If you’re a foodie, Food Network offers plenty of delicious programs for you to explore. From cooking shows and baking competitions, there’s something for everyone on this channel!
One of the most beloved shows on Food Network is Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. This long-running show showcases some of America’s finest restaurants.
Diners Drive-Ins and Dives
Guy Fieri hosts this “road trip” show that takes viewers around America to explore diners, drive-in restaurants and dive bars while sampling their unique offerings.
Each episode focuses on a particular theme, like burgers or comfort food, and the host visits multiple eateries to sample their cuisine. He often interacts with both customers and kitchen staff at each location.
Before filming an episode, the production team conducts extensive research. Not only do they send out a request for suggestions, but they also interview owners and employees of potential locations to gain insight.
Some locals enjoy watching their favorite places featured on the show, while others worry it could damage their businesses. Despite potential dangers, many restaurants have reported an immediate surge in business after DD&D episodes and long-term growth as the show continues to air.
Her show Barefoot Contessa debuted in 2002 and quickly gained a loyal following ever since.
Her culinary career began when she purchased a specialty food store in 1978. Without any prior experience in the food service industry, it was an investment she knew would pay off.
At East Hampton Market in New York, customers enjoyed catered events as well as delicious breads, salads, dinners and baked goods – many of whom left with a newfound appreciation for upscale comfort foods.
Ultimately, Garten sold her shop and began writing cookbooks. Later she started filming for her Food Network show that bears her store’s name.
She and her husband Jeffrey own a 2,000 square foot barn in East Hampton that serves as the set for Barefoot Contessa. Inside is an inviting kitchen equipped with all of their necessary gear to film on location.
Ina Garten has achieved great success in the food world. She’s a Daytime Emmy winner, New York Times bestselling author and long-time host of her show Barefoot Contessa on Food Network.
Be My Guest with Ina Garten (launching March 26), invites guests to her home for an entertaining day of recipes, large cocktails and lively conversations. Ina’s first season includes conversations with award-winning actress Julianna Margulies over Ina’s Real Margaritas and Halibut with Herb Butter; James Beard Award nominated Chef Erin French; turndown service for beloved broadcaster Willie Geist; as well as Hollywood director/producer power couple Rob Marshall and John DeLuca.
Fans who adore Ina’s upbeat personality and easygoing charm will want to check out Be My Guest with Ina Garten. Packed full of simple recipes and non-stop laughs, it’s the ideal way to spend an afternoon. Even better, Be My Guest with Ina Garten is available on several platforms including Discovery+’ hour-long version and half an hour abridged version on Saturdays at noon EDT/PDT.
Chopped, one of Food Network’s most beloved shows, challenges four chefs to prepare a three-course meal using mystery ingredients in each round. The dishes must be completed before time runs out, and those who fail must be eliminated from the competition.
On the show, chefs must incorporate mystery basket ingredients into appetizers, entrees and desserts. Recipes are judged based on presentation, taste and creativity by a panel of judges.
The Food Network Kitchens team carefully selects each basket ingredient to give it multiple uses. This way, they can guarantee that recipes are not only unique and tasty, but also exciting for their viewers.
The Food Network Kitchens team has put together a list of recipes using Chopped’s mystery basket ingredients so you can try them at home. If you’ve ever been curious how to transform canned chicken or Spam into something delectable, look no further – you’ll be pleasantly surprised at what can be accomplished with these unique items!