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7:00 AM

Iron Chef America Countdown

The Dish I'd Date

The sexy dishes that wowed the judges and became the object of culinary desire.Read More

7:30 AM

Food(ography)

Chinese

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.Read More

8:00 AM

Pitchin' In

Crawfish

Chef Lynn wants more than anything else to live the Cajun life for a day. She gets herself invited to go craw fishing in Raine, Louisiana where she battles the bugs and the muddy ponds - but her biggest obstacle to fitting in turns out to be figuring out how to cook for the locals, who hate vegetables.Read More

8:30 AM

Chuck's Week Off

Loreto

In the town of Loreto, Chuck figures out what goes into El Rey Del Taco's famous fish tacos, learns to make ranchero cheese and a kind of beef jerky with some Mexican cowboys before he dives for chocolate clams and takes part in a traditional Mexican clam bake.Read More

9:00 AM

Eden Eats

Honolulu

Aloha! Eden has just 24 hours to eat around the world -- and this time she's in the tropical city of Honolulu. She starts off her tour with a baker from Budapest and learns the art of traditional Hungarian Chimney Cakes. Then it's lunchtime in Honolulu's famous Chinatown where she helps the staff make their popular Look Fun Noodles, and for dinner Eden learns to cook up a traditional Myanmar or Burmese meal. After the sun sets Eden finds her way into a family-owned Japanese fish market, resulting in a beautiful sashimi dish, and later learns to make a Hawaiian breakfast favorite -- warm Portuguese Malasadas. She wraps up her trip with a mother and son who make traditional crispy Croatian sausage, before finally rewarding herself with a dip into the blue sea. Mahalo Hawaii!Read More

 
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10:00 AM

The Fabulous Beekman Boys

Beek-Men Boys

With Josh's parents, Jackie & Dave, arriving for a weeklong visit at the Beekman, Josh decides he'd like to see Brent have a closer relationship with Dave. Josh asks his mom to join him in Manhattan, in hopes that Brent's week with Dave will let him experience having a dad for the first time in a long time. At the farm, Dave and Brent embark on their bonding week complete with shotgun lessons and muskrat hunts. But whether Dave can really survive a week with the fussy Brent proves to be the biggest challenge of all.Read More

10:30 AM

Pizza Cuz

Toppings

Sal and Fran find some deliciously different pizza toppings, even getting wet and dirty for some of the ingredients. Whether it's trying deep-fried slices at Forcella in Brooklyn, a simply distinctive focaccia pie at Liguria Bakery in San Francisco, or clam farming in Larkspur for a fresh clams and Sopressata combination, Fran and Sal will have their hands full with these mouthwatering toppings.Read More

 
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11:00 AM

Brunch at Bobby's

Bite Size Brunch

Bobby's small-plates-inspired menu will make sure his each of his guests gets a taste of something delicious! Bobby starts with Crispy Bacon and Hash Brown Quesadillas with Fried Quail Eggs. Then Bobby cooks up some Johnny Cakes With Horseradish Creme Fraiche and Smoked Trout in perfect bite-sized portions hot out of the oven. And Bobby's crispy Buttermilk Belgian Waffles topped with Sauteed Cider Apples will make you wish you had a bigger plate! The perfect finish to a bite-size brunch is Bobby's Fresh Cherry Margaritas -- a cool blend of sweet and tart.Read More

11:30 AM

Cooking for Real

Beefed Up Dinner

Beef, it's what's for dinner! But not just any beef -- Filet Mignon! Grilled to juicy perfection, set atop crispy, flaky puff pastry and topped with rich, creamy wild mushroom sauce, Sunny's easy Beef Swellington is -- well -- swell!Read More

12:00 PM

Not My Mama's Meals

Taste of Mediterranean

Bobby Deen heads to Cafe Mogador to learn how to make the healthiest hummus and Cucumber Yogurt Dip for his Lamb Kabobs. Then, Bobby's friend, Rachel McBride swings by to help him finish his Mediterranean menu of Bobby's Couscous Salad, Honey Walnut Custard Pie, Hummus, Lamb Kabobs and Bobby's Original Frozen Ouzo Daiquiri to wash it all down.Read More

12:30 PM

Kelsey's Essentials

Mobile Global Cuisine

With global street food taking over Kelsey visits Danny of Cemitas who is turning out cemitas packed with layers of flavor. Then Kelsey visits some epic sandwich makers who are bringing the amazing flavors of Bombay to the masses. Back in her kitchen Kelsey continues to go "global" when she makes an Italian porchetta sandwich and then a classic favorite from Trinidad, curried chickpea doubles.Read More

1:00 PM

Nigellissima

Episode 3

In this episode Nigella treats her friends to an Italian inspired supper of pork loin stuffed with Parma ham and oregano. For her pasta dish Nigella's cooking spelt spaghetti - an earthy choice to match a fresh, no-cook olive and anchovy sauce.Read More

1:30 PM

Extra Virgin

Road Trip to Siena

Debi and Gabriele, their girls and "Uncle" Robert are headed to Siena to see a play that some friends are putting on and then to make their pals a congratulatory meal. Siena, although in Tuscany, is on the other side of the region, so has a totally different cuisine - but Gabriele is determined to make his friends their favorite dishes even though he's never cooked them before - it will be a challenge. As his ace in the hole, Gabriele goes to a man named Bagoga, a master of pici pasta, a hand rolled, spaghetti-like pasta that is a specialty of Siena - serving pici should give him a leg up with his mates. For the pici, Gabriele makes a simple sauce with olive oil, garlic, hot pepper and tomatoes. In addition to which he makes a lardo crustini - mashed pig fat with herbs and spices on toasted bread and Debi makes a zucchini carpaccio, with lemon, olive oil and mint. The meal is a hit and Gabriele is happy that he passed this culinary test!Read More

2:00 PM

My Grandmother's Ravioli

Please Pass the Pig Stomach

Bonnie and Barry Boyer - 72 and 75 - of Nazareth, Pennsylvania teach Mo about their unique Pennsylvania Dutch traditions, language and cuisine. The dishes Mo and the Boyers prepare are delicious but not exactly light, low calorie fare - buttery potato filling, shoofly pie and stuffed pig stomach. Luckily Barry - a legendary local High School basketball coach - helps Mo burn some calories on the court by putting him through his paces.Read More

2:30 PM

My Grandmother's Ravioli

Lita Oliver - A Teaspoon of Canela

Lita is short for the Spanish word "abuelita" which means "little grandmother" - but there is nothing little about her personality. Lita, 82, who lives in Hoschton, Georgia, is a cheerleader for her homeland Costa Rica and its hearty cuisine. Lita shows Mo Rocca how to make some Central American staples including rice and beans and plantains maduros. She also introduces him to the furry loyal friend Canela.Read More

3:00 PM

My Grandmother's Ravioli

Mung-Ry for Korean Food

If you have trouble remembering Ki Sook Yoo's name, this 72-year-old grandmother from Laguna Woods, California, suggests you think of the words "Kiss You!" Ki Sook's life story of survival is beyond inspiring, but also is her ability to prepare delicious Korean specialties. Ki Sook shows Mo how to make kimchi, a staple in Korean cuisine and one of the ingredients in Ki Sook's mung bean pancakes. The main course is classic Seoul food - galbi - traditional marinated grilled beef.Read More

3:30 PM

My Grandmother's Ravioli

Ilene and Freddie Tsuhara - Apps and Cocktails

Ilene and Freddie Tsuhara - 71 and 73 respectively - are throwing a bash at their Concord, North Carolina pad. Mo helps the couple assemble some fabulous appetizers including a twist on the classic - shrimp cocktail. There's also grilled pineapple and short ribs. And what's a cocktail party without cocktails. Mo learns some great potent potables from mix master Freddie including the Harvey Wallbanger.Read More

4:00 PM

My Grandmother's Ravioli

A Home Run in the Kitchen

Mo meets the charming grandfather Dave Pearson, 75, who has been a chef with the Los Angeles Dodger organization for the past fifty years. Dave trains Mo to cook like a major leaguer without too many drops, errors or rookie mistakes. Dave shows Mo how to make his buddy Tommy Lasorda's favorite dish - lasagna - at Dodger Stadium, and later they prepare short ribs and green beans for a family dinner at his home. Mo also learns once and for all what getting to third base means.Read More

4:30 PM

My Grandmother's Ravioli

Riaz Gilani - Tee Time

Pakistani grandfather and Sarasota, Florida resident Riaz Gilani is 96 years old but you wouldn't know it by the way he swings a golf club. Mo Rocca and Riaz hit the links and also cook some delicious Punjabi cuisine including the flatbread paratha and an aromatic beef and rice dish Riaz has dubbed "Rocca Rice." Riaz's voice is so rich and mellifluous; he can make reading the phonebook sound like Shakespeare!Read More

5:00 PM

My Grandmother's Ravioli

A 'Shroom with a View

Grandma Suzanne Taylor, 61, of Marin County, California came of age in the tumultuous 1960s - as a teenager she left home to join a bus full of activists traveling around the country. On this episode, Suzanne shows Mo how to forage for natural ingredients in the woods of Northern California. Suzanne and Mo find some stinging nettles for a nettle frittata with a potato crust, and later they search for trumpet mushrooms to make a hearty mushroom galette. Suzanne's a trip!Read More

5:30 PM

My Grandmother's Ravioli

Dave Whitney - Reeling in the Years

Dave Whitney, 77, has fished all his life and he introduces Mo Rocca to the pastime on a lake in Lakeland, Florida. And of course, Fish is also on the menu - bass fillets coated in potato chips. Since it's southern cooking, there's certainly going to be fried foods - hushpuppies and biscuits. And there's a surprise for dessert!!Read More

6:00 PM

My Grandmother's Ravioli

Mo's Triple Quinceañero

MGR's first Mexican Grandmother is Olga Gonzalez, 57, of San Mateo, California, and she's quite a live wire with an infectious laugh. Olga teaches Mo how to make delicious chicken enchiladas, while her husband Carlos shows Mo a few tips and tricks for making a great margarita. This episode also features a preview from an MGR inspired "telenovela," and culminates in a Mexican fiesta.Read More

6:30 PM

My Grandmother's Ravioli

Pete O'Connell & Louie Larson - Finger Lakes Fandango

Pete and Louie Larson - 63 and 61 - live in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Central New York State. Dinner consists of fresh-off-the-farm local fare including grilled lamb spiedies, Cornell chicken and peach crisp. Non-culinary activities include canoeing and naming favorite female vocalists. Read More

7:00 PM

My Grandmother's Ravioli

Jersey Nurse Story

In this episode, Mo is safe in the kitchen because both Sally Starin, 70, and June Ploch, 68, are nurses, living in Montclair, New Jersey. Sally is the head cook of the household - she shows Mo how to make a delectable roast chicken with a three-nut stuffing and a colorful side dish of vegetable hash. June supervises the frosting of a yummy marble cake.Read More

7:30 PM

My Grandmother's Ravioli

Sherryl Betesh - The Real Sephardic Grandmothers of New Jersey

Mo Rocca meets Sherryl, 52, a very young grandmother and her mother Claire whose family came from Syria before coming to the US. Mo, Sherryl and her family make a dish with stuffed eggplant skins and chicken. They also make stuffed meatballs called kibbeh with cherry sauce, and various appetizers. The big question - will Mo give his blessing to the new man in Sherryl's life?Read More

8:00 PM

My Grandmother's Ravioli

My Grandmother's Ravioli

Join the very funny Mo Rocca as he learns to cook, and discovers treasured family recipes and stories from grandparents in their kitchens across the country. From a Filipino grandmother's Paella, a Romanian grandfather's Grilled Sausages to Italian born Pop's Focaccia and Rabbit Cacciatore, it's a delicious hour celebrating the American melting pot of food, family and fun.Read More

9:00 PM

My Grandmother's Ravioli

It's Gumbo Dammit!

Clida Ellison, 76, may live in Detroit, Michigan, but this southern transplant prefers to cook the dishes she grew up with in her native town of Natchitoches, Louisiana. Mo learns how to make Clida's favorite Creole dishes - gumbo, pralines and stuffed crab. Read More

9:30 PM

My Grandmother's Ravioli

Kathy and George Boulukos - Greek to Me

Kathy and George Boulukos of Freeport, Long Island are as enthusiastic about sailing as they are about Greek cuisine. After hitting the high seas, Kathy shows Mo the ins and outs of filo dough - they make a molded spanakopita and rolled baklava as well as a dish with shrimp and feta.Read More

10:00 PM

My Grandmother's Ravioli

A Palazzo, A Parmigiana, and Forty Pups

You haven't met anyone quite like Michele Riggi! Michele and her husband Ron built a 20,000 square foot castle made of stone on the main drag of Saratoga Springs, New York. Palazzo Riggi - as they call it - is complete with a giant pool, a Balinese Spa, eleven bathrooms, a movie theater and bowling alley. Oh yeah, and her forty beloved dogs with names like Andy Panda, Coco Chanel, and Vicente Fox. Michele is also a great cook - she'll show Mo how to make a delectable eggplant parmigiana and something special for the dogs too.Read More

10:30 PM

My Grandmother's Ravioli

Peggy Guiliano - 'Giving Back

Grandmother and Irish lass Peggy Guiliano of Caldwell, N.J., devotes much of her life to her grandchildren and also to giving back to those in need. Peggy introduces Mo Rocca to the soup kitchen at New Jersey's oldest church -- St. John's in Newark. Mo and Peggy cook up some mean meatloaf and join other church volunteers to feed nearly three hundred hungry people from the neighborhood. Peggy also shows Mo how to make her famous scones, which they also distribute at the church.Read More

12:00 AM

My Grandmother's Ravioli

My Grandmother's Ravioli

Join the very funny Mo Rocca as he learns to cook, and discovers treasured family recipes and stories from grandparents in their kitchens across the country. From a Filipino grandmother's Paella, a Romanian grandfather's Grilled Sausages to Italian born Pop's Focaccia and Rabbit Cacciatore, it's a delicious hour celebrating the American melting pot of food, family and fun.Read More

1:00 AM

My Grandmother's Ravioli

It's Gumbo Dammit!

Clida Ellison, 76, may live in Detroit, Michigan, but this southern transplant prefers to cook the dishes she grew up with in her native town of Natchitoches, Louisiana. Mo learns how to make Clida's favorite Creole dishes - gumbo, pralines and stuffed crab. Read More

1:30 AM

My Grandmother's Ravioli

Kathy and George Boulukos - Greek to Me

Kathy and George Boulukos of Freeport, Long Island are as enthusiastic about sailing as they are about Greek cuisine. After hitting the high seas, Kathy shows Mo the ins and outs of filo dough - they make a molded spanakopita and rolled baklava as well as a dish with shrimp and feta.Read More

2:00 AM

My Grandmother's Ravioli

A Palazzo, A Parmigiana, and Forty Pups

You haven't met anyone quite like Michele Riggi! Michele and her husband Ron built a 20,000 square foot castle made of stone on the main drag of Saratoga Springs, New York. Palazzo Riggi - as they call it - is complete with a giant pool, a Balinese Spa, eleven bathrooms, a movie theater and bowling alley. Oh yeah, and her forty beloved dogs with names like Andy Panda, Coco Chanel, and Vicente Fox. Michele is also a great cook - she'll show Mo how to make a delectable eggplant parmigiana and something special for the dogs too.Read More

2:30 AM

My Grandmother's Ravioli

Peggy Guiliano - 'Giving Back

Grandmother and Irish lass Peggy Guiliano of Caldwell, N.J., devotes much of her life to her grandchildren and also to giving back to those in need. Peggy introduces Mo Rocca to the soup kitchen at New Jersey's oldest church -- St. John's in Newark. Mo and Peggy cook up some mean meatloaf and join other church volunteers to feed nearly three hundred hungry people from the neighborhood. Peggy also shows Mo how to make her famous scones, which they also distribute at the church.Read More