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'The Chew' spotlights BBQ, Memorial Day weekend and wedding menu ideas

by jmaloni

Press release

Thu, May 16th 2013 03:20 pm

Plus, an exclusive sneak peek of "The Chew's" primetime special, "Ultimate BBQ Cookout Countdown"

Celebrating and exploring life through food, "The Chew" is an innovative daytime series co-hosted by a group of engaging, fun, relatable experts in food, lifestyle and entertaining. Featuring celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon, and Carla Hall, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz, "The Chew" is a leap forward into a new kind of lifestyle series.

For the week of May 20-24 (subject to change; weekdays, 1 p.m. ET):

Monday, May 20 - "The Big Bold BBQ Show" - Bobby Flay, chef, restaurateur and author of the new book, "BBQ Addiction," creates coconut marinated pork tenderloin with green onion peanut relish, while grill guru Symon makes grilled pineapple with jalapeƱo salad. "Mad Men's" "Sally," Kiernan Shipka, joins Batali and Oz to cook grilled chicken thighs with spring veggie salad. Hall, Oz and Symon visit "Wheel of Fortune" and play "Meal of Fortune."

Tuesday, May 21 - "The Chew's Do-It-Yourself Wedding Menu" - How to feed your wedding guests for $4 per person. Wayne Brady ("Whose Line Is It Anyway?") and Kelly prepare tuna tartare appetizers. Batali cooks a sumptuous main course of arista alla porchetta, and Hall creates elegant desserts that double as party favors.

Wednesday, May 22 - "Bite 'N Blog" - Yvette Nicole Brown ("Community") co-hosts, as blogger Catherine McCord from "Weelicious" joins the "Chew Crew" in the kitchen and advises viewers on best practices for taking photos for your own blog. Grace Bonney from the blog "Design Sponge" joins Kelly in his Craft Corner.

Thursday, May 23 - "Flavortown, USA" - Celebrity chef Guy Fieri goes full throttle talking about his latest "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" book with grill masters Batali and Symon. "Chew" correspondent Jamika Pessoa travels to a mouth-watering meatball truck in San Diego.

Friday, May 24 - "Extra Value Friday: Memorial Day BBQ" - Kick off the holiday weekend with co-host Brown, guest Indy racer Helio Castrovenes and the "Chew Crew" who cook up a spectacular Memorial Day barbecue. Catch a sneak peek of May 25's primetime special edition of "The Chew" - "Ultimate BBQ Cookout Countdown."

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

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