'The Chew' swings into spring with delicious dishesby jmaloni
Wendy Williams, Josh Turner, Mary Lynn Rajskub and Patti Moreno are guests
"The Chew" kicks off "Chewer vs. Viewer" week when audience members have the chance to battle it out in the kitchen with their favorite co-hosts. Celebrity guests include Wendy Williams ("The Wendy Williams Show"); country music star Josh Turner, actress Mary Lynn Rajskub ("24") and Patti Moreno (HGTV's "Garden Girl").
The schedule for the week of April 28-May 2 includes (subject to change; weekdays, 1 p.m. on ABC):
Monday, April 28 - "Outrageous Eats" - Talk show host Wendy Williams visits. Michael Symon and one lucky audience member face off on day one of "Chewer vs. Viewer" week.
Tuesday, April 29 - "A Few of My Favorite Things" - Clinton Kelly uses some of his favorite ingredients to create a delicious cocktail; Mario Batali squares off with a viewer on day two of "Chewer vs. Viewer" week.
Wednesday, April 30 - "A Slice of Life" - Country music's Josh Turner (author, "Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family, and Fatherhood") joins Daphne Oz in the kitchen for some fun, sliceable foods; Carla Hall steps up to the challenge to see who has a better dish when she and one audience member go head-to-head on day three of "Chewer vs. Viewer" week.
Thursday, May 1- "Fresh Start" - Carla shares her timesaving breakfast tips; Clinton participates in a breakfast showdown on day four of "Chewer vs. Viewer" week; Mary Lynn Rajskub joins Michael to make a healthy breakfast dish.
Friday, May 2 - "Extra Value Friday: Last Minute Lunches" - The hosts share inventive, inexpensive lunch ideas. HGTV's Patti Moreno visits. Daphne rounds out the week on day five of "Chewer vs. Viewer" as she and one audience member test their culinary competitiveness.
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