07 August 2017
Thirteen-Episode Series Premieres Sunday, September 3rd at 12:30pm ET/PT
NEW YORK - August 7, 2017 - When Bobby Flay isn't cooking in one of his restaurants, he is known for hosting some of the best weekend gatherings, cooking and feeding friends who may be visiting for few days or just stopping by to say hello.  This September, Bobby opens his home to viewers and, along with his friend Damaris Phillips, the two cook together and chat up a storm in the new series The Bobby and Damaris Show, premiering Sunday, September 3rd at 12:30pm ET/PT on Food Network. The two met when Bobby hosted and Damaris won Food Network Star season nine, and neither are ever at a loss for words when talking about their passion for food, American and Southern classics, as well as great cocktails.  Bobby brings his chef sensibility, while Damaris is the self-proclaimed "food geek" and culinary instructor - and she's not afraid to school her once-mentor and keep him current on the latest trends.  With episode themes from grilling and game day to a fall apple feast, this culinary duo is tops in talking food, testing quirky ideas and entertaining friends who stop by, including Ina Garten, Alex Guarnaschelli and Katie Lee.
 
"Bobby says he knew from the moment he met Damaris on Food Network Star that they were going to be friends - and their fun-filled banter and good-natured laughs are sure to entertain and even have viewers asking how they can score their own invitation," said Courtney White, Senior Vice President, Programming, Scripps Networks Interactive. "Our audience will feel like they are spending a casual afternoon with friends, great food and conversation."
 
The series kicks off with a grilling-themed episode, because nobody is more obsessed with grilling than Bobby and Damaris loves a food backyard bbq.  Before turning up the heat, Damaris mixes a cool Mango Bellini as the two share their secrets to great backyard entertaining.  Then they head to Bobby's outdoor kitchen where he fires up the coals to make Mediterranean Grilled Chicken with Green Olive Salsa Verde and Grilled Potatoes with Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette, and Damaris wraps up with a sweet spin on grilling with her Grilled Citrus Icebox Pie.  Upcoming episode themes include comfort food, casseroles and game day.
 
Viewers can learn more about the hosts and get the featured recipes at FoodNetwork.com/BobbyandDamarisShow.  Join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #BobbyandDamarisShow.
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