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The Best Thing I Ever Ate Season 9

Rise and Dine

Famous chefs and foodies describe the best breakfasts they've ever eaten.

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Season 11, Episode 2

On Wheels

Ditch the four walls, head outside, and get your fill of those portable powerhouses known as food trucks. Jeff Mauro gets happy about an angry lobster sandwich from the Happy Lobster Truck in Chicago. Sabin Lomac puts the pedal to the metal for The Bacon Truck's bacon mac and cheese bites in Boston, and nothing is going to slow down Ali Khan as he speeds towards the best food on wheels at LeRoy and Lewis Barbecue in Austin, Texas.

Monday
Sep 21
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 2, Episode 5

Meat-Fest

Get ready to unleash your inner carnivore as Food Network stars including Duff, Michael Symon, Ted Allen and Cat Cora bring on the meat! Leg of beast, roast suckling pig, lamb shank, even a tri-tip sandwich ... it's meat that can't be beat!

Wednesday
Sep 23
1pm | 12c
Season 2, Episode 7

Chocolate

Whether it's melting in a souffle, wrapped around creme brulee, poured over chicken or baked into a cookie that defies all chocolate logic -- this is definitely chocolate at its best! Food Network stars including Alton, Duff, Tyler Florence and Claire Robinson unwrap their favorite chocolate delights.

Wednesday
Sep 23
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 9, Episode 1

Terrific Italian

Mangia! Mangia! Mangia! Celebrity chefs and Cooking Channel personalities are talking about the most sensational Italian food they've ever had. Alton Brown revisits a decadent, old-world pasta dish while Ali Khan chats up his favorite chicken parmigiana sandwich. Alex Guarnaschelli then gives a shout out to a not-to-be-missed lasagna and Duff Goldman reveals his pick for the best dish to end a perfect Italian meal.

Wednesday
Sep 23
2pm | 1c
Season 9, Episode 3

Mexican Favorites

We're saluting magnificent Mexican food from all around the country starting with Alton Brown's favorite homemade salsa in Columbus, Ohio. Ali Khan then serves up a true Mexican original with beef carnitas tacos in Austin, Texas. Finally, Alex Guarnaschelli's favorite Al Pastor at Lene Brave in Chicago is so good, it has customers begging for more.

Wednesday
Sep 23
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 9, Episode 4

Brilliantly Baked

It's time to indulge in some of the best baked goods imaginable as Martha Stewart shows off a beautifully perfect brioche she can't get enough of in New York City. Then, find out why Alex Guarnaschelli's favorite lemon bars are simply off-the-charts brilliant! Finally, Tregaye Fraser has a new take on an old classic in Atlanta.

Wednesday
Sep 23
3pm | 2c
Season 9, Episode 2

Rise and Dine

Wake up and get ready to dine on some of the country's best breakfast dishes starting with Martha Stewart's favorite biscuits and country ham found in Nashville. Scott Conant then brings a new take on French toast to the table and Jeff Mauro explains why beloved blueberry ricotta pancakes will change the breakfast game as we know it.

Wednesday
Sep 23
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 9, Episode 9

Back to School

We're going back to school to learn once and for all what the ultimate nostalgic dish is. We're joining Chef Beau MacMillan in the cafeteria with his Supreme Boffa super-sub sandwich and heading down to homeroom where Jeff Mauro teaches us all about the best pepperoni pizza creation on the planet. And we're sticking around after class with Tregaye Fraser to learn about her irresistible ricotta cannoli.

Thursday
Sep 24
5pm | 4c
Season 10, Episode 1

Trigger Foods

We're losing all control and giving in to ultimate food cravings. Geoffrey Zakarian starts things off like never before with the most juicy and succulent roast chicken from New York City. Jonathon Sawyer takes it to the next level with a cheesy, crunchy, gravy-drenched delight known as poutine. And nothing can compare to the excitement in Duff Goldman's eyes when he's back in Baltimore slinging back some single-fry oysters.

Thursday
Sep 24
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 10, Episode 2

Chocolate Bliss

When it comes to chocolate, the possibilities for sweet treats are endless. On the ultimate list of the best chocolate treats in America, Ali Khan devours an unbelievable Dark Truffle Cake from San Antonio, Texas, and Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski indulge in an explosion of different chocolates in one luscious dessert in New York City. Finally, Scott Conant travels to Sin City to bet on a chocolate mashup that's crazy delicious.

Thursday
Sep 24
6pm | 5c
Season 10, Episode 3

Asian Sensations

Take your taste buds on a trip to the Far East with a list of America's best Asian dishes. Martha Stewart shares a perfect meaty powerhouse in New York City. Alex Guarnaschelli uncovers a heavy-hitting pork bun in Minneapolis, and Wolfgang Puck reveals where he gets his favorite crispy Asian dish.

Thursday
Sep 24
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 0, Episode 13

Beautiful Bites

Step aside, Picasso! Ted Allen, Michael Symon, Marcela Vallalolid, and Duff Goldman are curating a collection of the most beautiful bites around. From oysters and pearls at the French Laundry to black bass at La Bernardin, these tiny works of art turn the dinner plate into a vibrant edible canvas.

Sunday
Sep 27
10am | 9c
Season 0, Episode 14

Game Changer

Food Network stars indulge in unexpected flavor combinations from around the country. Michael Symon is in Cleveland for blue cheese guacamole and John T. Edge gets his pistachio fix on pizza in Arizona.

Sunday
Sep 27
11am | 10c
Season 11, Episode 3

Kids' Menu

From macaroni and cheese to milkshakes to pizza, these are the greatest dishes found on -- and inspired by -- the kids' menu. Alex Guarnaschelli shares her comfort food lunch favorite from Ted's Bulletin in Washington, D.C., while Claudia Sandoval shows how fun it is to play with your food at CUCINA urbana in San Diego. No kid could forget about dessert, so Jet Tila has it covered at the Legendairy Milkshake Bar in Nashville.

Sunday
Sep 27
10pm | 9c
Season 11, Episode 4

Low and Slow

Patience is a virtue, and the greatest mouthwatering dishes can't be rushed. Wolfgang Puck admires APL Restaurant in Los Angeles for making a sandwich that's well worth the wait. On the opposite coast, Antonia Lofaso finds the cavatelli truly irresistible at Coppa in Boston, and Geoffrey Zakarian shares his love for the smoked brisket at Hill Country Barbecue Market in New York City.

Sunday
Sep 27
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 11, Episode 5

Borrowed Favorites

Sharing is caring, and the treats that family and friends love become personal favorites too! Robert Irvine takes his wife's advice and discovers the world's greatest omelet at Babystacks Cafe in Las Vegas, Nev. Sabin Lomac is a true believer after a close friend spills the secret of a genuine Philly cheesesteak from Boo's Philly in Los Angeles, and Duff Goldman borrows his brother's favorite spectacular surprise that awaits at the mysterious Magic Castle in Hollywood, Calif.

Sunday
Sep 27
11pm | 10c
Season 11, Episode 6

On the Waterfront

Head outside for the best of both worlds: breathtaking scenery with fresh air, clear skies and the most-incredible waterfront dining in the U.S. Anne Burrell adores the sights with a meaty pasta from Cecconi's Dumbo in Brooklyn, N.Y., while Jeff Mauro treats himself to a delectable roast chicken from Chicago's River Roast. At Seafood Sam's in Sandwich, Mass., Duff Goldman enjoys a view of paradise with a fried lobster platter fit for a king.

Sunday
Sep 27
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 11, Episode 3

Kids' Menu

From macaroni and cheese to milkshakes to pizza, these are the greatest dishes found on -- and inspired by -- the kids' menu. Alex Guarnaschelli shares her comfort food lunch favorite from Ted's Bulletin in Washington, D.C., while Claudia Sandoval shows how fun it is to play with your food at CUCINA urbana in San Diego. No kid could forget about dessert, so Jet Tila has it covered at the Legendairy Milkshake Bar in Nashville.

Monday
Sep 28
2am | 1c
Season 11, Episode 4

Low and Slow

Patience is a virtue, and the greatest mouthwatering dishes can't be rushed. Wolfgang Puck admires APL Restaurant in Los Angeles for making a sandwich that's well worth the wait. On the opposite coast, Antonia Lofaso finds the cavatelli truly irresistible at Coppa in Boston, and Geoffrey Zakarian shares his love for the smoked brisket at Hill Country Barbecue Market in New York City.

Monday
Sep 28
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 11, Episode 5

Borrowed Favorites

Sharing is caring, and the treats that family and friends love become personal favorites too! Robert Irvine takes his wife's advice and discovers the world's greatest omelet at Babystacks Cafe in Las Vegas, Nev. Sabin Lomac is a true believer after a close friend spills the secret of a genuine Philly cheesesteak from Boo's Philly in Los Angeles, and Duff Goldman borrows his brother's favorite spectacular surprise that awaits at the mysterious Magic Castle in Hollywood, Calif.

Monday
Sep 28
3am | 2c
Season 11, Episode 6

On the Waterfront

Head outside for the best of both worlds: breathtaking scenery with fresh air, clear skies and the most-incredible waterfront dining in the U.S. Anne Burrell adores the sights with a meaty pasta from Cecconi's Dumbo in Brooklyn, N.Y., while Jeff Mauro treats himself to a delectable roast chicken from Chicago's River Roast. At Seafood Sam's in Sandwich, Mass., Duff Goldman enjoys a view of paradise with a fried lobster platter fit for a king.

Monday
Sep 28
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 2, Episode 11

Hot and Spicy

Things start heating up when Tyler Florence, Ted Allen, Ina Garten, The Neelys and others share their best ever hot and spicy dishes. From delicious mouth-burning Spicy Crab to eye-watering Cajun style Jambalaya Pasta, find out why these dishes and more are making temperatures rise!

Wednesday
Sep 30
1pm | 12c
Season 2, Episode 10

Guilty Pleasures

It's so bad it's good! With dishes like a mountainous 24-layer chocolate cake, and a succulent steak stuffed with golden fried oysters, or a pile of crispy duck fat fries smothered in cheese and gravy, it's no surprise Food Network stars including Michael Symon, Sunny Anderson and Claire Robinson are torn between guilt ... and pleasure.

Wednesday
Sep 30
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 9, Episode 8

High Steaks

We're paying tribute to the best styles, cuts and steakhouses serving up the best steaks. Chef Jonathon Sawyer takes us on a trip to Dayton for a ribeye cut so incredibly, it's fit for a king. Jaynard Wells travels down to Atlanta for the best of both worlds -- the sea and land -- in a surf-and-turf combo of steak and shrimp. And Duff Goldman drools over a butter steak that melts in your mouth ... like butter!

Wednesday
Sep 30
2pm | 1c
Season 9, Episode 5

The Upper Crust

The best part of any dish is what holds it all together -- the crust! Chef Beau MacMillan's favorite pot pie in Phoenix, Arizona, takes on Duff Goldman's seafood pie pick in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Next, Jason Smith's favorite picture-perfect pork tenderloin boasts a clever crust that is sure to turn some heads.

Wednesday
Sep 30
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 9, Episode 6

The Closers

There's no better way to end a meal than with these delicious dishes. In New York City, Martha Stewart gushes over the most irresistible piece of lemon meringue she's ever had. Simon Majumdar travels all the way to Kentucky for a world-famous avocado dessert. And Chef Antonia Lofaso goes all out with a perfect puffy pastry known as the Napoleon.

Wednesday
Sep 30
3pm | 2c