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Scott Conant, red onion fan, hosts and judges Food Network’s new 24 Hour Restaurant Battle

Food Network has a great reality competition in the Ted Allen-hosted Chopped with its baskets of mystery ingredients, and tonight it debuts a show that seems even more like a Top Chef challenge that’s been turned into a series: 24 Hour Restaurant Battle, which debuts tonight at 10 p.m. ET. The “restaurant wars” challenge has …

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Next Iron Chef winner Jose Garces deep frying his Thanksgiving turkey

Next Iron Chef 2 winner Jose Garces beat Jehangir Mehta on Sunday’s finale of the Food Network series, and will appear on Iron Chef for the first time in mid-January. He was selected by the annoying judging panel–seriously, has there ever been a more excruciatingly whiny group of judges than Donatella Arpaia, Jeffrey Steingarten, and …

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Top Chef Masters is surprisingly delicious, Next Food Network Star is very satisfying, and Chopped is just filler

Usually, copycat shows tend to suck, but two food competitions on cable networks have done an excellent job of taking Top Chef‘s format to new levels, starting with a spin-off of that show, while an older food competition series has gotten even better with time. When Top Chef Masters was announced, I was extremely skeptical: …

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Next Food Network Star renewed for 5th, 6th seasons as Food Network adds competitions

Food Network has already renewed its fantastic competition series The Next Food Network Star for a sixth season, and its fifth season hasn’t even aired yet. The Next Food Network Star 5 will air in June, and the sixth season will air a year later. News of the renewal came in Food Network’s announcement of …

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