Yvette Nicole Brown, Chef Fabio Viviani and Gina Torres Guest co-Host July 16, 17, 18
Celebrating and exploring life through food, "The Chew" is a daytime series co-hosted by a group of engaging, fun, relatable experts in food, lifestyle and entertaining: celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon, and Carla Hall, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz.
For the week of July 15-19 (subject to change; weekdays, 1 p.m., the lineup includes:
Monday, July 15 - "I Wanna Know What Lunch Is" -Kelly Hansen, front man of the hit group Foreigner, makes eggplant parm hero with Batali and performs the classic, "I Wanna Know What Love Is"; Denise Richards (ABC Family's "Twisted") makes a Lemon, herb and feta salad with Oz; correspondent Jamika Pessoa visits San Francisco's Stacked, a restaurant that specializes in personalized lunches; and a member of the audience gets a special message and dish from her husband serving in Afghanistan.
Tuesday, July 16 - "Pimp My Street Eats" - Yvette Nicole Brown ("Community") co-hosts a celebration of souped-up street food, making bacon-fried, stuffed hot dogs with Symon; Oz lightens up Symon's recipe with a loaded veggie "dawg"; and Kelly and Hall team up to make a sausage-stuffed pretzel and a pastrami pretzel sandwich.
Wednesday, July 17 - "Old Fashioned Favorites" - Gina Torres ("Suits") co-hosts and creates an unforgettable classic with Oz and Hall; stand-up comic and foodie Debi Guiterrez helps Kelly make a timeless dish that will never go out of fashion.
Thursday, July 18 - "Crazy Combos" - Chef Fabio Viviani co-hosts, teaming up with Hall to challenge Symon and Kelly to see who can make the most delicious meal combining unexpected ingredients; Clinton then mixes up some cocktail concoctions with crazy pairings.
Friday, July 19 - "Extra Value Friday: No Bake Desserts"- Beat the heat with something sweet when singer Amy Grant makes turtle pie with Hall; and Allison Fishman (Cooking Light magazine) joins Symon to make watermelon with tangy granita.
Follow "The Chew" (@thechew) and hosts Batali (@mariobatali), Symon (@chefsymon), Kelly (@clinton_kelly), Hall (@carlahall) and Oz (@DaphneOz) on Twitter.