**COOKING CHANNEL OCTOBER 2017 HIGHLIGHTS**
COOKING CHANNEL SERVES UP NEW SERIES SOUTHERN AND HUNGRY AND MAN’S GREATEST FOOD
Plus: Catch New Seasons of Carnival Eats and Food: Fact or Fiction?
CookingChannelTV.com Has Recipes Perfect for Halloween and Oktoberfest
New York – September 13, 2017 – Cooking Channel dishes out sweet treats, savory bites and food facts all month long this October. First, Choccywoccydoodah returns for a new season of chocolatey masterpieces with a double dose of episodes on Friday, October 6th beginning at 11pmET/8pmPT. Then, Southern food expert Damaris Phillipsis teaming up with NASCAR personality Rutledge Wood to talk Southern food and culture on the new series Southern and Hungry premiering Monday, October 9th at 10pmET/7pmPT. Next, the search for the next MasterChef Canada is on with the season premiere on Tuesday, October 10th at 8pmET/5pmPT. Roger Mookingis sampling the most delicious food across the country on the series Man’s Greatest Food on Wednesday, October 11th at 8pmET/5pmPT. Next, Michael McKean returns to explore age old food myths on a new season of Food: Fact or Fiction? on Sunday, October 22nd at 10pmET/7pmPT. Then, Noah Cappecontinues his search for the best fairground food in the world on a new season of Carnival Eats premiering Thursday, October 26th at 9pmET/6pmPT. Plus, join chef Jordan Andino for a nighttime exploration of delicious bites after dark in new series Late Nite Eats Thursdays at 10pm. Also in October, catch new episodes of The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Big Bad BBQ Brawl, Cheap Eats, Food Quest with Robin Leach and Heston’s Fantastical Food. CookingChannelTV.com is serving up recipes perfect for Halloween and Oktoberfest. Join the Cooking Channel conversation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
The Best Thing I Ever Ate
Premiering Sunday, October 1st at 8pmET/5pmPT – “Los Angeles”
We’re headed to Los Angeles, where the weather is warm and the food is fantastic. From the famous French dip at Phillipe’s to local favorite Roscoe’s for their chicken and waffles, you’ll see why we love LA! And, in a city of cars, it’s no surprise we found some of the best tacos in a truck, and a crave-worthy chili dog that came straight from a train. Los Angeles is the home to Hollywood, so of course, even the popcorn is perfect. We head to Arclight Cinema where the main attraction isn’t always the movie!
Premiering Sunday, October 8th at 8pmET/5pmPT – “Memphis”
Memphis is home to Elvis, the birthplace of rock and roll, and some of the best things we ever ate! From sweet deals on steak dinners at The Butchershop, to the guilty pleasure of indulgent surf and turf at Iris, Memphis will have you singing with joy. And what’s a southern city without barbecue! We found some of the best at Rendezvous, where the pulled pork sandwich will make you feel like the king.
Premiering Sunday, October 15th at 8pmET/5pmPT – “Dallas”
We’re in Dallas visiting some of the hottest spots in town. Barbecue is big in Texas, and the brisket at North Main BBQ bowls us over with its world-famous brisket. Fried chicken is one of our favorite foods so you bet we went to Babe’s to satisfy our crunchy cravings. And for those of you with a sweet tooth, we find some of the best desserts in Dallas, from the Pecan Ball at Caf Pacific to the classic fruitcake at Collins bakery. It’s time to dig in to Dallas!
Premiering Sunday, October 22nd at 8pmET/5pmPT – “Miami”
We are headed to Miami for a little fun in the sun and some truly epic eats. We’re trying it all, from stone crabs at Joe’s, to the lamb shank at Sardinia. The piping hot oven at Fratelli La Bufala is turning out pillowy calzones, while the folks at Ola are cooling off with a nice and icy pear granita. And don’t let the fabulous physiques of Miami Beach fool you, this city loves their sweets. With a trifecta of treats at Michaels Genuine and the chocolate peanut butter s’more from Prime 112, Miami has some of the best desserts around.
Premiering Sunday, October 29th at 8pmET/5pmPT – “Philadelphia”
In Philadelphia, there’s impossibly delicious pasta at Vetri and perfect mashed potatoes at Parc. Then try the Cyprus Breakfast at Kanella. From the namesake Philly cheesesteak at Tony Luke’s, to the down, dirty, and delicious Junkyard Special at Sarcone’s Deli, Philly’s got it all.
Online, check out the all-time sweetest, gooiest and best food finds. Join the conversation with #BestThingIEverAte.
Big Bad BBQ Brawl
Premiering Tuesday, October 3rd at 10pmET/7pmPT – “Beer and Cheese BBQ Brawl”
Brooklyn Barbecue chef, Shannon Ambrosio, heads to the beer and cheese capital of the world: Milwaukee, to challenge the “King of Barbecue,” Darnell Ashley and his son, Jazz in an epic beer & cheese BBQ brawl. With some help from beloved local chef, Michael Feker of Il Mito, Shannon “Brooklyn-izes” his barbecue rib tips with an Asian twist. Will this creative approach be enough to steal the crown?
Premiering Tuesday, October 10th at 10pmET/7pmPT – “Bone-In-BBQ Brawl”
Brooklyn barbecue expert Shannon Ambrosio heads to Minneapolis, to battle local barbecue favorites, Charlie and Hannah Johnson of Q Fanatic, in a Bone-in-BBQ Brawl. In order to take this father and daughter crew down, Shannon enlists the help of celebrated chef, Lisa Carlson. Together they create a curry goat feast, fit for a crowd. Will Q-Fanatic impress the judges with their classic take on family-style Bone-In-Q? Or will Shannon take the win back to Brooklyn?
Premiering Tuesday, October 17th at 10pmET/7pmPT – “Bourbon and Bacon BBQ Brawl”
Brooklyn chef and barbecue expert Shannon Ambrosio is heading south to Louisville, Kentucky, to challenge Pitmaster Chris Williams and his boys from 502 Cafe in a Bourbon and Bacon Brawl. 502 Cafe knows their bourbon, but Shannon isn’t making it that easy on this Kentucky crew, because both teams must serve their dishes pizza style. With the help of Kentucky local, Chef Loreal Gavin, Shannon gathers some great local ingredients to infuse into his BBQ pizza recipe. Which pizza will charm the Kentucky judges? And who will go home without the bacon?
Premiering Tuesday, October 24th at 10pmET/7pmPT – “TV Dinner BBQ Brawl”
Brooklyn pitmaster Shannon Ambrosio heads to Indianapolis, to challenge local barbecue favorites, His Place Eatery, in a smoked meatloaf challenge served TV dinner style! With help from Chris Morrison from Black Metal BBQ, these two aim to impress the judges and beat the competition with their “Brooklyn-ized” take on BBQ smoked meatloaf. You’ve never seen TV dinners like this before!
Premiering Tuesday, October 31st at 10pmET/7pmPT – “BBQ Hot Brown Sandwich”
Brooklyn barbecue chef Shannon Ambrosio challenges the team at J. Render’s BBQ in Lexington, Kentucky, to add a barbecue twist on a classic Kentucky sandwich, the Hot Brown! With Pitmaster Jen Lyle’s of Lyle’s BBQ by his side, Shannon adds local Kentucky ingredients to his smoky “Brooklyn-ized” hot brown. But will Shannon’s northern take on this southern classic impress the Kentucky judges?
Online see your favorite barbecue foods battle it out for grilling supremacy. Join the conversation with #BBQBrawl.
Carnival Eats – Premiering Thursday, October 26th at 9pmET/6pmPT – SEASON PREMIERE!
Carnival Eats celebrates today’s modern gastronomic freak show and takes you on an international, food-frenzied roller coaster of culinary delights, to the new epicenter of carnival life — food! Foods of every imaginable shape, size, color and taste are being created specifically for the connoisseurs who ply midways and fairgrounds, and Carnival Eats is there for every delicious bite.
Premiering Thursday, October 26th at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Close Encounters of The Food Kind”
Noah Cappe is hot on the trail of some otherworldly carnival eats at the UFO Festival in Roswell, N.M. From the Alien Egg to the Crashed UF-Dough, it’s good eating for earthlings. Later, Noah heads to California’s Orange County Fair where he tackles the massive Porky Leg and makes dreams come true with Deep Fried Pizza.
Online, watch Web-exclusive videos about the coolest fried foods to ever exist at CookingChannelTV.com. Join the conversation with #CarnivalEats #IdFryThat.
Premiering Wednesday, October 4th at 10pmET/7pmPT – “Eating Vermont” – SEASON FINALE!
Ali Khan, full-blown food enthusiast and blogger, has 12 hours and only 35 bucks to find the best deals in Burlington, Vt. for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack! Ali kicks things off with a local favorite for breakfast, the unique bacon maple “wafflini.” Then he hits up a legendary lunch counter that’s been around since the 1940s, and steps in the ring with the “Macho Man,” a sandwich that mashes together a Reuben and patty melt. Next he feeds his sweet tooth with a chocolate cream filled doughnut made from scratch. Finally, he lands in a historic dinner spot that serves up short rib poutine along with its panoramic views.
Online, find 26 meals for less than $10. Join the conversation with #CheapEats.
Choccywoccydoodah – Premiering Friday, October 6th at 11pmET/8pmPT & 11:30pmET/8:30pmPT – SEASON PREMIERE!
Choccywoccydoodah follows the internationally acclaimed Brighton, UK based cake shop and its team of talented and quirky chocolatiers as they create chocolate masterpieces that are quite simply out of this world. Each episode features boss Christine and her maverick team celebrating weddings, christenings, proposals and even spooky holiday spectacle cakes for an extraordinary range of people. Be prepared to be transported to a chocolate world like you’ve never seen before; magical, enticing and quite fantastical.
Premiering Friday, October 6th at 11pmET/8pmPT – “Spring is in the Air”
It’s Easter and they have to make thousands of seasonal treats to feed the insatiable appetites of their choccyholics! To add to the stress a last-minute order comes in to make Easter eggs for The Paul O’Grady Show. Then new recruit, Ben takes part in an Easter bonnet competition, wearing a hand-made chocolate bonnet. The only problem is with record temperatures it may melt! Back at studio, chief chocolatier Dave works on making a center piece for the Royal window.
Premiering Friday, October 6th at 11:30pmET/8:30pmPT – “Fun of the Fair”
Chief Chocolatier Dave is in his element when he gets to make a vintage cake spectacular for fashion designer Wayne Hemingway. The cake is to be in the spotlight at Hemingway’s vintage summer festival at the prestigious Royal Festival Hall. Not to be outdone in the party stakes, Christine decides it’s time to have their own end of summer bash for their clients with a chocolate extravaganza at the end of the pier in Brighton. And trainee Rebecca’s training period comes to an end with a make or break test.
Premiering Friday, October 13th at 11pmET/8pmPT – “Can’t Stand the Heat”
The temperature’s rising and the pressures on for Choccywoccydoodah’s creative team as The Observer Food Magazine commissions a tenth anniversary birthday cake for their front cover. Baker boy Jim, gets saddled with creating a cake for a race horse named after a certain Brighton chocolaterie. Christine weaves her magic making some new products to be taste tested by the public. But will the Queen of all things chocolate take on board what they have to say?
Premiering Friday, October 13th at 11:30pmET/8:30pmPT – “Eat Cake and Be Merry”
The Choccywooccydoodah crew are creating two very festive cakes. First, there is a christening cake with a teddy bear on top. But can Chief Chocolatier Dave pull off the christening cake to boss Christine’s high standards? Then, the team makes a giant Cinderella cake for the cast at the Theatre Royal in Brighton, England.
Premiering Friday, October 20th at 11pmET/8pmPT – “Special Delivery”
The team at Choccywoccydoodah must build a fantastical cake for the 60th birthday of Irish Actress Victoria Smurfitt’s mother. Later, the team makes a cake to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the best selling hard rock song ever, “Wheels of Steel” by the band Saxon. Shop Manager Gina delivers the cake all the way to Wales, where the band is playing at the “Hard Rock Hell” event!
Premiering Friday, October 20th at 11:30pmET/8:30pmPT – “Queen of Cakes”
Big Boss Christine pushes the team to their limits as she creates their most extravagant Choccywoccydoodah summer window display ever. The theme is English Eccentrics and it’s their biggest cake collection ever! Chief chocolatier Dave and his assistant Tom creatively get going, but when Christine’s business partner discovers the scale and cost of the chocolate ambitions, she reaches melting point.
Premiering Friday, October 27th at 11pmET/8pmPT – “I Put a Spell on You”
It’s Halloween and the time of year when the team of chocolatier geniuses at Choccywoccydoodah come into their own. They unleash their eccentricity and create wondrous and terrifying chocolate masterpieces. The team creates an extravagant gothic horror inspired cake for rock legend Alice Cooper.
Premiering Friday, October 27th at 11:30pmET/8:30pmPT – “When Cupid Strikes”
It’s a nice day for a blood wedding when a coven of twisted wedding planners get a gory surprise after Boss Christine booby traps their cake for a glamorous photo shoot in a castle! Then there’s a biker cake decorated with skulls for a couple who live to ride and prove that love thrives on the fringes. Trainee Rebecca gets tasked with making the flower of love, a rose. But when she finds it a thorny task she starts to worry that she may never have green fingers!
Online, check out the coolest homemade cakes. Join the conversation with #CakeWalk.
Food Quest with Robin Leach – Premiering Sundays at 10amET/7pmPT
Food Quest takes audiences on a global culinary adventure with epicurean lifestyle leader Robin Leach and co-host, model Kim Alexis. Join them as they meet the world’s finest chefs, explore their restaurants, and learn the secrets behind producing the world’s most exciting and delicious foods.
Premiering Sunday, October 1st at 10amET/7amPT – “Italy”
Food Quest heads to the birthplace of modern cuisine, Italy. Hosts Kim Alexis and Robin Leach explore how truffles are hunted in the Italian countryside and eat at one of Rome’s most acclaimed restaurants, La Terrazza, located at the famous and historic Hotel Eden. Kim and Executive Chef Oliver Saucy cook with cheese, while Robin explores a popular Italian restaurant chain, and takes a closer look at one of America’s most popular grill manufacturers.
Premiering Sunday, October 8th at 10amET/7amPT – “Farm America”
Food Quest embarks on a cross-country journey, to explore the impact of agriculture on modern cuisine. Hosts Kim Alexis and Robin Leach investigate the secrets behind food staples such as tomatoes, rice and wheat. They visit an experimental kitchen based in California’s legendary Napa Valley wine country to learn about the techniques behind commercial spice production.
Online, go behind the scenes with Robin and Kim. Join the conversation with #FoodQuest.
Food: Fact or Fiction? – Premiering Sunday, October 22nd at 10pmET/7pmPT – SEASON PREMIERE!
Host Michael McKean explores age-old adages and uncovers fascinating food mysteries that are baked inside everything we eat, from holiday traditions that shouldn’t be, to food favorites from the past and everything in between. He will reveal the truth behind your favorite takeout, clever marketing ploys of classic culinary combos, and diner dish secrets that have flavored our favorite dishes with a spoonful of fact and a dash of fiction.
Premiering Sunday, October 22nd at 10pmET/7pmPT – “Sacred Chow”
Host Michael McKean enlightens us on a few divine dining delights. He finds out why we should we be handing out cake instead of candy on Halloween. Then McKean discovers that Valentine’s Day candy hearts were once used as medicine. Later he figures out whether Corned Beef can really bring any Irish luck on St. Patrick’s Day. Saints or sinners, this episode’s foods are truly sacred.
Online, find out the truth behind popular food urban legends like the 5-second rule and more. Join the conversation using #FoodFactorFiction.
Heston’s Fantastical Food
Premiering Monday, October 2nd at 10pmET/7pmPT – “Massive Lunch Box” – SEASON FINALE!
Heston celebrates the packed lunch by creating a larger than life experience for a group of adults bored with the drudgery of their monotonous lunchtimes. By filling an entire theme park with nostalgic packed lunch favorites and inviting his disillusioned lunchers on a surprise school trip Heston hopes to brings back the magic and excitement to their lunchtimes on an epic scale. Armed with vats of molten chocolate Heston lives out a childhood dream of creating the world’s biggest Kit Kat. Packed with a staggering combination of mouth-watering flavors and weighing in at a hefty 320 pounds his creation requires a tool box to eat it. But that’s only if he can transport and turn it out of the mold in time for the big reveal.
Online, find your own fantastical cooking adventures. Join the conversation with #FantasticalFood.
Late Nite Eats – Premiering Thursdays at 10pmET/7pmPT
In each episode of Late Nite Eats, Jordan Andino visits a brand new city and three exceptional restaurants that reign supreme in the late night food scene! Each one is cooking up something truly spectacular and revolutionizing what it means to eat out long after dark. Jordan will meet these passionate chefs in their kitchens as they cook up their late night specialties, mingle with energetic diners and ultimately taste the most popular and delicious dishes that after hours eating has to offer.
Online, check out the best late-night snacks. Join the conversation with #LateNite.
Man’s Greatest Food – Premiering Wednesday, October 11th at 8pmET/5pmPT – NEW SERIES!
Roger Mooking leads a culinary odyssey around the country on the ultimate search for Man’s Greatest Food. From Steaks to Barbecue, Seafood to Sandwiches, Pork to Pizza, and of course, man’s greatest Hamburgers, no eatery is too far out of the way for these mouth-watering Top Fifteen shows. Roger sets a fast pace to sample some of the most succulent, not-to-be-missed food offerings to be found in these United States.
Premiering Wednesday, October 11th at 8pmET/5pmPT – “Barbecue”
Roger Mooking cannot resist the sweet, succulent smoky goodness of barbecue as he canvasses the country on the lookout for the fifteen best barbecue dishes wherever he can find them. For as long as there has been fire, man has been barbecuing over it. Brisket, chicken, whole hog, mutton, and even a breakfast taco are just a few of the saucy delights to be found when fire, meat, and seasoning intersect in juicy perfection.
Premiering Wednesday, October 18th at 8pmET/5pmPT – “Pizza”
Pizza is one of man’s most popular inventions and everyone’s favorite food. So when Roger Mooking presents the top fifteen pizza offerings in the whole country, it’s bound to be a revelation. From the paper-thin crusts of New York, to the wood-fired ovens of the west coast, to the bottomless deep dish of Chicago, and with toppings many have never even considered, being called the best finally puts pizza on the pedestal it deserves.
Online, follow Roger’s food odyssey from home with the best recipes for burgers, pizza and more. Join the conversation with #MansGreatestFood.
MasterChef Canada – Premiering Tuesday, October 10th at 8pmET/5pmPT – SEASON PREMIERE!
Home cooks from coast-to-coast-to-coast have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to demonstrate their passion for food to judges Claudio Aprile, Michael Bonacini and Alvin Leung, while competing for the title of Canada’s next MasterChef.
Premiering Tuesday, October 10th at 8pmET/5pmPT – “Special Delivery”
Twenty-four of Canada’s best home cooks compete to earn a MasterChef Canada apron and their spot in the Top 12.
Premiering Tuesday, October 10th at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Home on the Range”
The Top 12 home cooks face their first mystery box challenge, which includes a treasured and meaningful kitchen item to provide them with inspiration.
Premiering Tuesday, October 17th at 9pmET/6pmPT – “True Patriot Love”
In the first team challenge of the season, the home cooks receive patriotic red and white aprons as they cook for 105 new Canadians following their citizenship ceremony.
Premiering Tuesday, October 24th at 9pmET/6pmPT – “The Blind Leading the Blind”
The Top 10 are blindfolded and must work in pairs to replicate a seven-layer birthday cake in honor of Canada’s upcoming 150th birthday. With a different flavor for each layer, the duos must decipher each taste without the use of sight before they recreate the cake. Then, Season 3 winner Mary Berg reveals the next elimination challenge.
Premiering Tuesday, October 31st at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Burgers for Bikers”
The remaining home cooks are divided into three teams and are challenged to create gourmet burgers and fries for hungry motorcycle enthusiasts.
Online, watch web-only videos of the judges’ cooking tips and behind-the-scenes drama. Join the conversation using #MasterChefCanada.
Southern and Hungry – Premiering Monday, October 9th at 8pmET/5pmPT – SERIES PREMIERE!
Southern food expert Damaris Phillips and NASCAR personality Rutledge Wood are two friends that are obsessed with everything southern: the people, the culture, but mainly the food. On their road trip through the South, they’ll highlight the most memorable dishes and real, down-home restaurants that remind them of the ones they grew up eating in and that always feels like home.
Online, see the 5 best barbecue joints and more Southern favorites at CookingChannelTV.com.
Join the conversation with #SouthernandHungry.
Get Creepy in the Kitchen
Your Halloween party could use some spider cakes, Zombie Gut Punch and salted caramel popcorn balls. Get CookingChannelTV.com’s DIY voodoo cocktail party guide and check out galleries of the best vintage candy, costumes for foodies, the creepiest candy you can buy and the worst treats to give out this year.
If you’re going to get sloshed at an Oktoberfest party, you should have CookingChannelTV.com’s easy recipes for authentic German food like schnitzel, brisket and dumplings in the back pocket of your lederhosen.
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