Food Network Brings Holiday Cheer In December With Primetime Specials And Holiday-themed Episodes All Month Long! - Food & Beverage Magazine

Food Network Brings Holiday Cheer In December With Primetime Specials And Holiday-themed Episodes All Month Long!

unnamedFood Network decks the halls this December with seasonal specials, holiday-themed episodes and an epic finale! Ree Drummond kicks off the party with The Pioneer Woman Cowboy Christmas premiering Saturday, December 6th at 8pm, when she and her family host a big frontier-style potluck and dance on the ranch for their friends. Then, Christmas get massively merry on Saturday, December 6th at 9pm with the premiere of Outrageous Christmas, exploring jaw-dropping holiday creations like a 1,000-pound chocolate Santa sculpture and the world’s largest gingerbread village. On Monday, December 8th at 10pm, Robert Irvine undertakes his biggest challenge yet when he heads to the Double H Ranch for kids with serious or life-threatening illnesses to make over the largest space he has attempted in just three days in Holiday: Impossible. Then, the ovens are hot and the flour is flying on the finale of Holiday Baking Championship on Sunday, December 14th at 9pm, as the remaining three bakers create their most impressive creations for the chance to be crowned Holiday Baking Champion and take home $50,000. Next up, Bobby Flay dishes up the ultimate food-lovers holiday wish list when he shares a rundown of meals-of-a-lifetime in the special Top 10 Restaurants with Food Network Magazine onSunday, December 21st at 9pm. Food Network stays in the holiday spirit throughout December with themed episodes of Beat Bobby Flay, Chopped, Cutthroat Kitchen, Guy’s Grocery Games andKitchen Inferno, and the celebration continues with episodes in daytime of Giada at Home, Guy’s Big Bite, The Kitchen, Southern at Heart and Trisha’s Southern Kitchen. Plus, FoodNetwork.com is Holiday Central with recipes, party menus, entertaining guides, tips and all the tools to ensure every holiday occasion this season is a success. Join the Food Network conversation onFacebook and Twitter.

 

PRIMETIME PREMIERE EPISODES

 

Beat Bobby Flay

 

  • Premiering Thursday, December 4th at 10pm – “By Land or By Sea”


Brooke Burke-Charvet
and Cutthroat Kitchen host Alton Brown storm the castle to dethrone Bobby Flay. Chef Jeremy Hanlon brings his beach flare to the kitchen against native New York chef Alex Diaz for the chance to take on the king.

Judges: Lourdes Castro, Madison Cowan, Seamus Mullen


  • Premiering Thursday, December 11th at 10pm – “Bells Will Be Ringing” – HOLIDAY EPISODE!


Worst Cooks in America’s
Anne Burrell and Chopped judge Scott Conant are both naughty and nice in this challenge. They have brought two gifted chefs to the arena, where over-indulgent chef Blythe Beck takes on classically trained chef Mark Allen for the chance to spoil Bobby’s Christmas.

Judges: Darin Bresnitz, Greg Bresnitz, Aliya LeeKong

  • Premiering Thursday, December 18th at 10pm – “Heat in the Street”

Fusion chef Damien O’Donnell mixes it up against Mexican-born chef Adrian Leon. In their corner are Choppedjudges Alex Guarnaschelli and Scott Conant, who will determine who has what it takes to Beat Bobby Flay.

Judges: Ariane Daquin, Phillip Frankland Lee, Ivan Orkin

  • Premiering Thursday, December 25th at 10pm – “Roll the Dice”

Chef Michael Voltaggio and food expert Simon Majumdar come to Bobby’s arena with one goal in mind: take down the master! Former pastry king turned savory chef John Miele battles it out with New Hampshire’s rising star chef Evan Hennessey for the right to Beat Bobby Flay.

Judges: Ken Friedman, Ed McFarland

 

Online, find behind-the-scenes photos, video highlights, interviews with contestants, bloopers and an exclusive blog interview with Bobby Flay. Plus, check out ongoing blog coverage of the new season in FN Dish. Follow the action on Twitter using #BeatBobbyFlay.

 

Chopped

  • Premiering Tuesday, December 2nd at 10pm – “Meatball Madness”

Spaghetti’s bosom buddy is the tasty theme for this special competition as the chefs learn they must make meatballs in every round. Crème brûlée is the mystery ingredient curveball in the first meatball round. Then in the entrée round, boar shoulder meets the meat grinder. In the final round, the remaining contestants come up with unique interpretations of a “dessert meatball.”

Host: Ted Allen Judges: Michael Chernow, Aarón Sánchez, Geoffrey Zakarian

  • Premiering Tuesday, December 9th at 10pm – “The Holiday Kitchen” – HOLIDAY EPISODE!

The Chopped halls are decked with the stars of Food Network’s The Kitchen! In the first round,Sunny Anderson, Katie Lee, Jeff Mauro and Marcela Valladolid must make merry appetizers out of seafood salad and challah bread. Then in the entree round, meat and potatoes seem like gifts, but what will the star cooks do to bring yule logs to the holiday party? In the dessert round, the two finalists’ demeanors become fast and focused as they try to win a $10,000 holiday gift for a favorite charity.

Host: Ted Allen Judges: Maneet Chauhan, Alex Guarnaschelli, Geoffrey Zakarian

  • Premiering Tuesday, December 16th at 10pm – “Every ‘Wich Way”

This special competition is all about celebrating the sandwich – every which way it may be prepared. The four competitors must get creative, starting with beef brisket appetizer sandwiches, but when two chefs make the same big mistakes, who will move on? The chefs must make entrée-worthy sandwiches from pork shoulder and pâté. Stacking up dessert sandwiches is fun, but what will the two finalists make with Thai curry paste and chocolate-covered espresso beans?

Host: Ted Allen Judges: Amanda Freitag, Jeff Mauro, Chris Santos

  • Premiering Tuesday, December 23rd at 10pm – “Family Food Fight”

Competition is a family affair when a mother, father, daughter and son who run a restaurant together compete to see who will become Chopped Champion. The family opens up the first basket to find a flatbread and a strong citrus. Then, with three family members left in the entrée round, there is fish to de-bone and tofu to flavor. The last two chefs proudly fight for the title as they create desserts using lobster tail pastries and cinnamon chips.

 

Online, catch behind-the-scenes photos, plus video previews and highlights. Do not miss a second of the action with FN Dish blog coverage and a new episode of Chopped After Hours, as Choppedjudges step out from behind the chopping block to put their own spin on some of Chopped‘s toughest and strangest baskets. Join the conversation at #Chopped.

 

Cutthroat Kitchen

  • Premiering Sunday, December 7th at 10pm – “Sabotage is Comin’ to Town” – HOLIDAY EPISODE!

Three chefs play host Alton Brown’s game of white elephant to determine their sabotages for their ham dinner. Later, two chefs gather around the tree to open presents filled with their new ingredients. Lastly, a chef cooks their holiday cookies in a fireplace.

Judge: Simon Majumdar

  • Premiering Sunday, December 14th at 10pm – “When Pigs Fry”

Three chefs get sloppy as they dig for ingredients in a slop trough. Then, one chef has to grab their curry spices out of the air. Finally, host Alton Brown’s auction leads to one chef ending up in a big, blue ball to make blueberry muffins.

Judge: Jet Tila

  • Premiering Sunday, December 21st at 10pm – “I Would Do Anything for Loaf”

A chef must wear host Alton Brown‘s ultimate poncho to make a breakfast quesadilla. Then, one chef has to cook meatloaf while in a recliner. Finally, a chef has to walk on cupcake boxes to make cupcakes.

Judge: Jet Tila

  • Premiering Sunday, December 28th at 10pm – “The Cone Ranger”

Two chefs have to cook breakfast as a tag team. Then, another chef gets to chop up someone’s pork chop with host Alton Brown’s ax. Finally, someone has to cook an ice cream cone in traffic cones.

Judge: Jet Tila

 

Online, go behind-the-scenes with an in-depth set tour, video featuring host Alton Brown sharing his secret strategies for success, and original series Testing the Sabotages. Follow the mischief and strategy on Twitter using #CutthroatKitchen.

 

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

  • Premiering Friday, December 5th at 10pm – “Fresh Fish & Funky Chicken”

This trip, Guy hits the road for some outrageous seafood and tasty bird. In Des Moines, Iowa, a trophy-winning barbecue joint smokes up all kinds of unique wings, and dishes out a delicious apple dumpling dessert. Across town in West Des Moines, a real deal Ecuadorian spot cooks up authentic specialties like chicken with rice and pork with hominy. In Eugene, Oregon, a seafood market serves up totally fresh-caught Dungeness crab and a Cajun crawfish pie.

  • Premiering Monday, December 22nd at 9pm – “Southern Spectacular”

Nothing like a little Southern hospitality to tickle your taste buds. In this one-hour special, Guy’s celebrating good old Southern home cooking, from collards and grits in South Carolina to scratch-made biscuits in Oregon. Then Guy is in St. Louis for some real deal soul food, Cajun classics in Indiana, dumplings in the Carolinas and po’ boys in Kentucky. The Southern journey ends with a memorable Michigan joint serving gizzards!

  • Premiering Tuesday, December 23rd  at 9pm – “Best of Breakfast”

It is time to wake up and smell the coffee, because in this one-hour special, Guy’s rustling up the best of breakfast. From California to Florida, New York to Arizona, Guy covers all the classics, like killer waffles, old-school biscuits and gravy, huevos rancheros and an out-of-bounds hash extravaganza. Plus, Guy finds some not-so-typical early morning bites, like Louisiana veal, bacon donuts and a pancake that looks just like Guy himself.

  • Premiering Wednesday, December 24th  at 9pm – “Memorable Moms”

Mother knows best, and in this one-hour special, Guy is traveling the nation celebrating all-things mom, from treasured recipes handed down through generations, to righteous restaurants where patrons feel like part of the family. Whether it is Italian, Greek, Polish or Lebanese cuisine, it is always better when mom makes it.

  • Premiering Thursday, December 25th at 9pm – “Hometown Heroes”

Home is where the heart is, and in this one-hour special, it is also the spot for outrageously awesome food. Guy is diving deep into beloved neighborhoods across the country, checking out some all-time favorite local spots. These are the landmarks that have stood the test of time, from classic burgers and dogs to seafood and a whole menu full of home-cooked favorites.

  • Premiering Friday, December 26th at 9pm – “Pork Hall of Fame”

In this one-hour special, Guy is hitting up all-things swine and dine. From Connecticut to California, international favorites to down-home American classics, Guy digs into pork in more tasty ways than can be imagined. Whether pulled or baked, stuffed in a sandwich or piled high on a pie, these off-the-hook pork dishes are sure to get the flavor jets going.

 

Food Truck Face Off  

  • Premiering Thursday, December 4th at 8pm – “Downtown Throwdown”

Host Jesse Palmer takes two culinary teams through their paces in Toronto as they compete for the keys to their dream: their very own food truck. Whoever earns the most money over two grueling sell days, wins.  On day one the newbies sell against each other. But hope is not lost – they have one more day to sell – this time, alongside established and well-loved food trucks at a local meet up in Hamilton, Ontario. They double down hard to pull in every last dollar!

Judges: Steak Shapiro, Alpana Singh, Zane Caplansky

  • Premiering Thursday, December 11th at 8pm – “Niagara Falls Face Off”

Four teams of food truck wannabes pitch their food and food truck concepts to an expert panel of judges, but only two get selected to face off on the streets of Niagara, selling their food from customized food trucks for two intense days. Whoever makes the most money will get to keep their truck! The competitive action gets underway in iconic Niagara Falls, as the teams make hazardous rookie errors, burn food and leave hungry tourists to cool their heels. Stressed and anxious, the learning curve is steep for day two, as both teams sell to discerning foodies alongside established food trucks at Niagara-on-the Lake’s Peller Estates Winery.

Judges: Steak Shapiro, Alpana Singh, Zane Caplansky

  • Premiering Thursday, December 18th at 8pm – “Match Up on Toronto Islands”

Toronto is treated to a match up like it has never seen as two food truck owner-hopefuls duke it out for the prize of owning their own food truck. The team that makes the most money over two days of intense selling, wins. Host Jesse Palmer blows the horn on the first sell period on gorgeous Toronto Island and the customers are hungry! But are the teams ready?  Tension, arguments and stress mounts as they discover that best laid plans threaten to go horribly awry. With lessons learned going into day two, the teams fight hard for every dollar while up against established food trucks at Trinity Bellwoods Park.

Judges: Steak Shapiro, Alpana Singh, Zane Caplansky

 

Online, find behind-the-scenes photos, meet host Jesse Palmer, find preview video clips and more. Follow the food truck fun at #FoodTruckFaceOff.

 

Guy’s Grocery Games

  • Premiering Sunday, December 7th at 8pm – “Let Them Eat Toast”

Four chefs have to make French toast in Aisle Down, but can they make a winning dish without a key component? Next up is the dreaded Can Can, where the chefs are challenged to make a steak dinner using only canned items. Then, it is a test of agility in No Carts Allowed, as the final two chefs make a soup and sandwich combo.

Judges: Troy Johnson, Catherine McCord, Aida Mollenkamp

  • Premiering Sunday, December 14th at 8pm – “Dashing Thru the Aisles” – HOLIDAY EPISODE!

For the first game, the chefs are given tasty samples from Santa’s little helpers to make their favorite holiday meal in Keep it Sample. Next, the chefs create decadent holiday desserts in Watch Your Weight. The spirit of the season is in full swing as the final two chefs make an elegant New Year’s dinner in No Carts Allowed.

Judges: Melissa d’Arabian, Troy Johnson, Beau MacMillan

 

Online, catch interviews with host Guy Fieri, photo galleries with episode recaps and highlights, plus find ongoing blog coverage. Follow the games on Twitter using #GroceryGames.

 

Holiday Baking Championship

  • Premiering Sunday, December 7th at 9pm – “Great Holiday Traditions”

It is winter nights and holiday breakfasts in this episode hosted by Bobby Deen, when the four bakers are first tasked to use the classic holiday flavors of peppermint and hot chocolate in a dessert. Then, they must create a blown-out holiday breakfast complete with three sweet dishes.

Judges: Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman, Lorraine Pascale

  • Premiering Sunday, December 14th at 9pm – “Gingerbread Worlds” – SEASON FINALE!

In the epic finale hosted by Bobby Deen, the three remaining bakers have just one challenge, but it is a massive one. Each baker taps into a favorite holiday memory and then constructs gingerbread worlds filled with treats. The baker who can impress the judges the most will become the Holiday Baking Champion and take home $50,000!

Judges: Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman, Lorraine Pascale

 

Online, find behind-the-scenes photos, host and judge interviews, all-new holiday baking recipes and web-exclusive video series, Duff’s Sweet Spot, featuring judge Duff Goldman baking fantasy creations based on each episode’s theme. Join the baking banter with #BakingChampionship.

 

Holiday: Impossible

  • Premiering Monday, December 8th at 10pm HOLIDAY SPECIAL!

Robert Irvine takes on his biggest challenge yet! He’s headed to the Double H Ranch, a 320-acre camp in the Adirondack Mountains of New York for kids with serious or life-threatening illnesses, where, in just three days, he will makeover the single largest space he has every attempted. It is an enormous undertaking, but for these kids, Robert is willing to take on the impossible!

 

Kitchen Inferno

  • Premiering Wednesdays at 10pm

Host Curtis Stone ratchets up the heat in Kitchen Inferno where the game is simple – outcook each chef to advance to the next level and win more money, but the stakes are red hot. With each victory the contestants face a pivotal choice: take the money and run, or risk it all and compete against a tougher competitor. If they lose, they will watch their winnings go up in smoke and leave with nothing, but for those singular chefs truly on fire who can cook their way through the blazing competition, there is a chance to win the $25,000 prize.

  • Premiering Wednesday, December 3rd at 10pm – “Milk and Cookies: Get Ready to Crumble”
  • Premiering Wednesday, December 10th at 10pm – “Holiday Heat” – HOLIDAY EPISODE!
  • Premiering Wednesday, December 17th at 10pm – “Chocolate Wishes”
  • Premiering Wednesday, December 24th at 10pm – “Fired Up” – SEASON FINALE!

Online find behind-the-scenes photos and exclusive interviews with host Curtis Stone. Turn up the heat with #KitchenInferno.

 

Mystery Diners

  • Premiering Monday, December 1st  at 9:30pm – “Memorabilia Mayhem”

Michael, the owner of Rock Island Cafe in Honolulu, is concerned about a drop in his restaurant’s memorabilia sales. Charles sends in Mystery Diners Jordan and John and discovers the staff is using the restaurant for personal business.

  • Premiering Monday, December 8th at 9:30pm – “Deep Sea Delivery”

When Angie, the owner of Cha Cha Cha Salsaria in Honolulu, hears rumors of an unauthorized boat delivery service, she contacts Charles to investigate. Mystery Diners Jordan and David go undercover to discover what is taking place out at sea.

  • Premiering Monday, December 15th at 9:30pm – “Hawaiian Club Crashers”

After hearing multiple complaints about nonmembers attending members-only dinner events, Madeleine, general manager of Hawaii Yacht Club in Honolulu, calls Charles for help. Mystery Diners Kylie and Jamie go undercover to discover which employees are sneaking in their friends.

  • Premiering Monday, December 29th at 9:30pm – “Fyre on the Beach”

After noticing discrepancies in sales, Allen, owner of ShoreFyre in Honolulu, contacts Charles to investigate. Mystery Diners Jordan and David go undercover and discover a related problem with the surf shop next door.

 

Outrageous Christmas

  • Premiering Saturday, December 6th at 9pm HOLIDAY SPECIAL!

Christmas is always festive, but in this special it gets downright outrageous! From a 1,000-pound chocolate Santa sculpture to a life-size Christmas tree cake, eight-foot-tall handmade candy canes and the world’s largest gingerbread village, this Christmas is sure to be massively merry!

 

The Pioneer Woman Cowboy Christmas

  • Premiering Saturday, December 6th at 8pm HOLIDAY SPECIAL!

To celebrate the holidays, the Drummonds are throwing a big frontier-style dinner and dance party for the local ranchers, cowboys and their families. The potluck dinner is complete with gifts, roping contests, a live band and a glorious Christmas tree. The menu is a fabulous seasonal spread, starringSirloin Christmas Kebobs with Bell Peppers, Christmas Ham, Creamy Rosemary Potatoes, Bacon Green Bean Bundles and Cowboy Santa Cookies with salads and desserts, courtesy of the guests.

 

Restaurant: Impossible

  • Premiering Monday, December 15th at 10pm – “Oh Brother!”

Through the financial help of their mother and stepfather, brothers Gabe and Javier have owned the Knife and Fork Gastropub in San Antonio for two years. Although it appears wildly successful, the restaurant is being run into the ground, so the parents have called in Robert Irvine to intervene. He will have to find out where the money is going, get the restaurant clean and help the brothers find their drive.

 

Online, hear from owners to find out what happens after Robert visits with weekly Restaurant Revisited epilogues. Join the conversation at #RestaurantImpossible.

 

Top 10 Restaurants with Food Network Magazine

  • Premiering Sunday, December 21st at 9pm SPECIAL!

Bobby Flay hosts this countdown of ten can’t-miss meals of a lifetime. From the ultimate backyard BBQ to the essential seaside crab-shack, these destinations are destined for everyone’s wish list!

 

Online, find location information, photos and more fun details about each restaurant featured in the special right after Bobby reveals them on the show. Join the dining dish with #Top10Restaurants.

 

DAYTIME PREMIERE EPISODES

 

Giada at Home

  • Premiering Sunday, December 7th at 10:30am – “An Italian Christmas” – HOLIDAY EPISODE!

Giada De Laurentiis hosts Christmas Eve dinner to celebrate The Feast of the Seven Fishes with her Italian family. Giada explains this traditional holiday event as she prepares Tangerine and Herb Branzino, New Orleans-Style Barbecued Shrimp and Crispy Oysters Rockefeller for an unforgettable holiday feast.

 

Guy’s Big Bite

  • Premiering Sunday, December 7th at 11am – “Guy’s Holiday On the Grill” – HOLIDAY EPISODE!

Guy Fieri is cooking a special holiday meal for his friends and family, with special guest chef G. Garvin. These two are cooking up Grilled Barbecue Short Ribs, creamy cheesy Roasted Red Pepper Polenta and Shaved Kale and Root Vegetable Salad.

 

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.

 

Do not miss two special holiday-themed episodes on Saturday, December 6th at 11am and Saturday, December 13th at 11am when The Kitchen crew share delicious holiday recipes, advice and more!-HOLIDAY EPISODES!

 

Online, check out exciting updates, including recipes from the show, behind-the-scenes photos and fun facts from the culinary department. Check out FN Dish to get one post each week written by one of the hosts, plus special giveaways.

 

Rewrapped

  • Premiering Saturday, December 6th at 1pm  – “Pudding Up a Fight”

The proof is in the Swiss Miss Triple Chocolate Dream pudding! Three chefs must impress the judges with their recreation of this snack to avoid elimination. But one chef’s overuse of white chocolate may spell disaster. Then in the Innovate Round, one Rewrapper decides to dress coleslaw with Swiss Miss pudding. Is it an outrage or a stroke of dreamy brilliance? Find out as Joey Fatonehosts this velvety episode of Rewrapped!

Judges: Marc Summers, Ken Hall, Hugh Mangum

  • Premiering Saturday, December 13th at 1pm  – “Hooked on a Candy Cane Feeling” –HOLIDAY EPISODE!

It is Rewrapped for the holidays! Three chefs sink their hooks into Hammond’s Candy Canes and hope to earn their stripes in the Recreate Round, but holiday cheer turns into fear when one chef struggles to shape their candy cane. Then in the Innovate Round, one chef makes candy cane syrup over seared scallops! Will the dish make the judge’s naughty or nice list? Find out as Joey Fatonehosts this very merry episode of Rewrapped!

Judges: Marc Summers, Andrew Schuman, Jackie Sorkin

  • Premiering Saturday, December 20th at 1pm  – “Oatmeal Raisin the Roof”

Three chefs put the pastry pedal to the metal to find out whose oatmeal is the real deal! They’ll have just 30 minutes to recreate the classic Pepperidge Farm Oatmeal Raisin Cookie. Then in the Innovate Round, the cookies hit the grill when one chef makes an oatmeal raisin cookie burger! Will the plan go up in smoke? Find out who’s raisin’ the roof as Joey Fatone hosts this episode ofRewrapped!

Judges: Marc Summers, Meredith Keiling, Jackie Sorkin

 

Southern at Heart

  • Premiering Sunday, December 7th at 12pm – “Gift Basket of Food” – HOLIDAY EPISODE!

The Phillips family has an annual tradition of making and exchanging delicious gift baskets and this year, Damaris Phillips is making simple and impressive pantry staples to give as gifts and using them in recipes to feed her crew. First, her homemade Bourbon Vanilla Extract serves as the base for decadent Spoon Fudge. Her homemade Steak Sauce is the perfect stuff to pour over Prime Rib Burgers, and Kale Caesar Salad is topped with Cornbread Croutons.

  • Premiering Sunday, December 14th at 12pm – “Card Game with Grampy”

Damaris and her beau, Darrick, have been getting bridge lessons from Damaris’ 99-year-old Grampy. Over an intimate card game, they will enjoy Creamy Tomato Soup and Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwiches and for a sweet finish Grampy’s favorite dessert, Pineapple Upside-Down Cake.

 

Trisha’s Southern Kitchen

  • Premiering Saturday, December 6th at 10:30am – “Christmas Eve Dinner” – HOLIDAY EPISODE!

Trisha and her sister, Beth, prepare their Christmas Eve dinner of Honey Mustard-Glazed Ham,Grits and Greens Casserole and Sautéed Parsnips and Carrots before heading to a candlelight service at church, where Trisha performs a special song. After the service, the pastor and his wife join the family back at the house for a Snappy Pear Crumble for dessert.

 

ON-AIR THEME BLOCKS


Holiday Weekends

  • Premiering Saturday, December 6th 7am – 12pm and Sunday, December 7th 7am – 2pm, Saturday, December 13th 7am – 12pm and Sunday, December 14th 7am – 2pm and Saturday, December 20th 7am – 12pm and Sunday, December 21st  7am – 2pm

For three festive weekends in December, Food Network shares holiday entertaining tips and recipes from your favorite chefs featuring new episodes from Farmhouse Rules, Giada at Home, Guy’s Big Bite, The Kitchen, Southern at Heart and Trisha’s Southern Kitchen.

 

Holiday Week on Food Network

  • Premiering Saturday, December 6th to December 11th 8pm – 11pm

Join Food Network for a week of primetime holiday cheer featuring seasonal episodes of Beat Bobby Flay, Chopped, Cutthroat Kitchen, Kitchen Inferno, Restaurant: Impossible and specialsOutrageous Christmas and The Pioneer Woman Cowboy Christmas.

 

DIGITAL CONTENT

 

Holiday Central

FoodNetwork.com is the destination for holiday recipes with top dishes from your favorite Food Network stars from the classic to the creative and everything in between!

 

Entertaining season is in full swing, so be prepared with top recipes to get the party started off right, like Tyler Florence’s Swedish meatballs, Bobby’s Flay’s lobster cocktail, Ina Garten’shomemade onion dip, plus happy hour tips from Ted Allen and culinary how-tos from the Food Network Kitchen experts.

 

Celebrate all season long with festive cocktails for every occasion! Find recipes for mingle-friendly punches, warm-you-up beverages like Bobby Flay’s mulled cider, classic holiday drinks like Alton Brown’s eggnog, and new cocktails guests are sure to love like Trisha Yearwood’s Gingerbread Martini. Kids and adults alike will appreciate crowd-pleasers like alcohol-free cranberry wassail, hot vanilla malted and classic hot cocoa recipes.

 

Celebrate Christmas with classics the family has been waiting for all year, like Bobby Flay’sprime rib, Giada De Laurentiis’ Christmas stuffing with bacon and Anne Burrell’s sticky toffee pudding. Once the gifts are unwrapped, it is time for Christmas breakfast, avoid last minute stress by preparing the day before with recipes for make-ahead breakfast casserole recipes, cinnamon buns, baked French toast and baked eggs. Plus, learn the stories and recipes behind foods from Christmas songs like wassail and roasted chestnuts.

 

Celebrate Hanukkah with braised brisket, crispy latkes, rugelach and homemade doughnuts, and perfect your technique for making Hanukkah favorites with step-by-step directions for making popular holiday dishes.

 

Find the best recipes for traditional Kwaanza mains and sides like sweet potato pie, collard greens, black-eyed peas, spoon bread, okra and macaroni and cheese.

 

Whether throwing a New Year’s Eve bash, a New Year’s Day brunch or a big family dinner to ring in 2015, you will host the most festive celebration yet with recipes like creative cocktails and inspired breakfast dishes. Master the skill of opening a champagne bottle, with an easy-to-follow guide, and in case you sip a little too much bubbly, get tips for curing a holiday hangover.

 

Holiday memories are made in the kitchen with cakes, cookies and other confections perfect for gift-giving and to enjoy at celebrations. Bake the best this season with top recipes for Giada’s De Laurentiis’ biscotti, Ina Garten’s sticky buns, Anne Burrell’s apple spice cake, Alton’s Brown’s red velvet cake and Bobby Flay’s gingerbread cupcakes, plus learn how to make a gingerbread house with expert step-by-step instructions, get the secrets for making Ina’s famous salted caramels and learn how to avoid baking disasters with Ron Ben Israel’s tips.

 

This fan-favorite roundup returns with selections from Food Network stars including Sunny Anderson, Alton Brown, Ree Drummond, Ina Garten, Alex Guarnaschelli, Jeff Mauro andTrisha Yearwood, plus a bonus cookie developed for social media fans by the chefs in Food Network Kitchen. Find expert tips on decorating holiday cookies, learn how to decorate gingerbread boys and girls, and home bakers can share their best cookies by uploading photos on FoodNetwork.com

 

Spend less time in the kitchen this holiday season and more time with family by relying on Food Network chefs’ best quick and easy recipes, from Sunny Anderson’s easiest-ever holiday ham, Ina Garten’s ready-in-an-hour filet of beef and Rachael Ray’s Five-Minute Fudge Wreath. FoodNetwork.com shares the best tips and recipe videos to catch up on Food Network chefs’ secrets and shortcuts for effortless holiday meals.

 

Holiday Guides

FoodNetwork.com is the destination for tips, tricks, hacks and how-tos to perfect the season.

 

Whether hosting a holiday celebration for the first time or the twenty-first time, FoodNetwork.com has everything the home cook requires for the best holiday-party season ever, including how to make homemade whipped cream, how to make a perfect crown roast, five ways to decorate with candles and much, much, more. Looking to make healthier choices this holiday season? FoodNetwork.com provides healthier versions of favorite holiday recipes (including lightened-up cheesecake), tips for avoiding holiday weight gain and facts on the health benefits of holiday herbs and spices for a happy and healthy holiday.

 

Tis the season for entertaining: make it easy and effortless with FoodNetwork.com’s best recipes for celebrating, plus chefs’ tips and how-to guides. Get Ted Allen’s tricks for stress-free entertaining, party-planning guides, Food Network Magazine’s 50 no-bake holiday treats, and a guide to setting up the perfect bar for a party.

Find decorating how-tos providing simple ideas for holiday decorating, like candy-themed centerpieces and holiday wreaths, that the whole family can enjoy making together. Check out go-to entertaining recipes, like Ree Drummond’s hot corn dip, Tyler Florence’s cheese fondue and Anne Burrell’s standing rib roast.

 

Looking for the perfect gifts for food-loving friends and family this holiday season? Food Network’s gift guide is the best resource for gift ideas both homemade and store-bought. Find recipes for cookies, fudge and caramels, plus tips on the best ways to wrap them for giving. Then find the perfect store-bought gift for everyone on your list – kids, men, women, bakers and cocktail lovers – from this year’s hottest cookbooks, the best artisanal condiments, kitchen and home décor to wearable food art and the latest baking tools.

 

For those on-the-go this season, FoodNetwork.com divulges the best spots across the country to find eggnog, gingerbread, hot chocolate, plus the best places to shop for edible gifts and the best spots to enjoy a holiday breakfast or brunch. Plus, FoodNetwork.com rounds up the best videos featuring holiday-themed restaurants to help plan a visit to these must-try hotspots during holiday travel.

 

Food Network Store gets in the holiday spirit this December with best-selling kitchen gadgets and new, exclusive Food Network fan gear. Dedicated to being the primary resource for kitchen products, cookbooks, and exclusive Food Network fan gear, Food Network Store is offering more exclusive products and deals than ever before. From Cutthroat Kitchen fan gear to Rachael Ray’s famous garbage bowl, Food Network Store has something for everyone.  For more information on Food Network Store’s holiday offers and great gift ideas, visitFoodNetworkStore.com.

 

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FOOD NETWORK (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers’ best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring, empowering and entertaining through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to more than 100 million U.S. households and up to 35 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine’s rate base has grown tenfold and is now the second largest monthly magazine on the newsstand, with over 11.6 million readers.  Headquartered in New York, Food Network has a growing international presence with programming in more than 150 countries, including 24-hour networks in the United Kingdom, Asia, and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), which also owns and operates Cooking Channel (www.cookingchanneltv.com), HGTV (www.hgtv.com), DIY Network (www.diynetwork.com), Travel Channel (www.travelchannel.com) and Great Americ
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