Plus: Catch Ali Khan on a New Season of Cheap Eats
CookingChannelTV.com Is Sharing Old School Favorites with New Digital Series Cooking It Old School
NEW YORK – Cooking Channel is delivering crazy cake creations, carnival delights, summer snacks and more this August. First, catch an all-new season of Cheap Eats where Ali Khan will continue his quest to find the best breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack deals under $35 on Wednesday, August 8th at 10pmET/7pmPT. Then, viewers will get the inside scoop on the top bakeries in the country where creating gravity-defying wedding cakes and life-sized animal cakes are just your average day on the series premiere of Crazy Cakes on Friday, August 24th at 10pmET/7pmPT. Also catch new episodes of your favorite series including Burgers, Brew and ‘Que, Carnival Eats, Carnival Kings, Extreme Cake Makers, Seaside Snacks & Shacks, and Southern and Hungry. CookingChannelTV.com is kicking it old school with new digital series Cooking It Old School and will keep you loving summer all the way through Labor Day. Join the Cooking Channel conversation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Burgers, Brew & ‘Que
- Premiering Tuesday, August 7th at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Sweet and Savory”
Michael Symon starts in Boston with triple-processed pork belly that’s cured, brined and smoked to meaty perfection. In Seattle, tender braised lamb shoulder amps up a traditional breakfast hash, while in Miami, they’re using fresh, local cinnamon rolls as buns for an insanely sweet and savory burger.
- Premiering Tuesday, August 14th at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Smoked Whole Hog”
Michael Symon heads to Asheville, North Carolina, where he smokes a whole hog in traditional Carolina style for the juiciest, purest pulled pork sandwich around. Then in San Francisco, one chef is serving up the flavors of her hometown, New Orleans, with beignets stuffed with crawfish, shrimp and andouille sausage. Finally, in Atlanta a supremely spicy burger with Atomic Death sauce and Hell Relish has customers wading through fire for one delicious bite after another.
- Premiering Tuesday, August 21st at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Extra Meat Please”
Michael Symon starts in Queens, New York, with a burger loaded to the max with beef, ham, bacon and sausage. A Korean-style smoked pork sandwich with miso-barbecue sauce makes Atlanta the frontier of barbecue fusion, and in Houston, Texas, a spicy, fried Cornish hen is one hot bird!
Online, catch up on past episodes and get the scoop on Michael Symon’s favorite spots. Share your thoughts using #BurgersBrewQue.
- Premiering Sunday, August 5th at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Requiem for an Ice Cream”
Noah Cappe rolls into Alabama for some country carnival cooking at the Greater Gulf State Fair in Mobile. He digs into the Dirty Bird turkey leg and takes a ride on a crazy midway mashup, The Mothership. Then, Noah rings the alarm with a family of foodies at the Firefighters’ Indian River County Fair in Vero Beach, Fla. This smoking hot event starts off right with the Breakfast Buzz Burger and cools down with the Strawberry Lemonade Stick.
- Premiering Sunday, August 12th at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Eggs Men”
Noah Cappe gets the royal treatment with “ye olde eats” at the Hoggetown Medieval Faire in Gainesville, Florida. Meat is all over the menu, and Noah goes wild for the Smoked Bison Burger and the Wild Boar Leg. Then he heads to Rodeo Austin for some weird treats like Armadillo Eggs, Cookie Dough Dream and a road trip to deliciousness called the I-35 Chili Jar.
- Premiering Sunday, August 19th at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Planet of the Dates”
Noah Cappe is ready for 1,001 nights of fun at the Arabian Nights-themed Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival in Indio, Calif. He makes a date with a dangerous burger and enjoys a sweet mashup with the Churro Dog. Then Noah heads to the Clay County Agricultural Fair, where a South Florida favorite is re-imagined as the Cubano Dog, and he gets caught up in the Hawaiian Typhoon.
- Premiering Sunday, August 26th at 9pmET/6pmPT – “There Will Be Bacon”
Noah Cappe pigs out at the Bacon and Bourbon Fest in Wellington, Fla., where all-American classics make an appearance in the Stuffed Crust Bacon-Za, but it’s the Peanut Butter Pork Donuts that hit the sweet and salty spot. Then Noah heads to the ThurtenE Carnival at Washington University in St. Louis, where he gets his fill of delicious school spirit. Even a rainy day can’t dampen the fun as students serve up a deep-fried hot dog and an ingenious ice cream sandwich made with edible raw cookie dough.
Online, watch videos about the behind-the-scenes antics from the show. Join the conversation with #IdFryThat.
- Premiering Thursday, August 2nd at 9pmET/6pmPT – “What Came First, The Burger…or the Egg?
Richie Farina is rolling the dice at the Great American Foodie Fest in Las Vegas, Nevada! Robert Magsalin’s Fukuburger Food Truck was voted the Best in Las Vegas and his fried egg “Tomago Burger” is tearing up the food scene in Sin City. Now, Richie has 24 hours to come up with his own version of Robert’s big-time burger before a head-to-head cook-off where the fairgoers decide on a winner.
- Premiering Thursday, August 9th at 9pmET/6pmPT – “What’s Your Queso-DILLA, Man?”
Richie Farina hits the road to Southern California where he may have met his match at the San Bernardino County Fair. Jessica and Daniel Lopez of Orale Taco Grille created a Deep-Fried Quesadilla they call the “Queso Loco” and it’s the food sensation of the fair. Now, Richie only has 24 hours to come up with his own version of their crazy concoction before battling it out in a head-to-head cook-off judged by fairgoers.
- Premiering Thursday, August 16th at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Frozen Treat Tag – You’re It!”
Richie Farina has found a dessert titan near the San Francisco Bay! Matt Holguin of Fabe’s Churros and Gelato has taken over the Alameda County Fair with his Bacon Caramel Gelato Milkshake and now Richie has just 24 hours to come up with his own spin on that refreshing concoction. He’ll then face a head-to-head cook-off where actual fairgoers will determine whose dessert is the best.
- Premiering Thursday, August 23rd at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Donut Burger? Bombs Away!”
Richie Farina has found an over-the-top burger battle at the Sacramento County Fair in Northern California! Al and Bobbie Sensano of Al’s BBQ Pit created an all-out Asian-inspired assault on the senses with their “Kanak Attack” Burger that has people lining up to try it. Richie now has just 24 hours to make his own version of their burger before going to a competition judged by fairgoers.
Online, watch exclusive videos of crazy carnival food, including duck-fat funnel cake.
Cheap Eats – Premiering Wednesday, August 8th at 10pmET/7pmPT – NEW SEASON!
- Premiering Wednesday, August 8th at 10pmET/7pmPT – “Filling Up in Florida”
Ali Khan is scouring St. Petersburg, Florida, for the best deals for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack. He starts the day strong with a Chopped champion’s hearty French crepe with an American twist and then keeps things rolling at a Brooklyn-style deli serving a mouthwatering braised pork sandwich. A berry-licious white chocolate cheesecake satisfies Ali’s sweet tooth before he brings it on home with a rich and creamy duck confit quesadilla.
- Premiering Wednesday, August 15th at 10pmET/7pmPT – “Sweet Deals Down South”
Ali Khan has only 35 bucks to find the best deals in Savannah, Georgia, for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a snack! He starts his day with a classic Southern haystack piled high with cheesy grits, hash browns and salsa. Lunch gets explosive at Betty Bombers with the juicy and spicy Fire in the Hole burger. At snack time, Ali smoothes things over with a scrumptiously sweet red velvet whoopie pie, and he dives in for a taste of the sea with a low country boil that might be one of his best dinner deals yet.
- Premiering Wednesday, August 22nd at 10pmET/7pmPT – “Mealin’ and Dealin’ in Michigan”
Ali Khan is hunting down the best deals in Ann Arbor, Mich., for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack. He chows down in this happening college town, starting with a heaping helping of deep-fried French toast covered in berries and whipped cream. Then, Ali gets reeled in by a great deal on blackened mackerel with a Thai chili glaze at a super fresh seafood market. He gets his sweet snack fix thanks to a flaky Hungarian pastry with a sweet apple filling and ends his day with elevated Cuban street food and a piled high “loco” Frita burger.
Online, see details from every restaurant on the show and get Ali’s picks for the best cheap tacos. Join the conversation with #CheapEats.
Crazy Cakes – Premiering Friday, August 24th at 10pmET/7pmPT – NEW SERIES!
Crazy Cakes takes viewers behind the scenes to bakeries across America who are creating the craziest cakes imaginable. From gravity-defying wedding cakes to life-size animal replicas, this series will blow your mind as we see how these bakers create and build these delicious artistic edible creations.
Online, check out Cooking Channel’s coolest cakes, including recipes for every month of the year. Join the conversation with #CrazyCakes.
Extreme Cake Makers
- Premiering Friday, August 3rd at 10pmET/7pmPT – “Magical Cakes”
Detail-oriented Karisha channels her inner princess and superhero for a magical birthday cake while Phil and Christine push cake and engineering boundaries with a Steampunk flying machine with real smoke. Molly then captures the essence of youth with a toy box cake that has 20 edible toys and Nastassja challenges herself with a structural masterpiece that has an interesting delivery.
- Premiering Friday, August 10th at 10pmET/7pmPT – “Cake Makes the World Go Round”
Karisha creates a magical, seven-tier carousel wedding cake, while Molly designs a winter wonderland castle cake for a client’s 30th birthday. Former tattoo artist Ben wins with a replica of a soccer stadium in cake, and Phil and Christine go mad over a Cheshire cat-inspired 21st birthday cake.
- Premiering Friday, August 17th at 10pmET/7pmPT – “Cake Freedom”
For her client’s cake, detail master Suzanne creates a pair of legs that are made for walking. Molly has only one day to create four realistic and playful kitty cakes, and Michelle’s next order is her tallest to date. Rosie designs a cake with an empowering message.
Online, check out the coolest cupcake-decorating tips on CookingChannelTV.com. Join the conversation with #ExtremeCakeMakers.
Man Fire Food
- Premiering Wednesday, August 1st at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Hog Wild and Shuckling Delicious”
Roger Mooking is firing up three different rigs to cook a whole hog, racks of ribs and bushels of oysters for the ultimate South Carolina-style surf and turf. He meets up with pitmaster Aaron Siegel and Chef Taylor Garrigan, the culinary masterminds behind Home Team BBQ restaurant in Charleston. Roger and Taylor light up a burn barrel to make mountains of coals for the pig cooker, which will roast a whole 150-pound hog. During the cook, the hog is mopped with spicy vinegar. Roger helps Aaron smoke 30 racks of pork ribs in an offset smoker and steam clusters of locally harvested oysters in a custom rig. It’s a magnificent low-country feast featuring a typical pig picking and a classic oyster roast.
- Premiering Wednesday, August 8th at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Texas ‘Cue-Step in Georgia”
Roger Mooking is in the Peach State visiting two self-taught pitmasters who smoke tasty Texas-style barbecue. In Atlanta, Roger hits up Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, which is owned by twin brothers Jonathan and Justin Fox. Roger and Jonathan load up a 1,000-pound rotisserie smoker with briskets and house-made pork and beef bologna. After the meat is cooked, Justin shows Roger how to create their two signature sandwiches: the Texacutioner and the Bologna and Cheese. In Augusta, Georgia, criminal investigator Chris Campbell trades his badge for a propane torch on the weekends, when he works as a caterer who serves killer barbecue. Roger and Chris fill up his custom-made mobile rig with seasoned briskets and pork butts. While the hunks of meat soak in the smoke and heat, they cook up a pot of Brunswick stew, a Georgia classic made with smoked beef, pork, chicken, vegetables and barbecue sauce.
- Premiering Wednesday, August 15th at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Light My Latin Fire”
Roger Mooking fires up two delicioso Latin-inspired feasts. In St. Augustine, Florida, Roger meets Nick Carrera, a grill master and grill maker. They roast whole lambs and vegetables on Nick’s asado crosses and asado grills for an Argentinian cookout. In Smyrna, Georgia, Roger hangs out with Chef Andre Gomez, the owner of Porch Light Latin Kitchen, who cooks up Puerto Rican classics in his backyard when he’s off the clock. Roger and Andre build a rustic cinder block pit to roast a whole pig. While the meat cooks, they make empanadas by encasing shredded braised pork cheeks in a dough made from green plantains, and they shallow-fry them in a pan of oil set over a bed of hot coals.
- Premiering Wednesday, August 22nd at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Surf and Turf in the Sunshine State”
Roger Mooking is fanning the flames of a fiery surf-and-turf extravaganza in the Sunshine State. He starts at Mrs. Peters Smokehouse, a smoked fish institution that has been thriving in Jensen Beach, Fla., since 1958. Roger and owner Tommy Lopresto fire up a giant 100-year-old oven to smoke hundreds of pounds of fish, some of which will be used in a special seafood chowder. In Loxahatchee, Florida, Roger meets husband-and-wife operators of Swank Specialty Produce, Darrin and Jodi Swank. The Swanks grow vegetables, greens, fruits and flowers and raise livestock, too. Several times a year, they host events at their farm and invite chefs and local restaurateurs to cook in their wood-fired outdoor kitchen. Roger works with local chef Dak Kerprich of Jewell Bistro to slow-roast three dozen chickens on two massive asado crosses. They also fire up a grill to cook flatbread and char a colorful blend of sweet peppers.
Online, gear up for the new season of fire-driven foods with our best flame-grilled recipes for hot dogs, burgers, ribs and more. Join the conversation with #ManFireFood.
Seaside Snacks & Shacks – Premiering Thursdays at 10pmET/7pmPT
- Premiering Thursday, August 2nd at 10pmET/7pmPT – “Let the Good Times Roll”
Lobster roll expert Sabin Lomac starts his hunt for delicious eats by the seaside in Traverse City, Michigan, where Sparks BBQ is famous for a “sundae” with pulled pork as the ice cream, coleslaw as the topping and beef jerky as the cherry on top. Then Sabin heads to Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, for an Oyster Po’ Boy made with oysters harvested 200 yards from the scenic back deck. In New Orleans, he stops at Elizabeth’s Restaurant for the French Toast Burrito with Praline Bacon and the Soft Shell Crab and Eggs with cheese grits. Finally, Sabin returns to his home state of Maine for a stop at The Shack in Old Orchard Beach, where the Crispy Lobster Roll with Brown Butter Hollandaise impresses even a lobster purist like Sabin, and the whopping two-foot-long Down-Easter Lobster Roll keeps the crowds clamoring for more.
Online, watch original clips of Sabin, including Fresh or Fried and Top Beach Snacks, and get the list of locations, along with top recipes for beach-inspired fare.
Secret Eats with Adam Richman – Premiering Tuesday, August 28th at 10pmET/7pmPT – NEW EPISODES!
Adam Richman is on the ultimate quest to uncover the most unique, surprising hidden food treasures in the world. He eats off-the-menu dishes you’d never find anywhere else on the planet, all at places you would never expect.
- Premiering Tuesday, August 28th at 10pmET/7pmPT – “Knot Your Average Food”
Adam Richman is in New Orleans, revealing secret menu items including a garlic knot-nachos hybrid that’s “knot” on the menu of a NY-pizzeria in a renovated warehouse, a BBQ surf and turf po’boy, and redfish on the half shell.
Southern and Hungry
- Premiering Monday, August 6th at 9pmET/6pmPT – “The New South”
Damaris Philips and Rutledge Wood are all about mixing old traditions with new flavors in the mountain town of Asheville, North Carolina. Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains, Rutledge and Damaris discover hip, true-to-the-region cooking starting with a trip to Biscuit Head where they’re knocking out amazing biscuit concoctions like their Country Ham Biscuit with fried green tomato and red-eye gravy. Next, a trip to the South isn’t complete without a stop by King Daddy’s for Sweet Potato Hush Puppies and their talk-of-the-town Pumpkin Waffles. Finally, it’s time for something sweet at Hole Doughnuts where a couple of Los Angeles natives serve up made-to-order doughnuts topped with eclectic glazes from foraged local ingredients.
- Premiering Monday, August 13th at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Chattanooga Chew”
Damaris Philips and Rutledge Wood shift their food tour into high gear exploring stunning Chattanooga, Tennessee — a city full of transformation yet steeped in history. First, they check out Main Street Meats where expert butchery skills and love of quality food is reflected in the delectable Fried Bologna Sandwich and mouthwatering Strawberry Hand Pie. Next up is the whimsical Purple Daisy Picnic Cafe where family recipes are honored by dishing up Southern picnic food with a twist like BBQ Pulled Pork Hashbrown Casserole and a Rainbow Sandwich full of surprises. Then, it’s time for the most important meal of the day with breakfast at Syrup and Eggs. One of the new top spots in town, they’re taking breakfast to the next level with their Sweet Peach Pancakes, heavenly Brûléed Grapefruit and savory Blue Cornmeal Taco Pancakes.
- Premiering Monday, August 20th at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Smokey Mountain Majesty”
Damaris Philips and Rutledge Wood continue their tour in Knoxville, Tennessee — a city that insists on using only the freshest regional ingredients for its spectacular Southern cuisine. Their first stop is at a down-home spot called the Lunch House where the meat ‘n three plate with a superstar meatloaf is as good as grandma’s. Next, it’s a drive into the mountains of rustic Appalachia for some homemade ham-jam biscuits, spicy pickles and delectable pork belly with a tea-poached egg on top. Finally, Damaris and Rutledge are off to Tootsie Truck for a locally sourced duck breast salad and a finger-licking trout po’ boy.
Online, watch exclusive behind-the-scenes antics from Damaris and Rutledge. Join the conversation with #SouthernandHungry.
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