Chef Bobby Flay is on a secret mission to challenge the best of the best. Award winning BBQers, bakers, pizza makers and more — they're the absolute masters in one kind of cooking with a roomful of trophies to show for it. In each episode, we set up one of these cooks to believe that Food Network is shooting a profile of him for a show. Well, that's partly right — but with cameras rolling for the "profile," Bobby shows up for a surprise visit — and challenges the expert to an unexpected cook-off of his specialty, right then and there! They're in their element; Bobby's out of his. But Flay throws down his tongs for an exciting, tension-filled competition against one of America's greatest amateur cooks.
Season 1, Episode 7

Burgers

Susan Mello is an extraordinary opera singer who has been able to turn an all-American dish -- the hamburger -- into a multicultural eating experience and has the awards to prove it. Susan is hosting friends and family for a backyard birthday celebration, not knowing that there'll be one unexpected guest, Bobby Flay, who challenges her to Burger Throwdown. It'll be up to a secret judge to decide who's got the best burger in town.

Friday
Feb 17
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 7, Episode 9

Burritos

Victor and Miguel Escobedo own the successful Papalote Mexican Grill in San Francisco California. The brothers think they are part of a special called "Brotherly Grub" about brothers who cook together. Miguel may moonlight as a DJ and Victor as a stand-up comic, but their Triple Threat Burrito is no joke. What the brothers do not know is Iron Chef Flay is wrapping up his own spin on this iconic dish. Stay tuned to see who gets the last laugh on this epic burrito battle of tasty proportions!

Monday
Oct 9
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 9, Episode 3

Fried Chicken

Renaissance woman Gillian Clark is a woman of many interests, but it's her darn good Fried Chicken recipe that she serves out of her Silver Spring, Maryland restaurant The General Store and Post Office Tavern, that has guests heading in from all over for a taste of this home fried delicacy. The heat is on! Will Chef Bobby Flay finally win a Fried Chicken Throwdown or is defeat in the air?

Monday
Oct 9
1pm | 12c
Season 7, Episode 12

Cuban Sandwich

Cuban born chef Nick Vazquez came to America in the 1960's. And luckily for the New Jersey food-loving locals, he never abandoned his Cuban roots. His popular restaurant Azucar serves up delicious Cuban classics like ropa vieja and vaca fritta. But, it is his Cubano Grande sandwich that has customers doing the Rumba. Nick is all set to host a Cuban affair at his restaurant in honor of his famous sandwich, but when Chef Bobby Flay sneaks up on the scene, it is anybody's guess who will claim victory in this cross-cultural Cuban Sandwich Throwdown!

Monday
Oct 16
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 9, Episode 11

Fried Green Tomato BLT

Nick Melvin is an Atlanta based chef with some New Orleans twists up his sleeve when it comes to cooking, and his fried green Tomato BLT is no exception. But do not be fooled by this dish's Southern charm, it packs a flavorful punch! As Nick likes to say, he "can make anything your mama made, but better" and that sounds like a challenge for sure! Will Bobby Flay's sandwich be built BLT-tough or will it end up a fried green flop?

Monday
Nov 6
1pm | 12c
Season 9, Episode 13

Fondue

Didier Pawlicki has used his Parisian culinary pedigree to orchestrate a Fondue revival in America. His smash hit restaurant, Taureau, in New York City has taken the Big Apple by storm with its quaint atmosphere and his delicious cheesy creations. His meal may be soft and gooey, but this gritty Frenchman is a fierce competitor with nerves of steel. It's fondue or "fon-don't" time for Bobby Flay this Fondue Throwdown.

Monday
Nov 13
1pm | 12c
Season 6, Episode 7

North Carolina Ribs and BBQ Baked Beans

Raleigh's Ed Mitchell prides himself on using authentic North Carolina flavors at his restaurant, "The Pit." Ed is a BBQ purist with the ribs to prove it. Whether its East or West, he knows his ribs are the best. Ed strives to keep North Carolina's culinary traditions alive, and even with all the media buzz, he still makes sure to keep his food down home and locally grown. But can he take the heat and grill up a winning plate when the Pitmaster is challenged by the Grillmaster on this episode of Throwdown?

Monday
Nov 13
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 5, Episode 4

Paella

Gerard Nebesky is the Paella Man of Northern California whose unique catering business delivers Spain's national dish to wineries, beach parties, and celebrity bashes from Sonoma Valley to San Francisco. But what will he do when one of his normal Paella classes turns into a Throwdown against Bobby Flay? Gerard uses the classic "one-pan" method of paella making, and he's got the pedigree to win a Throwdown. But BF is bringing his "multi-pan" technique to Gerard's class, and he's hungry for a win.

Monday
Dec 4
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 11

Arepas

Maribel and Aristides Barrios are NYC restaurateurs that have come a long way - over 2000 miles to be exact. Hailing from Venezuela, they came to New York City seven years ago and made a huge splash with their cozy, South American inspired East Village restaurant, Caracas Arepas Bar. Serving over 17 varieties of mouth-watering arepas, they've won over the hearts and minds of tough New Yorkers with their traditional delicious grilled cornmeal patties filled with sweet and savory treats, and a whole lot of love. They think they'll be showcasing their popular "De Pabellon" arepa on a Food Network show called "Stuffed!" They have no idea that Bobby Flay will roll up on the scene with his flavorful twist on their signature dish ready to Throwdown!

Monday
Jan 29
12pm | 11c
Season 8, Episode 8

Chicken Wings

When you're about to throwdown with Colette Burnett of Brooklyn, NY be forewarned, no "chickens" allowed! In this battle over wings Colette, owner of Super Wings NY, takes no prisoners. Colette, a native of Trinidad, says it is a pleasant surprise that you can find "wing nirvana" right here in Brooklyn and takes pride in creating the perfect chicken wing. The competition is fierce in this spicy, must see Throwdown duel!

Monday
Mar 19
1pm | 12c
Season 3, Episode 1

Crepes

Nessa Higgins and Andrea Day Boykin share a passion for great food and delicious crepes. Just a year ago, these two friends decided to make and sell their crepes out of a vintage Avion trailer in a parking lot in Austin, Texas. Their quirky restaurant, called "Flip Happy Crepes" is now a true culinary destination. Critics say their crepes are the best in America! To celebrate, Nessa and Andrea are hosting a party for their friends and family, cooking up their best-selling sweet and savory crepes. Little do they know that Bobby Flay is going to pull up in his own trailer, and challenge the ladies to the Ultimate Crepe Throwdown. Will Bobby master the skill of flipping and filling and folding, or will the Flip Happy duo have the home-court advantage? One thing's for sure: only one team will walk away flippin' happy!

Monday
May 21
12pm | 11c
Season 9, Episode 4

Salmon Chowder

Chester "Chet" Gerl and Dan Bugge know their fish and have all their customers hooked on their infamous Salmon Chowder! Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, Dan, a previous fish monger and Chet, an executive chef, purchased Matt's in the Market and refined the menu to have a local, gourmet flair. Written up continuously in Seattle's "Best of" categories, these two are confident in the kitchen but what will happen when Chef Bobby Flay shows up to Throwdown his own version of Salmon Chowder?

Monday
Jun 11
1pm | 12c
Season 1, Episode 12

Ice Cream

Nothing's better than ice cream on a hot summer day and Jeff Sommers of Izzy's Ice Cream has cornered the market on everyone's favorite frozen treat. With a shop completely run on solar power, Izzy's experiments with great flavors, from their top-rated vanilla, to the more outrageous Red Zinfandel. Bobby Flay loves ice cream and is looking forward to showing off his frozen creations to Jeff's loyal customers, in hopes of tasting sweet victory.

Monday
Jun 18
12pm | 11c
Season 6, Episode 9

Fried Fish Escovitch

Sheron Chin-Barnes has taken Jamaican cuisine to new heights with her Fried Fish Escovitch. The delicious fish is one of the signature dishes featured at Mo Bay, her swanky restaurant in Harlem, and one of the reasons she's developed a loyal clientele. Sheron is used to being a woman in charge, but what will she do when her Jamaican cuisine celebration turns into a Throwdown against Bobby Flay? Sheron's escovitch sauce is addictive enough to win a Throwdown, but Iron Chef Flay is heading uptown with an out-of-the-box approach and he's fishin' for a win.

Monday
Jun 25
12pm | 11c
Season 6, Episode 11

Fish Tacos

Cesar Gonzalez is an expert in Mexican cuisine and his Fish Tacos are the most authentic that you'll find anywhere in the world. His tasty tacos have earned his restaurant, Mama Testa, numerous awards and top reviews from magazine, newspaper, internet and TV critics. Cesar opened his restaurant with the goal of bringing time honored, classic Mexican recipes to the people of San Diego and he's had unprecedented success. Cesar's pride in his Mexican heritage will be put to the test when his Mexican Independence Day celebration is interrupted by a Throwdown with Chef Flay. Cesar's Fish Tacos are technically perfect, but Iron Chef Flay is putting his own twist on the dish and flying all the way to the west coast to beat Cesar at his own game.

Monday
Jun 25
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 5, Episode 11

Sushi

As the former Director and Instructor at the California Sushi Academy, Phillip Yi spent 17 hours a day researching the traditions of this Japanese cuisine. Phillip is now owner of Sushi Central and is considered a foremost expert on sushi. An educator at heart, he thinks he is being featured on a Food Network series called "Raw Talent," a show about teaching the traditions of sushi preparation and sushi etiquette. What this competitor does not know is that Bobby is prepared to dive deep into the sea of sushi after a lesson with Chef Morimoto.

Monday
Jun 25
1pm | 12c
Season 7, Episode 3

Lobster Club Sandwich

Lynn Archer has become the queen of Rockland, Maine with her famous "King of Clubs" lobster club sandwich. This neighborhood hit has spawned fans from the local park bench to Park Avenue, and now folks from around the country flock to Lynn's restaurant, The Brass Compass Cafe, to sample not only her lobster club, but other New England favorites. Lynn is used to being the Maine attraction, but what will happen when Bobby Flay rolls up on her live demo in Buoy Park to challenge her to a Lobster Club Sandwich Throwdown? Lynn will be surrounded by friends and family and her traditional favorite will be tough to beat, but Bobby is no fish out of water when it comes to cooking lobster. Stay tuned 'cause this Throwdown is bound to make a big splash!

Monday
Jun 25
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 2, Episode 2

Chicken Cacciatore

New York City firefighter Keith Young is a seasoned veteran with a culinary-school degree and a chicken cacciatore recipe with five-alarm flavor. The self-proclaimed "Firehouse Chef" is getting some face time on the Food Network, but he doesn't know that his star turn is really a Throwdown against Bobby Flay. And in this challenge, both competitors have to prepare their meals on a firehouse budget. In this Throwdown, cacciatore glory belongs to the man who can shop on the cheap but deliver gourmet.

Monday
Jul 2
12pm | 11c
Season 7, Episode 2

BBQ Chicken

New Orleans native Brad Turner is a singing, soulful, Army sensation with 19 years as a chef/sergeant in the U.S. Army to prove his culinary chops. He earned the nickname The Grill Sergeant, and rose up the ranks to become the Executive Chef at the Army Executive Dining Facility at The Pentagon. His BBQ Chicken and Potato Salad dish has satisfied soldiers, sergeants, and top execs alike, and is soon to make its debut in a Bobby Flay Throwdown! Bobby will have to put a new spin on his BBQ Sauce and hope his chicken is dressed to impress if he's going to take on the fierce competition of the Grill Sergeant. Not to mention the 150 hungry soldiers who will be in the audience. Stand at attention because this Throwdown may just be worthy of a 21 gun salute!

Monday
Jul 2
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 9, Episode 3

Fried Chicken

Renaissance woman Gillian Clark is a woman of many interests, but it's her darn good Fried Chicken recipe that she serves out of her Silver Spring, Maryland restaurant The General Store and Post Office Tavern, that has guests heading in from all over for a taste of this home fried delicacy. The heat is on! Will Chef Bobby Flay finally win a Fried Chicken Throwdown or is defeat in the air?

Monday
Jul 2
1pm | 12c
Season 4, Episode 7

Arroz con Pollo

La Fonda Boricua is New York City's best known Puerto Rican restaurant, and it's head cook, Jorge Ayala, keeps customers coming back with his Arroz con Pollo - chicken and rice. Jorge thinks he's been tapped by Food Network to show off his Arroz con Pollo in a show about Latin culture and cuisine. He has no clue that he and his dish have been targeted by Bobby Flay for a Throwdown. Will Jorge salsa his way to victory, or will Bobby show off a few of his own moves? It's a Throwdown in Spanish Harlem.

Monday
Jul 2
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 8, Episode 2

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Sassy sisters Marilyn and Sheila Brass learned the basics of baking as children growing up in their mother's kitchen. One-hundred fourteen years of combined cooking experience later, they find themselves with thousands of collected recipes and a James Beard nomination for their cookbook Heirloom Baking. One of the tasty dishes from this award worthy book is their classic Pineapple Upside Down Cake. The fun loving Brass Sisters are all set to put their culinary skills on display, but when Chef Bobby Flay challenges the ladies to a Throwdown, will he be able to surprise the sisters with his own succulent version of this classic cake? Stay tuned for a Throwdown that will turn the competition upside-down!

Monday
Jul 9
12pm | 11c
Season 3, Episode 5

Pie

The small town of Rockland is located on Maine's rugged coastline-and is known far and wide for its delicious pies. In the heart of the aptly nicknamed "Pie town" is the Berry Manor Inn, which claims to have the best of the best. And the bakers behind these fruit filled delights: Janet and Alice, the mothers of the inn's owners. These "Pie Moms" believe they have been selected as guest stars of a Food Network special called "Pie A la Road". With at least 100 years of experience between them, they are true masters of the oven. The only problem: when it comes to baking, they don't agree on anything. Can they come together to bake a pie that will beat their surprise competitor, Bobby Flay?

Monday
Jul 9
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 8, Episode 5

Carrot Cake

Southern belle Vera Stewart has developed a carrot cake that has customers at her business "Very Vera" coming back for more. Her food mail-order business and café create some of the best cakes in the world, and her carrot cake is ready to be put to the test! As if these feats were not enough, Vera also runs a food etiquette school for children. Will this Georgia peach teach Bobby a lesson in Southern Hospitality or will this bake-off be one for the books?

Monday
Jul 9
1pm | 12c
Season 5, Episode 7

Brown Bag Apple Pie

The Elegant Farmer has taken the quintessential American dessert and added an award winning twist. Quickly becoming a new classic, their Brown Bag Apple Pie is so popular, they sell 10,000 during Thanksgiving week alone! The secret is in the cooking method. The brown bag allows the apples to steam instead of bake. And when they add their sugar cookie topping, their pie can't be beat. Or can it? Bobby Flay and the Throwdown team are hoping their fried pie creation is scrumptious enough to impress the judges.

Monday
Jul 9
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 2, Episode 13

Hot Browns

For food lovers, the Kentucky Derby is a chance to indulge in the region's famous dish, the Hot Brown. John and Joe Castro have become the go-to chefs in Louisville for anyone who wants to indulge in this classic dish. The Castro Brothers think they have been tapped to serve up their Hot Browns at a pre-Kentucky Derby party for the Food Network's new special, with no idea that Bobby Flay will be showing up to crash their party and challenge them to a Hot Brown Throwdown!

Monday
Jul 16
12pm | 11c

Wood Chick's Smoked Pork Butt

Shrimp and Grits

Smoked Ribs with Carolina-Style BBQ Sauce

Jicama Slaw

Grilled Corn Skewers with Chipotle- Cilantro Butter

Cajun Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

Delilah's 7 Cheese Mac and Cheese

Chicken Tikka Masala

Mike's Deli Famous Eggplant Parmigiana

Hamburger with Double Cheddar Cheese, Grilled Vidalia Onion and Horseradish Mustard

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pressed Cuban-Style Burger

Sixteen Spice Smoked Chicken

The Ultimate Jerk Chicken

BBQ Chicken

Lobster Claw and Potato Salad with Horseradish-Mustard Dressing

Chicken Cacciatore

Spice-rubbed Chipotle-Molasses Ribs

Casserole Queen Pot Pie

Raspberry Stracciatelle Ice Cream

Shellfish and Andouille Gumbo with Shrimp, Scallops, Clams and Oysters with Crispy Okra

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies with Lemon-Molasses Swirled Fluffy Frosting

Devil's Food Cheesecake

White Peach-Bourbon French Toast with White Peach-Pecan Maple Syrup

Lobster Mac and Cheese

Cin Chili Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Turkey Recipe

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