The Next Food Network Star: … And The Winner Is …

Home cook Melissa d'Arabian won season 5 of the Next Food Network Star.  Melissa a former business woman is a stay-at-home mother of 4 from Kellar, Texas. Melissa's show Kitchen Survival will premiere Sunday August 9th. This is the first time a non-professional has won. In the past it has seemed that the one or … Continue reading The Next Food Network Star: … And The Winner Is …

Next Food Network Star Week 8

This is the biggest week yet. It is down to the final three. The  challenge is inspired by the movie Julie and Julia.  The finalist are to present a three course meal with a live demo at Emeril's Miami restaurant for several Food Network stars and food critic.  Michael, Jamika and Katie were back as … Continue reading Next Food Network Star Week 8

Next Food Network Star Week 7

It is down to the final four this week.  This week the judges decided to have some fun with the final four. The first challenge was too perform a live demo on a Miami morning show. However the contestants were punked. Each demo was rigged with "problems". In the second challenge after the finalist selected … Continue reading Next Food Network Star Week 7

The Next Food Network Star Week 6

Well, the judges decision this week was a big surprise.  It was the quirky but lovable Michael Proietti who got booted. I believe the judges made the wrong decision. According to the results of fan voting on the Food Network website I'm not the only one who disagrees with the judges.  By the way the … Continue reading The Next Food Network Star Week 6

The Next Food Network Star Week 4

One of the few reality competition type shows I watch is The Next Food Network Star.   The show starts with 10 finalist and each week one is eliminated. Most of the finalist are professionals but there is always at least one "home cook" each season. Weeks 1 & 2 The weakest finalists were eliminated the … Continue reading The Next Food Network Star Week 4