**COOKING CHANNEL JANUARY HIGHLIGHTS**

COOKING CHANNEL KICKS OFF THE NEW YEAR WITH AN ALL-NEW SEASON OF CRAZY CAKES

Plus: Don’t Miss the Season Finale of Good Eats: Reloaded

CookingChannelTV.com Has Slimmed Down Recipes for the New Year

NEW YORK – November 30, 2018 – Cooking Channel is kicking off the new year with new seasons and episodes of your favorites shows. On Monday, January 21st at 9pmET/6pmPT, Alton Brown reloads his pressure cooker favorites on the season finale of Good Eats: Reloaded. On Friday, January 25th at 10pmET/7pmPT, Cooking Channel goes behind the scenes of the country’s most extravagant bakeries on the season premiere of Crazy Cakes. Also, in January, catch new episodes of The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Burgers, Brew and ‘Que, Delicious Destinations, Extreme Cake Makers, Food Paradise, Food: Fact or Fiction?, Man’s Greatest Food and Man v. Food. CookingChannelTV.com is ready to help with New Year’s resolutions with healthy recipes and cooking tips. Join the Cooking Channel conversation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

PREMIERE EPISODES

The Best Thing I Ever Ate – Premiering Monday, January 28th at 9pmET/6pmPT

  • Premiering Monday, January 28th at 9pmET/6pmPT – “The Upper Crust”

The best part of any dish is what holds it all together — the crust! Chef Beau MacMillan‘s favorite pot pie in Phoenix, Arizona, takes on Duff Goldman‘s seafood pie pick in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Next, Jason Smith‘s favorite picture-perfect pork tenderloin boasts a clever crust that is sure to turn some heads. Also catch recommendations from Tregaye Fraser, Patricia Jinich, Stuart O’Keeffe and Courtney Rada.

Online, watch digital-exclusive video of celebrity chefs revealing the craziest food they ever tried at. Join the conversation with #BestThingIEverAte.

Burgers, Brew & ‘Que

  • Premiering Tuesday, January 1st at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Smokehouse Reinventions”

In Islip, New York, Michael Symon digs into a decadent, 17-layer smokehouse reinvention of lasagna with pork, brisket, bacon and mac and cheese. Then in Buffalo, a brewpub takes the city’s most famous export, buffalo chicken, and stuffs it into a scratch-made pierogi for an epic reinvention of the game day classic. Finally, a bicycle cafe in Pittsburgh slings some seriously tricked-out burgers for hungry riders.

  • Premiering Tuesday, January 8th at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Meat Lover’s Madness”

Michael Symon heads to his hometown of Cleveland to visit a brewery that revolutionizes classic pub fare with decadent confit chicken wings in chipotle-maple glaze. Then, a burger bar in Pittsburgh piles brisket, bacon and ham on top of a four-cut blended steak patty for the ultimate meat lover’s paradise. In Indianapolis, pork ribs get smoked and then deep-fried for the juiciest meat and the crispiest crunch.

  • Premiering Tuesday, January 15th at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Sausages, Franks and Dogs”

In Aquaponic, New York, Michael Symon heads to a smokehouse where succulent, slow-smoked pork ribs are mopped with a tangy, citrus barbecue sauce. In Columbus, Ohio, a beefy burger topped with smoky kielbasa is a fusion of local flavors and an American classic. Finally, an Indianapolis restaurant serves up octopus-pork and salmon sausages in an insanely unique take on the tried-and-true hot dog.

  • Premiering Tuesday, January 22nd at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Bacon Behemoths”

Michael Symon heads to Providence, where a traditional Rhode Island hot wiener in a crepe topped with chili is the ultimate local comfort food. In Indianapolis, a steak patty topped with Chinese char siu slaw and nestled inside a soft steamed bao bun is a delicious burger fusion. Finally, a smokehouse in Columbus, Ohio, serves their cold-smoked baby back ribs on a bed of flaming hay for total smoke saturation, and their 18-ounce bacon steak is pork belly perfection.

  • Premiering Tuesday, January 29th at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Burnt Ends for Breakfast”

Michael Symon heads to Plainview, New York, where a chocolate bacon burger is loaded from top to bottom with sweet and savory indulgence. A restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, has a soy-marinated pineapple hanger steak draped over spicy kimchi fried rice that will set your taste buds on fire. In Pittsburgh, fried potato cakes loaded with brisket burnt ends, mustard hollandaise sauce and a perfectly runny egg take breakfast to a whole new level.

Online, catch up on past episodes and get the scoop on Michael Symon’s favorite spots. Share your thoughts using #BurgersBrewQue.

Crazy Cakes – Premiering Friday, January 25th at 9pmET/6pmPTSEASON PREMIERE!

Crazy Cakes takes viewers behind the scenes at bakeries across America that are creating the craziest cakes imaginable. From gravity-defying wedding cakes to life-size animal replicas, see how these bakers create and build these mind-blowing creations.

  • Premiering Friday, January 25th at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Jaw-Dropping Fantasy Cakes”

A baker takes on a cake of Jurassic proportions for a group of movie super fans, and a 30th birthday calls for an elaborate dessert that brings a woodland creature to life. Then, one baker crafts a cake filled with special effects that interacts with a video game, and an epic party cake looks so real that it fools all the guests.

Online, check out the coolest cakes of all time. Join the conversation with #CrazyCakes.

Delicious Destinations

  • Premiering Wednesday, January 2nd at 10pmET/7pmPT – “Mexico City”

Mexico City has the most people of any city in the western hemisphere, and they all love to eat! Home to some of the best street food on earth, Andrew Zimmern explores tasty traditions like barbacoa, chicharrone, and huarache.

  • Premiering Wednesday, January 9th at 10pmET/7pmPT – “Warsaw”

In Poland’s capital city of Warsaw, the Slavic culture is rich and the hearty food sticks with you through the winter. From pierogi to zapiekanka to paczki, Andrew Zimmern explores the iconic eats that Poles hold as tradition.

  • Premiering Wednesday, January 16th at 10pmET/7pmPT – “Dublin”

In a city celebrated for its beloved beverages, Dublin, Ireland’s food does not disappoint! Andrew Zimmern examines edible Irish icons from smoked salmon, soda bread, and stew to boxty, black pudding, and of course, Guinness!

  • Premiering Wednesday, January 23rd at 10pmET/7pmPT – “Amsterdam”

Look no further than the picture-perfect city of Amsterdam for the best eating in the Netherlands! Built on simple classics like bitterballen and haring, Andrew Zimmern discovers just what makes the Dutch destination so delicious.

  • Premiering Wednesday, January 30th at 10pmET/7pmPT – “Chicago”

From high-end restaurants to tucked-away eateries, Chicago, Illinois is a world class food paradise. Andrew Zimmern explores Windy City classics from deep dish pizza and all-beef hot dogs to chicken vesuvio and Garrett popcorn.

Extreme Cake Makers

  • Premiering Friday, January 4th at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Cakes on the Move”

Karisha attempts to add electronics to a challenging christening cake, and Rosie’s cake lights up the night with a neon fireworks display. Phil and Christine make a cake that moves, and Molly hopes to bring home the gold again at the Cake International competition.

  • Premiering Friday, January 11th at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Groovy and Bubbly Cakes”

Molly gets wound up in her sheep cake for a new yarn shop, and Phil and Christine spin out a groovy, life-size record player cake. Eloise perfects a giant prosecco bottle for a celebration, and Karisha juggles bridesmaid duties and cake baking.

  • Premiering Friday, January 18th at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Make-Up to Cake-Up” – SEASON FINALE!

Molly draws on her skills as a former makeup artist to design a stunning head and shoulders birthday cake. Phil’s and Christine’s cake artistry make the fruit even sweeter for a historic celebration, and Nastassja tries her hand at creating intricate roses. Eloise creates a vintage masterpiece for a client’s 90th birthday.

Online, become an extreme cakemaker yourself by watching our expert how-to videos. Join the conversation with #Extreme Cakes.

Food Paradise

  • Premiering Sunday, January 6th at 10pmET/7pmPT – “Extra Cheesy”

On this episode of Food Paradise, we count down our 8 favorite places serving up the extra-cheesiest delights in the nation.

  • Premiering Sunday, January 13th at 10pmET/7pmPT – “Surf and Turf”

Surf and turf doesn’t just mean steak-and-lobster anymore. Food Paradise counts down 8 great places that put a creative spin on this classic combo.

  • Premiering Sunday, January 20th at 10pmET/7pmPT – “Pizza Party”

For pizza that goes beyond pepperoni, check out the Great 8 pizzerias from all over the country where they’re slinging pies that defy expectations.

  • Premiering Sunday, January 27th at 10pmET/7pmPT – “Best Mex”

We’re searching out eight great Mexican food restaurants with ambitious dishes that go beyond the usual beans-and-rice platter. From a Peking duck taco to brisket enchiladas, we’re finding the best Mexican crowd-pleasers.

Online, flip through pics of awesome food landmarks for your next food road trip. Join the conversation with #FoodParadise.

Food: Fact or Fiction?

  • Premiering Thursday, January 24th at 10pmET/7pmPT – “Dip It Good”

Cozy up with a bowl of chips because host Michael McKean has the scoop on our favorite dips! He’ll discover that guacamole wouldn’t be good without a mailman, queso almost started a civil war and chocolate fountains are full of physics.

  • Premiering Thursday, January 31st at 10pmET/7pmPT – “Vegas, Baby”

Host Michael McKean has a date with Lady Luck and is ready to go all-in on some tempting Vegas eats! He’ll find out how prime rib lured us all to Sin City, why prohibition poured us all a shrimp cocktail and whether there’s a satisfying strategy to beating a buffet.

Online, play food trivia and find out the truth behind popular food urban legends like the 5-second rule and more. Join the conversation with #FoodFactorFiction.

Good Eats: Reloaded

  • Premiering Monday, January 7th at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Pie: The Reload”

Alton Brown reloads this episode on lemon meringue pie with a new crust, a new filling and a new meringue. He also bites the heads off of some puppets.

  • Premiering Monday, January 14th at 9pmET/6pmPT – “A Bird in the Pan: The Reload”

Alton Brown reloads this classic roast chicken episode with new flavors, new science and a strange new twist on “broiling.”

  • Premiering Monday, January 21st at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Pressure: The Reload” – SEASON FINALE!

Alton Brown reloads this original pressure cooker episode with a brand-new broth and his take on the Vietnamese classic, pho.

Online, fans can get more info about the series and join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #GoodEatsReloaded.

Late Nite Eats

  • Premiering Thursday, January 3rd at 6pmET/3pmPT – “North Jersey” – SEASON FINALE!

Jordan Andino kicks off his night in northern New Jersey with coconut crab buns at Dullboy in Jersey City. For his next stop, he’s headed just a few blocks away to Talde for Filipino-style short ribs. Jordan’s last stop takes him to Hoboken’s Antique Bar and Bakery for the biggest bread pudding he’s ever seen and a bit of local history.

Online, check out the best late-night snacks. Join the conversation with #LateNite.

Man’s Greatest Food

  • Premiering Wednesday, January 2nd at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Breakfast”

Roger Mooking is checking out the best combinations of eggs, gravy, breakfast meat and fried dough that make up the 12 greatest breakfasts in the country. He’s hanging out in the kitchen with chefs learning all their secrets on how to get the day started right with a nice, hearty meal.

  • Premiering Wednesday, January 9th at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Bacon”

Roger Mooking showcases the towering BLTs, juicy bacon burgers, pizzas, pies, pancakes and more with the 12 tastiest bacon dishes in America. He’s in the kitchen with bacon-loving chefs learning everything there is to know about pork as well as revealing the chefs’ top swine secrets.

  • Premiering Wednesday, January 16th at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Food Trucks”

From fish tacos and porchetta sandwiches to shrimp po’ boys and turtle sundaes, Roger Mooking is featuring the 12 best dishes from American food trucks. He’s climbing onto these mobile kitchens to learn how their dishes are made and getting all the chefs’ top secrets for creating these amazingmeals.

  • Premiering Wednesday, January 23rd at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Surf and Turf”

Roger Mooking checks out the best surf-and-turf dishes in restaurants across America. He joins chefs to learn how to put amazing combinations together including the classic lobster tail and steak, clam and bacon pizza, crab cakes with sausage and even a lobster-and-steak roll.

  • Premiering Wednesday, January 30th at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Super-Sized”

Roger Mooking sets out on a culinary odyssey around the country to find the 12 best super-sized dishes. He’s hanging out with chefs to learn all their secrets for creating ultimate omelets, steaks, sandwiches, seafood platters and more decadent, XXL-sized dishes.

Online, get recipes the best food from every state. Join the conversation with #MansGreatestFood.

Man v. Food

  • Premiering Tuesday, January 1st at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Boise, ID”

Casey Webb ventures to beautiful Boise, Idaho, for a sushi and soup challenge so diabolically spicy, it goes by the name of Demon’s Delight.

  • Premiering Tuesday, January 8th at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Pittsburgh, PA”

Casey Webb heads to Pittsburgh for creative eats and a five-pound sandwich loaded with meat, cheese, fries and coleslaw.

  • Premiering Tuesday, January 15th at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Daytona Beach, FL”

Casey Webb’s delicious mission brings him to Daytona Beach, Florida, where he takes on a mammoth three-tier sandwich stacked with two burgers, six pieces of mahi mahi, two pieces of Texas toast and a ten-ounce bun.

  • Premiering Tuesday, January 22nd at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Grand Rapids, MI”

Casey Webb travels to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he takes on a five-pound tray loaded with chili dogs, French fries, beer-battered onion rings and a 20-ounce soda.

  • Premiering Wednesday, January 29th at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Ozark Mountains”

Casey Webb travels over the Ozarks to tackle the Goliath, a massive cupcake equal to 22 regular-sized cupcakes.

Online, take on your own food challenges with our over-the-top recipes to satisfy your food obsession.

Join the conversation with #ManVFood.

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