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Season 2, Episode 3

Cheesy

The ultimate soup and sandwich, a burger that defies gravity, better-than-grandma's lasagna and a souffle the French would envy. Find out why these dishes and more have Giada, Ina, Alex, and Sunny smiling and saying "cheeeeese."

Saturday
Feb 18
1am | 12c
Season 2, Episode 4

Salty Goodness

Whether it's a cured country ham, a decadent chocolate-caramel brownie, or luxurious caviar, they all have one thing in common ... salt! Food Network stars including Alton, Tyler, Michael Symon and The Neelys reveal eight dishes they guarantee are definitely worth their salt!

Tuesday
May 2
5pm | 4c
Season 5, Episode 6

Street Food

Gone are the days of the roach coach! These food trucks and roadside stands have Tyler Florence, Sunny Anderson and Gail Simmons heading for the streets, to savor a Waffle of Massive Deliciousness, an ice cream called the Salty Pimp, buttery snails on a stick and more! Find out who's behind the wheel and delivering the fastest, fresh treats to your favorite food personalities.

Monday
May 15
12am | 11c
Season 1, Episode 4

Sugar Rush

Giada DeLaurentiis, Duff, and Sandra Lee reveal what satiates their sweet tooth. From S'mores to a hand-made chocolate crunch bar covered in bacon, these best ever desserts are sure to give you a sugar rush!

Saturday
May 27
9pm | 8c
Season 1, Episode 5

Pizza

Duff Goldman, Ted Allen, and Tyler Florence offer their personal take on where to find the best pizza -- from Seattle to Chicago, NY to LA, deep dish to thin crust.

Monday
Jun 12
12:30am | 11:30c
Season 4, Episode 14

Reinvented Classics

Imagine a dish that tastes like Eggs Benedict but doesn't look anything like it, or fish tacos turned inside out! Or how about a creamy cheesecake that comes on a tree? In this episode Giada, Tyler Florence, Robert Irvine, Ted Allen and others reveal their favorite classic dishes that have been reinvented into something extraordinary.

Sunday
Aug 20
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 2, Episode 10

Guilty Pleasures

It's so bad it's good! With dishes like a mountainous 24-layer chocolate cake, and a succulent steak stuffed with golden fried oysters, or a pile of crispy duck fat fries smothered in cheese and gravy, it's no surprise Food Network stars including Michael Symon, Sunny Anderson and Claire Robinson are torn between guilt ... and pleasure.

Monday
Aug 28
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 3, Episode 8

Hidden Treasures

Tyler Florence, Sunny Anderson, Ted Allen and others reveal secret favorite dishes that are, literally, off the charts! From an-off-the-beaten-path Hawaiian pork dish to an "in-the-know" supersized slice of Sizzling Bacon. These hidden treasures may not be pirate's booty but they're definitely worth their "wait" in gold!

Monday
Sep 18
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 5, Episode 13

Childhood Favorites

Michael Symon, Bobby Flay, Gail Simmons and others take a step back in time to recall the dishes they loved as a kid. Handmade pasta, Frito Pie, Cotton Candy and Pizza might be their childhood favorites, but they're just as good today -- maybe even better!

Tuesday
Oct 24
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 7, Episode 4

Dallas

We're in Dallas to show you 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 Café Pacific to the classic fruitcake at Collins bakery. It's time to dig in to Dallas!

Sunday
Oct 29
12pm | 11c
Season 5, Episode 11

Finger Food

Alton Brown, Gail Simmons, Alex Guarnaschelli and others are throwin' down the cutlery and reaching for their best ever finger foods -- from roasted toasted ravioli and crispy fried pickles to sacrilegious but oh so delicious bacon wrapped Matzo Balls!

Monday
Nov 6
1am | 12c
Season 3, Episode 8

Hidden Treasures

Tyler Florence, Sunny Anderson, Ted Allen and others reveal secret favorite dishes that are, literally, off the charts! From an-off-the-beaten-path Hawaiian pork dish to an "in-the-know" supersized slice of Sizzling Bacon. These hidden treasures may not be pirate's booty but they're definitely worth their "wait" in gold!

Thursday
Dec 7
4pm | 3c
Season 2, Episode 7

Chocolate

Whether it's melting in a souffle, wrapped around creme brulee, poured over chicken or baked into a cookie that defies all chocolate logic -- this is definitely chocolate at its best! Food Network stars including Alton, Duff, Tyler Florence and Claire Robinson unwrap their favorite chocolate delights.

Monday
Dec 11
9pm | 8c
Season 8, Episode 1

Worth the Wait

Some things in life are worth standing in line for, and we're sharing the foods we think are worth the wait. Alton Brown talks up his favorite beef Wellington, while Jamika Pessoa melts over buttery biscuits. Chef Beau MacMillan says there's nothing worth waiting for more than Tratto's pasta in Phoenix, and Duff Goldman is okay with waiting in line for hours at this special hot chicken joint.

Sunday
Dec 17
9pm | 8c
Season 6, Episode 7

Season's Eatings

Bobby Flay, Alex Guarnaschelli, Curtis Stone and Michael Symon are just a few of your favorite food personalities unwrapping their most beloved holiday treats! Whether it's a box of Coconut Gold Bars or a traditional fruit cake, Rose Petal Petit Fours or a monthly gift of bacon, these and more are sure to be the highlight of your Season's Eatings!

Sunday
Dec 17
9:30pm | 8:30c
Season 8, Episode 1

Worth the Wait

Some things in life are worth standing in line for, and we're sharing the foods we think are worth the wait. Alton Brown talks up his favorite beef Wellington, while Jamika Pessoa melts over buttery biscuits. Chef Beau MacMillan says there's nothing worth waiting for more than Tratto's pasta in Phoenix, and Duff Goldman is okay with waiting in line for hours at this special hot chicken joint.

Monday
Dec 18
1am | 12c
Season 6, Episode 7

Season's Eatings

Bobby Flay, Alex Guarnaschelli, Curtis Stone and Michael Symon are just a few of your favorite food personalities unwrapping their most beloved holiday treats! Whether it's a box of Coconut Gold Bars or a traditional fruit cake, Rose Petal Petit Fours or a monthly gift of bacon, these and more are sure to be the highlight of your Season's Eatings!

Monday
Dec 18
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 7, Episode 9

NOLA

We're headed to New Orleans for some seriously delicious, world-renown food. From Po' Boys at Johnny's to Drago's amazing oysters, the Big Easy charms us with its distinct culinary style. It's not a trip to NOLA without having a Muffaletta at Domilises. The gumbo at Dooky Chase's is not to be missed, but the best way to start the day is with the namesake pastries from local favorite, Café Beignet.

Monday
Dec 18
6pm | 5c
Season 1, Episode 0

Personal Favorites

For years, they've shared their cooking secrets. Now eight popular Food Network personalities open up about what's on their plates when they're not the ones behind the stove. In this half-hour special, they'll reveal their favorite foods, tell us where they go to get them, and explain why each qualifies as THE BEST THING I EVER ATE.

Monday
Dec 18
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 6, Episode 1

All American

Guy Fieri, Michael Symon, Alton Brown and Bobby Flay are just a few of the star spangled chefs wavin' a flag for their favorite All American dish. We're talkin' sauced-up BBQ Fried Chicken, a Hot Dog with 50 topping choices, an Apple Pie smothered in salted caramel, and a sandwich so gloriously over-the-top it can only be American!

Monday
Dec 18
7pm | 6c
Season 6, Episode 3

Messy

A burger smothered in slaw, a lasagna sandwich, bread oozing with sweet decadent chocolate ... these are just a few of the dishes Andrew Zimmern, Duff, Alton Brown and others say are delicious, gooey, sloppy and best of all ... messy!

Monday
Dec 18
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 8, Episode 2

Feats of Meat

Who doesn't love a juicy hunk of meat? Our favorite carnivores are sharing the most mouth-watering meat dishes they've ever eaten. Chef and butcher Justin Brunson shares where gets his favorite meatballs, while Monti Carlo digs into her heritage and discovers the best chicharron in Los Angeles. Chef Bobby Flay doesn't joke around when it comes to meat, so he reveals the steak he says is the best around.

Monday
Dec 18
8pm | 7c
Season 2, Episode 5

Meat-Fest

Get ready to unleash your inner carnivore as Food Network stars including Duff, Michael Symon, Ted Allen and Cat Cora bring on the meat! Leg of beast, roast suckling pig, lamb shank, even a tri-tip sandwich ... it's meat that can't be beat!

Monday
Dec 18
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 6

Snack Attack

It's just past lunch and not quite dinner ... hmmmm, must be time for a snack! From pickles to tacos, nachos to nuts, we reveal the snackalicious snacks craved by Giada, Ted Allen, Alex Guarnaschelli, Curtis Stone and more! These bite sized treats are perfect to kick-start the Super Bowl and satisfy any SNACK ATTACK.

Monday
Dec 18
9pm | 8c
Season 2, Episode 10

Guilty Pleasures

It's so bad it's good! With dishes like a mountainous 24-layer chocolate cake, and a succulent steak stuffed with golden fried oysters, or a pile of crispy duck fat fries smothered in cheese and gravy, it's no surprise Food Network stars including Michael Symon, Sunny Anderson and Claire Robinson are torn between guilt ... and pleasure.

Monday
Dec 18
9:30pm | 8:30c
Season 8, Episode 2

Feats of Meat

Who doesn't love a juicy hunk of meat? Our favorite carnivores are sharing the most mouth-watering meat dishes they've ever eaten. Chef and butcher Justin Brunson shares where gets his favorite meatballs, while Monti Carlo digs into her heritage and discovers the best chicharron in Los Angeles. Chef Bobby Flay doesn't joke around when it comes to meat, so he reveals the steak he says is the best around.

Tuesday
Dec 19
12am | 11c