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**FOOD NETWORK NOVEMBER 2010 HIGHLIGHTS**
Food Network Crowns ‘The Next Iron Chef’ – Winner’s First Battle Ensues in Kitchen Stadium
Primetime: Tom Pizzica Exposes ‘Outrageous Food’ and Guy Fieri Finds the Ultimate ‘Tailgate Warrior’
FoodNetwork.com Gears Up for Thanksgiving with Alton Brown and Paula Deen Online Exclusives
NEW YORK – October 21, 2010 – This fall, Food Network launches an Outrageous new primetime series, crowns ‘The Next Iron Chef’, and prepares for Thanksgiving with festive holiday recipes and online exclusives. Beginning Friday, November 5th at 10pm, “Big Chef” Tom Pizzica, season six finalist from The Next Food Network Star, takes on a new challenge in his primetime series Outrageous Food – uncover out-of-this-world dishes from across the country. Guy Fieri’s hunt for the ultimate tailgate champ concludes in the finale of Tailgate Warriors with Guy Fieri on Wednesday, November 10th at 10pm. As the heated season winds down, Food Network’s search for The Next Iron Chef comes to a thrilling and rewarding end on Sunday, November 21st at 9pm as the season three winner takes on the ultimate culinary title of “Iron Chef.” With no time to waste, the winner endures his or her very first battle in Kitchen Stadium on Sunday, November 28th at 10pm. Plus, FoodNetwork.com features exclusive Thanksgiving videos, entertaining tips and scrumptious holiday recipes from favorites like Paula Deen, Alton Brown, the Neelys, Tyler Florence and more. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.
THE NEXT IRON CHEF – SEASON 3
The fiercest season-to-date concludes with the final three episodes. The winner claims the ultimate culinary title: Iron Chef. Additionally, FoodNetwork.com gives fans an exclusive look at Kitchen Stadium and the chance to win a one-of-a-kind prize with ‘Behind-the-Scenes Sweepstakes.’ The winner receives a trip to New York City for a tour of Kitchen Stadium and seats at an upcoming Iron Chef America battle.
Premiering Sunday, November 7th at 9pm
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.
Premiering Sunday, November 14th at 9pm
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.
Premiering Sunday, November 21st at 9pm – SEASON FINALE!
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.
Premieres: Friday, November 5th at 10pm
In Outrageous Food, “Big Chef” Tom Pizzica, season six finalist from The Next Food Network Star, is on a quest to unearth the most jaw-dropping, eye-popping, occasionally heart-stopping foods in the country – dishes that give “outrageous” a whole new meaning. From the oversized and absurdly spicy to the ridiculously pricey and the blatantly bizarre, Tom learns the secrets of these out-of-this-world eats from the chefs at all the locales. Years of experience working in kitchens coupled with his every-guy likeability, sharp wit, and appetite for bold food, Tom Pizzica takes Outrageous Food to new heights.
Premiering Friday, November 5th at 10pm
“The 72-Inch Burrito”
For a colossal-sized meal, Tom Pizzica visits Gus’ Mexican Cantina in Franklin, Wis., to help serve up the six-foot burrito smothered in cheese and topped with all the Mexican fixings imaginable. Next stop: Chicago’s Dog House in Chicago, a hot dog joint that redefines this classic with an alligator corn dog for the truly adventurous type. For his last stop, Tom goes to New York’s Wall Street Burger Shoppe, where tasty and expensive Kobe beef burgers come topped with black truffles, foie gras, and real gold.
Premiering Friday, November 12th at 10pm
“The Chocolate Pizza”
First up on this outrageous tour, Tom Pizzica heads to Minneapolis to hit up Burger Jones, a local favorite that challenges customers to eat a massive burger piled high with everything from grilled cheese sandwiches to chicken fried bacon. Then, he’s off to Chipshop in Brooklyn, N.Y., a fish and chips, deep-frying Mecca to fry up things like pizza and even bagels with lox. Lastly, he checks out Pizza Doctors in La Crosse, Wis., where they top pies with everything from spaghetti to breakfast cereal and even serve up sweet chocolate pizza dough covered with candy
Premiering Friday, November 19th at 10pm
Tom Pizzica builds the “Ultimate New Yorker” at Lansky’s Deli in New York, a seven pound deli sandwich with corned beef and pastrami packed between a potato knish instead of bread. At Feast in Houston, Texas, he tries heart, brain black pudding and pig face at this “nose to tail” joint. For dessert, Tom heads to Dania Beach, Fla., where a crowd of school kids help make and taste the jumbo-sized sundaes served at Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor.
Premiering Friday, November 26th at 10pm
Tom Pizzica visits Bartolini’s, an Italian restaurant in Midlothian, Ill., that challenges customers to eat a ten-pound meatball sandwich in one sitting. Then, at Church Brew Works in Pittsburgh, Pa., Tom learns an untraditional recipe for stuffing pierogies with rattlesnake and he tries some of the dishes they make with beer brewed on site. On his last stop, Tom finds Randy’s Premier Pizza in St. Paul, Mich., which challenges patrons to eat a four-foot pizza for a cash prize.
Tailgate Warriors with Guy Fieri
Guy Fieri (Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, Guy’s Big Bite) continues his search for the top “tailgate warriors” as the remaining tailgating teams compete at NFL stadiums across the country. Each week, two teams must create two appetizers, one entrée, two sides and one dessert in an hour. They will be judged by a three-person panel and scored based on taste, creativity, difficulty, and presentation. The two highest-scoring teams move on to the championship round.
Premieres: Wednesday, November 3rd at 10pm
In this round, Guy Fieri brings his culinary battle royale to The Bayou, as tailgaters representing the Minnesota Vikings take on the team from the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome. Judges include: Maile Carpenter, Editor-in-Chief of Food Network Magazine; Eddie George, former NFL Pro-Bowler; and Ray Lampe, “Dr. BBQ.”
Aside from new series and seasons, Food Network premieres all-new episodes of its popular primetime and daytime shows.
Primetime: Chopped, Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, Food Feuds, Food Network Challenge, Good Eats, Private Chefs of Beverly Hills, The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Throwdown with Bobby Flay, Unwrapped
Daytime: 5 Ingredient Fix, 30 Minute Meals, Alex’s Day Off, Barefoot Contessa, Big Daddy’s House, Cooking for Real, Dessert First with Anne Thornton, Down Home with the Neelys, Giada at Home, Guy’s Big Bite, Mexican Made Easy, Nigella Kitchen, Paula’s Best Dishes, Sandra’s Money Saving Meals, Secrets of a Restaurant Chef, Semi-Homemade with Sandra Lee, Ten Dollar Dinners
The heat rises in Kitchen Stadium as the American Iron Chefs face off against fierce new competitors.
Premieres Sunday, November 7th at 10pm
“Garces vs. Lee”
Kentucky’s Chef Edward Lee of 610 Magnolia challenges Iron Chef Jose Garces to an intense culinary battle in Kitchen Stadium. Will Chef Lee’s contemporary take on American cuisine earn him a win over Iron Chef Garces, or will he leave with a bitter taste of defeat in his mouth?
Premieres Sunday, November 21st at 10pm
“Flay vs. Greenspan”
Los Angeles chef (and season two competitor on The Next Iron Chef) Eric Greenspan of The Foundry on Melrose goes up against Iron Chef Bobby Flay. Will Chef Greenspan wow the judges with his culinary creations or feel the fiery flames of defeat at Iron Chef Flay's hands?
Premieres Sunday, November 28th at 10pm
“The Next Iron Chef Season 3 Winner vs. RJ Cooper”
Washington D.C. chef RJ Cooper of Rogue 24 enters Kitchen Stadium to be the first challenger ever to face the newest Iron Chef. Will Chef Cooper take advantage of first-time jitters, or will he help the new Iron Chef kick off a reign of domination?
The number one food and cooking destination on the Web for Thanksgiving and holiday prepares for a scrumptious and memorable Turkey Day with special online exclusives. Food Network stars like Alton Brown, Ina Garten, and Paula Deen share their favorite recipes, tips and holiday essentials. This year’s Thanksgiving content features more than 500 recipes and over 200 videos.
- Alton Brown’s Web-Exclusive Video Library: A comprehensive video collection offering Alton Brown’s no-fail dishes like Pumpkin Seed Brittle, Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole and more.
- Barefoot Contessa’s Elegant Thanksgiving Menu: Ina Garten offers a can’t-miss Turkey Day menu featuring timeless recipes like Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms, Roasted Turkey Roulade, and Pumpkin Banana Mousse Tart.
- Go-To Thanksgiving Menus: 16 menus including an all-star chef menu, a budget-friendly menu, and a next-day leftovers menu.
- Most Popular Thanksgiving Recipes: Find recipes for the most popular recipes like Alton Brown’s Good Eats Roast Turkey, Paula Deen’s Creamy Macaroni and Cheese, and Tyler Florence’s Ultimate Pumpkin Pie.
- See the Stars in Action: Watch exclusive videos with the stars, including a look back at the first Thanksgiving with Alton Brown, a review of Bobby Flay’s favorite Thanksgiving ‘Throwdowns,’ and a deep-fried turkey demonstration with the Deen family.
- No-Fail Turkey Calculator: Figure out what size bird to buy with the nifty FoodNetwork.com turkey calculator.
- Daily Tips: Keep tabs on the countdown to Thanksgiving with a helpful to-do list and endless go-to tips.
- Spice-Up-Your-Pie Sweepstakes: Weigh in on seasonal pie favorites from Food Network chefs for the chance to win $4,500!