Ashanti, Laila Ali, Grant Hill, Albert Pujols, Wendy Williams and the next generation of chefs visit 'The Chew'by jmaloni
George Lopez and Sherri Shepherd bring the laughter as guest co-hosts June 4
Celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon, and Carla Hall, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz welcome a diverse pool of guests next week on "The Chew"
For the week of June 3-7 (subject to change; weekdays, 1 p.m. on ABC):
Monday, June 3 - "Double Decker Dishes" - Batali welcomes his sons, Benno and Leo Batali, to the kitchen to talk about their new book, "Batali Brothers Cookbook," to make their take on a burger; correspondent Jamika Pessoa travels to San Francisco to a restaurant, Stacked, which takes food to new heights.
Tuesday, June 4 - "How-To Tuesday" - Sherri Shepherd and George Lopez are guest co-hosts; Batali schools Lopez on making risotto with mushrooms and vin Santo; Pessoa joins LA Angels star Albert Pujols and his wife, Deidre, in their home to make "Home Run Chicken with Rice and Beans"; Shepherd makes brownies with Oz and Hall.
Wednesday, June 5 - "Camp Chew" - Hall gives classic s'mores a twist and is joined by guest Ashanti ("Army Wives") to talk about her new single; Kelly revisits crafting's camping roots with a demonstration; and Batali reboots a campfire favorite.
Thursday, June 6 - "Lightweight Meals: 500 Calories Or Less" - Laila Ali joins Batali in the kitchen for a knockout dish, and LA Clipper Grant Hill drops by to talk about the NBA Finals; just in time for bathing suit season, Oz takes a heavyweight dessert of key lime pie and makes it a featherweight; and Kelly leads a calorie-counting game.
Friday, June 7 -"Extra Value Friday: Pizza Night" - Talk show host Wendy Williams joins Kelly to make a pizza and talk about her new book, "Ask Wendy"; "The Chew" travels to Philadelphia's Pizza Brain, home of the world's first pizza museum.
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