Watch: Grilling Week 2015
With the weather getting warmer and the sun shining bright, the season of outdoor cookouts and backyard BBQs is upon us. Starting on Monday, May 25, Food Network is celebrating the start of grilling season all week long. Each night, starting at 8|7c, tune in for a lineup of grilling-themed episodes of your favorite shows. Kick off grilling week with a fresh one-hour, summer-themed special of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives at 9|8c, followed by the season premiere of Guilty Pleasures at 10|9c. Join your favorite Food Network stars as they reveal the locations of their most secretive and beloved guilty pleasures.
On Saturday and Sunday morning, sit back and learn the best tips, tricks and recipes you need for the ultimate BBQ feast from premiere episodes of Trisha's Southern Kitchen, The Kitchen, Southern at Heart and Farmhouse Rules. On Saturday night, Guy Fieri will guide you on a tour of the best barbecue joints around the country with four hours of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Even the competition shows are getting ready for summer — don't miss the grill-offs on new episodes of Chopped, Beat Bobby Flay, Guy's Grocery Games and Cutthroat Kitchen throughout the week. See the schedule below for all of the premieres.
Fire up the grills and get the party started — Guy Fieri's bringin' the heat! In this one-hour special, it's all about summer. From classic burgers and dogs to smoking barbecue and beachy seafood. And don't forget dessert: Ice cream and apple pie top off this sunny showcase.
Guilty Pleasures reveals your favorite Food Network stars' deepest, darkest secrets — the over-the-top dishes they can't resist! Duff Goldman digs into a banana split big enough for King Kong, while Bobby Flay reveals a Sin City Italian meat and cheese masterpiece and Robert Irvine raves about an impossibly decadent bacon mac-and-cheese burger. Jumbo cupcakes, a piled-high pastrami sandwich and eggs Benedict Chicago style round out the menu.
It's a grilling spectacular! Four pros set out to show how good cooking over extreme heat in a short period of time can be. But what will these meat-loving competitors do with an unwelcome surprise in the appetizer basket? In the entree round, the judges hope that the chefs are able to coax some big flavors out of some dream ingredients, including Wagyu steak. And when one of the final two competitors attempts to wow the judges with a signature recipe in the dessert round, will the tried-and-true specialty turn out to be truly delicious when made with mystery basket items like marshmallow spread and stout beer?
The irons heat up on this special episode of Beat Bobby Flay when the best of the Midwest, Chef Dominic Zumpano, takes on culinary heavyweight Chef Angelo Sosa in a grilling battle. Cooking Channel's Debi Mazar and Iron Chef Michael Symon make the call on who has the chops to rake Bobby over the coals.
This trip, Guy Fieri's headed west for barbecue and beyond. In Los Angeles, there's a food court gem grilling up homemade chorizo and a Yucatan turkey special. Then, in Las Vegas, two funky joints are firing up the grill and slinging dishes that'll have you licking your chops ... and your fingers.
Trisha's brother-in-law and his wife are coming over to share some favorite family grilling recipes like Mike's Pork Candy, Mary's Baked Beans, In the Husk Grilled Corn on the Cob and Trisha's Grilled Pineapple, served with ice cream and a warm apricot sauce.
Fire up the grill for a delicious Alabama White Sauce Chicken recipe and then see how to doctor up store-bought barbecue sauce. Geoffrey Zakarian shows how to grill a lobster, and Katie Lee has a colorful quinoa side salad. Plus, get tips to set up the perfect barbecue buffet, grill trends, answers to your most common grill questions and a recipe for a Tequila Sunrise.
Damaris Phillips invites her family over for a grilling feast potluck. She starts with a spicy banana pepper-and-jalapeno compote that's slathered over a beautiful grilled pork tenderloin. With the grill lit up, she uses it to bring smoky, caramelized goodness to her grilled succotash pasta salad, and even cherries and oranges are grilled for her out-of-this-world grilled old fashioned cocktail.
Nothing gives Nancy Fuller a greater thrill than putting the pedal to the metal in her farm truck, so she's grilling up a race-themed menu for her family before they head out to the racetrack. She's making grilled barbecue chicken sandwiches, grilled fruit and vegetable kebabs, Victory Lap Nachos and, for dessert, Checkered Flag Cake.
Experienced chefs from all over the country are fired up about making their best grilled dish until Guy Fieri informs them they can only use ingredients that begin with A, B or G (for "Always Be Grilling"). Next, chefs must incorporate tamarind paste into their meaty madness. The final two chefs go head-to-head with their family-favorite recipes as the store closes around them in a fast-paced grill-off!
Four chefs are fired up to be named Cutthroat's grill master. One chef makes a dish that almost tastes like chicken. Then somebody feels the heat while tied to a rotisserie. Finally, burgers are made as never before.