Cooking Channel Announces February 2015 Highlights

Cooking Channel Announces February 2015 Highlights

The wrappers come off in February with the launch of series Unwrapped 2.0, where no treat will go uncovered when host Alfonso Ribeiro goes behind-the-scenes for the inside scoop on America's favorite snacks on Monday, February 2nd at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT.

Then food, fun, and laughs are ON THE MENU when Tiffani Thiessen hosts Dinner at Tiffani's on Wednesday, February 25th at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT, with special guests including Lance Bass, Elizabeth Berkley, Seth Green, Mario Lopez and Jason Priestley dropping in to enjoy Tiffani's delicious dishes and effortless entertaining style. February also features premiere episodes of Brunch @ Bobby's, Eat St., Emeril's Florida, Extra Virgin, Rebel Without a Kitchen and Robert Earl's Be My Guest. Plus, CookingChannelTV.com has the recipes and tips to turn the season from cold to cozy, including comfort food dishes, decadent chocolate treats and reinvented game day favorites sure to please football fans young and old. Join the Cooking Channel conversation on Twitter and Facebook.

PREMIERE EPISODES

Brunch @ Bobby's
Premiering Saturday, February 7th at 12:00pmET/9:00amPT - "Chocoholic Brunch"
Host Bobby Flay covers THE KITCHEN in chocolate for a luscious menu of sweet and savory treats like Dark Chocolate Waffles with White Chocolate Custard Sauce and Espresso-Chocolate Whipped Cream, Breakfast Burritos with Mocha-Rubbed Steak, Green Eggs and a Chocolate Barbecue Sauce and Hot Chocolate with Peanut Butter Whipped Cream.
Premiering Saturday, February 14th at 12:00pmET/9:00amPT - "Breakfast in Bed"
Go ahead and get comfortable because host Bobby Flay is preparing a breakfast in bed-style brunch! Bobby wines and dines in bed with an indulgent menu of Baked Eggs with Prosciutto, Candied Tomatoes and Herb Parmesan Cream, Chocolate-Covered Berries, a Grapefruit Mojito and a Dirty Almond Chai-style Latte.
Premiering Saturday, February 28th at 12:00pmET/9:00amPT - "New Diner Favorites"
Host Bobby Flay dresses up classic diner dishes like Chocolate Hazelnut S'more French Toast, Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal with a Cinnamon Crisp and an anything-goes style Pasta Scramble with Breakfast Sausage, Eggs, Kale and Tomatoes. It is comfort food from the comfort of home!

Online, find out Bobby Flay's picks for favorite brunch music, advice for brunch emergencies and more with new web-exclusive video featuring brunch secrets. Join the brunch banter at #BrunchatBobbys.

Dinner at Tiffani's - Premiering Wednesday, February 25th at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT - SERIES PREMIERE!
Tiffani Thiessen invites her celebrity friends including Lance Bass, Elizabeth Berkley, Seth Green, Mario Lopez, Jason Priestley and more, over for intimate dinner parties filled with good company, great stories and delicious food. Come for the party, stay for the food and enjoy a wonderful blend of dinner, drinks and fun.

Online, find host Tiffani Thiessen's dinner party tips, her favorite restaurants and more on CookingChannelTV.com. Join the party with #DinnerAtTiffanis.

Donut Showdown
Premiering Thursday, February 12th at 9:00pmET/6:00pmPT - "Mardi Gras" - SEASON FINALE!
A singing rabbi from Edmonton, Alberta, a lawyer from Moscow, Idaho, and a college grad from NASHVILLE compete in a speedy elimination round with trail mix as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a Mardi Gras-themed DONUT SHOWDOWN hosted by Daryn Jones.
Judges: Elizabeth Falkner, Duff Goldman, Jeff Mahin

Online, watch web-exclusive video of the judges dishing on the best donut they ever ate, and find out what makes a great donut on CookingChannelTV.com. Join the sprinkled and powdered sugar-covered conversation at #DonutShowdown.

Eat St.
Premiering Tuesday, February 3rd at 10:30pmET/7:30pmPT - "Rule Brittania"
Host James Cunningham flies the food truck flag in Toronto, Ontario at the Fiesty Jack truck, in Nashville, Tennessee at the Crepe A Diem truck, in Phoenix, Arizona at the Luncha Libre truck and finally in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Lola Deux truck.
Premiering Tuesday, February 10th at 10:30pmET/7:30pmPT - "Miami Mia"
Host James Cunningham samples sizzling street food at the Il Fiorentino truck in Miami, Florida, finds blazing burgers in Orlando, Florida at the Treehouse truck, tries farm-fresh fare in Knoxville, Tennessee at the Mister Canteen trailer, and travels to San Antonio, Texas for daring desserts at the Chocollazo trailer.
Premiering Tuesday, February 17th at 10:30pmET/7:30pmPT - "The Spice is Right"
Host James Cunningham finds the greatest value on wheels in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Frencheeze food truck and finds the price is right and the food is delicious in San Antonio, Texas at the Spice Sea truck. In Denver, Colorado he samples the best street fare around at the Street Eats truck. He completes his journey back in San Antonio at Carl's truck.
Premiering Tuesday, February 24th at 10:30pmET/7:30pmPT - "Houston, We Have a Food Truck"
Host James Cunningham find flavors that are out of this world in Houston, Texas at the Eatsie Boys bus, in Knoxville, Tennessee at the Savoury and Sweet truck, in Orlando, Florida at the Café Rouge truck, and finally lands in Denver, Colorado at the Orange Crunch cart.

Online, find local food trucks eats around the neighborhood with CookingChannelTV.com's interactive food truck map. Join the truck chatter with #EatSt.

Emeril's Florida
Premiering Sunday, February 1st at 2:30pmET/11:30amPT - "Orlando"
Emeril travels to Orlando, one of the great visitor destinations in the world. He begins his visit at newly opened Four Seasons Resort Orlando at WALT DISNEY WORLD with a stop at Capa, their signature rooftop restaurant overlooking the Disney property. Next, Emeril travels to Winter Park for a stop at Scratch restaurant for modern American tapas. Then, Emeril travels to East End Market, a food HUB in the city that serves as an incubator for farmers and food artisans who want to start or expand their businesses. Emeril visits with a cheese storeowner, a craft COFFEE SHOP owner and a seven-seat Japanese eatery that is one of the hardest places to get a reservation in the entire city. Inspired by his visit, Emeril prepares another of his Florida seafood favorites, Potato and Florida Lobster Croquette.
Premiering Sunday, February 8th at 2:30pmET/11:30amPT - "Out on the Town"
Emeril travels to hotspots that are located in downtown areas perfect for starting or ending an evening. The first stop is Meat Market in the heart of South Beach, the quintessential Miami hotspot. Next, Emeril heads to downtown St. Petersburg to The Birchwood Hotel, home to two popular hotspots for creative and elegant dining. Then, Emeril travels to fast-growing downtown West Palm Beach on Florida's east coast to Hullabaloo, an Italian gastropub with twists on Italian classics. Emeril celebrates his journey by preparing a fresh Florida seafood dish, Florida Crab and Corn Cheesecake.
Premiering Sunday, February 15th at 2:30pmET/11:30amPT - "Naples"
Emeril travels to the southwest Gulf coast of Florida to explore the rising culinary scene in Naples. On his first stop, Emeril goes Italian at Osteria Tulia, one of the hottest restaurants in the Naples area. Emeril's next stop is Mereday's Fine Dining, a waterfront restaurant serving contemporary cuisine based on the freshest and finest available ingredients. His last stop is Pinchers Crab Shack, which is best known for their stone crabs. Emeril then prepares one of his Florida seafood favorites, Crab LOUIE Salad with Florida Greens.
Premiering Sunday, February 22nd at 2:30pmET/11:30amPT - "Farm to Table"
This trip, Emeril explores the "Farm-to-Table" movement in Florida. His first stop is at The Floridian in downtown St. Augustine where the chef has a farming background and actually ran a farmers market prior to opening the restaurant, and uses those experiences to help stay true to the restaurant's farm-to-table philosophy. Next, Emeril travels to Boca Raton to a restaurant big on local sourcing and securing ingredients from local fisherman and farmers. Then, Emeril heads to Miami where he visits an urban farm located right near Miami International Airport. Emeril then prepares a farm-to-table dish of his own, Lettuce Wraps with Tuna, Ponzu, Jalapeno and Sriracha.

Online, get Emeril's top recipes from his travels through the best of the Sunshine State's food scene. Join the journey with #EmerilsFlorida.

Extra Virgin
Premiering Wednesday, February 4th at 9:00pmET/7:00pmPT - "A Day with the Girls"
Debi Mazar has a few close friends that always talk about getting together for dinner, but it seldom happens. Deb finally gets together with three of her best friends, all of whom happen to be of Italian American heritage, Drena De Niro, Kathrine Narducci and Aida Turturro. They meet up at Debi's house and hit the neighborhood for a little shopping. Meanwhile, Gabriele will be hitting a local distillery and a neighborhood honey producer to pick up ingredients for a special cocktail for the girls. Then for dinner, it is all hands on deck as everyone takes turns helping Gabriele cook up some delicious Italian recipes.
Premiering Wednesday, February 11th at 9:00pmET/7:00pmPT - "School's Out"
For Evelina and Giulia, the best time of year is finally here: the last day of school. While the girls take it in, Debi and Gabriele have one more afternoon to themselves and they decide to use the time to explore the Brooklyn neighborhood Red Hook. They stop by the Red Hook Winery for some wine tasting, and then hit Cacao Prieto to sample and pick up fresh chocolate to use for dessert. They pick up the girls at school and head home to cook a special meal to celebrate the end of school and the beginning of summer.
Premiering Wednesday, February 18th at 9:00pmET/7:00pmPT - "The Pizza Oven"
When they lived in Los Angeles, Gabriele and Debi built a pizza oven in their backyard. The oven gave them many great memories and even more delicious meals! They promised themselves they would build another pizza oven someday, and while the backyard in Brooklyn is pretty tight, their property in Italy is just begging for a pizza oven. Now, the family has just arrived back in Tuscany and Gabriele is eager to get started. While their oven is being constructed, Debi and Gabriele head to Tuscany's historic central market to pick up ingredients for their first pizzas. To christen the oven, they have a big party with family and friends to enjoy some homemade pizzas.
Premiering Wednesday, February 25th at 9:00pmET/7:00pmPT - "Life on the Farm"
It is pretty well-established at this point that Gabriele dreams of a life on the farm. While Debi is more of a city girl at heart, she has always supported and encouraged him to pursue his dream. On their property in Italy, they have the patch of country land; all they need are the animals. Debi and Gabriele get their farm started by restoring the old chicken coop and going to a local farm to buy some chickens. Then, they cook up a big farm-inspired feast to celebrate.

Online, catch behind-the-scenes and find out how Gabriele and Debi keep the passion in and out of THE KITCHEN on CookingChannelTV.com. Join the Tuscan tattle at #ExtraVirgin.

Rebel Without a Kitchen
Premiering Tuesday, February 3rd at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT - "Ready-Set-Chowda"
Host Matt Basile dukes it out at the Boston Local Food Festival's first annual Clam Chowda Competition. As a newbie to the city, Matt must eat his way through the city's streets learning everything he can about clam chowder in preparation for the competition. With a secret ingredient and a local clam fisherman to help him out, Matt hopes he can win over the locals with his take on the clam chowder.
Premiering Tuesday, February 10th at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT - "Right Some Good"
Host Matt Basile pops up at North America's original gourmet pop-up dining festival, Right Some Good, in picturesque Cape Breton. With fresh seafood available right at his fingertips, Matt scopes out the East Coast food scene to prepare a festival-worthy dish.
Premiering Tuesday, February 17th at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT - "Rebel of Queens"
New York City's street food scene is so large and diverse, it can be a little intimidating, but host Matt Basile is ready to tackle it. Matt's been invited to pop-up at Viva La Comida, an event that celebrates the unique and diverse street food scene New York has to offer. Matt learns how street food is done there and what it takes to succeed in the streets of the big apple.
Premiering Tuesday, February 24th at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT - "Born and Braised"
The Philadelphia Night Market is the biggest street food festival in Philadelphia, and Matt's been invited to take part. In a place where sandwiches have been perfected over the past 80 years, Matt really wants to wow the masses since he is known as the sandwich guy back home. With his own rebellious take on the Philly cheese steak sandwich, he hopes he can impress the hard-core sandwich fans of Philadelphia.

Online, find web-exclusive videos of Matt Basile showing his friends how to make some of the coolest street food around. Join the street-food movement with #RebelWithoutaKitchen.

Robert Earl's Be My Guest - Premiering Mondays at 12:00pmET/9:00amPT
Entrepreneur and restaurateur Robert Earl is a man on a culinary quest. Come along for the ride as Robert experiences new delicious finds at four star restaurants, food trucks and other hidden food gems. He shares all his best secrets so you, as his personal guest, can have the ultimate dining experience. Robert's infectious personality and love of food will invigorate a passion for food that you never knew you had!

Online, check out Robert Earl's amazing food experiences at CookingChannelTV.com. Join the conversation with #BeMyGuest.

Unwrapped 2.0 - Premiering Monday, February 2nd at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT
Unwrapped 2.0 is a fun and fascinating look at the amazing processes, great stories and interesting people behind the creation of America's favorite treats. Hosted by Alfonso Ribeiro, Unwrapped 2.0 features everything from classic childhood treats to the latest candy crazes and offers behind-the-scenes access as Alfonso explores the secrets behind such legendary foods.
Premiering Monday, February 2nd at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT - "Southern Treats" - SERIES PREMIERE!
Host Alfonso Ribeiro takes viewers to the land of Dixie to see how a few of our favorite sweet Southern treats are made. Watch GooGoo Clusters take a bath in chocolate, Red Bird Peppermint Puffs earn their stripes, and find out the sweet secret behind Carolina Foods' Honeybun.
Premiering Monday, February 9th at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT - "Sweet and Sour"
Pucker up and rev up your sweet tooth as host Alfonso Ribeiro and Unwrapped 2.0 explore snacks with the tongue-tingling twist of sweet and sour! Watch Sechler's Pickles turn pickles into candy and see how Byrd Cookie Company makes key lime pie into a bite size cookie. Also find out what's new and different with the classic Lemonhead and why Affy Tapple gets an A+ for its Caramel Apple with Peanuts.
Premiering Monday, February 16th at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT - "Let It Roll"
On this journey of all things rolled, host Alfonso Ribeiro finds there just about anything can be rolled in La Chiquita's Tomato and Basil Tortilla. He also discovers how Stuckey's Pecan Log Roll evolved from a sweet treat sold from the trunk of a car, into a roadside classic. Cacao Atlanta Chocolate rolls out a delectable chocolate "salami," and Alfonso discovers why the Tootsie Roll factory needs its own train.

Online, flip through CookingChannelTV.com's gallery of fascinating food factory facts. Share sticky, sweet and salty sentiments with #Snacktion.

DIGITAL CONTENT

Game Day
Make sure your food is as important as the football game with CookingChannelTV.com's super game-day foods, including the best chili recipes, nachos, new combinations of chips and dip, clever takes on wings and an all-star round-up of favorite finger foods. Hosting a party? CookingChannelTV.com offers a step-by-step guide to victory, with clever décor and easy, crowd-pleasing group ideas. Find recipes from varsity all-stars, including Kelsey Nixon and Chuck Hughes. Do not miss roundups of best-ever SUPER BOWL food commercials, edible stadium constructions and special video content on why you are eating nachos, pizza and hot dogs wrong.

Ultimate Comfort Food
Hunker down with CookingChannelTV.com's guide to ultimate comfort food, like creamy casseroles, steaming soups, melted sandwiches, gooey dessert therapy and more nostalgic recipes like Mom used to make to warm up the winter.

Chocolate Theme Week
Chocoholics beware: oozing molten cakes, triple chocolate cookies and rich, creamy cupcakes abound on CookingChannelTV.com.

Celebrate Presidents' Day
Check out CookingChannelTV.com's galleries of U.S. presidents' favorite foods (squirrel soup?!) and president-themed cakes.