Cooking Channel Announces May 2014 Highlights

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Cooking Channel Announces May 2014 Highlights

G. Garvin returnswith the season three premiere of Road Trip with G. Garvin on Wednesday, May 21st at 9:00pmET/6:00pPT. Join G. as he begins his journey searching for the tastiest southern food across the country. Cooking Channel continues the whirlwind tour with premiere episodes of Korean Food Made Simple and Siba's Table. The lineup heats up with Hot & Spicy Theme WeekSunday, April 27th - Sunday, May 4th from 8-11pmET/5-8pmPT. gets into the party spirit and springs into summer with a gallery of 101Ways to Love the season. Join the Cooking Channel conversation on Twitter and Facebook.


Road Trip with G. Garvin

Premiering Wednesday, May 21st at 9:00pmET/6:00pmPT - "Connecticut" SEASON PREMIERE!

G. Garvin heads to Connecticut and starts his road trip at The Corner, a breakfast spot in Milford, CT that has all the locals buzzing. The restaurant serves up southern flavors, like the spiced duck tortilla and French toast stuffed with peaches and cream. The next stop is Mama's Boy Southern Table & Refuge in Norwalk, where they put their own fresh spin on traditional southern classics, including espresso-rubbed short-ribs. The final stop on his tour is Sandra's Next Generation in New Haven, where they are cooking up authentic Deep South staples right on the east coast!

Premiering Wednesday, May 28th at 9:00pmET/6:00pmPT - "Best of New York"

On this road trip, G. Garvin sets off to find some of the best southern-inspired food the Empire State has to offer. First he heads to Harlem, where Chef Ayala Donchin serves up decadent desserts at Evelyn's Kitchen. Next up is Peaches in Brooklyn where southern hospitality is taken to a whole new level, serving mouthwatering dishes like black skillet chicken. G. wraps up his trip at the Rye Roadhouse for some authentic Cajun specialties, including the popular blackened alligator.

Get recipes for G's favorite New Southern food from across the country via our interactive road trip map, plus watch web-exclusive videos from every episode and get G's web-only travel guides. Follow that action at #RoadTrip. Watch the full season premiere for free on starting May 22.


Brunch @ Bobby's

Premiering Tuesday, May 6th at 9:30pmET/6:30pmPT - "Impress Your Guests"

Chef Bobby Flay demonstrates how to prepare a jaw-dropping brunch without breaking a sweat. His quick and impressive recipes include Biscuit Sticky Buns, Asparagus and Cheese Popovers, Apricot & Raspberry Granola Gratin and Riesling Sangria with Mango & Nectarine. A brunch that is equal parts easy and amazing!

Premiering Tuesday, May 13th at 9:30pmET/6:30pmPT - "Farmer's Market Brunch"

Bobby visits his favorite green market to find ingredients to make a fresh, healthy and delicious weekend brunch. His menu features a savory Tomato Strata, crispy Zucchini Pancakes with Apricot Butter, Seared Salmon with a crunchy Brussels Sprouts-Apple Salad and a fruity and refreshing Ginger Peach Iced Tea. From the farm to the plate in one tasty brunch!

Premiering Tuesday, May 20th at 9:30pmET/6:30pmPT - "Chocolate Brunch"

Bobby Flay satisfies chocolate cravings with a cocoa-filled brunch menu of sweet and savory dishes. He is serving Double Chocolate Pancakes with Salted Caramel Syrup, Mole-Rubbed Steak and Eggs with Chocolate Stout Beurre Blanc, and Chocolate-Orange Yogurt Panna Cotta.

Premiering Tuesday, May 27th at 9:30pmET/6:30pmPT - "Marrakesh Express Brunch"

Host Bobby Flay showcases the amazing spices and flavors of Morocco with this mouthwatering brunch. His menu includes Oatmeal with Honey Roasted Apricots and Pistachios, Moroccan Eggs with Flatbread and Goat Cheese, a refreshing Moroccan Coffee Granita Parfait and beautiful Apricot Mimosa.

Online , check out's web-exclusive videos of Bobby's tips and hacks to take brunch to the next level, plus find out Bobby's takes on upcoming brunch trends and more. Join the conversation #BrunchatBobbys

Extra Virgin

Premiering Wednesday, May 7th at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT - "Liquid Gold"

Debi and Gabriele are in Italy for olive harvest season and Gabriele is eager to share this time-honored tradition with his girls. But first, he gets the family fueled up with some of his Olive Oil Muffins. Gabriele gets the whole family involved to shake the olives from the trees and make fresh olive oil. With their olive oil in hand, Deb and Gab get started on some simple and delicious Tuscan dishes: first, Pasta e Fagioli, followed by Pollo al Mattone, a traditional chicken dish on the fire and, finally, Fire-Roasted Chestnuts. It is the perfect harvest feast!

Premiering Wednesday, May 14th at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT - "Nonna's 90th Birthday"

Gabriele's Nonna has turned 90 and he wants to celebrate! Debi and Gabriele head to the local pastry shop to learn how to make the Torte Della Nonna, a mouthwatering local specialty. Before the family arrives, Debi and Gabriele make a Chicken Liver Crostini appetizer and then get started on the birthday feast with Wood Oven Spit-Roasted Guinea Fowl, and Treviso e Fagioli. It's a birthday Nonna will never forget!

Premiering Wednesday, May 21st at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT - "Better Than Bacon"

Gabriele has always wanted to visit Colonnata to experience the unique and unbelievably tasty Colonnata lardo - a delicacy that both he and Debi adore. To get ready for the trip, they make a delicious Tuscan Kale and Lardo Crostini. Once there, they meet with the master lardo Makers to see what goes into the 6 month to 2 year process to make one of the world's most delicious luxuries. And of course, they cannot leave without trying the world's best lardo, before heading back to their kitchen to make Coniglio Fritto and Tortiera di Carciofi.

Premiering Wednesday, May 28th at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT - "Chianti Romance"

What is more romantic than Italian wine country? Debi and Gabriele are taking the afternoon to explore the Chianti region, and pick up the ingredients for a fabulous dinner. Before they head out, they make a quick Panino Chianti Giano, and end their romantic afternoon at the breathtaking Fattoria di Montecchio, one of the most beautiful wineries in Tuscany. Back in their kitchen, Debi and Gabriele keep the romance going with Ragu di Cianghiale, which they make with a sweet ending of Ricotta Cheesecake. Romance is always in the air in wine country.

Onlinecatch upwith Debi and Gabriele by watching season three, then read the couple's web-exclusive blogs about the best ingredients to splurge on, Italian cooking tips and more. Check Cooking Channel's blog Devour on May 1st to see how you can enter to win the upcoming cookbook from Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar, Extra Virgin: Recipes & Love from our Tuscan Kitchen. Follow the conversation on Twitter #ExtraVirgin.

The Freshman Class

Premiering Sunday, May 4th at 10:30pmET/7:30pmPT - "Gabe's Final"- SEASON FINALE!

After an emotional family meeting, Amalia struggles with whether or not to postpone her culinary dream and go back to being a full-time mom. When symptoms of Matt's disease begin to resurface, his doctor urges him to undergo chemotherapy, despite the effects it will have on him during finals week. After their blowout fight, Kim tries to convince Steve to go along with her plan to take on a new school with higher tuition. And Gabriel hopes his recent efforts in restaurant class will be enough to ace the final exam and pass the class.

Watch exclusive web-only videos for every episode on 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 our Meet The Freshman Class gallery. Follow the season on Twitter using #TheFreshmanClass.

Restaurant Takeover

Premiering Monday, May 5th at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT - "Rosey's Eatery"

Yusi and Sophie had made a huge profit selling a couple of their family's restaurants and they bought Rosey's with the hope that it would be a huge success. What were they thinking? Located in an industrial wasteland, this diner looks like it hasn't had a customer in years. With their family's financial freedom on the line, Yusi and Sophie need Restaurant Takeover to bring in much-needed business. Chef Andrea Nicholson and designer Montana Burnett are on the case.

Premiering Monday, May 12th at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT - "Fresh Sandwich Shop"

When Kaylea opened Fresh Sandwich Shop, she thought her dream of being a chef was finally coming true. Unfortunately, her business plan had serious flaws. Just 7 months in, she's out of cash, energy and inspiration. Restaurant Takeover's chef Adam Hynam-Smith and designer Amanda Campbell need to bring Kaylea's vision to life so that she can attract the business she needs to keep the restaurant alive and reignite her passion.

Premiering Monday, May 19th at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT - "Lucy's Seafood"

At what point does trying to keep up with the times come across as trying too hard? With a cartoon mural and tablecloths fit for a picnic, Lucy's Seafood has "family friendly" written all over it. But owner Len sees the young professionals frequenting the big box restaurants in the area and he's convinced he needs to overhaul his entire restaurant to draw in the same sexy, sophisticated crowd. Will Restaurant Takeover chef Andrea Nicholson and designer Cherie Stinson help Len stand out from the competition?

Premiering Monday, May 26th at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT - "Lucy's Seafood"

When Sam bought Classico, it was a busy restaurant and he thought this would be a turn-key operation, but this used-and-abused Italian joint is completely missing the mark. Passionate about the industry but stressed out beyond belief, Sam makes a plea for his lifestyle: he needs Restaurant Takeover's Chef Andrea Nicholson and designer Montana Burnett to help to make Classico a success so he can have the work-life balance he's always wanted.


Korean Food Made Simple

Premiering Saturday, May 3rd at 12:30pmET/9:30amPT - "Fusion"

Executive Chef Judy Joo guides through the new Fusion food trends in Korea's capital Seoul from fried chicken to Korean Mexican tacos and cocktails. Back in her kitchen, she shares the best and Ultimate Fried Chicken recipe, a dish of Spicy Pork Tacos with Gochujang Ketchup and Kimchi Mayo, and serves up the perfect end to a Korean meal, with a Plum Wine Granita.

Premiering Saturday, May 10th at 12:30pmET/9:30amPT - "Street Food"

Executive Chef Judy Joo samples Koreas best street food and visits the vibrant street markets of Seoul and Busan. Back home, she offers simple versions of classic street food dishes, Japchae Noodles with Prawns, Soy and Sesame Chicken Skewers and Salty Caramel Hotteok Pancakes.

Premiering Saturday, May 17th at 12:30pmET/9:30amPT - "Traditional Classics"

Executive Chef Judy Joo introduces us to some of the most well-known traditional, classic Korean dishes of Bibimbap, tofu and Bossam, a pork dish. Back in her kitchen, putting her own twist on these family classics, she serves up an easy to make family-sized Beef Bibimbap, a Pan-Fried Tofu Salad, and a sticky and delicious Twice-Cooked Pork Belly Bossam.

Premiering Saturday, May 24th at 12:30pmET/9:30amPT - "Family"

Executive Chef Judy Joo introduces us to her family for birthday celebrations, lunchbox designing and Kimchi making, as good Korean food is all about family and sharing. Back in her kitchen, she serves up her twist on simple and tasty family dishes including Beef Bulgogi with Rice Cakes, Crab Stick Fritters and the perfect Kimchi Fried Rice.

Premiering Saturday, May 31st at 12:30pmET/9:30amPT - "Healthy Fast Food"

Executive Chef Judy Joo explores the healthy fast food in Seoul on offer to busy commuters, from smartphone shopping to frozen yogurt. Back home, she serves up a late night Ramyun Noodle dish, a Sushi-style Crab Gimbap platter and Meaty Mandu Dumplings with a Soy and Sesame Dipping Sauce.

Get super simple Korean recipes at CookingChannelTV.comand follow the conversation on Twitter


Siba's Table

Premiering Saturday, May 3rd at 10:30amET/7:30amPT - "Color Sunday"

For Siba Sunday wouldn't be Sunday without a fabulous seven-color lunch table laden with seven colors of food. There's incredible Slow Roast Lamb with Mint Mustard Gravy and Seven-Color Rice followed by a showstopping Sunday Trifle that's unbelievably easy. So pull up a chair it's Sunday lunch at Siba's table.

Premiering Saturday, May 10th at 10:30amET/7:30amPT - "Shortcut Supper"

It is all about the shortcuts as Siba throws together a fabulous last minute supper party for her best friend who's flying into Cape Town. She is sharing all her secrets for fast and easy entertaining from buying meat from the coolest BBQ place in town, served with a South African classic, Chakalaka, to the ultimate standby, Avocado and Red Bean Salad, and a fantastic speedy Ice Cream Cake. No notice is no problem.

Premiering Saturday, May 17th at 10:30amET/7:30amPT - "Cape Crusader"

Siba is serving up a fabulous Cape Town-inspired Saturday brunch for friends. With Banana and Cranberry Weekend Granola, delicious Cape Town Tarts, a Siba twist on 'ham and eggs,' and to go with them, a Warm Market Salad with fabulous fresh ingredients from the coolest market in Cape Town.

Premiering Saturday, May 24th at 10:30amET/7:30amPT - "Cape Town Adventures"

Siba is writing an article about food adventures and we are with her every step of the way. First she shakes up her mother's Potjiekos, a traditional South African stew cooked over fire. Next, she's challenging Top Chef Luke Dale Roberts to cook using three mystery ingredients. Then it is the scoop on the cool Cape Town food truck scene, before rounding off a day of adventures with her favorite guilty pleasure, a Banana Split Sandwich.

Premiering Saturday, May 31st at 10:30amET/7:30amPT - "Dinner Deadline"

It is Siba against the clock as she whips up a fabulous impromptu Italian-inspired dinner. Her husband Brian is bringing a friend for an after-work meal and Siba has got it covered with Pesto Chicken Penne, Harissa Ciabatta and a pantry raid is inspiration for a fast Puttanesca Salad. Siba's on a deadline and she's going to make it.


Taco Trip

Premiering Sunday, April 27th at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT

Chef Aarón Sánchez is on The Hunt to find the best tacos in the nation! From Miami to L.A., Aarón cranks up the mariachi and visits the hottest tacos joints in the United States. Along the way, Aarón will find inspiration for his own recipes, and just might do some cooking. After all, to Aarón, finding the ultimate tacos means making tacos, not just eating them!


Cinco De Mayo

It takes just cinco ingredients to throw the ultimate Cinco de Mayo party with the best Mexican recipes anywhere. Find perfectly-mixed Margaritas, creamy guacamole, spicy salsa, easy tacos, plus enchilada and fajita recipes that can't be beat on Trying to stay slim for summer? We've got recipes to keep your fiesta full of flavor while cutting down the calories.

101 Ways to Love Summer

This year, Cooking Channel is heating things up with 101 reasons to love summer. We're mixing 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're also paying 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's peach pie. And take the worry out of weeknight meals with our quick and easy healthy recipes. We're also serving up top barbecue recipes from Bobby Flay, G. Garvin, Chuck Hughes 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's tomato cheese tart and our ever-popular no-bake strawberry cheesecake to keep friends and family happy through Labor Day.

Adventures in Cooking is celebrating super food nerds the world over with adventurous weekend cooking projects, from making your own yogurt and curing your bacon to trying out Justin Warner's molecular gastronomy secrets in your own kitchen.

Two Top

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You're Eating it Wrong with Dan Pashman

Dan Pashman and his band of research assistants discover new and inventive ways to eat pizza, wings, falafel and more, making snacking a cleaner, more efficient or more enjoyable experience.

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Pizza Masters

Get Francis Garcia and Sal Basille's web-only tips on perfecting New York-style pizza from your own kitchen on


Hot & Spicy Week

Premiering Sunday, April 27th at 8pm/12am ET is Hot and Spicy Cooking Week! Set your mouth on fire withspicy recipescontaining chile peppers, cayenne pepper, chipotle flavor and more on Plus, check out hilarious photos of Chefs Roger Mooking and Aarón Sáncheztrying to swallow some of the hottest foods in the country.

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