**COOKING CHANNEL JULY 2015 HIGHLIGHTS**
COOKING CHANNEL KICKS OFF A SWEET AND SAVORY SUMMER
WITH NEW SERIES STEAK OUT WITH KIX BROOKS, SPECIAL
SUMMERTIME CRAVINGS WITH HAYLIE DUFF and a NEW SEASON
OF MY GRANDMOTHER’S RAVIOLI WITH MO ROCCA
Plus: New Seasons of Carnival Eats and Man Fire Food
and Special The Great Chicken Wing Hunt
NEW YORK – May 28, 2015– Cooking Channel celebrates summer eats in July with new tasty series, specials and returning favorites! Roger Mooking kicks things off on Tuesday, July 14th at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT, in a new season of Man Fire Food featuring all things cooked over fire. Then, big flavors and big meat take center stage when country music star Kix Brooks hits the road to find some of America’s best steakhouses in new series Steak Out with Kix Brooks premiering Tuesday, July 14th at 9:00pmET/6:00pmPT. Summer means carnivals, and no stone will go unturned by host Noah Cappe to find the most ooey, gooey, fried and stuffed fair food to tickle the taste buds when Carnival Eats returns on Thursday, July 16th at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT. Host Haylie Duff showcases her favorite summer foods as she prepares for an epic beach party in special Summertime Cravings with Haylie Duff on Sunday, July 19th at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT, and on Wednesday, July 29th at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT, Mo Rocca returns to visit and cook with a new batch of grandparents and sample their delicious dishes in a new season of My Grandmother’s Ravioli. July also offers premieres of The Real Girl’s Kitchen Saturdays at 1:00pmET/10:00amPT and special The Great Chicken Wing Hunt Sunday, July 5th at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT. Plus, CookingChannelTV.com continues the seasonal celebration with 101 Ways Love Summer. Join the Cooking Channel conversation on Twitter and Facebook.
Carnival Eats – Premiering Thursday, July 16th at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT – SEASON PREMIERE!
Carnival Eatscelebrates today’s modern gastronomic freak show and host Noah Cappe takes you on an international, food-frenzied roller coaster of culinary delights to the new epicenter of carnival life – food! Food of every imaginable shape, size, color and taste are being created specifically for the connoisseurs who ply midways and fairgrounds, and Carnival Eats is there for every delicious bite.
Online, find web-exclusive videos taking you deeper into the life on the fairway and check-out CookingChannelTV.com‘s guide for deep frying anything. Join the deep-friend conversation with #IdFryThat.
The Great Chicken Wing Hunt – Premiering Sunday, July 5th at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT – SPECIAL!
Upstate New Yorker Matt Reynolds forsakes a successful life in Eastern Europe, compelled by a singular obsession: find the world’s best Buffalo chicken wing. Joined by a perplexed Slovak film crew and a ragtag gang of wing-obsessed misfits, Reynolds embarks on The Great Chicken Wing Hunt. After 2,627 miles and 284 varieties of wings, the quest ends in the very countryside of Reynolds’ childhood, where he discovers that the perfection he has sought so hard to find was right under his nose all along.
Man Fire Food
- Premiering Tuesday, July 14th at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT – “Piggin Out on Pork” – SEASON PREMIERE!
One of the great wonders of the barbecue world is smoked pork shoulder. First, Roger Mooking heads to Grand Rapids, Michigan to visit the Pit Stop, a barbecue take-out famous for their unconventional, yet scrumptious, sandwich called the Green Menace Wrap, filled with pork chili and pulled pork, cilantro cream and barbecue sauce. Then, it is over to the barbecue institution, Top Hat Barbecue in Blount Springs, Alabama for a classic Southern-style pork sandwich that has been served the same exact way for 50 years. Low and slow and on a bun is the best way to devour this succulent cut of meat!
- Premiering Tuesday, July 21st at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT – “Alabama BBQ”
Roger heads to the heart of The American Barbecue Belt – Alabama. He stops by the family-run restaurant serving Alabama-style ‘cue for four generations, Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q in Decatur. The award-winning Pit Master Chris Lilly shows Rogers how to make their legendary smoked chicken, dunked in a unique white sauce. Next up is The Brick Pit in Mobile, where Roger meets the owner, Bill Ambrecht, who has been serving old school, Alabama-style ‘cue for 20 years. Locals and visitors from across the country stop in for the chicken and ribs, but the thing everyone talks about is the pulled pork which cooks for almost 30 hours in a smoker called “The Big Red.”
- Premiering Tuesday, July 28th at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT – “Low Country Cookouts”
Roger is in South Carolina for two spectacular low country cookouts – a traditional backyard pig pickin’, and a classic oyster roast. In the seaside town of Beaufort, Roger meets Jim Gibson who has been doing pig pickin’s for family and friends for the last 40 years. Together they build the outdoor pit, smoke a whole pig and then serve it with the traditional side of hash and rice. Then it is over to Bowen’s Island, where the only thing on the 14-acre peninsula is a restaurant that specializes in low country cooking. Roger meets the owner Robert Barber, and together they build an impressive fire to cook a massive pile of local cluster oysters.
Online, flip through a gallery of Roger’s own behind-the-scenes photos on his search for the coolest ways to cook with fire, plus find out Roger’s favorite cooking music, his best kitchen tips and more in an exclusive Q&A with Roger. Join the fun with #ManFireFood.
My Grandmother’s Ravioli
- Premiering Wednesday, July 29th at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT – “Lower East Side Story” – SEASON PREMIERE!
Ninety-something Ruth Taube is an institution on New York City’s historic Lower East Side. She teaches Mo many things including how to make a mean Matzo ball soup and farfel. She also teaches him how to sew. Ruth and Mo also hit some classic Manhattan specialty stores to buy pickles and black and white cookies before they head up to Westchester to have dinner with her daughter and grandkids.
Online, meet the grandparents, watch web-exclusives outtakes, watch full episodes and check out the beloved recipes features on the show. Join the conversation with #MyGrandmothersRavioli.
The Real Girl’s Kitchen
- Premiering Saturday, July 4th at 1:00pmET/10:00amPT – “California Rolls”
When Haylie’s childhood friend, Carly, comes to town, all she ever wants to eat is sushi, sushi, sushi! So Haylie surprises Carly with a carefully curated at-home sushi night. After inspiration from sushi master Yoya Takahasi, the girls crash Haylie’s mom’s kitchen, cooking what they learned from Yoya. Friends stop by to make Creamy Rock Shrimp Tempura, Shishito Peppers and classic Sushi Hand Rolls and realize that Japanese cuisine is more challenging to make than those speedy sushi masters make it look!
- Premiering Saturday, July 11th at 1:00pmET/10:00amPT – “MexiCali”
Haylie and her friends used to jet down to Mexico every time they needed a little R&R, but between work, new babies, and crazy schedules all around, there is not time for vacation! So Haylie decides to bring Mexico to Cali with a home-based fiesta of Salt-Crusted Whole Snapper Fish Tacos, fresh Sriracha Lime Corn Tortillas and Cotija Corn on the Cob. With a piñata and margaritas, the girls get a delicious taste of vacation while staying right at home
- Premiering Saturday, July 18th at 1:00pmET/10:00amPT – “Raising the Bar”
Haylie’s good friend Kurt Finney manages Pearl’s Restaurant on the Sunset strip. With such a prime location, the restaurant could easily bring in a substantial late night crowd. The problem is, their bar menu is well, non-existent. So, Kurt asks Haylie to test some recipes that will land an after-dark crowd, with some guilty-pleasure late-night eats, but will Haylie’s Cubano Sandwich, Jerk Spice Chicken Wings, and Bacon-Wrapped Dates hit the late night spot?
- Premiering Saturday, July 25th at 1:00pmET/10:00amPT – “SOBE Skills” – SEASON FINALE!
Haylie has been asked to do a cooking demo at this year’s South Beach Wine and Food Festival in Miami – in front of hundreds of foodies and famous chefs. It’s intimidating, to say the least. With the help of friend, Arielle Kebbel, Haylie tests two recipes for the demo: Green Chicken Enchiladas and Kale and Pea Pesto Linguine with Pancetta and Grilled Shrimp. Armed with a private demo lesson from famed chef, Jet Tila, Haylie is ready to take on Miami, but will she win over this gourmet crowd?
Steak Out with Kix Brooks – Premiering Tuesday, July 14th at 9:00pmET/6:00pmPT – SERIES PREMIERE!
Famed country musician Kix Brooks is passionate about a lot of things from music to wine to raising cattle. For his next big adventure, he is setting out across the states to find some of America’s best steakhouses.
- Premiering Tuesday, July 14th at 9:00pmET/6:00pmPT – “Omaha”
Kix is traveling deep into the heart of steak country and visiting three local legends in Omaha, Nebraska. Family-owned and operated Johnny’s Cafe started as a small saloon nearly a hundred a years ago and is now a classic steakhouse serving up the best prime rib in town. Down the road, Dario’s is serving traditional European fare like steak frites and a decadent chocolate cake made with dark Belgian beer. Last but not least, Kix checks out Gorat’s, a favorite amongst locals for their version of this quintessential Omaha dish: the whiskey steak.
- Premiering Tuesday, July 21st at 9:00pmET/6:00pmPT – “Dallas”
We are riding into cowboy country and Kix is checking out some of the best steakhouses the Lone Star State has to offer. In Dallas, Kix heads to YO Steakhouse for some classic Hill Country cuisine like chicken fried lobster. At Cattleman’s in Fort Worth, cowboy cooking is done right with quality meat cooked over an open grill in the middle of the dining room. Kix heads to Knife where the chefs are using innovative and modern techniques to breathe new life into classic dishes.
Summertime Cravings with Haylie Duff– Premiering Sunday, July 19th at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT – SPECIAL!
In this ice cream-filled summertime special, host Haylie Duff’s pulling out all the stops to kick off her favorite season with her annual beach party. This year’s going to be a little different, because being eight months pregnant means she is going to need a lot more help from friends and family, with both her ice cream cravings and her ability to put on this epic beach event. So over the course of a long weekend, Haylie’s going to be in the creamery, in the kitchen, and on the beach, cooking up a full menu of summertime staples.
- 101 Ways to Love Summer
CookingChannelTV.com heats things up with 101 reasons to love summer. We mix up the ideal formula for relaxed, easy entertaining with recipes for your summer party menu, complete with themes, decorating ideas and more. Fire up the grill for classics like burgers, dogs, grilled chicken and ribs, along with new ideas like grilled pizza, as well as grill-ready desserts. We pay tribute to the country’s top regional summer foods with the best summer dishes from each of the fifty states. Planning a picnic? Get our most popular portable dishes, like easy pasta salad and Kelsey Nixon’s peach pie. Take the worry out of weeknight meals with quick and easy healthy recipes. CookingChannelTV.com serves up top barbecue recipes from Bobby Flay, Roger Mooking, Rev Run and other Cooking Channel all-stars, as well as tips for making your own spice rub. Get top party-ready recipes that take advantage of seasonal favorites, like Chuck Hughes’ tomato cheese tart and our ever-popular no-bake strawberry cheesecake to keep friends and family happy through Labor Day.
- Ice Cream Week
Cooking Channel is topping off Ice Cream Week with a collection of our top ice cream treats and easy homemade ice cream how-tos. Plus, watch why you’re eating ice cream wrong, get tips on throwing a memorable ice cream social party and flip through photos of some of the craziest ice cream creations ever made.
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