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 9, Episode 8

Boston Cream Pie

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!

Monday
Aug 27
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 6, Episode 1

Pad Thai

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?

Monday
Sep 10
12pm | 11c
Season 9, Episode 6

Moussaka

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!

Monday
Sep 10
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 1, Episode 9

Mixology

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.

Monday
Sep 10
1pm | 12c
Season 1, Episode 8

Jambalaya

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.

Monday
Sep 10
1:30pm | 12:30c
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
Sep 17
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 5

Fish and Chips

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?

Monday
Sep 17
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

Jerk Chicken

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?

Monday
Sep 17
1pm | 12c
Season 3, Episode 6

Crab Cakes

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!

Monday
Sep 17
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 6, Episode 2

Ravioli

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.

Monday
Sep 24
12pm | 11c
Season 8, Episode 12

Lobster Mac & Cheese

Bobby Flay visits Maine and challenges a local Lobster expert to a mac & cheese seafood throwdown.

Monday
Sep 24
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 6, Episode 5

Chicken Matzo Ball Soup

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.

Monday
Sep 24
1pm | 12c
Season 1, Episode 1

Chowder

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.

Monday
Sep 24
1:30pm | 12:30c

Bolo's Black Beans and Rice

Smoked Ribs with Carolina-Style BBQ Sauce

Red Beef Chili

Caramel Apple Cheesecake

Mesa Grill's Southwestern Potato Salad

Lobster Mac and Cheese

Fried Apple Pies

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Red Beef Chili

Banana Bucket

Cactus Pear Fizz

Crunchy 3-Cabbage Slaw

Porterhouse Steak with Fra Diavolo BBQ Sauce and Cherry Peppers in Vinaigrette

Wild Rice and Goat Cheese Dressing

Strawberry Rhubarb Zinfandel Crepes

Jerk Rubbed Rib-Eye with Green Papaya Relish

Throwdown's Toasted Coconut Cake with Coconut Filling and Coconut Buttercream

Throwdown's Matzo Ball Soup

Casserole Queen Pot Pie

The Calvert (Stink's Favorite)

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

Peas with Shallots and Pancetta

Black Pepper Biscuits

Shrimp and Grits

The Sandwich Cubano

Yucatan Chicken Puffy Tacos with Peanut-Red Chili BBQ Sauce and Red Cabbage Slaw

Spice-rubbed Chipotle-Molasses Ribs

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