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Spoiler alert all you TiVo devotees: Aarti Sequeira is the "Next Food Network Star."
The CNN producer (Editors' Note: woot!) turned culinary school graduate turned blogger was crowned the winner of season six on last night's finale. Born in Bombay, India and raised in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Aarti's recipes spruce up American classics with unique Indian influences. No time to dilly-dally on the victory though: Aarti's new show, "Aarti Party," is set to premiere Sunday, August 22 on the Food Network.
With the NFNS title now under her belt, Aarti is sharing her menu to celebrate. Don't be tardy to the Aarti Paarti!
5 Things I’ll Make Now That I Won "The Next Food Network Star": Aarti Sequeira
2. White gazpacho
3. Greek yogurt with sliced bananas, sliced almonds and a drizzle of honey
4. Quinoa pilaf
5. The Halloumi Cheese plate
What's your go-to party menu? Dish it out in the comments below.
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