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.
Ted Allen Talks Chopped & Queer Representation in Media
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.
Alex Guarnaschelli on Almost Turning Down Chopped & Crying On Set
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.
Anne Burrell’s Advice for Bad Cooks & Finding Love on Bumble
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.
Jeff Mauro on Raiding Strangers’ Kitchens & Whether Hot Dogs Are Sandwiches
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!
Kardea Brown on Her Gullah Roots & How an Ex Landed Her a Cooking Show
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.”
Valerie Bertinelli on Working with Kid Bakers & Fostering Kittens
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.
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Come for the food stay for the memories!
Jaymee is the perfect person to host this podcast because she not only dives deep into the food but also the lives of the chefs who make the dishes we crave. She has the uncanny ability to tie together what goes on the plate and what inspires chefs to make the food they make. Keep up the good work, I’m hooked!
Great podcast for Foodies
Very enjoyable! The guests are interesting and like how they inform listeners how they became a Food Network family member. My only criticism would be that Jamiee talks so fast and it seems the guests follow her lead. It may be due to time constraints but I sometime need to rewind to listen again. Keep up the fun.
Jaymee is awesome 👏🏻
As an avid Food Network fan I was thrilled to discover this podcast! Jaymee really gets these chefs we admire to open up and have great conversations- amazing stuff!! Episodes will be something I look forward to on Fridays!