Serves Up the Perfect Fourth of July Menu, Party Planning Tips and Fun Ideas for the Family

It's time to heat up the barbeque because Food Network is grilling up a new batch of competition this July, starting off with the premiere of CHOPPED Grill Masters Napa when sixteen top-notch grillers head out of the studio and in to wine country with host Ted Allen for a special five-part tournament beginning Tuesday, July 5th at 10pm. Then at 11pm, a new season of CHOPPED After Hourspremieres where the judges move from the table to THE KITCHEN and take on the mystery basket ingredients to transform them into delicious dishes. Next up, host Geoffrey Zakarian is back for another season of COOKS VS. CONS on Sunday, July 10th at 10pm in which amateur cooks compete against professional chefs in a blind test to see if they have what it takes to rival the best of the best in the culinary world. Tune in and see if you can figure out who's who before the final reveal! Then, all-new episodes of CUPCAKE WARS beginMonday, July 11th at 8pm featuring celebrities competing in the CUPCAKE WARS kitchen, but host Jonathan Bennett is not giving them any special treatment! One eliminated FOOD NETWORK STAR finalist finds redemption on Sunday, July 24th at 8pm in the special Star Salvation when they get a chance to re-enter the FOOD NETWORK STAR competition. Then, Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis introduce the next Food Network Starto America in the epic finale premiering on Sunday, July 31st at 9pm. Food Network also dishes out primetime premieres of Beat Bobby Flay, Cake Wars, CHOPPED Junior, Cutthroat Kitchen, DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES and Guy's Grocery Games. In daytime, country music star Trisha Yearwood returns for a new season of Trisha's Southern Kitchen on Saturday, July 30th at 10:30am giving viewers a front row seat to her favorite family recipes and Southern hospitality tips as she entertains family and friends. Giada De Laurentiis travels back to her birthplace on an all-new season of GIADA IN ITALY on Sunday, July 31st at 12pm for a summer in beautiful Florence, Italy filled with family, friends and of course, authentic Italian cuisine! Also premiering in daytime are new episodes of Farmhouse Rules, The Kitchen, Patricia Heaton Parties, THE PIONEER WOMAN and Valerie's Home Cooking. is the ultimate summer destination with seasonal recipes, entertaining tips and party tips for Fourth of July. Join the Food Network conversation on Facebook and Twitter.


Beat Bobby Flay

Premiering Thursday, July 7th at 10pm - "Green With Envy"

Bobby Flay may have co-starred with her on Entourage, but tonight Perrey Reeves is co-starring withChopped vet Scott Conant to try and tarnish Bobby's record. They've brought in Los Angeles chef Vikki Krinsky and lifelong vegetarian chef Pankaj Pradhan to get the job done.

Premiering Thursday, July 14th at 10pm - "Dancing With The Devil"

Former boy bander Lance Bass and bad boy chef Michael Voltaggio are teaming up to put Bobby Flay in his place. On stage in hopes of squaring off with Bobby are Delaware chef Robbie Jester and the Garden State's top-ratEd French chef, James Laird.

Premiering Thursday, July 21st at 10pm - "Ladies Night"

Food Network's Katie Lee and Cooking Channel's Laura Vitale are DRESSED TO KILL Bobby Flay's record. It's between Denver chef Jennifer Jasinski and New Jersey restaurateur Eric Levine to face off for the coveted chance to Beat Bobby Flay.

Premiering Thursday, July 28th at 10pm - "Stop, Drop and Roll"

The arena is on fire when Iranian competition-junkie Kevin Naderi and Polish-Italian chef Mark Vecchitto aim to face off with Bobby Flay in round two. Choosing the finest are New York City bad boys, TV personalityDonny Deutsch and THE KITCHEN co-host Geoffrey Zakarian.

Online, find out what it takes to beat Bobby when Food Network chefs reveal the skills and tactics needed to defeat him. Check out behind-the-scenes photos and videos, relive highlights, tour the set and much more. Join the conversation with #BeatBobbyFlay.

Cake Wars

Premiering Monday, July 11th at 9pm - "Emoji"

It's the most expressive episode of CAKE WARS ever, as four talented cake artists compete to take their cake creation to a party celebrating everyone's favorite little icons, Emoji! Who will earn a smiley-face, and who will earn a frowny-face? Host Jonathan Bennett, judges Ron Ben-Israel and Waylynn Lucas and guest judge Gideon Maheux, co-founder of Iconfactory, will decide which baker will take home $10,000.

Premiering Monday, July 18th at 9pm - "Cobra's Curse"

Hold onto your seats and brace yourself for a hair-raising ancient Egyptian adventure, as four bakers battle to have their cake creation as the centerpiece of a party celebrating the grand opening of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay's newest thrill ride, Cobra's Curse! Brian Morrow, Corporate Vice President of Theme Park Experience, joins host Jonathan Bennett and judges Ron Ben-Israel and Waylynn Lucas to help crown the $10,000 winner.

Premiering Monday, July 25th at 9pm - "Beauty and the Beast"

Be our guest as CAKE WARS celebrates a "tale as old as time!" Four bakers go to battle to have their cake as the centerpiece of a party celebrating the 25th anniversary of the iconic film, Beauty and the Beast, and take home $10,000. Paige O'Hara, THE VOICE of Belle, is on hand to serve as guest judge with host Jonathan Bennett and judges Ron Ben-Israel and Waylynn Lucas.

Online, check out the images and recipes of the winning cake artists' magical creations, hilarious behind-the-scenes videos of Jonathan and the judges on set and more. Plus, weigh in on your favorites on Twitter using #CakeWars.

CHOPPED Grill Masters Napa

Premiering Tuesday, July 5th at 10pm - "Chopped Grill Masters Napa: Part 1" - TOURNAMENT PREMIERE!

Sixteen high-caliber chefs are fired up to grill in beautiful Napa Valley, California, competing in another epicChopped tournament event! $10,000 is at stake in each preliminary competition, and the champs will fight it out for $50,000 more. The first basket features a sea creature and a pretty, colorful veggie. A ballpark snack might throw the chefs a curveball in the entrée round. Then the judges are happy to see chiles in the dessert basket.

Host: Ted Allen Judges: Michael Chiarello, Amanda Freitag, Marc Murphy

Premiering Tuesday, July 12th at 10pm - " CHOPPED Grill Masters Napa: Part 2"

Four new highly-skilled Grill Masters take over an outdoor CHOPPED kitchen in Napa Valley. Baked beans and lamb belly are two of the must-use ingredients in the first round. Then a seafood-heavy basket in the entrée round requires a great deal of work and creative thinking for the grillers. The two Grill Masters who move on to dessert run into trouble when one of the mystery ingredients shows a tendency to char quickly.

Host: Ted Allen Judges: Michael Chiarello, Amanda Freitag, Marc Murphy

Premiering Tuesday, July 19th at 10pm - "Chopped Grill Masters Napa: Part 3"

Another group of grillers gets a chance to compete in beautiful Napa Valley! The Grill Masters pound away in the first round, in an attempt to tenderize the seafood protein in the appetizer basket. Then in the second round the chefs get the gift of beef in the basket, but will they focus so much on the beautiful rib-eye that other mandatory ingredients are neglected? The final two chefs get some sweet surprises in the basket that they hope will be a good start for some yummy grilled desserts.

Host: Ted Allen Judges: Amanda Freitag, John Koch, Marc Murphy

Premiering Tuesday, July 26th at 10pm - "Chopped Grill Masters Napa: Part 4"

Three grilling champs have already won a spot in the grand finale; now a New Group competes furiously for the final spot! In the appetizer round, some beautiful mushrooms and a strong jam are among the mystery ingredients that the Grill Masters face. Fish butchery and flavor balancing come into play in the entrée round. Then the chefs get a yummy cake in the dessert basket.

Host: Ted Allen Judges: Amanda Freitag, Marc Murphy, Geoffrey Zakarian

Online, check out photo and video highlights and compete like a CHOPPED champion for a chance to win prizes. Get culinary inspiration from the CHOPPED experts and learn the tricks contestants have successfully deployed to transform exotic ingredients, international spices and even wintry leftovers into winning dishes. Also, meet the competitors, see behind-the-scenes photos and top moments recaps. Join the action with #Chopped.

CHOPPED After Hours

Premiering Tuesday, July 5th at 11pm - "After Hours Revisits Redemption, Fried Foods and Veterans Special" -- SEASON PREMIERE!

After hours, the judges transform CHOPPED mystery BASKETS into winning dishes! In round one, vegan lobster sends fear through their hearts, until Ted Allen initiates a friendly game of vegan-meat basketball. In round two, Ted shows his ingenious invention: the "tempura chocolate sandwich cookie." Finally, Geoffrey Zakarian rewards three superbly unusual desserts in round three with seriously strong mystery basket mixed drinks.

Host: Ted Allen Competitors: Scott Conant, Amanda Freitag, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy, Aarón Sánchez, Marcus Samuelsson, Geoffrey Zakarian

Premiering Tuesday, July 12th at 11pm - "After Hours Revisits Family, College and Chicken"

When the CHOPPED competitors leave, the judges stay behind in THE KITCHEN after hours to take on the very same chaotic combinations. Dough flies in round one as Geoffrey Zakarian races to reinvent the calzone and Maneet Chauhan accepts a lucrative bet from Ted Allen. Entrées get fratty in round two as Chris Santosindulges in collegiate amounts of cheese, while Marc Murphy shows his range by sinking pong shots across the kitchen. Marcus Samuelsson and Amanda Freitag manage to conjure up confections from poultry in round three, but Aarón Sánchez's toasted spices take the cake.

Host: Ted Allen Competitors: Maneet Chauhan, Amanda Freitag, Marc Murphy, Aarón Sánchez, Chris Santos Marcus Samuelsson, Geoffrey Zakarian

Premiering Tuesday, July 19th at 11pm - "After Hours Revisits Thanksgiving, Moms and Sitcom Moms"

After hours, the CHOPPED judges leave their comfy seats to take over the stoves and demonstrate how brilliantly a basket can be transformed. Leftover Thanksgiving turkey becomes finger food and Latin American cuisine in a stunning round one, despite the presence of some angry birds. Round two brings out the mother in Marc Murphy, who makes quick work of carrot baby food and offers wine bottles to the competition as they speedily plate. The final sitcom-themed showdown boasts nostalgia-inducing flavors and unheard-of combos that may well become future staples.

Host: Ted Allen Competitors: Maneet Chauhan, Scott Conant, Amanda Freitag, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy, Aarón Sánchez

Premiering Tuesday, July 26th at 11pm - "After Hours Revisits Mac N Cheese, Grandpa and Circus"

It's total anarchy in the CHOPPED Kitchen when the judges cook after hours and must make use of a dreaded orange powder packet! Aarón Sánchez is prepared for smooth sailing, but will the orange powder leave the others feeling like fish out of water? In round two, the judges share their secrets for making London broil tender in just half an hour. And finally, the judges are the three-ring leaders of a circus-themed round three, with desserts so good they leave Ted Allen skipping numbers in the final countdown!

Host: Ted Allen Competitors: Ron Ben-Israel, Maneet Chauhan, Scott Conant, Amanda Freitag, Alex Guarnaschelli, Aarón Sánchez, Chris Santos

Online, see all the episodes of CHOPPED After Hours, where the judges take over THE KITCHEN and remix mystery BASKETS into delicious dishes. Find out which are the most used mystery basket items, easy ways to cook with those tough-seeming ingredients seen on the show and exclusive interviews with judges and winners. Join the conversation with #Chopped.


Premiering Tuesday, July 5th at 8pm - "Summer Sizzle"

School's out, but it's time to make the grade by cooking for the judges. Some funny cookies and a lean meat are part of the appetizer basket puzzle, and burnt bacon becomes a problem in the entrée round. Then, some cleverly-decorated cake pops are hardly the toughest ingredient in a dessert basket that also contains a shocking, crunchy snack.

Host: Ted Allen Judges: Roblé Ali, Jennie Garth, Marc Murphy

Premiering Tuesday, July 12th at 8pm - "Goat Gumption"

Four fresh-faced junior chefs must give it their all to impress the judges. In round one, the competitors must confront a soft drink with a wacky flavor, and some grapes in a funny shape and a crunchy healthy snack are required elements in the young chefs' goat entrées. Then, there's big drama in the dessert round as one competitor attempts a last-ditch dash to the ice cream machine.

Host: Ted Allen Judges: Jourdan Dunn, Carla Hall and Chris Santos

Premiering Tuesday, July 19th at 8pm - "Boared Silly"

The judges are ready to put these junior chefs to the test! The first round has boar and is anything but boring when plans fall apart for one of the competitors in the final seconds. A delectable fish and some colorful tubers are two of the must-use entrée ingredients, then a taco theme in the dessert basket promotes a lot of creativity.

Host: Ted Allen Judges: Ali Larter, Arnold Myint, Chris Santos

Premiering Tuesday, July 26th at 8pm - "Rattled"

When the young chefs must butcher and cook snakes in the appetizer round, will they be too squeamish to let their skills shine through? In the entrée round, a dense oddball of a cake must be worked into lamb shoulder dishes. Then, the last precious seconds of the round are a show of desperation and cooperation as the finalists are challenged to make creative, caffeinated desserts for the judges.

Host: Ted Allen Judges: Chris Colfer, Raiza Costa, Amanda Freitag

Online, super fans can find a huge treat with entertaining behind-the-scenes footage of the talented kid chefs and all their antics in between takes. Additionally, hear from the amazing panel of judges in interviews captured on set and upgrade your brown-bag lunch with ideas captured from the competition. Join the conversation on Twitter using #ChoppedJunior.

COOKS VS. CONS - Premiering Sunday, July 10th at 10pm - SEASON PREMIERE!

Geoffrey Zakarian hosts the next generation of cooking competitions, a battle which asks the ultimate question: could a talented home cook beat a pro, or does a true professional have skills that no amateur could match? With a level playing field, and no one knowing which cook is which, only a blind taste test will prove who has the best dish. If the professional is victorious, they'll take home $10,000, but if an amateur can beat the odds and take down the pro, they'll walk away with $15,000!

Online, after incognito home cooks battle undercover culinary pros, fans can catch highlights and quizzes to find out if you could pose as a pro chef. Join the conversation with #CooksVsCons.

Cupcake Wars

It's a fight-to-the finish for cupcake dominance in CUPCAKE WARS hosted by Jonathan Bennett and featuring an all-star cupcake showdown as celebrity contestants battle to prove their baking skills in this sweet competition! In each episode, celebrity bakers face-off in a series of challenges to impress the judges and compete for the chance to debut their creation at a major event. Let the cupcake battles begin!

Premiering Monday, July 11th at 8pm- "Celebrity: Cheerleader Cupcakes"

It's time to "Go! Fight! Win!" as Perez Hilton, Audrina Patridge, Lea Thompson and Nick Young battle for cupcake dominance and compete to have their cupcakes at the center of a party celebrating the nation's champion cheerleaders and their coaches. Kristine Cather, director of marketing for the United Spirit Association, joins judges Florian Bellanger and Elizabeth Chambers and host Jonathan Bennett to help decide which celebrity takes home bragging rights and a donation to their favorite charity.

Premiering Monday, July 18th at 8pm - "Celebrity: Hello Cupcakes"

It's time for cute overload as Shawn Johnson, NeNe Leakes, Lamorne Morris and Johnny Weir wage a celebrity cupcake battle royale for the chance to have their creations at the center of a massive party celebrating Hello Kitty, the globally-beloved icon of fashion and friendship. Fashion designer Betsey Johnson serves as guest judge alongside Florian Bellanger and Elizabeth Chambers and host Jonathan Bennett in this winner-take-all battle, as the last celeb standing walks away with a donation to their favorite charity.

Premiering Monday, July 25th at 8pm - "Celebrity: Josie and The Pussycats"

Celebrities Adrienne Bailon, Jessica Bermudez, Charlie and Max Carver, Ron Funches, Katherine McNamara and Emeraude Toubia fight to create show-stopping cupcakes for a party celebrating comic book ROCK ICONS Josie and the Pussycats. If these stars are looking for VIP treatment, they've come to the wrong place, because they'll be eliminated one by one until the last celeb standing walks away with bragging rights and a donation to their favorite charity. Jesse Goldwater, creative consultant for Archie Comics, joins Florian Bellanger and Elizabeth Chambers on the judging panel and host Jonathan Bennett.

Online, relive top moments when the stars and sweets align. See your favorite celebrities' cupcake creations and the winners' displays. Join the conversation using #CupcakeWars.

Cutthroat Kitchen

Premiering Wednesday, July 6th at 9pm - "Getting' Judgey With It"

CUTTHROAT KITCHEN judges Richard Blais, Antonia Lofaso, Simon Majumdar and Jet Tila compete, and first up, three of the judges have to make a poached egg breakfast on a bench press prep station. Then, one judge has to make a grain bowl while working backwards -- "against the grain." Finally, one judge enters a soundproof chamber so they cannot hear what dessert they have to make in the final round.

Host: Alton Brown Judge: Eric Greenspan

Premiering Wednesday, July 13th at 9pm - "You Dim Some, You Lose Some"

One chef has to get their dim sum ingredients by solving pictographs, then one chef has to boil their penne pasta in flaming vodka. Finally, one chef must make sugar cookies while carrying around a "sugar baby."

Host: Alton Brown Judge: Sherry Yard

Premiering Wednesday, July 20th at 9pm - "The Tong and Short of It"

One chef has to join a "flash cobb" dance while making a Cobb Salad. Then, one chef has to make moo shu in a cowbell, and finally, one chef has to make baked Alaska while being pulled around THE KITCHEN in a dog sled.

Host: Alton Brown Judge: Richard Blais

Premiering Wednesday, July 27th at 9pm - "He's Just a Po' Boy"

Two chefs make a catfish po' boy in a giant cat condo, then two chefs prep their loco moco on a train moving around the kitchen. Finally, one chef has to make shoofly pie while wearing fly sight goggles.

Host: Alton Brown Judge: Anne Burrell

Online, get an extra taste of eviliciousness with's original digital series. In Alton's After Show, Alton reveals the sabotages to the judges, who discuss the cutthroat tasks. Follow the mischief and strategy on Twitter using #CutthroatKitchen.

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Premiering Friday, July 1st at 10pm - "Soakin' Up Maui"

This trip, Guy Fieri is cruising the islands with his buddy, Chef Reno Henriques, on a culinary tour of Maui, Hawaii. First, they sample a real-deal taste of regional favorites like loco moco and kalbi ribs. Then, they stop at a legit barbecue joint smoking up St. Louis-style ribs and the bomb burnt ends, and a food truck dishing out the freshest catch served raw, baked and even deep-fried.

Premiering Sunday, July 3rd at 10pm - "Big Time Barbecue"

This trip, Guy Fieri is firing up big time barbecue all over the country. Of course there's killer 'cue cooking up in Texas, Tennessee and North Carolina. But, how about ribs and collards in Compton, California, and southern-style sandwiches in Philadelphia? Plus, all the fan favorites like the bomb brisket, off-the-chain chicken, and lights-out pulled pork. So get your bib on and dig in to this saucy, smoky special!

Premiering Friday, July 8th at 10pm - "Asia, AFRICA and India"

This trip, Guy Fieri is going international with flavors from Asia, AFRICA and India. In Los Angeles, California, he visits a funky fast Filipino joint spicing up house-made hot dogs and piling pork adobo onto grilled cheese. In San Francisco, California, there is a Triple-G competitor adding Ethiopian flair to chicken jambalaya and fresh catch. And in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Guy stops at a lights-out Indian joint killing it with classics like tikka masala and naan.

Premiering Friday, July 15th at 10pm - "Creole, Cold Cuts and Crepes"

This trip, Guy Fieri is cooking up everything from creole to cold cuts to crazy Asian crepes. First, it's a multi-generational joint bringing New Orleans, Louisiana to Los Angeles, California with off-the-hook gumbo and étouffée. In Minneapolis, Minnesota, there's a unique deli stacking sandwiches with vegan turkey, vegan cheese and Italian meat-free "meats." And in Maui, Hawaii, Guy tries a noodle spot dishing out righteous ramen and off-the-chain Vietnamese crepes.

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 3rd at 9pm - "Tiki Takeover"

The remaining six finalists have to be ready for anything, as they are tasked with baking a dish from a pantry stocked only with frozen foods. Special guest Lorraine Pascale helps hosts Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis determine whose dish makes the cut. Then it's time for one of the most festive trends out there - a Tiki party! The finalists are split into teams of three, as they must create an island-inspired menu, then take the stage for a team food demo to a crowd of partygoers. Special guest judge Anne Burrell will help Giadaand Bobby pick the best Tiki team, and send another finalist home.

Premiering Sunday, July 10th at 9pm - "Guilty Pleasures Dinner"

Guilty pleasures, everyone has them and Food Network stars love to dish on them. In this challenge, the remaining finalists join forces to create a five-course meal composed of nothing but over-the-top guilty pleasure dishes. Each finalist gives a presentation of their course, describing their unique take in all its guilty GLORY to hosts Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis, and guest judges Alex Guarnaschelli and Trisha Yearwood. One finalists' guilty pleasure dish does not hit the mark, sending another competitor home.

Premiering Sunday, July 17th at 9pm - "Food Holiday Fray"

For the next challenge, the finalists are each assigned a different holiday party - St. Patrick's Day, Cinco de Mayo, Mardi Gras, New Year's Eve, or Easter - and take turns planning and hosting their own holiday special. Special guests, Tia Mowry and Donal Skehan, are on hand to help Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay taste the food and judge the holiday specials.

Premiering Sunday, July 24th at 9pm - "Pushing For a Pilot"

It's down to three finalists, but there's a surprise in store when an eliminated finalist re-enters the competition, after winning Star Salvation on The final four competitors battle it out with the help of former finalists assisting as sous chefs. Past FOOD NETWORK STAR winner Aarti Sequeira is on hand to help select which three finalists move on to shoot their own Food Network pilots with none other than Guy Fieridirecting them!

Premiering Sunday, July 31st at 9pm - "A New Food Network Star" - SEASON FINALE!

After 10 grueling weeks of the toughest culinary challenges on television, the remaining three finalists watch their Food Network pilots with hosts Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis. One finalist will be crowned the winner and will take their rightful place as the next Food Network Star!

Online, find exclusive interviews, videos, blogs, behind-the-scenes footage, photo galleries and more. Connect with other fans and the show's stars at and on Twitter with #FoodNetworkStar.

FOOD NETWORK STAR Salvation - Premiering Sunday, July 24th at 8pm- SPECIAL!

One ousted rival will rejoin the FOOD NETWORK STAR competition, but only if he or she can survive THE JOURNEY on Star Salvation hosted by Alex Guarnaschelli and last season's FOOD NETWORK STAR winner Eddie Jackson.

Guy's Grocery Games

Premiering Sunday, July 3rd at 8pm - "Guy's Summer Games"

The fireworks are flying as four chefs compete in Guy Fieri's Summer Games for a once-in-a-lifetime shopping spree. First, the chefs are asked to make an all-American meal featuring varied items from the store's star-spangled sample tables. Next, the chefs "roll" their way to Guy's arcade where they pick a protein for their seafood spectacular. Finally, the last two chefs tee off for must-have ingredients for a summer family favorite dish.

Premiering Sunday, July 10th at 8pm - "Rising Stars"

Four up-and-coming chefs duke it out on this rising star showdown for a chance to win up to $20,000. First, the chefs must make their breakout dish with limited ingredients. Next, the chefs must take a list of iconic breakfast items and transform it into a delicious dinner. Finally, the two remaining chefs are asked to make an on-trend dinner using a featured ingredient they select while blindfolded.

Premiering Sunday, July 17th at 8pm - "Whiz Kids"

Four culinary whiz kids compete in this special kid's edition of Guy's Grocery Games. First, the young chefs win a mandatory ingredient for an Italian dish using the first ever "Groceryland" board game. Next, the kids are tasked with creating their best lunch, but given a limited allowance. In the end, three chefs check out and only one gets the chance to go on a shopping spree worth up to $20,000.

Premiering Sunday, July 31st at 8pm - "Class Reunion: Food Network Star"

Four chefs from Guy Fieri's winning season of FOOD NETWORK STAR reunite in Flavortown 10 years later. First, the Star alums must create a five-star dish using a very special list of ingredients compiled by Guy. The chefs are then hit with a special delivery from an unexpected guest. Finally, the chefs are asked to make a summer feast incorporating ingredients from the market's unpredictable sample tables.

Online, see the funniest moments from the games, quiz yourself to see if you've got standout grocery shopping skills, hear from the judges, and join Guy on a tour of Flavortown. Plus, get involved on Twitter with #GroceryGames.


Farmhouse Rules

Premiering Saturday, July 2nd at 10:30am - "A Hudson Summer Party" - SEASON FINALE!

Nancy Fuller is hosting a summer party at the local Hudson music joint for all her friends. Her favorite band is playing and she's bringing all the food: Corn Dog Bites with Strong Yellow Mustard, a Summer Shrimp Boil, Fresh Pasta Salad with Basil Vinaigrette, Butterscotch and Chocolate-Dipped Frozen Bananas with Candied Nuts and Sprinkles, and to drink, Boozy Bloody Mary Beer!

Online, get a taste of the Hudson Valley with Nancy's farm-fresh recipes, and take a tour of her upstate farm and much more. Join The Farmhouse fun with #FarmhouseRules.

Giada in Italy

Premiering Sunday, July 31st at 12pm - "Tuscan Lunch: An Affair Of The Heart" - SEASON PREMIERE!

Giada De Laurentiis arrives in Florence, Italy and heads straight to the local market, where she shops and introduces the local cuisine. She celebrates the hearty northern Italian food by preparing a Tuscan-style lunch to share with friends that are visiting from the United States. Giada's menu includes her spin onBistecca alla Fiorentina, "Greens and Beans" Salad, Garlic Bread and a bottle of local Chianti, topped off with a classic Tuscan dessert.

Online, see photos from the show and try the recipes that celebrate Giada's Italian heritage. Join the conversation on Twitter using #GiadaInItaly.

THE KITCHEN - Premiering Saturdays at 11am

Spend a fun and food-filled morning in THE KITCHEN with hosts Sunny Anderson, Katie Lee, Jeff Mauro, Marcela Valladolid and Geoffrey Zakarian. These five talented food experts will bring fun conversation and delicious recipes into your kitchen every week. From simple supper ideas to the latest food trends, they will cover all things fun in food. Pull up a stool at the counter and join them in The Kitchen.

Premiering Saturday, July 2nd at 11am - "Pump Up Your Summer Party"

THE KITCHEN takes summer parties to the next level with amazing entertaining tips and winning recipes, including Sunny Anderson's Classic Barbecue Chicken and three easy sundae sauces for the best Fourth of July dessert bar. Katherine Alford of Food Network Kitchen joins to answer all of your summer party questions, and chef and restaurateur Melba Wilson throws the ultimate summer party with a crab boil. Plus,Geoffrey Zakarian does a Mojito Makeover and there is a mashup of two favorite games into the ultimate crowd-pleaser -- backyard water slide bowling!

Premiering Saturday, July 9th at 11am - "Stove-Free Summer"

THE KITCHEN is cooling down summer by teaching ways to cook stove-free, like Katie Lee's Asian Chicken Noodle Salad, Geoffrey Zakarian's Slow Cooker Mussels with Creamy Wheat Beer and German Mustardand Jeff Mauro's Slow Cooker Thai Mussels. Chef Monti Carlo joins to make a mouthwatering Coconut Mugwhile Geoffrey makes a Mojito and Microwave Asparagus. Plus, learn if you can extend the life of salad essentials and whether they are freezer-safe, find out how to turn your back patio into an outdoor kitchen, and make a splash with Sunny Anderson's water balloon game!

Online, access all of 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.

Patricia Heaton Parties

Premiering Saturday, July 2nd at 12:30pm - "Americana Barbecue"

Patricia Heaton is kicking off the summer with an all-American backyard barbecue. ON THE MENU areDouble-Loaded Cheeseburgers, sweet and savory Baked Beans with Apples and Onions, and a light and refreshing Shandy, Two Ways. But don't forget dessert -- it doesn't get more Americana than Peanut Butter and Jelly Brownies!

Premiering Saturday, July 9th at 12:30pm - "Staycation"

No passport is required for this vacation! Patricia Heaton is bringing the taste of Spain right to her kitchen, so kick back and be transported by these delicious tapas treats: Chorizo Sausage Rolls, perfectly Stuffed Piquillo Peppers, the ultimate Cheese Plate with Herbed Nuts and a White Sangria that will have you shouting "olé!"

Premiering Saturday, July 16th at 12:30pm - "Camp Patty"

Comedians Chris Kattan and Molly Shannon camp it up with Patricia Heaton for a camp-inspired party! Things get cooking with an incredible Chili complete with a Toppings Bar, along with Foil Packet Corn that's perfect for the grill or a campfire. Craving something sweet? Peppermint Hot Chocolate and a S'mores Cast Iron Pie are the ultimate treats for the great outdoors.

Premiering Saturday, July 23rd at 12:30pm - "Bubbly Birthday Brunch"

Patricia Heaton's friends chip in to help her plan an elegant bubbly birthday brunch for singer/songwriter,Ruby Amanfu. It will be a party to remember when Patty serves up her Tropical Fruit Parfait with GingersnapGranola and honey-ginger drizzle, Muffin Tin Eggs Benedict with Quick Hollandaise, Confetti Pancake Cakeand Iced Raspberry Prosecco Cocktails.

Premiering Saturday, July 30th at 12:30pm - "Luau Party"

Patricia Heaton is lounging poolside with her friends, actress Amy Aquino and her husband, Drew McCoy, and actor Diedrich Bader and his wife, Dulcy Rogers, for her luau-inspired party. One bite of Patty's Pulled Pork Sliders, Macadamia Coconut Shrimp and Tropical Fruit Pops, and they're instantly transported to the white sand beaches of Hawaii!

Online, get recipes for the featured dishes from the show, get to know more about Patricia, see photos and more! Join the conversation on Twitter with #PatriciaHeatonParties.

The Pioneer Woman

Premiering Saturday, July 2nd at 10am - "16 Minutes Meals: Summer"

Ree Drummond is cooking up four sensational, summery 16-minute meals. First, Cilantro Lime Salmon is sunshine on a plate, and then there's a 16-Minute Greek Feast to Go with juicy Mediterranean Chicken Skewers, crunchy Greek Salad, Red Pepper Hummus and olives. Then, a perfect Pasta with Pesto and Peasfor a mother-daughter dinner and super-fast Zucchini Noodles for a solo summertime supper.

Premiering Saturday, July 9th at 10am - "Chicken, Chicken, Chicken"

Ree Drummond is cooking up a storm with chicken, chicken and more chicken! She demonstrates the benefits of bulk buying with three fantastic dishes: Slow Cooker Chicken and Broccoli, Chicken Pie andChicken Kale Caesar Salad.

Premiering Saturday, July 16th at 10am - "Afternoon Tea"

Ree Drummond and her daughter Paige reminisce about an incredible trip to New York over an afternoon tea party for two! ON THE MENU are divine Ham and Leek Mini Quiches, Garden Spread Finger Sandwiches,Lemon Raspberry Tarts and Mini Doughnut Muffins. To drink, they sip Fancy Hot Chocolate poured over chocolate cup toppers.

Online, find all of 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 30th at 10:30am - SEASON PREMIERIE!

Country music star and bestselling cookbook author Trisha Yearwood welcomes you into her kitchen to share in some of her favorite family recipes, both old and new. Throughout her life, from her humble roots in Georgia to her life on the road as a superstar, Trisha has always been known by those closest to her for her delicious home cooking. Trisha shows off her true Southern hospitality as she puts together meals with friends and family. Whether it's for a family reunion, a party for one of her band-mates, or just a day hanging out with her girlfriends in the kitchen, her recipes always have a story to tell and are fun and easy to make.

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.

Valerie's Home Cooking

Premiering Saturday, July 2nd at 12pm - "Stress-Free Summer Fiesta!"

Valerie Bertinelli is reprising an all-girls meet-and-greet tradition to introduce her friends, singer Michelle Branch and lawyer Krissy Lefebvre to some of her other gal pals, writer Kelly Oxford and actress Melissa Peterman. She plans a stress-free summertime bash starting with a trip to her local market, then prepares a menu featuring Queso Fundido, a Fix-it-Yourself Catfish Taco Bar, Jalapeno Ranch Slaw and a deliciousWatermelon Cocktail!

Premiering Saturday, July 9th at 12pm - "Home Alone...And I Like It"

Valerie Bertinelli spends all day researching her mom and Nonnie's recipes for her next cookbook, and when she finally comes up for air she realizes it's time for dinner. With no time to go to the market, she pulls together a meal from her favorite pantry staples: Smoky Cheddar Crackers, Pasta al Tonno, and Roasted Artichoke Hearts Provencal followed by tasty Blueberry Cheesecake Filo Cups.

Premiering Saturday, July 16th at 12pm - "Everything Retro Is New Again"

Valerie Bertinelli and her husband, Tom, love to reminisce about old times, but like all long-term relationships and old-school recipes, there comes a time to give them a little update! ON THE MENU isChopped Iceberg Salad with Roquefort Dressing, Tuna Noodle Casserole, and a new take on an old favorite, Valerie's mother's Cherry Cheesecake Pie.

Premiering Saturday, July 23rd at 12pm - "Bang For Your Buck Barbecue"

After Valerie Bertinelli and her husband, Tom, accidentally double-book friends over for dinner, Valerie saves the day by inviting both couples over for a casual backyard barbecue -- delicious, easy and one of the most cost-effective ways to entertain. She whips up Lacquered Barbecue Grilled Chicken, Baked Beans with Brown Sugar and Bacon, Grilled Vegetable Kabobs and a refreshing Lemon-Basil Granita.

Premiering Saturday, July 30th at 12pm - "Bacon, Bacon, Bacon: Bacon Makes Everything Better"

Valerie Bertinelli's longtime friend, Jo Stougaard, a food blogger and major authority on the deliciousness of bacon, is coming over, so Valerie's bringing her "A" game with an all-bacon menu! She whips up Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Shrimp with Cherry Cola Barbecue Sauce, a Tomato Salad with a Balsamic Dressing topped with Crumbled Pancetta, and for dessert, Bacon Caramel Scuffins topped with Caramel Clotted Cream.

Online, discover Valerie's family-inspired recipes, go behind the scenes and learn more about the host's cooking influences, family and even rescue dog in photo and video exclusives. Join the conversation with #HomeCooking.


Summer Party Weekend - Premiering Saturday, July 2nd 7am - 1pm and Sunday, July 3rd 7am - 2pm

Get your summer party started right with a full weekend lineup of Food Network chef's seasonal tips. Premiere episodes include:

Premiering Saturday, July 2nd at 10am - THE PIONEER WOMAN - "16 Minutes Meals: Summer"

Premiering Saturday, July 2nd at 10:30am - FARMHOUSE RULES - ­"A Hudson Summer Party"

Premiering Saturday, July 2nd at 11am - THE KITCHEN - "Pump Up Your Summer Party"

Premiering Saturday, July 2nd at 12pm - Valerie's Home Cooking ­- "Stress-Free Summer Fiesta"

Premiering Saturday, July 2nd at 12:30pm - Patricia Heaton PARTIES - "Americana Barbecue"

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