Food Network Thanksgiving Show Guide 2011

It’s the best time of the year in the culinary world. And if you are looking for some ways to show off your culinary skills, then you might want to tune into Food Network this month. There will be a lot of shows dedicated to turkey and all the fixings, including a brand new 2 hour live special, called Thanksgiving Live! as well as an all-new Good Eats thanksgiving episode. If you watch any of these shows, I would love to hear from you, leave a comment below.

Dear Food Network: Thanksgiving Problems Solved 2 | Saturday, November 12th @ 7am
Food Network chefs offer their advice on some common Thanksgiving problems.

Throwdown w/Bobby Flay: Thanksgiving Challenge | Saturday, November 12th @ 8pm
Bobby faces off with “Pioneer Woman” Ree Drummond in a Thanksgiving battle.

Down Home w/the Neeleys | Saturday, November 12th @ 9am | Check out my review of this episode
This episode will air again on November 14th @ 12:30pm and November 23rd @ 12:30pm
The Neeleys will be making: stuffed turkey breast w/sweet Italian-sausage stuffing, white cheddar mashed potatoes, shaved Brussels sprouts w/bacon & walnuts, and pumpkin cupcakes w/maple cream cheese frosting.

30 Minute Meals w/Rachel Ray | Saturday, November 12th @ 9:30am | Check out my review of this episode
This episode will air again on November 15th @ 3:30pm and November 20th @ 8am
Rachel will be making turkey pot pie, cranberry-orange corn muffins, and honey mustard dressed greens with apples & pears.

Secrets of a Resturant Chef w/Anne Burrell | Saturday, November 12th @ 10am
Anne will be making turkey breast stuffed w/sausage and mushrooms as well as sweet potato casserole topped with oatmeal-walnut crumble.

Barefoot Contessa w/Ina Garten | Saturday, November 12th @ 11am | Check out my review of this episode
This episode will air again on November 15th @ 4pm and November 22nd @ 1pm
Ina will be making truffle-butter turkey, sausage-stuffed mushrooms, roasted Brussels sprouts, and turkey hash browns.

Giada at Home | Saturday, November 12th @ 11:30am | Check out my review of this episode
This episode will air again on November 14th @ 4:30pm and November 21st @ 1:30pm
Giada will be making cranberry-orange glazed turkey, roasted root vegetable salad, and pumpkin & goat cheese risotto.

5 Ingredient Fix | Sunday, November 13th @ 7am
Claire Robinson will show you how to prepare for Thanksgiving dinner

Rachel Ray’s Week in a Day | Sunday, November 13th @ 8am
Rachel will be preparing roasted turkey breast w/maple worcestershire gravy, fruit & nut pilaf, broccoli & cauliflower macaroni and cheese, roasted mushrooms, parnship, potatoes, and spinach casserole, and ginger-soy carrot soup.

Ten Dollar Dinners | Sunday, November 13th @ 9am
Melissa d’Arabian will be making turkey pad Thai and chocolate-yam marble cake

Guy’s Big Bite | Sunday, November 13th @ 10:30am
Guy will be making turkey cordon bleu, twice-baked sweet potatoes, and green bean casserole with homemade mushroom gravy.

Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction | Sunday, November 13th @ 11am
Bobby will feature a Thanksgiving line-up prepared barbecue style.

Challenge: Charles Brown Thanksgiving Cakes| Sunday, November 13th @ 8pm

Iron Chef America | Sunday, November 13th @ 10pm
Thanksgiving battle: Bobby Flay & Michael Symon vs. Jose Garces & Marc Forgione

Dear Food Network: Thanksgiving Desserts | Monday, November 14th @ 10am
Food Network personalities prepare some of their favorite Thanksgiving desserts.

30 Minute Meals with Rachel Ray | Monday, November 14th @ 3:30pm
Rachel makes turkey ragu w/polenta and dark greens with cranberries.

Barefoot Contessa with Ina Garten | Monday, November 14th @ 4pm
Ina makes turkey roulade, homemade gravy, roasted veggies, cranberry conserve, and gingerbread cupcakes.

Paula Deen’s Best Dishes | Monday, November 14th @ 5:30pm
Paula makes roasted turkey with maple-apple cider, apple-cranberry stuffing, mashed potatoes with parsnips & rutabagas, and pumpkin pie.

The Best Thing I Ever Ate: Bird is the Word | Monday, November 14th @ 8pm
Food Network personalities talk about the best birds (including turkey) they have ever eaten.

Chopped: Give It Your All | Tuesday, November 15th @ 10pm
A Thanksgiving themed edition of Chopped.

Thanksgiving Live! | Sunday, November 20th @ 12pm
Hosted by Alton Brown, featuring Ted Allen, Sunny Anderson, Anne Burrell, Melissa d’Arabian, Bobby Flay, Alex Guarnaschelli, and Rachel Ray. Ask your Thanksgiving questions answered live via facebook, twitter, and Skype.

Good Eats: Countdown to T-Day | Sunday, November 20th @ 8pm
The second to last ever Good Eats episode. It’s an hour long special focused on preparing for the big day (turkey day that is).

Here is when the reruns of past Good Eats Thanksgiving related episodes will air.
Romacing the Bird
This must see, classic Good Eats episode will teach you what you need to know about cooking a turkey.
Airing: Sunday, November 13th @ 7pm on the Cooking Channel
Friday, November 18th @ 9pm on the Cooking Channel
Saturday, November 19th @ Midnight on the Cooking Channel

American Classics IX – Pumpkin Pie
Learn how to make the perfect, classic pumpkin pie.
Airing: Thursday, November 17th @ 11am on Food Network

Fry Turkey Fry
Learn how to safely deep fry a turkey.
Airing: Friday, November 18th @ 11am on Food Network

The Remains of the Bird
Alton gives some recipes that use Thanksgiving leftovers.
Airing: Friday, November 18th @ 8pm on Cooking Channel
Saturday, November 19th @ Midnight on Cooking Channel
Sunday, November 20th @ 11am on Cooking Channel

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  1. Good Morning,

    I LOVE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THE CHEF’S AND ONES THAT ARE NOT!

    I JUST LOVE TO WATCH ALL THE DIFFERENT IDEAS THAT COME OUT WITH EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEM AND “KNOW THEY LOVE IT” BUT KNOW IT MUST BE HARD IN A SENSE WHEN IT IS LIVE TO THE WORLD!

    MY GRANDSON IS A CHEF AND WORKS AT THE TASTING KITCHEN IN VENICE CALIF AND THEY TOO HAVE SOME VERY VERY NICE MENUS.

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL

    GLORIA

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