If you've never heard of Marfa, Texas, you're not alone! Billed as "The New Austin," best friends Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark hit the road to check out this sleepy little town. Back home in L.A., they throw a party, Marfa-style, with food and cocktails inspired by their trip.
Attention all Alaskan bachelors! BFFs, and single lady mixologists, Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark head to Homer, Alaska, land of halibut and eligible men. The girls enjoy the stunning scenery via dog sled before braving the high seas to fish for the local delicacy (halibut). Inspired by the small town hospitality, and local flavors, Alie and Georgia decide to throw a party and invite some of the local men, serving bite-sized appetizers made from fresh halibut and Alaskan game. They also whip up one of their famous cocktails created exclusively for the occasion.
San Francisco, here they come! BFFs, and partners in comedy, Alie and Georgia head to a city that's close to both of their hearts. They navigate the hilly streets via scooters, check out trivia night at a local pub, where they munch on fish 'n chips wrapped in newspaper, and sample the best Bloody Mary in the city. Back in L.A., the girls throw a trivia party and serve delicious finger food and a signature cocktail inspired by their trip.
It's a "groove and rejuve" weekend for BFF's Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark, when they hit the dusty trail and head to Joshua Tree in the California desert. They seek spiritual awakening through a desert guru and experience their first mud bath. Along the way they sample some famous local food like the date shake and date burger. Back home, in L.A., the girls throw a party that's inspired by their desert adventure: s'more buffet, mini date meatballs and a signature sage cocktail.
Best friends, and mixologists, Alie and Georgia travel to Las Vegas with the goal of "doing Vegas" with pride, dignity and a healthy dose of snark. Aside from walking a tight rope and playing poker with the guys, Alie and Georgia sample incredible food and drink, from super-sized pancakes to surprisingly delicate dishes at Vegas's hottest new buffet ... to the bacon martini at an off-the-strip dive bar. Then, they head home to L.A. to throw a Vegas-inspired party that includes Reuben sliders, along with a blended cocktail with a Vegas twist.
What do the sunny beaches of Maui, Hawaii and the snowy mountains of Jackson Hole, Wyo., have in common? They're two of the eight places where Food Network stars including Giada, Cat Cora and Duff find their favorite foods served cold -- from a fresh chilled lobster roll to ceviche that is unlike any other ... and let's not forget sweets like lemon ice box pie and passionfruit creme brulee!
Whether it's melting in a souffle, wrapped around creme brulee, poured over chicken or baked into a cookie that defies all chocolate logic -- this is definitely chocolate at its best! Food Network stars including Alton, Duff, Tyler Florence and Claire Robinson unwrap their favorite chocolate delights.
You don't have to be a kid to want the delicious sugary sweets that Bobby, Claire, Rocco and others are talking about -- from fruit filled homemade Pop Tarts to PB&J doughnuts, rich Chocolate Mousse, and tangy Tangerine Creamsicles. And you don't need your parents' permission to eat them!
Sweet candied oranges dipped in chocolate, a surprising green papaya sensation, flavorful tropical guavas wrapped in flaky pastry ... these are just a few of the fruit filled, fruit covered, fruit laden, fruit glazed dishes that The Neelys, Ted Allen, Aaron Sanchez and others say are their best ever dishes with fruit!
Alton screams, Duff screams, they all scream for ice cream! We've got the scoop on the coolest creamiest treats around. From a delectable homemade fudge-smothered vanilla sundae to a torte de gelato that will change your life and the best ice cream sandwich on the planet!
Michael Symon, Bobby Flay, Gail Simmons and others take a step back in time to recall the dishes they loved as a kid. Handmade pasta, Frito Pie, Cotton Candy and Pizza might be their childhood favorites, but they're just as good today -- maybe even better!
It's just past lunch and not quite dinner ... hmmmm, must be time for a snack! From pickles to tacos, nachos to nuts, we reveal the snackalicious snacks craved by Giada, Ted Allen, Alex Guarnaschelli, Curtis Stone and more! These bite sized treats are perfect to kick-start the Super Bowl and satisfy any SNACK ATTACK.
They're flourless, red and velvety, filled with cream, layered with chocolate, covered in frosting, sweet and fluffy, savory and delicious ... they're CAKES! Ted Allen, Alton Brown, Giada, and Tyler Florence agree on one thing ... it's not easy to walk away from these incredible cakes!
Skylar is about to celebrate her 16th birthday, and is at odds with her mom, Donna, over the perfect design for the cake. Donna wants to bring plenty of bling, while Skylar wants to leave the sparkle and shine far behind. It won't be easy to please this mother-daughter duo, but Miami's top bakers are up for the challenge.
Rick is the owner of custom bike shop Strokers Dallas, and is throwing a big party to celebrate 20 successful years in business. He brings along his right hand ladies to help him pick the anniversary cake. While Rick wants a vanilla-flavored chopper cake, the ladies want much more. Three of Dallas' premiere bakers gear up to take on the challenge to create an over-the-top cake that makes everyone happy.
Nijah and Dwayne are preparing to bring their baby girl into world, and Nijah's mom, Tish, is preparing to go all out on the baby shower! But the parents and grandma-to-be have different ideas for the cake: Nijah and Dwayne want plenty of bling to welcome their future star, while Tish wants a classic baby shower cake with plenty of pink.
Katie and Jason are not only expecting identical twins, but also dozens of friends and family to celebrate with them at their baby gender reveal party. But you can't reveal the gender at the party without the gender-revealing cake! Jason wants a sophisticated design, but Katie wants a design that represents the little ones. Is there a cake designer out there who can bring these parents-to-be together to find the cake of their dreams?
Identical twins Delpha and Delerice are throwing a lavish birthday party and are in search of the perfect cake. But with all they share, these sisters don't share similar tastes. Three of Miami's hottest bakers take on this twin challenge with the hopes of making it a very happy birthday for both.
Sisters Treava and Raya rarely agree on much, but they both know that their 25th annual family reunion has got to be the greatest the Hopkins family has ever seen, but they can't agree on the perfect cake for the occasion. Treava wants an elegant representation of their home state of Maryland, while Raya dreams of a family tree to pay tribute to their grandfather and the tradition he began. Blood is thicker than fondant as these two go toe-to-toe in the search for the perfect cake.
Sophisticated Vanessa and her Southern beau, Tim, are trying to find a cake that suits both their tastes. Vanessa wants a garden-themed, Savannah-inspired showpiece, while Tim wants something that tells the story of their romance without being flowery or feminine. Can Vanessa convince her good old boy that flowers make the cake?
Grace is a Southern belle with a high fashion sense engaged to Jeremy, a down-home Georgia boy. With so much to plan, the cake seems to be the largest of their worries. Grace wants an over-the-top cake with a dazzling amount of sparkle and a florist shop's worth of flowers. Jeremy wants to keep it simple to fit his country roots, with a tribute to his dear late father. It's country living meets country club as these two search for the perfect cake.
With just a few weeks until Geoff and Brittany's wedding at Brittany's spectacular family home on the Potomac River, the couple still can't agree on their perfect cake. Geoff wants a nautical theme to match the riverfront setting, while Brittany is all about elegance -- plenty of lace and pearls. Is there a cake designer who can please them both?
Mike and Miranda have always shared a love of fun and are planning a carnival-themed wedding, an homage to their first date, but the cake design is still up in the air. Mike wants a cake heavy on thrill rides like roller coasters, while Miranda wants classic romance like a tunnel of love, with pink to match her dress. Finding a cake that'll satisfy them both has turned into one bumpy ride.
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