Hallmark Channel Recipe for Love, Cooking Romance Premieres October 11th

Dexter Durant (Shawn Roberts)  and Lauren Hennessey (Danielle Panabaker)  in the kitchen

Dexter Durant (Shawn Roberts) and Lauren Hennessey (Danielle Panabaker) in the kitchen

Mix food and love in the new Hallmark Movie on Saturday October 11, 2014 9p.m. ET/PT, 8C *** Three Stars

By Gabrielle Pantera

HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Daily Star) 2014/10/9 – “With a rich history of delicious romantic comedies, we relished the opportunity to produce Recipe for Love as the network’s newest treat,” says Crown Media programming EVP Michelle Vicary.

Lauren Hennessey (Danielle Panabaker) has always loved to cook and is a proud perfectionist at her job at Food & Entertainment Magazine’s test kitchen while she dreams of being able to finally afford culinary school in Paris. When her boss offers her a bonus if she agrees to ghostwrite the cookbook of a difficult celebrity chef, Lauren sees her dream becoming a reality…as soon as she can tame the notorious bad boy chef.

Dexter Durant (Shawn Roberts), the edgy host of his own cooking show, has a reputation of being reckless and stubborn. He immediately clashes with Lauren on the project, preferring to keep his recipes and his personal life to himself. Despite the warnings of her older sister Nan (Pascale Hutton), Lauren refuses to give up. She attempts to conquer each of Dexter’s dishes. As she does she beings to see Dexter in a different light. He’s just as vulnerable as she is. Their romance starts to heat up.

Lauren wants to save Dexter’s career by doing a different kind of cookbook. She also wants to help save him from rival Gio (Amos Mitchell), a hungry young chef who wants Dexter’s time slot. When the cookbook is almost complete, Dexter and Gio have one final cookoff judged by celebrity Peter DeLuise (as himself). Have Lauren and Dexter learned to cook from the heart?

Hallmark Channel original movie world premiere, Saturday, October 11 (9p.m. ET/PT, 8C).

Recipe for Love is a Lighthouse Pictures, Inc. production. Executive Producers are Shawn Williamson and Craig Anderson. Jamie Goehring is the producer. Ron Oliver directs from a script by Michael J. Murray.

Hallmark Channel, a 24-hour basic cable network that reaches a national audience of 86 million subscribers, is owned and operated by Crown Media Holdings, Inc.

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