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Hearty soups, stews, meat, potatoes and viewers' choice dishes on 'The Chew'

by jmaloni


Sat, Jan 18th 2014 07:00 am

"The Chew Search for the Weight Watchers Chef" continues

For the next five weeks, culinary professionals from around the country will appear on "The Chew" to showcase their skills in developing and preparing healthy, delicious dishes for a chance to win $75,000 and one-year consulting contract with Weight Watchers as the Weight Watchers Chef.

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

Monday, Jan. 20 - "Viewers' Choice: Meat & Potatoes" - Tasha Smith is guest co-host and teams with Michael Symon to cook his own favorite hearty main dish: brown butter mash and burgundy beef stew. Carla Hall and Daphne Oz make Sunday roast chicken with potatoes and carrots, and Clinton Kelly reveals handy alternative uses for potatoes.

Tuesday, Jan. 21 - "Viewers' Choice: Southern Comfort" - Michael makes Salisbury steak, and Carla whips up her favorite southern dessert, coconut layer cake. Clinton puts a southern twist on three of his favorite cocktails, and "The Chew" travels to McClellanville, S.C., to visit a traveling outdoor restaurant that moves across America to celebrate locally produced ingredients and food.

Wednesday, Jan. 22 - "Viewers' Choice: Time Saving Suppers" - It's an hour of savory, quick and easy dinners when Michael whips up a wintertime favorite, slow cooker braised short ribs, and Carla reveals thrifty time saving tips. "The Chew Search for the Weight Watchers Chef" continues as the final pair of contestants' face-off.

Thursday, Jan. 23 - "Viewers' Choice: Soups 'N Stews 'N Stuff" - Funny lady and foodie Debi Gutierrez is guest co-host, joining Clinton to create a yummy French onion soup; audience members showcase their own tasty creations to win a chance cook with Mario Batali; and Daphne reveals what everyday foods can remedy wintertime ailments.

Friday, Jan. 24 - "Extra Value Friday: Viewers' Choice: Cheesy Wonders" - Everyone's favorite ingredient has its day in the sun when Michael and Clinton cook a sumptuous cheesy potato soup. Mario and Carla team up to make pomegranate swirl cheesecake, and Daphne discusses cheese do's and don'ts for pregnant women.

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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