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Mo Rocca is back for a third season of My Grandmother's Ravioli this summer, with more food traditions and brand-new heartwarming and hilarious visits with grandparents from around the country. In the Emmy-nominated® series, inspired by his own grandmother's Sunday family dinners, Mo is welcomed into the kitchens of grandparents from different locales and backgrounds who lovingly and patiently teach him how to make their favorite family dishes and share the stories behind them. The thirteen-episode season premieres on Wednesday, August 6th at 8pm ET/5pm PT on Cooking Channel.
"My Grandmother's Ravioli has really resonated with our audience and become a fan favorite," said Michael Smith, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Cooking Channel. "Mo's one-of-a-kind voice and humor set the tone for poignant, funny and delicious visits with these grandparents, who open up their kitchens for unforgettable stories of food, tradition and family."
"This third season was full of firsts for me: Ojibwe Indian grandpa George taught me how to start a fire without matches. Korean grandma Kisook taught me how to make kimchi. And Minnesota grandparents Joenie and Bill tried to teach me to waterski. It wasn't pretty," said Rocca.
In the season premiere, Mo travels to Pennsylvania Dutch Country and visits septuagenarian couple Bonnie and Barry Boyer to discover their unique traditions, language and cuisine. Mo and the Boyers prepare delicious fare including buttery potato filling, shoo-fly pie and stuffed pig stomach. This meal is not exactly light, so Barry, a legendary high school basketball coach, helps Mo burn some calories by putting him through the paces on the court.
Upcoming episodes feature a California grandmother who makes Korean specialties like kimchi and galbi; a chef for the Los Angeles Dodgers who whips up a crowd-pleasing lasagna, short ribs and green beans; a Marin County grandma who was in activist in the 1960s and forages for natural ingredients and Mexican grandparents who inspire a telenovela-style show.
For more on My Grandmother's Ravioli, go to www.CookingChannelTV.com/Ravioli
Mo Rocca is a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood, a panelist on NPR's weekly quiz show Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me! and the host of Food(ography) on Cooking Channel. He spent four seasons as a correspondent on Comedy Central's The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and four seasons as a correspondent on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He was also the host of Electoral Dysfunction, the 2012 PBS documentary on the history of American elections.
My Grandmother's Ravioli is produced by CBS Eye Too Productions.
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