31 October 2016
Food Network Makes the Impossible Happen this December wtih the Premiere of "Guy's Grocery Games: Impossible Tournament"
 
 
NEW YORK - October 31, 2016 - Food Network celebrates the holidays this December with premieres of holiday-themed episodes, exciting new tournaments and specials. First, all-star chef Robert Irvine joins Guy Fieri in a near-impossible new set of games in the tournament premiere of Guy's Grocery Games: Impossible on Sunday, December 4th at 8pm when contestants compete for $10,000 in preliminary rounds and for the chance to go head-to-head with Robert himself for $10,000 more in a final round. FOOD NETWORK MAKES THE IMPOSSIBLE HAPPEN THIS DECEMBER WITH THE PREMIERE OF GUY'S GROCERY GAMES: IMPOSSIBLE TOURNAMENT

Next, catch the nail-biting finale of Holiday Baking Championship on Sunday, December 18th at 9pm when host Bobby Deen and judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale crown the ultimate seasonal baker and award them the $50,000 grand prize.

Then, cap off Christmas with an all-new Holiday Baking Championship special on Sunday, December 25th at 9pm. Next up, musical sensations and brothers, Kevin, Joe, Nick and Frankie Jonas are taking their talents down to North Carolina where they help fulfill their parents' dream of opening a restaurant on the special premiere of Jonas Restaurant: Family Style on Monday, December 26th at 7pm.

Also premiering in primetime are new and holiday-themed episodes of Beat Bobby Flay, Cake Wars: Christmas, Chopped, Chopped Junior, Clash of the Grandmas, Cooks vs. Cons, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Guy's Grocery Games and Kids Sweets Showdown. In daytime, don't miss premiere episodes of Barefoot Contessa, Brunch @ Bobby's, Farmhouse Rules, Giada's Holiday Handbook, Guy's Big Bite, The Kitchen, The Pioneer Woman, Trisha's Southern Kitchen and Valerie's Home Cooking. FoodNetwork.com is serving up classics for every holiday along with winter recipes and food shopping hacks that will make the cold months a little bit warmer. Join the Food Network conversation on Facebook and Twitter.
 
PRIMETIME PREMIERE EPISODES
 
Beat Bobby Flay
  • Premiering Thursday, December 1st at 10pm - "You've Got to Be Kidding Me!"
Military veteran and grandma Line Pelletier and Brooklyn soul food chef Chris Scott try to school each other for a chance to get Bobby Flay beat. The Chew's Carla Hall is joined by two kids, 12 year-old Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis and Modern Family's amateur food critic, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, to decide who gets to put Bobby to bed.
  • Premiering Thursday, December 8th at 10pm - "Back to School"
It's a schoolyard battle of all-star pastry chefs as Bobby Flay's friend, the legendary Francois Payard, takes on the whimsical creations of top New York City pastry chef, Zac Young. Chopped's Ted Allen and Girl Meets World's kid star Rowan Blanchard are eager to tarnish Bobby's winning record.
  • Premiering Thursday, December 15th at 10pm - "Whiz Kids"
The Kitchen's Sunny Anderson and kid chefs Gibson Borelli and Tyler Zager have just one homework assignment: beat Bobby Flay! They'll see to it that either California restaurateur Claud Beltran or first-time dad Brian Santos has what it takes to pass the final exam: a one-on-one showdown with Bobby Flay himself.
  • Premiering Thursday, December 22nd at 10pm - "Like Father, Like Daughter"
It's "Bring Your Daughter to Work Day," as Chopped's Scott Conant is joined by his six year-old daughter Ayla in their quest to beat up on Bobby Flay. New York City chef Lee Knoeppel and private chef Max Hardy are bringing their best versions of kid-friendly classics to bully Bobby out of first place.
 
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: Christmas
  • Premiering Monday, December 5th at 9pm - "Christmas: Animals Celebrate Christmas Too"
Jonathan Bennett hosts as the four remaining teams composed of a master cake artist, sugar sculptor, and food carver return to battle to design mind-blowing Christmas creations. In the first round, they'll have to imagine Santa's disguise when he goes undercover. Then, in the second round, they'll be challenged to create a delicious world where animals of the forest celebrate Christmas. At the end of this battle, one more team will be eliminated in the quest for the $50,000 grand prize. Judges Charles Phoenix and Sherry Yard will be joined by special guest judge, cake artist Yolanda Gampp, to determine which team will be sent home.
  • Premiering Monday, December 12th at 9pm - "Christmas: Santa's Workshop"
We're down to the final three teams of cake artists, sugar sculptors, and master food carvers who need to help out Santa with a very important gift - the one for Mrs. Claus, herself! Then, in the second round, the teams must create the ultimate Santa's Workshop. In the end, one team will be eliminated, and the rest will continue to face off for the $50,000 grand prize. Host Jonathan Bennett is joined by Jackie Sorkin of Hollywood Candy Girls, and judges Charles Phoenix and Sherry Yard to determine which team will take the cake in this challenge.   
  • Premiering Monday, December 19th at 9pm - "Christmas: Ultimate Christmas Front Yard" - SEASON FINALE!
Jonathan Bennett hosts this epic final battle! The two remaining teams made up of an expert cake artist, sugar sculptor, and master food carver go to battle one last time, to give us an amazing, edible Rudolph's Christmas card. Then, in the winner-take all final round, they'll face the monumental task of creating the ultimate Christmas front yard. When the gingerbread dust settles, one team will jingle all the way home with $50,000. Judges Charles Phoenix and Sherry Yard will be joined by guest judge Olympic Gold Medalist Kristi Yamaguchi to determine the winner.
 
Online, get in the sweet spirit with photos highlighting the seasonal creations, exclusive tours of the set, funny and festive behind-the-scenes videos and more. Join the conversation with #CakeWars.
 
Chopped
  • Premiering Thursday, December 1st at 9pm - "Jump for Bok Choy"
An Argentinian meat and something challengingly sweet are two of the appetizer surprises. In round two, the judges are happy to see a favorite seafood selection in the basket, and bok choy also finds its way to their plates. Finally, some giant sheets of tofu and an alluring take on cheesecake keep the finalists on their toes in the dessert round.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Scott Conant, Alex Guarnaschelli, Chris Santos
  • Premiering Monday, December 5th at 8pm - "Holiday Reality Check" - HOLIDAY EPISODE!
Chopped is hosting a holiday party with four stars of reality television: Les Gold, Claudia Jordan, Jenni Pulos and Karina Smirnoff. In the first round, the larger-than-life celebs must use an edible wreath and festively-shaped bread. In the second round, the judges are surprised to hear that one of the competitors has never eaten a common green veggie found in the basket. Finally, marshmallow men and holiday cocktails make for a celebratory, unpredictable dessert round.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Scott Conant, Alex Guarnaschelli, Aarón Sánchez
  • Premiering Thursday, December 8th at 9pm - "Taco Time!"
In each round of this competition, the chefs are tasked with showcasing their creative take on the taco. The judges talk tripe and mustard rabe after an exciting appetizer round. Asian sauce and a beautiful protein are in the entrée basket, and the finalists bring tortillas to the sweet side with inventive desserts that include Mexican chocolate.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy, Aarón Sánchez
  • Premiering Tuesday, December 13th at 10pm - "Sweet Heat"
First, it's a pizza puzzle when the chefs open the appetizer basket to find something that's called pizza but doesn't look or taste like the dish they know and love. Two proteins in the second round require the competitors' attention, then the judges expect a hit of heat with their sweets during a dessert round featuring chilies.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Alex Guarnaschelli, Chris Santos, Geoffrey Zakarian
  • Premiering Thursday, December 15th at 9pm - "Betting on the Farm"
The chefs are treated to some farm-fresh basket ingredients directly from the source! The first round has them rushing to make dishes with poultry and pickled chilies. In the entrée round, the judges are eager to eat three lamb dishes, but worry that some fresh greens might be forgotten as the clock ticks down. Then, some odd choices by the finalists in the dessert round keep everyone wondering how the competition will end.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Amanda Freitag, Marc Murphy, Chris Santos
  • Premiering Tuesday, December 20th at 10pm - "New Year's Bash" - NEW YEAR'S EPISODE!
It's the first ever Chopped New Year's party and the competitors get the celebration started with an extravagant appetizer basket that includes $50 worth of caviar and other pricy ingredients. The chefs find more premium items in the entrée baskets, as well as a traditional southern New Year's legume. The last two chefs in this New Year's fight face some dressed-up ice cream cones and a limited number of grapes for dessert.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Scott Conant, Alex Guarnaschelli, Aarón Sánchez
  • Premiering Thursday, December 22nd at 9pm - "Million Dollar Baskets"
No expense has been spared with these top-notch, top-dollar basket ingredients! The chefs get to work with caviar and a very pricey seafood in the first round. The second million dollar basket features something lavishly sweet and something deliciously rare. And a $100 breakfast item is one of the prize ingredients that the finalists discover in the last basket.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Maneet Chauhan, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marcus Samuelsson
  • Premiering Tuesday, December 27th at 10pm - "Basket Buzz"
The first basket includes a giant circle of dough with a long history and veggies that look like tiny watermelons, but taste like something else. Chewy candy and sweet cheese must make their way to the chefs' entrée plates, and in the dessert round, green leaves and blueberries present a colorful challenge.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Marc Murphy, Dale Talde, Geoffrey Zakarian
  • Premiering Thursday, December 29th at 9pm - "Wild Times"
Straight from nature to the chefs' baskets, ingredients in this competition are favorites of hunters and foragers! The first round puts an aquatic wonder and a delicate flower into the hands of the four competitors. An imposing root and a wild beast are part of the entrée round challenge. Then, the final wild round is a sweet one featuring berries and butter.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Alex Guarnaschelli, Chris Santos, Jonathon Sawyer
 
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. Join the action with #Chopped.
 
Chopped Junior
  • Premiering Tuesday, December 6th at 8pm - "Yay! Holidays" - HOLIDAY EPISODE!
'Tis the season for good times in the Chopped Junior Kitchen! The junior chefs are challenged to make a holiday meal for the judges. The feast begins with duck and veggie appetizers, then stockings and wreaths made from common foods create a festive feel in the entrée round. Finally, a lot of whimsy and sugar in the dessert basket keep the last two culinary elves happy and busy.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Sandra Lee, Marc Murphy, Christian Petroni
  • Premiering Tuesday, December 13th at 8pm - "Snack Attack"
Some creatively-presented cheese and a spreadable protein are part of the round one challenge. A strange pink pickle and a crispy, house-made snack food keep the kids on their toes in the entree round, and in the dessert round, a marshmallow mishap has the judges wishing they could jump in and help.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Maneet Chauhan, Tyrel Jackson Williams, Daphne Oz,
  • Premiering Tuesday, December 20th at 8pm - "Got Elk?"
A new group of young competitors enter the kitchen and attempt to win over the judges. A super-cheesy sandwich is at the center of a puzzling appetizer basket, then in the second round, a root vegetable and a sweet Latin treat must find a place on the entree plates. The two kids lucky enough to make it all the way to the final round find a whimsical watermelon dessert in the baskets.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Aarón Sánchez, Iliza Shlesinger, Jet Tila
  • Premiering Tuesday, December 27th at 8pm - "Hot Potato, Not Potato"
Four ambitious kids bring their cooking skills to the Chopped kitchen as they try to impress the judges. Ground beef and chocolate present a conundrum for the competitors in the first round. In the entrée basket, an ingredient that looks like a giant baked potato is something else entirely, and a red, white and blue snack in the dessert basket is a patriotic potpourri for the finalists.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Lazarus Lynch, James Maslow, Marc Murphy
 
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.
 
Clash of the Grandmas
  • Premiering Sunday, December 4th at 10pm - "Christmas at Grandma's" - HOLIDAY EPISODE!
These four grandmas are definitely not taking a holiday from the kitchen! First, Santa gives them his food hack favorite, a clothes iron, which they must use in the preparation of holiday appetizers. Next, the grannies must make a Christmas main course featuring at least one fresh, one frozen and one canned ingredient. Then, the final two grandmas have to turn old-fashioned fruitcake ingredients into a holiday dessert irresistible enough to earn one of them $10,000 and impress the judges.
Host: Cameron Mathison Judges: Monti Carlo, Nancy Fuller, Eddie Jackson
  • Premiering Sunday, December 11th at 10pm - "Glam-Mas Showdown"
Four grandmas must master the latest slang, snacks and social media food trends if they want to win $10,000 and impress the judges. First, they must make an afterschool snack featuring their grandkids' favorite ingredients. Next, the grannies have to prepare spicy fried chicken and grits using quick grits. Then, the final two grandmas battle by taking on social media's newest trend, food imposters and creating a savory dish that looks like dessert.
Host: Cameron Mathison Judges: Eddie Jackson, Brandi Milloy, Jamika Pessoa
  • Premiering Sunday, December 18th at 10pm - "Grandmas World Tour" - SEASON FINALE!
Four globe-trotting grandmas take off on a culinary world tour! First, they have to make pizza the Belgian way, using a waffle iron as their only baking source. Next, it's "aloha-ole!" as the grannies make a mash-up of Hawaiian and Mexican cuisines. Then, the final two grandmas go tropical as they turn the ingredients from a frozen daiquiri into a dessert that will earn them $10,000.
Host: Cameron Mathison Judges: Sharone Hakman, Aarti Sequeira, Jake Smollett
 
Online, fans can catch highlights after the grandmas battle to become a champion and join the conversation using #ClashoftheGrandmas.
 
Cooks vs. Cons - Premiering Wednesdays at 9pm
Geoffrey Zakarian hosts the next generation of cooking competition, 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.
 
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
  • Premiering Friday, December 2nd at 9pm - "Brunch, Bologna and Burgers"
This trip, Guy Fieri is grabbing everything from brunch to burgers! In Louisville, Kentucky, there is a breakfast-lunch spot cranking out southern comfort, like lamb grits and fried bologna. Then, he stops at an eclectic burger joint cooking up a pork belly Cuban and killer veggie burger. And in Portland, Oregon, Guy visits a diner-restaurant mashup dishing out decadent donut sliders and chicken and waffles with a kick.
  • Premiering Friday, December 16th at 9pm - "World Class Favor"
This trip, Guy Fieri is crossing the country to get a taste of world-class flavor. From California to Florida and Seattle to Massachusetts, he's diving into classic Greek, legit pierogis and real-deal Belgian waffles made European-style. Also, Guy takes a bite of Puerto Rican mofongo, curry goat from Trinidad, seafood specialties from El Salvador, and Jamaican ox and pig tails. So grab the passport for a full hour of global grub!
  • Premiering Friday, December 23rd at 9pm - "Carnivore Creations"
This trip, Guy Fieri is getting right to the meat of the matter with some carnivore creations. In Portland, Oregon, there is a bomb butchery putting out porchetta and a unique style of prosciutto. In Louisville, Kentucky, Guy stops at a righteous barbecue joint rubbing down the wings and the ribs. And in Hamilton, New Jersey, he visits a cafe serving their spin on a steak sandwich and chicken panini.
  • Premiering Friday, December 25th at 10pm­ - "Dynamite Desserts"
This trip, Guy Fieri is ordering the last course first and diving into a full hour of dynamite desserts. Coast to coast, he is grabbing everything from pies to pudding and righteous rolls to frozen favorites. Get ready to indulge that sweet tooth on these decadent dishes!
 
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.
 
Guy's Grocery Games
  • Premiering Monday, December 12th at 8pm - "Holiday Madness" - HOLIDAY EPISODE!
Four chefs are dashing through the market in a holiday madness showdown. First, the chefs must flip a fruitcake on its head and turn it into a New Year's dinner. Next, the chefs take on Flavortown's version of a Christmas tree, the Food Pyramid, to determine the special ingredients used in their family classic. Then, the final two chefs must make a holiday brunch using only one ingredient from each aisle, and the winner shops for up to $20,000 in holiday mad money.
Host: Guy Fieri Judges: Ayesha Curry, Aarti Sequeira, Marc Summers
 
Online, fans can relive the top moments of the tournament, test their supermarket trivia smarts, collect shopping and cooking tips from the judges, and much more. Join the conversation on Twitter using #GroceryGames.
 
Guy's Grocery Games: Impossible - Premiering Sunday, December 4th at 8pm - TOURNAMENT PREMIERE!
The toughest chefs compete in an epic four-part Triple G Impossible tournament, featuring Guy Fieri's most impossible games and the most daunting challenger yet, Mr. Impossible himself, Robert Irvine. In each episode, three chefs compete with the winner of the first two games earning $10,000 and a shot at up to $10,000 more if they can beat Robert in a head-to-head cook-off. In the finale, the winners of the first three rounds compete until there is only one left, but to get to the end, that winner has to take on Robert one last time.
  • Premiering Sunday, December 4th at 8pm - "GGG Impossible: Part One"
In the first round of the tournament, three chefs make a lumberjack breakfast using ingredients that all start with a single letter. Then, the remaining two chefs must shop for their seafood feast using a child-size cart. The winner earns $10,000 and a shot at up to $10,000 more if they can beat Robert in a final round. 
Host: Guy Fieri Judges: Richard Blais, Robert Irvine, Brandi Milloy
  • Premiering Sunday, December 11th at 8pm - "GGG Impossible: Part Two"
It's part two of the Triple G Impossible tournament, in which the winning chef competes against Robert Irvine for an additional $10,000. First, the three chefs must make a steakhouse dinner using only six pounds of ingredients. Next, the remaining two chefs must create a seafood feast using only ingredients from a bag, box or jar. The last chef standing wins $10,000 before having to battle Robert in an unforgettable final round.
Host: Guy Fieri Judges: Richard Blais, G. Garvin, Robert Irvine
  • Premiering Sunday, December 18th at 8pm - "GGG Impossible: Part Three"
Three more chefs are vying for a chance to compete against Robert Irvine in Triple G Impossible tournament, round three! First, the chefs make a stacked breakfast using wild items determined by a deck of cards. Next, the remaining two chefs must flip the ingredients for a protein shake into an elegant dinner. The last chef standing receives $10,000 before entering a cook-off against Mr. Impossible himself, in which refrigerator magnets determine their dish.
Host: Guy Fieri Judges: Richard Blais, Robert Irvine, Brandi Milloy
  • Premiering Sunday, December 25th at 8pm - "GGG Impossible: Finale"
The winners of the first three rounds of the Triple G Impossible tournament compete to take on all-star chef Robert Irvine once more in the finale. First, the chefs must use the "impossible" items on Guy Fieri's grocery list to make a decadent sandwich. Next, the remaining two chefs must make a hearty family dinner using only frozen and canned ingredients. The last chef standing wins another $10,000 and a shot at more money and the title of champion, but only if they can make a more unforgettable dish than Robert.
Host: Guy Fieri Judges: Richard Blais, G. Garvin, Robert Irvine
 
Online, find more on Guy and Robert, get the inside scoop on the competition, go behind the scenes in Flavortown and collect cooking tips. Plus, join the conversation using #GroceryGames.
 
Holiday Baking Championship
  • Premiering Sunday, December 4th at 9pm -"Sweet Surprises"
For the pre-heat, the five remaining bakers must whip up a dessert inspired by an ugly Christmas sweater. In the main heat, the bakers must create edible gift boxes filled with a bevy of treats and surprises.
Host: Bobby Deen Judges: Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman, Lorraine Pascale
  • Premiering Sunday, December 11th at 9pm - "Christmas Morning"
The remaining four bakers recreate their childhood memories of waking up on Christmas morning by making edible dessert stockings for the pre-heat. Then in the main heat, they are challenged to make colorful cream puff Christmas trees.
Host: Bobby Deen Judges: Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman, Lorraine Pascale
  • Premiering Sunday, December 18th at 9pm- "Live From the North Pole" - SEASON FINALE!
Instead of milk and cookies for old St. Nick, the final three bakers must make delicious snacks for North Pole characters other than Santa. To top off this finale, the bakers are tasked with baking and decorating a North Pole-inspired cake. The best creation will earn one baker the crown of Holiday Baking Champion and a $50,000 prize!
Host: Bobby Deen Judges: Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman, Lorraine Pascale
  • Premiering Sunday, December 25th at 9pm - HOLIDAY SPECIAL!
It's time to celebrate the holidays and all that goes along with it: parties, the big game and one last decadent blast before the New Year's resolutions kick in! In a very special episode of Holiday Baking Championship, three Holiday Baking Champions and three fan favorites from Kids Baking Championship show off their chops in a holiday showdown to win $10,000. Host Bobby Deen oversees the all-star game along with tough-love judges Duff Goldman, Nancy Fuller and Lorraine Pascale.
 
Online, fans can keep up with the series with photo and video highlights, complementary holiday baking content and much more. Join the conversation using #HolidayBakingChampionship.
 
As a judge on the series, Duff Goldman brings insight, humor and holiday warmth all his own. Head online for Duff's Sweet Spot, where he takes on the competition's sweet challenges. In this digital series, he offers tips and recipes so that home cooks can try his magical desserts at home.
 
Jonas Restaurant: Family Style- Premiering Monday, December 26th at 7pm - SPECIAL!
Kevin, Joe, Nick and Frankie Jonas are heading back to their Southern roots in Belmont, North Carolina to support their father, Kevin Sr. and his wife Denise's dream of opening a restaurant that pays tribute to his grandmother, Nellie. While this talented family knows all the ins and outs of the music industry, these parents are new to the culinary industry and don't know a thing about opening and running a restaurant. With the grand opening just one week away they are down to the wire: the chef must perfect Nellie's signature chicken and learn the Jonas Brothers' favorite sweet potato casserole, the staff needs to be trained, and construction must be completed. It's all hands on deck to make sure Nellie's is ready to serve delicious Southern cuisine and entertain the town, Jonas family-style!
 
Join the conversation with #JonasRestaurant.
 
Kids Sweets Showdown
  • Premiering Wednesday, December 7th at 8pm - "Snow Day Doughnuts"
Hosts Sharone Hakman and Alison Sweeney make the baking teams go nuts with snow creatures made out of doughnuts! In the first challenge, the kids must create cereal treat homes for their creatures, then in the second round, they have to create an "odd snowman out" to join their snow creature clans. The $10,000 prize goes to the best team.
  • Premiering Wednesday, December 14th at 8pm - "Santa Express"
Hosts Ali Sweeney and Harley Morenstein ask the kids to bake and decorate holiday train cakes. For the first round, the kids turn cookie stacks into decorative holiday trees. Then, they continue the reforestation with sugar cone trees. The most talented team wins $10,000.
 
Join the conversation on social media with #KidsSweetsShowdown.
 
DAYTIME PREMIERE EPISODES
 
Barefoot Contessa
  • Premiering Sunday, December 4th at 10:30am - "Cooking For Jeffrey: Big Breakfast Buffet"
It's a Barefoot breakfast bash as Ina Garten entertains her friends, Devon Fredericks and Eli Zabar. They're serious foodies, so the pressure's on as she creates a stunning easy buffet with a Potato Pancetta Frittata, Overnight Belgian Waffles with fabulous toppings, a simple Breakfast Smoked Salmon Platter with Scallion and Dill Cream Cheese, and a gorgeous Fresh Fruit Platter.
  • Premiering Sunday, December 11th at 10:30am - "Cooking For Jeffrey: Weekend Guest" - SEASON FINALE!
It's a weekend of photos, fun and style as Ina Garten's old friend and photographer Miguel joins them for the weekend. For his Friday night arrival, she makes Spicy Hermit Bars, then while Miguel and Jeffrey take test shots for a new Barefoot style book, Ina prepares Saturday lunch of Zucchini and Goat Cheese Tart and Tomato Carpaccio.
 
Online, let Ina inspire your own menu. Find recipes served on the show, plus browse photos of memorable scenes. Tell us which ones are your favorites on Twitter using #BarefootContessa.
 
Brunch @ Bobby's
  • Premiering Sunday, December 4th at 12:30pm - "It's The Brunch After Christmas" - HOLIDAY EPISODE!
With only a few things left in the pantry and a fridge full of leftovers, Bobby Flay makes a post-holiday brunch featuring a Gingerbread Dutch Baby with Poached Maple Pears and Creme Fraiche, a Sweet Potato Green Onion Pancake with Holiday Ham and Pepper Jam and Grapefruit Sparkle cocktail.
 
Online, find Bobby's brunch recipes and build a better brunch, Bobby Flay Style. 
 
Farmhouse Rules
  • Premiering Sunday, December 4th at 11:30am - "Fuller Holiday Spectacular" - HOLIDAY EPISODE!
Nancy Fuller is hosting a holiday party sure to impress all of her family. Her scrumptious appetizers include Crab Cakes with Zesty Herb Tartar and Marinated Beef Tenderloin Skewers with Horseradish Cream, and don't forget the Ultimate Cheese Fondue Dip Station and Grammy Carl's Popcorn Balls for the little ones. While the grandchildren trim the tree, Nancy and the grownups enjoy a show-stopping Champagne Tower with Farmhouse Kir.
  • Premiering Sunday, December 11th at 11:30am - "Baby, It's Cold Outside"
Nancy Fuller and her husband, David, have some time to themselves before the holidays kick into full gear and their family gathers together. So they're spending the day snuggled up inside with comforting classics including Penne with Meaty Ragu, Three Cheese and Herb Garlic Bread, Lemon Ricotta Cookies and an Old Fashioned with Rye to top it off. David also has a surprise for Nancy for the occasion.
 
Online, get a taste of the Hudson Valley. There you can find Nancy's farm-fresh recipes, take a tour of her upstate farm and much more.
 
Giada's Holiday Handbook
  • Premiering Sunday, December 4th at 12pm - "Christmas at Giada's" - HOLIDAY EPISODE& SEASON FINALE!
It's Christmas dinner at Giada De Laurentiis' home, and family members reveal their Secret Santas and exchange gifts. Giada celebrates the day with a beautiful sit-down dinner and several dishes that can be made in advance, including a Stuffed Tricolore Pork Lion, Roasted Acorn Squash Agro Dolce, Chopped Romaine and Radicchio Salad and Black and White Brownie Ice Cream Cake.
 
Online, make it the most-festive season ever with Giada's expertise. Access Giada's collection of holiday recipes, entertaining tips and much more. Join the conversation on Twitter using #HolidayHandbook.
 
Guy's Big Bite
  • Premiering Sunday, December 4th at 9am - "Red Red Risotto"
Guy Fieri uses his vegetable juicer for dishes you won't find at your local juice bar, like Beet Risotto with Pecorino, Fennel Citrus Salad and a Harvest Moon Cocktail with vodka, fresh apple juice, pumpkin beer and a graham cracker rim.
  • Premiering Sunday, December 11th at 9am - "Home for the Holidays" - HOLIDAY EPISODE& SEASON FINALE!
The holidays are back and no one does it bigger than the Fieri family! This year, Guy Fieri has got Rev Run in the kitchen, and they're making show stopping Beef Tenderloin Filets with Habanero Butter. To go with that they prepare Garlic Crab and Noodles, Roasted Fingerlings with Crimini Mushrooms and a Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Walnuts and Pecorino. Happy holidays indeed!
 
Online, turn up your meals with Guy's biggest and boldest dishes. Find his recipes, watch highlights from the show and get to know more about Guy. And join the conversation on Twitter using #BigBite.
 
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.
 
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, FoodNetwork.com 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.
 
The Pioneer Woman
  • Premiering Saturday, December 3rd at 10am - HOLIDAY EPISODE!
The Pioneer Woman is an open invitation into Ree Drummond's life where she shares her special brand of home cooking, from throw-together suppers to elegant celebrations to festive holiday gatherings. Set against the incredible story of life at home on the range, it is the next best thing to actually sitting on a stool in Ree's kitchen. 
  • Premiering Saturday, December 10th at 10am - "Never Enough Puff"
Ree Drummond is sharing her top five favorite things to do with puffed pastry, her secret weapon for entertaining made easy! First, Cheese Straws and Sausage Parmesan Palmiers are a duo of divine quick and easy canapes, then individual Beef Pot Pies are perfect for company. A quartet of Puff Pastry Pizza ideas definitely make it to the party circuit, and there's a thousand reasons to love her Marvelous Mille Feuille!
 
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, December 3rd at 10:30am - "Cookie Swap" - HOLIDAY EPISODE & SEASON FINALE!
Tis the season for many cookies! Trisha Yearwood is joined by her close friends, Kim and Lisa, for a day of baking and drinking. Today's confections include Gingerbread Cookies, Caramel Candy and Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies. Trisha also makes White Knight Cocktails while they demonstrate inventive and festive ways to up your cookie swap game!
 
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, December 3rd at 12:30pm - "Blended Holidaze" - HOLIDAY EPISODE!
The Bertinelli and Vitale clans are gathered together for a fun and festive celebration to keep the holiday spirit alive! The blended families will feast on Crown Roast of Lamb with Mint and Green Onion Pesto, Almond-Cranberry Rice Pilaf, Roasted Winter Vegetables, Christmas Morning Cinnamon Rolls and Holiday Cranberry-Orange Punch.
  • Premiering Saturday, December 31st at 12:30pm - "Jet Lag Dinner"
After a week of non-stop travel, Valerie Bertinelli isn't sure what time zone she's in, so she decides a sweet and savory breakfast-for-dinner will make a nice homecoming to share with her husband, Tom. On the "What Time Is It?" menu are Everything Savory Potato Waffles with Smoked Salmon, Watercress and Citrus Salad, a Dutch Baby Pancake with Raspberry-Orange Coulis and a refreshingly delicious Grapefruitini.
 
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.
                                    
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12 Days of Cookies
12 Days of Cookies is serving up delicious cookie recipes from the stars of The Kitchen and Food Network Kitchen with a baker's dozen of new cookies to swap this year. New recipes include:  
Everything Winter
Warm up this winter with FoodNetwork.com's go-to guide on how to survive the cold winter months. Check out Food Network chefs' recipes for winter produce like greens, winter squash, potatoes and citrus. Taste the best recipes for wintertime entertaining, such as comforting casseroles, lasagna, short ribs and slow-roasted pork, plus cocktails of course! Don't miss a beat with these quick and easy wintertime meals, plus slow-cooker favorites and simple weeknight dessert recipes.
 
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