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Robin Roberts Visits 'The Great Food Truck Race' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted May 24th 2011 2:00PM
Robin Roberts on 'Good Morning America'Gourmet food trucks is a newish trend, so naturally there's a reality TV series devoted to it, the Food Network's 'Great Food Truck Race.' Today on 'Good Morning America' (weekdays, 7AM on ABC), Robin Roberts got a behind-the-scenes look at the show, the trucks and the food. She got to be part-cheerleader, part–food tester, but said she was glad she didn't have to judge.

"It's fast food meets gourmet kitchen," said Roberts, "and the flavors are enough to make you faint." 'Food Truck Race' host Tyler Florence acknowledged the gourmet food truck trend has been getting national attention, and said that's why Roberts was there.

Roberts got to prod the chefs a bit when time was running out for their challenge and taste their quick cuisine. But she ended the clip with a bit of a cliffhanger. If you want to find out who won the challenge, you'll have to watch the show.

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Four Questions About 'The Great Food Truck Race' Finale

by Joel Keller, posted Sep 20th 2010 3:30PM
Tyler Florence and the contestants of 'The Great Food Truck Race'If you've been following the new Food Network series 'The Great Food Truck Race,' you know that the fun summer show had its finale last night. I won't mention who won it until after the jump, but as I watched the finale unfold, something about it didn't seem right to me.

I didn't think I'd like the 'Food Truck Race' when it started, even though I like new trend of gourmet food being served out of trucks that used to only dispense hamburgers and hot dogs. But the personalities of the people on the various trucks sold me on the show, as did the fact that the twee and robotic members of the Nom Nom banh mi truck won every challenge leading up to the finale.

In the finale, they were pitted against the always-scraping-by heavy-metal gourmet burger guys from Grill 'Em All. And the contest was looking like a blowout until midway through the episode, which lead me to my aforementioned head scratching. Read on to see some of the questions I have about the finale that I'd ask the producers if I had a chance.

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Tyler Florence Talks 'The Great Food Truck Race'

by Maggie Furlong, posted Aug 13th 2010 5:00PM
Tyler Florence, 'The Great Food Truck Race'I'm a picky eater, and I honestly never thought I'd eat anything from a mobile restaurant so lovingly dubbed "roach coach." But today's food trucks are far from cheap eats on wheels -- there are some seriously gourmet offerings on four wheels.

Food Network has pounced on the food truck craze with their fun new show 'The Great Food Truck Race' (premieres Sun., Aug. 15, 10PM ET). With chef and Food Network fixture Tyler Florence hosting, the show follows seven trucks from across the country as they prove their ingenuity and business savvy to try to win the $50,000 grand prize.

I caught up with Florence to hear all about this new wave of food competitions on TV and what kinds of trucks we'll see on the show. Then came the kicker -- he loves the trucks so much, he's getting in on it, too. Sign me up.

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Five Burning Questions About the Food Network

by Allison Waldman, posted Apr 5th 2010 2:08PM
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Whether it's 'The Barefoot Contessa' or 'Tyler's Ultimate,' there's a wide variety of food, cooking, chefs and experts on The Food Network. For the most part, the diversity is great and if you're a food fan -- a foodie -- you can watch FN for hours on end and be entertained. However, if you do watch for more than a few hours, especially the 'in the kitchen' programming which is all about creating dishes, there are some things that stand out -- five burning questions about the Food Network.

1. What's with the hygiene?
On nearly every cooking show, the food preparers -- whether they're an American Iron Chef like Bobby Flay or a restaurant owner/home cook like Paula Deen -- are obsessive about washing their hands. Any time they touch meat or chicken, there's a camera following them to the sink to wash hands with soap.

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The Next Food Network Star: VIP Party in Miami - open thread

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 27th 2009 8:04AM
EmerilSo we're down to two.

One thing that I was wondering while watching this episode was ... is Emeril Lagasse even on Food Network anymore? I know there are repeats of his shows still running, but I wasn't aware that he was still doing new things (his show now airs on Fine Living).

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How could I just "forget" that Next Food Network Star was on last night? - open thread

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 22nd 2009 5:28PM
Next Food Network StarThe hell? I've been really enjoying Next Food Network Star so far this season, and was all set to watch it last night. And then I just completely forgot that it was on. I can't even remember what I was watching last night at that time. I think it was another Andy Griffith Show marathon. It was the episode where Barney misunderstood something and screwed everything up.

So how was this "Dinner at Ina's" episode? This is going to be one of those times where I don't even read your comments until I watch the episode, which I'm going to do right now.

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Gordon Ramsay plans another Fox food program

by Allison Waldman, posted Jan 29th 2009 5:05PM
G RamI love British chef Gordon Ramsay. I love watching him on TV, whether it's his Fox shows -- Hell's Kitchen or Kitchen Nightmares -- or the ones that have turned up on BBC America like Ramsay's Boiling Point and the most recent show, The F Word. The F stands for food, by the way. Much as I love him, though, I don't think I want him as a teacher.

Well, that's what he's going to be doing next. The Simon Cowell of cooking is plotting something new for the network. Ramsay's doing a special cooking show for Fox in the Julia Child tradition, teaching how to do what he does. The idea is for Gordon to create a three-course dinner while giving home viewers instructions about how to do it with him.

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Chef Irvine gets axed

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 4th 2008 8:03AM
Chef Robert IrvineRemember when you were young and your parents told you things like "cheaters never prosper"? Well, it's true. (All right, not all the time, but at least this time!) As TV Squad reported recently, Chef Robert Irvine, star of Food Network's Dinner: Impossible, has been hoist on his own petard. Now that the truth is out -- that he lied and padded his resume -- the network has dumped him. His fire has been extinguished. Dinner: Impossible will go on, but not with Chef Irvine as chief cook and chef extraordinaire.

Food Network president Brooke Johnson said in a statement, "We appreciate Robert's remorse about his actions, and we can revisit this decision at the end of the production cycle, but for now we will be looking for a replacement host."

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Six do-it-yourself TV hotties

by Kristin Sample, posted Nov 27th 2007 8:01AM
Constance Ramos from HGTVAOL TV releases their next ten Sexiest Women of TV this week. I figured I would add some more of my own television hotties to the list. For my list, I decided to pay homage to some of the beautiful hosts of Do-It-Yourself television (networks like Food Network, Fine Living, and The Discovery Channel).

You may think that this list is way too obscure. But these men and women and totally hot and they teach us how to do stuff like make roasted asparagus or build rocking chairs or pick a color scheme for our homes. I think they deserve some attention.

Feel free to add your own favorite Do-It-Yourself Hottie in the comments. (By the way, my picks are in no particular order. I just couldn't choose who I liked the best.)

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