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Adam Richman series Man Finds Food postponed by Travel Channel

In the wake of perennial Travel Channel favorite Adam Richman’s controversial online exchanges with a few detractors, the network has pulled his newest series Man Finds Food — which was to premiere tonight — from its schedule. Though the announcement did not specifically state the reason for its decision, Richman’s recent, shockingly vitriolic adventures in social media with several people who challenged his use of the term “thinspiration” in interviews and  Instagram posts about his recent 70-plus pound weight loss are presumed to be to blame. Richman has since apologized for his comments and made his personal Instragram account private. The network has not said […]

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We talk Next Great Baker Season 4 with new judge Jacques Torres

When Next Great Baker returns for its fourth season Tuesday night on TLC, Cake Boss star Buddy Valastro will have an additional pair of professional perspectives to help him choose a winner. World-renowned chocolatier Jacques Torres and Magnolia Bakery chief Bobbie Lloyd have signed on as the series’ first permanent judges. “Jacques and Bobbie are the definitions of business skill and culinary creativity,” said Valastro in a TLC press release announcing the additions. “I’m thrilled to have their unique perspectives and expertise help me monitor the teams’ progress and ensure they have what it takes to successfully run a baking business, […]

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“Belly Up!” Premieres On Cooking Channel Tonight!

Chef Eddie Russell believes that every neighborhood needs a great bar, but in the competitive restaurant industry, local watering holes need to get folks to belly up, or they’ll go belly up. In his new series, appropriately titled, Belly Up!, Russell helps distressed bars realize their full potential and fill their dining rooms. I spoke with showrunner Jill M. Williams and she revealed, “Tonight the premiere episode is in Charleston, SC and it is a bar that is rapidly going under. It desperately needs Chef Eddie’s help. And it really is kind of a mish-mash, the food and the décor […]

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“The Chew” on ABC April 7-11

The Chew serves up everything food — from cooking and home entertaining to food trends, restaurants, holidays and more — all aimed at making life better, fuller and more fun. The Chew features celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon, and Carla Hall, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz (who is currently on maternity leave). For the week of APRIL 7 – 11 1pmET Monday, April 7– “Pour Some Sugar On Me”– Country super group Little Big Town assist Mario Batali in making sticky, sweet cinnamon rolls; Carla Hall visits Nashville, TN’s Cupcake Collection. Tuesday, April […]

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Food Network star-mentors seek out America’s Best Cook

Few of us would argue that there’s anything quite as satisfying as a great home-cooked meal. Food Network hopes that watching talented home cooks hone their skills at the hands of famous mentors will come close. This month, the network introduces America’s Best Cook, a six-episode competition that features past and current Iron Chefs Alex Guarnaschelli (Team East), Michael Symon (Team North) and Cat Cora (Team South), plus The Great Food Truck Race’s Tyler Florence (Team West), coaching teams of amateur kitchen whizzes chosen from across America to see who can serve up the country’s best home cook. • RELATED: […]

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“Kimberly’s Simply Southern” Is Cooking Sweet Eats In Season 3

Little Big Town member Kimberly Schlapman serves up a third season of tasty southern cooking. Kimberly’s Simply Southern returns to Great American Country on Monday April 7 (4pmET/PT) for a new season of homecooked recipes, regional ingredients and celebrity sous-chefs. Schlapman — a founding member of Grammy-winning band, Little Big Town — might be the spunkiest and most adorable chef on TV and her show, Kimberly’s Simply Southern perhaps the most charming. It’s fitting that Kimberly visits a Georgia honey farm, because she, like this show, is incredibly sweet. Season 3 starts off with a visit to Kimberly’s hometown where […]

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Ted Allen shares Chopped secrets and dishes on Chopped Tournament of Stars

With an impressive 257 episodes of Food Network’s mainstay competition series Chopped under his belt, the show’s host Ted Allen says his gig is only getting better. “We have a team of 12 editors and they spend 37 days on each episode,” Allen says, “and the current run that they’re working on, the one that is going to be coming out soon — I feel like we just keep getting better at it. All of us. The judges. The camera operators. The directors. The music. And particularly the casting. Things are just cutting together really, really pretty!” Beginning Sunday, Allen […]

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Florence Henderson warms up Rachael vs Guy Celebrity Cook-Off Season 3

Heads up, Brady Bunch fans — Carol Brady is taking to the kitchen without any help from Alice! Beginning January 6,  Florence Henderson joins forces with her pals magician Penn Jillette and actress Judy Gold, plus former Bachelor Jake Pavelka to represent Team Rachael Ray against Team Guy Fieri’s Chris Kattan, Tiffany, Vanilla Ice and Herschel Walker on Season 3 of Food Network’s charity cooking competition, Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off. “I did a show in Nashville for nine years called Country Kitchen and then I recently did a cooking show on RLTV called Who’s Cooking with Florence Henderson, so […]

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Food Network Thanksgiving programming: where to find new offerings and old favorites

The best part of Thanksgiving is gathering with family and friends over a banquet of glorious food. If you’re stressing out about cooking your first Thanksgiving feast, looking for a lively way to freshen up your tried-and-true favorites, or wondering what to do with the inevitable fridge full of leftovers, Food Network has a roster of Thanksgiving-centric shows to put your mind at ease and reignite your kitchen creativity. RELATED: THANKSGIVING 2013 TV PROGRAMMING (All times are ET only; please adjust accordingly for your particular time zone). Sunday, Nov. 10 Iron Chef America: “Thanksgiving: Past and Present” 10pm (also 11/16 […]

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We talk Restaurant Express with Robert Irvine!

Having come to the aid of 89 ailing eateries on his long-running Food Network hit Restaurant Impossible, Robert Irvine knows a thing or two about what makes a dining establishment thrive. For his newest series, Restaurant Express, Irvine’s hitting the road with nine aspiring restaurateurs to see if they do, too — and to teach them everything he knows in the process. Over the course of seven hourlong episodes, Irvine and his charges (who represent an intriguing mix of culinary backgrounds) travel the West Coast in the Restaurant Express — a luxury coach that would make rock bands green with […]