New to the Food Network Kitchen App? Here Are 5 Things You Need to Know

Download the app to stream your favorite shows, tune into live cooking classes, and make tons of recipes. Plus, so much more!

April 27, 2020
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Get a Premium Subscription to the Food Network Kitchen App

Download Food Network Kitchen to sign up and get access to live and on-demand cooking classes, in-app grocery ordering, meal planning, an organized place to save all your recipes and much more.

The all-new Food Network Kitchen app may have launched last October, but we know that more and more of you are checking it out every day. We're constantly adding new recipes, classes, and shows for you to enjoy, but if you're brand-new to the app, we wanted to acquaint you with all the coolest features. Here's what you need to know to get started.

Plus some news: if you own a Fire TV or Fire tablet you can now get a complimentary 1-year subscription to Food Network Kitchen, courtesy of Amazon. Just open the app on your Amazon device to actvitate the subscription — read more about the details here. Terms and conditions apply.

You Can Learn How to Cook From the World's Best Chefs

School is in session! With thounds of on-demand cooking classes — taught by Food Network stars, award-winning chefs, food bloggers, cookbook authors and culinary pros — you can learn everything from bread-baking to egg poaching to cake decorating. For instance, in his classes, Michael Symon breaks down the basics to roasting large cuts of meat (porchetta, yum!). Meanwhile, Rick Martinez teaches us how to make salsas, tortillas, enchiladas and many more Mexican classics at home. How to Cook Everything author Mark Bittman inspires us all to cook simply in his course, and Dessert for Two blogger Christina Lane shows us how to make small-batch desserts. No matter the subject, you can always pause, rewind and rewatch the class as needed. Whether you're a seasoned chef or stepping into the kitchen for the first time, the Food Network Kitchen app has you covered.

Giada De Laurentiis features a Post Thanksgiving Monte Cristo, as seen on Food Network Kitchen Live.

Photo by: Jason DeCrow

Jason DeCrow

You Can Ask Chefs Questions While Cooking Along With Them

If you've ever had a dozen questions pop into your head while watching a rerun of Beat Bobby Flay, we've got good news for you: Now you can cook along with our chefs and ask them your burning questions in real time. With the app's live interactive classes, you shop for ingredients in advance, then tune in at a set time to make breakfast, dessert or dinner with your favorite Food Network instructors. Best part? As you cook, you can submit questions that they might just answer live on air. (Don't worry! If they don't get to it, we have a team of culinary moderators who are also there to answer.) So, if you'd watched Bobby's Grilled Pork Chops with Peppers and Balsamic live class, you could have asked if he suggests bringing the chops to room temperature before cooking them or how you can tell if they're done if you don't own a meat thermometer.

Host Rachael Ray with her Chicken Curry in a Hurry with Basmati, as seen on 30 Minute Meals, Season 28.

You Can Watch Your Favorite Shows Any Time

Stream episodes of Supermarket Stakeout, 30-Minute Meals, Diners, Drive-Ins and Drives, Barefoot Contessa, Good Eats and more at any time. The app is filled with new episodes and throwback seasons, plus a few app-exclusive shows, like Better With Age, a show where comedian and food lover Courtney Rada learns to cook heirloom family recipes from nonnas.

James Briscione's Patty Melt, as seen on Food Network Kitchen.

Photo by: Lauren Volo

Lauren Volo

You Can Explore Thousands of Recipes

Even without a premium subscription, you can tap into Food Network's extensive collection of delicious recipes. Search in the app for sandwich ideas, scroll through 20-minute meals, or discover new recipes from Ina Garten, Giada De Laurentiis and Ree Drummond. Once you find a recipe you love, too, it's easy to save for later. Just press the bookmark button and you can choose what personal board to add the recipe to (think: tried-and-true, sweets, kid-friendly dinners, breakfast inspo). So organized! Plus, you also watch over a hundred how-to videos that can quickly remind you how to cook perfect rice, prep food for freezing, blanch vegetables and defrost meat.

Food Network Kitchen's Antipasto Christmas Tree holiday recipe

Photo by: Lucy Schaeffer

Lucy Schaeffer

You Can Get All the Holiday Help You'll Need

From Halloween to Easter and everything in between, the Food Network Kitchen app has foolproof recipes, classes and advice from the pros. This year, Michael Solomonov taught a Passover course where he shared his Mom's Coffee-Braised Brisket. Damaris Phillips demonstrated how to make a showstopper Coconut Cake for Easter. Buddy Valastro showed us how to make Stained Glass Cookies for a holiday cookie swap, and Emily Weinberger popped by the Food Network Kitchen on Christmas Eve to make a Christmas Tree Antipasto Salad. And, of course, we go all out for Thanksgiving with everything from how-to videos for carving turkeys to pie tutorials, live Q + A sessions, cranberry sauce recipes, and mashed potato classes. Would you expect anything else?!

Terms and Conditions

Starting 4/27/20, customers who own or purchase an Amazon Fire TV device or Fire tablet are eligible to receive a 1-year complimentary subscription to Food Network Kitchen. Only new subscribers or existing subscribers via Amazon in app purchase are eligible. Cannot be combined with any other offer, free trial or promotion. Must be redeemed by signing up via an eligible Amazon device by 4/26/21. Complimentary subscription automatically converts to a paid subscription on an annual or monthly basis unless canceled during complimentary subscription period. To cancel go to Only available in the U.S. Offer is non-transferable and may not be resold.

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