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 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 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 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
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.

Tuesday
Nov 19
3:30am | 2:30c
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
Nov 21
6pm | 5c
Season 0, Episode 7

Chocolicious

Calling all chocolate lovers! We're getting the inside scoop on all things chocolate. Alton Brown takes a trip to Charleston, S.C., for some heavenly chocolate pudding, while Aaron Sanchez has some not-so-classic New York pizza ... for dessert! Grab a glass of milk and make sure you leave room for dessert.

Thursday
Nov 21
7pm | 6c
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.

Thursday
Nov 21
10pm | 9c
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!

Thursday
Nov 21
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 0, Episode 8

Southern Eats

It's time for some good, old-fashioned country cooking as Guy Fieri, Alton Brown, Sunny Anderson and Duff Goldman round up their favorite Southern eats. Sit back, relax and get ready to salivate.

Thursday
Nov 21
11pm | 10c
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.

Friday
Nov 22
2am | 1c
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!

Friday
Nov 22
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 0, Episode 8

Southern Eats

It's time for some good, old-fashioned country cooking as Guy Fieri, Alton Brown, Sunny Anderson and Duff Goldman round up their favorite Southern eats. Sit back, relax and get ready to salivate.

Friday
Nov 22
3am | 2c
Season 0, Episode 2

Super Spicy

Grab a glass of milk and get ready to experience fiery meals from around the country. Ted Allen, Marcela Valladolid, Michael Symon and more are sharing their favorite burning hot dishes. Curtis Stone is brought to tears by the Crying Tiger Pork while Adam Gertler is crushed by a burger that has "anger" as a condiment.

Monday
Nov 25
8pm | 7c
Season 11, Episode 3

Kids' Menu

From macaroni and cheese to milkshakes to pizza, these are the greatest dishes found on -- and inspired by -- the kids' menu. Alex Guarnaschelli shares her comfort food lunch favorite from Ted's Bulletin in Washington, D.C., while Claudia Sandoval shows how fun it is to play with your food at CUCINA urbana in San Diego. No kid could forget about dessert, so Jet Tila has it covered at the Legendairy Milkshake Bar in Nashville.

Monday
Nov 25
9pm | 8c
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 25
9:30pm | 8:30c
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.

Monday
Nov 25
10pm | 9c
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.

Monday
Nov 25
11pm | 10c