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Saturday, Dec 5

7:00
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Episode 104

These are places where the drink list may be long, but the dining is the real reason to visit. We meet the chef who brought the tradition of gastropubs over from England and experience her nose-to-tail cooking. Then, a gastropub that serves American favorites like hot dogs and tater tots, but this fare is far from the ordinary. Plus, a traditional German-style beer hall that boasts the best homemade charcuterie in town.

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7:30
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Episode 105

The meals are hand-held at these hot spots, but the unique flavors are the big attraction. Authentic Mexican cuisine pioneer Rick Bayless celebrates Mexico's most beloved street food and snacks, while two brothers bring decadent Italian toasts to one of New York's hippest neighborhoods. A Top Chef winner turns traditional Eastern-European cuisine on its head with inspirations from his own Scottish-Israeli heritage. And a former fine dining chef feeds the need for cheese on the streets of Los Angeles, one gourmet grilled cheese sandwich at a time.

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8:00
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Episode 106

We're taking you on a gastro tour of some of the most adventurous efforts in dining today. From a nine-course underground dinner party to a double-decker bus serving gourmet comfort food and an all-out Beef Seven Ways feast, these unique culinary adventures are not to be missed.

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8:30
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Episode 101

We take you to some of the most unique eateries in New York City that are serving up their twists on comfort food staples. A rowdy meatball joint on the Lower East Side, a bustling restaurant serving knockout chicken and waffles in Brooklyn, an eco-friendly hot dog haven where the chef makes the condiments from scratch and a burger and fries shack in the middle of the city that boasts lines down the block every day.

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9:00
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Episode 102

We'll find out why the burger at Minetta Tavern is the most talked about burger in town and what makes this eatery top everyone's reservation hot list. Plus, starred chef Daniel Boulud takes us inside his first downtown eatery for an international tour of his house-made sausages. And, there's nothing more unique than a restaurant that specializes in every kind of grilled meat imaginable -- and it's all you can eat.

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9:30
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Episode 103

Visit a pie shop in Brooklyn where they sell by the slice and are sold out within hours every single day. Discover an ice cream truck that sells artisanal ice creams with specialty ingredients sourced from around the world, and stop by a bakery filled with treats so good, you'd be shocked to know they never use butter, eggs, milk or flour.

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10:00
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Episode 302

Roger Mooking showcases 15 of America's best dishes that have achieved local legend status. From sentimental favorites like deep-dish pizza, patty melts and spaghetti and meatballs to an old-fashioned clambake and lobster roll, chefs create some of the best-loved meals in the country and reveal their old family recipes.

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11:00
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Episode 303

Roger Mooking showcases 15 of the very best Cajun dishes in America, covering all the classics -- crawfish, red beans and rice, gumbo, jambalaya and andouille sausage -- as well as a few surprises. Chefs share all the best sauces, roux, spices and techniques from their own kitchens as the good times roll.

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12:00
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Episode 104

Roger Mooking explores cowboy cooking deep in the heart of Texas, where Sandra Julian preserves the tradition of cowboy cuisine in her rustic chuck wagon. She cooks up her famous chicken fried steak over an open fire and bakes peach cobbler in a cast iron Dutch oven. In California, the Righetti family continues to fan the flames of Santa Maria-style barbecue in their restaurant and in their backyard. Metal skewers lined with thirty pounds of spiced rubbed-top sirloins are grilled to juicy perfection and served with traditional pinquito bean salad and strawberry pies.

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12:30
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Episode 105

In Lexington, Texas, folks line up early on Saturday mornings for Snow's BBQ. 77-year-old Tootsie Tomanetz is a custodian worker at a local school during the week, but a serious pit master on Friday nights. Roger Mooking clocks in a night shift to help this pitmaster, her son and the owner prepare hundreds of pounds of brisket, ribs, pork and chicken. In Pacifica, Calif., Hawaiian-style barbecue is prepared right on the coast. Roger helps pit master Darin Petersen wrap a whole pig in taro and ti leaves and lowers it into a deep pit to cook low and slow over a bed of hot lava rocks.

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1:00
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Episode 106

Smokers and grills come in all shapes and sizes, but Roger Mooking found two extreme examples. In Grain Valley, Miss., mechanic Bill Rousseau transformed a retired Cessna airplane into a smoker and transports this impressive rig to a local airport and smokes pork butts and ribs and serves them with grilled chicken for guests, including skydivers who "drop in." In Ridgecrest, Calif., Ed McBride Sr. and Ed McBride Jr. weld salvaged metal into pieces of art, including dragons that are working barbecues. They cook up juicy rib eye roasts in the belly of this metal beast.

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1:30
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Episode 611H

Roger Mooking gets blown away by not one but two of the biggest metal-clad rigs he's ever seen. In Algoma, Wis., he meets brothers Brad and Aric Schmiling who use a giant cinderblock pit and massive metal grates to roast a whole steer. Then Roger heads to Atascadero, Calif. where he meets Jason Elvis Heard, a brilliant engineering consultant who built a record-breaking rig called Mega Pit. Roger and Jason load, it up with 600 pounds of dry-rubbed chicken, beef and pork ribs, and the region's signature meat. If that wasn't enough, Jason shares his take on mac-n-cheese, made with tender chunks of tri-tip and all the BBQ flavors we know and love.

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2:00
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Episode 612H

Roger Mooking is going from the west coast to the east coast to check out crazy custom contraptions. First, he gets to play with a one-of-a-kind "meat swing set" in West Sacramento, Calif. Custom-built for Chef Beau Fairbairn, it can cook a whole animal or two, and still have room left over. Roger and Beau slow-cook a whole hog and an entire garden's worth of vegetables over a 12-foot-long wood fire. Then, Roger heads to school in farm country, New Jersey, where cooking-school founder, Ian Knauer, teaches open-fire cooking. Today's lessons: whole lamb roasted over a wood fire on a 5-foot hand-powered rotisserie, accompanied by salsa verde made with herbs from the farm and vegetables roasted in a wood-fired oven.

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2:30
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Episode 613H

Things are heating up in Hawaii which inspires Roger Mooking to do some island-hopping for the best eats. On Oahu, Hawaii, Roger and farmer Daniel Anthony heat up an imu, a traditional underground oven, for a feast of cheeseburgers wrapped in layers of leaves. When the community learns that the imu is being fired up, they lend a hand and contribute dishes for the feast. Then Roger's off to the island of Kauai, Hawaii to meet Chef Patrick Pepper at Chicken in a Barrel BBQ. The pair fire up juicy chickens, succulent ribs and freshly caught fish cooked in barrel smokers.

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3:00
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Episode 0908

Alton Brown dives deep into the pantry to investigate the many facets of vinegar. Learn the secrets of this ancient elixir and some darned clever ways to get it into your food, including Grilled Romaine and Sauerbraten.

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3:30
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Episode 0909

Tired of sad, insipid toaster waffles and flavorless instant batters? Host Alton Brown sure is and he's going to do something about it. Learn how to build a better batter, pick the right iron and find out what waffles and church have in common. On the menu: Basic Waffle and Chocolate Waffle.

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4:00
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Episode 0910

Join host Alton Brown as he figures out how to build a better meatball, puts a muffin pan to new uses in his Baked Meatball recipe and resuscitates that 60's party classic, Swedish Meatballs.

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4:30
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Episode 0915

Although it's one of the most plentiful fish in the sea, the mild, fine-textured flounder is usually relegated to the fry basket. Join Alton Brown as he fishes, filets and feasts on a selection of dishes that wouldn't suit any other fishes: Oil Poached Flounder, Baked Stuffed Flounder and Flounder Fish Salad.

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5:00
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Episode 108

Alton Brown "reloads" his classic cocoa powder show with three updated dishes including a new twist on brownies, an introduction to black cardamom and a scientific road race.

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5:30
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Episode 107

Alton Brown "reloads" his classic fried chicken episode with an all-new deep-fried recipe, an introduction to sumac and a look at the science of crunch.

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6:00
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Episode 0822

Chef Julieta Ballesteros enters Kitchen Stadium to take on Iron Chef Cat Cora. Will Chef Ballesteros's Spanish cuisine win over the judges or will he fall to Iron Chef Cora's Mediterranean and southern cuisine? Tune in to see whose cuisine reigns supreme!

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7:00
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Episode 1303

Chef Fernando Darin was born into an Italian family in the Brazilian countryside and he's bringing his international flair to his culinary contest with Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian. Anya Fernald and Lolis Eric Elie will determine if either chef chokes.

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8:00
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Episode 809F

Aussie chef Curtis Stone enters Kitchen Stadium to take on Iron Chef Bobby Flay in a fiery battle to the finish. Will Chef Stone burn Iron Chef Flay with his take on the secret ingredient, or will he leave with the bitter taste of defeat in his mouth? Tune in to see whose cuisine reigns supreme!

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9:00
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Episode 1310

Richmond, Virginia's schnitzel queen, Chef Brittanny Anderson, hopes that she doesn't leave Kitchen Stadium feeling blue after battling one of the Chairman's best, Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli. Antonia Lofaso and Simon Majumdar serve as judges.

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10:00
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Episode 817F

Celebrated Seattle chef Maria Hines enters Kitchen Stadium to challenge the master himself, Iron Chef Morimoto. Will Chef Hines be able to stand the heat of Kitchen Stadium, or will she leave with the bitter taste of defeat in her mouth? Tune in to see whose cuisine reigns supreme.

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11:00
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Episode 0808

San Francisco chef Dominique Crenn was a competitor in Next Iron Chef season 2, and has come to Kitchen Stadium to take on the ultimate challenger in Iron Chef Symon, winner of the first season of Next Iron Chef. Will Chef Crenn be able to prove that she has what it takes? Tune in to see whose cuisine reigns supreme.

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12:00
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Episode 809F

Aussie chef Curtis Stone enters Kitchen Stadium to take on Iron Chef Bobby Flay in a fiery battle to the finish. Will Chef Stone burn Iron Chef Flay with his take on the secret ingredient, or will he leave with the bitter taste of defeat in his mouth? Tune in to see whose cuisine reigns supreme!

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1:00
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Episode 1310

Richmond, Virginia's schnitzel queen, Chef Brittanny Anderson, hopes that she doesn't leave Kitchen Stadium feeling blue after battling one of the Chairman's best, Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli. Antonia Lofaso and Simon Majumdar serve as judges.

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2:00
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Episode 817F

Celebrated Seattle chef Maria Hines enters Kitchen Stadium to challenge the master himself, Iron Chef Morimoto. Will Chef Hines be able to stand the heat of Kitchen Stadium, or will she leave with the bitter taste of defeat in her mouth? Tune in to see whose cuisine reigns supreme.

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3:00
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Episode 0808

San Francisco chef Dominique Crenn was a competitor in Next Iron Chef season 2, and has come to Kitchen Stadium to take on the ultimate challenger in Iron Chef Symon, winner of the first season of Next Iron Chef. Will Chef Crenn be able to prove that she has what it takes? Tune in to see whose cuisine reigns supreme.

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