What to Watch: First Taste of Fall on The Kitchen and the Season Finale of The Great Food Truck Race
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This weekend, start fall off right with new autumn eats from your favorite chefs and the crowning of the winning team on The Great Food Truck Race. First up on Saturday, Ree Drummond celebrates the men in her life with their favorite sweets, like Lemon Bread Pudding and Mike’s Crispy Treats. Next, Nancy Fuller caters a meal for the local book drive, including Creamy Crab and Bacon Endive Boats and Apple Puffs with Meringue. After that, the co-hosts of The Kitchen serve up fall favorites and reveal which bar gadgets will save you time. Then, Valerie Bertinelli shows her appreciation for her fellow volunteers at a local animal adoption event with English and Italian Finger Sandwiches and Deviled Eggs Three Ways.
On Sunday, Giada De Laurentiis prepares an Italian supper of Lamb Osso Buco and Roasted Squash with Cherries and Pistachios. And on Sunday night, Guy Fieri challenges the chefs to create a pork dinner using just one ingredient from each aisle on a new Guy’s Grocery Games. Next, on the season finale of The Great Food Truck Race, the two remaining teams must sell three different ethnic dishes in three different ethnic neighborhoods before one is crowned champion and drives away with $50,000. Then, Alton Brown forces two chefs to cook on a seesaw on a new Cutthroat Kitchen.
Ree is sharing about the other men in her life and their favorite sweets, like her chocoholic dad and his love for Bartlesville Cream Pie. Her spirited brother-in-law Tim never says no to her Sweet and Sour Lollipops, and her father-in-law, Chuck, goes crazy for Lemon Bread Pudding with Bourbon Whipped Cream. Her brother even has his favorite snack named after him: Mike's Crispy Treats.
Nancy is hosting a book drive in her barn for the local library and making some of her favorite catering classics, including Creamy Crab and Bacon Endive Boats, Chicken Divan Casserole, Apple Puffs with Meringue and the tastiest milk punch you've ever had.
The day kicks off with a chicken-chipotle mac and cheese, and Bird Bakery's Elizabeth Chambers stops by to make mini cupcakes. Plus, the cast shares easy substitutes for when you're in a pinch and takes a look at which bar gadgets will save you time. Then, they celebrate fall's bounty with delicious recipes using Brussels sprouts and acorn squash, and toast the season with fall floats.
After a morning spent at an adoption event for homeless animals, Valerie uses new and old family recipes to throw a sparkling cocktail party for her fellow volunteers, serving Pureed Artichoke Crostini with Lime Salt, Mint Cucumber Soup, English and Italian Finger Sandwiches, and Deviled Eggs, Three Ways. Her husband, Tom, adds to the festivities with his Special Negroni.
Giada spends a Sunday afternoon in the kitchen cooking for a family get-together. The menu includes Roasted Beets with Cherries and Pistachios, Mushroom and Pea Farrotto, and Lamb Osso Buco.
First up, Guy Fieri's dice decide the details of the blue-plate special. Next, the chefs put their spin on an Italian classic, using high-end and low-end ingredients determined by the Food Wheel. Finally, the chefs are hamstrung by the restriction of making a pork dinner using one ingredient from each aisle.
Tyler Florence challenges the teams to create three different dishes in 30 minutes to serve to two of the most-renowned grill chefs in St. Louis, with the winner getting a head start on the finale weekend. Once in Chicago, the teams have to hit three different ethnic neighborhoods with three different ethnic dishes. The team that first sells 50 dishes in each location will be crowned the champion of The Great Food Truck Race and drive away $50,000 richer.
It's toad-in-the-hole on a trio of funky pans. Then, it's up and down for two chefs cooking on a seesaw. Finally, one chef's plan for a perfect Napoleon is "blown apart."