Ever wonder what the biggest food stars and chefs eat in their free time — when they're paying? Find out on The Best Thing I Ever Ate! It's the ultimate guide to the country's most-amazing meals, eats and treats as told by the pros who spend their lives obsessing over food.

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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.

Monday
Nov 11
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 0, Episode 5

Comforting Classics

There's nothing quite as comforting as a classic, down-home meal that reminds you of the good old days. For Ted Allen, it's a cinnamon roll, and for Giada De Laurentiis, it has to be pot pie. Rachael Ray heads to New York for a slice of home, while Sunny Anderson finds bread pudding that makes her smile in New Orleans. These comforting dishes are hot from the oven and sure to warm your soul.

Tuesday
Nov 12
12am | 11c
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.

Tuesday
Nov 12
2am | 1c
Season 8, Episode 2

Feats of Meat

Who doesn't love a juicy hunk of meat? Our favorite carnivores are sharing the most mouth-watering meat dishes they've ever eaten. Chef and butcher Justin Brunson shares where gets his favorite meatballs, while Monti Carlo digs into her heritage and discovers the best chicharron in Los Angeles. Chef Bobby Flay doesn't joke around when it comes to meat, so he reveals the steak he says is the best around.

Tuesday
Nov 12
2:30am | 1:30c
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.

Tuesday
Nov 12
3am | 2c
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.

Tuesday
Nov 12
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 0, Episode 4

Fried Favorites

Fire up the fryer for the crispiest and crunchiest dishes this country has to offer. From gravy-smothered french fries in Cleveland, Ohio, to tempura-battered bacon in New York City, it's all getting deep-fried. Alton Brown finds his favorite fried chicken, Sunny Anderson stumbles upon a deep-fried candy bar, and Aarti Sequeira savors an international spin with samosas. This lineup is fabulously fried and GBD -- golden, brown and delicious.

Thursday
Nov 14
7pm | 6c
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.

Thursday
Nov 14
10pm | 9c
Season 10, Episode 13

In the Last Place You'd Expect

Sometimes the best dishes are in the last place you'd ever expect to find them. We've scoured the globe, searched far and wide, and the hunt stops here. Alex Guarnaschelli ends the debate over where to find the best bagel -- it's in North Yarmouth, Maine! Jeff Mauro finds a game-changing falafel in the back of a jewelry store, and Geoffrey Zakarian unearths hidden Mexican treasure in Buffalo, New York.

Thursday
Nov 14
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 0, Episode 1

Crazy Cheesy

We're bringing you the ooiest and gooiest cheese dishes this country has to offer. From fried cheese curds in Wisconsin to lasagna grilled cheese in Cleveland, we're trying them all. Alex Guarnaschelli brings you the finest of French cuisine while Bobby Flay gets down on an American classic. And don't think we didn't save room for dessert -- we have some sweet, cheesy treats that will blow you away.

Thursday
Nov 14
11pm | 10c
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.

Friday
Nov 15
2am | 1c
Season 10, Episode 13

In the Last Place You'd Expect

Sometimes the best dishes are in the last place you'd ever expect to find them. We've scoured the globe, searched far and wide, and the hunt stops here. Alex Guarnaschelli ends the debate over where to find the best bagel -- it's in North Yarmouth, Maine! Jeff Mauro finds a game-changing falafel in the back of a jewelry store, and Geoffrey Zakarian unearths hidden Mexican treasure in Buffalo, New York.

Friday
Nov 15
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 0, Episode 1

Crazy Cheesy

We're bringing you the ooiest and gooiest cheese dishes this country has to offer. From fried cheese curds in Wisconsin to lasagna grilled cheese in Cleveland, we're trying them all. Alex Guarnaschelli brings you the finest of French cuisine while Bobby Flay gets down on an American classic. And don't think we didn't save room for dessert -- we have some sweet, cheesy treats that will blow you away.

Friday
Nov 15
3am | 2c
Season 4, Episode 8

That I'm Thankful For

In this special holiday episode, Claire Robinson, Cat Cora, the Neelys and more share their best ever Thanksgiving treats. With dishes like a pulled turkey sandwich with white barbecue sauce, sweet potato cheesecake, dumplings with yam puree and a three course turkey dinner it's easy to see why your favorite Food Network Stars say they have a lot to be thankful for.

Monday
Nov 18
8pm | 7c
Season 6, Episode 6

Bird Is the Word

Everybody's heard about the bird, but Guy Fieri, Bobby Flay, Claire Robinson and other Food Network stars spread the word about their best ever bird dishes -- from Crispy, flavorful Peking Duck, and succulent Roasted Quail, to a Turkey stuffed with a Duck and a Chicken!

Monday
Nov 18
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 11, Episode 11

Thanksgiving

Chefs and food experts share their picks for a Thanksgiving to remember. Anne Burrell devours a turkey leg sandwich at Henry Public in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Jonathon Sawyer gives thanks for the mind-blowing Thanksgiving buffet at Adele's in Nashville. Be sure to save room for dessert as Andrew Zimmern shares a picture-perfect pie from Turtle Bread Company in Minneapolis, Minn.

Monday
Nov 18
9pm | 8c
Season 11, Episode 1

Desert Island Dish

Mayday! Mayday! The chefs and foodies are stranded on a desert island with nothing but an appetite, and they're sharing the one dish they simply can't live without. Duff Goldman turns to an irresistible doughnut from Baltimore's Paradise Donuts, Alex Guarnaschelli brings along her must-have paella from Black Bull in Chicago, and Wolfgang Puck chooses one dessert above all others from Angelini Osteria in Los Angeles.

Monday
Nov 18
9:30pm | 8:30c
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
Nov 18
10:30pm | 9:30c
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.

Monday
Nov 18
11pm | 10c
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.

Monday
Nov 18
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 4, Episode 8

That I'm Thankful For

In this special holiday episode, Claire Robinson, Cat Cora, the Neelys and more share their best ever Thanksgiving treats. With dishes like a pulled turkey sandwich with white barbecue sauce, sweet potato cheesecake, dumplings with yam puree and a three course turkey dinner it's easy to see why your favorite Food Network Stars say they have a lot to be thankful for.

Tuesday
Nov 19
12am | 11c
Season 6, Episode 6

Bird Is the Word

Everybody's heard about the bird, but Guy Fieri, Bobby Flay, Claire Robinson and other Food Network stars spread the word about their best ever bird dishes -- from Crispy, flavorful Peking Duck, and succulent Roasted Quail, to a Turkey stuffed with a Duck and a Chicken!

Tuesday
Nov 19
12:30am | 11:30c
Season 11, Episode 11

Thanksgiving

Chefs and food experts share their picks for a Thanksgiving to remember. Anne Burrell devours a turkey leg sandwich at Henry Public in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Jonathon Sawyer gives thanks for the mind-blowing Thanksgiving buffet at Adele's in Nashville. Be sure to save room for dessert as Andrew Zimmern shares a picture-perfect pie from Turtle Bread Company in Minneapolis, Minn.

Tuesday
Nov 19
1am | 12c
Season 11, Episode 1

Desert Island Dish

Mayday! Mayday! The chefs and foodies are stranded on a desert island with nothing but an appetite, and they're sharing the one dish they simply can't live without. Duff Goldman turns to an irresistible doughnut from Baltimore's Paradise Donuts, Alex Guarnaschelli brings along her must-have paella from Black Bull in Chicago, and Wolfgang Puck chooses one dessert above all others from Angelini Osteria in Los Angeles.

Tuesday
Nov 19
1:30am | 12:30c
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.

Tuesday
Nov 19
2:30am | 1:30c
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.

Tuesday
Nov 19
3am | 2c