Hunker down with a bowl of Bobby's Beef and Bean Chili to stay warm this winter.
Eunice Feller has a Boston Cream Pie that is out of this world, which is no small feat for this new mother who just opened her second Boston area bakery called Bread and Chocolate. If you think that is a mouthful, try getting your mouth around this amazing dessert that keeps her customers lined up out the door. Impressing a Boston crowd with a pie of their own will be one of Bobby Flay's biggest challenges yet. With so many battles fought in Boston, this Throwdown may be one for the record books!
Nongkran Daks has traveled the world teaching the secrets of authentic Thai cooking. Her most popular dish is Pad Thai, a stir-fry dish comprised of rice noodles, tofu, bean sprouts and egg. With rave reviews from national publications, five cookbooks and sold out cooking classes, Nong is the "Thai Rachael Ray." Yet, is she ready to take on the real Bobby Flay?
Greek Chef Diane Kochilas has a recipe for Moussaka that even the gods would envy. Her layered dish has Greek food lovers from Greece all the way to New York City screaming "Opa!" for her flavorful cooking. Watch as Bobby Flay travels to the heart of this Hellenic recipe and digs deep to find out the ancient mysteries of this mouth watering dish. Will Bobby's Moussaka be a match worthy of a Throwdown or will this turn into a Greek tragedy; only one way to find out -- tune in for another amazing Throwdown!
Nobody loves bartending more than Tobin Ellis, a master Mixologist. Toby will be unveiling his new signature drink that he created just for the Food Network, but doesn't know that Bobby Flay will be visiting Toby's bar to wet his whistle and Throwdown the ultimate cocktail challenge.
Emile Steiffel, once a stiff competitor, with shelves of awards to prove it, he's settled into a sweet life as everyone's favorite caterer. When Bobby Flay shows up, looking for a jambalaya jam, the tables are turned and he's in for a big surprise.
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!
Mat Arnfield has been flipping fish and chopping potatoes since he was a kid in Northern England, today frying up his critically acclaimed Fish and Chips at A Salt And Battery in New York, where customers are utterly hooked on his special recipe. Mat thinks Food Network has asked him to show off his culinary skills for a hungry crowd, but just as the beers are poured and the fish get frying, Bobby Flay appears and challenges Mat to a surprise Fish and Chips Throwdown! Can Bobby's recipe compete against Mat's time-honored tradition?
Angela Shelf Medearis, "The Kitchen Diva," is known for her zany sense of humor and her award winning children's books, but what makes her really special is her passion and skill for Jerk Chicken. She's in for a surprise when Bobby rolls up on her family picnic for a Jerk Chicken Throwdown. Will it be Bobby's spicy dry rub or Kitchen Diva's hot marinade that takes the top prize?
Mitch and Dawn Weiss run The Lobster Dock in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Though they sell a lot of lobster, their crab cakes have been getting accolades from customers and critics alike. Mitch says it's the Maine waters that give his crab cakes their amazingly delicate texture and their sweet and super fresh flavor. The Weiss's are gearing up to throw the party of the season for what they think is a new Food Network series called "Summer Celebrations!" What they don't know is Bobby Flay will be crashing their party and challenging them to a Crab Cake Throwdown! Will it be the Weiss's traditional Crab Cakes or Bobby's spruced up Blue Corn Crab Cakes that win over the crowd? One thing's for sure: This Crab Cake Throwdown is sure to be the summer's Maine event!
Durso's Pasta & Ravioli Company has been THE neighborhood Italian food shop for over forty-years. Three generations of Durso men have worked side-by-side to make their renowned cheese ravioli. Zagat took notice of this Flushing favorite saying, "Manhattanites don't know what they're missing." Robert Sr. and Robert (Bobby) Jr. think Food Network is featuring them on "Like Father, Like Son," a series spotlighting father-son duos in the kitchen. The Durso will show off their family's cheese ravioli, and Robert Jr's new creation: Osso Bucco ravioli. What these competitors do not know is Bobby Flay is about to challenge them to a ravioli Throwdown x2 where two different raviolis must be prepared: a cheese ravioli and a meat or seafood ravioli. Does Bobby Flay have what it takes to Throwdown against a family rich in ravioli history? This will certainly be a battle of Italian proportions.
Bobby Flay visits Maine and challenges a local Lobster expert to a mac & cheese seafood throwdown.
Jeff Nathan owns Abigael's, New York's largest kosher restaurant which sets a new standard by reviving and reinventing Jewish cuisine for people tired of the same old brisket and noodle kugel. His creative approach to kosher cooking has been enthusiastically received, and resulted in features in The Boston Globe and the NY Jewish Herald. Jeff appeared 18 times on "Live with Regis and Kathy Lee," as well as "Late Night with Conan O'Brian." Jeff thinks Food Network is producing a show called "Kitchen Crusaders," where chefs who cook within certain traditional boundaries showcase recipes which energize old dishes. For this Throwdown, Jeff and Bobby go matzo ball for matzo ball to make even the most discerning Bubbe proud.
Ben Sargeant has been making chowder since the age of seven, and has surfed the waves all over the world. Based in Brooklyn, he serves his acclaimed soups at the Hurricane Hopeful Surf Bar, dreaming of getting his chowder recipes on every super market shelf in America. When Ben gathers his friends together in a Brooklyn Park to celebrate his Food Network debut, he has no idea that Bobby Flay will be arriving fashionably late to challenge him to a Throwdown. In this contest, it's sink or swim.
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