What to Watch: Southern Breakfasts, Baby Showers, Cooking With Moms and ICA Tournament
This weekend on Food Network it's all about having fun in the kitchen with dear friends and moms.
Start off your Saturday morning with a big breakfast, Southern style, from Paula Deen, Rosanne Cash and her daughter. Afterward, Giada's hosting a special baby shower for her friend who's expecting twins. Then on Sunday morning, Guy's cooking up a meal with his mom; they're making pork roast with beans and rice, a childhood favorite. And on Sandwich King, Jeff is learning the secrets to baking biscuits from his mother-in-law.
On Sunday evening, watch a poker-themed episode of Cupcake Wars with special guest judge Mimi Rogers. Finally, it's Round 2 of the ICA tournament as Iron Chefs Jose Garces and Marc Forgione face off in Kitchen Stadium.
Paula has invited mother and daughter team Rosanne Cash and Carrie Crowell to join her in the kitchen to make breakfast favorites. They're starting the day with Cheesy Maple Pork Breakfast Casserole and then Carrie shares one of her favorite breakfast recipes — Grit Cakes With Mom's White Gravy. Next they make savory Geriatric Salad. And finally, the ladies end it on a sweet note with a Fresh Fruit Salad With Lemon-Poppy Seed Dressing.
Giada hosts a baby shower for her friend Jocelyn who is pregnant with twins. The menu includes Roasted Red Pepper Hummus in Cucumber Cups, Shells With Chicken Chopped Salad and Open-Faced Smoked Salmon Finger Sandwiches With Herbed Horseradish Cream Cheese.
Guy Fieri is cooking a meal with his mom. They're starting off with an Andouille-Stuffed Pork Loin Roast With Pan Gravy, and to pair with it, Guy's Spicy Vegetarian Red Beans and Rice, which is based on a dish his mom made when he was growing up.
Born and bred in Kentucky, Jeff's mother-in-law has Southern cooking in her bones, and she shows Jeff some basics, including her master recipe for homemade biscuits. Jeff uses her buttery biscuits as a jumping-off point for some amazing twists on Southern classics.
The chips will fly as four cupcake makers fight to have their cupcakes featured at an exclusive celebrity party celebrating a Hollywood-inspired high-stakes poker game. Two and a Half Men star and poker player Mimi Rogers appears as the guest judge.
In this first round of Iron Chef America: Tournament of Champions, Iron Chefs Jose Garces and Marc Forgione face off in Kitchen Stadium. The winner of this battle will meet Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto in Round 2. Adam Fleischman, Donatella Arpaia and Simon Majumdar are the judges.