Star Scrapbook: Howie Drummond

Flip through a Food Network Star finalist's scrapbook for an up-close-and-personal look at journal entries and snapshots taken inside the Star house.

Photo By: Edward Chen / Creel Films ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Edward Chen/Creel Films ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Edward Chen/Creel Films ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Edward Chen/Creel Films ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Edward Chen/Creel Films ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Edward Chen/Creel Films ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

Howie's Star Scrapbook

Howie Drummond, a radio host from Colorado, was the first finalist to go. He didn't stay long enough to fill many pages of his journal, but snapped lots of pictures of life in the Star house.

Star Journals

Each finalist was given a Food Network journal upon arrival in L.A. to use for planning during challenges and as a diary to reflect on the roller-coaster Star experience.

Bros

Howie and his new bud Vic pose at the Star house with their clean new journals.

New Arrival

The finalists were also given digital cameras to document life behind the scenes. Howie captured fellow finalist Susie's arrival at the Hollywood Hills mansion.

Million-Dollar View

Howie asked someone to snap a picture of him in front of the iconic Hollywood sign, visible from the Star house.

Prep List

On the first page of his journal, Howie wrote out a quick prep list of ingredients he might need for a future dish.

First Challenge

Howie quickly learned that competing on Star is not easy. Soon after arriving in L.A., the finalists were in the Food Star Kitchen whipping up "sophisticated breakfasts" for the judges.

"Basic" French Toast

Howie's first offering to the judges was not exactly sophisticated. He described his French toast as "basic" and called himself a "novice," which concerned Bobby Flay.

Downtime

Between challenges, Howie captured Juba shooting some pool back at the Star house.

Cooking Off Camera

Howie snapped a photo of Alicia whipping up something to eat.

Digging In

Obviously, the food-loving finalists tended to gather in the Star house kitchen.

Breakfast of Champions

Vic fuels up for the next challenge.

Big Personalities

Howie captured some of the gals chatting.

Relaxing

Howie caught Mary Beth and Justin D. taking it easy — a rare moment with the fast pace of the show.

Finalist Fuel

The judges are always sampling, but what are the finalists themselves eating? Howie snapped a shot of this bagel sandwich.

Sandwich Fan

Howie digs into another sandwich in the house's kitchen.

Invitation

Tucked in Howie's journal was this invitation to the farmers' market challenge.

Behind the Lens

Howie had some stumbles during his promo, which caused friction between himself and Jyll.

Notes From the Stew Room

While the finalists awaited their fate, Howie scribbled some notes: "We are all in the holding room on ice!"

Awaiting Their Fate

Howie, Vic and Jyll were deemed the bottom team. Jyll and Vic didn't get all their food out, but Howie's gnocchi insulted Giada: "This is not gnocchi," said the Italian cooking star.

First to Go

Howie was the first finalist sent home. "I guess video did kill the radio star," said Bob Tuschman.

Self Portrait

Howie got to stay just a week in the Star house, but as his photos suggest, at least he had fun, made some new friends and ate a few sandwiches.