TV Alert: The Next Food Network Star

On Sunday, July 15, at 9pm on the Food Network, Rachael Ray will be featured in the second to last episode of The Next Food Network Star. The last three contestants appear on Rachael Ray's talk show tomorrow (with the show's judges, pictured at left) to cook their signature dishes. Their appearances will then be on The Next Food Network Star on Sunday night. I'll be interested to see if there is any behind-the-scenes stuff on the Food Network version.

8 comments:

  1. I am raising my fist and cursing RR right now. Wanted to make the Pesto Torta you always recommend for a baby shower. 3 groceries...no sundried tomato tapenade. I live in a major city for crying out loud! Found sundried tomato pesto and am using that as both the tapenade and pesto for the recipe

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  2. I actually started making it with the sun dried tomato pesto instead of the tapenade (it's cheaper and I don't end up throwing much away). So I use basil pesto, sundried tomato pesto, and garlic and herb alouette.

    The tapenade is usually in the produce section of my store, on a rack by the tomatoes. Don't know if that helps!

    You get an "E" for Effort, Jeny.

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  3. I live in Miami, and RR doesn't air until 3 p.m. EDT...I'm taping it so I don't miss a minute. (Hope it's not like lambs going to the slaughter...something tells me Rory will have her spurs on.)

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  4. Yeah, I can't wait to see how Rory and Rachael interact. Right now I can't decide whether to root for Rory or Amy on that show.

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  5. I'm taping it too. I was so happy that I had a week of new shows to tape (thanks for letting me know!) I loved the episode with John and Isaboo this week! I don't know about Rory or Amy either. Something about Rory bugs me. Amy's winning chicken recipe looked awesome. I'm going to make it.

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  6. It's definitely refreshing to see some new ones. They are patiently waiting for me on TiVo!

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  7. Vote for Amy! I rarely watch 'reality' tv, or contest type shows, but as I love the food network and happen to catch the first episode of 'The Next Food network Star' I got hooked. The food network really lucked out when JAG ended up dropping out, he was a disaster waiting to happen. He bugged me from the first show. I actually yelled at the TV when he was chosen as a finalist over Amy. I can't tell you how much I hope Amy wins! I am sorry Rory's pitch doesn't catch me at all....too busy to go to a restaurant...give me a break. On the hand I would look forward to Amy's show. I would hope with a little guidance from marketing and 'the experts' at food network she could really blossom and help all us moms. She could really play to a untapped audience at food network. An actual, current day, mom. With the right input she could show that food can be fancy and fun, without being hard...and families (even kids) can and should eat more than mac and cheese and all the other family style stand bys. I get tired of cooking the same old things for my family and am sure others do too. Sure Rachel Ray does 30 minute meals and Sandra Lee does semi-homemade, but sorry, it just means more when the tips come from an actual mom, kwim? If you think about it, not one of food network's major stars has young children (or if they do, they certainly don't incorporate that into their dialoge). Keeping my fingers crossed for Amy! If you haven't voted...go vote, it closes tomorrow am!

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  8. I seriously can't decide who to vote for. I think Amy's show would be different from anything that's on the network now and goes back to the network's roots. But Rory is so fun and approachable. Can't decide!

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