Program Guide Daily

7:00 AM

United Tastes of America

Kansas City Barbecue Festival

The oven mitts are off as Jeffrey Saad joins the high-stakes competition at the 2011 American Royal World Series of Barbecue in Kansas City. With a grandmaster champion as his coach, Jeffrey gets a crash course in cooking pork butt, brisket, chicken, and ribs over an open fire-all at once!-in preparation for the ultimate judgment. While the judges deliberate, Jeffrey will soothe his nerves with the world-class side dishes, sauces, and desserts on hand. Will he emerge from this episode with champion status?Read More

7:30 AM

The Big Cheese

Grilled Cheese

It is one of the country's favorite homemade fast foods. Jason Sobocinski makes it at home too, and on his Cheese Truck in New Haven, Conn. But a revolution in grilled cheese sandwiches is sweeping the nation and Jason wants to be at the cutting edge. In Wisconsin he tries a classic Swiss-Alpine; in California there is more of a contemporary twist with seafood, Naan bread and Fromage Frais. But which does Jason think is best?Read More

8:00 AM

America's Best Bites

The Root

America's Best Bites host Natalie Forte discovers the great outdoors in the heart of Michigan! She digs deep to uncover accessible fine dining in the suburbs! We meet the Root's fearless Executive Chef, James Rigato, who brings youthful zeal, a purist culinary point of view and surprise to every dish he makes. We feature Lake Superior White Fish, Pierogi and Farro Salad.Read More

8:30 AM

The Culinary Adventures of Baron Ambrosia

Scent of a Baron

In order to woo the lovely Tsarina, Maiden of the Sea, Baron must gather all of the greatest fragrances that Brighton Beach, Brooklyn has to offer. First stop is Pirosmani, where he captures the seductive scent of Georgian lamb stew. But just when he thinks he's got it made, he finds out his arch-nemesis Burgomiester Burger is stealing recipes from all of the best local restaurants. With Uzbek noodle soup and Russian meat pie still on his list of fragrances to gather, Baron must figure out how to defeat Burgomiester, save the restaurants and still have time to win the girl.Read More

9:00 AM

Taste in Translation

Date Night

American sweethearts rely on candles, dinner, and soft music to create the perfect date night. But what about the rest of the world? In this episode, we're traveling around the globe to look at the world's favorite date night dishes and how they create the right mood! From savoring romantic small bites from Spain at El Quinto Pino, to saying "je t'aime" with authentic chocolate from an acclaimed French chocolatier! We'll also head down to Jamaica at Nigel Spence's Ripe for a unique stew with a very special ingredient, and a drink proven to be an aphrodisiac. Thai chef Hong Thaimee of Ngam will show us the favorite steamy date night dish in Thailand. Plus America's oven baked favorite is perfect for sharing with the one you love and playing footsie under the table, and we've got a table at an impossible-to-get reservation to share it!Read More

9:30 AM

A Cook's Tour

No Beads, No Babes, No Bourbon Street

ony has traveled to the Big Easy and wants to find the New Orleans that tourists never see. He gets that -- and much more than he bargained for.Read More

10:00 AM

Hook, Line & Dinner

Islamorada

Ben heads down to Islamorada in the Florida Keys - the Sport Fishing Capital of the World. Thanks in part to the romantic imagery of Ernest Hemmingway, the crown jewel of sport fishing is the swordfish, and Ben teams up with Richard Stanczyk - owner of Bud n' Mary's Marina - to hook a big one. Returning to shore, they grill it with sundried tomatoes and shallots with house chef Kevin O'Hara. Ben also targets the cero mackerel, a fish with a reputation for its blazing speed. Ben and his mackerel head to Lazy Days Restaurant, where chef Lupe Ledesma shows off his favorite recipe involving panko breadcrumbs, sauteed fresh tomatoes, and scallions.Read More

10:30 AM

Heat Seekers

Nashville

It's a clash of the Titans in Nashville, TN as chefs Roger Mooking and Aaron Sanchez are joined by Titan's safety Jordan Babineaux for a fiery face-off with Satan's Tongue Hot Chicken. Loser gets an NFL-style cool down. Plus, the Vodka of Doom and comfort food with a fiery twist: Habanero Mac N' Cheese and Diablo Pasta.Read More

11:00 AM

Brunch at Bobby's

Wake Up Brunch

Two of Chef Bobby Flay's favorite things come together for a brunch menu that's sure to wake you up! His coffee-inspired creations include Scrambled Eggs With Sweet Potato Biscuits, Ham Steak and Red Eye Gravy, Espresso-Chocolate Chip Banana Bread With Espresso-Cinnamon Butter and a blended Spiced Mocha Lassi.Read More

11:30 AM

Cooking for Real

One Dish Meal

Meals that cook up in one dish are easy, but they also have to be delicious to make it into Sunny's kitchen. One of her all-time favorites is Shepherd's Pie, especially when paired with another British import, found in her special Strawberry Float.Read More

12:00 PM

Not My Mama's Meals

Say Cheese!

Bobby Deen visits his local cheese monger to learn about the tastiest, low calorie and low fat cheeses they have to offer to use on his cheese-inspired dishes. First up, he's making Crispy Mac and Cheese Cups then, it's a Cheesy Onion Artichoke Dip with a secret ingredient, caramelized onions! Bobby's good friend Daphne Oz drops by to impart some healthy wisdom and help out in the kitchen.Read More

12:30 PM

Kelsey's Essentials

Sunday Dinner

Kelsey shares her essential tips for making the best and most memorable Sunday dinner. Recipes: Sunday Pot Roast, Arancini Cakes, Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies, and a Grape Juice-Ginger Ale Sparkler.Read More

1:00 PM

Forever Summer with Nigella

Yellow

Nigella Lawson is back and if she has her way, it will be summer forever. In this series, Nigella cooks irresistible summery recipes that can be enjoyed at any time of the year. Featuring food from around the globe, Nigella ventures out of the kitchen to give picnics, barbecues and beach food a touch of her inimitable culinary style. In each episode, Nigella's recipes reflect a different colour with some amazing and unexpected results. Read More

1:30 PM

Extra Virgin

Lasagna to the Rescue

Tuscany vow renewal preparations are in full swing when Debi gets a call that her dress probably won't be ready in time for their ceremony in Italy. She begins to panic, but Gabriele swoops in to calm her down with a special treat, Affogato, a warm espresso drink topped with rich vanilla ice cream. Their wedding stress calls for homemade Tuscan comfort food and the two decide to make their traditional three-meat lasagna (Lasagne alla Bolgnese) and sit down for a romantic dinner. Read More

2:00 PM

Everyday Italian

My Family's Favorites

Today Giada's getting together with her family to reminisce and recreate some of her family's favorite recipes. A simple pasta with greens and black pepper, Jumbo Shrimp coated in a summery Pesto and a family specialty: fluffy, baked Spinach and Pancetta Strata, plus a divine Mascarpone Cheesecake for dessert.Read More

2:30 PM

Everyday Italian

Foods that Refuel

Giada's making a menu of hearty foods to refuel you. First is Chicken Tetrazzini and a side of Broccoli Florets With Meyer Lemon Olive Oil. And for dessert, Giada's preparing a light and festive Raspberry Almond Tart that's a breeze to make.Read More

3:00 PM

Unique Eats

Old School

Yardbird in Miami gives a taste of the true south with its unique fried chicken and fried green tomatoes. Dinic's in Philadelphia's Reading Terminal has been serving up some of the best old school sandwiches to crowds for decades. In New York, old school meats new school at Quality Meats steakhouse, and La Camaronera in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami honors a family seafood tradition.Read More

3:30 PM

Unique Eats

Reinvention

We all love classic dishes but they are all the more special when thoughtful chefs rethink and reinvent them into something completely new and unique. The Wakin' and Bakin' Brunch at Miami's Eating House has something new and interesting for both savory and sweet lovers. Lucy's Fried Chicken in Austin spruces up the traditional fried chicken dinner with lots of creative fixings and sides. Josh's Deli in Surfside Florida brings the traditional Jewish deli to a whole new level, reinventing the ubiquitous matzoh ball into gnocchi. And Easy Tiger in Austin combines an artisanal bakery with a beer hall.Read More

4:00 PM

Unique Eats

New Asian

In Austin, Texas, an authentic ramen house is taking classic broths and adding intense flavors. At Pubbelly in Miami, Fla., the pig is big and served at this gastropub in unique Asian-inspired ways. Traditional Thai food has reached the people of Austin, Texas, and they couldn't be happier with Sway. And in Brooklyn, Dassara is transforming brunch favorites into an Asian noodle dish.Read More

4:30 PM

Unique Sweets

Austin Sweet Freeze

Austin can get sweltering hot but they have plenty of delicious options to keep you cool. At Cow Tipping Creamery, Corey Sorensen is making stackers, her layered version of a sundae that not only gives you plenty of ice cream but ensures that you can get your fill of her homemade toppings. At Dolce Neve you can savor their authentic Italian gelato flavors made with in-season Texas produce and at Sweet Ritual you can try a vegan ice cream that has all the creaminess and flavor you crave with none of the animal byproducts.Read More

5:00 PM

Unique Sweets

Sweet & Savory

Forget bacon and chocolate: we found the spots for sweet-and-savory desserts that are new to the menu. Between sweetened tofu, donuts that raid the savory spice cabinet, roasted red pepper gelato, and a cupcake that's fit for dinner, you'll never look at dessert the same way again.Read More

5:30 PM

Unique Sweets

San Fran Sweet Treats

San Francisco has a well-earned reputation as a foodie paradise, so restaurants here have to work twice as hard to stand out. We found three that do, beginning with Craftsman & Wolves where chef William Werner's attention to detail creates edible works of art like the flaky, croissant-inspired Chocolate Stack, the Caramel Cube Cake that is actually spray-painted with pure chocolate, and the creamy, frothy Sipping Caramel. At Ice Cream Bar owner Juliet Pries has crossed an old-timey soda fountain (complete with soda jerk) and flavor-forward creations, like the peppery Tiny Bubbles Float, the fruity Tropical Split, and the butterscotchy (and aptly-named) Too Good To Be True Milkshake. Finally we visit bean-to-bar chocolate makers Dandelion Chocolate, where customers can see their chocolate created from start to finish, then sample it in favorites like the Peanut Butter And Jelly Ganache Sandwich.Read More

6:00 PM

Pizza Masters

Deep Dish Pizza? - Chicago, IL

New York pizza guys Fran Garcia and Sal Basile are in The Windy City armed with fork, knife and napkins and on a mission to discover the secrets of Chicago-style deep dish pizza. Their goal is to settle the age old debate: Is Chicago deep dish even pizza at all? First, they head to Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, the arguable birthplace of deep dish, to make the Chicago classic stuffed with sausage on a butter crust. Next, they stop by Roots Handmade Pizza to try a new take on Chicago-style with their Taco Pizza. Finally, they head to Hoosier Mama's for a deep dish pie on the sweeter side. Pizza or not, the verdict on this trip to Chicago is sure to be delicious.Read More

6:30 PM

Eat St.

Cackalack

In Portland, Ore., we stop for some Southern-style, hot, fried chicken at the Cackalacks Truck serving a selection of sandwiches with a distinctly sweet and spicy taste such as The Blazer and The Jalopy topped with bacon and jalapenos. Next is a trip over to London, England, for the best burritos in town at Luardos offering chicken, pork or steak options out of a divinely inspired van called Jesus. Then we visit Regal Ravioli to see how the pasta king of Austin packs big Texas flavors into his ravishing ravioli featuring varieties like sausage and peppers, mushroom and pecan pesto and butternut squash. Lastly, we drive into Vancouver, Canada, to top up our fluids at The Juice Truck, a bright pink culinary juicing laboratory on wheels. We sample their delicious strawberry coconut smoothie and a wellness tequila shot made of wheatgrass, cayenne, ginger and lemon.Read More

7:00 PM

Unique Eats

Cupcakes

We'll take you from coast to coast to taste the most unique cupcakes in the country. Indulge in artisanal cupcakes paired with beer and wine, stuff yourself with custard-filled cupcakes, take a trip to the frosting bar and create your own unique combination, and take your cupcakes to go...in a jar!Read More

7:30 PM

Unwrapped

Movie Munchies

Join host Marc Summers in the lobby for a few last-minute treats 'cause this movie munchie episode is about to start. Starring, in order of appearance, Dots! Tootsie Roll gives us the inside scoop on their famous gumdrop. Then, what's a movie without popcorn you say? Jolly Time shows us what puts the pop in their crowd-pleasing microwave popcorn and, if bite-size is the right size for you, J&J Snack Foods has the perfect pretzel. Next up, Dippin' Dots -- learn the cold hard science behind this scoopable snack and discover the secret of the twist in Twizzlers. Finally, ShoWest gives us a preview of the latest trend in movie time treats.Read More

8:00 PM

Unique Sweets

Savory Sweets

Opposites attract, which must be why sweet and savory flavors are such an irresistible combination. We visit three very different sweet and savory hot spots: Aiko Pops in Denver, where ice pops come in radical flavors like Raspberry and Sweet Corn, Mango and Green Chile and Grapefruit Rosemary. At New York's 24-hour Empire Biscuits, perfect flaky Southern biscuits are slathered with out-of-the-box spreads like roasted duck fat-thyme butter and apricot-Cape gooseberry jam and grilled corn butter with blueberry jam. Finally we visit Cacao Sweets and Treats outside Chicago for the artfully-salted decadence of the Luxe Brownie and the Chocolate Caramel Spice Cake and the genre-bending Carrot Cake Cinnamon Rolls with cream cheese icing.Read More

8:30 PM

Unique Sweets

Chicago's Coolest Doughnuts

We take a trip to the Windy City to check out the coolest doughnuts around. One hotspot specializes in huge, super fluffy doughnuts that are so good, they sell out fast. Then there's a full service restaurant that has doughnut and coffee service every morning and has invented a unique and delicious hybrid called the "doughscuit." And you won't want to miss the locale where mini doughnuts are fried fresh all day and can be topped however you want -- or even crumbled into a milkshake!Read More

9:00 PM

Unique Sweets

Crazy Delicious Doughnuts

Everybody is going nuts for doughnuts and across the country doughnut shops are coming up with innovative new ways to re-invent this crowd favorite. In Portland, Oregon, there's a place that specializes in grown up versions that feature bold glazes and boozy fillings. In New York, old-school mini doughnuts made fresh to order are all the rage, the 15 different kinds of flavored sugars let you customize your own for a bite that has your name all over it. And in San Francisco, a charming little doughnut shop has developed a loyal following thanks to their light, supple doughnut and their seasonal silky cream fillings.Read More

9:30 PM

Unique Sweets

Cool Cookies Sandwiches

There's nothing better than the perfect cookie -- unless you take two of them and put some filling in between! At DC Patisserie they make delicate macaron with delicious American flavors. Milk Cult in Washington DC has a true fan following for their unique Ice cream sandwiches. And in New York City, an art gallery/spice lab creates little sandwich cookies that explode with flavor.Read More

10:00 PM

Unique Sweets

Sweet Mornings in Sunny L.A.

If you think the folks in Los Angeles eat only health food, think again. Especially when it comes to breakfast! We visit some L.A. Hotspots that are the sweetest places to start the day. From artisanal doughnuts fried fresh all day long, to the most decadent stuffed French toast, to the best buns in Koreatown -- these are breakfasts worth setting your alarm for.Read More

 
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10:30 PM

Unique Sweets

Old is New Again

Classic desserts get deliciously updated at three sweet shops across the country. Skull and Cakebones rocks vegan cupcakes in Austin, Texas, with flavors like basil berry, dirty chai and just beet it, you'll be singing a new tune about dairy free desserts. Valerie Confections in Los Angeles is resurrecting vintage cake recipes with mouthwatering results: Head here for a slice of coffee crunch cake or banana shortcake. And in Brooklyn, Hay Rosie uses unusual ingredients like champagne and hops to flavor super creamy scoops of ice cream.Read More

11:00 PM

Dinner: Impossible

Double Jeopardy

Robert is facing double trouble when his next mission takes him to Twinsburg, Ohio, home of Twins Days -- the largest annual gathering of twins. Robert's mission is to create a meal for 250 twins in just eight hours. The catch? In keeping with the Twins Days theme, for every dish Robert creates, he will have take the main ingredients and create a totally different second dish.Read More

12:00 AM

Unique Sweets

Savory Sweets

Opposites attract, which must be why sweet and savory flavors are such an irresistible combination. We visit three very different sweet and savory hot spots: Aiko Pops in Denver, where ice pops come in radical flavors like Raspberry and Sweet Corn, Mango and Green Chile and Grapefruit Rosemary. At New York's 24-hour Empire Biscuits, perfect flaky Southern biscuits are slathered with out-of-the-box spreads like roasted duck fat-thyme butter and apricot-Cape gooseberry jam and grilled corn butter with blueberry jam. Finally we visit Cacao Sweets and Treats outside Chicago for the artfully-salted decadence of the Luxe Brownie and the Chocolate Caramel Spice Cake and the genre-bending Carrot Cake Cinnamon Rolls with cream cheese icing.Read More

12:30 AM

Unique Sweets

Chicago's Coolest Doughnuts

We take a trip to the Windy City to check out the coolest doughnuts around. One hotspot specializes in huge, super fluffy doughnuts that are so good, they sell out fast. Then there's a full service restaurant that has doughnut and coffee service every morning and has invented a unique and delicious hybrid called the "doughscuit." And you won't want to miss the locale where mini doughnuts are fried fresh all day and can be topped however you want -- or even crumbled into a milkshake!Read More

1:00 AM

Unique Sweets

Crazy Delicious Doughnuts

Everybody is going nuts for doughnuts and across the country doughnut shops are coming up with innovative new ways to re-invent this crowd favorite. In Portland, Oregon, there's a place that specializes in grown up versions that feature bold glazes and boozy fillings. In New York, old-school mini doughnuts made fresh to order are all the rage, the 15 different kinds of flavored sugars let you customize your own for a bite that has your name all over it. And in San Francisco, a charming little doughnut shop has developed a loyal following thanks to their light, supple doughnut and their seasonal silky cream fillings.Read More

1:30 AM

Unique Sweets

Cool Cookies Sandwiches

There's nothing better than the perfect cookie -- unless you take two of them and put some filling in between! At DC Patisserie they make delicate macaron with delicious American flavors. Milk Cult in Washington DC has a true fan following for their unique Ice cream sandwiches. And in New York City, an art gallery/spice lab creates little sandwich cookies that explode with flavor.Read More

2:00 AM

Unique Sweets

Sweet Mornings in Sunny L.A.

If you think the folks in Los Angeles eat only health food, think again. Especially when it comes to breakfast! We visit some L.A. Hotspots that are the sweetest places to start the day. From artisanal doughnuts fried fresh all day long, to the most decadent stuffed French toast, to the best buns in Koreatown -- these are breakfasts worth setting your alarm for.Read More

 
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2:30 AM

Unique Sweets

Old is New Again

Classic desserts get deliciously updated at three sweet shops across the country. Skull and Cakebones rocks vegan cupcakes in Austin, Texas, with flavors like basil berry, dirty chai and just beet it, you'll be singing a new tune about dairy free desserts. Valerie Confections in Los Angeles is resurrecting vintage cake recipes with mouthwatering results: Head here for a slice of coffee crunch cake or banana shortcake. And in Brooklyn, Hay Rosie uses unusual ingredients like champagne and hops to flavor super creamy scoops of ice cream.Read More

3:00 AM

Dinner: Impossible

Double Jeopardy

Robert is facing double trouble when his next mission takes him to Twinsburg, Ohio, home of Twins Days -- the largest annual gathering of twins. Robert's mission is to create a meal for 250 twins in just eight hours. The catch? In keeping with the Twins Days theme, for every dish Robert creates, he will have take the main ingredients and create a totally different second dish.Read More

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