Here are some of the highlights of the Food Network programming scheduled to air on the channel in December:
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- The finale of Cake Wars: Christmas on Monday, December 14th at 9pm for $50,000.
- The finale of Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage on Wednesday, December 2nd at 9pm.
- The finale of Holiday Baking Championship on Sunday, December 20th at 9pm for $50,000.
- The finale of Guys Grocery Games: Tournament of Champions on Sunday, December 27th at 8pm.
- Holiday-themed episodes of pretty much every daytime and nighttime show throughout the month.
- An All-Star Holiday special on Wednesday, December 9th at 8pm where Food Network stars such as Giada De Laurentiis, Ree Drummond, Guy Fieri, Bobby Flay, Nancy Fuller and Ina Garten whip up their favorite dishes from their kitchen.
- A Celebrity Food Fight special on Wednesday, December 9th at 10pm hosted by Andy Richter.
- A daytime special called Christmas at Bobby's on Sunday, December 13th at 1pm where Food Network stars such as Sunny Anderson, Anne Burrell, Scott Conant, Alex Guarnaschelli, Eddie Jackson, Katie Lee and Geoffrey Zakarian are over Bobby's house to cook their favorite Christmas dishes with him.
- A Chopped episode with Cooking Channel stars on Tuesday, December 8th at 10pm featuring Gabriele Corcos, Roger Mooking, Kelsey Nixon and Jim Stacy.
- New primetime episodes of Beat Bobby Flay, Chopped, Chopped Junior, Cutthroat Kitchen, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Guilty Pleasures, Mystery Diners, Top Five Restaurants, and Unwrapped 2.0.
- New daytime episodes of Brunch @ Bobby’s, Farmhouse Rules, Giada’s Holiday Handbook, Guy’s Big Bite, The Kitchen, Southern at Heart, Patricia Heaton Parties, The Pioneer Woman and Valerie’s Home Cooking.
Press release with episode descriptions and air dates is below:
FOOD NETWORK UNWRAPS HOLIDAY SPECIALS AND SWEET FINALES, ALONG WITH HOLIDAY-THEMED PROGRAMMING THOUGHOUT DECEMBER!
Don’t Miss the Finales of Cake Wars: Christmas, Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage, Holiday Baking Championship and Guy’s Grocery Games: Tournament of Champions
Plus: FoodNetwork.com is Holiday Central with recipes and entertaining tips for the season, including the annual 12 Days of Cookies!
Food Network celebrates the season with themed specials, not-to-be-missed finales and holiday-themed episodes throughout December! Kicking off the month, host Alton Brown is behind the merry mayhem in the finale of Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage on Wednesday, December 2nd at 9pm, when the four winners from the prior heats compete to win up to $75,000 for the charity of their choice in a super-sized superstar chef showdown! Then, Alfonso Ribeiro unwraps holiday tradition in a special Unwrapped 2.0: Festive Foods on Monday, December 7th at 8pm, featuring a behind-the-scenes look at some of America’s favorite seasonal snacks and sweets. Next up, Andy Richter hosts the ultimate holiday dinner party with celebrities and chefs pairing up and facing off in a series of fast-paced food games in Celebrity Food Fight premiering Wednesday, December 9th at 10pm. Host Robert Irvine comes to town on Thursday, December 10th at 9pm to spread holiday cheer to kids of all ages at the City Kids Wilderness Project in special Holiday: Impossible. Then, the oven mitts come off and the sugar flies in two holiday tournament finales! The two remaining teams of expert bakers battle to create the ultimate gingerbread house while overcoming challenging obstacles for a chance at the $50,000 prize in the finale of Cake Wars: Christmas, hosted by Jonathan Bennett, on Monday, December 14th at 9pm. On Sunday, December 20th at 9pm, the three remaining bakers compete on the finale of Holiday Baking Championship, under the watchful eye of host Bobby Deen and judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale, as they create their most sensational confections yet and vie for the grand prize and chance to be crowned Holiday Baking Champion! The competition continues to heat up on Sunday, December 27th at 8pm with the finale of Guy’s Grocery Games: Tournament of Champions, as the final four champs compete for the title of Triple G Grand Champion and the largest prize in Guy’s Grocery Games history! Also on the holiday menu are themed episodes of Beat Bobby Flay, Chopped, Chopped Junior, Cutthroat Kitchen, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Guilty Pleasures, Mystery Diners and Top Five Restaurants.
In daytime, Ina Garten celebrates the season with a great winter weekend of food and fun in the Berkshires, followed by a fabulous Christmas Eve lunch for friends in A Barefoot Holiday premiering Sunday, December 6th at 1pm. Bobby Flay is celebrating the season too as he invites some very special friends over for holiday fun and a fabulous potluck feast in special Christmas at Bobby’s premiering Sunday, December 13th at 1pm. The daytime lineup celebrates the holidays all month long with themed episodes of Brunch @ Bobby’s, Farmhouse Rules, Giada’s Holiday Handbook, Guy’s Big Bite, The Kitchen, Southern at Heart, The Pioneer Woman and Valerie’s Home Cooking.
Give back this holiday season using #BakeItForward and help Food Network donate one million meals to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry, the national nonprofit ending childhood hunger. Now through December 31st, just bake a holiday treat and share a photo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram of your holiday baking, tagging and nominating a friend using #BakeItForward. For each #BakeItForward share, Food Network will donate $1 to No Kid Hungry towards the goal of serving 1 million meals to children in need.
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PRIMETIME PREMIERE EPISODES
All-Star Holidays- Premiering Wednesday, December 9th at 8pm – HOLIDAY SPECIAL!
Special All-Star Holidays cooks up favorite holiday recipes from the kitchens of the Food Network family, as Giada De Laurentiis, Ree Drummond, Guy Fieri, Bobby Flay, Nancy Fuller and Ina Garten share their best tips and secrets for whipping up holiday classics. Join them as they make delicious and irresistible holiday dishes, including oysters Rockefeller, Christmas ham, juicy prime rib, spiced cider and red velvet cupcakes.
American Diner Revival
Premiering Friday, December 4th at 9pm – “Degreasing the Greeks”
The Greeks diner has been feeding the hardworking men and women of Kearny, New Jersey for almost 50 years, but now this mom-and-pop diner is in danger of closing its doors because of its overindulgent greasy spoon fare. With less than two days to spare, can chef Amanda Freitag and renovation expert Ty Pennington degrease the restaurant with a transformation and updated, hearty Greek items?
Premiering Friday, December 11th at 9pm -“>From Cluttered Kitchen to Southern Family Picnic”
Liz’s Kitchen in Goodlettsville, Tennessee is one of the last mom-and-pop diners in town, but it is struggling because the cluttered, mismatched menu and decor are keeping new customers from coming in. Can chef Amanda Freitag and renovation expert Ty Pennington devise a plan that embraces the flavors of the south with a modern picnic twist?
Premiering Friday, December 18th at 9pm -“From Dingy to Divey to Funky and Functional”
The Hermitage Cafe was once a hopping late-night hangout in Nashville, but lately it looks more like a haggard historic eyesore with grimy grub and drab decor. Chef Amanda Freitag and renovation expert Ty Pennington only have two days to clean up this dirty dive, amp up the funky and make it functional!
Online, find before-and-after transformations, find recipes from the diners and exclusive interviews with the hosts. Join the revival with #DinerRevival.
Beat Bobby Flay
Premiering Thursday, December 3rd at 10pm -“Hook, Line and Sinker”
It is an upstream battle as hotel chef Roy Breiman and restaurant chef Vaughn Crenshaw go head-to-head for the chance to beat Bobby Flay. Chopped judge Scott Conant and Today Show co-host Willie Geist cast their lines for the best chef to take him down.
Premiering Thursday, December 10th at 10pm -“Roasting on an Open Fire” – HOLIDAY EPISODE!
Chopped judge Alex Guarnaschelli and magician Penn Jillette are hoping for a Christmas miracle, beating Bobby Flay. Moroccan French chef Adil Fawzi and New Jersey chef Ariane Duarte faceoff in the hopes of receiving the best gift of all, a win over Bobby.
Premiering Thursday, December 17th at 10pm -“Poking and Prodding”
Comedian Judy Gold teams up with The Kitchen co-host Katie Lee for the chance to poke fun at their dear friend Bobby Flay. Las Vegas titan Alex Stratta, and Iranian chef Houman Gohary are not here to play games as they compete with the hopes to take on Bobby, but who will have the last laugh?
Online, find recipes from the show, find exclusive clips and fear from Beat Bobby Flay’s culinary producer to learn how she outfits the set with tools and ingredients for Bobby and the competitors. Join the conversation with #BeatBobbyFlay.
Cake Wars: Christmas
Premiering Monday, December 7th at 9pm – “Charlie Brown Celebrates” – HOLIDAY EPISODE!
Only three teams remain and they must prove their talents in challenges celebrating the 50th anniversary of “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” In the Stocking Stuffer Challenge, they deck out Snoopy’s dog house for the holidays. Then, in Santa’s Mega Challenge, they are tasked to create the ultimate Charlie Brown Christmas party. Host Jonathan Bennett presides over the action as Lindsay Schultz, artist and granddaughter of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schultz, joins judges Charles Phoenix and Sherry Yard to help decide who takes the cake and moves on to the finale.
Premiering Monday, December 14th at 9pm – “Ultimate Gingerbread House” – SEASON FINALE!
The final two teams battle one last time. Host Jonathan Bennett gets the action started with the Stocking Stuffer Challenge, where the teams must make eye-popping, edible snow globes. Then, in Santa’s Mega Challenge they are challenged to create the ultimate gingerbread house. Golden Globe-nominated actress Monica Potter joins Charles Phoenix and Sherry Yard to judge in the grand finale. Only one team will jingle all the way home as the winner of $50,000.
Online, get in the sweet spirit with photos highlighting the seasonal creations, exclusive tours of the set, funny and festive behind-the-scenes videos, the premiere episode and more. Share sweet sentiments with #CakeWars.
Celebrity Food Fight – Premiering Wednesday, December 9th at 10pm – SPECIAL!
Andy Richter hosts the ultimate holiday dinner party, where celebrities and chefs pair up and face-off in a series of fast-paced food games. As each course is served, so is a new round of competition, from blind taste-testing with a twist to “cooking the books,” featuring celebrity cookbooks – both real and not. The games are on, and Andy is putting the stars’ food knowledge and skills to the test!
Premiering Tuesday, December 1st at 10pm – “Mac and Cheese”
In this competition, every round features the food pair with a powerful bond — macaroni and cheese! The competitors come out strong in the appetizer round with sophisticated mac and cheese dishes that include Swiss chard. Then in the entree round, when one chef leaves cheese out of their dish, will it add up to approval from the judges? A time-crunch in the dessert round leaves one of the chefs dashing to get all components on the plate.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Maneet Chauhan, Alex Guarnaschelli, Aarón Sánchez
Premiering Thursday, December 3rd at 8pm – “Chopped Desserts!”
The normal Chopped rounds have been replaced with chocolate, candy and cake for this special competition, featuring four pastry chefs. In the first round, the judges are drawn in as they watch the competitors make delicious chocolate dishes that include Mississippi mud pie and cherries. Then in the second round, the chefs must incorporate something bubbly and something crispy into their candy creations. The finalists have an hour to mix, bake and decorate cakes that contain rice and avocadoes.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Alex Guarnaschelli, Johnny Iuzzini, Geoffrey Zakarian
Premiering Tuesday, December 8th at 10pm – “Holiday Cooking” – HOLIDAY EPISODE!
Faster than a speeding reindeer, Cooking Channel stars Gabriele Corcos, Roger Mooking, Kelsey Nixon and Jim Stacy are set to take on a holiday challenge in the Chopped kitchen, with $10,000 on the line for their favorite charity. The beautiful appetizer basket features a whole roasted goose. Then after a meat-and-potatoes entree round, the two finalists open the dessert basket to find some fruit and some pie dough. Will they take the hint or take a more creative approach?
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Marcus Samuelsson, Aarón Sánchez, Geoffrey Zakarian
Premiering Thursday, December 10th at 8pm – “In-Laws, In Teams!”
They are family by marriage, and teammates in this competition: pairs of mothers and daughters-in-law are taking over the Chopped kitchen! In the appetizer round, a boozy accessory and a standard leftover are part of the challenge. In the entree round, the remaining teams find odd eggs and mashed potatoes in the baskets. A subtropical fruit and a gooey bread are two of the surprise ingredients that the final teams must conquer in their desserts.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Maneet Chauhan, Amanda Freitag, Alex Guarnaschelli
Premiering Tuesday, December 15th at 10pm – “Family Affair”
A mom, dad, son and aunt who work in the same restaurant go head-to-head in the Chopped kitchen. In the first round, one family member’s grill pan gets taken over by two relatives. In the entree round, chicken breasts seem like an easy protein to work with, but how will the chefs fare with the other mystery ingredients? The final two family members make desserts using dried fruit and a very sweet cake.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Maneet Chauhan, Marc Murphy, Geoffrey Zakarian
Premiering Thursday, December 17th at 8pm – “Battle of the Grandpas”
Four beloved grandfathers fight it out in the Chopped kitchen in hopes of making their families proud. In the first round, a breakfast starch and a classic soda fountain choice are two of the mystery basket ingredients. Then in the entree round, beef and peanut butter taffy bites are what’s for dinner. In the final round, featuring a homey pie and a fresh fruit, one of the granddads experiences a moment of confusion, resulting in a potentially costly mishap.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Maneet Chauhan, Aarón Sánchez, Chris Santos
Premiering Tuesday, December 22nd at 10pm – “Secrets of Winning”
Think you have what it takes to win Chopped? Join host Ted Allen and take a look back at some of the most bizarre baskets, wildest mishaps and most creative cooking moments from America’s most pressure-packed cooking competition. Learn how to cook your way to becoming the next Chopped Champion with insider info on tackling the basket, beating the clock and impressing the judges!
Online, catch behind-the-scenes photos, video highlights, including two new episodes of the companion web series Chopped After Hours. In this exclusive series, the judges will take on festive mystery baskets seen on the show. Look forward to a holiday-themed episode in which Scott Conant, Aarón Sánchez and Geoffrey Zakarian tackle beef tenderloin, ginger snap cocktail, potato latkes and tsimis. Join the conversation at #Chopped.
Premiering Tuesday, December 1st at 8pm – “Adorably Ambitious”
Four new junior chefs arrive in the kitchen to show they are already cooking like pros, and chefs Scott Conant and Madison Cowan are joined by actress Mila Kunis to judge the competition. In the first round, the young chefs receive both yummy and yucky ingredients for appetizers, then aim for a perfect salmon dish in the entree round. For dessert, they must transform an iconic cake into something new and delicious.
Host: Ted Allen
Premiering Tuesday, December 8th at 8pm – “Culinary Elves” – HOLIDAY EPISODE!
Four new junior chefs get into the spirit of the season as they create a feast for the judges, former White House chef Sam Kass, Food Network’s Marc Murphy and Martha Stewart! In the appetizer round, the walls of gingerbread houses come down, and for entrees, the young cooks must make sweet ingredients work with leg of lamb. Finally, everyone is happy to see snowmen made of doughnuts in the dessert basket.
Host: Ted Allen
Premiering Tuesday, December 15th t 8pm – “Cereal Miracles”
A new group of junior chefs brings their enthusiasm to the Chopped kitchen and seeks approval from the judges: model Camila Alves and chefs Michelle Bernstein and Scott Conant. They find shellfish and a dried seafood snack in the appetizer basket, but tears come when one competitor hears that time is up. The entree round features cereal and a beautiful cut of meat, but using a pre-baked cake inventively in dessert is a big challenge.
Host: Ted Allen
Premiering Tuesday, December 22nd at 8pm – “Future Stars”
Four junior chefs with an appetite for long-term success square off in front of a special panel of judges, including former professional boxer Laila Ali and chefs Marc Murphy and Sam Talbot. The appetizer basket includes a creepy-crawly snack and fried onions, and a canned product is met with disdain in the entree round. Finally, they must balance several super-sweet items in their desserts.
Host: Ted Allen
Premiering Tuesday, December 29th at 8pm – “Birthday Cake Crush”
There is double trouble in the kitchen, as this group of young competitors includes twin sisters! They have to work hard to impress the judges, former professional boxer Laila Ali and chefs Aarón Sánchez and Art Smith. In the first round, cookies and veggies are mandatory ingredients, and in the entree basket, they are surprised by a beautiful birthday cake. For dessert, the final two chefs must marry salty with sweet.
Host: Ted Allen
Online, do not miss the top moments of the season and exclusive interviews with the celebrity guest judges. Join the fun with #ChoppedJunior.
Premiering Sunday, December 6th at 10pm -“A Dingo Ate My Dutch Baby”
Two chefs have to make Dutch baby pancakes while playing Double Dutch! Two chefs join the Queen’s guard while making bangers and mash. Finally, one chef has to snap photos while making ginger snaps.
Host: Alton Brown Judge: Simon Majumdar
Premiering Wednesday, December 9th at 9pm -“Naughty vs. Nice” – HOLIDAY EPISODE!
In a special holiday episode, three chefs have to harvest ingredients from Christmas stockings to make a party dip. Then, two chefs must pull around Santa in his sleigh while preparing a beef tenderloin dinner. Finally, one chef has to make their snack for Santa in Santa’s workshop.
Host: Alton Brown Judge: Antonia Lofaso
Premiering Sunday, December 13th at 10pm -“We Don’t Need Another Gyro”
An old trend makes a comeback as one chef planks as they make crab cake benedict. One chef has to make a gyro while spinning around on a giant spit. Finally, one chef has to make rhubarb pie in a pi pan.
Host: Alton Brown Judge: Simon Majumdar
Premiering Wednesday, December 16th at 9pm -“Holi-Dazed and Confused” – HOLIDAY EPISODE!
In this special holiday episode, two chefs have to prep their Christmas quiche on a pile of snow. Then, two chefs must make a duck dinner while sitting on Santa’s lap. Finally, one chef has to make their eggnog dessert in a giant snow globe.
Host: Alton Brown Judge: Jet Tila
Premiering Sunday, December 20th at 10pm -“Get Rich or Die Frying”
Two chefs make a Hawaiian pizza on a swaying hula prep station. While making shrimp stir-fry, one chef has to ride around in a shrimped-out ride. Finally, one chef has to make a candy bar in an actual bar.
Host: Alton Brown Judge: Jet Tila
Premiering Sunday, December 27th at 10pm -“I Crisped a Grill and Liked It”
One chef has to make potato pancakes with tiny tools stuck in potato people. Then, two chefs have to make tandoori chicken while their arms are strapped in tandem. Finally, one chef has to make a crisp while working on an ab bench.
Host: Alton Brown Judge: Simon Majumdar
Online, get an extra taste of eviliciousness with FoodNetwork.com’s original digital series. In Alton’s After Show, Alton reveals the sabotages to the judges, who discuss the Cutthroat tasks. In Testing the Sabotages, get an inside look as the test kitchen demos how a sabotage can (or can’t) be defeated. Follow the mischief and strategy on Twitter using #CutthroatKitchen.
Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage
Premiering Wednesday, December 2nd at 9pm – “Superstar Sabotage Finale: It’s Raining Ramen” – TOURNAMENT FINALE!
Winners from prior heats compete to win up to $75,000 for the charity of their choice. In the first round, one chef has to cook fish sticks in a weather chamber. Then, two chefs make ramen while starring in a giant monster movie. For the final sabotage, one chef has to cook dessert with both hands behind their back.
Host: Alton Brown Judge: Simon Majumdar
Online, look for a superstar-studded page packed with behind-the-scenes photos and videos, interviews with the winners of each heat, plus series Testing the Sabotages and new episodes of Alton’s After Show. Follow the mischief and strategy on Twitter using #CutthroatKitchen.
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
Premiering Friday, December 4th at 10pm – “Isle-Talian”
This trip, Guy dives into an island-Italian mashup. In Plymouth, Massachusetts, a colorful joint dishes out a unique plantain sandwich and wings gone bananas. In Colorado Springs, a neighborhood Italian spot serves up outrageous arancini and real-deal veal. A few miles away, a Caribbean-pasta joint cooks up jerk chicken penne and a surprising curry “vegetti” dish.
Premiering Friday, December 11th at 8pm – “Holiday Hoopla” – HOLIDAY EPISODE!
This trip, Guy Fieri celebrates the holidays with dishes perfect for the season. In California, he hits up joints cooking up savory stuffing and latkes. In Nashville, he dives into sugar-glazed ham and holiday tamales. In Denver and Florida, he visits Jewish delis mastering matzo ball soup and knishes. Plus, there is even a trip to Alaska for mouthwatering meat and a real North Pole culinary celebration.
Premiering Friday, December 18th at 10pm – “East-West Flavorfest”
This trip, Guy cruises from east to west for a taste of Asian and Americana. In Washington D.C., a funky underground joint serves knockout dumplings and delicious ramen. In Atlantic City, a pizza parlor fires up cheeseburger pie and chicken vodka. In Colorado Springs, a comfort food cafe goes big with their Rocky Mountain roast beef and king-sized cinnamon rolls.
Premiering Monday, December 7th at 10pm – “Holiday Decadence” – HOLIDAY EPISODE!
‘Tis the season to be guilty, and in this special holiday edition, celebrities and Food Network stars reveal their most coveted holiday treats. Carla Hall shares her giant cannoli obsession, actor David Arquette and his wife Christina McLarty confess their love for a deep-fried turkey and Sherri Shepard risks it all for a banana pudding!
Premiering Monday, December 14th at 10pm – “Holy Moly Burgers!”
Burgers, hot dogs, and pork, oh my! Celebrities and Food Network stars alike are sharing their most decadent food finds, like Duff Goldman’s giant burger with donuts for buns, and Gail Simmons’ peanut butter and jelly “cruffin.” Plus, Anne Burrell reveals an extreme pork dish, and find out why Michael Symon’s hot dog of choice is called “The Mother of All Dogs.”
Premiering Monday, December 21st at 10pm – “Cheesiest and Meatiest”
Food Network stars and celebrities are sharing their most indulgent Guilty Pleasures! Buddy Valastro takes us to New Jersey for the cheesiest, meatiest cheesesteak around, while Rocco DiSpirito gets down with some mouthwatering fried chicken for two. In Texas, Fabio Viviani chows down on a green chili mac and cheese and Tia Mowry reveals her favorite “explosive” pizza!
Premiering Monday, December 28th at 10pm – “Pig Out!”
Celebrities and Food Network stars are ‘fessing up and revealing their Guilty Pleasures! Duff Goldman builds a pizza with a ton of toppings and Bobby Deen goes for a burger with a kick. Salt-N-Pepa reveal their favorite dinner and dessert combo, and Aarón Sánchez takes on a four-pound pork sandwich!
Online, check out the guilty pleasures featured on the show, and browse FoodNetwork.com’s Restaurants section for more city restaurant guides, eatery suggestions, the latest restaurant trends and much more. Share guilty food pleasures with #GuiltyPleasures.
Guy’s Grocery Games: Tournament of Champions
Premiering Sunday, December 6th at 8pm – “Tournament of Champions: Part 2”
Four returning champs are out to prove their first win was no fluke when they make their best breakfast featuring ingredients like frozen kale and kumquats from Guy’s Grocery List! Next, the chefs are challenged to make a hearty sandwich and side, but can only shop the odd-numbered aisles. The finalists must shop for the Red Light Special, olives, for their decadent dinner even though they are told the store will be closing in a few minutes. The winner gets a repeat Shopping Spree and a spot in the finale.
Judges: Troy Johnson, Brian Malarkey, Catherine McCord
Premiering Sunday, December 13th at 8pm – “Tournament of Champions: Part 3”
Four returning champs battle it out for more money and a spot in the Tournament of Champions finale. First, the chefs must use both their cooking and spelling skills to make an adventurous lunch using only ingredients that begin with “M.” Next, the champions are challenged to make their best dish fusing the flavors of Greece and China! Finally, the remaining two chefs will have to create a contemporary American dinner with coconut prepared two ways, using items from only three aisles!
Judges: Melissa d’Arabian, Richard Blais, Duskie Estes
Premiering Sunday, December 20th at 8pm – “Tournament of Champions: Part 4”
Four returning champs first must prove they are upper crust by making a pizza without using any traditional pizza ingredients. Next, the chefs must search the store for clues that lead to the mandatory ingredients in their best Asian dish. Then, the finalists must face the feared Food Wheel and make an extravagant dinner using a randomly selected protein and money amount. The winning chef will get to go on their second Shopping Spree and a shot at becoming the GGG Grand Champion!
Judges: Melissa d’Arabian, Richard Blais, Catherine McCord
Premiering Sunday, December 27th at 8pm – “Tournament of Champions: Finale” – TOURMANENT FINALE!
It is the ultimate throw down as the final four champs compete for the title of GGG Grand Champion! First, these two-time winners discover the road to victory will not be easy when they are forced to make a hearty lunch with a total of seven ingredients from the canned or frozen sections only! Then, they must conquer the Fieri Food Pyramid and prepare their best breakfast using odd items you would never think of putting in a morning meal. The two remaining contenders bowl to determine which aisles they can shop for their winner’s dinner before they get caught off guard by a station swap. Only one will be crowned the first-ever GGG Grand Champion and become the biggest prizewinner in Guy’s Grocery Games history!
Judges: Richard Blais, Troy Johnson, Aarti Sequeira
Online, relive the top moments of the tournament, read interviews and exclusives with the judges, take a smart grocery quiz and much more. Follow the games with #GroceryGames.
Holiday Baking Championship
Premiering Sunday, December 6th at 9pm – “World Class Classics”
Every culture has their own holiday traditions, and the four remaining bakers celebrate a couple of favorites by reinventing two Hanukkah classics: rugelach and macaroons. Then, they must create their own unique version of a holiday croquembouche.
Host: Bobby Deen Judges: Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman, Lorraine Pascale
Premiering Sunday, December 13th at 9pm – “Re-Gifting”
Re-gifting is the theme of the week, as the five remaining bakers must make a candy apple dessert inspired by a candy apple gift, then figure out how turn the contents of a traditional gift basket into a delicious dessert.
Host: Bobby Deen Judges: Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman, Lorraine Pascale
Premiering Sunday, December 20th at 9pm – “Holiday Hoopla” – SEASON FINALE!
The last three bakers must show off their decorating chops in order to finally be crowned Holiday Baking Champion! First, they must bake and beautifully decorate a sugar cookie tree. Then, in the final heat, the bakers need to transform their assigned holiday tradition into an intricately decorated cake.
Host: Bobby Deen Judges: Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman, Lorraine Pascale
Online, meet the competitors, see highlights from the show and explore holiday baking recipes and how-to’s. Do not miss digital original series Duff’s Sweet Spot, in which judge Duff Goldman offers tips and tricks and recipes for the bold to try his magical desserts at home. Join the baking banter with #HolidayBakingChampionship.
Holiday: Impossible – Premiering Thursday, December 10th at 9pm – HOLIDAY SPECIAL!
For the holidays, Robert Irvine is heading west to Jackson Hole, Wyoming to visit the City Kids Wilderness Project, a camp in the heart of the Grand Teton Mountains that welcomes at-risk teens from the inner city of Washington, D.C. Robert gives back by redoing three of their spaces in just three days, updating their 25-year old facilities full of broken equipment, and disorganized and under-utilized space. As Robert get to know the campers, he is inspired to add more special surprises and a cook a huge barbecue with help from chef Stephanie Izard.
Online, relive the touching transformation in photos, and see before-and-after shots and mash-up videos of Robert’s most-memorable restaurant makeovers. Join the conversation with #RestaurantImpossible.
Premiering Wednesday, December 2nd at 10pm – “Unhappy Holidays” – HOLIDAY EPISODE!
Nirav, owner of Smokin’ Barrel in Hoboken, New Jersey, contacts Charles Stiles to investigate after noticing a decline in sales every holiday season. Mystery Diners Dennis and Jamie go undercover and discover a suspicious sidewalk solicitor.
Online, find clips, go behind-the-scenes and learn how host Charles Stiles started his business.
Premiering Thursday, December 3rd at 9pm – “Ambush: Facing Fears”
Host Robert Irvine is called to the Cape Horn Family Restaurant in Red Lion, Pennsylvania after receiving a plea for help from the owner Joni’s husband, Barry. Joni is having trouble paying the bills and has lost control of her staff, but after Robert installs hidden cameras, he realizes it is Joni herself who needs work. As Robert navigates a rollercoaster of emotions with Joni, he aims to help her face her fears and repair her self-confidence in order to change her staff and, more importantly, herself.
Premiering Thursday, December 17th at 9pm – “Ambush: Special Delivery”
For his next mission, host Robert Irvine heads to La Casa Bianca in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey to give the owner, Paul, the surprise of a lifetime. Paul’s daughter, Megan, reached out to Robert for help after noticing the restaurant floundering and her father losing his passion for the business. It is up to Robert to help reignite Paul’s fire and get him back in the game!
Online, hear from the owners and find out what happens after Robert visits with weekly Restaurant Revisited epilogues. Join the conversation with #RestaurantImpossible.
Top 5 Restaurants
Premiering Monday, December 7th at 10:30pm – “Best for the Holidays” – HOLIDAY EPISODE!
Hosts Sunny Anderson and Geoffrey Zakarian share the best destinations for the holiday season, including Hanukkah celebrations in New York City, tamale throw downs in Santa Fe and buffets in Las Vegas. Get in the holiday mood with these festive meals, from steaks in a broiler to a feast of seven fish over pasta to succulent carved pork!
Premiering Monday, December 14th at 10:30pm -“Best Desserts”
Hosts Sunny Anderson and Geoffrey Zakarian have the cure for sweet tooth cravings! Grab a spoon and a plate as Top 5 digs into a monstrous cake in Chicago, an Oakland banana that could be split five ways and a one-of-a-kind snowy treat in New Orleans.
Premiering Monday, December 21st at 10:30pm -“Best Brunch”
Breakfast plus lunch equals delicious! From saucy Southwestern eggs to cinnamon roll French toast, pot roast hash and a whole chicken dinner on a bun, hosts Sunny Anderson and Geoffrey Zakarian share the top five brunches in the land.
Online, check out the top restaurants featured on the show, and browse FoodNetwork.com’s Restaurants section for more city restaurant guides, eatery suggestions, the latest restaurant trends and much more. Join the conversation with #TopFive.
Premiering Saturday, December 5th at 8pm – “Snack Bar”
Host Alfonso Ribeiro is here to help explore some snack bar treats, starting with cool and refreshing Junior Mints and their signature dimple. For dessert on the go, find out about Nemo’s Carrot Cake Squares and Tasty Kake’s individual cherry pies. Then, a salty fix is satisfied as the trick to the unique pretzel shape of Snyder’s Lance Pretzel Snaps is revealed.
Premiering Saturday, December 5th at 8:30pm – “Play with Your Food”
Host Alfonso Ribeiro says it is okay to play with your food, especially these tasty treats! From super-sized Fatboy Ice Cream Sandwiches to super-seasoned Wise Onion Rings to playful Melville Candy Glitter Mustache Lollipops, it is all about fun. Plus, Nemo’s Bakery shows how they create their Pull Apart Cinnamon Bread for ultimate fun and flavor.
Premiering Saturday, December 12th at 8pm – “Love is in the Air”
It is a food lovefest on this episode, as host Alfonso Ribeiro gets the lowdown on the sweet messages imprinted on Necco’s classic Sweet Hearts and finds out how the Perfect Bite packs so much flavor into their Caramelized Onion and Feta Pastry Kisses. Then, get to the heart of how See’s Candy makes their beautiful Pink Fondant Bon Bons, and find out why moms everywhere love Traditional Baking Company’s Heart Cookies.
Premiering Saturday, December 19th at 8pm – “Sticky Situation”
Host Alfonso Ribeiro has found himself in a bit of a sticky situation! He shares how Necco’s Slapstix lollipop gets those colorful swirls and what makes Long Grove Confectionary’s Toffee so satisfyingly sticky, chewy and crunchy. Then, find out how Pace Bars use a unique freezing technique on their popsicles and see how Casper’s Fatboy puts an ice cream sundae on a stick!
Premiering Saturday, December 19th at 8:30pm – “Sugar and Spice”
It is sugar and spice and everything nice as host Alfonso Ribeiro shows how Sriracha hot sauce and Tina’s Chimichangas amp up the spice factor in their tasty treats. On the sugary side, see how Fannie May’s Mint Meltaways hit all the right sweet spots, and finally, see what Edelweiss Chocolate’s Toffeemallow factory has in common with a famous television episode.
Premiering Saturday, December 26th at 8pm – “Global Goodies!”
The world gets a little smaller when host Alfonso Ribeiro shares the secrets behind globally-inspired goodies. See how Jarlsberg cheese gets its holes and why the Idaho Candy Company made a confection shaped like a potato. Then, learn how the iconic Chef Boyardee fills their mini ravioli and find out the science behind Chobani Greek Yogurt!
Online, find show clips, meet the host and find photos. Join the conversation on Twitter using #Unwrapped.
Unwrapped 2.0: Festive Foods- Premiering Monday, December 7th at 8pm – HOLIDAY SPECIAL!
Host Alfonso Ribeiro rings in the holidays with a feast of festive foods! Find out how Ocean Spray’s jellied cranberry sauce gets that famous wiggle and why Wick’s pumpkin pie is so creamy. Then, discover how Dr. Praeger’s potato latkes fry up just right and how they get the snap in Willa’s Shortbread gingersnaps. Get inside information on stocking stuffers like Spangler Candy Company’s colorful candy canes and Melville Candy’s jolly Christmas tree lollipops, and see why you’ll want to fill your holiday gift baskets with Long Grove’s beautiful harvest bar and Valerie Confections’ fruit cakes and peppermint bark. Finally, toast to the New Year with CH Distillery’s smooth Chestnut Liqueur!
DAYTIME PREMIERE EPISODES
A Barefoot Holiday – Premiering Sunday, December 6th at 1pm – HOLIDAY SPECIAL!
It is the week before the holidays and Ina Garten and her husband, Jeffrey, are on a getaway in the Berkshires with friends, kicking off the festive season with a great winter weekend of food and fun. Then, on Christmas Eve back in East Hampton, Ina’s throwing a fabulous Berkshires-inspired lunch for friends, and the holiday magic happens with a festive midnight feast for two.
Online, find recipes served in the special and browse photos of memorable scenes to let Ina’s wintry holiday in the Northeast inspire your own holiday menu! Join the celebration with #BarefootContessa.
Brunch @ Bobby’s
Premiering Sunday, December 6th at 12:30pm – “Holiday Leftover Brunch” – HOLIDAY EPISODE!
Holiday dinner transforms into a jaw-dropping brunch at host Bobby Flay’s house! His festive menu features Egg and Ham Empanadas with a Piquillo Pepper Sauce, Cinnamon-Maple-Oat Biscotti with a Yogurt Dip and Red Velvet Hot Chocolate with Cream Cheese-Marshmallow Whipped Cream.
Premiering Sunday, December 13th at 12:30pm – “Home for the Holidays Brunch” – HOLIDAY EPISODE!
Host Bobby Flay gets in the holiday spirit with comforting dishes like Baked Chimichangas with Smoky Black Beans topped with an Avocado-Tomato-Watercress Salsa, and fluffy Pumpkin-Ricotta Pancakes drizzled with a Spiced Apple Caramel Sauce. Then, he toasts to holiday cheer with a batch of Orange-Cranberry Margaritas!
Christmas at Bobby’s – Premiering Sunday, December 13th at 1pm – HOLIDAY SPECIAL!
It is Christmas at Bobby Flay’s house, and he invited his Food Network friends to crash at his place and partake in some holiday festivities. Sunny Anderson, Anne Burrell, Scott Conant, Alex Guarnaschelli, Eddie Jackson, Katie Lee and Geoffrey Zakarian wake up bright and early to cook their favorite Christmas dishes with Bobby. Bobby’s got a Prime Rib Roast for the main attraction, while the rest of the gang pulls together the ultimate pot luck, including Parmigiano and Guanciale Risotto with Brussels Sprouts, Dover Sole Meuniere, Sweet Potato and Turnip Gratin, Stuffed Poblano Peppers, Coquitos, Black Forest Trifle and Sweet Potato Rum Pie. It would not be Christmas without gifts, so they finish the day with Secret Santa!
Online, find recipes for the dishes featured in the special and see photo highlights to let Bobby’s festive celebration with fellow chefs spur some ideas for your own holiday fete! Join the holiday chatter with #ChristmasAtBobbys.
Premiering Saturday, December 5th at 10:30am – “A Farmer’s Family Christmas” – HOLIDAY EPISODE!
Nancy Fuller is celebrating Christmas Eve with ease, making Crown Roast of Pork with Chestnut Sausage Stuffing, Glazed Carrots with Marjoram, and Christmas Cookies for Santa! Along with the delicious meal come time-honored traditions, like trimming the tree, opening presents and an after-dinner Ice Cream Egg Nog for the adults.
Online, find top recipes, find out more about Nancy and find behind-the-scenes photos from Nancy’s farm.
Giada’s Holiday Handbook
Premiering Sunday, December 6th at 11am -“Holiday Desserts” – HOLIDAY EPISODE!
Giada De Laurentiis hosts a decadent holiday-themed cocktail party for her girlfriends that is all about indulgent desserts and sparkling cocktails. Giada creates Orange Mousse with Ginger Snap Crumble, Peppermint Patty Sandwich Cookies, Hazelnut Torte with Chocolate Espresso Frosting, Lemon Hazelnut Spritz cocktails, and there is even a sweet goodie box to take home.
Premiering Sunday, December 13th at 11am -“Kid’s Gingerbread House Party” – HOLIDAY EPISODE!
Giada De Laurentiis treats her daughter, Jade, and her friends to a fun-filled party where they each make their own unique gingerbread house. She serves fun kids’ treats like S’more Popcorn, Pizza Grilled Cheese, Veggie Forest with Parmesan Ranch Dip and Frozen Hot Chocolate Affogatos.
Premiering Sunday, December 20th at 11am -“Christmas at Giada’s” – HOLIDAY EPISODE!
Giada hosts Christmas dinner for family and friends, showing how to create an elegant feast without spending all day in the kitchen. She cooks a unique menu that represents Christmas dishes from various regions across Italy and that celebrates her recent trip to Positano, Italy, including Tortellini in Parmesan Brodo, Risotto with Clams, Braised Lamb Shanks with Escarole and Radicchio and a Chocolate Candy Cane Tower.
Online, make it your most festive season ever with Giada’s expertise. Access Giada’s trove of holiday recipes, entertaining tips, craft how-tos and much more on FoodNetwork.com, and talk holiday with #HolidayHandbook.
Guy’s Big Bite
Premiering Sunday, December 6th at 9:30am – “Holiday By the Bay” – HOLIDAY EPISODE!
Guy Fieri is celebrating the holidays with his spin on a local Bay Area specialty, Cioppino. He makes his version with Dungeness crab and a whole host of other seafood, served with Fire-Roasted Tomato and Vegetable Puree and Grilled Pepper and Parmesan Polenta.
Premiering Sunday, December 20th at 9:30am – “Primo Prime Rib”
Guy Fieri pulls out all the stops with a meal worthy of any special occasion or holiday. For the main course, he prepares Smoked Prime Rib, seared with fresh herbs then sliced and served with Brown Butter Garlic Sauce. Alongside, Guy dishes up Lobster Hushpuppies, packed with juicy meat and served with Horseradish Cream sauce.
Premiering Sunday, December 27th at 9:30am – “Pork Chops ‘n’ Chile Sauce”
Guy Fieri mixes things up – he has an Italian pizza chef, Luigi Agostini, helping him cook up some Mexican-inspired food in Northern California! On the menu are Mexican Chile Pork Chops, served on a Grilled Green Chile Sauce and topped with Pico de Gallo. For a side, Guy puts a Mexican spin on slaw with his Chayote Slaw with Cumin and Lime.
Online, find recipes, go behind-the-scenes and find a gallery of Guy’s special guests from the show.
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 three special holiday-themed episodes on Saturday, December 5th at 11am, Saturday, December 12th at 11am and Saturday, December 19th at 11am when The Kitchen crew share delicious holiday recipes, advice and more! – HOLIDAY EPISODES!
Online, bookmark new recipes from the co-hosts, collect their surprising culinary hacks, browse behind-the-scenes photos, find audience polls and much more. Join the conversation in #TheKitchen.
Patricia Heaton Parties
Premiering Saturday, December 5th at 12pm – “Family Circus” – SEASON FINALE!
Patricia Heaton is having fun in the sun while feeding her family, so she picks out some favorites to share with her boys in the backyard! She prepares sweet and savory dishes like Shepherd’s Pie, Popovers with Roast Beef and Horseradish, Strawberry Trifle and a Fresh Fruit Sangria.
Online, find recipes featured on the show and find exclusive photos. Join the celebration with #PatriciaHeatonParties.
Southern at Heart
Premiering Sunday, December 6th at 12pm – “Newlyweds Under the Mistletoe” – HOLIDAY EPISODE!
Damaris Phillips and her husband, Darrick, spend a night relaxing and preparing themselves for the upcoming holiday madness. As newlyweds, they decide to use this time to create their own traditions, and share an intimate holiday meal of Porter and Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie, Pepper Jack Mashed Potatoes, and Mulled Wine Poached Pears with Toasted Almonds.
Online, find recipes featured on the show, photos from Damaris hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, and find her top tips for mastering Southern staples.
The Pioneer Woman
Premiering Saturday, December 5th at 10am -“Christmas Goodies” – HOLIDAY EPISODE!
It is just a few days before Christmas and Ree Drummond makes a slew of Christmas goodies as gifts. They come in all flavors, shapes and sizes, including Homemade Gumdrops, Cayenne Cheese Straws, Cornflake Christmas Wreaths, Sweet Spicy Smokey Roasted Almonds and Marshmallow Santas.
Premiering Saturday, December 12th at 10am – “Anniversary”
It is Ree Drummond and her husband Ladd’s anniversary, so to celebrate she cooks a meal for the whole family. She prepares an Elway’s Wedge Salad, Prime Rib for Five and Squaw Bread with Honey Butter.
Online, find Ree’s recipes from the show, take a kitchen tour, learn the secrets to her heart standbys and watch full episodes.
Valerie’s Home Cooking
Premiering Saturday, December 5th at 12:30pm – “Ho! Ho! Ho! Company’s Coming”- HOLIDAY EPISODE!
Valerie Bertinelli hosts a holiday buffet, and her spread is all about tradition with a twist. She pays tribute to her mother with Neapolitan Holiday Cookies. Valerie’s Lasagna Alla Besciamella, Cheesy Sausage Snacks, and a Festive Salad with Tomatoes, Mozzarella and Basil in creamy vinaigrette are on the buffet menu and her husband Tom’s Sparkling Berry Kir Royales light up the room.
Premiering Saturday, December 12th at 12:00pm – “Italian Dinner for a French Chef”
Valerie Bertinelli creates a five-star Italian dinner for French chef Ludo Lefebvre and his wife, Krissy. On the menu are Italian Panzanella, Corn and Cauliflower with Bourbon-Infused Butter, Branzino baked with a Gremolata and Butter-Infused Bourbon Manhattans.
Online, find Valerie’s recipes, go behind-the-scenes to learn more about her cooking influences, find video exclusives and much, much, more. Join the conversation with #HomeCooking.
ON-AIR THEME WEEKENDS
Holiday In the Kitchen Weekends
Saturday, December 5th 7am – 1pm and Sunday, December 6th 7am – 2pm
Saturday, December 12th 7am – 1pm and Sunday, December 13th 7am – 2pm
Saturday, December 19th 7am-1pm and Sunday, December 20th 7am – 2pm
For three festive weekends in December, Food Network shares holiday entertaining tips and recipes from your favorite chefs.
Monday, December 7th thru Friday, December 11th from 8pm – 11pm
With a premieres all week long, Food Network is decked out for the holidays with new episodes of fan-favorite series and specials.
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 come December; be ready for any party – whether you’re the host or a guest – with top recipes fit for mingling and for getting a party started right, like Bobby Flay’s lobster cocktail, Ina Garten’s roasted nuts, Giada De Laurentiis’ Italian Wedding Soup, plus happy hour tips from Ted Allen, culinary how-tos and new recipes from Food Network Kitchen.
Holiday memories are made in the kitchen baking cakes, cookies and other confections for celebrations and gift-giving. Bake the best this season with top recipes like Alton Brown’s red velvet cake, Anne Burrell’s apple spice 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 Garten’s famous salted caramels and learn how to avoid baking disasters with Ron Ben-Israel’s tips.
12 Days of Cookies
This fan-favorite roundup includes cookies from the hosts of The Kitchen, plus a bonus cookie developed for our social media fans by the chefs in the 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 with FoodNetwork.com’s Show Us Your Cookies page.
Celebrate all season long with festive cocktails for every kind of party. Find mingle-friendly punches, warm-you-up beverages like Bobby Flay’s mulled cider and Rachael Ray’s buttered rum, classic cocktails like Ina Garten’s whiskey sours and Alton Brown’s eggnog. For those looking for festive, family-friendly drinks, kids and adults alike will appreciate alcohol-free cranberry wassail, hot vanilla malted and classic hot cocoa.
Celebrate Christmas with classics the family has been waiting for all year like Bobby Flay’s prime 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 recipes 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, host the most festive celebration yet with recipes for 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.
Quick and Easy Recipes
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.
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.
On the Road
For many families, holiday time equals travel time. For those on the go this season, FoodNetwork.com rounds up the best spots across the country to find eggnog, gingerbread and hot chocolate, plus the best places to shop for edible gifts and the best spots to enjoy a holiday breakfast or brunch. Travel time is also a great time to explore the restaurants that chefs and hosts have visited on Food Network shows, so we’ve put together our best holiday-themed restaurant videos to help you plan a visit to these must-try hotspots.
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
This seasonal hub promotes all of our cold-weather content, including content from these packages: Winter Entertaining Guide, Winter Produce Guide, Weeknight Dinners Winter, Comfort Food, Holiday, 12 Days of Cookies.
Winter Produce Guide
Find chefs’ recipes for using winter produce like greens, winter squash, potatoes and citrus.
Winter Entertaining Guide
The best recipes for wintertime entertaining, like comforting casseroles, lasagna, short ribs and slow roasted pork, plus cocktails and wine pairing ideas.
Winter Weeknight Dinners
Get dinner on the table fast with quick and easy wintertime meals like chicken marsala, minestrone soup, Salisbury steak, meatloaf and maple-glazed chicken, plus slow-cooker favorites and easy weeknight dessert recipes.
Find recipe and episode details for holiday-themed episodes of your favorite shows, including Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, The Kitchen, The Pioneer Woman and Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, plus watch clips of the best holiday shows from years’ past.
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