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Season 9, Episode 7

Let's Do Lunch

The best lunchtime hot spots are sure to fill any craving, satisfy any hunger and generally just make you happy. Ali Khan makes a beeline for an over-the-top pistachio chicken salad creation in Austin, Texas. In Atlanta, Jernard Wells gets bad to the bone with finger lickin' good ribs, while in New York City, Martha Stewart has a lunchtime special you won't want to miss.

Sunday
Aug 2
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 8, Episode 12

Hamburger Heaven

It's burger time, and your favorite food personalities are pointing you in the right direction. Carla Hall unveils an unbelievable burger masterpiece, while Tregaye Fraser will have you traveling to New York to grab the ultimate cheeseburger and fries. Ali Khan showcases a traditional burger, but Eddie Jackson's favorite is decidedly nontraditional.

Sunday
Aug 2
11pm | 10c
Season 8, Episode 13

Small Plates, Big Taste

Our favorite small plates are bursting with flavor. Chef Beau MacMillan dives into some scallops, while Roger Mooking takes you to Texas for succulent chicken. Don't miss out when food blogger Molly Yeh reveals the secret to her favorite fried pickles. And if you drink wine, save the cork as Monti Carlo unleashes the truth behind an old brining wives tale.

Sunday
Aug 2
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 11, Episode 13

Buttered Up

It's official: Everything is better with butter! Chefs and food experts are revealing the richest, creamiest buttery dishes out there. Alex Guarnaschelli brings on the butter with a one-of-a-kind shrimp-and-grits combo from Tillie's in Short Hills, New Jersey. Jeff Mauro hits the streets of Chicago to satisfy his butter craving with an amazing honey butter chicken sandwich from the aptly named restaurant Honey Butter Fried Chicken. Then Marc Murphy travels north to Eventide Oyster Co. in Portland, Maine, for a signature buttered delight.

Monday
Aug 3
2am | 1c
Season 9, Episode 7

Let's Do Lunch

The best lunchtime hot spots are sure to fill any craving, satisfy any hunger and generally just make you happy. Ali Khan makes a beeline for an over-the-top pistachio chicken salad creation in Austin, Texas. In Atlanta, Jernard Wells gets bad to the bone with finger lickin' good ribs, while in New York City, Martha Stewart has a lunchtime special you won't want to miss.

Monday
Aug 3
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 8, Episode 12

Hamburger Heaven

It's burger time, and your favorite food personalities are pointing you in the right direction. Carla Hall unveils an unbelievable burger masterpiece, while Tregaye Fraser will have you traveling to New York to grab the ultimate cheeseburger and fries. Ali Khan showcases a traditional burger, but Eddie Jackson's favorite is decidedly nontraditional.

Monday
Aug 3
3am | 2c
Season 8, Episode 13

Small Plates, Big Taste

Our favorite small plates are bursting with flavor. Chef Beau MacMillan dives into some scallops, while Roger Mooking takes you to Texas for succulent chicken. Don't miss out when food blogger Molly Yeh reveals the secret to her favorite fried pickles. And if you drink wine, save the cork as Monti Carlo unleashes the truth behind an old brining wives tale.

Monday
Aug 3
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 4, Episode 12

On A Stick

Giada, Cat, Claire, Tyler and others go beyond the county fair to find the dishes they say taste the best ... on a stick! From Nitrogen frozen fruit pops and cheese injected tomatoes, to a classic caramel apple and a good ole fashioned corn dog. Whether it's familiar or something new, these delicious dishes are sure to stick with you.

Wednesday
Aug 5
1pm | 12c
Season 4, Episode 13

For Brunch

From French toast smothered in chocolate to smokin' hot sage sausages dipped in waffle batter, there's no need to get up early, but if you hit snooze you'll miss out on these incredible brunch dishes. Alex Guarnaschelli, Duff Goldman and other favorite Food Network chefs share their must-have eats for brunch.

Wednesday
Aug 5
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 4, Episode 14

Reinvented Classics

Imagine a dish that tastes like Eggs Benedict but doesn't look anything like it, or fish tacos turned inside out! Or how about a creamy cheesecake that comes on a tree? In this episode Giada, Tyler Florence, Robert Irvine, Ted Allen and others reveal their favorite classic dishes that have been reinvented into something extraordinary.

Wednesday
Aug 5
2pm | 1c
Season 5, Episode 10

Eggstraordinary

Truffled egg toast, Reuben Egg Rolls, Foot High Lemon Meringue Pie and Strawberry Souffle are just a few of the EGGstraordinary dishes Gail Simmons, Alton Brown, Robert Irvine and others are EGGcited to talk about in this EGGceptional episode of The Best Thing I Ever Ate!

Wednesday
Aug 5
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 5, Episode 11

Finger Food

Alton Brown, Gail Simmons, Alex Guarnaschelli and others are throwin' down the cutlery and reaching for their best ever finger foods -- from roasted toasted ravioli and crispy fried pickles to sacrilegious but oh so delicious bacon wrapped Matzo Balls!

Wednesday
Aug 5
3pm | 2c
Season 5, Episode 12

Road Trip

Buckle up, because we're hitting the road with Emeril, Duff, Anne Burrell and others to hear about some of their favorite food stops around the country. Delicious chili spiced Apple Pie, succulent roast pheasant, buttery lobster mashed potatoes ... these are just a few of the dishes worth putting on the brakes for. So sit back and enjoy the ride on The Best Thing I Ever Ate: Road Trip!

Wednesday
Aug 5
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 8, Episode 3

Life Changers

We're revealing all the unforgettable dishes that changed our lives. Alex Guarnaschelli names the dish that resulted in her being born, and Fanny Slater explains why she wouldn't get married without catfish and grits. Chef Jonathon Sawyer discusses how one dish changed the lives of over 200 inmates, while cake ace Duff Goldman talks about the slice of pie that makes him weak in the knees.

Thursday
Aug 6
5pm | 4c
Season 8, Episode 7

Southern Charm

We're checking out the best rich, hearty, home-style cooking straight from the South. Roger Mooking can't pass up a simple yet magical Southern dish, while Food Network Star winner Jason Smith introduces the epitome of a Southern sandwich. If you've been looking for the best shrimp and grits, let Alton Brown tell you where to go. And Chef Beau MacMillan goes deep for a low-country boil you won't ever forget!

Thursday
Aug 6
5:30pm | 4:30c
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.

Thursday
Aug 6
6pm | 5c
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.

Thursday
Aug 6
6:30pm | 5:30c
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.

Sunday
Aug 9
10pm | 9c
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.

Sunday
Aug 9
10:30pm | 9:30c
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.

Sunday
Aug 9
11pm | 10c
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.

Sunday
Aug 9
11:30pm | 10:30c
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.

Monday
Aug 10
2am | 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.

Monday
Aug 10
2:30am | 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.

Monday
Aug 10
3am | 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.

Monday
Aug 10
3:30am | 2:30c
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!

Wednesday
Aug 12
1pm | 12c