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Food Network Star: Who won Food Network Star seasons 1 and 2?

The Food Network’s signature show, Food Network Star, kicked off its fourteenth season last Sunday, a feat definitely worth celebrating with a seared Kobe steak and a sip of lemoncello, yes? As usual master chefs Bobby Flay and Giada de Laurentiis are presiding over the hopeful contestants, but do you remember who the big winners of seasons one and two were? Do the names Guy Fieri, Steve Smith or Dan McDonagh ring any bells? Fieri won season two of Food Network Star and is a household name these days, but serious foodies will recognize the last two names, aka The […]

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A Pioneer Woman Christmas! Inside Ree Drummond's Holidays on the Ranch

A Pioneer Woman Christmas! Inside Ree Drummond's Holidays on the Ranch
When Ree Drummond isn’t running the massive business empire she’s created, the Food Network star is busy raising her family on their Oklahoma ranch where the work never stops—except on holidays.

For our Holiday Entertaining issue, on newsstands now, People caught up with the Come and Get It! author to get all the details on how she and her family celebrate the festive season.

How does the Drummond family spend Christmas?

We have Christmas Eve dinner at Ladd‘s parents’ house in town—beef, mashed potatoes, burgundy mushrooms, the works!—then we go to Christmas Eve service
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Jennifer Garner's Thanksgiving Preparations Sound Intense: ''It's Precision Cooking!''

Jennifer Garner's Thanksgiving Preparations Sound Intense: ''It's Precision Cooking!''
Jennifer Garner leaves no room for error when it comes to holiday prep.  E! News chatted with the A-lister at the premiere of her new film, The Tribes of Palos Verdes, where she revealed her recipe to a perfect Thanksgiving gathering is inspired by the one and only Ina Garten.  Garner said she follows the Food Network star's step-by-step instructions, which includes making lists, lists and more lists. "I've got to get my timeline written out, à la Barefoot Contessa," Jen said, referencing Garten's super popular lifestyle show. "She really asks you to make out a timeline what needs to happen when." That timeline includes noting, Garner added,...
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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Jane Street Entertainment

Jane Street Entertainment is a full-service production firm. It is a collaboration between expert executive producers Linda Lea and Donna Macletchie. Series that the duo has executive produced has appeared on different high-end channels like: Food Network, Lifetime, HBO, USA, NBC, Hgtv and many more. Donna and Linda have executively produced six top-rated prime-time series on Food Network. These include: Food Network Star, Kitchen Casino, Rachel vs. Guy “Kids.”, Chopped, Rachel vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-off, and Sweet Genius. The veteran executive producer ladies have also done Cousins Undercover that airs on Hgtv. Jane Street is in the business of creating

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Jane Street Entertainment
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Ray J and Princess Love Giving Away 10 lbs. O' Halloween Candy

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Ray J and Princess Love are going all out to crush their neighbors for best trick or treatin' spot on the block because they're giving away 10 lbs. worth of full-size candy bars! While kids on Ray's block will be weighed down with all sorts of chocolate bars, we also found out what a bunch of other celebs are doing to curry Halloween favor this year: -- "The Chew" host and chef Michael Symon's dishing his personal fave,
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10th Annual Food Network And Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival Presented By Coca-cola

Taking over the Big Apple again this Fall, the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Coca-Cola (Nycwff) returns for its 10th anniversary October 12 – 15, 2017. With a variety of new tastings, panels and parties for attendees to enjoy while they Eat. Drink. End Hunger. at Nycwff, there are a selection of events to fit everyone’s taste buds and budget at this year’s edition.

For the femme fatale:

• As part of the Bank of America Dinner Series presented by The Wall Street Journal, acclaimed Chef Alain Ducasse hosts a celebration of women in the kitchen at his widely-lauded Benoit Bistro, on Thursday, October 12. Benoit’s newest Executive Chef Laëtitia Rouabah has tapped a “who’s who” of rising star female chefs from across the city, including Melissa Rodriguez, Executive Chef at Del Posto; Emily Yuen, Executive Chef at Bessou and Abby Swain, Pastry Chef at Fowler & Wells,
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From Cookbooks to Cosmetics! Ayesha Curry Lands a CoverGirl Contract

From Cookbooks to Cosmetics! Ayesha Curry Lands a CoverGirl Contract
Ayesha Curry is a CoverGirl!

The Food Network star of Ayesha’s Home Kitchen, bestselling author and wife of NBA superstar Stephen Curry joins an A-list crew of celebrities including Zendaya, Katy Perry, Sofia Vergara and the just-announced Issa Rae as the newest face of the makeup brand.

“My philosophy is all about seeking joy and creating balance in life. I’ve shared a lot about how I do this with food, family and faith, and now – through my partnership with CoverGirl,” Curry said in a release. “I want to share how makeup helps create those moments of happiness, confidence and self-expression.
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Ayesha Curry’s Work-Friendly Lunch Hack Will ‘Change Your Life’

Ayesha Curry’s Work-Friendly Lunch Hack Will ‘Change Your Life’
As a busy mom and chef, Ayesha Curry knows that enjoying a homemade meal for lunch is all about the prep work.

“Packing your lunch for the work week can seem like an unattainable goal especially when work gets hectic and crazy,” she tells People in our video series The Fix. “But I’m here with easier ways to a better, healthier lunch that will change your life and make packing your lunch for the work week that much better.”

Curry says the first step is making your mix-ins. The Food Network star likes to start with shredded rotisserie chicken and roasted veggies like carrots,
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Ina Garten On the Difference Between Her and ‘Rival’ Martha Stewart: ‘I Take One Step Back’

Ina Garten On the Difference Between Her and ‘Rival’ Martha Stewart: ‘I Take One Step Back’
As two of the most popular food stars on television, you might think there would be a little friendly competition between Ina Garten and Martha Stewart, when in fact, they’ve actually been supporting each other since day one.

When Garten stopped by Michael Ian Black’s podcast How to Be Amazing, he asked the Food Network star how Stewart came to write the foreword for her first book, The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook. “It seems like at the time you would have been rivals of some sort,” he says, “or was it always just, ‘We’re in the same business and we’re buddies?
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'Ace of Cakes' Star Duff Goldman Shows Off Dramatic 3-Month Weight Loss -- See the Pic!

'Ace of Cakes' Star Duff Goldman Shows Off Dramatic 3-Month Weight Loss -- See the Pic!
Looking good, Duff Goldman!

The former Ace of Cakes star took to Instagram on Tuesday to show off his noticeably slimmer physique.

Related: Janet Jackson Shows Off 50-Pound Weight Loss as She Reunites With Ex Wissam Al Mana in Court

"Wow. It's been three months and I feel like these are photos of two different people," Goldman, 42, wrote alongside a side-by-side comparison of his former self and what he looks like now.

The Food Network star has been documenting his weight loss on social media, updating his followers on his progress and workouts.

"That feeling when you lose so much weight you drop a shirt size so all your friends send you new t-shirts," he captioned one pic.

Related: Jonah Hill Looks More Fit Than Ever Walking in NYC: Pic

Another celeb who recently stepped out looking more fit than before is Jonah Hill. The 33-year-old actor has been working hard at his fitness, and is frequently
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Ace of Cakes Star Duff Goldman Reveals Dramatic 3-Month Weight Loss

Ace of Cakes Star Duff Goldman Reveals Dramatic 3-Month Weight Loss
You may not recognize Duff Goldman these days...In fact, he barely even recognizes himself! The former Ace of Cakes star took to Instagram to share a side-by-side photo of his three-month weight loss, which he's chalking up to eating clean and working out more. "Wow. It's been three months and I feel like these are photos of two different people," he captioned the photo, which sparked hundreds of comments. Several fans asked how the Food Network star went about dropping the weight to which he responded "the old school way" of "eating clean, riding my bike and lifting weights." Though this is the first time we've seen a side-by-side photo of his transformation,...
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Is “Food Network Star” Fake?

The reality cooking show “” has been the subject of a controversy for some time. While it is enjoyable to watch, there are viewers who are not convinced that it is in fact all that real. The big question for some being is the show a fake that is staged? We’ve found evidence that suggests that it is. Here is what we’ve discovered that lead us to believe this. 2016 allegations of rigging In July of 2016, fans accused judges of rigging the show to unfairly award the first place in the competition to Tragaye Fraser. It was obvious to

Is “Food Network Star” Fake?
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‘Live With Kelly And Ryan’ To Welcome Digital Stars During YouTube-Themed Week

This week, a handful of the nation’s biggest YouTube stars are slated to hit daytime TV in a major way.

Live with Kelly and Ryan, the popular syndicated morning talk show, will host a YouTube-filled week kicking off on Aug. 7, during which top creators will discuss upcoming projects and participate in YouTube-style challenges with Ryan Seacrest and his guest co-hosts in a bid to further educate viewers about social video culture.

"Live has always been a very real, unscripted, unplugged kind of show, and what these digital personalities do so well is a great fit with the Live sensibility," executive producer Michael Gelman told Tubefilter. "Also, we love a good competition, and they’re masters of creating entertaining challenges for each other, which should make for great TV."

For the special themed week, Live worked with Metro Public Relations, and many of the PR firm’s clients are scheduled to appear.
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Giada De Laurentiis Dishes on Life As a Single Mom: ‘It’s Tricky’

Giada De Laurentiis Dishes on Life As a Single Mom: ‘It’s Tricky’
As a single parent with a jam-packed career, Giada De Laurentiis knows when to call in for reinforcements.

“I think you have to ask for help whenever possible and I do,” the chef tells People of co-parenting her daughter Jade, 9, with ex-husband Todd Thompson. “Her dad is pretty good at juggling so I think you just need to be okay with asking for help because you’re going to need it.”

De Laurentiis, 46, who just launched a collection of pasta sauces and kitchen tools with Williams Sonoma, says that managing her work obligations and being a great mom is all
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Ayesha Curry Gives a Sneak Peek of Her First Cookware Collection

Ayesha Curry Gives a Sneak Peek of Her First Cookware Collection
Ayesha Curry is adding another job to her culinary resume: cookware designer.

In a series of Instagram Stories videos on Tuesday, the Food Network star, restaurant owner, cookbook author, and founder of the meal kit delivery service Homemade revealed an early look at her new line of tools and accessories for home cooks.

The star’s first collection with Meyer Corporation, which will make its debut at Target stores nationwide in October, includes porcelain enamel, hard-anodized and stainless steel cookware, cast iron, bakeware, stoneware, pantryware, cutlery and tools.

In the videos, Curry also gives a tour around her Bay Area kitchen,
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How Celebrity Chefs Are Going Beyond Soup Kitchens to Fight Hunger

How Celebrity Chefs Are Going Beyond Soup Kitchens to Fight Hunger
Perhaps it seems like a contradiction that those who cook and serve meals at the most exclusive restaurants in the world are also some of the loudest voices for causes related to food insecurity—that is, lack of reliable access to nutritional food.

“It’s a very simple reality that we feed the few, but we have the opportunity to feed the many,” Josè Andrès, the Spanish-born, D.C.-based chef who owns 27 restaurants globally, tells People. “But the two are not at odds with each other. It would be hard for me to say, when I’m 80 or 90 years old,
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Christmas Come Early! Giada De Laurentiis Teases Her Holiday Special with Adorable Daughter Jade

Christmas Come Early! Giada De Laurentiis Teases Her Holiday Special with Adorable Daughter Jade
It might only be the middle of June, but Giada De Laurentiis already has Christmas on her mind.

The Food Network star posted a series of videos to her Insta story on Monday, sharing a behind-the-scenes look at filming her holiday special, set to air sometime later this year.

“We’re doing Christmas on set today!” De Laurentiis says during the video.

The 46-year-old then opens “Giada’s Holiday Handbook” which is filled with holiday baking recipes and ideas for creating gingerbread houses, s’mores popcorn, and kid-friendly culinary projects.

De Laurentiis also posted what looks like an inspiration board decorated with reindeer,
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Bobby Flay Has an Important Message About the Type of Grill You Should Buy

Bobby Flay Has an Important Message About the Type of Grill You Should Buy
With Memorial Day kicking off the unofficial start to summer, Bobby Flay is sharing some tips to help you become a grill master all season long.

The Food Network star, who teamed up with Lipton as part of their Summer Camp event in New York City on Thursday, tells People the key to grilling the perfect chicken starts with the type of grill you are using.

“People always ask if they should use charcoal or should they use gas,” he says. “And I think if you want to use charcoal, it’s a great idea. It’s more pure, it’s got more flavor,
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'Fear the Walking Dead' Premieres to Series Low Ratings

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2017-06-07T06:12:57-07:00'Fear the Walking Dead' Premieres to Series Low Ratings

The series finale of “The Leftovers” went out on a high note in the ratings. Sunday’s conclusion of the HBO show delivered its biggest total audience (1.05 million) since the Season 1 finale and tied a season high among adults 18-49 at 0.4.

The news was not so good for the season premiere of “Fear the Walking Dead.” The first of two episodes at 9 p.m. tied a series low in adults 18-49 at 1.2, and the second hit new lows in both the 18-49 demographic (1.0) and viewers (2.7 million).

Elsewhere, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” (0.6) was on par with its usual numbers, while “Last Week Tonight” (0.5) was up a little over its last outing. “Food Network Star” premiered to a 0.4.

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Fear the Walking Dead
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Guy Fieri on His Rise to Television Fame: 'I Don't Know How That Happened'

He may be known for visiting restaurants across the country on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, but Guy Fieri says that he actually doesn’t eat out that much in his day-to-day life. In fact, he prefers to keep things healthy at home with whole grains and lots of greens.

“I eat out less at restaurants than anybody you’ve ever met, because I do a lot of that on ,” the Food Network Star told People. “My favorite thing to do in the world is cook ”

And despite the fame he’s garnered from his culinary talent, Fieri says that was never the goal.
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