Season 9, Episode 1

Are You Ready for Prime Time?

In the premiere episode of Food Network Star, 12 hopefuls arrive in Los Angeles to compete for the ultimate dream job: to host their own show on Food Network. The finalists arrive at the Food Network kitchens to greet their mentors; Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis and Alton Brown, who help prepare the finalists for the biggest audition of their lives. Each finalist films a pitch tape and prepares one dish to present to the network, Bob Tuschman and Susie Fogelson, and to a focus group of Food Network viewers who will help decide who has a shot at becoming a Food Network Star.
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Recipes From This Episode

Wild Man Potato Skins

Potato Cauliflower Parsnip Soup with a Pancetta Potato Hash

Bacon Bourbon Ice Cream

"Please Don't Tell My Rabbi" Eggs Benedict

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