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Season 3, Episode 4

Sweet Tooth

You don't have to be a kid to want the delicious sugary sweets that Bobby, Claire, Rocco and others are talking about -- from fruit filled homemade Pop Tarts to PB&J doughnuts, rich Chocolate Mousse, and tangy Tangerine Creamsicles. And you don't need your parents' permission to eat them!

Sunday
Jan 15
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!

Saturday
Feb 18
12am | 11c
Season 2, Episode 3

Cheesy

The ultimate soup and sandwich, a burger that defies gravity, better-than-grandma's lasagna and a souffle the French would envy. Find out why these dishes and more have Giada, Ina, Alex, and Sunny smiling and saying "cheeeeese."

Sunday
Jul 23
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 5, Episode 4

Better Than Mine

Tyler Florence, Michael Symon, Ming Tsai and Susan Feniger are just a few of the chefs who talk about the one dish they cook really well but then reveal which restaurant does it ... better!

Sunday
Aug 27
12:30pm | 11:30c
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!

Sunday
Sep 3
1pm | 12c
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!"

Sunday
Sep 3
9pm | 8c
Season 2, Episode 3

Cheesy

The ultimate soup and sandwich, a burger that defies gravity, better-than-grandma's lasagna and a souffle the French would envy. Find out why these dishes and more have Giada, Ina, Alex, and Sunny smiling and saying "cheeeeese."

Tuesday
Sep 19
12:30am | 11:30c
Season 4, Episode 10

With Garlic

No one's getting kissed after this! Duff, Melissa d'Arabian, Alex Guarnaschelli and others reveal the dishes they love most with garlic. Whether it's in a burger called The Plague Bringer or served up with delicious juicy shrimp, made into a soup, or turned into a sausage ... one thing is certain: there is nothing more versatile, more delicious, more aromatic than garlic!

Monday
Sep 25
6:30pm | 5:30c
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.

Sunday
Oct 15
9pm | 8c
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!"

Monday
Nov 27
1am | 12c
Season 7, Episode 3

Chicago

Chicago may be famous for its architecture, but we're here for the food! We've got a deep love for Gino's deep dish pizza, and the pork rinds at Publican are some of the best ever. And who doesn't love a hot dog? The classic Chicago Dog at Weiner Circle can't be topped. And in a city where the river turns green, don't be surprised to find that some of the best chocolate is white!

Thursday
Feb 8
3pm | 2c
Season 3, Episode 4

Sweet Tooth

You don't have to be a kid to want the delicious sugary sweets that Bobby, Claire, Rocco and others are talking about -- from fruit filled homemade Pop Tarts to PB&J doughnuts, rich Chocolate Mousse, and tangy Tangerine Creamsicles. And you don't need your parents' permission to eat them!

Monday
Mar 19
12:30am | 11:30c
Season 7, Episode 9

NOLA

We're headed to New Orleans for some seriously delicious, world-renown food. From Po' Boys at Johnny's to Drago's amazing oysters, the Big Easy charms us with its distinct culinary style. It's not a trip to NOLA without having a Muffaletta at Domilises. The gumbo at Dooky Chase's is not to be missed, but the best way to start the day is with the namesake pastries from local favorite, Café Beignet.

Thursday
Apr 26
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 1, Episode 10

Filled With Envy

Sure, Food Network chefs have their own recipes but in this episode we'll find out what dishes they covet from other chefs! See the delicious delicacies Duff, Tyler Florence, and Sandra Lee wish they had thought of ... and just how far they will go to get secret recipes? From Wolfgang Puck's Shanghai Lobster to Thomas Keller's Salmon Rillettes, we travel across the country to reveal the foods that leave Food Network chefs filled with envy.

Thursday
May 24
3pm | 2c
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.

Thursday
May 24
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 2, Episode 4

Salty Goodness

Whether it's a cured country ham, a decadent chocolate-caramel brownie, or luxurious caviar, they all have one thing in common ... salt! Food Network stars including Alton, Tyler, Michael Symon and The Neelys reveal eight dishes they guarantee are definitely worth their salt!

Thursday
May 24
4pm | 3c
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!

Thursday
May 24
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 2, Episode 6

Snack Attack

It's just past lunch and not quite dinner ... hmmmm, must be time for a snack! From pickles to tacos, nachos to nuts, we reveal the snackalicious snacks craved by Giada, Ted Allen, Alex Guarnaschelli, Curtis Stone and more! These bite sized treats are perfect to kick-start the Super Bowl and satisfy any SNACK ATTACK.

Thursday
May 24
5pm | 4c
Season 8, Episode 4

Picture Perfect

We're going after picture-perfect dishes that taste as good as they look. Carla Hall shows off beautiful beets from Michigan, and Molly Yeh reveals the surprise inside the ultimate breakfast muffin. Aaron Sanchez shares his warm cookies and milk, while Alton Brown talks about his favorite dish at Destroyer in Los Angeles.

Thursday
May 24
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 8, Episode 8

Extra Crispy

We're tracking down the crunchiest, flakiest and noisiest favorite foods. In New York, Justin Warner shares a pizza completely enclosed in the ultimate crispy crust. Alex Guarnaschelli heads down south to New Orleans for her favorite bite at Turkey and the Wolf, and Fanny Slater travels all the way to Hawaii for her favorite Crispy Tuna Roll.

Sunday
May 27
12pm | 11c
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 27
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 8, Episode 11

Serious Spice

Good food is the spice of life, and we're adding a little kick with our flavor-filled favorites! Jeff Mauro takes us to Chicago for 23 mole sauces, and Donal Skehan will have you sweating as he attacks the hottest taco in Los Angeles. Aaron Sanchez talks about his beloved barbecue with a surprise twist, while Duff Goldman's intricate 16-spice favorite is a can't-miss dish in New York.

Sunday
May 27
9pm | 8c
Season 7, Episode 7

Miami

We are headed to Miami for a little fun in the sun and some truly epic eats. We're trying it all, from stone crabs at Joe's, to the lamb shank at Sardinia. The piping hot oven at Fratelli La Bufala is turning out pillowy calzones, while the folks at Ola are cooling off with a nice and icy pear granita. And don't let the fabulous physiques of Miami Beach fool you, this city loves their sweets. With a trifecta of treats at Michaels Genuine and the chocolate peanut butter s'more from Prime 112, Miami has some of the best desserts around.

Sunday
May 27
9:30pm | 8:30c
Season 8, Episode 11

Serious Spice

Good food is the spice of life, and we're adding a little kick with our flavor-filled favorites! Jeff Mauro takes us to Chicago for 23 mole sauces, and Donal Skehan will have you sweating as he attacks the hottest taco in Los Angeles. Aaron Sanchez talks about his beloved barbecue with a surprise twist, while Duff Goldman's intricate 16-spice favorite is a can't-miss dish in New York.

Monday
May 28
1am | 12c
Season 7, Episode 7

Miami

We are headed to Miami for a little fun in the sun and some truly epic eats. We're trying it all, from stone crabs at Joe's, to the lamb shank at Sardinia. The piping hot oven at Fratelli La Bufala is turning out pillowy calzones, while the folks at Ola are cooling off with a nice and icy pear granita. And don't let the fabulous physiques of Miami Beach fool you, this city loves their sweets. With a trifecta of treats at Michaels Genuine and the chocolate peanut butter s'more from Prime 112, Miami has some of the best desserts around.

Monday
May 28
1:30am | 12:30c
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!

Monday
May 28
7pm | 6c