Emeril’s Sizzling Skillets, Guy Fieri Food Cookbook, and the Next Food Network Star Guide {giveaway}

Emeril's Sizzling Skillets, Guy Fieri, Food Network Star books

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Today’s Back-to-School Books giveaway is for what was our favorite class in middle school…


We went on to a very involved theater “career” throughout high school, but never quite made it to TV and movies like we dreamt we would. The closest we’ve come so far is this set of three books from TV’s Food Network that we’re giving away to some loyal FN fan (Or friend of a fan who can re-gift the books if he or she wins!) Two of them are cookbooks, one dedicated to “one pot wonders” from Emeril Lagasse who once was the grand spectacle of food TV, now seems relatively tame next to the guy whose cookbook is the second we have, Guy Fieri. The third book is a definitive “Insider’s Guide to The Next Food Network Star TV Show.

Lots of drama! You know you can’t help but live it and watch it!

Ok. So.

How to Enter this Set-of-Three Giveaway (one person gets all 3 books!)

  1. Leave a comment with YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOW! It doesn’t have to be a food-related TV Show, and don’t worry if you don’t watch TV (I don’t), just make something up. It doesn’t matter what you say, as this is a random drawing, but it does matter that you do comment with something.
  2. Make sure to enter your email address in the box provided so we can contact you
  3. Share this giveaway post with your friends on facebook and twitter! (not required, but we’d love the help!)

You have until next Monday September 17, 2012 at 5 PM PST to comment. Everyone is welcome to comment to enter, but we can only ship this stuff in the U.S. (So if you’re outside the US and win, you just need to provide us with a US mailing address to send!)

Good luck!

(And by the way, in case anyone is wondering, even though I don’t watch TV, I am currently infatuated with New Girl, Glee, and The Mindy Project, which hasn’t even started yet, but oh my, watch the series premiere online anyway.)

by Sarah J. Gim on September 13, 2012 · 159 comments


Elli September 13, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Breaking Bad, it’s sort of about cooking.

Crisi Ellsworth September 13, 2012 at 2:00 pm

I am addicted to Good Eats!

Beth S. September 13, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Eh… Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, Sons of Anarchy, Auction Hunters, Antiques Roadshow – it’s tough to say!

Keely Marie September 13, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Currently- The Voice! I love everything on the Food Network…

Carol September 13, 2012 at 2:02 pm

I love That 70s Show. The Foreman kitchen is the place to be :)

Lynnette September 13, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Person of Interest

Natalie McNichols September 13, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Big Bang Theory! Bazinga :)

Tritia September 13, 2012 at 2:04 pm

NCIS all the way!!!!

Brooke September 13, 2012 at 2:04 pm

The Big Bang Theory is my favorite!

Allyson Campbell September 13, 2012 at 2:05 pm

I LOVE Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives! It makes me fatter just watching all the amazing food we can feast on throughout the country.

Lauren Bellamy September 13, 2012 at 2:06 pm

I love falling skies!

Sree September 13, 2012 at 2:07 pm

My fav shows… Chopped, Ironchef, Cupcake wars…

andrew September 13, 2012 at 2:07 pm

American horror story / game of thrones / the walking dead

3 must see shows

Kel September 13, 2012 at 2:07 pm

So many to choose from! I just started watching Showtime’s “Homeland” and so far it’s pretty good!

Jillian Switzer September 13, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Mad Men

burgerdogboy September 13, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Perry Mason. It’s all about Morey Allen’s restaurant!

Ro Ferrari September 13, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Giada at home!

Julie September 13, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Big bang theory

pat s September 13, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Im addicted to the cooking channel and food network, too many to name, love them all!!

Mairin Jean September 13, 2012 at 2:14 pm

The Wire! But, food related…Top Chef and Chopped!

Monica W September 13, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Big Bang Theory.

Kris September 13, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Any thing Gordon Ramsey!

Virginia Reese September 13, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Don’t watch TV, but used to like Survivor.

Tina N. September 13, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Favorite show ever is Arrested Development. But currently on the air would be Sons of Anarchy or Bob’s Burgers

Kathy September 13, 2012 at 2:25 pm


Loran September 13, 2012 at 2:28 pm

No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain!!

natalie September 13, 2012 at 2:30 pm

criminal minds, ncis, big bang and anything on HGTV and food network!

Divya September 13, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Barefoot Contessa, Chopped, Cupcake wars

Emily September 13, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Can’t get enough 30 Rock!

Cheryl September 13, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Big Bang Theory!

Kristine September 13, 2012 at 2:43 pm

I absolutely love Guy. In fact, I went to Diners Driveins and Dives to see if there were recommendations for Vegas — which unfortunately I didn’t get to, but it was a cool read. I love when he goes to Vancouver as I am in Canada. We have a similar FN show — you gotta eat here, that is a take on D3, but Guy won my heart first.

Lily September 13, 2012 at 2:43 pm

I love shows that make me laugh so I watch Jimmy Kimmel live and several comedies. I recently started watching New girl and love it!

Brian September 13, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Project Runway :)

Lynn Fischer September 13, 2012 at 2:48 pm

The Chew!

Lynn Fischer September 13, 2012 at 2:49 pm

The Chew

Cheryl September 13, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Still love Friends :)

Florence S September 13, 2012 at 2:50 pm

It just happens to be Top Chef Masters right now.

marlies September 13, 2012 at 2:53 pm

How I Met Your Mother!

Kimberly A September 13, 2012 at 2:56 pm

I love simply baking with Lorraine Pascale.

Sonja September 13, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Triple D

kara September 13, 2012 at 3:02 pm

seinfeld’s my all-time favorite, i could watch those reruns a thousand times

scottica September 13, 2012 at 3:04 pm

its a rectual every night. We must watched chopped.

simoneh September 13, 2012 at 3:09 pm

I love Masterpiece Mystery!: Inspector Lewis! I cannot get enough of the Oxford duo!

105SaintLouis September 13, 2012 at 3:16 pm


Sonia September 13, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Jamie Oliver’s shows.

Katherine Di Mambro September 13, 2012 at 3:34 pm

American Horror Story–can’t wait for season 2!

Reney September 13, 2012 at 3:41 pm


Angela September 13, 2012 at 3:42 pm

American Horror Story!

Natasha H. September 13, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Shameless and Cupcake Wars!

Lily Sheng September 13, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Friends is my favorite sit-com! And America’s Test Kitchen is my favorite food show!

Siyi September 13, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Iron Chef!

Jen September 13, 2012 at 4:39 pm

The Big Bang Theory!

Emma September 13, 2012 at 4:39 pm

I havent had a tv in a few years but I love MST3k

Adam September 13, 2012 at 4:43 pm


BJ September 13, 2012 at 4:44 pm


Ashlie September 13, 2012 at 4:45 pm

My all time favorite TV show is West Wing – I REALLY wish they would start showing re-runs of it. I’ve seen all the Law and Order re-runs so many times I have them memorized!

Elaine C September 13, 2012 at 4:46 pm


Karrie September 13, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Doctor Who.

KimL. September 13, 2012 at 4:50 pm


SSSV September 13, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Just about anything Food Network!! I am currently addicted to the Great Food Truck Race and Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives above all but I love Chopped, Good Eats (even reruns!), Guy’s Big Bite, Next Food Network Star… I only wish we could also get the Cooking Channel in my area so I could shake it up a bit; of course then I’d never get any work done! Needless to say, I’d love, love, love to have these books in my collection!

Robyn September 13, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Agreed with the first comment on Breaking Bad…and also pretty much everything food-related.

Ers September 13, 2012 at 5:11 pm


Grace Kang September 13, 2012 at 5:11 pm


Iris Kuo September 13, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives

DB September 13, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Modern Family, I laugh and laugh!

angela September 13, 2012 at 5:34 pm

community. always.

Lexi September 13, 2012 at 5:39 pm


Emily Sue September 13, 2012 at 5:40 pm

ancient aliens!

lydia m September 13, 2012 at 5:43 pm

I love to watch White Collar!!!!

anne September 13, 2012 at 5:47 pm


AliciaK September 13, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Game of Thrones!

Nicole September 13, 2012 at 5:57 pm


Jennifer September 13, 2012 at 6:04 pm


Emily S. September 13, 2012 at 6:07 pm

The IT Crowd, definitely!

Jess September 13, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Definitely The Borgias — it’s my guilty pleasure!

Amanda September 13, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Game of Thrones. Starting to look forward to the hearty warmth of fall/winter food.

Nathan September 13, 2012 at 6:47 pm

My favorite tv show is Bunk on IFC

Christine September 13, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Definitely Big Bang Theory!

Bonnie Tse September 13, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Chopped! It’s the only show on tv that I watch :)

Justine G September 13, 2012 at 7:09 pm

Downton Abbey!

Kevin September 13, 2012 at 7:18 pm


Jodi Calhoun September 13, 2012 at 7:28 pm


Jason Valletta September 13, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Adventure Time

Brooke September 13, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Monkey Magic!

Julia September 13, 2012 at 7:52 pm


Toyia Hatten September 13, 2012 at 7:56 pm

Northern Exposure!

Joseph Youn September 13, 2012 at 7:58 pm

I’m Big Bang Theory Holic

Kay P. September 13, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Good Eats!

√Člyse September 13, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Doctor Who is the best

-I know what I need! I need… I need… I need… fish fingers and custard! -
11th doctor

Sami September 13, 2012 at 8:14 pm


Jocelyn September 13, 2012 at 8:29 pm

My favorite show is Ellen! She is so funny!

Sarah September 13, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Arrested Development definitely!

Mish September 13, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Watching Pretty Little Liars as we speak

Kimmie S September 13, 2012 at 8:52 pm

I adore burn notice!!

m September 13, 2012 at 8:58 pm

I love Breaking Bad. Go On- Matthew Perry’s new show looks like it might become my new favorite.

Emily September 13, 2012 at 9:15 pm


Martin Bernal September 13, 2012 at 10:26 pm

I have a bunch of favorite shows, but my favorite TV comedies are HappyEndings and Modern Family. My favorite cooking shows are Chopped, any of the Master Chef series, and anything Jamie Oliver or Nigella Lawson make. They are god-like to me.

ann September 13, 2012 at 10:27 pm

My favorite show is Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics!

Plus, White Collar — incredible!

Valerie September 13, 2012 at 10:30 pm

Battlestar Galactica (updated version)

Allie Buxton September 13, 2012 at 10:32 pm


Louis September 14, 2012 at 12:19 am


Meryl September 14, 2012 at 12:21 am

I like the classic movies on TCM.

Jennifer Crew September 14, 2012 at 12:38 am

Breaking Bad, cooking illegally

bridget rangel September 14, 2012 at 12:57 am

Sons of anarchy just started again and of course anything from food network!!

Jessica September 14, 2012 at 2:01 am

Game of Thr0nes is soooo good (and the books are even better!)

Bebe September 14, 2012 at 3:49 am

Downton Abbey!

Maryse Thomas September 14, 2012 at 5:37 am

My favourite show is Community! And almost everything on the Food Network.

Michelle Blackwood September 14, 2012 at 5:44 am

Love Jamie Oliver’s Show

Sarah Bowers September 14, 2012 at 6:02 am

Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives!

Heather September 14, 2012 at 6:51 am

“Bones” or “The Magic School Bus”.

Jacki C September 14, 2012 at 6:59 am

Cheers, The Cosby Show, and Seinfeld. Kick it old school.

Jessica L September 14, 2012 at 7:03 am

My favorite show right now is Battlestar Galactica!!

Karami T September 14, 2012 at 7:08 am

I love Chopped, Masterchef and NCIS!

Heidi Hess September 14, 2012 at 7:54 am

Parenthood is THE best show on TV.

mitzi stinson September 14, 2012 at 8:18 am

Favorite TV show, man that’s hard. It was the Closer, she was a good cook, now I would say that I look forward the most to the return of Bones.

Maureen September 14, 2012 at 8:51 am

Parenthood… love that show.

Hannah September 14, 2012 at 9:04 am


KittyB September 14, 2012 at 9:13 am

Bones for a non-food show, for a food show it would be either David Rocco’s Dolce Vita, or David Rocco’s Amalfi getaway.

Elodie September 14, 2012 at 9:16 am

My favorite TV show is Fringe…

gail September 14, 2012 at 9:37 am

love walking dead

abigail September 14, 2012 at 9:40 am

The Wire was the best TV ever ever ever

Jeremy September 14, 2012 at 11:02 am

Inspector Lewis.

Rachel Bryan September 14, 2012 at 11:52 am

My favorite show is “Chopped” or “The big bang theory”

Kimberly September 14, 2012 at 11:59 am

I’ve been addicted to Breaking Bad lately, as well.

sara September 14, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Switched at Birth!

Taysha Riggs September 14, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Seinfeld!! Still makes me laugh and I’ve seen every episode at least 10+ times

Adrianna September 14, 2012 at 1:27 pm

HIMYM! or Breaking Bad.

David September 14, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Antiques Roadshow – British version only!

Steph September 14, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Burn notice.

S September 14, 2012 at 6:05 pm

The Big Bang Theory

Sandals September 15, 2012 at 4:14 am

Secrets of a Restaurant Chef and NCIS.

margaret g September 15, 2012 at 4:41 am

Lost was my most recent favorite show even if its over…

Mikey September 15, 2012 at 5:37 am

Touch, Burn Notice, Suits, Covert Affairs, too much cable….need to cook more or enjoy life outdoors more.

Catharine @BakingChemist September 15, 2012 at 6:16 am

The Good Wife!

Cheryl September 15, 2012 at 9:13 am

Dexter!!! Food related would be Top Chef Just Desserts!

Babs September 15, 2012 at 9:47 am

Person of Interest, Covert Affairs. Food shows: Chopped, Pioneer Woman and Barefoot Contessa! Won’t miss.

debbie September 15, 2012 at 10:04 am

I love to cook using cook books..I haven’t found myself yet to have the confidence to cook on my own , cooking with cook books brings a smile to my kitchen :)

Sophia September 15, 2012 at 10:24 am

My favorite show is How I Met Your Mother.

Sarah Smith September 15, 2012 at 10:58 am

Grey’s Anatomy – starting again in 2 weeks and I can’t wait

Emma Ewert September 15, 2012 at 11:14 am

I have so many, but right now I am watching the new Project Runway.

Teresa September 15, 2012 at 4:38 pm

The Middle

Lori Patterson September 15, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Heartland is my favorite TV show!

Lindsay September 15, 2012 at 11:13 pm

Breaking Bad!

Carolsue September 16, 2012 at 2:58 am

I LOVE the Big Bang Theory, followed by Grey’s Anatomy as a second choice. I watch the Food Channel on occasion also!

Elaine September 16, 2012 at 8:25 am

Chopped and Modern Family

Lauren September 16, 2012 at 8:25 am

So many! But if I was forced to choose I would have to say the Walking Dead.

Laura September 16, 2012 at 10:38 am

Rookie Blue!

Jennifer September 16, 2012 at 10:42 am

Top Chef

Karlie September 16, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Big Bang Theory. Rock, paper, scissors, lizard, Spock all day long.

Tayler September 16, 2012 at 12:58 pm

The Big Bang Theory!

Ellen Whaley September 16, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Looking for A NEW fav tv show this fall…..Hells Kitchen had me tuning in all summer

Angela Bae September 17, 2012 at 12:03 am

My favorite tv show of all time is Alias! But currently love Parenthood, all of Food Network, and Scandal!

Maggie September 17, 2012 at 8:50 am

I’m way behind on my TV consumption, so I’m only just now watching the British version of Kitchen Nightmares. I’m in love!

Jacqueline September 17, 2012 at 12:13 pm

So many! Mad Men, Glee, Grey’s Anatomy, and HIMYM! ( and part of me feels compelled to admit the occasional guilty-pleasure Gossip Girl and Once Upon a Time). The hiatus over the summer turned me onto the Newsroom, which is fantastic!

Melanie September 17, 2012 at 3:09 pm


Erin D September 18, 2012 at 4:49 am

Nip/Tuck. Although it’s been off the air for a few years, I loved every minute of it.

Jessica Musselwhite September 18, 2012 at 8:28 am

Currently, I love Girls and True Blood! The Mindy Project is pretty fun too.

Winston September 22, 2012 at 8:32 am

True Blood.

Natalia October 3, 2012 at 10:20 am

Modern Family!

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