Cooking Channel Announces October 2012 Highlights

Cooking Channel Announces October 2012 Highlights

Chuck Hughes, Sandra Lee and Mo Rocca pepper the October landscape with three new primetime series. Chuck Hughes hits the road to visit iconic, American streets and eat his way through the city to discover famous establishments and hidden gems in Chuck's Eat the Street premiering Tuesday, October 9th at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT.

The following week, Sandra Lee makes her Cooking Channel debut on Wednesday, October 17th at 10:30pmET/7:30pmPT in her new series Sandra Lee's Taverns, Lounges & Clubs as she heads out of the kitchen to reveal the secrets behind America's greatest cocktails and the hot spots that serve them.

Mo Rocca takes a culinary journey to unearth treasured family recipes from grandparents across the country in the 13-episode original series My Grandmother's Ravioli premiering Wednesday, October 24th at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT. 

Back for a fourth season of Kelsey's Essentials, Kelsey Nixon teaches viewers the basic techniques to becoming an expert home cook in a new timeslot beginning Saturday, October 6th at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT. The third season of Unique Sweets premiering Sunday, October 14th at 10:30pm ET/7pm PT takes viewers across the country to find the most eccentric and delicious desserts in America. Cooking Channel also serves up three primetime specials including Quest for the Fresh, Food Freaks and Nadia G's Bitchin' Halloween. Join the Cooking Channel conversation on Twitter and Facebook.


Chuck's Eat the Street - Tuesday, October 9th at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT
Chuck returns to Cooking Channel in Chuck's Eat the Street, visiting some of the most distinguished and intriguing streets in America, tasting delectable foods along the way. Whether it is Beale Street in Memphis, Mission Street in San Francisco, or Magazine Street in New Orleans, Chuck experiences the history, lore and food behind these famous streets.

Premiering Tuesday, October 9th at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT - SERIES PREMIERE!
"Food Revolution"
Philadelphia is good at starting things including culinary uprisings large and small. On Walnut Street, Chuck Hughes discovers Pickled Watermelon and Poutine topped with fried eggs at Square Peg and tastes veggie and traditional meatballs at Marabella Meatball Co. He then takes a walk to nearby Middle Eastern restaurant, Zahav, for hanger steak on a bed of baba ghanoush before discovering one of the secret gelato ingredients at Capogiro Gelato that makes heads spin.

Sandra Lee's Taverns, Lounges & Clubs- Premiering Wednesday, October 17th at 10:30pmET/7:30pm PT
Sandra Lee's Taverns, Lounges, & Clubs takes viewers into the coolest bars in America for one-of-a-kind cocktails. From neighborhood watering holes to elegant cocktail lounges, Sandra jumps behind the bar to catch the bartender's best tricks and recipes, heads into the kitchen to find out what's cooking, and definitely kicks back with the regulars.
My Grandmother's Ravioli - Wednesday, October 24th at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT

Mo Rocca learns treasured family recipes, and a lot more, from grandparents across the country in the 13-episode original series My Grandmother's Ravioli. While he was growing up, Mo's grandmother prepared sumptuous Sunday dinners for the family, with "Momma's" ravioli as the main event. Although he could never forget those meals, Mo never learned her recipes. Now he's doing the next best thing: visiting other people's grandmothers and grandfathers who lovingly, and patiently, teach Mo traditional, mouthwatering specialties. In addition to making food that will take viewers back to their childhood, the grandparents share their inspiring personal stories and funny family anecdotes in each 30-minute episode. Show off your own favorite family recipes at

Premiering Wednesday, October 24th at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT- "Jewish Cuisine" - SEASON PREMIERE!
Mo visits 76-year-old, full-of-life grandmother Ruth Teig in Scarsdale, N.Y. for a lesson in classic Jewish cuisine. The menu includes meat-filled kreplach; a modernized version of homemade gefilte fish; and Ruth's famous 'miracle' coffee cake, which is much-loved by family, friends, her plumber, her contractor and even the local DMV. Ruth also shares family anecdotes, gives Mo a hilarious tutorial in Yiddish expressions and explains how, as a Holocaust survivor, she truly appreciates all the wonderful things in life. Mo's time with Ruth culminates in a traditional Shabbat dinner, enjoyed with family and friends.

Premiering Wednesday, October 31st at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT - "Eating Outdoors"
Ninety-one year old Gaetano is determined to make Mo Rocca a rugged outdoorsman. His recent hunting booty includes moose, bear, elk and varmint, but for Mo, he cooks up a stick-to-your-ribs venison stew like the one he prepares in the wild. Gaetano takes Mo to a shooting range to teach him how to shoot a rifle while also schooling him on the eccentricities of unusual moose calls. After they prepare a feast, the outdoorsy duo throws a party in Gaetano's backyard.


Kelsey's Essentials - Premiering Saturday, October 6th at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT - SEASON PREMIERE!

Premiering Saturday, October 6th at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT
"On the Go Grilling"
Whether it is to a game, a camping trip, or, in Kelsey's case, the roof of a building, it's important to have a handful of essential techniques and tips to make On the Go Grilling flawless. Kelsey enlists the help of New York City Master Chef Floyd Cardoz on all things grilling. She takes notes on a last minute grilling grab bag and gets suggestions for the best meat, vegetables, and fruit for grilling. Back in her kitchen, Kelsey preps for her own "on the go" rooftop feast including Marinated Veggie Kebabs with Halloumi Cheese, Sweet and Sour Picnic Drumsticks, and a Grilled Strawberry Shortcake with Lemon Cream.

Premiering Saturday, October 13th at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT
"Junk Food Essentials"
Kelsey shows that with a little inspiration and a few essential ingredients, creating junk food favorites at home is more than possible! She starts with a Boardwalk Dog wrapped in homemade cornbread buns and topped with a tangy tomatillo relish. Next on the menu is a Banana Split Funnel Cake topped with a strawberry surprise and Kelsey combines two of her favorites into one drink - Cotton Candy Lemonade!

Premiering Saturday, October 20th at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT
"Lean and Mean"
Kelsey gets Lean and Mean with Jets' superstar center Nick Mangold. Nick prepares one of his favorite comfort meals with a healthy twist and provides tricks and tips to cook healthy everyday of the year. Back in her kitchen, Kelsey tackles her own versions including Healthy Bison Chili, Roasted Beet and Orange Salad with Creamy Goat Cheese Dressing, and a Mean Green Smoothie.