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7:00 AM

Discover what is considered the most popular birthday dish in five very different places around the world. There's a spicy soup with symbolism from China at Biang!, and a brightly colored, bite-size sweet from Brazil! We'll also check out the favorite birthday dish from Honduras, a savory meal cooked by Delmy Sanchez! And who could forget the Italian birthday favorite Cassata cake, which is both delicious and elegantly decorated with fruit and candy. Coming back home to America's number one birthday dish will bring you to the Vanilla Bakeshop in Los Angeles and have you reminiscing your childhood days with mom! And if you think we forgot the pinata, think again!Read More

7:30 AM

It's a Cape Town celebration when Siba Mtongana's in-laws visit to meet baby Lina. Taking center stage is Stuffed Roast Pork with real wow factor, served with divine Apple Gravy. On the side, Sauteed Greens with Rocket (arugula) and Feta. For dessert, there's a dazzling layered Caramel Popcorn Ice Cream Cake. Read More

8:00 AM

Luke Nguyen heads to Nice, the capital of the French Riviera, to immerse himself in that city's food and art culture.Read More

8:30 AM

Judy Joo has a guide to Korean noodles with Noodles with Black Bean Sauce, homemade hand-torn noodles with chicken soup, and crunchy Ramen-Coated Squid Rings. In Seoul, she orders takeout noodles by the Han River, eats seafood Kalguksu on the beach with Chef Christine Lee and shares her supermarket guide to noodle buying.Read More

9:00 AM

Ching-He Huang packs up her cleaver and heads to Livingston, N.J., to help save a failing kosher sushi joint that has lost its way -- and its customers. When owner Kevin admits from the start that the restaurant is for sale, Ching is suspicious that he's already given up. Redemption could be too late for this ailing restaurant and things only get worse when Kevin receives news that his kosher certification is being taken away.Read More

9:30 AM

Sarah Graham and her family return to the tranquil Antelope Park after far too long. After seeing the newest additions at the lion rehabilitation center, she and her parents enjoy a lake-side brunch of Chocolatey Cinnamon Rolls, Pistachio and Coconut Granola Parfaits, and Teacup Pancakes with Quick Nectarine Jam and Sticky Maple Bacon.Read More

10:00 AM

Giada has invited one of her best girlfriends over for a weekend of fun, gossip and of course, great food. A crunchy Crostini snack will give them energy for an afternoon of window-shopping. Later they'll make a hearty dinner of Tuna With Cipolline Onions and a side of creamy Polenta With Arugula. Plus, Giada will treat her friend to fluffy Pancakes with her own Italian twist.Read More

10:30 AM

Today she's treating her family and friends to her latest collection of delicious favorites from her travels in Italy, including Venetian Panino, Zucchini and Carrot a Scapece, Prosciutto Ravioli and refreshing Bellini cocktails.Read More

11:00 AM

Today Giada's recreating the most innovative Italian-American dishes she has sampled on her culinary tours across the country. Featuring the simple recipes with bold flavors of fettucine with a Cinnamon-Pancetta Carbonara; Arugula Salad dolloped with Fried Gorgonzola Cheese; Amaretto Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches; Amaretto Ice Cream Floats.Read More

11:30 AM

A one pot meal may mean fewer dishes, but the real treat is to spend the day with the comforting aromas of a home-cooked meal bubbling on the stove or baking in the oven. Today, Giada's making her favorite one-pot meals: Italian Cheese Fondue, Lentil Soup and Baked Tortellini oozing with melted cheese.Read More

12:00 PM

Giada's inviting friends over for a late morning meal: they'll flip over her savory Mini Frittatas and will absolutely devour her sweet Hazelnut Cinnamon Rolls. But it's the Spiked Iced Cappuccino that'll really kick-start the day.Read More

12:30 PM

Today, Giada's taking chocolate from simple to sublime with some of her personal favorites. An Italian Hot Fudge Sundae, baked Ricotta and Chocolate-Hazelnut Calzones, a Dark Chocolate Cream treat that's out of this world and deep fried Chocolate-Hazelnut Ravioli for the kid in all of us.Read More

1:00 PM

Today it's all about great Italian food that won't weigh you down. Giada's preparing flavorful dishes like garlic chicken with a citrus zing, a super light and healthy spinach sauce to mix into pasta, and a fruity but tart icy drink that will cleanse the palate.Read More

1:30 PM

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

Giada brings some appetizers and finger foods to a friend's poolside cocktail party.Read More

3:00 PM

Give in to your chocolate cravings at these hotspots that make everything you could ever desire in chocolate! From gourmet confections like chocolate fleur de sel toffee, nostalgic baked treats like whoopie pies, outrageous hand formed chocolate salamis, and chocolate sea salt crostatas. These handmade chocolate treats will tantalize your tastebuds. Read More

 
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3:30 PM

These unique eateries churn out some of the best street foods on the planet. Enjoy authentic Thai dishes in Portland. Feast on succulent chicken and porchetta from a rolling rotisserie truck in San Francisco. Bite into coconut jam sandwiches in Los Angeles and grab a Belgian waffle to go in Portland. Read More

 
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4:00 PM

Farm to table dining has certainly swept the nation, but these locations take the idea of farm to table to the extreme. At Blue Hill at Stone Barns, they take farming to a scientific and educational level, and then turn the fruits of their labor into fine dining. At Dinners at the Farm, you dine under the stars on the very farm where the ingredients were picked moments ago. And at Ubuntu, where the plates are like works of art, even meat eaters eat their vegetables...and love it.Read More

 
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4:30 PM

Everything is better with cheese, and these restaurants will show you why. Take a tour of a cheese cave and enjoy a world-renowned fondue and cheesecake in New York. Find out how many cheeses can fit into one macaroni and cheese dish in Connecticut. And enjoy some of the most unique and sought-after grilled cheese sandwiches in San Francisco.Read More

5:00 PM

Check out creativity at its best at these eateries where it's not just about the food, but also the unique drinks. A java boutique where coffee drinks come in the most unique flavors; A brew pub where the beer menu reads like a book and the ales are used in the dishes too; to Mexican eatery shaking up margaritas and mezcals in unusual combinations, and a prohibition style gin joint where even the ice is carefully crafted. Read More

5:30 PM

Small plates with big flavors are the attraction at these restaurants. Enjoy unique tapas in one of Boston's hottest hangouts, Peruvian seafood specialties by the bay in San Francisco, Mediterranean small bites in Los Angeles and Southern twists on American comfort food in Charleston, South Carolina.Read More

6:00 PM

Roger Mooking takes a trip to Charleston, S.C., to visit the Big Red Rig, a bright red, double-decker, thirty-foot trailer tricked out with two massive smokers cooking traditional pulled pork, ribs and chicken for barbecue competitions across the country. Then, Bone-in Artisan BBQ in Columbia, S.C., is a hugely popular food truck pushing the limits on taste and technique, as well as the definition of South Carolina-style barbecue.Read More

 
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6:30 PM

The fires glow bright in the Carolinas. Roger Mooking visits Skylight Inn, a family-run restaurant in North Carolina that's been serving whole hog-style barbecue for 65 years. In South Carolina, five friends create an extravagant two-day, meat-filled feast called "Bovinova, Barn Yard Burn." Six hundred hungry barbecue lovers come for the surf and turf paella, roasted chickens, roasted lamb, pigs and the main attraction, a whole roasted cow!Read More

 
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7:00 PM

Everyone loves sitting in front of a fireplace, but Roger Mooking loves cooking in one: He visits two places in New England that host delicious fireplace feasts. During the winter months, family-run restaurant Salem Cross Inn in West Brookfield, Mass., roasts racks of ribs in front of a scorching indoor fireplace. At Foster's Clambake in York, Maine, a classic New England clambake of lobsters, mussels, clams, corn and potatoes is steamed to perfection in a massive outdoor fireplace.Read More

 
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7:30 PM

Roger Mooking is in Puerto Rico where the weather is hot, the view is smoking and the food is a fuego! It's his first time visiting Puerto Rico and he's inviting friends along for the ride. Roger begins the eating adventure with fellow Canadian, Chef Chuck Hughes. They'll fill up on pork at La Estacion, a former gas station-turned-barbecue restaurant that's located in Fajardo. Owner and Chef Kevin Roth transformed a truck into a smoker and grill and that's the main star of his outdoor kitchen. Roger and Chuck help build and light a fire, and rub down a whole pig with spices to make lechon, a Puerto Rican specialty. Roger heads over to the other side of the island and meets local chef Tino Feliciano. Tino takes Roger to a popular roadside eatery Rancho Carbon Express. Chickens are stuffed with sofrito, rubbed with adobo and then cooked on rotisseries.Read More

8:00 PM

Roger Mooking's first visit to the 50th state promises big fires and big feasts. Right off of Nimitz Highway in Honolulu is family-run restaurant Koala Moa, famous for whole chickens roasted over fire. Roger and owner Chris Shimabukuro burn wood pallets and unopened bags of charcoal in a thirty-five foot rotisserie trailer and cook up over 100 seasoned chickens. At Ma'O Organic Farms in Wai-anae, Roger meets local chef Bob McGee who roasts half a cow over a custom-built metal grill.Read More

8:30 PM

Roger Mooking is going coast to coast for his cookouts, starting with Seattle chef Renee Erickson, who celebrates summer by smoking meats and seafood in wine barrels that have been transformed into smokers. Fresh lamb, Pacific oysters, spot prawns and Dungeness crabs are quickly cooked in these unique wine barrel smokers for a summertime feast at a beautiful farm just outside the city. In New England, nothing screams summer more than a traditional seafood boil prepared right on the beach. Roger visits Island Creek Oysters in Duxbury, Mass., and digs for the tastiest oysters and clams from the beach and builds the perfect pit for a delicious outdoor seafood boil.Read More

 
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9:00 PM

Roger Mooking visits two chefs in Texas who created the craziest cooking contraptions and prove that everything's bigger in Texas. Chef Johnny Hernandez designed a massive grill for his restaurant El Machito in San Antonio and it takes fire and food to the extreme. Roger and Johnny skewer every meat imaginable -- chickens, pork and beef sausages, racks of ribs and whole goats. Roger then heads to Vintage Heart Farm in Stockdale to meet Chef John Russ who designed a 7-foot tree made out of stainless steel that can roast food over a wood fire. Roger and John fill the tree with quails and sausages for an outdoor feast.Read More

 
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9:30 PM

Roger Mooking is in Southern California for two unbelievable backyard blowouts. Roger meets Chef Ben Ford in Tarzana for a unique California-style clambake, using an old wine barrel as the cooking vessel for clams, mussels, Dungeness crabs, artichokes, corn, potatoes and onions. In Chula Vista, Roger meets Francisco "Paco" Perez for traditional Mexican barbacoa which is whole lamb cooked in the ground, low and slow. Together they preheat an underground brick pit with a wood fire, and then season the lamb with a bright red chili marinade before covering it with dried avocado and fresh maguey leaves and cooking it in the pit overnight.Read More

10:00 PM

Amidst the booming economy of St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, its food scene has gone crazy. But, is its day of reckoning at hand? Giles Coren travels to what he describes as "a rock in the middle of the Atlantic ocean" to determine whether the restaurants are anywhere close to being the real deal. Can he ever be convinced that Newfoundland is NOT the end of the known world?Read More

10:30 PM

Giles Coren secretly wants to live the life of a Southern gentleman, but, the mint juleps will have to wait. His million dollar mission in Charleston, South Carolina, is to see if the city can live up to its much-hyped reputation as one of the most exciting places to eat in North America.Read More

11:00 PM

Join host Alton Brown as he considers one of the oldest and most versatile players in the pantry, the lentil. Whether it's soup, salad, or baked goods, the lentil has more to offer than fiber, minerals, and a steak's worth of protein, a basic nutrient which AB makes a thorough investigation of while the lentil cookies are cooling ... yes we said lentil cookies.Read More

11:30 PM

That culinary chameleon the soy bean turns up as edamame when host Alton Brown takes it from the sushi bar and into the kitchen. Read More

12:00 AM

Roger Mooking's first visit to the 50th state promises big fires and big feasts. Right off of Nimitz Highway in Honolulu is family-run restaurant Koala Moa, famous for whole chickens roasted over fire. Roger and owner Chris Shimabukuro burn wood pallets and unopened bags of charcoal in a thirty-five foot rotisserie trailer and cook up over 100 seasoned chickens. At Ma'O Organic Farms in Wai-anae, Roger meets local chef Bob McGee who roasts half a cow over a custom-built metal grill.Read More

12:30 AM

Roger Mooking is going coast to coast for his cookouts, starting with Seattle chef Renee Erickson, who celebrates summer by smoking meats and seafood in wine barrels that have been transformed into smokers. Fresh lamb, Pacific oysters, spot prawns and Dungeness crabs are quickly cooked in these unique wine barrel smokers for a summertime feast at a beautiful farm just outside the city. In New England, nothing screams summer more than a traditional seafood boil prepared right on the beach. Roger visits Island Creek Oysters in Duxbury, Mass., and digs for the tastiest oysters and clams from the beach and builds the perfect pit for a delicious outdoor seafood boil.Read More

 
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1:00 AM

Roger Mooking visits two chefs in Texas who created the craziest cooking contraptions and prove that everything's bigger in Texas. Chef Johnny Hernandez designed a massive grill for his restaurant El Machito in San Antonio and it takes fire and food to the extreme. Roger and Johnny skewer every meat imaginable -- chickens, pork and beef sausages, racks of ribs and whole goats. Roger then heads to Vintage Heart Farm in Stockdale to meet Chef John Russ who designed a 7-foot tree made out of stainless steel that can roast food over a wood fire. Roger and John fill the tree with quails and sausages for an outdoor feast.Read More

 
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1:30 AM

Roger Mooking is in Southern California for two unbelievable backyard blowouts. Roger meets Chef Ben Ford in Tarzana for a unique California-style clambake, using an old wine barrel as the cooking vessel for clams, mussels, Dungeness crabs, artichokes, corn, potatoes and onions. In Chula Vista, Roger meets Francisco "Paco" Perez for traditional Mexican barbacoa which is whole lamb cooked in the ground, low and slow. Together they preheat an underground brick pit with a wood fire, and then season the lamb with a bright red chili marinade before covering it with dried avocado and fresh maguey leaves and cooking it in the pit overnight.Read More

2:00 AM

Amidst the booming economy of St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, its food scene has gone crazy. But, is its day of reckoning at hand? Giles Coren travels to what he describes as "a rock in the middle of the Atlantic ocean" to determine whether the restaurants are anywhere close to being the real deal. Can he ever be convinced that Newfoundland is NOT the end of the known world?Read More

2:30 AM

Giles Coren secretly wants to live the life of a Southern gentleman, but, the mint juleps will have to wait. His million dollar mission in Charleston, South Carolina, is to see if the city can live up to its much-hyped reputation as one of the most exciting places to eat in North America.Read More

3:00 AM

Join host Alton Brown as he considers one of the oldest and most versatile players in the pantry, the lentil. Whether it's soup, salad, or baked goods, the lentil has more to offer than fiber, minerals, and a steak's worth of protein, a basic nutrient which AB makes a thorough investigation of while the lentil cookies are cooling ... yes we said lentil cookies.Read More

3:30 AM

That culinary chameleon the soy bean turns up as edamame when host Alton Brown takes it from the sushi bar and into the kitchen. Read More