What to Watch: Trisha's Favorite Foods, Giada's Kid-Friendly Recipes and a Star Returns to the Competition
This weekend, Food Network has a bunch of new episodes that cover cooking for special occasions, for special guests and even for yourself. And if you've been watching Star Salvation, you know that one eliminated Food Network Star will be returning to the competition this Sunday.
First on Saturday morning, Ree is banking a few family-favorite recipes for the freezer to have on hand for later. Then, Trish and her sister Beth are cooking up all of Trisha's favorite foods. On Barefoot Contessa, Ina is back in Brooklyn visiting a few famous eateries for inspiration in her own cooking. On Giada at Home, Giada is cooking kid-friendly recipes for her daughter's dance class.
On Sunday morning, Jamie Deen is celebrating his brother, Bobby's, birthday with a menu of all of Bobby's favorite dishes. Then Bobby Flay is cooking up a Spanish barbecue menu. Come back in the evening for a new episode of Food Court Wars as two teams try to win over the citizens of their town, Wausau, Wis., with a casual diner versus a healthy food spot. Afterward on Food Network Star, the finalists are surprised to find out a former finalist returns to the show. This episode's challenge will have them taping a food show that tests their storytelling skills. And on Restaurant: Impossible, Robert must help revitalize a 26-year-old family restaurant business that's in desperate need of more motivated management from the family.
Ree's taking the opportunity to stock up the freezer with family-favorite recipes that she considers her standbys. Today she's making Sour Cream Noodle Bake, chicken pot pies with thyme pastry, and creamy carrot soup.
Trisha loves cooking for her friends and family, many of whom join her in the kitchen on her show. But today it's all about Trisha and her sister Beth. The two ladies are making some of Trisha's favorite recipes including Trisha's easy Thousand Island Dressing, Creamed Beef on toast, and Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake.
Once again, Ina is exploring Brooklyn, checking out eateries that serve some classic dishes with the volume turned up. First, at the Mile End Deli, Ina's shown how they shake things up with classic chopped liver. Then she makes bratwurst at Prime Meats Restaurant. Later Ina takes a trip around the Smorgasburg market where she buys cheesecakes. Back home she makes French Flageolet Beans.
Giada creates a delicious lunch for Jade and her friends after a fun dance lesson at home. On the menu are some traditional kid favorites that the girls are sure to enjoy, including Sweet Apple Pops, cheesy pizzas and Carrot Fries with Lemon-Mint Dip.
It's Bobby Deen's birthday, so big brother Jamie is cooking his favorite foods. On the birthday menu are Oven-Roasted Brussels Sprout Salad with Baby Arugula, Real Hungarian Beef Goulash and Stout Birthday Cake with Caramel Sauce.
Bobby is making a barbecue menu with Spanish flair. His recipes include a seafood salad, Fire Roasted Baby Lamb Chops with Smoked Paprika-Orange BBQ Sauce, Grilled Portobello Salad with Hazelnut Pesto, and Strawberry-Pink Grapefruit Rose Sangria.
On this episode of Food Court Wars in Wausau, Wis., two teams will battle it out to win their very own food court restaurant. Tyler and Sarah want to utilize their restaurant knowledge to open up a casual dining restaurant called Casual Joe's. Carlie and Brianna are on a mission to bring healthy food to their comfort food-loving hometown with The Wrap Trap. One team will promote their menu at an enduro race and the other at a roller derby. Then the teams will have a chance to sell their food at the mall in a battle of comfort food vs. healthy food — the one with the most sales wins.
Food Network stars need to be able to describe food in a way that brings it to life for the viewer. In this episode's Star challenge, the five remaining finalists are joined by the one finalist saved in Star Salvation. The six will be divided into two teams to film a three-minute "food story show" about a pizza joint and a doughnut shop. Guest judges from The Hollywood Reporter will screen and critique their performances. The least successful team will land in the bottom three.
Chef Robert makes his way to Edibles' Restaurant & Pub in Horsham, Pa., to find a 26-year-old family restaurant suffering from a complete lack of inspiration and motivation. In order to fix this restaurant, Robert must spend precious time letting the family air their grievances and motivate them to take responsibility for their restaurant before he can tackle the inedible food, dirty kitchen and drab decor.