Tuesday, August 26
I don't know much about the show, other than the host, Alex Guarnaschelli (executive chef at NYC's Butter), teaches a small group of students (a la Molto Mario) how a "pro puts her own unique spin on basic cooking techniques."
I have high hopes for the show. After the major success of Anne Burrell, Food Net appears more prone to finding great talent within the restaurant world, often having years of training.
Still, lots of training doesn't necessarily equal a successful show. And that student/teacher type show can sometimes make the viewer feel like a third wheel.
The Cooking Loft premieres this Sat. at 9:30am ET on Food Network.
PS- I have heard unofficially that Anne Burrell's Secrets of a Restaurant Chef was renewed for more episodes. I'll let you know as soon as that is cofirmed.