[11/24/15 - 07:17 AM]
Food Network and Cooking Channel Celebrate with All-Star Holiday Specials Slate in December
From dish suggestions for joyful brunches with friends to tips for festive family dinners, Food Network and Cooking Channel are the destinations for everything food this holiday season.

[via press release from Food Network]



NEW YORK - November 24, 2015 - Food Network and Cooking Channel ring in the holidays with a month of seasonal programming this December, including a slate of specials starring network favorites. The merriment includes the premieres of Christmas at Bobby's, an all-star holiday home party thrown by Bobby Flay; A Barefoot Holiday festive getaway with Ina Garten and the annual Holiday: Impossible mission led by Robert Irvine. From dish suggestions for joyful brunches with friends to tips for festive family dinners, Food Network and Cooking Channel are the destinations for everything food this holiday season.

In Christmas at Bobby's, Bobby Flay invites his Food Network friends to crash at his place and partake in some holiday festivities. Sunny Anderson, Anne Burrell, Scott Conant, Alex Guarnaschelli, Eddie Jackson, Katie Lee and Geoffrey Zakarian wake up bright and early to cook their favorite Christmas dishes with Bobby in the special, premiering Sunday, December 6th at 12pm ET/PT on Food Network. Bobby's got a Prime Rib Roast for the main attraction, while the rest of the gang pulls together the ultimate pot luck, including Parmigiano and Guanciale Risotto with Brussels Sprouts, Dover Sole Meuniere, Sweet Potato and Turnip Gratin, Stuffed Poblano Peppers, Coquitos, Black Forest Trifle and Sweet Potato Rum Pie. It would not be Christmas without gifts, so they finish the day with Secret Santa! At FoodNetwork.com/BobbysChristmas, viewers can find recipes for the dishes featured in the special and be inspired by photo highlights of Bobby's festive celebration for ideas for their own holiday fete. Join the holiday chatter with #ChristmasAtBobbys.

YouTube Baking Sensation Rosanna Pansino rings in the holiday season with cute and tasty treats in Ro's Tasty Treats: Holiday on Sunday, December 6th at 9pm ET/5pm PT on Cooking Channel. Friends and family share stories and have fun helping Ro prepare unique seasonal goodies for a holiday party. Reindeer Pops, Snowman Pizzas and Ro's secret family recipe for Pizzelle Cookies are some of the seasonal specialties she whips up.Online, find recipes featured on the special.

Host Alfonso Ribeiro rings in the holidays with a feast of festive foods in Unwrapped 2.0: Festive Foods, premiering Monday, December 7th at 8pm ET/PT on Food Network. Find out how Ocean Spray's Jellied Cranberry Sauce gets that famous wiggle and why Wick's Pumpkin Pie is so creamy. Then, discover how Dr. Praeger's Potato Latkes fry up just right and how they get the snap in Willa's Shortbread Gingersnaps. Get inside information on stocking stuffers like Spangler Candy Company's colorful Candy Canes and Melville Candy's jolly Christmas Tree Lollipops, and see why you'll want to fill your holiday gift baskets with Long Grove's beautiful Harvest Bar and Valerie Confections' Fruit Cakes and Peppermint Bark. Finally, toast to the New Year with CH Distillery's smooth Chestnut Liqueur. Online, find show clips and photos, and get wrapped up in the conversation using #Unwrapped.

Robert Irvine is heading west in Holiday: Impossible to Jackson Hole, Wyoming to visit the City Kids Wilderness Project, a camp in the heart of the Grand Teton Mountains that welcomes at-risk teens from the inner city of Washington, D.C. Airing Thursday, December 10th at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network, Robert gives back by redoing their space in just three days, updating their 25-year old facilities full of broken equipment, and disorganized and under-utilized space. As Robert get to know the campers, he is inspired to add more special surprises and cook a huge barbecue. Relive the touching transformation in before-and-after photos and mash-up videos of Robert's most-memorable restaurant makeovers at FoodNetwork.com/RestaurantImpossible. Join the conversation with #RestaurantImpossible.

In A Barefoot Holiday, Ina Garten, her husband Jeffrey and friends go away for a Berkshires getaway a week before the holidays, kicking off the festive season with a great winter weekend of food and fun on Sunday, December 13th at 1pm ET/PT on Food Network. Then, on Christmas Eve back in East Hampton, Ina's throwing a fabulous Berkshires-inspired lunch for friends, and the holiday magic happens with a festive midnight feast for two.At FoodNetwork.com/BarefootContessa, viewers can find recipes served in the special and browse photos of memorable scenes to let Ina's wintry holiday in the Northeast inspire their own menu. Join the celebration with #BarefootContessa.

For all your holiday entertaining needs, FoodNetwork.com and CookingChannelTV.com have you covered from appetizers to desserts to everything in between. Check out FoodNetwork.com Holiday Central and CookingChannelTV.com Holiday HQ for delicious holiday recipes, entertaining tips and expert advice from your favorite stars - guaranteed to make your holidays shine bright.

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FOOD NETWORK (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers' best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring, empowering and entertaining through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to more than 100 million U.S. households and up to 35 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine's rate base has grown 13 times and is now the third largest monthly magazine on the newsstand, with over 12.4 million readers. Headquartered in New York, Food Network has a growing international presence with programming in more than 150 countries, including 24-hour networks in the United Kingdom, Asia, and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), which also owns and operates Cooking Channel (www.cookingchanneltv.com), HGTV (www.hgtv.com), DIY Network (www.diynetwork.com), Travel Channel (www.travelchannel.com) and Great American Country (www.gactv.com), is the manager and general partner.

COOKING CHANNEL (www.cookingchanneltv.com) is an entertainment brand dedicated to today's passionate food lover. For food people, by food people, Cooking Channel is the answer to a growing hunger for more content devoted to food and cooking in every dimension from global cuisines to international travel, history and unconventional how-to's. Cooking Channel is part of the media portfolio of Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), which also includes Food Network (www.foodnetwork.com), HGTV (www.hgtv.com), DIY Network (www.diynetwork.com), Travel Channel (www.travelchannel.com) and Great American Country (www.gactv.com).

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