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Cooking Channel Announces March 2014 Highlights - DINNER AT TIFFANI'S, Bobby Flay, Emeril Lagasse, UNIQUE SWEETS and More!

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Cooking Channel Announces March 2014 Highlights - DINNER AT TIFFANI'S, Bobby Flay, Emeril Lagasse, UNIQUE SWEETS and More!

Cooking Channel springs into March with the debut of Dinner at Tiffani's, a special featuring Tiffani Thiessen cooking for her friends and former cast mates premiering Sunday, March 23rd at 8pmET/5pmPT.

Bobby Flay is back with another season of midday favorites on Brunch @ Bobby's beginning on Tuesday, March 4th at 9pmET/6pmPT.

Also returning for a second season, The Freshman Class: Santa Cruz follows students on their journey to achieve their culinary school dreams on Tuesday, March 11th at 8pmET/5pmPT.

Emeril Lagasse continues his tour of the Sunshine State with new episodes of Emeril's Florida on Sundays at 2:30pmET/11:30amPT, hitting hotspots in Kissimmee, South Walton and Central Florida, and Unique Sweets serves up the latest in haute cookie couture in a new episode on Sunday, March 2nd at 10pmET/7pmPT.

CookingChannelTV.com premieres new webisodes of original series Good to Know and You're Eating it Wrong and lends a hand for St. Patrick's Day treats and planning tips. Join the Cooking Channel conversation on Twitter and Facebook.

ON-AIR SPECIAL

Dinner at Tiffani's

  • Premiering Sunday, March 23rd at 8pmET/5pmPT

Tiffani Thiessen invites a few of her former cast mates and friends over for a delicious dinner party. With Lindsay Price, Willie Garson and Nathan Fillion helping out, Tiffani gets busy in The Kitchen whipping up some of her party-pleasing favorites.

Stream the entire special for free on CookingChannelTV.com starting on Monday, March 24th and tweet about it using #DinneratTiffanis.

SEASON PREMIERES

Brunch @ Bobby's

  • Premiering Tuesday, March 4th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "New Orleans Brunch"

Bobby Flay takes a culinary walk through New Orleans' French Quarter for a brunch that is perfect any time of day. He starts off with The Vieux Carre, a legendary local cocktail, and then prepares Bananas Foster Beignets and Beef Grillades with Cheesy Corn and Grits. Join Bobby for a trip down Bourbon Street for brunch.

  • Premiering Tuesday, March 11th at 9:30pmET/6:30pmPT - "French-American Brunch"

Bobby adds a hint of American influence to French Bistro-style dishes during this enticing brunch. His French-American Mash Up menu features Almond Croissant French Toast, Tarte Flambé with Herbed Crème Fraiche, Double-Smoked Bacon and Goat Cheese, Yogurt Crème Brûlée with fresh fruit and granola and a Grapefruit Vesper to drink.

  • Premiering Tuesday, March 18th at 9:30pmET/6:30pmPT - "Southwest Brunch"

Bobby Flay channels his love of Southwestern cuisine for this brunch that packs a flavorful punch. His colorful menu features Blue Corn Pancakes with Passionfruit Butter, Chorizo-Potato Cakes with Black Bean and Salsa Verde and Guava-Papaya Mimosas. Feast your eyes on a brunch from the four corners.

  • Premiering Tuesday, March 25th at 9:30pmET/6:30pmPT - "Wine Country"

Bobby's brunch vibe is all about the vine for this wine country-themed menu. He prepares regionally-inspired dishes like Fromage Blanc with Lavender Honey, Grape Focaccia, Olive Oil Poached Eggs with Pancetta and a drink he calls the La Vie en Rose Champagne Cocktail. Raise your glasses for this irresistible brunch.

Check out CookingChannelTV.com's web-only videos of Bobby's tips to take brunch to the next level. Plus get Bobby's insight on upcoming brunch trends. Tweet your favorite dishes using #BrunchatBobbys.

The Freshman Class: Santa Cruz - Premiering Tuesday, March 11th at 8pmET/5pmPT

Four new aspiring chefs head to culinary school in the docu-series The Freshman Class: Santa Cruz. Based in beautiful Santa Cruz, California at Cabrillo College's Culinary Arts and Hospitality program, these four freshmen attempt to change their lives and achieve their dreams at one of the most demanding and fast-paced programs in America. Follow the students over eight episodes, chronicling their personal lives through difficult relationships and family conflict, to homelessness and even life-threatening illness, as they take on big challenges while going through significant personal trials outside the classroom. Culinary school is difficult and offers no guarantees, and these students all desperately want to do well in the program to better their lives, but can they make it?

  • Premiering Tuesday, March 11th at 8pmET/5pmPT - "Meet the Freshmen"

The new students arrive in California at Cabrillo College's Culinary Arts and Hospitality program. Gabriel is a former gang member looking to turn his life around after a recent stint in prison. Amalia is a stay-at-home mom of four, eager to take on new responsibilities but nervous about accepting a role other than wife and mother. Kim regrets dropping out of culinary school decades ago and is ready to prove herself, despite her reluctant husband, and Jim is a Navy veteran, suffering a terrible injury that left him jobless and homeless eight years ago. The students get right to work with their first catering class assignment, leading to a conflict between Jim and his professor. Will they succeed and be one step closer to fulfilling their dream?

  • Premiering Tuesday, March 18th at 8pmET/5pmPT - "Kim's Turn"

Kim has her first shot at showing her skills when she is tapped to be Head Chef in the school's student-run restaurant, despite having no professional culinary experience. Meanwhile, Gabriel's home life interferes with his classes and threatens his chances of staying in school. After a conflict with his catering professor, Jim questions his future at culinary school.

  • Premiering Tuesday, March 25th at 8pmET/5pmPT - "Matt's Illness"

New student Matt reveals a life-threatening illness that could destroy his culinary dreams, while Jim makes a final decision about his future at culinary school. When an unexpected catering assignment pops up, Amalia has to swallow her emotions and lean on her teenage daughter for help.

Watch exclusive web-only videos for every episode on CookingChannelTV.com and stream the season premiere in full on the site for free. Plus, find out the unique background of the aspiring chefs and why they are risking so much to attend culinary school in the Meet The Freshman Class gallery. Follow the season on Twitter using #TheFreshmanClass.

PREMIERE EPISODES

Emeril's Florida

  • Premiering Sunday, March 2nd at 2:30pmET/11:30amPT - "Find Your Perfect Beach and Bites - Part 2"

Emeril revisits the South Walton area and stops at The Pearl, a luxury hotel with all of the modern conveniences and an elegant rooftop bar. Emeril and managing director Bill Shoaf tour the property then sample a locally-sourced menu at Havana Beach Bar and Grill with Executive Chef Michael Guerra. Next, Emeril stops in at Wine World, a restaurant and retail outlet for wine, beer and specialty foods. Emeril and owner Chan Cox, take a tour of the extensive wine and beer collection and then sample the restaurant's classic dishes. Next stop is Marlin Grill in the Village of Baytowne Wharf, where Emeril meets owner Tom Rice to talk about the Village's history and taste some of the restaurant's signature dishes with Executive Chef Shawn Higgins. Finally, Emeril stops at Fire Restaurant at Gulf Place to sample the restaurant's most popular dishes while discussing owner Brenda Darr's interesting story of how she rebuilt her business.

  • Premiering Sunday, March 9that 2:30pmET/11:30amPT - "Great Food, A Golf Lesson & Cowabunga Dude"

Emeril visits the great restaurants in the Kissimmee area, stopping first in Café D'Antonio, one of the best restaurants in the area to meet owner Greg Gentile and learn about Greg's extensive travels to Italy. Then, he heads down to Savion's Place, where Chef Pouchon Savion works hard to produce high quality food. They talk farm-to-table cuisine and sample some of the chef's most popular dishes. After, Emeril gets help with his golf game from world-renowned instructor David Leadbetter at his Golf Academy at the Omni Resort at ChampionsGate. Finally, Emeril takes viewers around the Kissimmee area to view the dinner attractions, festivals and an indoor surfing facility called Fantasy Surf.

  • Premiering Sunday, March 16that 2:30pmET/11:30amPT - "Florida Caviar, Clams & Rock Shrimp...Really?"

In this episode, Emeril takes a look at some impressive seafood operations in the Sunshine State. First stop is at Evans Fish Farm, one of the few commercial sturgeon farming operations in the United States. Emeril tours the farm with owner Geno Evans and samples some of their caviar and smoked sturgeon products. Next, Emeril learns the story of two men who have been working together for 30 years running a clam farm in Sebastian. The owners take Emeril on a tour of their clam growing and processing facilities. Later, Emeril learns the story of how the Thompson family made rock shrimp, normally a throwaway ingredient, a top-of-the-menu item at their restaurant, Dixie Crossroads. Lurilee Thompson, the owner of Dixie Crossroads and Wild Ocean Seafood Market, shares her shrimp dishes with Emeril, and then he prepares a dish using caviar, clams and rock shrimp.

  • Premiering Sunday, March 23rd at 2:30pmET/11:30amPT - "Some Central Florida Favorites"

Emeril visits some of the most unique and finest restaurants in Central Florida. First stop is Beach Bistro, one of the most distinctive high-end restaurants located directly on the Beach of Anna Maria Island. Emeril meets owner Sean Murphy and samples the restaurant's signature dishes made with some of the freshest ingredients. Next stop is Spanish River Grill on New Smyrna Beach where chef and owner Henry Salgado has Emeril try some of his favorites. Finally, Emeril meets up with Tyler Brassil and Loren Falsone to hear about two concepts for their unique restaurants, The Pharmacy and The Table in Orlando. Located next door to each other, Emeril samples a typical evening's menu for each restaurant while learning why people line up at the door waiting for them to open.

  • Premiering Sunday, March 30th at 2:30pmET/11:30amPT - "Some South Florida Beach & Waterfront Favorites"

Emeril visits the world famous beaches and waterfront restaurants in South Florida speaking first with Bryce Statham and Baron Skorish of Blue Moon Fish Company. Both chefs sit down to chat with Emeril and serve him octopus, fresh ceviche, pork belly summer rolls and snapper while they watch the boats cruise along the coast. Next stop is at the Red Fish Grill in Coral Gables. Emeril and managing partner Chris Klaic, along with Executive Chef Greg True, talk about their unique waterfront spot on their private lagoon while Emeril samples some of their signature dishes. Next at JB's on the Beach, Emeril stops to talk with managing partner Scott Moen about how their restaurant is a hotspot of Deerfield Beach. Emeril tries some of JB's specialties including ceviche, local fish and signature cocktails before cooking up some of his own creations.

Get Emeril's top recipes from his travels through the best of the Sunshine State's food scene at CookingChannelTV.com and follow his tips on Twitter using #EmerilsFlorida.

Unique Sweets

  • Premiering Sunday, March 2nd at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Coolest Cookies"

There is nothing better than the perfect cookie - unless you take two of them and put some filling in between. At DC Patisserie, they make delicate macarons with delicious American flavors. Then, Milk Cult in Washington, D.C. has a true fan following for their unique ice cream sandwiches. In New York City, an art gallery/spice lab creates little sandwich cookies that explode with flavor.

Flip through the decadent, mouth-watering gallery of Unique Sweets desserts on CookingChannelTV.com and follow the conversation on Twitter #UniqueSweets

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