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Exclusive Interview with the Winner of All-Star Academy, Season 2 Apr 3, 2016

By: Joseph Erdos

Get the exclusive interview with the winner of All-Star Academy, Season 2.

Mentor vs. Mentor: What the Season 2 All-Star Academy Team Leaders Have to Offer — Smack Talk Included Feb 12, 2016

By: Joseph Erdos

Season 1 Mentors Alex Guarnaschelli and Curtis Stone offer advice to new mentors Robert Irvine and Andrew Zimmern — with some smack talk included.

All-Star Academy Is Back in Session for Season 2 with New Mentors Robert Irvine and Andrew Zimmern Jan 8, 2016

By: Joseph Erdos

All-Star Academy is back for Season 2 as Robert Irvine and Andrew Zimmern join Alex Guarnaschelli and Curtis Stone as mentors.

How to Make Crispy Salmon Skin (Every Time) — All-Star Academy Apr 21, 2015

By: Food Network Kitchen

Learn how to make crispy salmon skin like an All-Star.

An Exclusive Interview with the Winner of All-Star Academy Apr 20, 2015

By: Joseph Erdos

Find out which home cook won All-Star Academy and read the exclusive interview with the $50,000 winner.

All-Star Academy Fan Vote: Support Your Favorite Home Cook Apr 15, 2015

By: Joseph Erdos

Vote for your favorite home cook competing in the finale of All-Star Academy on Sunday, April 19 at 9|8c.

What Is Harissa? And 5 Ways to Use It — All-Star Academy Apr 13, 2015

By: Food Network Kitchen

Learn all the different ways you can use harissa so you can cook just like an All-Star.

What’s in the Can? — All-Star Academy: The Competition Continues Apr 7, 2015

By: Food Network Kitchen

Food Network Kitchen reveals what's actually in your favorite can of tuna so you can cook like an All-Star.

Go Fry an Egg — All-Star Academy: The Competition Continues Mar 31, 2015

By: Food Network Kitchen

The chefs of Food Network Kitchen teach you how to cook the perfect fried egg worthy of All-Star Academy.

The All-Star Academy Chefs Reveal Their Most-Influential Culinary Mentors Mar 25, 2015

By: Joseph Erdos

The All-Star Academy mentors reveal their mentors, those who made a difference in their lives, personally and professionally.

Season 1, Episode 3

Battle of the Mentors

Things get personal as the mentors take each other on in head-to-head team battles for a crucial advantage. Special guest judge Elizabeth Falkner helps get in on the action, determining which home cook is sent home.

Sunday
Mar 15
9pm | 8c
Season 1, Episode 2

Mentors' Choice

The eight remaining home cooks must reinvent famous food pairings to stay out of this week's elimination round. And these cooks won't want to disappoint, because they'll be judged by Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian. The home cooks that move on will be one step closer to the $50,000 grand prize.

Friday
Mar 20
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 6

The Blind Taste Test

Food Network star Robert Irvine steps in to fill the mentors' shoes, coaching and guiding the home cooks as they are challenged to cook with canned meats. Then, the mentors become the judges, doing a blind taste test to determine which home cooks will compete in the elimination round.

Sunday
Apr 5
9pm | 8c
Season 1, Episode 6

The Blind Taste Test

Food Network star Robert Irvine steps in to fill the mentors' shoes, coaching and guiding the home cooks as they are challenged to cook with canned meats. Then, the mentors become the judges, doing a blind taste test to determine which home cooks will compete in the elimination round.

Monday
Apr 6
12am | 11c
Season 1, Episode 8

The Finale

Three home cooks remain, with one last chance to win the $50,000 grand prize! The cooks must make it through three intense rounds of culinary challenges, all representing a meal in the life of your typical home cook; breakfast, lunch and dinner. Plus, the contestants will get to cook side-by-side with their world-class mentor!

Sunday
Apr 19
9pm | 8c
Season 1, Episode 3

Battle of the Mentors

Things get personal as the mentors take each other on in head-to-head team battles for a crucial advantage. Special guest judge Elizabeth Falkner helps get in on the action, determining which home cook is sent home.

Saturday
Feb 13
6pm | 5c
Season 2, Episode 2

Geography

The home cooks enter to meet their new guest professors, Debi Mazar and Aaron Sanchez. The subject is geography, and for their group test, they must compete in a tag team challenge cooking dishes that combine the styles of where they are from. The two teams with the least successful dishes then compete in an elimination test using ingredients from the most popular cuisines in the world: Thai, Italian or Mexican.

Monday
Feb 22
12am | 11c
Season 2, Episode 2

Geography

The home cooks enter to meet their new guest professors, Debi Mazar and Aaron Sanchez. The subject is geography, and for their group test, they must compete in a tag team challenge cooking dishes that combine the styles of where they are from. The two teams with the least successful dishes then compete in an elimination test using ingredients from the most popular cuisines in the world: Thai, Italian or Mexican.

Saturday
Feb 27
1pm | 12c
Season 2, Episode 4

Math

The Kitchen's Katie Lee and Jeff Mauro join the Academy as guest professors, where the subject is math and the group test is a numbers game: they'll be split in two groups of three to create an appetizer trio featuring one main ingredient! The trio sent to the elimination test must create a dish using only seven ingredients from the pantry, plus a surprise ingredient from the opposing team's mentor.

Saturday
Mar 12
1pm | 12c
Season 2, Episode 6

Science

Guest professor Adam Richman joins the Academy to test the cooks on science, so first they must dissect iconic dishes and use those ingredients in a new way. Then, Adam makes the mentors switch teams to test how well they can train students. Whoever mentors the cook with the winning dish also gets to save one of their own team members, and the remaining cooks face off creating dishes featuring the four elements -- earth, air, fire and water.

Monday
Mar 21
12am | 11c
Season 2, Episode 7

Literature

Professor Richard Blais and Professor Haylie Duff test the cooks in the subject of literature by putting them through three rounds of competition, and the cook that wins each round automatically advances to the finale. First, dishes inspired by a genre of literature; then, dishes with assigned nouns, adjectives and verbs; and finally, a pass or fail round, where the remaining cooks must make dishes featuring ingredients starting with a "p" or an "f."

Sunday
Apr 3
6pm | 5c
Season 2, Episode 8

History

The eliminated mentor returns to serve as the final guest professor, testing the cooks on their history with food. In the first round, the mentors must make an updated version of meatloaf to win an advantage for their cooks in the next round. Then, the home cooks revisit their first challenge cooking with lunch box ingredients, and in the final round, the two remaining cooks must create the best dish of their lives to win the $50,000 prize!

Monday
Apr 4
12am | 11c
Season 2, Episode 8

History

The eliminated mentor returns to serve as the final guest professor, testing the cooks on their history with food. In the first round, the mentors must make an updated version of meatloaf to win an advantage for their cooks in the next round. Then, the home cooks revisit their first challenge cooking with lunch box ingredients, and in the final round, the two remaining cooks must create the best dish of their lives to win the $50,000 prize!

Saturday
Apr 9
1pm | 12c

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