When it comes to spicy food, people all over the world love to play with fire. Chefs Aaron Sanchez and Roger Mooking sing the joys of the pepper from two distinctly different places in the world: Latin America and Asia. Aaron and Roger will take us on a tour of the hottest foods in the hottest restaurants in the U.S and Canada. It's Chili vs. Kimchee .... may the best spice win.
Afraid that pasta is going to whack your diet? Fuggedaboutit! Lisa shows us that there's nothing wrong with a little Italy. She shows off her amazing dishes like Fettuccini Hungry Girlfredo, Slaw & Order (which you have to taste to believe) and her top-secret tricks to supersize your pasta bowl. We're also heading to the grocery store to learn about pasta swaps and the shocking differences in sauces. Additionally, Lisa goes to an Italian restaurant and serves unsuspecting diners their meals and their ridiculously high calorie totals and reveals the smartest choices for filling food from a typical Italian menu.
It's time to get your grill on as five Food Network all-stars gather by the waterside in South Beach to fire up the barbecue and share their favorite grilling recipes. Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis, Paula Deen, Alton Brown, and Tyler Florence deliver a menu of mouthwatering dishes while also sharing laughs, swapping stories, and frolicking by the pool. And once the smoke clears, the all-stars sit down to a dazzling feast perfectly suited to their slice of South Beach paradise.
Anthony Melchiorri heads to the island getaway Caribe Playa Beach Resort to reinvigorate a hotel that's a mere 10 footsteps away from the beautiful tropical beaches of Puerto Rico. Owner George Engel struggles to make revenue off this prime real estate, which hasn't seen a profit since 2006. Upon Anthony's arrival, he sees trash littered across the beaches adjacent to the hotel, followed by Anthony feeling overwhelmed by a cluttered and eclectic front desk. Afterwards, he discovers that the guest rooms lack décor, security, and most importantly, a phone line to contact the front desk. To make matters worse, George's wife Francis is the hotel's General Manager, and Anthony realizes quickly that she is failing miserably. Anthony first resolves the sticky family situation before physically fixing anything else at the resort. Then, Anthony enlists designer Blanche Garcia to help redesign the chaotic front desk, in addition to remodeling the guest rooms to resemble a five-star accommodation. Meanwhile, Anthony works with George to hire a new, experienced General Manager to manage the day-to-day tasks that Francis struggled to handle. The new General Manager's first order of business, as tasked by Anthony, is to restore the poolside bar in time for a party happening at the end of the week. With the resort's new management, coupled with Blanche's renovations to the front desk and guest rooms, can Anthony turn this struggling oceanfront hotel into a world-class destination resort?
'Tis the season as we join host Marc Summers for a full hour of Holiday Treats Unwrapped. Visit the Swiss Colony as they prep for their busiest time, see how a snow globe becomes an edible sweet, and check out a company building gingerbread houses. Stop by a restaurant celebrating turkey day every day, and discover one bird that gets a presidential pardon. Then discover the secrets behind honey-baked ham, stuffing, cranberry sauce, Christmas cookies and Reddi Whip. Plus, see how Mrs. Smith's is making pumpkin pies, and get a sip of a soda celebrating the holidays.
Food Network presents All-Star Cookies, a collection of the best cookie recipes, presented by an all-star roster of chefs. Giada De Laurentiis, Paula Deen, Ina Garten, and even Jeff Mauro, the Sandwich King, are joined by other culinary giants, as they practice their kitchen magic to create a dizzying array of cookies that will appeal to the cookie monster in all of us.
Lafayette, La., is an up-and-coming city with young food enthusiasts. Chef Justin and his wife Margaret of The French Press share with G their sophisticated and luscious brunch spread. Johnson's Boucaniere has pleased generations of locals with their smoked sausage. G learns what goes into making a great boudin and digs into a couple house specials. G finds himself teaching a lesson at The Accidental Chef Cooking School with Chef Carlos. He is inspired by local crawfish to create a quick jambalaya dish.
If music be the food of love, eat on because in San Francisco the Brass Knuckle Truck serves up music themed dishes such as Fry 'n' Maiden, Prawns 'n' Roses and a Snoop Dog. Then we pay a visit to puppy friendly Portland to eat at The Dog House, a truck stop in that serves up comfort food out of dog bowls. Motoring back to San Francisco we stop by Babaloo for some Cuban cuisine. Finally, we line up at Re-Up for some highly addictive southern style barbecue.
It's time for some restaurant therapy and couple's counseling. Chef and restaurant consultant Carl Ruiz has his precious day off taken away when his wife and business partner, Marie, agrees to throw a rehearsal dinner for a young couple in their deli. This dinner comes complete with promises of a special meal, sending Carl on a whirlwind of missions and has him using up all of his restaurant favors with local vendors to pull it off.
It's the holiday season and your friends and family are on their way over — with their appetites. Rachael Ray's holiday gift to you is a festive meal for a crowd with everything but the stress ... on your table in under an hour! At the center of the table: Soy and Cider Brined Turkey on Toast Points With Maple-Soy Gravy. To go with that, three delicious sides: Orange and Paprika Scented Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Barbecued Corn Succotash and Roasted Sugar Snap Peas With Black Pepper. The holidays have never been so deliciously easy!
We're cooking up some of our favorite holiday recipes from the kitchens of our 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.
Tiffani Thiessen is rolling out the red carpet for movie night, and friends Tim Meadows, Neal Dodson and Ashley Williams are getting front row seats! The star is Tiffani's creamy Roasted Chicken Pot Pie covered in a flaky golden crust served with a side of decadent Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes. But her Sweet and Spicy Popcorn and Spiked Hot Chocolate might steal the show.