'Food Network Star' Season 9: Bobby Flay helps launch another culinary search

Bobby Flay clearly doesn't have a problem with rival TV chefs, since he's actively involved in discovering some of them.Along with fellow culinary personalities Giada De Laurentiis and Alton Brown, the celebrity cook returns as a mentor and judge when the Food Network contest "Food Network Star" starts its ninth season Sunday, June 2. Twelve new competitors will face a variety of gastronomic challenges, with viewers' votes factoring into the eventual decision of who will win his or her own Food Network show."Giada, Alton and I all have different sensibilities in terms of what we're looking for," multiple Emmy winner Flay tells Zap2it. "The people I gravitate toward have a serious obsession with food; they just don't want to be on television, but they're passionate about what they do and how they live their lives every day. And if it doesn't involve food in a real, genuine way, I'm not interested."With his belief in "Food...



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