Robert Irvine Show
Interview

Robert Irvine Says Heart Makes His Talk Show Unique

Something fresh is cooking weekdays on The CW, and it’s the Robert Irvine Show. The chef with major muscles has taken elements of what made his menu of Food Network programs so successful and infused it into his latest project. “[It’s] the talk show I’ve wanted to do for many years,” Irvine says. “If you take Restaurant Impossible and take the restaurant away, you are left with the conflict.  That was the original idea. It just fits with everything we are doing. We talk about food. We talk about obesity. We talk about drug addicts. We talk about family relationships. And […]

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Documentary

Interview: Simon Majumdar of Nat Geo’s EAT: The Story of Food

Most viewers know outspoken Englishman Simon Majumdar from his frequent Food Network appearances as a judge on series like Beat Bobby Flay, Cutthroat Kitchen and The Next Iron Chef, and from his critically-acclaimed gastronomic adventure Eat My Globe: One Year to Go Everywhere and Eat Everything. Now Majumdar is adding his signature wit and insight to National Geographic Channel’s epic exploration of food and food history, EAT: The Story of Food, which airs its second and third installments tonight at 9/8CT. And the timing couldn’t be better for the brand-new American citizen, who set off across his newly adopted homeland […]

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Competition

We talk Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship with host Bobby Deen!

It’s only natural that Bobby Deen would relish his role as host of Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship, premiering Sunday night at 9pm ET/PT. “Thanksgiving and Christmas are wonderful holidays for my family,” says Paula’s youngest boy of his food-centric clan. “We all gathered in Statesboro, Ga., every year for Thanksgiving at my Uncle Bernie and Aunt Glennis’ house and everyone would bring desserts. There was a 6-foot buffet table in the dining room that was covered from end to end with cakes and pies and gooey bars and any kind of cookie that you could imagine. That’s such a […]

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Family

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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TV News & Program Updates

Food Network announces Cutthroat Kitchen Superstar Sabotage cast, schedule!

For three-plus seasons, amused fans of Alton Brown’s deliciously devious Food Network cooking competition Cutthroat Kitchen have watched chefs from around the country struggle to create tasty dishes under comically challenging circumstances. Stuff like handling sharp knives and delicate ingredients while wearing a toy Incredible Hulk fist, or crafting Bananas Foster from teeny-weeny banana candies — hardships foisted on them by fellow competitors, all of whom started out with $25,000 to spend judiciously (or not) on the silly sabotages in an effort to be the last chef standing with their cooking cred intact and a few bucks in their pocket. […]

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Magazine Archive

Fall TV shows 2014: New reality series premiere dates, times and previews

Fall means a new batch of reality TV; check out descriptions of new reality series. The Chair Starz Premieres: Sept. 6 Airs: Saturdays at 11pm Billed as “an original filmmaking experiment,” two aspiring young filmmakers are each given the same shoestring budget, the same script and the same location and asked to make wholly original theatrical releases. Mentored by Moore, actor/producer Zachary Quinto and others, excitable YouTube superstar Shane Dawson and sensitive indie filmmaker/actor Anna Martemucci display fascinatingly disparate constitutions and sensibilities on their way to creating works that will, through multi-platform viewer voting, earn one a $250,000 prize. MORE: […]

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Competition

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

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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Competition

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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Competition

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 […]