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Wednesday, Aug 9

7:00
AM
Episode 405

Grandma Nona Flye, 75, of Dallas, and Mo Rocca go hunting in the woods of Quanah, Texas, and cook up their bounty in her recreational vehicle. Whatever they shoot will be on the dinner menu, whether it's raccoon or boar. Everything is bigger in Texas and Nona is a larger-than-life character worthy of this great state.

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7:30
AM
Episode 313

Aslaug Warmboe, 86, of Hastings, Minn., is originally from Iceland, in fact, on a recent trip to her homeland, she brought back some culinary specialties for Mo to taste. Traditional smoked lamb called Hangikjot, and some pickled shark with a chaser of the national liquor, Brennivin, are some of the delicacies Mo will try. Aslaug also teaches Mo how to make creamed potatoes, and a brown bread that in Iceland is traditionally baked for over two days with the heat of a natural spring. The episode culminates with a lovely family dinner complete with some traditional Icelandic outfits (but no Bjork swan dresses).

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8:00
AM
Episode 207

Ilene and Freddie Tsuhara, 71 and 73 respectively, are throwing a bash at their Concord, N.C., 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.

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8:30
AM
Episode 212

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?

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9:00
AM
Episode 305

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.

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9:30
AM
Episode 412

Part of the success of NBA superstar LeBron James is his giant fan club based in Akron, Ohio, whose members are spirited grannies rooting him on during every game. Mo Rocca spends quality time with Alder Chapman, the president of the club, and Pat Idley, who edited the group's cookbook. Together they create a meal that's a slam dunk -- jambalaya, beer batter chitterlings, corn bread salad, lemon meringue pie and more.

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10:00
AM
Episode 210

Host Michael McKean minces words to get to the bottom of some famous food phrases. He finds out if the extra muffin a baker's dozen could save a baker's life, what's really so cool about cucumbers and if you can literally butter someone up.

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10:30
AM
Episode 211

Fasten your seatbelt and put your tray table in the upright position, host Michael McKean is taking our favorite foods up and away. He discovers if there's a scientific reason you may not love airline food, why hungry astronauts tend to float over to spicy shrimp and how a corned beef sandwich could sabotage a space mission.

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11:00
AM
Episode 212

Host Michael McKean takes a road trip around the US to uncover the stories behind our favorite state plates, including what baked Alaska has to do with Alaska, who put the Big Apple in New York cheesecake and if the California roll is from California, Japan ... or Canada!

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11:30
AM
Episode 213

Step right up, as host Michael McKean juggles carnival classics with stories that will amaze and astound. His big top tales include whether cotton candy is at the root of a cavity conspiracy, if popcorn kernels saved the silver screen and if saltwater taffy pulled itself into the middle of a giant legal war.

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12:00
PM
Episode 1018

Join Alton Brown as he explains how the beans, the grind, the machine and the hand make up the essential components in brewing the perfect cup of espresso.

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12:30
PM
Episode 1101

Of all the edibles on Earth, only milk exists solely to be food -- or so says Alton Brown. Join him as he dips into the liquid miracle that is milk in search of its secrets, history, and whether or not it's safe to drink straight from the source. With recipes for Quick Cottage Cheese, Dulce de Leche and Tres Leche Cake.

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1:00
PM
Episode 0912

Although the avocado is best known for its starring roll in guacamole, Alton Brown shows how this multifaceted culinary actor can also take on rolls usually played by eggs, butter and even shortening, with Avocado Ice Cream, Avocado Buttercream Frosting and Avocado Compound Butter.

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1:30
PM
Episode 1405

Alton Brown has everything you never knew you wanted to know about procuring, preserving and presenting the first vegetable of the season, asparagus. Buying, storing, and cooking are investigated as well as the science behind that ... um ... funny smell.

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2:00
PM
Episode 0915

Although it's one of the most plentiful fish in the sea, the mild, fine-textured flounder is usually relegated to the fry basket. Join Alton Brown as he fishes, filets and feasts on a selection of dishes that wouldn't suit any other fishes: Oil Poached Flounder, Baked Stuffed Flounder and Flounder Fish Salad.

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2:30
PM
Episode 1308

Concerned about the impact of over-fishing, host Alton Brown explores tasty and extremely sustainable farm-raised trout, making Escabeche of Trout, Hot Smoked Trout and Rollmops.

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3:00
PM
Episode 211

Ali Khan starts his Omaha food adventure with breakfast from a fast made-from-scratch joint offering a crazy good egg boat with hash browns. For lunch, Ali tips his hat to an iconic Omaha lunch with a housemade Reuben. A butter brickle ice cream cone holds him over before his dinner of pork ragu meatballs.

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3:30
PM
Episode 212

Ali Khan starts his day in Des Moines the way Iowans do, with crisp and cheesy breakfast nachos. Then it's onto a roasted chicken lunch with comforting mashed potatoes and onion rings, before snacking on a truly divine Napoleon. For dinner, Ali has an unexpected and luxurious seafood stew.

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4:00
PM
Episode 101

Ali Khan, author of the blog "Bang For Your Burger Buck," has 12 hours and only 35 bucks to find the best deals in Minneapolis for breakfast, lunch, a snack and dinner! Join him on this sweet and savory ride in his search for some of best deals on the best meals in Minneapolis!

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4:30
PM
Episode 213

Ali Khan is in St. Louis looking for the best deals for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack. First up to bat is a slider piled high with pulled pork and chorizo chili. For lunch under the arch, it's a jail cell pork belly BLT. Ali escapes for a delicious part brownie, part cookie treat, and ends the day with a pitmaster's grand slam: crunchy cranberry cayenne torched chicken.

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5:00
PM
Episode 210F

In Brooklyn, Michael Symon digs into an incredible, one-of-a-kind creation: a deep-fried burger. Next, he cruises through the New Orleans French Quarter for classic Cajun creations like crawfish and grits and jambalaya, washed down with an adult sundae steeped in local stout beer. Lastly, he lands in Lexington, Ky. for a smoked and savory fried steak bacon biscuit.

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5:30
PM
Episode 102F

Mario Batali shows Michael Symon his favorite late-night indulgence at New York City's most classic burger joint, while in Nashville, Michael learns what makes dry ribs the classic Tennessee take on smoked meat. And then he visits his favorite hometown haunt where they pair Cleveland classics like bratwurst and pierogi with refreshing house-made brews.

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6:00
PM
Episode 101

Brooklyn BBQ maverick Shannon heads to Ft. Worth, Texas to take on family BBQ dynasty Cousins Bar-B-Que in a smoked brisket cook off. To help Shannon prepare for brawl, local legend Jack Perkins reveals the secret ingredient to his award-winning brisket - espresso. After creating his own signature coffee blend, Shannon's inspired to combine the coffee with his other favorite beverage - whiskey - in an Irish Coffee brisket marinade. The one thing Shannon didn't prepare for in this battle? "Texas" Shannon - a feisty pit mistress who isn't letting Shannon take this battle without a fight. It's family vs. family as Shannon and his brother, Big Rich, go head to head against the BBQ establishment.

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6:30
PM
Episode 102

Brooklyn pit master Shannon heads to Shreveport, Louisiana to battle local BBQ legend Hickory Stick in a down home, down south pulled pork sandwich cook off. Shannon may be a master up north, but to smoke the competition down on the bayou, Shannon needs to make a few pit stops to learn the local flavors and get some inspiration for his Italian-inspired twist on Louisiana-style 'cue. Hickory Stick owners Linda and Scott have perfected their classic pulled pork sandwich over 38 years, but Shannon's hoping his sweet and savory crawfish zeppole side dish may help win over the judges' tastebuds. Will Shannon claim victory or will tradition win the day?

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7:00
PM
Episode 103

Brooklyn pitmaster Shannon Ambrosio is heading to the Gulf Coast of Mississippi to challenge local barbecue favorites, Murky Waters, to a Southern-style barbecue sandwich showdown! Shannon may be the king up north, but if he wants to reign triumphant against these Southern aficionados he'll need to find some inspiration from the local flavors. Will putting his Brooklyn spin on traditional Southern barbecue be enough to win over the judges, or will Murky Waters keep the title of best BBQ in town?

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7:30
PM
Episode 104

Brooklyn chef and barbecue expert, Shannon Ambrosio, is crossing Alabama state lines into Mobile for his next challenge, a BBQ chicken on the fly with a Southern sweet showdown! Owners Benny and Dara started Meat Boss just three years ago, but their barbecue and pulled pork is already legendary in these parts! Will Shannon's take on Southern barbecue be enough to make him the new boss in town and win over the judges? Let the battle of the meat boss begin!

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8:00
PM
Episode 203F

Cooking Channel's Haylie Duff joins Michael Symon at one of his most treasured New Orleans spots, where they use the city's Cajun flavors in new and unique ways in crunchy po' boys and spicy barbecue shrimp. Next, he heads to a husband- and wife-owned pizza place in Brooklyn where the chef whips up a burger so delicious, he put it on the menu and named it after his bride. Finally, in Kansas City, Mo., Michael meets a team that smokes some of the best burnt ends around!

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8:30
PM
Episode 101F

Bobby Flay makes a surprise guest appearance as Michael Symon visits an over-the-top barbecue joint in New York with a one-of-a-kind brontosaurus beef rib. Next up in Nashville, where the local tradition is hot chicken, Michael pushes his personal limit to find out just how spicy he can handle it. And in his hometown of Cleveland, he tackles the mother of all burgers -- the brunch burger, topped with massive onion rings and an over easy egg.

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9:00
PM
Episode 301FH

Michael Symon is joined by his good buddy Michael Strahan at their favorite New York City burger spot for juicy, award-winning creations. Then, they bounce around The Big Apple dining on meatball sliders, succulent St. Louis style ribs, pastrami-topped pizza and barbecue as authentic and anything found in Texas. Finally, Michael attempts to work it off by donning a cowboy hat and throwing himself into his first ever lesson in the Texas Two-Step.

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9:30
PM
Episode 106F

Michael Symon digs into a spicy burger that uses four different types of peppers to fire up even the most adventurous eaters in Hell's Kitchen, New York City, before heading to Nashville, where he finds Southern comforts infused with Latin flavors in saucy and sweet chicken fried steaks and beer belly tacos. Michael also heads to Ohio where a former NFL star's top secret de-boning ribs process was inspired by his wife, who doesn't like getting messy.

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10:00
PM
Episode 304H

Ali Khan, full-blown food enthusiast and blogger, has 12 hours and only 35 bucks to find the best deals in Alexandria, Va. for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack! Ali kicks things off in style with a guilt free southern fried chicken biscuit for breakfast. Then he goes way south of the border with a trio of flavor-forward and inventive tacos. At an art deco hot spot straight out of the 1930s, he finds a modern snack, deep fried deviled eggs. He finishes the day off with a rooftop garden-to-table, bacon gnocchi bolognese. Alexandria might have some history, but its food scene is straight up futuristic.

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10:30
PM
Episode 303H

Ali Khan, full-blown food enthusiast and blogger, has 12 hours and only 35 bucks to find the best deals in Washington DC for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack! Ali starts the day stacked with an ooey-gooey pastrami breakfast sandwich. Then he gets schooled in the ways of the Greek with a heaping helping of moussaka. A muffin uprising tides him over until he rolls up a spicy sushi burrito. DC delivers with a multicultural cuisine that's powerfully delicious.

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11:00
PM
Episode 1413

Join host Alton Brown as he delves into three classic meringue-based desserts: Baked Alaska, Pavlova and Oeufs a la Neige.

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11:30
PM
Episode 1C03UH

Alton Brown steers his continuing egg-vestigation through the world of baked custards from Refrigerator Pie to the much misunderstood creme caramel (Flandango).

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12:00
AM
Episode 203F

Cooking Channel's Haylie Duff joins Michael Symon at one of his most treasured New Orleans spots, where they use the city's Cajun flavors in new and unique ways in crunchy po' boys and spicy barbecue shrimp. Next, he heads to a husband- and wife-owned pizza place in Brooklyn where the chef whips up a burger so delicious, he put it on the menu and named it after his bride. Finally, in Kansas City, Mo., Michael meets a team that smokes some of the best burnt ends around!

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12:30
AM
Episode 101F

Bobby Flay makes a surprise guest appearance as Michael Symon visits an over-the-top barbecue joint in New York with a one-of-a-kind brontosaurus beef rib. Next up in Nashville, where the local tradition is hot chicken, Michael pushes his personal limit to find out just how spicy he can handle it. And in his hometown of Cleveland, he tackles the mother of all burgers -- the brunch burger, topped with massive onion rings and an over easy egg.

More About This Episode
1:00
AM
Episode 301FH

Michael Symon is joined by his good buddy Michael Strahan at their favorite New York City burger spot for juicy, award-winning creations. Then, they bounce around The Big Apple dining on meatball sliders, succulent St. Louis style ribs, pastrami-topped pizza and barbecue as authentic and anything found in Texas. Finally, Michael attempts to work it off by donning a cowboy hat and throwing himself into his first ever lesson in the Texas Two-Step.

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1:30
AM
Episode 106F

Michael Symon digs into a spicy burger that uses four different types of peppers to fire up even the most adventurous eaters in Hell's Kitchen, New York City, before heading to Nashville, where he finds Southern comforts infused with Latin flavors in saucy and sweet chicken fried steaks and beer belly tacos. Michael also heads to Ohio where a former NFL star's top secret de-boning ribs process was inspired by his wife, who doesn't like getting messy.

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2:00
AM
Episode 304H

Ali Khan, full-blown food enthusiast and blogger, has 12 hours and only 35 bucks to find the best deals in Alexandria, Va. for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack! Ali kicks things off in style with a guilt free southern fried chicken biscuit for breakfast. Then he goes way south of the border with a trio of flavor-forward and inventive tacos. At an art deco hot spot straight out of the 1930s, he finds a modern snack, deep fried deviled eggs. He finishes the day off with a rooftop garden-to-table, bacon gnocchi bolognese. Alexandria might have some history, but its food scene is straight up futuristic.

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2:30
AM
Episode 303H

Ali Khan, full-blown food enthusiast and blogger, has 12 hours and only 35 bucks to find the best deals in Washington DC for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack! Ali starts the day stacked with an ooey-gooey pastrami breakfast sandwich. Then he gets schooled in the ways of the Greek with a heaping helping of moussaka. A muffin uprising tides him over until he rolls up a spicy sushi burrito. DC delivers with a multicultural cuisine that's powerfully delicious.

More About This Episode
3:00
AM
Episode 1413

Join host Alton Brown as he delves into three classic meringue-based desserts: Baked Alaska, Pavlova and Oeufs a la Neige.

More About This Episode
3:30
AM
Episode 1C03UH

Alton Brown steers his continuing egg-vestigation through the world of baked custards from Refrigerator Pie to the much misunderstood creme caramel (Flandango).

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