Food Network Obsessed

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Whether you’re a super fan of Food Network or a super foodie you’re going to want to hear this! Each week on Food Network Obsessed, host Jaymee Sire sits down with our favorite Food Network stars, chefs and hosts dishing on all things delicious in the food world and pulling back the curtain for a behind the scenes taste of the network’s hottest shows. From taste-making trends to fiery foodie feuds, nothing’s off the menu.


Episode Date
Jet Tila on His Questionable Tattoos & Asian Representation in Food Culture
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Jet Tila shares his childhood in the first Thai market in the US in LA, Tournament of Champions experience, and the stories behind his many tattoos. This week on Food Network Obsessed, host Jaymee Sire sits down with Jet Tila to talk about their brief time as floor reporters on the Iron Chef franchise and the time he avoided an awkward encounter with Jaymee. They dive into the unique challenges of Tournament of Champions and why it’s the show Jet wants to win the most. He talks about his favorite Food Network memories (and people) and the chef’s tattoo that almost was (but that he ultimately didn’t get). Jet dives into his childhood growing up in the first Thai restaurants and markets in Los Angeles, the staple ingredients he always grabs at an Asian supermarket, and what it means to him to represent and elevate Asian cuisine in the food world.    Connect with the podcast: https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/food-network-obsessed-the-official-podcast-of-food-network    Follow Food Network on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foodnetwork    Follow Jaymee on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaymeesire   Follow Jet on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jettila   Learn more about Tournament of Champions: https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/tournament-of-champions Start Your Free Trial of discovery+: https://www.discoveryplus.com/foodobsessed See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 07, 2021
Giada De Laurentiis on Filming in Italy with Bobby Flay & Her Decade-Long Health Journey
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Giada De Laurentiis talks about her new cookbook, Eat Better, Feel Better, her career and her decade-long health journey, and filming ‘Bobby and Giada in Italy’. Giada talks about the personal health issues that inspired her latest cookbook, and her favorite nutritious recipes from the book (Plus, what she typically eats in a day unless she’s traveling, when all bets are off). Giada also talks about her childhood, and how growing up in a family of filmmakers influenced her career in both food and television. And Giada shares her most memorable moments filming with Bobby Flay in Italy and the things Bobby does that drive her crazy.   Connect with the podcast: https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/food-network-obsessed-the-official-podcast-of-food-network    Follow Food Network on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foodnetwork    Follow Jaymee on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaymeesire   Follow Giada on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/giadadelaurentiis   Learn more about Bobby & Giada in Italy: https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/bobby-and-giada-in-italy Start Your Free Trial of discovery+: https://www.discoveryplus.com/foodobsessed See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 30, 2021
Maneet Chauhan On Her Tournament of Champions Win, Chopped & Chaat
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This week on Food Network Obsessed, world-renowned chef and Food Network star Maneet Chauhan talks about her recent Tournament of Champions win. Maneet shares what it’s like being a woman in a male-dominated profession and what really makes a chef, a chef. Maneet also talks about her spice cabinet must-haves and the comfort dishes that take her back to her childhood in India. Then, she shares what it’s like to go into business with your husband, and being a restaurateur in Nashville. And finally, Maneet talks about her beginnings on Food Network, being a regular judge on Chopped and her favorite parts of filming on set. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 23, 2021
A Day In The Life Of Food Network Magazine Editor-In-Chief Maile Carpenter
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On this week’s episode of Food Network Obsessed, Jaymee Sire talks to Maile Carpenter, Editor-in-Chief of Food Network Magazine and The Pioneer Woman Magazine. Maile talks about what it takes to create each issue for Food Network Magazine and the process behind choosing the cover story (including what the worst-selling cover of all time was). Maile also chats about predicting trends for upcoming issue themes, and about TikTok’s influence on food culture. Plus, what it’s like to work with Food Network stars like Ina Garten, Guy Fieri and Bobby Flay. Finally walks through a typical day as an editor-in-chief and how it’s the opposite of what you might expect (and bonus: her go-to takeout food). Connect with the podcast: https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/food-network-obsessed-the-official-podcast-of-food-network    Follow Food Network on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foodnetwork    Follow Food Network Magazine on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foodnetworkmag   Follow Jaymee on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaymeesire   Follow Maile on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maile_fnmag/   Learn more about Food Network Magazine: https://www.foodnetwork.com/magazine   Start Your Free Trial of discovery+: https://www.discoveryplus.com/foodobsessed    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 02, 2021
Tyler Florence on How to Make the Perfect Omelette & Filming The Great Food Truck Race in Alaska
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This week on Food Network Obsessed, host Jaymee Sire answers a few listener questions before diving into conversation with Tyler Florence. Tyler talks about what it was like to film in frigid Alaska for the latest season of The Great Food Truck Race and the process behind developing the intense challenges. He talks about why small towns are the best to film in, and the hospitality the crew experienced in Alaska. Tyler shares his favorite moments from the show after 14 seasons, keeping in touch with past contestants and the importance of mentorship in the restaurant industry. He reminisces on his 25 years with Food Network and why he had a feeling food television was his future. He also talks about his own digital content hub, Wolf it Down, and the exciting things he has on the horizon in 2021 and beyond. Finally, Tyler breaks down how to make the perfect omelette.    Connect with the podcast: https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/food-network-obsessed-the-official-podcast-of-food-network    Follow Food Network on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foodnetwork    Follow Jaymee on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaymeesire   Follow Tyler on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tylerflorence/   Learn more about The Great Food Truck Race: https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/the-great-food-truck-race   Start Your Free Trial of discovery+: https://www.discoveryplus.com/foodobsessed  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 26, 2021
Robert Irvine on Cooking in Extreme Conditions & Why He Exercises Every Day
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This week on Food Network Obsessed, host Jaymee Sire shares the foods she’s currently obsessed with before diving into a conversation with Food Network star, Robert Irvine. Robert is the host of Food Network’s Restaurant: Impossible and Dinner: Impossible, and talks about how his experience filming is a direct reflection of his lived experience. He talks about the extreme conditions that would actually make dinner impossible and how his passion for the military comes before his passion for food. Robert also shares memorable moments on Restaurant: Impossible that viewers haven’t seen, and why he keeps in touch with every person from the show. Finally, Robert talks about how he met his wife, Gail, while filming and how he wrangled a team of Food Network stars to coordinate a surprise wedding for her. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 19, 2021
Guy Fieri Talks His First Audition Tape & Tournament of Champions
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On this week’s episode of Food Network Obsessed, host Jaymee Sire plays a fun game in honor of guest Guy Fieri. He joins the podcast to talk all things Tournament of Champions and who actually is in charge of the diabolical randomizer. They discuss the cutthroat, sports-style bracket challenges and how they developed the show to stand out from the rest with blind taste testing. Guy then talks about his philanthropy, raising millions of dollars this past year for the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund, and the resilience of the restaurant industry. He also tells the story of the audition tape that got him on the network and showing up to the set of Food Network Star in a yellow leather jacket and flip flops.   Connect with the podcast: https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/food-network-obsessed-the-official-podcast-of-food-network    Follow Food Network on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foodnetwork    Follow Jaymee on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaymeesire   Follow Guy on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/guyfieri/   Learn more about Tournament of Champions: https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/tournament-of-champions Start Your Free Trial of discovery+: https://www.discoveryplus.com/foodobsessed See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 12, 2021
Ali Khan on Eating Fearlessly & Austin’s Surprising Ramen Game
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This week on Food Network Obsessed, host Jaymee Sire plays a game of Would You Rather and dives into a conversation with host, food writer, blogger and influencer Ali Khan. Khan talks about his lifelong obsession with food and his journey into food media (plus how much the food media landscape has changed since he started). He also shares the craziest challenge on the latest season of Spring Baking Championship, and why he would never compete on Chopped. Finally, he talks about why he decided to settle in Austin, and his top recommendations for eating your way through the city.    Connect with the podcast: https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/food-network-obsessed-the-official-podcast-of-food-network    Follow Food Network on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foodnetwork    Follow Jaymee on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaymeesire   Follow Ali in Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alikhaneats/   Learn more about Spring Baking Championship: https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/spring-baking-championship   Start Your Free Trial of discovery+: https://www.discoveryplus.com/foodobsessed  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 05, 2021
Ted Allen Talks Chopped & Queer Representation in Media
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On this week’s episode of Food Network Obsessed, host Jaymee Sire shares her thoughts on Food Network’s forecasted food trends for 2021 before diving into a conversation with Chopped Host, Ted Allen. Ted goes in-depth about the process of filming Chopped and how, after hundreds of episodes, the team has it down to a tight 10 hour day. Ted talks about the elusive Chopped basket and how, contrary to popular belief, it’s anything *but* random. Jaymee asks whether Ted prefers to be a host or a judge and how he stays at the top of his game in such a cut-throat industry. Ted also shares what it was like to be a part of the original cast of Queer Eye, his thoughts on the reboot, and the importance of LGBTQ+ representation in media. Finally, Ted describes his home kitchen and the weirdest ingredient in his fridge right now.    Connect with the podcast: https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/food-network-obsessed-the-official-podcast-of-food-network    Food Network’s 2021 Food Trend Report: https://www.foodnetwork.com/fn-dish/news/food-trend-predictions-food-network-2021   Follow Food Network on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foodnetwork    Follow Jaymee on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaymeesire   Follow Ted Allen on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetedallen/   Learn more about Chopped: https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/chopped   Start Your Free Trial of discovery+: https://www.discoveryplus.com/foodobsessed  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 26, 2021
Alex Guarnaschelli on Almost Turning Down Chopped & Crying On Set
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This week on Food Network Obsessed, host Jaymee Sire sits down with Alex Guarnaschelli, esteemed chef and host of Supermarket Stakeout. The Iron Chef talks about her humble start on Food Network and how she overcame a few early missteps by pumping up the charisma. She describes how her first interaction with Bobby Flay ended in tears and gets real about on-set jitters. Alex takes us back to her first days on Chopped and her favorites memories from the iconic show. Then, she gives all the details on her show, Supermarket Stakeout, and the wacky items found in peoples’ shopping carts. Finally, Alex talks about how a delicious dinner led her to love and the story of her proposal.   Connect with the podcast: https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/food-network-obsessed-the-official-podcast-of-food-network    Follow Food Network on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foodnetwork    Follow Jaymee on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaymeesire   Follow Alex on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/guarnaschelli   Learn more about Chopped: https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/chopped    Learn more about The Kitchen: https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/the-kitchen  Start Your Free Trial of discovery+: https://www.discoveryplus.com/foodobsessed See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 19, 2021
Anne Burrell’s Advice for Bad Cooks & Finding Love on Bumble
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This week on Food Network Obsessed, host Jaymee Sire sits down with Food Network star Anne Burrell to talk all about Worst Cooks in America. Find out if the cooks on the show are really that awful and what it’s like working with her new co-host, Carla Hall. Anne describes her approach to coaching cooks and advice for how to get back to basics if you’re a bad cook. Then, Anne talks about how her love of cooking began and how she lives for what she calls the “head bob.” Finally, she talks about her experiences working in Italy, reveals the pickup line she used to snag her fiancé and insists she started the cat obsession among Food Network stars.   Connect with the podcast: https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/food-network-obsessed-the-official-podcast-of-food-network    Follow Food Network on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foodnetwork    Follow Jaymee on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaymeesire   Follow Anne on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chefanneburrell   Find out more about Worst Cooks in America: https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/worst-cooks-in-america Start Your Free Trial of discovery+: https://www.discoveryplus.com/foodobsessed See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 12, 2021
Jeff Mauro on Raiding Strangers’ Kitchens & Whether Hot Dogs Are Sandwiches
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This week on Food Network Obsessed, host Jaymee Sire talks about trying the TikTok tortilla hack and what’s on her menu for the big game. She chats with the Sandwich King and larger-than-life personality, Jeff Mauro, about his new show, Kitchen Crash, and the unique challenge the contestants face when raiding strangers’ kitchens for ingredients. Jeff gives advice on upping your sandwich game, his game-day predictions and settles, once and for all, whether hot dogs are sandwiches. Finally, he surprises us with an original Food Network Obsessed song!   Connect with the podcast: https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/food-network-obsessed-the-official-podcast-of-food-network    Follow Food Network on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foodnetwork    Follow Jaymee on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaymeesire   Follow Jeff on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeffmauro   Find out more about Kitchen Crash: https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/kitchen-crash   Learn more about The Kitchen: https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/the-kitchen    Mauro Provisions: https://mauroprovisions.com    Learn more about Jeff’s podcast: http://comeonover.com  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 05, 2021
Kardea Brown on Her Gullah Roots & How an Ex Landed Her a Cooking Show
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On this week’s episode of Food Network Obsessed, host Jaymee Sire sits down with Kardea Brown to talk about everything from her Gullah background to having a television crew move into her backyard in South Carolina. Kardea shares what it means to her to keep her Gullah traditions alive through food and the importance of sharing those flavors and recipes with others. She also talks about the power of persistence and her unconventional path to landing her own cooking show, Delicious Miss Brown. Finally, she shares what it was like to be a judge on the upcoming season of Spring Baking Championship and teaches Jaymee the art of “princess bites.”    Connect with the podcast: https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/food-network-obsessed-the-official-podcast-of-food-network    Follow Food Network on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foodnetwork/    Follow Jaymee on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaymeesire   Follow Kardea on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kardeabrown   Find out more about Delicious Miss Brown: https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/delicious-miss-brown   Sign up for your free trial of discovery+: https://www.discoveryplus.com/foodobsessed   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 29, 2021
Valerie Bertinelli on Working with Kid Bakers & Fostering Kittens
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On this week’s episode, host Jaymee Sire talks with Valerie Bertinelli, television legend and host of Kids Baking Championship. Learn how Valerie got her start on the network, what the heck an “ITK” is and the story behind Valerie’s Home Cooking. Valerie describes what it’s like working with kids and not having the heart to eliminate any contestants, and we hear about her true loves - her son Wolfie and her many cats - and how many kings are in her family tree. Finally, she discusses making peace with food and herself.   Connect with the podcast: https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/food-network-obsessed-the-official-podcast-of-food-network    Follow Food Network on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foodnetwork/    Follow Jaymee on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaymeesire   Follow Valerie Bertinelli on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wolfiesmom   Follow Valerie’s cats on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wolfiesmeow    Find out more about Valerie’s Home Cooking: https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/valeries-home-cooking   Find out more about Kids Baking Championship: https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/kids-baking-championship  Sign up for your free trial of discovery+: https://www.discoveryplus.com/foodobsessed See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 22, 2021
Josh Capon on Beat Bobby Flay & TikTok Dances
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This week on Food Network Obsessed, host Jaymee Sire chats with Josh Capon — successful chef, restaurateur and seven-time NYC Wine & Food Festival Burger Bash winner. Find out his burger secret weapon, and get his advice on how to be a good chef (spoiler: it has nothing to do with food!). Josh also talks about his virtual series Cooking with the Capons, how social media has brought him closer to his family and fans and the challenges of running a restaurant during the COVID-19 pandemic. After a few tears, Josh shares his greatest wish when it comes to food and what his perfect food day would look like. Connect with the podcast: https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/food-network-obsessed-the-official-podcast-of-food-network    Follow Food Network on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foodnetwork/    Follow Jaymee on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaymeesire   Follow Josh Capon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chefcapon/    Sign up for your free trial of discovery+: https://www.discoveryplus.com/foodobsessed See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 15, 2021
Kalen Allen on Judging Celebrity Cakes & Going Viral
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On the first episode of Food Network Obsessed, host Jaymee Sire chats with YouTube sensation and Food Network judge Kalen Allen. Find out how he started making viral food recipe reaction videos that took him from full-time student to full-blown star in a matter of weeks. Kalen gets honest about staying true to your dreams, being an activist in the digital space and how he stays positive in light of it all. He also dishes on what filming was like for his new show Cakealikes and which celebrity judge had him starstruck. Finally, we hear about his five-cheese mac and cheese, his gateway vegetable and the food he would erase from the planet forever. Start your free trial of discovery+ and stream Cakealikes now: https://www.discoveryplus.com/foodobsessed   Connect with the podcast: https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/food-network-obsessed-the-official-podcast-of-food-network   Follow Food Network on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foodnetwork/   Follow Jaymee on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaymeesire   Follow Kalen on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thekalenallen/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 08, 2021
Introducing Food Network Obsessed
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Coming in January 2021, Food Network Obsessed is the official podcast of Food Network. Each week, host Jaymee Sire sits down with stars, chefs and hosts from Food Network’s hottest shows for a conversation where nothing is off the menu. They’ll dish on all things food, upcoming projects, go-to guilty pleasures and the delicious trends they’re watching closely. So make sure to subscribe now and get ready for exclusive stories and insider scoop you’ll definitely want to hear! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 18, 2020