A Chocolate Covered Weekend

chocolate_heart_1 This weekend, the Food Network is devoting their entire schedule to chocolate!  Personally, I couldn’t think of a better food to put in the spotlight.  Rich, dark, creamy, and oh so versatile!  How many foods do you know that you can use to make both a scale model of the Statue of Liberty?

On Saturday you’ll find all of your favorite Food Network stars working with chocolate.  Sandra Lee serves up a Chocolate Buffet, Paula Deen does Sexy Southern Chocolate (Camelized Brownies!) and Giada De Laurentiis serves up an unusual Chocolate-Hazelnut Ravioli.

In the evening, there’s a full line-up of chocolate-covered specials including Food Network Chocolate Fantasy Challenge and Chocolate Runway Challenge


On Sunday Tyler Florence makes his Gooey, Decadent Chocolate Cake while The Barefoot Contessa turns out sinfully delicious Chocolate Truffles.

In the evening it’s the Food Network Chocolate Landmark Challenge:

Challenge: Chocolate Landmarks
Four top pastry chefs design exact replicas of some of the world’s most famous landmarks entirely out of chocolate! The winner takes home $10,000.


Jorg Amsler
Owner, Truly Jorg’s Patisserie, Boston, Mass.

Jansen Chan
Pastry Chef, Oceana Restaurant, New York, N.Y.

Frtiz Knipschildt
Owner, Knipschildt Chocolatier LLC, Norwalk, Conn.

Bethany Thouin
Owner, The Cocoa Tree, Franklin, Tenn.

And check out Bethany Thouin’s blog for a little note on how she got into the competition!