With so much energy being thrown at Guy Fieri's new game show, Minute to Win It, on NBC, his 3rd season of Ultimate Recipe Showdown has almost been lost on the media. But fans of the Food Network know what's what and are talking up the new season with great interest. Visit the show's index page, full of information about this season's contestants and episodes.
This third season was taped in front of a live audience in late September 2009. The public was invited to request tickets for a morning or afternoon taping of the show, in Food Network's large Studio A, located above Chelsea Market in New York, NY.
Ultimate Recipe Showdown first debuted in February of 2008. The first season was co-hosted by Marc Summers (Double Dare, Unwrapped) and Guy Fieri.
Guy Fieri took the second season on his own; it premiered in February of 2009.
Several of this year's contestants are returning from last year. For example, Harold Cohen of Hollywood, FL won the 2009 burger competition with his Pimento Cheese Burger. Click here to view his brilliant performance from that episode of Ultimate Recipe Showdown, season 2.
And the charming Miss Emily Hobbs, of Ozark, MO, almost got it last year, but just missed out on the big win. Those of us who watched recall how much Guy was salivating over that Pumpernickel Pastrami Panini with Rosemary-Ale Jus. Girl, you were singin' his tune. She'll be back too.
Another of this season's competitors is Julie Merriman, from Seattle, WA. Click here to view her video entry for Ultimate Recipe Showdown: Hot and Spicy, due to air on March 28, 2010.
The Food Network will warm up the season with two re-runs from last year, Hometown Favorites and Cakes, airing on Friday, March 13th. URS-3 starts this weekend, Sunday, March 14, 2010 on the Food Network at 9pm/8c.
To see current uploads of Ultimate Recipe Showdown on YouTube, click here.
Ultimate Recipe Showdown season 3 premieres March 14
Ultimate Recipe Showdown 3 tapes for live audience
Food Network gears up for Ultimate Recipe Showdown 3