Come have a cold one with Food(ography)! On tap we have Christina Perozzi and Hallie Beaune, the Beer Chicks, to school us on the beer basics. Plus beer director Greg Engert gives you the ultimate beer and food pairings. Like Tony Gemignani's German Beer Pizza complete with shaved pretzel toppings. Or maybe malt-flavored Blondies from the Baked Bakery. And if you're more DIY than PBR, you'll really want to see what Brooklyn Brew Shop's Stephen Valand and Erica Shea are bottling up.
Fire up the coals and grab your aprons, we're having a cookout! Texas Grill Expert Tim Love is putting the char on a leg of lamb and grilled vegetable salad. Then we turn the tongs over to Cozy Corner BBQ's pit master, Desiree Robinson, for some Memphis ribs. Plus, we pile the plate even higher with a grill clinic for women, a tableside smoking service like you've never seen and White on Rice Bloggers Todd Porter and Diane Cu form an international coalition of the grilling in their backyard!
Dessert proves that it's cool to be a grown-up! Hedy Goldsmith of Michael's Genuine in Miami creates a Banana Split that is sophisticated, elegant ... even sexy! Meticulous dessert master Chef Iacopo Falai sculpts a semifreddo caramel. Then the Jelly Shot Test Kitchen -- yes, there is such a thing -- uses melted ice cream to make a very cool adult treat! And just in case you think we forgot how to be kids, we're having Mexican popsicles courtesy of Paletas Betty!
Don't go out for Chinese -- we deliver! Asian cuisine expert Jamie Tiampo simplifies China's different regional flavors. Then the author of Fortune Cookie Chronicles sets the record straight on Chinese food myths. Plus, Chef Joseph K. Poon rocks the wok and fries up some healthy eggplant with spicy ginger garlic sauce, L.A.'s Katie and Laura Chin cook up a classic clay pot Chinese chicken casserole and Michael Phan from San Francisco's Heaven's Dog goes Sino-modern with locally sourced Crispy Duck.
We're heading to San Francisco, the land of peace, love and organic, locally-sourced cuisine, like hearth-cooked lamb from Camino, Cherry Duck Fat ice cream from Lafitte and vegetable ash cheese paired with Bay area wine at Commonwealth. Not to mention sisig tostadas, bacon donuts and Pisco Punch! And we wouldn't dream of leaving the Golden Gates behind without an authentic Mission burrito and a cartful of Chinatown dim sum. Join us for the haute from the Haight!
Yippee ki yay! Git along little Foodographists! Just mosey on up to Tom Perini's chuck wagon in Buffalo Gap, Texas for some chicken-fried steak and don't forget to grab some cheddar and black pepper biscuits, done up right in a Dutch oven! Then urban cowboy Mark Tarbell makes campfire food in his Phoenix backyard and mixologist Mike Yen makes a S'mores cocktail. Then we show you how to be a pampered camper at the luxurious Treebones Resort in Big Sur. Campfire sushi, anyone? Yes, it really exists!
We're getting all hot and spicy with south of the border specialties! Mexican Motorcycle Mama, Silvana Salcido Esparza is making stuffed poblanos and afterwards we'll fill up at Bachman's Tacos and Grill, Dallas's gas station taqueria with some Trompo tacos! Then Mexican food expert Patricia Jinich makes some Mexican chicken with an Asian persuasion, author Fany Gerson makes some Day of the Dead bread and Chef Felipe Mendez of La Superior Restaurant brings authentic Mexican street food to the heart of hipster Brooklyn!
It's a Food(ography) pub crawl, and it's all about the bar food! We'll visit New York's premier and preeminent gastro pub, The Spotted Pig, to chat with hot restaurateur Ken Friedman. Then we'll visit Public House in Phoenix for some belly bacon fat heirloom popcorn, get some Indian bar snacks to go with our Tandoori Tequila cocktail at Junoon Restaurant, sip on Moonshine Margaritas and nosh on Stoner Pie at The Cove in Memphis. And if we can get off our stools we'll try some of Bam Romero's rock star beef jerky at Toby's Public House and Bar Basque's Tuna Tartare Push Pops.
Make an appointment with your dentist now, because this show is all about your sweet tooth! Vincent Jaoura's Dessert Truck will be stopping by with some Raspberry Anise French Macaroons and we'll do some Cranberry Orange Trifle and Southern Banana Pudding Dessert Shooters at Cocoa and Fig in Minneapolis. Plus, some un-refined Cinnamon Rolls at Sweet Freedom Bakery, fair trade-sweetened Candied Serrano Peppers by Taria Camerino and Studio Feast's Mike Lee is whipping up some Sweet Corn Financier with Powdered Caramel and Passion Fruit Pop Rocks!
The odds are you'll love this show, because the surest bet in Las Vegas is the food! We'll take you to the classic Strip eateries like Golden Steer and The Bootlegger for some Cherries Jubilee and Mama Mia's Lasagna. Then we'll drop in on Italian food impresario Scott Conant at DOCG and get a taste of Jose Andres' Paella Valenciana at Jaleo. And while we're on a roll, we'll ante up for the buffet brunch at Wicked Spoon and spend happy hour noshing on Ahi Tuna Nachos at T-Bones Chophouse and Lounge. Plus we venture off the strip for Spicy Thai Jack Fruit Curry, "Dirty Chips" with pulled pork and cheese and then Mo helps make a cake for a real Vegas wedding!
Make sure to wear a loose-fitting toga for this episode because it's jam-packed with amazing Greek food from your favorites! We'll visit Chef Michael Psilakis for Grilled Fish 101 featuring his Grilled Branzino and Grilled Octopus at Kefi. Then say opa to ouzo at New Jersey's Axia Restaurant with leading author Diane Kochilas and off to Los Angeles' Papa Cristo's to taste their Sizzling Shrimp Santorini. Discover the most authentic Pork Souvlaki at the Souvlaki GR Greek Food Truck and finally experience a VERY authentic Greek family party! Don't break ALL the plates! You'll need some for the stuffed grape leaves and lamb chops! Opa!
Discover some amazing and unusual things to do with olive oil as we get the 411 on extra virgin, cold presses and beyond ... including a bruschetta that you sip rather than bite made by major mixologist Eben Freeman. We'll discover the breathtaking beauty of the Northern California coast and taste the incredible Olive Oil Rosemary Cake from Big Sur Bakery. Plus the trendiest L.A. hot spot Cecconi's West Hollywood serves up an herbaceous Italian risotto and don't miss a visit to the New York's new treasure Buvette for Chef Jody Williams' earthy Scafata with fava beans, escarole and poached eggs served on grilled toast and drizzled with a rare EVOO.
We've discovered the best the Big Island and Oahu have to offer, as well as the stories and passion behind the dishes. Kick it off with a Mai Thai from star bar chef Christian Self at Honolulu's Waikiki EDITION hotel. Then head over to legendary four star chef Alan Wong's restaurant and then the small gem Town, with up and coming chef Ed Kenney. Follow that up with the best farm-raised Wagyu beef at Merriman's Waimea and a seafood odyssey at the Manta & Pavilion Wine Bar and we've got the main courses covered! And of course there's plate lunch at Helena's and some sweet Hawaiian treats, mochi and Kona coffee. Plus, a Kanack Attack and a major Luau ... Aloha!