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Season 2, Episode 1

Thanksgiving

Here's a 360 degree look at Thanksgiving, the ultimate food-lover's holiday, from the first harvest table to Thanksgiving re-imagined with twists on traditional fare. We'll dig into Akhtar Nawab's Indian fusion feast, serve up Aki and Alex's molecular turkey meatballs and even taste a bit of luxury at Christopher Kostow's posh Napa Valley Thanksgiving. You'll wanna savor every bite, from the oyster stuffing to the pumpkin pie!

Wednesday
Nov 8
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 2

Winter Holidays

Bring on the fruit cake, Hanukkah gelt and Gingerbread! Let's loosen our belts and dig into Anthony Pucciarello's Feast of the Seven Fishes and Norma Jean Darden's Hoppin' John with collard greens. And, you'll definitely want to save room for King's Cake at the ultra-exclusive LudoBites. Plus, it's Chinese New Year, so have some Lobster Yee Mein! Remember, your diet starts back up the day AFTER the holiday.

Wednesday
Dec 6
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 3

Chocolate

Follow the deep, dark path of chocolate from the depths of the rainforest to the back rooms of master chocolatiers. Visit Ultra Marinos where Maricel Presilla will take us back to the earliest Meso-American chocolate beverage or see how Hershey's Kisses have been challenged by Victorian clad blenders at Mast Brothers Chocolate in New York.

Saturday
Apr 28
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 5

Cakes & Cookies

Get your sweet tooth ready -- it's time for cakes, cookies and everything in-between. We'll learn to make a 30-second chocolate cake, meet celebrity food stylist Susan Spungen and even try meatloaf cupcakes complete with mashed potato frosting! Plus, don't miss an astounding artist whose cakes are meant to be experienced, not eaten and the ancient history of the birthday cake -- in this sweet and savory slice of food(ography)!

Saturday
May 26
7am | 6c

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About the Host

Mo Rocca

Meet writer, actor, satirist and food person Mo Rocca, host of Food(ography) and My Grandmother's Ravioli.