What to Watch: Triple D Under the Hood, Giada's Family Recipes and the ICA Tournament Continues
This weekend on Food Network there are a bunch of must-watch episodes including a behind-the-scenes look at Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.
Start your Saturday morning with an episode of Giada at Home, where Giada and her aunt Raffy share favorite recipes of Giada's grandfather Dino. Then in the evening it's a special 1-hour episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, offering up an exclusive look at never-before-seen footage of all the antics that didn't make the regular episode cuts.
On Sunday, watch Guy in the kitchen with Chef Jonathan Waxman as the two cook up an Italian menu that includes a seafood salad and a spring soup. After, on Sandwich King, Jeff meets his match, “the Breakfast King,” and learns to make some unique breakfast sandwiches that he'll later adapt. In the evening, tune in to see a cosmic-themed episode of Cupcake Wars. Then it's round 2, battle 1 of the Iron Chef America tournament. And last, watch a new episode of Restaurant: Impossible where Robert must help a family fix their dysfunctional restaurant and relationships.
Giada and her aunt Raffy are teaming up in the kitchen to make some of Giada's grandfather Dino's favorite recipes. There will be some reminiscing and an intimate family dinner that includes Fusilli With Pea Pesto and Smoked Mozzarella, Lemon-Mustard Potato Salad, and Orange, Ricotta and Quinoa Pie.
If you thought Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives was just about fantastic food and rockin' restaurants, think again! The show's host, Guy Fieri, has a passion for food and a knack for shenanigans. Behind the scenes it's fun and games, from pulling pranks to flubbing lines. In this 1-hour special, you'll get to see what it's like under the hood of DDD with never-before-seen footage.
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Watch behind the scenes footage from Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.
Celebrated chef Jonathan Waxman stops by to cook with Guy Fieri. Together they make a Cold Italian Seafood Salad with a medley of calamari, shrimp and clams. Next they make Asparagus Soup, which includes peas and baby spinach pureed into a silky smooth soup and topped with Parmesan breadcrumbs, creme fraiche and a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil. For a snack, Jonathan improvises, whipping up a batch of mouthwatering Pea and Ricotta Crostini.
Jeff "Sandwich King" Mauro visits Jeffrey "Breakfast King" Mauro at Chicago's Jam restaurant and learns the techniques behind his famous French toast sandwich. Back in his own kitchen, Jeff makes a Razzle Dazzle French Toast sandwich with raspberries, crispy bacon and a sweet mascarpone spread. Then Jeff makes an Eggs Benedictwich, with fried ham and a warm hollandaise sauce. And he finishes with a Sweet Patater Hash.
Expect out of this world creations when four bakers compete for the chance to launch their cupcakes into the stratosphere at a black-tie gala celebrating the arrival of Space Shuttle Endeavour in Los Angeles. The California Science Center curator, Dr. Kenneth Phillips, serves as the guest judge.
Iron Chef America : Tournament of Champions: Zakarian vs. Symon
In this second round of the Tournament of Champions, Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, winner from round 1, battles Iron Chef Michael Symon. The judges are Ree Drummond, Aarón Sánchez and Trisha Yearwood.
Chef Robert Irvine travels to Smyrna, Del., to help three generations of women who are fighting to keep the Wagon Wheel Family Restaurant open for business. The restaurant is in trouble with its frozen food, outdated decor, dysfunctional management and disrespectful staff, but there is one thing keeping the place open — muskrat is on the menu. Robert has just 2 days to repair a broken family, or even the popularity of the muskrat won't be enough to keep the wheels of this restaurant moving.