CARNIVAL EATS Among Cooking Channel's August Highlights

CARNIVAL EATS Among Cooking Channel's August Highlights

Cooking Channel AUGUST 2014 HIGHLIGHTS include:

Mo Rocca returns to the Primetime lineup to discover treasured family recipes and stories from grandparents in their kitchens across the country in a brand new season of My Grandmother's Ravioli on Wednesday, August 6th at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT. Then, on Monday, August 18th at 10:30pmET/7:30pmPT, join host Noah Cappe on a trip to beloved midways and fairgrounds, sampling the best fair food along the way in new series Carnival Eats. Competition heats up on Compete to Eat when chefs Aldo Lazillotta and Joanne 'Jo' Lusted task teams with creating a three-course meal with just a few ingredients, pitting families against each other in a fight to the finish on Wednesday, August 27th at 10:30pmET/7:30pmPT. Also on the August menu are new episodes of Bite This with Nadia G, Chuck's Eat the Street, Donut Showdown, Man Fire Food, Real Girl's Kitchen and Road Trip with G. Garvin. Plus, is the go-to spot for summer entertaining tips and recipes to beat the heat! Join the Cooking Channel conversation on Twitter and Facebook.


Carnival Eats
Premiering Monday, August 18th at 10:30pmET/7:30pmPT
Carnival Eats celebrates today's modern gastronomy and takes you on an international, food-frenzied roller coaster of culinary delights, to the new epicenter of carnival life - food! Food of every imaginable shape, size, color and taste are being created specifically for the connoisseurs who ply midways and fairgrounds, and Carnival Eats is there for every delicious bite.

Compete to Eat - Premiering Wednesday, August 27th at 10:30pmET/7:30pmPT
How do you make a delicious feast with only a few ingredients and even fewer cooking tools in just one hour? Chefs Aldo Lazillotta and Joanne 'Jo' Lusted team up with families to put their culinary skills and creativity to the test. But cooking is just the beginning; they must get their team's family and friends to vote for their dishes. With time and resources running out, these top chefs will stop at nothing to claim the cook-off crown.
Premiering Wednesday, August 27th at 10:30pmET/7:30pmPT - "Veggies vs. Carnivores"
On Muskoka's sparkling Six Mile Lake, Chef Jo cooks up some meat magic with a bleary-eyed Pete while Chef Aldo finds his inner vegetarian with bacon-hating Katie. Each team has one hour to create a three-course meal using only the ingredients and the tools they can find in the cottage. Their gourmet creations are served to family and friends who pick the winner. Can Aldo's quinoa salad with squid steaks Squash Jo's chorizo topped tostadas? Or will her speckled trout and goat cheese dumplings defeat Aldo's grilled portobellos with fiddleheads topped with purely optional bacon?


My Grandmother's Ravioli
Premiering Wednesday, August 6th at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT - "Please Pass the Pig Stomach" - SEASON PREMIERE!
Bonnie and Barry Boyer of Nazareth, Pennsylvania teach Mo about their unique Pennsylvania Dutch traditions, language and cuisine. Mo and the Boyers prepare delicious dishes that are not exactly light, low calorie fare; including buttery potato filling, shoofly pie and stuffed pig stomach. Luckily Barry, a legendary local high school basketball coach, helps Mo burn some calories on the court by putting him through his paces.
Premiering Wednesday, August 13th at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT - "Mung-ry for Korean Food"
Mo visits Ki Sook Yoo, a 72-year-old grandmother from Laguna Woods, California, who inspires with both her life story of survival and her ability to prepare delicious Korean specialties. Ki Sook shows Mo how to make kimchi, a staple in Korean cuisine and one of the ingredients in Ki Sook's mung bean pancakes. The main course is the classic Seoul dish of galbi, traditional marinated grilled beef.
Premiering Wednesday, August 20th at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT - "A Home Run in the Kitchen"
Mo meets charming grandfather Dave Pearson, 75, who has been a chef with the Los Angeles Dodger organization for the past fifty years. Dave trains Mo to cook like a major leaguer without too many drops, errors or rookie mistakes. Dave shows Mo how to make his buddy Tommy Lasorda's favorite dish, lasagna, at Dodger Stadium, and later they prepare short ribs and green beans for a family dinner at his home.
Premiering Wednesday, August 27th at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT - "A 'Shroom with a View"
Grandma Suzanne Taylor, 61, of Marin County, California came of age in the tumultuous 1960s; as a teenager she left home to join a bus full of activists traveling around the country. Suzanne shows Mo how to forage for natural ingredients in the woods of Northern California, where they find some stinging nettles for a nettle frittata with a potato crust. Later they search for trumpet mushrooms to make a hearty mushroom galette.

Online, watch web-only deleted scenes of Mo and the grandparents. Tweet at #Ravioli.


Best in Chow
Premiering Wednesday, August 6th at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT - "Burger Wars Edmonton"
Cris Nannarone travels to Edmonton, Alberta to find the best burger in the City of Champions. Will it be The Critic from The Next Act, the Kobe Stack from Delux Burger Bar or the Western Burger from Rodeo Burger? It is a fight to the finish in the battle of Burger Wars Edmonton!
Premiering Wednesday, August 13th at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT - "Wing Wars Seattle"
Cris travels to Seattle, Washington to find the best wings in the city. Will it be the Four Alarm Wings from Wing Dome, the famous Salt and Pepper Wings from Roxbury Lanes or Slim's Original Wings from Slim's Last Chance? The most wildly delicious wings will win the battle of Wing Wars Seattle!
Premiering Wednesday, August 20th at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT - "Pizza Wars Vancouver"
Cris travels to Vancouver, British Columbia to find the best pizza in the city. Will it be the Natearoni from Campagnolo, the Cavolini from Pizzeria Barbarella or the Diavola from Nicli Antica Pizzeria? Tune in to find out who will win the battle of Pizza Wars Vancouver!
Premiering Wednesday, August 27th at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT - "Taco Wars Seattle"
Cris travels to Seattle, Washington to find the best taco in the city. Will it be the Tacos Chukis from Tacos Chukis, the Grilled Fish Taco from El Camion or the El Pastor from Poquitos? The most delectable taco will win the battle of Taco Wars Seattle!

Online, check out the country's best pizza, burgers, tacos and more at and tweet at #BestInChow.

Bite This with Nadia G
Premiering Mondays at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT
Nadia G rocked your kitchen, now it is time to rock your city! Taking her epic passion for food on the road, Bite This with Nadia G follows the adventures of the Bitchin' Crew as they travel to America's hottest culinary meccas. Each week will offer a taste of a new city through the eyes, ambitions and appetite of Nadia G. Nadia might "shkoff" the best burger in Memphis, discover the most deliciously unusual mash-up in downtown L.A. (Chicken Tikka Poutine, anyone?) or land herself at a crawfish boil in New Orleans. With her boys in tow, they get the down and dirty culinary secrets of local chefs and their favorite foods.

Online, check out web-only video of Nadia G's favorite things about the cities she visits on the show. Follow the journey on Twitter #BiteThis.

Chuck's Eat the Street
Premiering Thursday, August 7th at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT - "Hudson Valley Hot Spot"
Up the Hudson River from Manhattan is the little village of Rhinebeck, New York with dozens of delicious eateries that offer the best ingredients in the Hudson Valley. At the charming Le Petit Bistro, Chef Joseph Dalu draws his inspiration from around the world and his ingredients from the Northeast. Chef Josh Kroner, from Terrapin, takes Chuck on an excursion to pick up maple syrup directly from the tree at Crown Maple Farm. Next door at Gigi Trattoria, chef Laura Pensiero creates healthy dishes that taste decadent. On the edge of town, Chuck finds Cinnamon where owner Shiwanti Ridyarathna and her chef husband, Charminda, make South Indian and Sri Lankan dishes.
Premiering Thursday, August 14th at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT - "Boy Meets Birmingham"
Iron and steel put Birmingham, Alabama on the map, but these days, it is known for great cooking, especially in the historic neighborhood of Five Points South. Chuck starts his foray into southern cooking at Highlands Bar and Grill, where chef/owner Frank Stitt treats Chuck to his signature dish of baked grits with parmesan-thyme sauce, wild mushrooms and country ham. Next, chef Jan Moon shows Chuck how to make ice cream sandwiches with oatmeal cookies at her delectable food truck called Dreamcakes. At the French-inspired Chez Fon Fon, chef Adam Grusin prepares a kale and egg salad tartine after playing a quick game of boules. Chef James Boyce showcases Gulf seafood at Veranda on Highland, where he and Chuck prepare a crab, avocado, and blood orange salad. Last, Chuck stops at Melt, a food truck where Paget Pizitz and Joey Dickerson make over 25 different grilled cheese sandwiches, including the Black & Blue featuring steak and Blue cheese.
Premiering Thursday, August 21st at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT - "Little Osaka, a Lot of LA"
In West Los Angeles, there is a gem of a neighborhood called Little Osaka. First, Chuck does a little swish-swish at a shabu-shabu restaurant. Next, Chuck indulges his sweet tooth on snow cream at Blockheads Shavery. At Bar Hayama, home to California Sushi Academy, chef Toshi Sugiura teaches cooking students how to make authentic Japanese sushi. Last, Chuck visits Primo's Donuts, where Ralph and Celia Primo have been making buttermilk and cake donuts since the Eisenhower administration, and they are not showing any signs of slowing down...delicious news for everyone!
Premiering Thursday, August 28st at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT - "Music City Meals"
Nashville will always be known as Music City, but it is not just a place for troubadours to make their name. Artists whose instruments are skillets and stoves have turned Nashville into one of the country's most up-tempo food scenes! Chuck starts with the fiery soul food favorite "hot chicken" at Bolton's Spicy Chicken and Fish. Near downtown, at Flyte, chef Matthew Lackey celebrates Tennessee produce with seasonal cooking. Next, Chuck stops in at 8th & Roast where Lesa Wood and her highly trained baristas have perfected the art of coffee by painstakingly roasting every coffee bean inside the shop. Finally, at Bella Nashville, chef/owners Dave Cuomo and Emma Berkey show Chuck how to make artisanal pizza with heirloom grains and 15-year old starter and then treat him to a concert by their folk band, Chicken Little.

Online, watch web-exclusive video featuring Chuck's favorite Vietnamese coffee in Austin, Mexican hot chocolate in Houston and more. Tweet at #EatTheStreet.

Donut Showdown
Premiering Friday, August 1st at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT - "New York City"
An amateur comedian from Denver, a corporate-defector from Dallas and an ex-fashion designer from Minneapolis compete in a speedy elimination round with pizza toppings as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a New York City-themed Donut Showdown.
Judges: Zane Caplansky, Elizabeth Falkner, David Rocco
Premiering Friday, August 8th at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT - "1950s"
A second-generation donut maker from Stanford, Florida, a cafe owner from New Orleans, Louisiana and an executive chef from San Diego, California compete in a speedy elimination round with strawberry gelatin as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a 1950s-themed Donut Showdown.
Judges: Zane Caplansky, Elizabeth Falkner, David Rocco
Premiering Friday, August 22nd at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT - "Outer Space"
A donut-obsessed entrepreneur from Port Angeles, Washington, the owner of a 50-year-old donut institution from Rochester, New York and a pastry chef from Vancouver, British Columbia compete in a speedy elimination round with salt and vinegar chips as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in an Outer Space-themed Donut Showdown.
Judges: Elizabeth Falkner, Jeff Mahin, David Rocco
Premiering Friday, August 29th at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT - "Underwater"
An ex-flight attendant from Los Angeles, a 21- year-old wunderkind from San Luis Obispo, California and a foodie from Waterloo, Ontario compete in a speedy elimination round with strawberry milk syrup as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10, 000 in an Underwater-themed Donut Showdown.
Judges: Elizabeth Falkner, Jeff Mahin, David Rocco

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 Join the sprinkled and powdered sugar-covered conversation at #DonutShowdown.

Eat St.
Premiering Thursday, August 7th at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT - "Falafelly Good"
James Cunningham hits the streets for delectable hot dogs right off the truck at Dougie Dog Diner in Vancouver, British Columbia, and then samples ingenious Israeli cuisine at the Taim Mobile in New York City. Next up, James checks out awesome Asian street cuisine at the Fugu Truck in Boston, and indulges in decadent offerings like foie gras poutine and deep-fried duck leg at the Camion Au Pied De Cochon truck in Montreal, Quebec.
Premiering Thursday, August 14th at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT - "The Perfect Ploye"
This trip, James travels cross-country for Korean-Japanese Fusion dishes at the Koja Truck in San Francisco, and internationally-inspired comfort foods at the Landry & Filles Truck in Montreal, Quebec. Then, he heads to Cod Squad for the freshest and tastiest seafood in Boston, finishing up in Portland for the ultimate grilled cheese at the Grilled Cheese Grill.
Premiering Thursday, August 21stth at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT - "Food Fit for the Gods"
James heads to Austin for pizza fit for the gods at the Spartan Pizza trailer, then tries eclectic bagel sandwiches in Montreal, Quebec at the St. Viateur Bagel truck. Next up, James hits up the Garden Creamery truck in San Francisco for fantastic frozen desserts and Columbus, Ohio for eccentric American fare like bourbon-glazed tacos with mango-garlic pico de gallo at the Paddy Wagon truck.
Premiering Thursday, August 28th at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT - "Buon Appetito!"
First up, James travels to Toronto for home-cooked Italian meals from a truck at Frankie's Fettuccini. Then it is on to Columbus, Ohio to visit "That Food Truck" for all things barbecue, followed by a trip to Denver, Colorado for an authentic taste of Venezuela at the Quiero Arepas truck. Finally in San Francisco, James visits the Adam's Grub Truck for American fare with an Asian twist.

Online, find a nearby food truck with's map of trucks from the show. Tweet at #EatSt.

Luke Nguyen's France
Premiering Saturday, August 2nd at 12:00pmET/9:00amPT - "Strasbourg"
From Paris, Luke Nguyen heads to Strasbourg where he develops a taste for all things Alsatian.
Premiering Saturday, August 9th at 12:00pmET/9:00amPT - "Franche-Comte"
Luke Nguyen's journey takes him to the Franche-Comte where he finds age-old recipes and experiences new levels of decadence.
Premiering Saturday, August 16th at 12:00pmET/9:00amPT - "Lyon"
Luke Nguyen heads to Lyon, the food capital of France.
Premiering Saturday, August 23rd at 12:00pmET/9:00amPT - "Marseille"
Luke Nguyen heads to Marseille, the capital of Provence, to immerse himself in the city's food, art and culture.

Man Fire Food
Premiering Tuesday, August 5th at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT - "Wilderness Cooking"
Host Roger Mooking visits the Jack Mountain Bushcraft School in Masardis, Maine where owner and wilderness guide Tim Smith teaches him how to create a rustic outdoor kitchen and start a fire without the help of matches or a lighter. They build a pyramid cooker out of logs and string, and use it to roast whole chickens and fresh-caught Brook Trout. With the help of a reflector oven, they complete their feast withbiscuits.
Premiering Tuesday, August 12th at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT - "Fireplace Feasts"
Everyone loves sitting in front of a fireplace, but Roger loves cooking in one! He visits spots in New England that host delicious fireplace feasts. During the winter months, family-run restaurant Salem Cross Inn in West Brookfield, Massachusetts roasts racks of ribs in front of a scorching indoor fireplace. At Foster's Clambake in York, Maine, a classic New England clambake of lobsters, mussels, clams, corn and potatoes is steamed to perfection in a massive outdoor fireplace.
Premiering Tuesday, August 19th at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT - "Playing with Fire in New England"
Roger meets two people in New England who love to play with fire. In Plymouth, Massachusetts, the backyard of cookbook author and archeologist Paula Marcoux is filled with cooking contraptions inspired by her travels. Roger and Paula build a fire for the German Schwenker Grill, which is a round metal grill that swings over coals. Paula also teaches Roger how to cleverly steam mussels with dry pine needles and one hot coal. Roger then visits Brookside Barn and Farm in Uxbridge, Massachusetts where owner David Adamson rents out do-it-yourself pig roasts kits for anyone interested in doing a delicious backyard feast.
Premiering Tuesday, August 26th at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT - "Spring Celebration in Kentucky"
Richard McCallister of Marksbury Farm Market invites Roger to his annual spring celebration in Lancaster, Kentucky. Richard and Roger season a flock of spring chickens and cook them in a custom-made outdoor contraption inspired by the grills in Uruguay. Roger contributes a dish to the party: corn on the cob seasoned with coconut oil and an exotic blend of spices. Richard's friend Jim Budros insists on preparing strawberry rhubarb cobbler for dessert and transports his 2,000 pound wood-burning oven straight from Ohio.

Online, flip through a gallery of Roger Mooking's own behind-the-scenes Instagram photos on his search for the coolest ways to cook with fire. Follow the action at #ManFireFood.

Rachel Khoo's Kitchen Notebook: London
PremieringSaturday, August 2nd at 11:00amET/8:00amPT - "Lazy Days"
Life can be hectic in London, so sometimes it is important to take things easy; and this time Rachel is enjoying some lazy days, uncovering the city's quieter corners where she can wind down. A peaceful bike ride along the canal melds into a lazy brunch, and she meets with Tom who rustles her up a summery salad from his urban garden. Back in her kitchen, she prepares comforting food to suit a relaxed mood with a cake perfect for a picnic, a delicious pork dish that practically cooks itself and a vegetarian twist on some traditional comfort food.
PremieringSaturday, August 9th at 11:00amET/8:00amPT - "East Meets West"
Rachel explores London's love affair with the east and reflects how this mirrors her own European and Asian family mix; so this time the food in her kitchen is a celebration of east meets west. She revives a favorite childhood tradition with some friends as they pick out lunch from dim sum trollies in China Town and discovers the skill behind her favorite dishes. Back in her kitchen, Rachel reveals how to use leftover meat from a roast in an Asian bun, prepares her favorite Malaysian dessert with a traditional British twist and cooks an intensely flavored chicken dish that captures the Fusion of east meets west.
PremieringSaturday, August 16th at 11:00amET/8:00amPT - "Traditional Values"
Rachel explores some of London's most beloved culinary traditions and puts a twist on some time-honored dishes. She meets Austin to discover the family recipe that keeps generations of customers coming back to his traditional café, and she heads to the pub to find out the secret to why their snack of Scotch eggs are so popular and delicious. Back in the kitchen, Rachel puts her own mark on a traditional fry-up, cooking up a no-fuss Sunday roast and creates posh pastry from some traditional pudding flavors.
PremieringSaturday, August 23rd at 11:00amET/8:00amPT - "On the Move"
London's iconic transportation system, and its importance to Londoners, inspires Rachel's cooking and sparks some new ideas. She is the guest at an unusual supper club- all served up in a tube carriage; and she rolls her sleeves up to make sausage and mash for some hungry taxi drivers in one of London's historic cab shelters. Back in the kitchen, she creates some food for busy people on the move with a posh packed lunch, a healthy soup to-go and a sweet and colorful homage to the London Underground.

Get Rachel's best recipes on and follow the tour with #RachelKhooLondon.

Real Girl's Kitchen
Premiering Saturday, August 2nd at 2:00pmET/11:00amPT - "Haylie Hearts Venice"
In preparation for a blog post about Venice Beach's First Friday, Haylie visits a goat farm where she helps to make the famous goat cheese that supplies many local restaurants in Venice. There, she runs into her friend Briggedy, who owns the Farmers Belly food truck, and who enlists Haylie to help him cook on the truck that evening. Haylie then meets up with her friend Ali Fedotowsky at her favorite cafe and juice bar, Local 1205, where they head into The Kitchen to make a goat cheese pizza. Next, it's off to First Friday where Haylie throws her hair back and gets to work making sandwiches for the long line of hungry customers. After her first-ever First Friday, Haylie gets introduced to a local secret - Zingara's monthly s'mores bonfire! Featuring: Ali Fedotowsky
Premiering Saturday, August 9th at 2:00pmET/11:00amPT - "Sweet Heat"
With the surprising delivery of her dad's old meat smoker and meat rub, Haylie decides to throw a good ol' Texas barbeque for her friends, but only after tricking her guy friends into thinking they are eating her healthy 'girl food' first.

Online, check out Haylie Duff's favorite places to eat in Los Angeles and New York City. Join the conversation at #RealGirlsKitchen.

Road Trip with G. Garvin
Premiering Tuesday, August 5th at 9:00pmET/6:00pmPT - "Boston"
G. heads to Boston where he finds southern comfort at Estelle's. He gets in The Kitchen and cooks up chicken fried steak topped with sausage gravy, then heads to Highland Kitchen for a taste of their famous coconut curried goat stew. The combination of hot peppers and spices gives this dish a fiery kick. G. ends the evening at Darryl's Corner Bar and Kitchen for some catfish tacos, and jams to the house band.
Premiering Tuesday, August 12th at 9:00pmET/6:00pmPT - "Rhode Island"
On this road trip, G. sets out to find southern specialties in Rhode Island. First stop is Bistro 22 for seared scallops over grit cakes, and "breakfast in a jar"- a dish made with house smoked bacon, crispy potatos, short rib, and a poached egg. Next it is onto Succotash for a brisket sandwich that's loaded with so much southern love, you need a knife and fork to eat it! G. brings it on home at Haven Brothers Diner, a Rhode Island institution that serves up guilty pleasures like their "triple murder burger"- three juicy burger patties topped with bacon and a whole lot of fixin's. He washes it all down with their delicious homemade coffee milk shake.

Online, an interactive location map has G.'s web-only travel tips for every city he stops on the show, as well as exclusive deleted scenes of G. uncovering more of the country's best Southern food on Hit the road with #RoadTrip.


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. We also pay 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 Nixon's Fresh Peaches and Cream Rustic 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 ever-popular No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake to keep friends and family happy through Labor Day.

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You're Eating it Wrong with Dan Pashman
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