Cooking Channel's Fall Preview

By: Kelsey Vala

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This fall on Cooking Channel, catch all-new episodes of your favorite shows, see some familiar faces and tune into brand-new shows you won’t want to miss! Here’s a preview of what’s in store this season on Cooking Channel:

Best in Chow

Comedian and road warrior Cris Nannarone ventures to find the best burger, pizza or taco from restaurants and food trucks. The top three contenders will ultimately go to battle, and Nannarone will learn the secrets of what makes their dish special. Will their dish have what it takes to win the war? Begins Wednesday, October 9.

Come Date with Me

In this series, a cooking competition finally meets a reality dating show. Watch as four eligible bachelors put their cooking skills to the test to win the heart of one woman. The episode begins with each bachelor taking her on a date before preparing her a home-cooked meal. However, these kitchen Casanovas also have to cook for their fellow male competition! The bachelorette rates each date, and the bachelor with the best date and dinner will get $1000 to spend on the ultimate dream date! Begins Friday, October 25.

Restaurant Redemption

When a restaurant is at a loss as to how to rejuvenate their run-of-the-mill establishment, Ching He-Huang, our Chinese culinary guru, travels across the country to help. Her expertise and culinary prowess helps redeem these struggling restaurants in America. Begins Tuesday, October 29.

The woman who showed us how to whip up a 30-minute meal is back! Tune in for the fifth season of Rachael Ray’s Week in a Day, where she’ll show you how to cook one night of the week for up to five days of delicious meals! With her help, you'll be armed with some easy-to-prepare meals and strategies for weekday cooking. Eat well every night, even when you come home from a long day of work or you're running low on time.

Drag My Dinner Party

In this Cooking Channel special, three Party Queens, aka The Drag MacGuyvers, help an anxious family prepare for an extra-special dinner party. Each Party Queen has a different expertise: food, fashion and fabulousity. These drag professionals spread the love, creativity and humor as they make magical transformations on a limited budget for a successful event.

This bad-girl chef knows how to bring good food and good humor to rock the kitchen. Nadia G., the chef who can cook up a storm in three-inch stilettos, is back in this Cooking Channel special, where her and her crew go to Austin, Texas, to try everything from Lick Honest Ice Creams to Texas-style BBQ.   Airs Tuesday, September 24.

Host Mo Rocca as seen on the Cooking Channel's My Grandmother's Ravioli, Season 1.

Host Mo Rocca as seen on the Cooking Channel's My Grandmother's Ravioli, Season 1.

Photo by: Rich Freeda ©2012, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Rich Freeda, 2012, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Mo Rocca is back in the second season of My Grandmother’s Ravioli, and he's inviting fans to step into grandma's kitchen once again to learn family recipes. Mo travels across the country to discover some of the best treasured family recipes from the masters. From down-home Southern cooking to Portuguese cuisine, these grandma's know how to cook, and they are here to share their time-tested recipes.

Next on the road map is Eat St., a journey of curbside cuisine. This October food trucks from across the country park on a television near you, and host James Cunningham invites you to delve into some of the best, messiest and most creative eats on wheels for the ultimate street food experience.

Candy Theme Week

Get your sweet tooth ready this October for Candy Theme Week on Cooking Channel. Get ready to explore every gooey, stretchy, hard and chewy candy you've ever heard of, plus candy-filled pork sandwiches and four-star desserts. Then catch some sinfully sweet episodes of Unwrapped as Marc Summers delves into the making of spooky sweets, scary suckers, wax fangs and more traditional Halloween candies. From spooky-licious treats to beloved chocolate confections, we have the programming that will prep you for Halloween festivities. Candy Theme Week is October 20 to October 26.

Thanksgiving Week


Are you looking forward to Thanksgiving already? So are we! It’s almost that time of year again to start thinking about turkeys, stuffings and pies. Don’t miss Thanksgiving Week on Cooking Channel where the Dean Brothers will cook up a fried turkey with cornbread dressing and a sweet potato casserole, just to name some delicious dishes. Then this food-lover’s holiday will be put to the challenge in the Iron Chef Thanksgiving battle and then in the Thanksgiving Throwdown between city-slicker Bobby Flay and Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman. Who will make the best Thanksgiving feast with all the fixings? Thanksgiving Week is November 10 to November 16.

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