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Tuesday, Aug 1

7:00
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Episode 101

Lorraine Pascale is a brand new talent in the kitchen and she's shaking up baking in this first episode of her new series, Simply Baking. The show kicks off with a feat of baking engineering, Parmesan and poppy seed lollipops that are actually one of the simplest and fastest things you can bake. Then it's time for some insider know how as Lorraine goes through her baker's dozen of essentials kit. Then back to the kitchen for Soda Bread - no kneading, no rising, no effort - fresh bread doesn't get easier than this. Even classic French patisserie gets the easy treatment. Lorraine's Blueberry and Lemon Millefeuille are totally divine and full of incredible shortcuts. She's sharing her basic recipe for shortcrust pastry, which makes a fantastic case for a stunning Fig, Cream Cheese and Mint Tart. If you want to impress with baking, look no further than the "I Can't Believe You Made That!" Cake, It's chocolaty, stunning to look at, heavenly to eat and of course, so easy.

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7:30
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Episode 102

Lorraine Pascale is back in the kitchen and this time it's all about speed baking. First up two super fast canapes, Totally Lazy Mini Sausage Rolls and sun-dried Tomato and Rosemary Palmiers, and here's the secret: they're both made with shop-bought puff pastry with absolutely no guilt. Lorraine's confessing to a life-long love affair with brownies and whipping up a quick time version, Cookies and Cream Fudge Brownies. Then it's off to Paris for inspiration. Even French-style patisserie can be made fast; Skinny Tarts are glamorous, easy on the waistline and easy on the clock. And finally it's delicious Camembert and Roasted Garlic. When it's speed you need, baking is definitely the way to go.

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8:00
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Episode 103

It's time to bring baking up to date as Lorraine Pascale takes on the classics. Baked pasta gets the Lorraine treatment; Glam Mac and Cheese is the perfect combination of oven comfort and pure indulgence. And she's got an easy recipe for a true modern classic, Focaccia. Finally, Spiced Blackberry, Pear and Apple Pavlova is Lorraine's modern take on that all time favorite dessert.

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8:30
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Episode 104

Want stress-free and easy ideas for entertaining? Lorraine's got the answer. Take her Whiskey and Chilli Tiger Prawns; they're baked in the oven and ready in less than 30 minutes. A dinner party favourite gets the easy treatment, creamy Mascarpone and Ginger Creme Brulee is delicious and deeply satisfying. Lorraine's got the makings of a very chilled evening with Big Fat Salt and Pepper Breadsticks - perfect with tasty dips and a glass of wine. And a basic recipe for fabulous shortbread, great for sharing - or not! Time for a real savoury showstopper, Sticky Glazed Asian Ham always goes down a storm. So sit back and let the oven do the work - who said entertaining wasn't easy?

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9:00
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Episode 105

If you want to impress with baking, Lorraine's got it covered. First a beautiful Tomato and Basil Tarte Tatin that is both simple and stunning. Classic French bread gets a Spanish make over with chorizo and thyme fougasse. Lorraine's unlocking the secrets to an amazing three-tier red velvet cake. It may sound scary, but with Lorraine's professional know-how it really is baking made easy.

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9:30
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Episode 106

When you have the time, why not indulge in a little leisurely baking? Especially when Lorraine has recipes to relax over. First Pumpkin and Rosemary Muffins which are good for breakfast, lunch, or any time at all. Macaroons may look unbelievably difficult to make, but really, they're just posh meringues, and Lorraine has a recipe to make them with ease. There's no denying it's quicker to order a pizza than to make one, but when you've got a bit of time, why not give it a go? Lorraine shares her fantastic recipe for basic pizza dough, and then incredible ideas to make your topping extra special: prosciutto, fig and mozzarella. Now that's got to be better than a take away.

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10:00
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Episode 107

Imagination roams free at these amazing dining spots where food and fantasy meet. A pioneer chef in molecular gastronomy pushes the boundaries between food, science and art at WD-50, while culinary innovator Jose Andres offers up a collection of magical dining experiences entwined in an artistic Spanish-inspired setting at The Bazaar. Plus, get an inside glimpse at an exclusive Hollywood speakeasy serving tea-inspired tastings to LA's most elite eaters.

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10:30
AM
Episode 408

These are eateries that have quickly become famous food destinations. From Ogunquit, Maine, and Cleveland to Baltimore and San Francisco, these restaurants showcase unique and pioneering dishes that turn first-time customers into long-time fans.

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11:00
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Episode 309

We're featuring neighborhood gems that have become restaurant legends with a cult following. At Willie Mae's Scotch House in New Orleans, they make "America's Best Fried Chicken, " while Chuck Hughes wows his customers with his seafood troughs and lobster poutines at Garde Manger in Old Montreal. Stop by Hominy Grill in South Carolina for the best low country classics morning, noon and night and join the Austin, Texas, locals at Olivia Restaurant for its weekend brunch.

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11:30
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Episode 606

The lunch hour just got a little longer because the dishes at these restaurants are meant to be savored. Perla in New York City's West Village serves rich Italian sandwiches and delicious pizzas. It's all about the unique "baco" sandwich served daily at Baco Mercat in downtown Los Angeles. At Local Three Kitchen and Bar, diners order fast food classics without the guilt because only fresh, top-quality ingredients are used. Merchants Restaurant in downtown Nashville is a quiet retreat from bustling Broadway and serves elegant Southern food.

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12:00
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Episode 402

Forget the traditional hamburger, these meals between with bun are truly unique. Get a taste of gourmet hotdogs and sausages made from almost anything you can imagine, sandwiches with the most unusually tasty combinations, biscuits stuffed with ooey goodness and that all-time favorite, the burger.

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12:30
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Episode 303

We're checking out some of the most unique delis in the country. Deli by day, intimate restaurant at night, Torrisi Italian Specialities in New York's Little Italy neighborhood is celebrating Italian-American food but peppered with many modern and delicious twists. Joan's on Third is the go-to gourmet deli in Los Angeles where you can rub elbows with celebrities while devouring a grilled cheese short rib sandwich. The humble hot dog gets a culinary upgrade at Neal's Deli in North Carolina, and for Jewish delicatessen classics just like bubby used to make, step into Eleven City Diner in Chicago.

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1:00
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Episode 505

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.

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1:30
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Episode 201

Bobby Flay whips up a brunch inspired by some of the best New York delis. He puts together a platter of classic favorites with his own flavorful spin on things like: Tequila Cured Salmon; a Homemade White Fish Salad; Herbed Goat Cheese along with Roasted Jalapeno-Cilantro Cream Cheese to accompany fresh toasted bagels. Bobby also makes some killer Potato Pancakes with Chunky Granny Smith Apple Sauce and Cinnamon Creme Fraiche. And as if that wasn't enough, he makes a fresh Smoothie with Carrot Juice and Mangoes.

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2:00
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Episode 307

Bobby Flay's making a spread of continental favorites for this brunch menu. He's baking up all-American favorites like Shoo-Fly Muffins, Banana Bread With Vanilla Bean-Pecan Butter and Fruit Filled Mini Toaster Pastries! And for an added bit of fun, he's creating a one-of-a-kind Bellini Bar that is sure to impress any brunch guest.

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2:30
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Episode 501

Chef Bobby Flay dresses up classic diner dishes like Chocolate Hazelnut S'more French Toast, Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal with a Cinnamon Crisp and an anything-goes style Pasta Scramble With Breakfast Sausage, Eggs, Kale and Tomatoes. It's comfort food from the comfort of home!

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3:00
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Episode 401

Roger Mooking's favorite way to devour smoked pork shoulder is in a sandwich. In Grand Rapids, Roger visits the Pit Stop, a barbecue take-out famous for their unconventional yet scrumptious sandwich featuring pork chili, pulled pork, cilantro cream and barbecue sauce wrapped up in a flour tortilla and then cooked on a griddle until golden brown and crispy. For a classic Southern-style pork sandwich, Roger visits Top Hat Barbecue in Blount Springs, Ala. This barbecue institution has been serving their best-selling sandwich the same exact way for almost 50 years. The smoked pork is chopped, dressed with a little barbecue sauce and then piled in a bun.

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3:30
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Episode 402

The American barbecue belt in the South stretches from the Carolinas to Texas, and today Roger Mooking heads to the heart of it, Alabama. Roger meets award-winning pit master Chris Lilly at Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q in Decatur, a family-run restaurant serving Alabama-style 'cue for four generations, and Roger's there for the legendary smoked chicken that's dunked in a unique and utterly delicious white sauce. In the coastal town of Mobile, Roger meets Alabama native Bill Armbrecht, owner of The Brick Pit. Locals and visitors from across the country stop in for the chicken and ribs, but the thing everyone talks about is the pulled pork which cooks for almost 30 hours in a smoker called "The Big Red."

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4:00
PM
Episode 403

Roger Mooking's in South Carolina for two spectacular low country cookouts. In the seaside town of Beaufort, Roger meets Jim Gibson, who has been doing pig pickin's for family and friends for the last 40 years. Roger and Jim build the outdoor pit, smoke a whole pig and then chop and serve it with the traditional side of hash and rice. Just 20 minutes south of downtown Charleston is a 14-acre peninsula called Bowen's Island and the only thing on it is a restaurant that specializes in low country cooking. Roger meets Robert Barber, owner of the restaurant and the island, and together they build an impressive fire to cook a massive pile of local cluster oysters.

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4:30
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Episode 404

Roger Mooking is loading up on the best brisket, pork steaks and sausages that Texas has to offer. Ronnie's BBQ in Johnson City attracts locals and barbecue aficionados. Roger helps pit master Ronnie Weiershausen smoke brisket, pork steaks and sausages. Ronnie's wife Cindy teaches Roger how they combine all three meats for a one-of-a-kind breakfast treat. At the Pecan Lodge restaurant in Dallas, dynamic duo Justin and Diane Fourton smoke some of the best barbecue in town. Roger and Justin fire up the smokers and cook brisket and pork shoulders that are seasoned with a sensational spice rub. Back at the restaurant, Roger and Diane assemble a popular sandwich packed with brisket, pulled pork, sausages and then topped with coleslaw, jalapenos and barbecue sauce.

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5:00
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Episode 405

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.

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5:30
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Episode 406

Roger Mooking's on the hunt for lip-smacking barbecue ribs. In Hattiesburg, Miss., Leatha's Bar-b-cue Inn seasons their pork and beef ribs with a mysterious marinade, cooks them in an unusual upright smoker, and finishes them with a top secret barbecue sauce. Roger learns how to make these Southern-style ribs from Brian Jackson, a third generation pit master. And at Hometown Bar-B-Que in New York, Brooklyn native Billy Durney gives his ribs an ethnic spin. The Jerk Baby Back Ribs are seasoned with the earthy, spicy flavors of Jamaica, while the Sticky Korean ribs are glossed with a sweet and savory Asian glaze, and then topped with cashews and scallions.

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6:00
PM
Episode 106

Smokers and grills come in all shapes and sizes, but Roger Mooking found two extreme examples. In Grain Valley, Miss., mechanic Bill Rousseau transformed a retired Cessna airplane into a smoker and transports this impressive rig to a local airport and smokes pork butts and ribs and serves them with grilled chicken for guests, including skydivers who "drop in." In Ridgecrest, Calif., Ed McBride Sr. and Ed McBride Jr. weld salvaged metal into pieces of art, including dragons that are working barbecues. They cook up juicy rib eye roasts in the belly of this metal beast.

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6:30
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Episode 107

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.

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7:00
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Episode 606H

Roger Mooking follows the smoke signals to two Texas restaurants. At Bin Tapas Bar in San Antonio, Roger and Chef Jason Dady cook a giant pan of paella flavored with Thai ingredients and cooked over a wood burning fire. In keeping with the Asian theme, Roger and Jason grill up chicken and eggplant marinated in lemongrass, ginger, Thai chilis and fresh herbs. Then Roger heads to Banger's Sausage House and Beer Garden in Austin, which has about 30 sausages on the menu and over 100 beers on tap. Locals crowd the beer garden when the restaurant does their monster feast, Smoke Out Saturday. Chef Ted Prater shows Roger how he roasts a Texas-sized goat in a Cajun microwave and makes vegetable skewers and antelope merguez sausages to complete the Mediterranean menu.

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7:30
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Episode 201

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.

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8:00
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Episode 202

Hawaii island Oahu is known as the "gathering place," and Roger Mooking is invited to two community gatherings abundant with local foods. On the east side of the island, local chef Mark "Gooch" Noguchi teaches Roger how to prepare a traditional Hawaiian imu. At the farmer's market located at Kapiolani Community College, Roger meets Scott Shibuya who smokes meats with guava and kiawe woods, in a smoker he built out of an Air Force cargo container, an airplane food cart and a computer fan.

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8:30
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Episode 203

Charleston, S.C., is one of America's top dining destinations, but for traditional whole hog barbecue and low-country oyster roasts, Roger Mooking leaves the city and heads into the country. In, Hemingway, Roger meets pit master Rodney Scott at Scott's Bar-B-Q, whose smoke-filled pit room can cook up to fourteen hogs. Then in fishing town McClellanville, Roger meets Oliver Thames who invented a unique oyster roaster, where local cluster oysters are piled over a metal sheet positioned over a firebox and blankets of wet burlap rest on top to help the oysters steam open.

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9:00
PM
Episode 610H

Roger Mooking meets up with two mastermind chefs who show off their radical rigs on opposite ends of the country. In Great Barrington, Mass. Roger puts the pedal to the metal on Jeremy Stanton's "Rotisserie Bike," a genius stationary bike that can turn up to 12 spits at once with nothing more than the force of two hamstrings. After prepping a whole hog, an 80 pound beef leg, and a basket of onions, Roger and Jeremy burn some calories while they take turns to keep the meat turning over three open fires. Then, Roger races off to San Francisco where he and Chef Sophina Uong of Mestiza Taqueria cook up a Filipino-Mexican feast on her lean mean chicken machine. Over 30 chickens are loaded onto bamboo sticks and leaned over an open fire.

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9:30
PM
Episode 608H

In his search for impressive fiery feasts, Roger Mooking finds two meaty marvels. In Palatine, IL, heavy metal couple Greg and Kristina Gaardbo run Rockin Rodizio, a catering company that specializes in Brazilian-style Barbecue that cooks hot and fast. They have three massive rotisseries that are loaded with snappy sausages, succulent pastrami pork ribs, tomahawk steaks, and even cinnamon rolls topped with whiskey icing. Next Roger heads to Brooklyn, where Pit Master Tyson Ho brings traditional North Carolina-style whole hog barbecue to the Big Apple. Tyson and Roger roast up a whole hog and serve it with two scrumptious waffles, one made with sweet potatoes and made entirely out of mac and cheese!

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10:00
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Episode 201

Brooklyn pitmaster Shannon Ambrosio is heading to Memphis to challenge local barbecue favorite, Jessie B's, to a Southern-style barbecue showdown! Since Jessie and Shannon both have boxing backgrounds, this brawl is going to be all about a boxing staple, steak and eggs. Shannon may be the barbecue king up north, but he's going to need to find some inspiration from the local flavors to reign triumphant.

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10:30
PM
Episode 204

Brooklyn pitmaster Shannon Ambrosio is heading to Kansas City, Mo. to challenge local pitmasters Brandon and Cordell Simpson of Jazzy B's. Missouri is all about their beef, so this is going to be a beef brawl, but with beer for an added twist! Will putting his Brooklyn spin on traditional southern barbecue be enough to make him the reigning champ in Kansas City?

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11:00
PM
Episode 1112

A little ghostly inspiration is all Alton Brown needs to turn a handful of peanuts into some seriously good eats. He makes Boiled Peanuts, Roasted Peanuts, Peanut Butter Pie, Boiled Peanut Soup and Homemade Peanut Butter.

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11:30
PM
Episode 0901

Alton Brown takes a loving look at an ancient food for the new millennium: Beef Jerky. How to shop for it, make it with a window fan, and then cook with it as an ingredient in Jerky Tomato Sauce.

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12:00
AM
Episode 202

Hawaii island Oahu is known as the "gathering place," and Roger Mooking is invited to two community gatherings abundant with local foods. On the east side of the island, local chef Mark "Gooch" Noguchi teaches Roger how to prepare a traditional Hawaiian imu. At the farmer's market located at Kapiolani Community College, Roger meets Scott Shibuya who smokes meats with guava and kiawe woods, in a smoker he built out of an Air Force cargo container, an airplane food cart and a computer fan.

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12:30
AM
Episode 203

Charleston, S.C., is one of America's top dining destinations, but for traditional whole hog barbecue and low-country oyster roasts, Roger Mooking leaves the city and heads into the country. In, Hemingway, Roger meets pit master Rodney Scott at Scott's Bar-B-Q, whose smoke-filled pit room can cook up to fourteen hogs. Then in fishing town McClellanville, Roger meets Oliver Thames who invented a unique oyster roaster, where local cluster oysters are piled over a metal sheet positioned over a firebox and blankets of wet burlap rest on top to help the oysters steam open.

More About This Episode
1:00
AM
Episode 610H

Roger Mooking meets up with two mastermind chefs who show off their radical rigs on opposite ends of the country. In Great Barrington, Mass. Roger puts the pedal to the metal on Jeremy Stanton's "Rotisserie Bike," a genius stationary bike that can turn up to 12 spits at once with nothing more than the force of two hamstrings. After prepping a whole hog, an 80 pound beef leg, and a basket of onions, Roger and Jeremy burn some calories while they take turns to keep the meat turning over three open fires. Then, Roger races off to San Francisco where he and Chef Sophina Uong of Mestiza Taqueria cook up a Filipino-Mexican feast on her lean mean chicken machine. Over 30 chickens are loaded onto bamboo sticks and leaned over an open fire.

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1:30
AM
Episode 608H

In his search for impressive fiery feasts, Roger Mooking finds two meaty marvels. In Palatine, IL, heavy metal couple Greg and Kristina Gaardbo run Rockin Rodizio, a catering company that specializes in Brazilian-style Barbecue that cooks hot and fast. They have three massive rotisseries that are loaded with snappy sausages, succulent pastrami pork ribs, tomahawk steaks, and even cinnamon rolls topped with whiskey icing. Next Roger heads to Brooklyn, where Pit Master Tyson Ho brings traditional North Carolina-style whole hog barbecue to the Big Apple. Tyson and Roger roast up a whole hog and serve it with two scrumptious waffles, one made with sweet potatoes and made entirely out of mac and cheese!

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2:00
AM
Episode 201

Brooklyn pitmaster Shannon Ambrosio is heading to Memphis to challenge local barbecue favorite, Jessie B's, to a Southern-style barbecue showdown! Since Jessie and Shannon both have boxing backgrounds, this brawl is going to be all about a boxing staple, steak and eggs. Shannon may be the barbecue king up north, but he's going to need to find some inspiration from the local flavors to reign triumphant.

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2:30
AM
Episode 204

Brooklyn pitmaster Shannon Ambrosio is heading to Kansas City, Mo. to challenge local pitmasters Brandon and Cordell Simpson of Jazzy B's. Missouri is all about their beef, so this is going to be a beef brawl, but with beer for an added twist! Will putting his Brooklyn spin on traditional southern barbecue be enough to make him the reigning champ in Kansas City?

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3:00
AM
Episode 1112

A little ghostly inspiration is all Alton Brown needs to turn a handful of peanuts into some seriously good eats. He makes Boiled Peanuts, Roasted Peanuts, Peanut Butter Pie, Boiled Peanut Soup and Homemade Peanut Butter.

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3:30
AM
Episode 0901

Alton Brown takes a loving look at an ancient food for the new millennium: Beef Jerky. How to shop for it, make it with a window fan, and then cook with it as an ingredient in Jerky Tomato Sauce.

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