Series Premiere of THE SHED Among Food Network's August Highlights
Food Network kicks off August with the series premiere of The Shed on Monday, August 5th at 10pm. The series chronicles the Orrison family as they run their ever-growing BBQ business in Mississippi. Another fresh barbecue face joins the Food Network Primetime lineup in new series Bubba-Q premiering Monday, August 19th at 10:30pm. No grill is too outrageous for Bubba and his crew, and this series follows his journey and highlights his unprecedented grill creations. Competition heats up on new series Cutthroat Kitchen hosted by Alton Brown on Sunday, August 11th at 10pm, as four chefs are given $25,000 to spend on either helping themselves or sabotaging their competitors. As Alton monitors this chaos in the kitchen, the chefs will do anything to ensure they have the winning dish. Food Network hits the road with season four premiere of The Great Food Truck Race on Sunday, August 18th at 9pm with eight food truck teams vying for their chance to win their own truck and $50,000. As one journey begins, Food Network Star season nine comes to an end as one contestant rises above the rest. After the episode on Sunday, August 4th, viewers get a chance to vote for their favorite contestant to determine who walks away with the prize in the season finale on Sunday, August 11th at 9pm.
The Shed - Premiering Monday, August 5th at 10pm
Food Network introduces the (unofficial) First Family of Mississippi and barbecue royalty in the new series The Shed. The six episode series chronicles the exploits of the Orrison clan, founders of The Shed, one of the most popular barbecue joints in Mississippi. The self-proclaimed "ShedHeds" have amassed hundreds of awards and something of a cult following. Follow the Orrisons and their ever-growing business empire on their outlandish and unexpected adventures - nothing is too wild for the ShedHeds and their colorful cast of characters. Customers come out of the woodwork for The Shed's famous barbecue and co-owners and siblings Brad and Brooke, along with their mother, Mama Shed, and father, Daddy-O, who all have their hands full throughout the series. From catering barbecue feasts and bayou weddings to Brad and Brooke's playful sibling rivalry and barbecue competitions with the whole gang, it's never a dull moment at The Shed. Experience a full summer rush, ShedHed style!
When Mama Shed's misfired marketing idea leads to an unplanned ribs giveaway, Brad decides he can do a better job. Brooke disagrees, and challenges Brad and Daddy-O to the first-ever guys vs. girls Shed marketing contest. The girls struggle to create a Shed calendar (which puts Hazel in a very sticky situation), while the guys invent the one and only "Pig-a-Pult" to launch sandwiches into the sky. Not to be outdone, The Shed Pimps come up with their own marketing scheme, which, conveniently for them, revolves around setting up a kissing booth they promote on social media.
The wild summer rush is in full swing at Mississippi's hottest barbecue restaurant, so it's up to Brad, Brooke, and Mama Shed to hire new help, and fast. The job interviews are as unique as The Shed itself, including on-stage auditions, a trip to the legendary Shed "junkyard", and a visit with the one-and-only Shed Pimps. Meanwhile, a hungry alligator has crept out of the bayou and into The Shed Garden farm, so it's up to Daddy-O, Big Hoss, and Coal Miner to lure the critter away from their tomatoes.
Cutthroat Kitchen- Premiering Sunday, August 11th at 10pm
Cooking skills aren't enough to win in Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen - in this new competition series, chefs must also be crafty, clever and willing to sabotage their opponents. Led by Alton Brown as the kitchen's cunning provocateur, this game features four competitors, three rounds of cooking and auctions where chefs bid on items to help themselves or hinder their opponents. In each episode, four chefs are greeted by Alton with a briefcase filled with $100,000 in cold hard cash and each contestant receives $25,000 to spend wisely over the course of the game on auction items to help themselves or sabotage their competitors. After each cooking challenge is given, chefs have sixty seconds to gather ingredients in the pantry and then regroup for an auction to bid on culinary curveballs, such as the exclusive use of salt or not allowing their opponents to taste their dishes. A chef will be eliminated after each of the three rounds, and the last competitor to survive wins the money they have left in their bank.
After the show, viewers can visit FoodNetwork.com/CK to watch Alton and each episode's judge revisit the chefs' biggest missteps and most surprising triumphs.
Bubba-Q - Premiering Monday, August 19th at 10:30pm
Bubba is a Texas-born, Texas-raised good ol' boy who lives and breathes Texas barbecue, but for now, you won't find this grill master in the Lone Star State! Bubba and his family have taken Philadelphia by storm, wowing them with their over-the-top custom grill designs. There is no job too big and no idea too outrageous for Bubba and his crew, as the most unexpected items are masterfully transformed into jaw-dropping, fully-functioning grills.
The Great Food Truck Race - Premiering Sunday, August 18th at 9pm
Season four starts in Los Angeles under the Hollywood sign where host Tyler Florence greets the eight teams fighting for their chance to win the grand prize of $50,000 and their own food truck. For the first challenge, the teams must go high class, selling one signature dish in Beverly Hills, but that dish must be sold for at least $20 a pop. The second challenge sends the teams 380 miles north to San Francisco, where they can only sell a new and different signature dish. The team to sell the least amount with their two signature dishes is sent home.
The seven remaining teams head to Portland, Ore., where they're challenged to make the most with what they've got. In their first SPEED Bump, they have to go the entire day without restocking their supplies. On day two, they're given a local ingredient called geoduck, which must be the main ingredient in all menu items. After selling $200 with their geoduck menus, the teams race to a scenic vista for a chance to win a reward that might be enough to save
them from this week's elimination.
For even more Food Trucks, viewers can visit FoodNetwork.com/FoodTrucks for photo galleries, blogs and video clips. Plus a new "On the Road" section with Tyler Florence's favorite restaurants around the country and a guide to Food Network stars' favorite food trucks
Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell
The luxurious Barcara Resort and Spa of Santa Barbara underwent a multi-million dollar renovation and is in need of a new chef to take over its flagship restaurant, The Bistro. Chef Anne Burrell brings four candidates who are tested on their ability to combine fresh ingredients from land and sea to create a spectacular dish worthy of this world-class resort. During dinner service, one chef struggles to maintain control of the kitchen, while another must rethink an entrée on the spot. In the end, only one will be named Executive Chef of The Bistro.
The heart of the culinary world in Manhattan, Maccioni Group's Le Cirque has groomed as many legendary chefs as it has created luxurious meals. Now The First Family of fine dining looks to Anne Burrell to find a chef worthy of operating their gastronomic empire at Circo, Abu Dhabi. Anne brings in four chefs who are challenged to re-imagine a classic Le Cirque dish and recreate a Middle Eastern version of matriarch Mama Egi's legendary pasta. During dinner, one chef struggles with quality control, while the other attempts to find their footing in the hallowed kitchen. Only one chef will walk away with a new job as the chef of Circo.
Originally a Baptist church and a punk rock rehearsal space in Hermosa Beach, Calif., gastro-brewery Abigaile was created under the inspiration of "Food Anarchy." Now, owner Jed Sanford and Executive Chef Tin Vuong are looking for a Chef de Cuisine to take the reins of Abigaile. Chef Anne Burrell brings in four chefs to compete for this coveted spot. The chefs are tasked with creating a bold vegetarian dish fitting with Abigaile's menu and recreating a fast food guilty pleasure into a restaurant-worthy dish. During dinner service, one chef struggles to balance the restaurant's needs with his ego, while the other struggles with the overwhelming service. Only one will be left standing as the new Chef of this famed brewery.
Italian restaurateur Tony and his son Tonino seek a new Executive Chef to transform their Connecticut restaurant, Tavern 1757, into a rustic Italian hotspot. Anne Burrell tests four chefs on their ability to create Sardinian-inspired dishes as well as incorporate rustic meats such as rabbit and wild boar. During dinner service, one chef struggles to keep their timidity from sabotaging their chances at this dream opportunity, while the other struggles to maintain quality control of the food going out to the customers. It's a big job for a big restaurant, and only one walks away with the title of Executive Chef.
Food Network Star
The four finalists finally have their chance to pitch a show to Food Network. They practice their pilot pitch to Bobby, Alton and Giada - who coach them through their presentation before their network pitch to executives Bob Tuschman and Susie Fogelson, who are back to choose the final three. Based on the presentations, Bob and Susie green light three concepts, and the finalists create their pilots - to be directed by season two Food Network Star winner Guy Fieri. After the episode airs, viewers will be able to vote online and via phone to determine who wins the ultimate prize at next week's finale.
The results are in as America has voted to determine who will be the next Food Network Star. Before The Winner Is revealed, the finalists are back in the studio to tell-all and view never-before-seen footage from the season. Bobby, Alton and Giada each share their favorite moments during an emotional look back at remaining finalists' journey to the finale. Then, suspense rises as the time comes to reveal who will walk away as the new Food Network Star.
PRIMETIME PREMIERE EPISODES
A wild first basket, including whelk snails and lemon bars, has the chefs battling the clock to create delicious dishes. In the entrée round, the chefs all bring their personal styles to their plates in a notable way in their lamb shawarma dishes. Then, cucumber salad is a cumbersome ingredient for the finalists' desserts.
In this competition, the baskets are full of usually-discarded food scraps. In the first round, the chefs must contend with herb stems and what is left of a filleted fish. Then, the competitors open the baskets to find eyes on potatoes looking back at them. The two chefs left in the dessert round must make yummy sweets from the least desirable part of the bread and the least juicy part of the orange.
Four chefs with connections to the booming food truck business motor into the Chopped kitchen. The first basket with two assertively-flavored meats makes for a challenging appetizer round. In the second round, the competitors must make dishes that include a sugary powder and a leafy vegetable. Then, guanabana is going into the ice cream machine in the dessert round.
These four extraordinary chefs all serve their communities with their culinary talents. In the first round, they must combine chicken soup and barbecue sauce, and the second round has the chefs creating scallop dishes with two unusual produce items. The finalists have to get their buns in gear in the last round, when they are given hamburger buns to cook with for dessert.
Don't miss Chopped After Hours, a web series on FoodNetwork.com, where the Chopped judges step out from behind the chopping block to put their own spin on some of Chopped's toughest and strangest baskets.
Maneet Chauhan, Marc Murphy and for the first-time ever cooking in Chopped kitchen, Ted Allen, all cook the entrée basket, featuring crab legs and Mexican wedding cookies. Chris Santos steps in to guest host.
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
This trip, Guy's heading to San Diego for some favorites, old and new. In Ocean Beach, Calif., Guy hits up a legendary surfer spot for some righteous burgers with an old buddy. Just up the block, the brother-owned noodle joint with fried rice, pho, has a story to tell. Finally, in North Park, Calif., an all-time favorite pizza joint gets a second look as Guy swings by for a slice.
This trip, Guy hits up some spots that put their heart and soul into everything they do. In Carlsbad, Calif., the family-owned Italian joint stays true to a long-standing ravioli recipe. In Troutdale, Ore., an ages-old riverside tavern cranks out killer sloppy joes. Finally, in San Francisco, a Mexican joint with a real deal chef serves up authentic Mexican dishes like quesadillas, tortas and pozole rojo.
This trip, Guy stops by some joints that are keepin' it fresh. In San Francisco, a Venezuelan spot serves up a totally gluten-free menu full of authentic standbys like arepas and empanadas. In Portland, a family-run sausage spot cranks out dozens of homemade meats.
Iron Chef America
Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli faces off against Challenger RoBert Clark. Chef Clark is the owner of The Fish Counter in Vancouver, Canada. The judges for this battle are Donatella Arpaia, Art Smith and Elettra Wiedemann.
Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian faces off against Challenger Dale Talde, the Executive Chef at Talde, an Asian-American restaurant in Brooklyn. The Judges for this battle are Anya Fernald, Martin Yan and Judy Joo.
When a lack of employee harmony threatens his restaurant, Vic, owner of Colombo's Italian Steakhouse in Eagle Rock, Calif., contacts Charles for help. Mystery Diners Grant and Shelby go undercover and discover the "Employee of the Month" title has created a cutthroat competition amongst the staff.
While recovering in Brazil from a paragliding accident that almost killed him, Kevin, owner of Gauchos Village in Glendale, Calif., has noticed a discrepancy in revenue and inventory at his restaurant. Charles sends inMystery Diners Grant and Amber who discover the employees are taking advantage of Kevin's absence.
After receiving numerous complaints about his new Executive Chef, Pascal, owner of Bistro Bordeaux in Evanston, Ill., contacts Charles to investigate. Mystery Diners Nicole and Jay go undercover and discover the chef is being sabotaged from within the kitchen.
Chef Robert Irvine heads to Mason, Ohio to try to save Aponte's Pizzeria. Owner Tony has worked in restaurants since he was 11 years old and is a Jersey boy through and through -- complete with the attitude and edge. Eight years ago, despite already being in debt and sacrificing precious time with his three daughters, he bought the pizzeria with the hope that this time he'd make it. With only two days and $10,000, can Robert turn the lackluster Aponte's Pizzeria around and save Tony from financial ruin, or will all the lost family time be for nothing?
DAYTIME PREMIERE EPISODES
Ina and Giada are cooking together for a day of fun and recipe sharing. Ina's welcoming her friend with aLobster and Potato Salad for lunch. Then it's two-way tutorial time as Giada makes Mascarpone and Lemon Gnocchi With Butter Thyme Sauce and Ina bakes an incredible liqueur-laced Chocolate Cassis Cake for a girls' night in dinner.
Ina's got a date with Tyler Florence and they're baking a towering chocolate birthday cake for Tyler's son. Then, they check out the local farming scene to get chicken and vegetables for Tyler's signature Fried Chicken and Ina's Winter Slaw.
Ina's firing up the grill for the ultimate guide to grilling, with some of her favorite ever recipes. Surf and turf is covered with Tuscan Lemon Chicken, Indonesian Grilled Swordfish and Sliders. She has sides covered withGrilled Corn on the Cob, Confetti Corn, Grilled Panzanella and even Breakfast on the Grill!
Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction
Bobby takes inspiration from the bold cuisine of Morocco for this delicious summertime barbecue. He makesLamb Loin With a Spicy Date Glaze, Curry Hummus Flatbread With Tomato Chutney, Grilled Chicken Couscous With Apricots and Pistachio to pair with a refreshing Moroccan Lemonade.
Bobby celebrates one of his favorite regional American cuisines in this Southern barbecue menu that includesBBQ Ribs With a Root Beer BBQ Sauce, Grilled Shrimp With Tomato-Bacon-Scallion Vinaigrette, Smoked Sausage With Green Tomato Relish and Mississippi Mud Pie Milkshakes.
Bobby is inspired by the diverse cuisine of The Middle East in this flavorful barbecue. He prepares Lamb Shawarma with a Creamy Red Pepper-Walnut Tahini Sauce, Honey Glazed Grilled Fig Salad With Feta and Pistachios, Grilled Quail With Pomegranate BBQ Sauce and Tabbouleh, and Apricot-Mint Sours to drink.
Giada At Home
You just can't beat food that's stuffed! Giada makes all things stuffed including: Antipasto-Stuffed Chicken Breasts, Popovers With Crab and Mango Salad and Stuffed Peanut Butter Cupcakes.
Giada visits her daughter, Jade's school along with a few other parents for a career day presentation. Giada creates a kid-friendly menu for the students to enjoy including Kids Sushi, Mini Almond Butter Muffins With Strawberry Jam and Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups.
Home for Dinner with Jamie Deen
Jamie is having his friends over for a playdate with tons of food and fun! Jamie makes Guacamole Deviled Eggs, Beer Can Chicken, Potato Salad with Green Beans and Pesto, and a treat as appealing to the eye as the stomach, Watermelon Fruit Skewers with Sweet White Cloud Dip.
To celebrate the 25 years since "The Bag Lady" first began, Jamie is getting the old gang back together to reinvent some Bag Lady favorites. Jamie, along with his family, makes Egg Salad Sandwiches, Bag Lady Chicken Salad, Dill Pickle Chips and From Scratch Ooey Gooey Butter Cake.
Brooke and the kids are on a long play date, so Jamie invited his friend Sam Carter to the batting cages and then back to his house for a homemade meal. He makes Corned Beef With Rutabagas and Turnips, Kale and Potato Casserole, Soda Bread and a Virgin Mule drink.
The Pioneer Woman
Ree's making a rib-sticking breakfast delivery to hungry cattle workers. It's all the cowboy favorites; Best Breakfast Potatoes Ever, Spicy Scrambled Eggs, Warm Black Pepper and Sage Biscuits and Sausage Gravy - all served tailgate-style off the back of Ree's pick up.
It's a big day of cleaning up the homestead with a massive bonfire to round it all off. Ree whips up an alfresco dinner of Crispy Fried Chicken, Perfect Potato Salad, crunchy Colorful Coleslaw and Individual Key Lime Piesto eat around the fire.
No time? No Problem! Ree's serving up time-saving tips on love, life and what to cook in a time crunch with recipes like Quick and Easy Apple Tart, a speedy Shrimp Stir Fry and for the meat lovers, a fast and fabulousBig Steak Salad with crispy onion strings.
There's a big secret on the ranch -- a surprise 16th birthday party for Alex with family, friends and all her favorite food. There's a fun pasta bar with spaghetti, pesto and alfredo sauce with grilled chicken and all the fixin's. For dessert, she makes an incredible Chocolate Chip Caramel Ice Cream Sundae.
Trisha's Southern Kitchen
Trisha spends the day indoors, making slow-cooked comfort foods with one of her oldest and dearest friends, Gail. The perfect menu for the day starts with Rainy Day Chicken and Rice Soup and Meatloaf and ends withSour Cream Coffee Cake.
Trisha and her friend Donna make some easy to assemble breakfast dishes that are hearty enough for dinner. The girls prep Breakfast Sausage Casserole, Beth's Hash Brown Potato Casserole, Pecan Pie Muffins and aGrapefruit Pineapple Bellini in their pajamas.
ON-AIR THEME WEEKENDS AND MARATHONS
Cook With Your Kids Weekend - Premiering Saturday, August 24th and Sunday, August 25th from 7am-12pm
Make your next trip to the kitchen a family affair with Food Network's block of kid-friendly cooking shows.
Grilling Weekend - Premiering Saturday, August 31st and Sunday, September 1st from 7am-12pm
Make your summer sizzle with the hottest roundup of grilling recipes around. In the only digital destination you need, you'll find the top burgers, real-deal barbecue, a whole summer's worth of cool-off sides plus where to go around the country for the season's must-taste treats. Plan the ultimate cookout with Bobby Flay, Trisha Yearwood and Ree Drummond. Get in on our Summer Showdown featuring Melissa D'Arabian, Jeff Mauro, Justin Warner and other Food Network Star alums, along with your Chopped favorites like Ted Allen, Alex Guarnaschelli and Aarón Sánchez. We'll be celebrating summer big this year with lots of great entertaining tips, party-planning ideas and easy menus.
Make it 5 Ways - www.FoodNetwork.com/5ways Coming August 12 Whip up simple, satisfying dishes any night of the week with recipes that are ready to eat in no time. Make it 5 Ways helps you transform popular ingredients like chicken or steak into a range of dishes, giving you easy recipes and time-saving tips fromRachael Ray, Guy Fieri and Bobby Flay.
Bring the best recipes from Ree Drummond, Sunny Anderson and all your favorite Food Network chefs to your end-of-season bash! Make summer classics like pasta salad, barbecue, sweet iced tea and fruit-filled desserts.
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