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Season 12, Episode 4

Ooey Gooey Goodness

These favorite dishes are literally oozing with cheesy and creamy goodness. Andrew Zimmern pulls apart a melty meatball parmigiana hero in Portland, Ore. Antonia Lofaso finds a super-soft creme brulee doughnut in Washington, D.C., while Anne Burell heads to the city of sin for a breakfast sandwich packed with ooey, gooey deliciousness.

Sunday
May 15
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 9, Episode 10

Layers of Goodness

Get ready to pile it on thick as we're talking layers of goodness that are stacked to the ceiling. We take a trip to Chicago where we meet up with Jeff Mauro to discover all the magic colors hidden inside the Rainbow Cake. We find Monti Carlo over in Seattle cutting right to the middle of a plantain lasagna. And we indulge in every delectable layer of Geoffrey Zakarian's grasshopper dessert.

Sunday
May 15
10pm | 9c
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!

Sunday
May 15
10:30pm | 9:30c
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.

Sunday
May 15
11pm | 10c
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.

Sunday
May 15
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 9, Episode 10

Layers of Goodness

Get ready to pile it on thick as we're talking layers of goodness that are stacked to the ceiling. We take a trip to Chicago where we meet up with Jeff Mauro to discover all the magic colors hidden inside the Rainbow Cake. We find Monti Carlo over in Seattle cutting right to the middle of a plantain lasagna. And we indulge in every delectable layer of Geoffrey Zakarian's grasshopper dessert.

Monday
May 16
2am | 1c
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!

Monday
May 16
2:30am | 1:30c
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.

Monday
May 16
3am | 2c
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.

Monday
May 16
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 12, Episode 11

Mess Hall

Grab some napkins because things are about to get messy in the best way possible. Alex Guarnaschelli travels to Washington, D.C., for a beer-battered burger sure to leave a mark. Then Antonia Lofaso visits Los Angeles to let loose on the fattest sub sandwich ever imagined while Duff Goldman heads to Arkansas for a deliciously sloppy mess that can't be missed.

Tuesday
May 17
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.

Tuesday
May 17
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 12, Episode 7

Pasta Perfection

Anyone can cook pasta, but the perfect pasta dish can take years of practice and dedication. Andrew Zimmern has nothing but praise for a pristine fusilli pasta in New York. Marc Murphy is in love with legendary lasagna in Scottsdale, Ariz., while Geoffrey Zakarian finds perfection in an unbelievable combination of pasta, pears and cheese.

Tuesday
May 17
3pm | 2c
Season 1, Episode 3

With Bacon

What makes everything better? Bacon! Whether it's on a burger or a donut, Food Network stars including Guy Fieri, Duff, and Aida Mollenkamp talk about their favorite foods made with bacon. From San Diego to Atlanta, L.A. to New York, find out where to get the best pork-a-licious dishes, and why these accomplished chefs say it's "The Best Thing I Ever Ate ... with bacon!"

Tuesday
May 17
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 6

Obsessions

Find out what Giada will do for just one more bite of Lemon-Scallion Dungeness Crab, how many spicy Buffalo Wings Aaron McCargo Jr. can eat in a day! Chefs including Bobby Flay and Tyler Florence reveal dishes that have become their obsessions.

Friday
May 20
1pm | 12c
Season 5, Episode 1

Combos

On their own they're delicious, but put 'em together and they're irresistible. Spaghetti and Meatballs, Biscuits and Gravy, Fish and Chips, Chicken and Waffles. These are just a few of the classic food pairings Michael Symon, Ted Allen, Duff Goldman and others say are The Best Thing I Ever Ate ... COMBOS.

Friday
May 20
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 9, Episode 10

Layers of Goodness

Get ready to pile it on thick as we're talking layers of goodness that are stacked to the ceiling. We take a trip to Chicago where we meet up with Jeff Mauro to discover all the magic colors hidden inside the Rainbow Cake. We find Monti Carlo over in Seattle cutting right to the middle of a plantain lasagna. And we indulge in every delectable layer of Geoffrey Zakarian's grasshopper dessert.

Friday
May 20
2pm | 1c
Season 7, Episode 1

Atlanta

We're headed to Atlanta, one of the largest cities in the South, for some of the best things we ever ate. From barbecued rib tips and top-secret burgers, to "angry" mussels that will make your day, we've got the guide to some of Atlanta's most popular places. And what's better than having a local show you around? Atlanta native Alton Brown takes us to some of his favorite spots and lets us in on locals-only secrets.

Friday
May 20
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 7, Episode 14

Seattle

Seattle has some of the best seafood, slices, and sorbet around. At Dahlia, the crab cakes are so good it's an obsession. While Seattle may not be known for pizza, we found a seriously good slice at Serious Pie. Le Pichet has some of the richest Raclette we've ever had. And, from the donuts at Lola and the rhubarb sorbet in Kirkland's Café Juanita to Fran's best chocolate bars, Seattle's got the West Coast covered when it comes to sweets.

Friday
May 20
3pm | 2c
Season 7, Episode 15

Vegas

In Las Vegas better bet it all on find some amazing food. From the double ribeye at SW Steakhouse, to the langoustine at L'Atelier Joel Robechon, Vegas doubles down on dining out. And what's better for a late-night snack than a bowl of drunken noodles from Wazuzu. Or go for broke with the Gambler's Special surf and turf for a song at Mr. Lucky's 24/7. Who said everything that happens in Vegas stays in Vegas? It's just too good to keep secret.

Friday
May 20
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 7, Episode 4

Dallas

We're in Dallas to show you some of the hottest spots in town. Barbecue is big in Texas, and the brisket at North Main BBQ bowls us over with its world-famous brisket. Fried chicken is one of our favorite foods so you bet we went to Babe's to satisfy our crunchy cravings. And for those of you with a sweet tooth, we find some of the best desserts in Dallas, from the Pecan Ball at Café Pacific to the classic fruitcake at Collins bakery. It's time to dig in to Dallas!

Sunday
May 22
10am | 9c
Season 7, Episode 8

Mid-Atlantic

We're touring the amazing Mid-Atlantic, sampling seafood like crab cakes in Baltimore and paella in Washington, DC. We found the perfect breakfast at Golden West Café, and some of the best beef we've ever had at Baltimore favorite, Chap's Pit Beef. And don't think we didn't save room for dessert! From a chocolate, marshmallow, peanut creation called the CMP at Woodberry Kitchen, to Baltimore's own bomb pie, we're trying it all on our Mid-Atlantic mission.

Sunday
May 22
10:30am | 9:30c
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
May 22
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 2

Hometown Favorites

There's no place like home, there's no place like home ... at least according to Giada, Alton, Ina, and Emeril. They're among the Food Network favorites who reveal the best thing they've ever eaten in their hometowns, from a savory West Coast burger to an out-of-this-world Southern-style hot dog, not to mention the pasta, pizza and Portuguese soup in between.

Sunday
May 22
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 8, Episode 10

Sandwich Hall of Fame

We're honoring the all-time favorite sandwiches in the Sandwich Hall of Fame because it's all about the bread and what's in between! If you've never had a BL"G"T, Eddie Jackson will tell you where to go. Fanny Slater hasn't missed a week without her "Friday Special," and Katie Lee heads to a small shop in New York to get the best Italian hoagie she's ever eaten. And Southerners don't have to travel to Philadelphia for the best cheesesteak, as Alton Brown reveals a hidden gem in Atlanta.

Sunday
May 22
10pm | 9c
Season 8, Episode 9

Big Cheese

Jeff Mauro, Geoffrey Zakarian, Jamika Pessoa and Bobby Flay are just a few of your favorite food personalities sharing their all-time favorite ways to indulge in some cheesy goodness. Whether it's a cheese curd-stuffed bratwurst or a fried cheese work of art, macaroni and cheese or the most incredible Queso Fundido, these cheese dishes are sure to blow your taste buds.

Sunday
May 22
10:30pm | 9:30c
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
May 22
11pm | 10c