What to Watch: Barefoot in Paris, the Finale of Worst Cooks and Premiere of All-Star Academy
Love is in the air, and what better way to celebrate than with chocolatey treats? Your favorite chefs have you covered, starting Saturday morning with Ree Drummond’s chocolate raspberry cheesecake and chocolate orange martinis. Then, Trisha Yearwood is celebrating her birthday by making Garth cook her favorites like chicken alfredo and double-stuffed brownies. Next, the co-hosts of The Kitchen are offering up tips on transforming instant pudding into indulgent desserts like crème brulee and chocolate cherry pudding pops. Finally, Valerie Bertinelli is celebrating Valentine’s Day by making her husband Tom’s favorite dessert: chocolate ginger mousse-filled pizzelle cones.
On Sunday morning, Guy Fieri is using chocolate for savory dishes like grilled chicken with mole negro. Then, on Giada Entertains, it’s a party filled with treats like dark chocolate macaron cake and hazelnut coffee martinis. Next, Bobby Flay has brunch covered with chocolate-drizzled scones, hot chocolate French toast and chocolate-hazelnut turnovers. After that, Ina Garten is traveling to Paris to cook with some of the city’s finest chefs and uncover some of her favorite markets, sites and eats. On Sunday night, four home cooks from All-Star Academy compete on Guy’s Grocery Games. Then, it’s the final food fight as one recruit is crowned the winner of Worst Cooks. Finally, it’s the premiere of the new season of All-Star Academy, followed by a new Cutthroat Kitchen.
Ree Drummond is whipping up the most decadent chocolate treats from white chocolate all the way down to dark! There's White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake, Dipped and Decorated Waffle Cones, Milk Chocolate Mousse and, to top it all off, a Chocolate Orange Martini.
On tour, Trisha Yearwood's husband, Garth, celebrated her birthday in a big way. Now, at home, her birthday wish is to spend a quiet day with him doing the cooking! Garth makes Double French Toast for breakfast, and then for lunch, a romantic Chicken Alfredo dish and a salad with Creamy Feta Dressing. To finish off the meal, he makes Trisha's favorite Double-Stuffed Brownies.
It's a chocolate lovers' delight with Marcela Valladolid's Decadent Chocolate Devil's Food Cake and new ways to make delicious treats with chocolate bars. Then, how to use instant pudding to make Jeff Mauro's Creme Brulee and Katie Lee's Chocolate Cherry Pudding Pops. Plus, three innovative ways to create edible flower bouquets, and Food Network's Katherine Alford shares the latest chocolate trends.
It's Valentine's Day, so Valerie Bertinelli's making Chocolate Walnut Scuffins for a sweet start to her day with her husband, Tom. After he surprises her with a Margarita tree, there's dinner of Fennel Salad with Goat Cheese and Pine Nuts followed by Spaghetti with Onion, Bacon and Tomato. For dessert, Valerie surprises Tom with his favorite Chocolate Ginger Mousse-Filled Pizzelle Cones.
When it comes to chocolate, Guy Fieri takes his savory, not sweet, so for Valentine's Day, he's whipping up Grilled Chicken with Mole Negro, where the chocolate is in the sauce! On the side, he makes Hominy with Pomegranate and Cilantro, and you won't believe what's in the vinaigrette!
It's all about chocolate as Giada De Laurentiis hosts a party for friends that features her favorite decadent ingredient. The menu features Spicy Coq Au Vin Chocolate, Eat-Your-Heart-Out Pizza, Dark Chocolate Macaron Cake and Hazelnut Coffee Martinis.
Chocolate lovers will delight in Bobby’s ultimate cocoa-filled brunch! He's serving up decadent dishes like Chocolate-Drizzled Scones, Stuffed Mexican Hot Chocolate French Toast with Cinnamon Whipped Cream, a Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Smoothie and a quick and easy recipe for Chocolate-Hazelnut Turnovers.
Ina is leading a tasty tour of Paris, uncovering all the American imprints in the French capital. She's cooking at and eating in some of the city's finest restaurants helmed by American chefs, whipping up snacks with a friend who heads up a world-famous bakery, dining with an American ex-pat and introducing us to the stunning markets, stores and fabulous people that make up her world in France.
Four home cooks from All-Star Academy are ready for Grocery Games grad school, with Curtis Stone and Richard Blais serving as guest mentors! First, they must make a fine dining dinner including all of the wacky items on Guy's list. Next, they bowl for strikes to assemble the ingredients for an American classic dish, and finally, Guy includes a surprise game for the mentors!
Chef Anne Burrell and Chef Tyler Florence each work with their final remaining recruit to plan a refined three-course menu that will be served to a panel of culinary experts. Anne and Tyler battle for bragging rights as the recruits' cooking skills are put to the ultimate test in a professional kitchen, but in the end, only the dishes can prove which recruit has gone from worst to best and will win the $25,000 prize!
The first day at All-Star Academy begins as nine home cooks enter the kitchen and meet their mentors: Alex Guarnaschelli, Robert Irvine, Curtis Stone and Andrew Zimmern. The cooks are put to the test preparing a dish using the contents of a lunch box, which the mentors taste and rank in order. Then, the mentors must cook to impress guest judge Carla Hall and win a Save Card, which they can use later to keep one of their cooks from elimination.
In a special chocolate episode, one chef has to play roulette for their chocolate chip cookie dessert ingredients. Then, two chefs have to play whack-a-mole for their mole ingredients. Finally, one chef has to play a giant marble maze as they make chocolate marble cake.