What to Watch: Heartland Table Premiere, Ina Cooks with Michael Symon and Happy Days on RvG Kids
This Saturday on Food Network, get cooking in the kitchen with brand-new episodes from Trisha, Ina and Giada, and the premiere of a new show, Heartland Table, from Midwesterner Amy Thielen. On Barefoot Contessa, Ina is joined by Michael Symon to cook up a Greek feast. Later, tune in for a special Cupcake Wars celebrating Marilyn Monroe's birthday.
On Sunday morning, watch Jamie Deen cook with his family, and later learn the tricks to healthy grilling from Bobby Flay. On Sunday night, the competition heats up with a new episode of Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off featuring guest judge Marion Ross from TV's Happy Days. And afterward, watch as the teams in The Great Food Truck Race are confronted with Twin Cities and twin Truck Stop challenges. Then watch a new episode of Cutthroat Kitchen and a special Iron Chef America where Iron Chef Marc Forgione teams up with his dad to take on challenger Jonathan Waxman.
In celebration of their class reunion, Trisha and her college roommates, Beth and Donna, are making Marinated Vegetable Salad, Chicken Piccata, Brownie Batter Cookies and Tickled Punch to enjoy while reminiscing with the rest of their college friends.
For Amy Thielen's grandma Addie, butter was the essential lifeblood of every dish. After visiting Nordic Creamery in Westby, Wis., Amy butters up to prepare Blueberry-Lemon Pie with a Butter Crust, New Potatoes with Grilled Onion Butter, and Greens with Spiced Butter and Fresh Ricotta.
Ina and Michael Symon are cooking Greek today. Michael's doing smoked pork ribs on the grill while Ina's got the sides sorted with easy tzatziki and spicy hummus, perfect for a mezze platter.
Giada De Laurentiis creates a delicious kid-friendly menu for her daughter, Jade's, sleepover party. Jade and her cousins enjoy Crispy Chicken Tenders with Piccata Sauce, Pizza di Rotelle, and Strawberry Hot Chocolate with Chocolate Pretzel Dippers.
Four returning cupcake bakers, who have previously gone home empty-handed, go to war for the chance to bring their cupcakes to a huge event honoring the 60th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe's handprints at the world-famous TCL Chinese Theater. They'll have to impress guest judge Nick Woodhouse, President of Marilyn Monroe's estate, if they want to walk away with $10,000.
To celebrate the 25 years since The Bag Lady first began, Jamie is getting the old gang back together to reinvent some Bag Lady favorites. Jamie, along with Paula, Bobby and Jimmy Deen, makes egg salad sandwiches, Bag Lady chicken salad, dill pickle chips and from-scratch Ooey Gooey Butter Layer Cake.
Always keeping health and fitness in mind, Bobby Flay creates a menu for the barbecue that's delicious and guilt-free. His recipes include trout with radicchio and orange-almond vinaigrette, tuna with ratatouille couscous and deconstructed pesto, Fresh Peach and Tomato Salad with Sweet Southern Dressing, Pecans and Farmer's Cheese, and to drink, a refreshing White Peach Iced Tea.
Eight kid chefs are put to the test in a battle of the brunches. Celebrity guest Marion Ross, aka Mrs. Cunningham from TV's Happy Days, judges the Cook-Off as the competition heats up.
Four teams remain as they enter the Twin Cities — Minneapolis and St. Paul. In honor of the Twin Cities, Tyler gives the teams twin Truck Stops. On day one, to honor the Minnesota State Fair, the teams must serve all of their menu items on a stick. On day two, the teams head into St. Paul and must make $500 selling Spam dishes. The first team to make $500 and meet Tyler at the Peace Officers Memorial at the State Capitol building wins a huge reward, and with only four teams left, this reward could save a team from elimination and send them on to the next city.
In this devilishly fun episode of Cutthroat Kitchen, we'll see which chef is the most cold-blooded when bidding on a chance to freeze an opponent for 10 whole minutes. Then, one of the chefs will have to wing it when forced to use some strange ingredients in his or her chicken wing plate. And in an exciting climax, we'll see which chef will take home the dough with superior gourmet doughnuts.
Iron Chef Marc Forgione plays the role of sous chef to his father, Larry Forgione, as the two take on culinary legend and close family friend, Chef Jonathan Waxman. The Judges are José Andrés, Donatella Arpaia and Farmer Lee Jones.