**COOKING CHANNEL JULY 2012 HIGHLIGHTS**
SUMMER SPECIALS SCORCH SUNDAY NIGHTS KICKING OFF WITH ‘RED, WHITE, AND GRILL WITH WILLIAMS-SONOMA’
Plus: New episodes of ‘Easy Chinese’, ‘Roadtrip with G Garvin’ and ‘The Culinary Adventures of Baron Ambrosia’
NEW YORK – June 15, 2012 -Roger Mooking and Elizabeth Karmel kick off July’s Sunday night lineup with Red, White and Grill with Williams-Sonoma as they travel to Austin, Texas to experiment with new flavors and master all things grilling on Sunday, July 1st at 8pmET/5pmPT. On Sunday, July 15th at 8pmET/5pmPT, Tino Rivera takes viewers on a culinary expedition to discover the hidden gems and famous landmarks of Puerto Rico in Tino’s Latino: Puerto Rico. Cooking Channel heats up the primetime roster with premiere episodes of new fan-favorite series The Culinary Adventures of Baron Ambrosia, Easy Chinese and Roadtrip with G Garvin. Viewers can get recipes from hit shows and hundreds more delicious summer dishes at CookingChannelTV.com. Join the Cooking Channel conversation on Twitter and Facebook.
Red, White and Grill with Williams-Sonoma
Premiering Sunday, July 1st at 8pmET/5pmPT
Get ready for Red, White and Grill with Williams-Sonoma, a one-hour Cooking Channel special that will change the way people enjoy food on the grill. Cooking Channel chef Roger Mooking is teaming up with one of America’s premier grilling experts, Chef Elizabeth Karmel, to stampede old-fashioned outdoor summer cuisine and bring a backyard grill-inspired menu to Austin, Texas. The duo hits up some of Austin’s hotspots for inspiration, seasonal produce and the best cuts of meat, while meeting some local townspeople along the way. After gathering ingredients, the duo invites the friends they met along their journey over for a grilling feast where they dazzle them with grilled entrées, sides and desserts. Delicious dishes include St. Louis-Style Pork Ribs, Buffalo Burgers, Grilled Skillet Cornbread and Banana Leaf Wrapped Purple and White Potatoes. These chefs turn traditional grilling on its ear, and when their unique talents combine over an open flame, everyone shouts for more.
Go behind the scenes of Red, White and Grill with Roger Mooking and Elizabeth Karmel. See how the duo was inspired for the all-grilled menu and get a sneak peek at the recipes that are featured, including Ribs with Cola BBQ Sauce, Grilled Skillet Cornbread, Texas Tequila Milkshakes and more.
Tino’s Latino: Puerto Rico
Premiering Sunday, July 15th at 8pmET/5pmPT
Chef Tino Rivera takes viewers on a culinary adventure throughout Puerto Rico to explore the unique flavors and traditions of his homeland. First, Tino travels down the pork highway for a Puerto Rican favorite – crispy whole roasted pig. Next, he stops at his favorite farmer’s market where he finds all the ingredients for a traditional Latin breakfast with a kick. Then, he’s off to San Juan to savor the celebrated food scene, but of course, no trip to Puerto Rico is complete without a stop at the oldest and most famous rum distillery in the world – Bacardi. Finally, he hits the high seas to catch dinner for a memorable dockside feast.
The Culinary Adventures of Baron Ambrosia
Premiering Friday, July 6th at 10pm ET/7pm PT
“Croquet Challenge of Compton”
It’s a beautiful day on the field of the Compton Croquet Club, when Baron and friends are rudely interrupted by the greedy land developer Phil Badaxster, who threatens to turn the entire city into a giant parking lot. Baron and Badaxster enter into the ultimate croquet challenge to save the community. Badaxster whacks Baron’s ball out of the park, but the game’s not over yet. Baron follows his ball all over South Los Angeles, tasting some fried turkey soul tacos in Compton and Indonesian delicacies in Bellflower, before finding his inner Samoan warrior in Long Beach.
Premiering Friday, July 13th at 10pm ET/7pm PT
“East Bay Investigations”
While visiting his friend Private Investigator John Law in Oakland, Calif., Baron gets roped into a film noir detective story like no other. A beautiful woman with a mysterious note leads Baron and John on a chase for her missing husband. Baron is more interested in his investigation of the Filipino specialties and killer soul food than he is in finding the kidnapped hubby. Can the crime-solving duo of Baron and Law manage to get to the bottom of the mystery? It seems to be more twisted than they thought.
Premiering Friday, July 20th at 10pm ET/7pm PT
“Werefox of Phoenix”
Baron, also known as ‘Eats Like a Bear,’ heads to Phoenix, Ariz., to ask a Native American Chief for his daughter’s hand in marriage. He soon finds that the village is being harassed by a hungry “Werefox.” Baron goes off in search of a food delicious enough to convince the “Werefox” to leave the village in peace. Swedish “Flying Jacob” and Native American fry bread may do the trick.
Premiering Saturday, July 7th at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT
“The Chinese Holy Trinity – Garlic, Ginger, and Chiles”
Aromatics take center stage as Ching reveals the superstar ingredients behind every Chinese staple, including her Ginger Miso Seafood Broth and Five Spice Calamari with Citrus DippingSauce dishes.
Premiering Saturday, July 14th at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT
“The Chinese Like It Hotter”
When it comes to spicy food, Chinese food is often pushed to the wayside. Ching shows how Chinese cuisine can be both dangerously hot and pleasantly accessible with her Four-Pepper Chinese Chicken and Habenero Scallops.
Premiering Saturday, July 21st at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT
“Fusion Super Stars”
From gritty Chinatown to Manhattan’s finest restaurants, Ching observes how superstar chefs incorporate their favorite elements of Chinese cuisine into their restaurant’s menu. She then gives her own take of upscale Chinese food with Ching’s Classic Shrimp Laksa and Eastern Tuna Niçoise Salad.
Premiering Saturday, July 28th at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT
“The American Dish with a Chinese Twist”
Ching takes on America’s most beloved dishes as she tries to find the best burger and spaghetti & meatballs in NYC. She then puts a Chinese spin on these classics with her Tiger Bites Pig and Asian Style Meatballs and Spicy Coconut Noodles recipes.
Roadtrip with G Garvin
Premiering Tuesday, July 3rd at 9pm ET/6pm PT – “New Jersey”
G heads to Hoboken, N.J., and stops first at 3Forty Grill, a Southern-inspired, upscale restaurant, where Chef Wally Weaver shares his special recipe for braised short ribs. G then heads off the beaten path to Cava Winery, where married owners Deneah Bledsoe and Anthony Riccio provide a warm welcome and a wine tasting for G. He then whips up a flavorful fish entrée using their wine. Finally, G stops at Dickie Dee’s, a New Jersey institution famous for their Italian Hot Dog. This special recipe has attracted generations of fans throughout the neighborhood, so G grabs a bite to see how it’s done.
Premiering Tuesday, July 24th at 9pm ET/6pm PT – “Best of the Bayou”
G stops in at Glenda’s Creole Kitchen to give a hand and see how etouffée is really done. Then, it’s off to Pizzitola’s in Houston where they have been offering fall-off-the-bone ribs for more than 70 years. G gets a quick lesson with Carlton on how to use minimal seasoning and an old brick pit to achieve the best ribs in Texas. G then makes a pit stop on his road trip in New Orleans to catch some great food, drinks, and music at the Three Muses. He pauses for a moment to sit with owners Chris, Dan, and Sophie as they showcase each element of what makes The Three Muses a success.
Premiering Tuesday, July 31st at 9pm ET/6pm PT – “Farm to Table”
G discovers the hard work and versatility that goes into a peanut from harvest to production at his visit to Royal Oak Peanuts. He also gets a lesson from Stephanie Pope on a peanut-inspired breakfast. G then heads to Coon Rock Farm, home of a large garden that supplies restaurants through Raleigh with organic produce. Chef Sarig and G then drive down to Zely and Ritz, Sarig’s restaurant set in Raleigh where they prepare a meal from the ingredients they picked at the farm.
Home Cooking Made Easy
Lorraine Pascale spreads her culinary wings as she uses her cooking know-how to inspire the home cook to prepare the food they love. Check out Lorraine’s recipes including Oreo Brownies at CookingChannelTV.com.
Premiering Saturday, July 7th at 9:30amET/6:30amPT – “Comfort”
Lorraine whips up Five-Spice Baked Ribs with a Sticky Honey Sesame Sauce and an Easy Homemade Cracked Black Pepper Pasta with a simple Creamy Pancetta, Mushrooms and Parmesan Sauce. Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Chilli and Ginger is the next comforting treat before topping off the meal with Chocolate Marshmallow Brown Sugar Fudge and Peppermint Creams Sugar Rush.
Premiering Saturday, July 14th at 9:30amET/6:30amPT – “Favorites”
Lorraine shares her inspiration for a seriously Chocolatey, Chocolate Cheesecake with White Icing before putting an Autumn twist in a hearty Pan-Fried Balsamic Pear Salad with Pancetta , Gorgonzola and a Warm Honey Dressing. This is home cooking at its finest – what’s not to love?
Premiering Saturday, July 21st at 9:30amET/6:30amPT – “Entertaining”
Lorraine serves up a hearty Spanish Paella with Sherry, Chorizo and Prawns. Her menu also includes mini versions of a dinner party classic, Beef Wellington, and Herbed Baked Scotch Eggs. For a dramatic twist on everyone’s favorite dessert, Lorraine serves My Big Fat Tipsy Trifle to top off the meal.
Premiering Saturday, July 28th at 9:30amET/6:30amPT – “Simple”
Lorraine brings the taste of Spain to the table with her Rioja Braised Lamb Shanks with Chorizo and Garlic, served with her Buttery Baked Mashed Potatoes. Then, art meets baking in a fabulous Graffiti Cake that serves as a beautiful and delicious end to a meal.
A Cook’s Tour
Premiering Wednesday, July 11th at 9:30am ET/ 6:30am PT – “Down Under: The Wild West of Cooking”
Premiering Wednesday, July 18th at 9:30am ET/ 6:30am PT – “Let’s Get Lost”
Premiering Wednesday, July 25th at 9:30am ET/ 6:30am PT – “Gone Bamboo”
Premiering Tuesday, July 10th at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT – “Planet Food”
Premiering Tuesday, July 17th at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT – “High Voltage Dining”
Premiering Tuesday, July 24th at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT – “Go Nuts for Trucks”
Premiering Tuesday, July 31st at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT – “Cackalack”
The Perfect 3
Premiering Saturday, July 7th at 2:30pm ET/ 11:30am PT – “Chocolate”
Premiering Saturday, July 14th at 2:30pm ET/ 11:30am PT – “Cupcakes”
Premiering Sunday, July 1st at 10:00pm ET/ 7:00pm PT – “Mash-Ups”
Premiering Sunday, July 8th at 10:00pm ET/ 7:00pm PT – “Hot and Spicy”
Premiering Sunday, July 15th at 10:00pm ET/ 7:00pm PT – “Off the Grid”
Premiering Sunday, July 22nd at 10:00pm ET/ 7:00pm PT – “Vegas”
Celebrate the Olympics With Cooking Channel
Cooking Channel gets into the Olympic spirit and serves up new spins on favorite British recipes. From Fish and Chips (with mushy peas, of course) and Bangers and Mash to Scotch Eggs and Eton Mess, Cooking Channel has the recipes and party tips viewers need to put together a perfect Olympics party.
Red, White and Blue Velvet Cake
Cooking Channel takes 4th of July desserts to a new level with Zoe Francois’ Red, White and Blue Velvet Cake. Get a complete step-by-step guide for creating this show-stopping dessert that promises to be even more popular than the holiday fireworks.
Summer’s Hot Cocktails
Cool off this summer with the best drink recipes from Cooking Channel. Get the top 15 margarita recipes, kick back and take it easy with Tequila Sangria or put a Southern spin on your drink with Bourbon Tea Punch. Plus, get the best mojitos, lemonades, spiked milkshakes and more in the Summer Cocktails and Drinks package.
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