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August 3, 2011 / Faith Whitfield

First Look at Jersey Shore in Italy

Somebody out there actually cares about the Jersey Shore cast, and someone is probably out there saying, “I can’t wait for the new season; I have to see what their place in Italy looked like! I have to see where all the staged fights and sex scenes happened in Europe! I have to get a real life!”

Click here to take a look.

November 21, 2010 / Faith Whitfield

Who Will Become "The Next Iron Chef"?

Food Network Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto

Image by stevegarfield via Flickr

After a season packed with grueling challenges, only two chefs remain to battle it out for the ultimate culinary title of Iron Chef. The challengers head to New York for a Thanksgiving-themed showdown in legendary Kitchen Stadium where they face a true Iron Chef challenge: prepare five creative and delicious dishes in 60 minutes using the always-feared Secret Ingredient. In addition to the season’s three judges, the finalists also try to impress special guest judges – Iron Chefs Bobby Flay and Masaharu Morimoto. In the end, only one chef will reign supreme to earn the title of The Next Iron Chef.

November 14, 2010 / Faith Whitfield

The Chefs Demonstrate the Art of Seduction on "The Next Iron Chef"

Alton Brown

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Stress levels skyrocket as the remaining chefs face the test of seduction. In the Secret Ingredient Challenge, the competitors find themselves at the bar inside Jean-Georges Steakhouse at the Aria Hotel where they have 30 minutes to create a cocktail and snack using liquor that seduces the judges’ taste buds, including guest judge Charlotte Voisey, a renowned mixologist. Next, the chefs meet host Alton Brown in a posh Sky Villa on Aria Hotel’s 59th floor for the Chairman’s Challenge. They have only 90 minutes to create an elaborate three-dish meal using luxurious ingredients gathered from restaurants in the hotel. Two chefs leave in an intense double elimination, and the last two standing prepare for the final battle in Kitchen Stadium.

November 7, 2010 / Faith Whitfield

Watch "Black Girls Rock" Tonight

On Saturday, October 16, 2010, BET Networks took  over the historic Paradise Theatre in New York City for the star-studded affair honoring some of the most exceptional women of color in the country.  BLACK GIRLS ROCK! represents a select group of extraordinary individuals whose contributions and accomplishments have enriched and advanced our culture. The network premiere will be televised exclusively on BET, Sunday, November 7th @ 8 – 10 p.m.*

November 7, 2010 / Faith Whitfield

The Chefs Use Chocolate as Their Inspiration on "The Next Iron Chef"

Host Alton Brown and the Chairman welcome the remaining five chefs to Las Vegas on the CityCenter promenade and present them with a test of inspiration. World-champion pastry chef Jean-Phlippe Maury meets the contestants in a pastry kitchen with his dessert showpiece collection and reveals chocolate as their secret ingredient. The contenders must then create a wedding-worthy chocolate dessert. For the Chairman’s Challenge, the chefs prepare a buffet inspired by the modern Las Vegas surroundings in just three hours, with the threat of a double elimination adding to the pressure.

October 31, 2010 / Faith Whitfield

The Chefs Show Respect for the Lowly Potato on "The Next Iron Chef"

In this “all-American” episode, the six remaining competitors face the test of respect. For the Secret Ingredient Challenge, the kitchen doors open to reveal a Humvee packed with thousands of pounds of potatoes. Guest expert and judge Lt. Col. Barnes of the U.S. Army explains the challenge: showing respect for the potato (the peeling of which was formerly military punishment) by creating a potato dish in 45 minutes. In the Chairman’s Challenge, the chefs must show respect for the United States by cooking four dishes representing the four main regions on the map: North, South, East, and West. Before elimination, Alton Brown reveals that the five surviving chefs will travel to Las Vegas. One chef gets eliminated while the rest hop on the plane to Sin City.

Watch The Next Iron Chef Sundays at 9:00 ET/PT on Food Network.

October 24, 2010 / Faith Whitfield

The Chefs Undertake a Transformation on Tonight's "The Next Iron Chef"

The remaining seven chefs undertake a test of transformation. In the Secret Ingredient Challenge, the chefs transform traditional American condiments and sauces like ketchup, ranch dressing, and mayonnaise into unique recipes. Next, the competitors get sent to the San Diego County Fair where they must gather ingredients from the concession stands in a mad dash to transform their fair food into Iron Chef-worthy dishes for the Chairman’s Challenge. During the difficult battle, the chefs prepare their food on “The Outlaw Grill,” the world’s largest grill, but one of the chefs can’t take the heat and gets eliminated.

Watch The Next Iron Chef Sundays at 9:00 ET/PT on Food Network.


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