Cooking Channel August 2017 Highlights

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Plus: Cake Hunters is Back with All-New Episodes of Incredible Cakes Has BBQ and Grilling Recipes for the Whole SummerNew York – June 28, 2017 – Cooking Channel continues the summer party in August with new series and premiere episodes of returning favorites. First, Cake Hunters returns with new episodes filled with over the top celebrations and

New York – June 28, 2017 – Cooking Channel continues the summer party in August with new series and premiere episodes of returning favorites. First, Cake Hunters returns with new episodes filled with over the top celebrations and jaw dropping cakes on Friday, August 18th at 10pmET/7pmPT. Then, world-renowned chef, Heston Blumenthal, is bringing his magical and impressive edible creations to life in the series Heston’s Fantastical Food on Friday, August 25th at 8pmET/5pmPT where his larger than life creations wow everyone who comes in their path. Also, don’t miss all-new episodes of Man Fire Food Tuesdays at 9pmET/6pmPT, Cheap Eats Wednesdays at 10pmET/7pmPT, Carnival Eats Thursdays at 9pmET/6pmPT and Choccywoccydoodah Fridays at 8pmET/5pmPT. is your go-to destination for burgers, grilling and sweet summer celebrating. Join the Cooking Channel conversation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


Cake Hunters

Premiering Friday, August 18th at 10pmET/7pmPT – “Dallas Dream Cake”

Jay Michaels and Jay Roecker, lovingly known as “the Jays,” want a cake as chic and over-the-top as their personalities for their wine cellar wedding. They agree on three things: their dogs, their chickens and their love of music. But when it comes to cake flavor, it’s red velvet vs. peanut butter in a Texas-sized cake off.

Premiering Friday, August 25th at 10pmET/7pmPT – “Four Cakes in One”

Victor, Kevin, Keith and Jason Furtick are identical quadruplets celebrating their 27th birthday. Just because these brothers look alike, doesn’t mean they want the same flavors or design. Will it be a Brooklyn-themed cake, a cake topped with a spinning basketball, or something else entirely? Three of New York’s top bakers take on the challenge of winning all four brothers over with the hopes of making it a very sweet birthday.

Online, gape at the coolest cakes ever. Join the conversation with #CakeHunters.

Carnival Eats

Premiering Thursday, August 3rd at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Everything’s Bigger and Better in Texas”

The Lone Star state’s best carnival food takes center stage in this episode. From a giant BBQ-stuffed baked potato at the Houston Livestock show, to a Forth Worth Tex Mex Burrito almost as big as the state itself, Noah Cappe discovers that everything is bigger, and yummier, in Texas.

Premiering Thursday, August 10th at 9pmET/6pmPT – “California Dreamin'”

Noah Cappe is California dreamin’ for the Golden State’s best carnival eats. He sets things on fire with a Deep Pit BBQ dinner, gets groovy with the Green Goddess and celebrates with Birthday Cake Crepes.

Premiering Thursday, August 17th at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Pizza Party”

It’s everyone’s favorite lunch, dinner, breakfast and even dessert? On the fairground, Noah Cappe discovers some amazing pizzas including a breakfast pizza in Georgia, an awesome pizza in a cone and even a funnel cake pizza at the Florida State Fair!

Premiering Thursday, August 24th at 9pmET/6pmPT – “‘Tis the Season”

Why save your holiday favorites for the holidays, when you can enjoy them year round at the fair? Some of your favorite holiday dishes get the carnival eats treatment. Noah Cappe gets a Taste of Christmas in Pennsylvania and discovers a To Die For Casserole in Michigan. The results will have you cancelling Thanksgiving at Grandma’s and instead, spending it with Noah.

Online, watch web only videos of the craziest carnival food out there. Plus, get’s infographic for deep frying anything. Join the conversation with #CarnivalEats and #IdFryThat.

Cheap Eats

Premiering Wednesday, August 2nd at 10pmET/7pmPT – “Chowin’ Down in Portland”

Ali Khan has 12 hours and only 35 bucks to find the best deals in Portland, Oregon, for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack! Ali starts off his day with a tower of waffley goodness. He then wiggles his way to a pristine salmon poke bowl. He rolls on to indulge in authentic Spanish churros and wraps it all up in richness with the freshest pasta carbonara. The streets of Portland are lined with craft cuisine at its finest.

Premiering Wednesday, August 9th at 10pmET/7pmPT – “Old Town Grub”

Ali Khan has 12 hours and only 35 bucks to find the best deals in Alexandria, Virginia, for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack! Ali kicks things off in style with a guilt free southern fried chicken biscuit for breakfast. Then he goes way south of the border with a trio of flavor-forward and inventive tacos. At an art deco hot spot straight out of the 1930s, he finds a modern snack, deep fried deviled eggs. He finishes the day off with a rooftop garden-to-table, bacon gnocchi bolognese. Alexandria might have some history, but its food scene is straight up futuristic.

Premiering Wednesday, August 16th at 10pmET/7pmPT – “Stuffed in Spokane”

Ali Khan has 12 hours and only 35 bucks to find the best deals in Spokane, Washington, for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack! Ali breaks his fast with a farm-to-food truck twist on the classic P.B.& J. Then he takes a walk on the wild side with a crazy hot dog from the secret menu. After refreshing his palate with the martini of milkshakes, he finishes his night off with sweet and savory pulled pork pizza unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Spokane’s food scene is on point, taking Ali on a full-on culinary adventure of flavor.

Premiering Wednesday, August 23rd at 10pmET/7pmPT – “Music City Munchies”

Ali Khan has 12 hours and only 35 bucks to find the best deals in Nashville, Tennessee, for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack! Ali kicks things off in Music City with a breakfast weenie smothered in a cheesy hash brown casserole, before devouring a delicious and award-winning barbecue sandwich. Then he’ll snack on a giant cinnamon roll as big as his head, before an encore of Nashville’s famous super spicy hot chicken. This city may be a music mecca, but it’s also a foodie’s paradise.

Premiering Wednesday, August 30th at 10pmET/7pmPT – “Flavors of Cincinnati”

Ali Khan has 12 hours and only 35 bucks to find the best deals in Cincinnati for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack! Ali hits the ground running with a fancy French puff pastry and goetta breakfast, before digging into Cincinnati-style chili. Then the ‘Nati hits his sweet spot with a slice of lemon ricotta cake. He ends his day devouring a decadent whiskey barbecue bacon burger.

Online, find 26 meals for less than $10. Join the conversation with #CheapEats.


Premiering Friday, August 4th at 8pmET/5pmPT – “An Occasion to Remember”

Big occasions need big cakes and the team at Choccywoccydoodah is about to make some of their biggest ever. First, the team must craft a cake for television personality Zoe Ball’s landmark 40th birthday. Then they conquer confectionery for a charity event featuring British DJ Fatboy Slim. Finally, they build a six-tier chocolate monument for a glamorous magazine publisher’s 100th anniversary.

Premiering Friday, August 4th at 8:30pmET/5:30pmPT – “Square Pegs in Round Holes”

It’s a historic day in Choccywoocydoodah’s seventeen-year history. A new trainee is about to start work. Baker Boy Jim, who sees his work as “a sanctuary,” is worried, as the new apprentice happens to be his wife, Rebecca Thomas! But will Rebecca, a round peg that won’t fit into a square hole, match up to Boss Christine’s high standards? And a last minute order comes in for singer Boy George. It’s his 50th birthday and Chief Chocolatier Dave makes the chameleon of cakes and personally delivers it to the star’s London bash.

Premiering Friday, August 11th at 8pmET/5pmPT – “Cake Sweat and Tiers”

Captain Creative and chief chocolatier Dave is off on holiday leaving his ambitious assistant Tom, whose just been promoted to a full-fledged Chocolatier, to step into his shoes! The only problem is Tom has seventeen cakes to make in 5 days. And with all these cakes being for high profile events and weddings he cannot miss his deadlines. Added to the time pressure is the demands of the clients, and boss Christine, who expect nothing less than perfection!

Premiering Friday, August 11th at 8:30pmET/5:30pmPT – “On The Frontline”

Our intrepid chocolatiers are saluting the work of those who risk their lives in the line of duty. The Choccywoccydoodah team delivers a jaw-dropping cake at a charity dinner to raise money for injured service men and women, hosted by Scottish Philanthropist Duncan Bannatyne. Then, Dave and Tom create a wedding cake for two lifeboat crew members who found love during a daring rescue. Feeling inspired, Dave and the cafe boys take to the high seas to raise money for charity.

Premiering Friday, August 18th at 8pmET/5pmPT – “A Star is Born”

All the world’s a stage for our star-struck chocolatiers as they create a Rock Of Ages birthday creation for English actor Justin Lee Collins. Then they create a giant cake to celebrate British dancer, George Sampson’s 18th birthday. But eclipsing them all is a pair of Rocky Horror fanatics who light up the sea front with their larger than life wedding!

Premiering Friday, August 18th at 8:30pmET/5:30pmPT – “We’ll Meet Again”

The big hearted team at Choccywoccydoodah love to make dreams come true When the cake design is handed over to some creative school children, Tom translates their vision into retirement cake for the Principal. Choccywoccydoodah fan, Toby is given the tea party of his life. Plus Rebecca and Jim meet a living legend, when they deliver a cake for singer Dame Vera Lynn, as she performs for veterans.

Online, check out the coolest homemade cakes! Join the conversation with #Choccywoccydoodah.

Heston’s Fantastical Food – Premiering Friday, August 25th at 8pmET/5pmPT – SERIES PREMIERE!
World-renowned chef, Heston Blumenthal creates amazing, supersized versions of meals and treats, bringing back the sensations of wonder and excitement for food. From the world’s largest boiled egg, and cereal on an epic scale, to a gigantic tea pot, and creating the magic of Willy Wonka’s edible world – this magical series will wow, entertain and enthrall.

Online, find your own fantastical cooking adventures. Join the conversation with #FantasticalFood.

Man Fire Food

Premiering Tuesday, August 1st at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Revolutionary Roasts”

Roger Mooking meets up with two mastermind chefs who show off their radical rigs on opposite ends of the country. In Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Roger puts the pedal to the metal on Jeremy Stanton’s “Rotisserie Bike,” a genius stationary bike that can turn up to 12 spits at once with nothing more than the force of two hamstrings. After prepping a whole hog, an 80-pound beef leg, and a basket of onions, Roger and Jeremy burn some calories while they take turns to keep the meat turning over three open fires. Then, Roger races off to San Francisco where he and Chef Sophina Uong of Mestiza Taqueria cook up a Filipino-Mexican feast on her lean mean chicken machine. Over 30 chickens are loaded onto bamboo sticks and leaned over an open fire.

Premiering Tuesday, August 8th at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Heavy Metal Meat”

Roger Mooking gets blown away by not one but two of the biggest metal-clad rigs he’s ever seen. InAlgoma, Wisconsin, he meets brothers Brad and Aric Schmiling who use a giant cinder block pit and massive metal grates to roast a whole steer. Then Roger heads to Atascadero, California, where he meets Jason Elvis Heard, a brilliant engineering consultant who built a record-breaking rig called Mega Pit. Roger and Jason load, it up with 600 pounds of dry-rubbed chicken, beef and pork ribs, and the region’s signature meat. If that wasn’t enough, Jason shares his take on mac-n-cheese, made with tender chunks of tri-tip and all the BBQ flavors we know and love.

Premiering Tuesday, August 15th at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Crazy Contraptions”

Roger Mooking is going from the west coast to the east coast to check out crazy custom contraptions. First, he gets to play with a one-of-a-kind “meat swing set” in West Sacramento, California. Custom-built for Chef Beau Fairbairn, it can cook a whole animal or two, and still have room left over. Roger and Beau slow-cook a whole hog and an entire garden’s worth of vegetables over a 12-foot-long wood fire. Then, Roger heads to school in farm country, New Jersey, where cooking-school founder, Ian Knauer, teaches open-fire cooking. Today’s lessons: whole lamb roasted over a wood fire on a 5-foot hand-powered rotisserie, accompanied by salsa verde made with herbs from the farm and vegetables roasted in a wood-fired oven.

Premiering Tuesday, August 22nd at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Heating it Up in Hawaii” – SEASON FINALE!

Roger Mooking highlights the inventive ways Americans cook with fire. From small campfires to custom-made grills and smokers, he visits the home cooks, pitmasters and chefs who are fascinated by fire and food.

Online, watch new digital-only videos to find out where to get the best BBQ in the country at Join the conversation with #ManFireFood.


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