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It's one delicious week on 'The Chew' with guests Liv Tyler, Zachary Levi and Thanksgiving cooking challenges

by jmaloni


Fri, Nov 1st 2013 07:00 am

As your holiday headquarters, "The Chew" is your complete source for Thanksgiving recipes and entertaining tips to make your feasts festive, your soirees sing and your guests grateful.

Next week's shows spotlight a new cooking Thanksgiving challenge every day: kid chefs showcase their best culinary creations, a husband and wife compete in a battle of the sexes, audience members duke it out with delicious dishes, and family members face off.

The "Iron Grandmas" go toe-to-toe with dishes judged by guest co-host NeNe Leakes, and celebrity chefs and restaurateurs Joe Bastianich and Scott Conant. Actress Liv Tyler talks contemporary etiquette, Zachary Levi discusses his new movie, Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World," and starring in the Broadway musical "First Date," and "The Chew" cameras travel to the PBS home of "America's Test Kitchen" outside Boston to learn their take on braised turkey legs.

Tasha Smith (Tyler Perry's "For Better or Worse") guest co-hosts Nov. 4. Nene ("Real Housewives of Atlanta) visits Nov. 7-8.

The lineup for the week of Nov. 4-8 (weekdays, 1 p.m.), includes:

Monday, Nov. 4 - "Great American Thanksgiving Cook-off" - In a spin on "Shark Tank," kids present their favorite Thanksgiving creations in "Chew Tank Junior." Clinton Kelly as "Judge Foodie" brings down the gavel on kitchen-related crimes, and guest co-host Tasha Smith joins Clinton and Carla Hall in the kitchen to put a new twist on a classic American pie.

Tuesday, Nov. 5 - "Thanksgiving Battles of the Sexes" - A husband and wife vie for the golden trophy with their greatest "Turkey Day" recipes, aided by Mario Batali and Michael Symon. Then Clinton and Carla team up for a "C&C Food Factory" to recreate two beloved holiday dishes from their own families' Thanksgiving celebrations. And, since it's "Chewsday Tuesday," the audience chooses the winner.

Wednesday, Nov. 6 - "Amazin' Braisin'!" - Actress Liv Tyler talks about her new book, "Modern Manners: Tools to Take You to the Top," and joins Mario in the kitchen to make a braised Thanksgiving entrée. Then the show travels to "America's Test Kitchen," just outside of Boston, home of the eponymous food show, to find out the perfect recipe for braised turkey legs.

Thursday, Nov. 7 - "Battle of 'The Iron Grandmas: Thanksgiving Desserts' " - NeNe is guest co-host, joining chefs and restaurateurs Joe Bastianich and Scott Conant, to judge the winner of the latest "Iron Grandma" competition - this one a celebration of Thanksgiving sweet treats. Who will win the golden trophy?

Friday, Nov. 8 - "Extra Value Friday: Family Classics" - Zachary Levi talks about his movie, Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World," and his star turn in the Broadway musical "First Date," joining Michael in the kitchen to cook up a "Turkey Day" classic. Two family members put their version of a Thanksgiving favorite to the test to see whose creation wins the day and whose is banned from all future holidays. NeNe guest co-hosts.

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