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    Good Eats

    Good Eats

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    Food Network (ended 2012)
    Food can be fun! That's the message of Good Eats, where host Alton Brown explores the ways that food is prepared and the whys of food science. Along the way he and his cast of characters and experts slip in history, comedy, pop references, and (most of the time) a generous pinch of kosher salt. If you want to go beyond what to do into why you do it, then tune in to Good Eats on the Food Network!moreless
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    Hell's Kitchen

    Hell's Kitchen

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    FOX
    Aspiring young chefs are put to the ultimate challenge in Hell's Kitchen, a reality television competition starring world renowned chef Gordon Ramsay. Each of these chefs dreams of fame and fortune, but many soon find their dreams becoming nightmares. Chef Ramsay demands quality and the intensity of the challenges is beyond anything the contestants can ever imagine. Split into two teams, they must compete against each other to provide their very best in the kitchen. If they do, they are lavishly rewarded with everything from extravagant trips to a ride on Ramsay's personal yacht. Those that fail are forced to suffer humiliating punishment. At the end of each episode, the chef who provided the best performance in Ramsay's opinion on the losing team is chosen to select two chefs from their own team for elimination. They must then give their reasons for their selection. Though one of these two chefs may be eliminated, Ramsay is under no obligation to choose either, and the final decision as to who is sent home is made solely by him. From Waffle House chefs to executive chefs, the competitors are tested in every way possible, from leadership skills to culinary skills. Traditional challenges include a taste-test of everyone's palette and special events such as birthdays and weddings. The chefs, however, must always be on their toes, as they never know when surprises may be coming. Previous season - Hell's Kitchen aired the fifth season at 9 P.M. on Thursdays In this, the fifth season, contestants competed for the position of head chef at a restaurant in the Atlantic City's Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa-- one being built specifically for the winner. This season's crop featured what executive producer Kent Weed promised to be "the best chefs we've ever assembled," with everything from a cooking-school instructor to a food-court chicken fryer. There were many contenders, but many dramatic twists as well. You can catch repeats of various seasons of the program on FOX Reality, which has the rights to repeats of the show. Theme Tune - "Fire" by the Ohio Players The first season of Hell's Kitchen is now available in stores across the United States on DVD. The DVD is billed as "raw and uncensored" and also features bonuses such as cast and crew interviews & a tour of the Hell's Kitchen set. And if you enjoy Hell's Kitchen, you might also enjoy Kitchen Nightmares, as well as Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, available in the United States on BBC America.moreless
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    Kitchen Nightmares

    Kitchen Nightmares

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    FOX (ended 2014)
    Gordon Ramsay's British series gets made over for America. In this series, Ramsay will hit the road to help many a struggling restaurant find the path to success in just one week.moreless
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    Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

    Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

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    Food Network
    Guy Fieri, former winner of 'The Next Food Network Star 2,' is the host of this new show from the Food Network. Join Guy along with the Food Network as he travels the country in his 1967 Chevy Camaro, cruising around for the best examples of retro dining the US has to offer.moreless
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    Top Chef

    Top Chef

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    Bravo
    Top Chef season 12 celebrates Boston's transition from Beantown to a destination city for fine dining. The season is flavored with celebrity diners, renowned chefs, cultural sites, and newly energized challenges and rules for the competition.

    Top Chef: Boston begins with 16 chefs in contention for the title. This season adds sudden death Quickfire challenges that pop up randomly. Each round's challenges take advantage of the city's rich cultural history and local ingredients. Locations will include famous venues, old and new, including visits to Fenway Park and Plimoth Plantation. Guest judges and diners will range from superstar chefs to sports stars and celebrities.

    Padma Lakshmi continues as host and judge, along with returning head judge Tom Colicchio. Gail Simmons, and Hugh Acheson continue as judges, and, in a Top Chef first, a former winner – Richard Blais – joins the panel of judges. The Top Chef title includes a feature in Food & Wine magazine, the opportunity for the winner to showcase his or her skills at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, Colorado, and $125,000 to help turn the winner's culinary dreams into reality. Top Chef is produced by Magical Elves Productions, which Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz serve as executive producers.

    Broadcast History (All times E/P):
    Seasons 8-12 – Wednesday, 10:00 pm
    Season 7, Episodes 10-14 – Wednesday, 10:00 pm
    Season 7, Episodes 1-9 – Wednesday, 9:00 pm (Displaced from its regular time slot by Bravo's Work of Art: the Next Great Artist.)
    Seasons 1-6 – Wednesday, 10:00 pm

    Awards:
    2015 Emmy Awards (67th)
    Nominated – Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

    2014 Emmy Awards (66th)
    Nominated – Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

    2013 Emmy Awards (65th)
    Nominated – Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
    Nominated – Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming ("Glacial Gourmand")

    2012 Emmy Awards (64th)
    Nominated – Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
    Nominated – Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming ("Fit for an Evil Queen")
    Nominated – Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming ("Fit for an Evil Queen")

    2011 Emmy Awards (63rd)
    Nominated – Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
    Nominated – Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming ("Give Me Your Huddled Masses")
    Nominated – Outstanding Directing for Reality Programming ("Give Me Your Huddled Masses")
    Nominated – Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming ("Give Me Your Huddled Masses")

    2011 James Beard Awards
    Winner – Television Program, In Studio or Fixed Location (Season Seven)

    2010 Emmy Awards (62nd)
    Winner – Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
    Nominated – Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming ("Masters Get Schooled" "Vivre Las Vegas")
    Nominated – Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming ("Vivre Las Vegas")

    2009 Emmy Awards (61st)
    Nominated – Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
    Nominated – Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming ("The Last Supper")
    Nominated – Outstanding Directing for Reality Programming ("The Last Supper")
    Nominated – Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program (Host Padma and Co-host Tom)
    Nominated – Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming ("The Last Supper")

    2008 Emmy Awards (60th)
    Nominated – Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
    Nominated – Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming ("Finale (Part 1)")
    Winner – Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming ("First Impressions")

    2008 James Beard Awards
    Winner – Television Food Special ("Top Chef Holiday Special")
    Nominated – Television Food Show, National and Local (Season Three)

    2007 Emmy Awards (59th)
    Nominated – Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
    Nominated – Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming (Episode 209 ["Seven"])moreless
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    30 Minute Meals with Rachael Ray

    30 Minute Meals with Rachael Ray

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    Food Network
    Would you believe you can make impressive and delectable meals at home in less time than it takes to get takeout? Let Rachael Ray show you how easy it can be. From comfort food to sophisticated fare for entertaining, Rachael promises that her dazzling dishes will never take more than 30 minutes to make, from start to finish. Now you can put great food on the table, and still have time to enjoy your family, friends or tackle that home improvement project you've been waiting to get your hands on. "And remember, a good meal is never more than 30 minutes away." Rachael Ray is also the host of Food Network's $40 a Day, Inside Dish and Tasty Travels. *All The Synopses Are Taken From FoodTV.Com* 30 Minute Meals Airs: EASTERN AND PACIFIC TIME ZONES: Monday thru Friday: 2:30pm, 6:00pm and 6:30pm Saturday and Sunday: 8:30am and 11:30am MOUNTAIN TIME ZONE: Monday thru Friday: 3:30pm, 7:00pm and 7:30pm Saturday and Sunday: 9:30am and 12:30pm CENTRAL TIME ZONE: Monday thru Friday: 1:30pm, 5:00pm and 5:30pm Saturday and Sunday: 7:30am and 10:30ammoreless
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    Ace of Cakes

    Ace of Cakes

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    Food Network (ended 2011)
    Ace of Cakes is a reality series that follows a group of eclectic cake decorators in Baltimore, led by Food Network Challenge star Duff Goldman. With an attitude and personality more suited for rock stardom than running a specialty cakes business, Duff shuns the traditional approach to cake making and decorating. Using power tools and with the help of his artistic staff, Duff creates some of the most amazing cakes ever seen. From abstract wedding cakes to a cake shaped as a Jeep so detailed it looks like it could actually run, these cakes are more than delicious – they're works of art.moreless
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    Iron Chef America

    Iron Chef America

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    Food Network
    In Iron Chef America, another in the series of "Iron Chef" shows, chefs from all across the country and even the world do battle with four Iron Chefs, Mario Batali, Bobby Flay, returning Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto (from the original series) and their newest Iron chef, and the first ever female Iron Chef, Cat Cora. Mark Dacascos is the new "Chairman" for this show (portrayed as the nephew of the original Chairman Kaga). Alton Brown (Good Eats) provides commentary during the battle, with Kevin Brauch (The Thirsty Traveller) doing reporting on-the-scene updates. Whose cuisine will reign supreme?moreless
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    The Chew

    The Chew

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    ABC
    The Chew will focus on food from every regard - as a source of health, happiness, family, friendship, fitness, romance, weight loss, travel and adventure. Viewers will get the dish on anything everything related to food. It will focus on new food trends, pesticides in food and urban gardens. Hosts include Mario Batali, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly, Michael Symon and Daphne Oz.moreless
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    Kitchen Confidential

    Kitchen Confidential

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    FOX (ended 2005)
    "Kitchen Confidential," based on Anthony Bourdain's memoir about food, drugs and working in the kitchens of top restaurants. It is a single camera comedy.

    Jack Bourdain, played by Bradley Cooper, had it all but that all changed after one wild night. Four years later, he only has a great girlfriend and an average job working in her restaurant as an aide in Pizza Chain Kitchen. But, when Pino Lugeria contacts him to become Head Chef of his famous restaurant, Nolita, Jack knows this is an offer he cannot refuse. To further back up the offer, his girlfriend tells him he cannot afford to pass up an opportunity like this.

    He then recruits his old friends, Seth Richman (Nicholas Brandon) the pastry chef, Teddy Wong (John Cho), the seafood Chef and Steven (Owain Yeoman) who is his sous-chef. Not everything is perfect, given that the previous wait staff, particularly Mimi (Bonnie Somerville), believe he will run the restaurant into the ground. But Pino, and everyone, will be witnessing if he is capable of steering clear of his old ways.moreless
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    Iron Chef Japan

    Iron Chef Japan

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    Fine Living
    Iron Chef is an innovative cooking competition from Japan. Originally produced by Fuji TV, Iron Chef combined the excitement of a one on one sports competition with gourmet cooking.

    The title Iron Chef comes from the original Japanese title, Ironmen of Cooking.

    This innovative game show was always popular in its native Japan, but it found international success when the Food Network bought the series and began airing English dubbed episodes. It became a cult c as viewers were treated to exotic ingredients and innovative cooking techniques. No expense was spared. Chefs seemed to have almost limitless supplies of the most exotic and expensive gourmet ingredients.

    The competition is hosted by Chairman Kaga, an over-the-top master of ceremonies. He introduced a "secret ingredient" that the challenger and the chosen Iron Chef had to incorporate into every dish. Originally, the program was 30 minutes long, but it was soon expanded to an hour format. Each chef presented his/her dishes to a panel of 3-4 judges who rated the dishes to crown a winner. All of the competitions occurred in a specially designed "kitchen stadium".

    The New York Times once described Iron Chef as "kamikaze cooking". Iron Chefs and their competitors became celebrities in their own right. Storylines developed between groups determined to defeat the Iron Chefs.

    The show was so successful in English speaking countries that several spin-offs, specials, and updated versions were produced. On May 5, 2008, Fine Living, a sibling channel of Food Network owner Scripps Howard, began airing the show under the title of Iron Chef Japan, as not to confuse it with Food's Iron Chef America spin off series. They also assigned new production codes and replaced the old music with something different.moreless
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    Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern

    Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern

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    Travel Channel
    Andrew Zimmern wanders the globe searching for strange and unusual delicacies. In each destination, Andrew samples the native culinary delights. However, he doesn't go in for the normal foods that tourists would be drawn to. Instead, he goes after the strangest foods that the location has to offer. He explains the taste, texture and history of all the foods he tastes. Destinations include: U.S. gulf coast, Morocco, Spain, Scotland, and the Philippines.

    Bizarre Foods is a product of Tremendous! Entertainment and the Travel Channel.moreless
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    Barefoot Contessa

    Barefoot Contessa

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    Food Network
    Ina Garten knows how to entertain with simplicity, style and fun. Visit with Ina at home in the sumptuous Hamptons of New York to discover her shortcuts and strategies for make-ahead menus, fabulous food and memorable parties. Ina also shows you some local Hampton shops where she shops at and her store that she use to own. The show is shot in her very own kitchen.moreless
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    Dinner: Impossible

    Dinner: Impossible

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    Food Network (ended 2010)
    With extraordinary skill and delicious results, Chef Robert Irvine delivers remarkable menus for either small groups or big crowds every week in spite of tremendous obstacles. In each mission, Chef Irvine is faced with culinary challenges that are unique to Dinner: Impossible in which he must overcome time restrictions, weather, personnel shortages, and interesting hurdles characteristic to the show, and creates a real risk that he may not complete his challenge.

    Broadcast History:

    Seasons 1-4 Master Chef Robert Irvine is presented with an unusual culinary challenge each week. Will he be able to come up with an authentic 18th century meal? Will he be able to create a rich culinary experience for 150 passengers on a luxury train? Watch one of the most respected and talented chefs in the world works with his two sous chefs, George and George, as he overcomes obstacles and delivers a culinary masterpiece.

    Broadcast Time: 10 p.m. Wednesdays E/P (Seasons 1-3 half-hour, Season 4 one hour)

    Season 5 Iron Chef and Restaurateur Michael Symon (Lola and Lolita in Cleveland, Ohio) takes on brand new challenges in season five, along with his sous chefs, Tim and Greg. Watch as this Culinary Institute of America graduate is challenged with missions most chefs would run from screaming, and enjoy the new rebel attitude as Michael and his Harley ride into each impossible dinner challenge.

    Broadcast Time: 10 p.m. Wednesdays E/P (half-hour)

    Seasons 6-8 Chef Robert Irvine returns to the show and is met with harder challenges and even more difficult venues for his trouble. These seasons included trips to the X Games, a roulette wheel that determined the number of diners, cooking for television casts and football teams, a fundraiser, and many more. Through it all, Irvine tried to maintain his cool and give everyone the culinary event of their lives.

    Broadcast Time: 10 p.m. Wednesdays E/P (one hour)

    Program Notes Robert Irvine was released after resumé discrepancies were exposed by Florida's St. Petersburg Times on February 17, 2008. He had taped three of the 13 one-hour episodes that had been ordered, which were burned off during the summer of 2008. The Food Network hired a new host, Michael Symon, and ordered 10 half-hour episodes that aired near the end of the summer 2008, although early press claimed these episodes would be one hour in length.

    Dinner: Impossible with Chef Symon at the helm took a slightly different tone, which illustrated the differences between a restaurateur caterer and an event chef. Fewer dishes were produced in each episode, and Michael's laid-back attitude was poles apart from Robert's highly charged delivery. On November 20, 2008, 15 days after Symon's fifth episode, The Food Network quietly released a written statement that Robert Irvine would return the following March with six one-hour episodes, although the date was pushed to April 2009. In a Cleveland.com interview on November 21, 2008, Simon indicated he knew when he accepted the job that it was almost certain that it would be for one season, but his contract prevented him from discussing it until after the announcement.moreless
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    Bar Rescue

    Bar Rescue

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    Spike TV
    Jon Taffer, a well-known restaurant and bar consultant, shares his tips for running a successful business.
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    The Pioneer Woman

    The Pioneer Woman

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    Food Network
    Blogger and cookbook author Ree Drummond draws inspiration from her food blog, "The Pioneer Woman," where she expresses her journey from city girl to rancher wife at her very own Oklahoma ranch.moreless
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    The Next Food Network Star

    The Next Food Network Star

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    Food Network
    Have you ever thought you could host your own show? Food Network tests that belief in this competition that focuses on both cooking proficiency and camera skills.

    Season 12 begins with 12 new finalists, unique and intense challenges, plus guest judges culled from Food Network and Top Chef, and scattered press and celebrities. This season starts in Los Angeles and ends in Food Network's hometown of New York City. On the way, the finalists will have to prove themselves in a variety of venues — food festivals, interactive media, television appearances, and various party types. Through it all the finalists must always demonstrate the overarching theme of this competition: excellence in the kitchen, ability to share their points of view, and an on-camera presence that will attract fans and newbies alike. Join the fun as these hopefuls compete for their dream.

    Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis return as mentors, and are also part of the Selection Committee. The viewer-voted winner continues, a new show, Food Network: Comeback Kitchen premieres which gives one finalist from previous seasons to join Food Network Star from the beginning, and Star Salvation returns for season four, giving one eliminated finalist the chance to return for the finale. The winner is awarded his or her own Food Network show, a headlining spot at the New York City Wine & Food Festival, and a feature in Food Network Magazine. Produced by LEG/Triage Entertainment.

    Broadcast History (All Times E/P):
    • Season Twelve – as Food Network Star – Sunday 9:00 pm
    12 finalists (Plus one from Comeback Kitchen added in the premiere, and one from Star Salvation for the finale)
    Mentors: Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis
    Committee: Bob Tuschman, Susie Fogelman, Brown, Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis

    • Season Eleven – as Food Network Star – Sunday 9:00 pm
    12 finalists
    Mentors: Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis
    Committee: Bob Tuschman, Susie Fogelman, Brown, Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis

    • Season Ten – as Food Network Star – Sunday 9:00 pm
    12 finalists
    Mentors: Alton Brown, Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis
    Committee: Bob Tuschman, Susie Fogelman, Alton Brown, Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis

    • Season Nine – as Food Network Star – Sunday 9:00 pm
    12 finalists
    Mentors: Alton Brown, Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis
    Committee: Bob Tuschman, Susie Fogelman, Alton Brown, Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis

    • Season Eight – as Food Network Star – Sunday 9:00 pm
    15 finalists
    Mentors: Alton Brown, Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis
    Committee: Bob Tuschman, Susie Fogelman
    (Note: For reasons never fully explained by the network, this season's winner parted ways with the mentor and had the previously guaranteed six-episode show turned into a one-hour special.)

    • Season Seven – as Food Network Star – Sunday 9:00 pm
    15 finalists
    Host: Bobby Flay
    Committee: Bob Tuschman, Susie Fogelson, Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis

    • Season Six – Sunday 9:00 pm
    12 finalists
    Host: Bobby Flay
    Mentor: Giada
    Committee: Bob Tuschman, Susie Fogelson, and Bobby Flay

    • Season Five – Sunday 9:00 pm
    10 finalists
    Host: Bobby Flay
    Committee: Bob Tuschman, Susie Fogelson, and Bobby Flay

    • Season Four – Sunday 10:00 pm
    10 finalists
    Host: Bobby Flay
    Committee: Bob Tuschman, Susie Fogelson, and Bobby Flay

    • Season Three – Sunday 9:00 pm
    11 finalists
    Host: A Different Food Network Personality Each Week
    Committee: Bob Tuschman, Susie Fogelson, and Each Week's Host

    • Season Two – Sunday 9:00 pm
    Eight Finalists
    Host: Marc Summers
    Committee: Bob Tuschman, Susie Fogelson, and Bobby Flay

    • Season One – Sunday 9:00 pm
    Eight Finalists (one team of two)
    Host: Marc Summers
    Committee: Bob Tuschman, Susie Fogelson, and Gordon Elliott

    Notes:
    Seasons 9- produced by LEG/Triage Entertainment
    Seasons 1-8 produced by CBS EYE Too Productions

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    Gordon Ramsay's F Word

    Gordon Ramsay's F Word

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    Channel 4
    This UK series is all about food. Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay shows his softer side at his London restaurant, The F Word, from which the show has taken its name. In case you have been wandering the F stands for Food of course. Each season has its own theme.

    Season one is centred on Ramsay preparing a three-course meal at the F Word restaurant for 60 invited diners. He has adapted some of his restaurant recipes so that everything that he cooks on the show can be cooked by anyone. The Times' restaurant critic Giles Coren acts as a field correspondent. Food writer Rachel Cooke also provides several reports on healthy eating. Two (or three) commis "battle" each other in every episode to earn a position at one of Ramsay's restaurants. 12 commis chefs appeared in the series out of a thousand applicants. Furthermore this season has turkeys as the featured animal that Gordon raised in his back yard, for food, so that his children gained a better understanding of where their food came from.This season also features Gordon's "Get Women Back in the Kitchen" campaign, for the promotion of which he visited several English households to help women who wanted to improve their culinary skills. A pudding (dessert) challenge, usually between Ramsay and a celebrity guest is also featured, the winner of which had the honour of serving his or her pudding to the guests at the F-Word restaurant.

    From the second series onwards the restaurant sits 50 paying guests served by a different brigade. The brigades featured in season two are amateur brigades. If guests found any of their food unsatisfactory, they could choose not to pay for that item. Janet Street-Porter became the series' field correspondent instead of Giles Coren who only appeared as a guest star. Pigs are the seasons featured animals raised once again By Gordon and his family in his back yard. The recipe challenge in this season includes any kind of food instead of pudding only. This series empha on the importance of Sunday lunch. Due to a schedule change bad language is not beeped out from this season onward.

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    Unwrapped

    Unwrapped

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    Food Network
    Ever wondered where the tiny marshmallows in your breakfast cereal came from? Have we got a show for you! Each week, Unwrapped uncovers behind-the-scenes details on classic American food, from peanut butter and chocolate syrup to French fries and bubblegum. Join host Marc Summers as he explores the test kitchens and the secrets behind lunch box treats, soda pop, movie candy, and more. Unwrapped--the show for everyone who's ever worn a pair of wax lips.moreless
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    Hotel Hell

    Hotel Hell

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    FOX
    In Hotel Hell, viewers join acclaimed chef Gordon Ramsay as he brings his shape-up or ship-out style of makeovers to a new target, hotels. Known for his no-excuses style, Ramsay and his team have helped turn around restaurants in his series Kitchen Nightmares, and now he's taking it out of the kitchen and into the world of hospitality. These hotels have a load of problems, from dirty bedrooms to incompetent staff, and they need the help of a no-nonsense expert like Ramsay. Will they be able to meet his high standards, or will they be stuck in Hotel Hell?moreless
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