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Dr. Oz, Alison Sweeney, Jennifer Esposito, Willie Randolph visit 'The Chew'

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Fri, May 30th 2014 07:45 pm

Daphne Oz's dad, Dr. Mehmet Oz, visits her at work at "The Chew," Alison Sweeney ("The Biggest Loser") and Jennifer Esposito make their "Chew" debuts, and slugger Willie Randolph joins sports fan Michael Symon for some culinary fun.

For the week of June 2-6 (1 p.m., ABC):

Monday, June 2 - "Did Somebody Say ... Pasta?" - Gabrielle Union ("Think Like a Man Too") is guest co-host and prepares the perfect platter of fresh ricotta cavatelli with Michael Symon. Mario Batali shares his favorite pasta dish of all time: summer vegetable manicotti in pesto.

Tuesday, June 3 - "Great American Classics" - Alison Sweeney joins Clinton Kelly in making an unforgettable dish, and "The Chew" crew travels to Boerne, Texas, home of chef/author Georgia Pellegrini, a champion of self-sufficiency, as she creates a craft from shed antlers and cooks a recipe outdoors from her newest book, "Modern Pioneering."

Wednesday, June 4 - "Farm Fresh Favorites" - Daphne's father, Dr. Oz, joins his famous daughter to make a tasty daddy/daughter dish, and Mario rolls the dice to learn which farm stand ingredients he will use to create a sumptuous meal. "The Chew" crew visits Heartwood, a restaurant in New York City that boasts delicious farm-to-table cocktails along with its impeccable fresh cuisine.

Thursday, June 5 - "No-Bake Greats" - No need for an oven today, when Jennifer Esposito whips up a gluten-free treat from her new book, "Jennifer's Way" with Clinton. And Mario lets "The Chew" cameras follow him from dawn to dusk for a fascinating segment about a typical day in his busy life about town.

Friday, June 6 - "Extra Value Friday: Cheesy Livin'" - Baseball legend Willie Randolph, author of "The Yankee Way," joins Michael Symon to cook up a New York twist on the Philly favorite: the "Willie Cheesesteak." The show visits the famous Grilled Cheese Truck in Los Angeles, and guest co-host Curtis Stone teams with Carla Hall to demonstrate their recipe for ricotta fritters with strawberry rhubarb jam.

Follow "The Chew" (@thechew) and hosts Mario Batali (@mariobatali), Michael Symon (@chefsymon), Clinton Kelly (@clinton_kelly), Carla Hall (@carlahall) and Daphne Oz (@DaphneOz) on Twitter.

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