Fearlessly innovative artist and Michelin-starred chef Richie Farina is hitting the road in search of cutting-edge culinary competition at carnivals around the country.

Season 1, Episode 1

Deep-Fried Burger Battle

Fearlessly innovative artist and Michelin-starred chef Richie Farina is hitting the road in search of cutting-edge culinary competition, and he's found two worthy adversaries at the biggest "carnival" in the country -- the State Fair of Texas. Brothers Brent and Juan Reaves have created a Texas-sized sensation with their "Deep-Fried Bacon Burger Dog Slider on a Stick" and now Richie has 24 hours to come up with his own version of their famous dish. A head-to-head cook-off is judged by real fairgoers and they decide whose burger is really better.

Thursday
Dec 30
1pm | 12c
Season 1, Episode 2

Duck, Duck...Sliders

Michelin-starred Chef Richie Farina hits the road in search of innovative culinary competitions, and he's found one at the Pima County Fair outside Tucson, Arizona. He takes on Dominic Palmieri's Duck Sliders with Flaming Hot Cheetos and Caramel Apple Slaw. Richie has just 24 hours to come up with his own version of Dominic's crazy concoction before a head-to-head cook-off, judged by fairgoers, decides the winner.

Thursday
Dec 30
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

It's Nacho Business, Dude

Fearless Chef Richie Farina hits the road in search of cutting-edge culinary competition, and he finds it at the Pima County Fair outside Tucson, Arizona. He takes on Nate Janousek of Texas Steak Out and his deep-fried carnival twist on nachos supreme. Richie has just 24 hours to come up with his own version of Nate's insane nachos before a head-to-head cook-off, judged by fairgoers, decides the winner.

Thursday
Jan 6
1pm | 12c
Season 1, Episode 4

We All Scream for Ice Cream! And Waffles!

Chef Richie Farina hits the road in search of cutting-edge culinary competition, and he's found it at the Great American Foodie Fest in Las Vegas, Nevada. He takes on Adam Terry of Waffle Love and his fluffy, ice cream-covered Dulce de Liege Waffle. Richie has just 24 hours to come up with his version of Adam's decadent dessert before before fairgoers pick a winner in a head-to-head cook-off.

Thursday
Jan 6
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

What Came First, the Burger ... or the Egg?

Fearlessly innovative Michelin-starred chef Richie Farina is rolling the dice at the Great American Foodie Fest in Las Vegas, Nevada! Robert Magsalin's Fukuburger Food Truck was voted the Best in Las Vegas and his fried egg "Tomago Burger" is tearing up the food scene in Sin City. Now, Richie has 24 hours to come up with his own version of Robert's big-time burger before a head-to-head cook-off where the fairgoers decide on a winner.

Thursday
Jan 13
1pm | 12c
Season 1, Episode 6

What's Your Queso-DILLA, Man?

Michelin-starred chef Richie Farina hits the road to Southern California where he may have met his match at the San Bernardino County Fair. Jessica and Daniel Lopez of Orale Taco Grille created a Deep-Fried Quesadilla they call the "Queso Loco" and it's the food sensation of the fair. Now, Richie only has 24 hours to come up with his own version of their crazy concoction before battling it out in a head-to-head cook-off judged by fairgoers.

Thursday
Jan 13
1:30pm | 12:30c

Most Popular Recipes

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Two-Dimensional Stuffed Burger

Deep Fried Nacho Supreme

Deep-Fried Bacon-Burger Dog Slider on a Stick

Dulce de Liege Waffle

Tamago Burgers

Funnel Duck Rainbow Sliders

Mega Barbecue Pork Nacho

Duck Sliders with Duck Fat Tater Tots

About the Host

Richie Farina

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