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'The Chew' kicks off Halloween season in style beginning with spooky crafts

by jmaloni


Sat, Oct 12th 2013 07:00 am

Kevin O'Leary and Daymond John, Tasha Smith, Soleil Moon Frye and chefs Anne Burrell and Daniel Boulud are the featured guests next week

It's a week of celebrations at "The Chew." First, it's all things Italian on Columbus Day, international cuisine on World Food Day, pasta on National Pasta Day, and delicious, informative and hilarious every day. Clinton Kelly unveils his newest projects and inaugurates the Halloween season with crafts that are scary-good and "The Chew" crew welcomes a host of guests from the worlds of TV, food and books.

For the week of Oct. 14-18 (1 p.m. daily), guests include:

Monday, Oct. 14 - "Columbus Day Celebration" - "The Chew" celebrates all things Italian on this holiday episode. Mario Batali creates a tempting dish from mystery ingredients and reveals his top five favorite places in America to find authentic Italian food and culture. A mother and daughter compete to see whose tiramisu rendition will win "Who Made It Best."

Tuesday, Oct. 15 - "Fast, Cheap & Easy"- Clinton Kelly celebrates his new book, "Freakin' Fabulous on a Budget" with a bourbon Rickey cocktail recipe and instructions on making an eglomise serving tray. On "Chewsday Tuesday," the hosts let the audience select which recipe to make. Will it be goat cheese ravioli or penne alle vodka? "The Chew" Crew creates desserts from cereal.

Wednesday, Oct. 16 - "Chew-Nited Nations" - It's World Food Day, so international delights including Batali's Vietnamese shrimp cups are on the menu. Carla Hall whips up spicy tomato chicken curry with Tasha Smith (Tyler Perry's "For Better or Worse") and gets a hilarious lesson from Tasha in "throwing shade." "The Chew's" cameras reveal a day in the life of esteemed chef, restaurateur and author Daniel Boulud.

Thursday, Oct. 17 - "Oodles Of Noodles" - What better way to celebrate National Pasta Day than with Batali teaching how to make pasta from scratch? Michael Symon and Soleil Moon Frye team to make spaetzle with cabbage and mustard, while she gives tips from her new book "Let's Get This Party Started." Then, Batali is joined by chef Anne Burrell to talk about her new book, "Own Your Kitchen," and taste a carbonara frittata.

Friday, Oct. 18 - "Extra Value Friday: Chicken Chow Down" - ABC's "Shark Tank's" own Daymond John and Kevin O'Leary (aka Mr. Wonderful) taste Symon's Greek-style chicken and rice. Three viewers bring their signature dishes before the Sharks and co-hosts to compete for a chance to cook with Batali, and Kelly's "Craft Corner" kicks off Halloween season in fine style with his easy instructions for a spooky family portrait and a Halloween terrarium.

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.

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

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