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Celebrity chefs reveal the best Italian food they've ever had.

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Season 10, Episode 6

Feast of the Middle East

Middle Eastern cuisine comes from more than ten countries, making it some of the most diverse and popular food on the planet. Alton Brown loses control over a jewel of deliciousness in Los Angeles. Alex Guarnaschelli raves about a classic Middle Eastern delight in New Orleans, and Monti Carlo finds meat-pie perfection in Phoenix.

Wednesday
Jul 1
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 0

Personal Favorites

For years, they've shared their cooking secrets. Now eight popular Food Network personalities open up about what's on their plates when they're not the ones behind the stove. In this half-hour special, they'll reveal their favorite foods, tell us where they go to get them, and explain why each qualifies as THE BEST THING I EVER ATE.

Thursday
Jul 2
4pm | 3c
Season 1, Episode 2

Bar-B-Que

Tyler Florence, Bobby Flay, Ted Allen and more get into the meat of things as they reveal the best barbecue they've ever eaten, from Memphis to San Francisco and from pulled pork cooked in a basement to beef brisket smoked in a giant armadillo!

Thursday
Jul 2
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

Sugar Rush

Giada DeLaurentiis, Duff, and Sandra Lee reveal what satiates their sweet tooth. From S'mores to a hand-made chocolate crunch bar covered in bacon, these best ever desserts are sure to give you a sugar rush!

Thursday
Jul 2
5pm | 4c
Season 7, Episode 10

New York

We're in New York City for a tour of the town's best eats. From Velselka's borscht in the East Village to smoked herring on the Upper West Side, we're criss-crossing the city in search of delicious food. We'll try some Tasty Hand Pulled Noodles in Chinatown and Cuban grilled corn at Café Habana in SoHo. It's not New York without Pizza, and Motorino's special round slice is the best of the best.

Thursday
Jul 2
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 7, Episode 12

San Diego

San Diego may be the land of sun, surf and fun, but it's also home to some of the best dining spots around. From a bacon burger at Hodad's that left us speechless, to the chilaquiles at Mexican hotspot Talavera, we're hitting some of the best spots this side of the boarder. From the peanut butter spread at Spread, to the extra-delicious chocolate cake at Extraordinary Desserts, dining in San Diego will make you feel like it's summer all year long.

Thursday
Jul 2
6pm | 5c
Season 5, Episode 2

Fried Chicken

It's crispy, succulent, juicy, greasy, tender and ohhh sooo good. We're talkin' fried chicken and some of your favorite Food Network stars including Alton Brown, Claire Robinson, and Michael Symon reveal where they go for the best version of this classic finger lickin' dish.

Thursday
Jul 2
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 0, Episode 3

Carnivore's Delight

We're giving into our carnivorous cravings and sharing our favorite hunks of meat from restaurant menus all over the country. Bobby Flay, Ted Allen, Alex Guarnaschelli and Cat Cora bring you the finest duck, chicken, pork and beef while Duff Goldman and Marcela Valladolid indulge in their favorite sweet meat treats.

Thursday
Jul 2
10pm | 9c
Season 9, Episode 13

One of a Kind

We're talking about dishes that are unique, original and unlike anything that's come before. Alton Brown has his eye -- and his stomach -- set on a genuine creation called the Crab Rangoon Pizza. Jonathon Sawyer says he's found a blast of flavor that's too good to be true in Los Angeles. And Tregaye Fraser attempts the impossible with the most obscure and jaw-dropping dish yet.

Thursday
Jul 2
11pm | 10c
Season 8, Episode 1

Worth the Wait

Some things in life are worth standing in line for, and we're sharing the foods we think are worth the wait. Alton Brown talks up his favorite beef Wellington, while Jamika Pessoa melts over buttery biscuits. Chef Beau MacMillan says there's nothing worth waiting for more than Tratto's pasta in Phoenix, and Duff Goldman is okay with waiting in line for hours at this special hot chicken joint.

Thursday
Jul 2
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 0, Episode 3

Carnivore's Delight

We're giving into our carnivorous cravings and sharing our favorite hunks of meat from restaurant menus all over the country. Bobby Flay, Ted Allen, Alex Guarnaschelli and Cat Cora bring you the finest duck, chicken, pork and beef while Duff Goldman and Marcela Valladolid indulge in their favorite sweet meat treats.

Friday
Jul 3
2am | 1c
Season 9, Episode 13

One of a Kind

We're talking about dishes that are unique, original and unlike anything that's come before. Alton Brown has his eye -- and his stomach -- set on a genuine creation called the Crab Rangoon Pizza. Jonathon Sawyer says he's found a blast of flavor that's too good to be true in Los Angeles. And Tregaye Fraser attempts the impossible with the most obscure and jaw-dropping dish yet.

Friday
Jul 3
3am | 2c
Season 8, Episode 1

Worth the Wait

Some things in life are worth standing in line for, and we're sharing the foods we think are worth the wait. Alton Brown talks up his favorite beef Wellington, while Jamika Pessoa melts over buttery biscuits. Chef Beau MacMillan says there's nothing worth waiting for more than Tratto's pasta in Phoenix, and Duff Goldman is okay with waiting in line for hours at this special hot chicken joint.

Friday
Jul 3
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 8, Episode 5

#Throwback

We're talking about throwback dishes that are better now than ever before! Alton Brown takes a field trip to Richmond, Va., to get his favorite boxed lunch, while Chef Tregaye Fraser pulls up to a memorable drive-in for a slice of cake. Jeff Mauro shares the oldest pedigree of Chicagoan cuisine, and Alex Guarnaschelli slips into a food coma over her pigs in a blanket.

Sunday
Jul 5
10pm | 9c
Season 8, Episode 6

Voted 'Most Popular'

We're sharing seven of the most popular go-to dishes from restaurants across the country. Jason Smith takes us down south to an irresistible ice cream shop, while Bobby Flay reveals his secret neighborhood joint. Chef Beau MacMillan keeps it simple with his favorite salad, and Katie Lee admits that a nontraditional grilled pizza is her ultimate favorite.

Sunday
Jul 5
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 11, Episode 8

Stretchy Pants Required

America's best dishes just might burst your buttons. Anne Burrell faces off against a gut-busting club sandwich from Little Goat Diner in Chicago while Antonia Lofaso ventures to the heart of Los Angeles for heavy-hitting Korean barbecue at Park's BBQ. Jernard Wells gets weak in the knees when confronted by a massively unbelievable cake from Southern Art and Bourbon Bar in Atlanta.

Sunday
Jul 5
11pm | 10c
Season 10, Episode 4

On A Date

Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, bellies are full and love is in the air as we celebrate the best meals for any romantic occasion. Alex Guarnaschelli wines and dines with the most amazing gnocchi ever made in New York City. Jeff Mauro is dressed to impress and ready to swoon over a mouthwatering, 14-karat gold cake in Chicago, and get ready for a date with Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski as they light the night on fire with simply perfect pasta.

Sunday
Jul 5
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 8, Episode 5

#Throwback

We're talking about throwback dishes that are better now than ever before! Alton Brown takes a field trip to Richmond, Va., to get his favorite boxed lunch, while Chef Tregaye Fraser pulls up to a memorable drive-in for a slice of cake. Jeff Mauro shares the oldest pedigree of Chicagoan cuisine, and Alex Guarnaschelli slips into a food coma over her pigs in a blanket.

Monday
Jul 6
2am | 1c
Season 8, Episode 6

Voted 'Most Popular'

We're sharing seven of the most popular go-to dishes from restaurants across the country. Jason Smith takes us down south to an irresistible ice cream shop, while Bobby Flay reveals his secret neighborhood joint. Chef Beau MacMillan keeps it simple with his favorite salad, and Katie Lee admits that a nontraditional grilled pizza is her ultimate favorite.

Monday
Jul 6
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 11, Episode 8

Stretchy Pants Required

America's best dishes just might burst your buttons. Anne Burrell faces off against a gut-busting club sandwich from Little Goat Diner in Chicago while Antonia Lofaso ventures to the heart of Los Angeles for heavy-hitting Korean barbecue at Park's BBQ. Jernard Wells gets weak in the knees when confronted by a massively unbelievable cake from Southern Art and Bourbon Bar in Atlanta.

Monday
Jul 6
3am | 2c
Season 10, Episode 4

On A Date

Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, bellies are full and love is in the air as we celebrate the best meals for any romantic occasion. Alex Guarnaschelli wines and dines with the most amazing gnocchi ever made in New York City. Jeff Mauro is dressed to impress and ready to swoon over a mouthwatering, 14-karat gold cake in Chicago, and get ready for a date with Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski as they light the night on fire with simply perfect pasta.

Monday
Jul 6
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 10, Episode 7

Key Ingredient

What's the one thing that can turn a good dish into a great dish? It's that special key ingredient that makes all the difference. Alton Brown reveals the surprise ingredient that goes into the best cinnamon roll ever, Alex Guarnaschelli loves sourdough bread made with pickle juice, and Monti Carlo heads to New Orleans for the most unique, irresistible oysters ever.

Wednesday
Jul 8
1pm | 12c
Season 10, Episode 8

New Deli Done Right

America's best delicatessens are serving everything from perfected tried-and-true classics to inventive new spins on old favorites. Wolfgang Puck shares the best hot smoked salmon in the country, the "Sandwich King" himself, Jeff Mauro, heads to Chicago for the ultimate cold cut combo, and Ali Khan uncovers the ultimate bagel delight in South Carolina.

Wednesday
Jul 8
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 10, Episode 9

Special Occasion

Nothing makes a special occasion more memorable than having the best food! We're counting down the best meals for any special occasion, starting with Beau MacMillan's unforgettable gnocchi in San Diego. Tregaye Fraser casts her vote for a one-of-a-kind gourmet burger in Atlanta, and Martha Stewart celebrates with the most exquisite salmon in New York.

Wednesday
Jul 8
2pm | 1c
Season 10, Episode 10

Genuine Legends

We're celebrating eats and eateries that have withstood the test of time. From America's best pancakes to the ultimate doughnuts, find out which dishes make the cut and go down in history as true legends. Legendary chef Wolfgang Puck writes history with the world's most perfect seafood dish ever, Geoffrey Zakarian tells the tale of the infamous Caesar salad and more.

Wednesday
Jul 8
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 10, Episode 11

Yummy in the Middle

It's that ooey-gooey goodness in the middle that we just can't get enough of, so we're heading straight to the middle of things to see what greatness awaits. Jeff Mauro indulges in a 100-layer vanilla creme doughnut that's full of surprises. Antonia Lofaso cracks the yolk on ricotta and egg ravioli in Los Angeles, and Chef Lee Anne Wong heads to Hawaii for a unique and irresistible quesadilla that packs a powerful punch.

Wednesday
Jul 8
3pm | 2c