“It has been long known that the Smollett family is endlessly talented and in Smollett Eats, we are excited to offer our audience an unexpected look at this tight-knit family’s passion for food and entertaining,” said Didi O’Hearn, Senior Vice President Programming, Food Network & Cooking Channel. “The laughs are plentiful, the food is delicious and the love is strong – when this family invites you to join their table, you may never want to leave.”
In the premiere episode, busy mom Jazz challenges her brothers to plan the menu for her daughter Nylah’s second birthday party. Jazz has a party-planner vision, and she isn’t looking for ordinary weekend fare – her theme is ‘tea for two’ and the vibe is pretty, classy and sophisticated. As Jazz takes off to run errands, Jake, Jocqui, Jojo and Jussie step up with their take on Mini Croque Monsieurs, kid-friendly Vegetable and Fruit Shapes with Yogurt Dip and their sister’s famous Lemon Lavender Cupcakes. Little Nylah also stops by for a visit with her uncles, and Jussie gets some one-on-one time with his adorable niece. Then, with the tables set and decorations in place, the guests arrive for Nylah’s birthday bash! Upcoming episodes feature brothers Jake and Jojo vs. sisters Jazz and Jurnee in a food truck challenge, Jake and Jussie’s pop-up dinner at a Hollywood comedy club and visits from family matriarch Janet Smollett.
Viewers can find all the recipes featured on the show, get to know more about the Smollett family and see top moments at FoodNetwork.com/SmollettEats. Join the conversation on Twitter using #SmollettEats.
Smollett Eats is produced by Triage Entertainment and Smollett Collective Inc.
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