Sleigh bells are ringing, and a lot more than chestnuts are roasting when Giada, Alton, Tyler, Duff and others reveal their favorite holiday foods. We travel from the snowy streets of Chicago to the beautiful beaches of the Carolinas to track down the treats that top their wish lists, including raisin-studded panettone, smoky southern barbecue, perfectly crisp Peking duck, and more - on this very special HOLIDAY EDITION of The Best Thing I Ever Ate.
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.
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."
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!
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!
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.
Whether it's melting in a souffle, wrapped around creme brulee, poured over chicken or baked into a cookie that defies all chocolate logic -- this is definitely chocolate at its best! Food Network stars including Alton, Duff, Tyler Florence and Claire Robinson unwrap their favorite chocolate delights.
What do onion rings, corn fritters, egg rolls and caramel corn have in common? They all make the same sound ... "CRUNCH!" And they are just a few of the best crispy foods Duff, Claire Robinson, Brian Boitano and others have ever eaten! From bowling alleys to movie theaters, find out where that delicious sound is coming from!
For Food Network stars including Ina, Emeril, Giada and others no food is more comforting than ... "The Classics." From perfectly juicy prime rib, to creamy mashed potatoes, succulent meatloaf, and more, discover where their most memorable favorites will never go out of style.
It's so bad it's good! With dishes like a mountainous 24-layer chocolate cake, and a succulent steak stuffed with golden fried oysters, or a pile of crispy duck fat fries smothered in cheese and gravy, it's no surprise Food Network stars including Michael Symon, Sunny Anderson and Claire Robinson are torn between guilt ... and pleasure.
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!
Guacamole with sage, blue cheese, and bacon? Ice cream made from prosciutto? A candy bar that's battered and deep fried? These are just a few of the dishes Food Network stars including Michael Symon, Chris Cosentino, Sunny Anderson and Alton Brown say they never expected to be the best thing they ever ate!
What do the sunny beaches of Maui, Hawaii and the snowy mountains of Jackson Hole, Wyo., have in common? They're two of the eight places where Food Network stars including Giada, Cat Cora and Duff find their favorite foods served cold -- from a fresh chilled lobster roll to ceviche that is unlike any other ... and let's not forget sweets like lemon ice box pie and passionfruit creme brulee!