Drop and give me 20-burgers. BBQ fanatics visit one of the nation's top resorts for an intensive BBQ cooking class, affectionately known as BBQ Boot Camp with sargeant Steven Raichlen. A fantasy vacation for food-loving boys and grills.
Follow the former US BBQ Champions, Lee and Bobbie McWright as they defend their title through one of the toughest BBQ Competition circuits in the US! See if these reigning champs can successfully defend their title, or lose to a new US BBQ Champion!
The gambling town of Reno, Nevada, offers a spicy jackpot of $25,000, when the best chili chefs from around the U.S. and around the world gather to compete for the championship. Salsas and other tangy treats are also a part of the event.
The Fiery Foods Challenge is a huge gathering of hot foods, vendors and aficionados. Watch as people sweat while they test the hot foods. Also, spend time with some of the Fiery Food vendors and see what new fiery flavors are in store for us.
The Sutter Home Vineyards in beautiful Napa Valley, CA is the stage for the Build a Better Burger competition. The competition today is two-fold as competitors in beef and beef alternative categories have just three hours each to grill up a mouthwatering masterpiece. Favorites for the beef competition include Robert Mungoen and Allan Brantley But these two shouldn't count out professional chef Barry Rosenstein, quiet Gina Wilson or Renata Stanko who are all after the $50,000 prize. Alternative burger competitors turn up the heat using everything from pork to tuna to win a prize of 10,000 dollars for the best beef-free burger.
Four cake designers tap into their dark side as they create original villains and tell their stories in cake. The cake designers also need to make their creations move or spin or shoot fire -- making for a truly extreme competition. The competitor who can wow the judges with both the story and the special effects will take home ten thousand dollars.
This competition is broken into two categories: The Beef Burger and the Alternative Burger (a burger made of anything besides beef). In each competition, five amateur cooks compete to grill the best burger. The winner of the beef burger competition takes home $50,000 while the alternative winner earns $10,000.
Awesome amateur grillers from all over the country descend on Hico, Texas, to put their steak recipes on the line. Best rib eye gets a gold medal and $2,500 grand prize.
From Universal Orlando Resort in Florida, Food Network Challenge competitors decorate cakes inspired by four of the most popular cartoons in animation history. Watch as Scooby-Doo squares off against Popeye; and Betty Boop's "boo boop be do" goes against the charm of Curious George.
Four top cake artists design cakes inspired by some of Dr. Seuss's popular books, including Horton Hears a Hoo and Cat In The Hat! The winner takes home $10,000.
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