Full day of 'Thanksgiving 411' with viewers' favorite Food Network talent, including Alex Guarnaschelli
Food Network announced it will go live Sunday, Nov. 18, with a cross-platform "Choose Your Side" experience, offering Thanksgiving recipes, tips and inspiration across the brand's linear and digital properties, including Facebook Live, on-air programming and digital series "Food Network Finds."
"Choose Your Side" marks the official start for Food Network's Thanksgiving week special feature, "Feast Week," which is full of Thanksgiving-themed content from viewers' favorite Food Network personalities.
"Food Network recipes and content have always been a favorite for viewers, especially around the holidays," said Vikki Neil, executive vice president and general manager of Discovery Digital Studios. "This year's 'Feast Week' and 'Choose Your Side' event is a must-watch, with even more hours of entertainment and easy-to-follow tips and recipes, making Food Network the one-stop-shop for all things Thanksgiving."
"Choose Your Side" kicks off at 10 a.m. ET with Food Network Kitchen's Vivian Chan going live to nearly 30 million followers on Facebook
. Chan will show viewers how to make all of turkey's favorite sidekicks in one sheet pan. That means minimal prep and very little cleanup, which is ideal for a small Thanksgiving gathering.
At noon, Bev Weidner, host of Food Network's new Facebook Watch series "Pressure Point," will put her spin on a Thanksgiving potato side dish viewers have come to love. She will teach viewers her recommended way to spruce up the popular dish that will leave guests wanting more.
Two-time "Chopped" champion James Briscione will be live at 2 p.m. to show viewers how he reinvents the entire side dish game with his Thanksgiving bacon roulade. This mashup of a green bean casserole and Thanksgiving stuffing is wrapped in a fan favorite: bacon! Briscione can also be seen in all-new digital series, "Undercooked," with new episodes available weekly on Facebook Watch
and the Food Network GO app
At 3:30 p.m., Food Network's Alex Guarnaschelli will inspire fans for their Thanksgiving gatherings by demonstrating a favorite Thanksgiving side dish that viewers can easily make at home.
A famous bakery in Boston takes the stage at 6 p.m. to demonstrate how to make classic pull-apart Thanksgiving rolls.
A good meal always ends in dessert, and Dan Langan, host of "Dan Can Bake It," has a special surprise. At 9 p.m., he will top off the day with a giant cake that looks like a Thanksgiving side dish, but is actually a sweet treat to finish off the meal.
On-air, viewers can enjoy Thanksgiving-themed episodes of daytime favorites including "Girl Meets Farm" at 11 a.m., "Giada's Holiday Handbook" at 11:30 a.m., and all-new series "Martina's Table" at noon. In primetime, Martha Stewart hosts holiday special "Macy's Thanksgiving Cake Spectacular" premiering at 8 p.m. Then, at 9 p.m., catch the finale of "Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge," when host Giada De Laurentiis, and judges Guarnaschelli, Carla Hall and Christian Petroni determine which chef heads into the holiday with the $25,000 grand prize and bragging rights.