows turn up the heat on their contestants. Do you prefer Gordon Ramsey fare of MasterChef and Hell’s Kitchen? Or maybe Alton Brown on Cutthroat Kitchen? Ted Allen on Chopped? Or has Padma Lakshmi stolen your heart on Top Chef? Vote for the best TV Cooking Competition series or as we are categorizing it — “Best Kitchen Conundrum” — below! Let us know what we missed in the comments below or vote on one of our other categories in the 3rd Annual Viewers Voice Awards! Vote in the previous category, Best Game […]

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7 Questions With … Adam Richman of NBC’s Food Fighters

On Tuesday, July 22, NBC will premiere its new food competition series Food Fighters, hosted by Man v. Food‘s Adam Richman and featuring home cooks attempting to best the efforts of top TV chefs for cash and bragging rights. In each episode, the talented amateurs will go head-to-head with the pros who try to outcook them at their specialty dish. With each pro they defeat — average Joes are the judges — their cash bounty grows even bigger. And it won’t be easy. Iron Chef’s Cat Cora, Top Chef Masters’ Elizabeth Falkner and Lorena Garcia, Road Trip’s G. Garvin, Ace […]