Looking to spice up those weeknight dinners? FOX19 has a special guest

'The Chopped Cookbook.' FOX19 graphic
'The Chopped Cookbook.' FOX19 graphic

(FOX19) - Are you a fan of "Chopped" on Food Network?

On Thursday's The Xtra, Katherine Alford of the Food Network will talk to us. She will:

• Demonstrate fool-proof recipes from "The Chopped Cookbook"
• Show how to utilize pantry staples to shake up weeknight dinners
• Discusses how you can use the "Chopped" show strategy at home in your own kitchen.

Alford is the senior vice president of culinary for Food Network and Cooking Channel. She oversees all of the culinary projects, recipe testing and developing, and oversees a staff of 30 culinary professionals who specialize in television food production, food styling, location cooking, recipe and product development, research and catering.

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