Episode 25: Hawa Hassan

Somali cook and food journalist Hawa Hassan shares the importance of stories and the inspiration behind her award-winning cookbook.

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Episode 24: Michael Symon

Michael explains his “meat-centric” style of cooking, why pork is his favorite protein and how to cook absolutely anything on the grill.

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Episode 23: The Voltaggio Brothers

Hear from brothers Bryan and Michael Voltaggio about growing up together, focusing on similar career paths and their new show, Battle of the Brothers

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Episode 22: Darnell Ferguson

Darnell “SuperChef” Ferguson shares his journey from breakfast pop-ups to full-blown restaurants and the importance of positive feedback.

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Episode 21: Christian Petroni

Chef Christian Petroni shares stories of his life growing up in the Bronx and his journey to becoming a member of the Food Network family.

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Episode 20: Scott Conant

Scott talks about how crucial travel has been in influencing his cooking style, his next dream destination and his admiration for his wife’s Turkish culture. Plus, hear about how he relocated from New York to Arizona, and what excites him about the food scene in Phoenix.

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Episode 19: Amanda Freitag

Chef Amanda Freitag talks about approachable cooking, her collection of menus and her love of culinary education.

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Episode 18: Antonia Lofaso

Hear from Antonia about growing up in an Italian-American family in Long Island and the cultural shift she experienced moving to the West Coast at an early age. Plus, she talks about balancing being a restaurateur and mom, and her personal parenting philosophy.

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Episode 17: Carla Hall

Carla Hall talks about her personal “yes” philosophy, her journey to Food Network, and how she manages to stay positive.

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Episode 16: Jet Tila

Jet and Jaymee dive into the unique challenges of Tournament of Champions and why it’s the show Jet wants to win the most.

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Episode 15: Giada De Laurentiis

Born in Rome and raised both in Italy and the United States, Giada shares stories about her childhood, and how growing up in a family of filmmakers influenced her career in both food and television.

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Episode 14: Maneet Chauhan

The newest TOC champ chats with Jaymee about an unprecedented season and the comfort dishes that take her back to her childhood in India.

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Episode 13: Maile Carpenter

Maile, the editor-in-chief of Food Network Magazine, talks about what it takes to create each issue for Food Network Magazine and the process behind choosing the cover story (including what the worst-selling cover of all time was).

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Episode 12: Tyler Florence

Tyler talks about what it was like to film in frigid Alaska for the latest season of The Great Food Truck Race and the process behind developing the intense challenges.

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Episode 11: Robert Irvine

This week, Robert talks with Jaymee about the extreme conditions that would actually make dinner impossible and how his passion for the military comes before his passion for food.

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Episode 10: Guy Fieri

Guy shares the scoop on the Tournament of Champions Randomizer in this all-access interview. Plus, he and Jaymee discuss how the blind-judging separates this competition from all others.

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Episode 9: Ali Khan

Jaymee Sire plays a game of Would You Rather and dives into a conversation with host, food writer, blogger and influencer Ali Khan. Khan talks about his lifelong obsession with food and his journey into food media.

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Episode 8: Ted Allen

Hear from Ted as he goes in-depth about the process of filming Chopped and how, after hundreds of episodes, the team has it down to a tight 10-hour day.

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Episode 7: Alex Guarnaschelli

ICAG talks about her humble start on Food Network and how she overcame a few early missteps by pumping up the charisma. Plus, she describes how her first interaction with Bobby Flay ended in tears, and she's getting real about on-set jitters.

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Episode 6: Anne Burrell

Jaymee is chatting with Anne to talk all about Worst Cooks in America. Find out if the cooks on the show are really that awful, and get Anne's advice for how to get back to basics if you’re struggling in the kitchen.

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Episode 5: Jeff Mauro

Hear from Sandwich King and larger-than-life personality Jeff Mauro about his new show, Kitchen Crash, and the unique challenge the contestants face when raiding strangers’ kitchens for ingredients.

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Episode 4: Kardea Brown

Jaymee sits down with Kardea Brown to talk about everything from her Gullah background to having a television crew move into her backyard in South Carolina. Kardea shares what it means to her to keep her Gullah traditions alive through food and the importance of sharing those flavors and recipes with others.

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Episode 3: Valerie Bertinelli

Learn how TV legend Valerie got her start on the network as well as the story behind Valerie’s Home Cooking and Kids Baking Championship. She describes what it’s like working with kids and not having the heart to eliminate any contestants. Plus, hear about her true loves — her son, Wolfie, and her many cats — and how many kings are in her family tree.

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Episode 2: Josh Capon

Jaymee chats with Josh Capon — successful chef, restaurateur and seven-time NYC Wine & Food Festival Burger Bash winner. Find out his burger secret weapon, and get his advice on how to be a good chef (spoiler: it has nothing to do with food!).

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YouTube sensation and Food Network judge Kalen Allen shares how he started making viral food recipe reaction videos that took him from full-time student to full-blown star in a matter of weeks

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About the Host

Jaymee Sire

Jaymee Sire is a food blogger and TV host. She is a former sports anchor with ESPN and has appeared as a judge on several Food Network shows, including Beat Bobby Flay and Food Network Star. Additionally, Jaymee served as the floor reporter on the premiere season of Iron Chef Showdown.