COOKING CHANNEL January 2018 Highlights

COOKING CHANNEL January 2018 Highlights

Cooking Channel heads into the new year with new series and new episodes of your favorite shows. Don't miss Roger Mooking as he turns up the heat and travels the country searching for the most firey feasts out there on MAN FIRE FOOD premiering Wednesday, January 3rd at 9pmET/6pmPT. Then, Adam Richmanis uncovering the most unique, surprising hidden food treasures in the world on Secret Eats with Adam Richman beginning Tuesday, January 9th at 10pmET/7pmPT. Next, the search for the perfect cake continues with a new season of CAKE HUNTERS premieringFriday, January 19th at 10pmET/7pmPT. Also, catch new episodes featuring your favorite food stars dishing on their favorite dishes in The Best Thing I Ever Ate, along with new episodes of Extreme Cake MAKERS and FOOD: FACT OR FICTION? helps get new year resolutions on track with lightened up healthy alternatives to recipes that are so good, you won't even know the difference. Join the Cooking Channel conversation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


The Best Thing I Ever Ate

  • Premiering Sunday, January 7th at 8pmET/5pmPT - "San Francisco"

Some people leave their hearts in San Francisco, but we left our appetite. The oysters at Hog Island are so good we can't stop dreaming about them. San Francisco proves that barbeque is not strictly southern, with the pork bun at Yank Sing. The soufflé at Cafe Jacqueline to the strudel at Schmidt's and the pain au chocolate at Tartine, San Francisco has some of the best sweets we ever ate.

  • Premiering Monday, January 8th at 8pmET/5pmPT - "Life Changers"

We're revealing all the unforgettable dishes that changed our lives. Alex Guarnaschellinames the dish that resulted in her being born, and Fanny Slater explains why she wouldn't get married without catfish and grits. Chef Jonathon Sawyer discusses how one dish changed the lives of over 200 inmates, while cake ace Duff Goldman talks about the slice of pie that makes him weak in the knees. Alton Brown, Simon Majumdar and Jeff Mauro also share dishes they can't stop thinking about.

  • Premiering Sunday, January 14th at 8pmET/5pmPT - "Vegas"

In Las Vegas, bet it all on finding some amazing food. From the double ribeye at SW Steakhouse, to the langoustine at L'Atelier Joel Robechon, Vegas doubles down on dining out. And what's better for a late-night snack than a bowl of drunken noodles from Wazuzu. Or go for broke with the Gambler's Special surf and turf for a song at Mr. Lucky's 24/7.

  • Premiering Monday, January 15th at 8pmET/5pmPT - "Picture Perfect"

We're going after picture-perfect dishes that taste as good as they look. Carla Hall shows off beautiful beets from Michigan, and Molly Yeh reveals the surprise inside the ultimate breakfast muffin. Aarón Sanchez shares his warm cookies and milk, while Alton Browntalks about his favorite dish at Destroyer in Los Angeles. Monti Carlo, Eddie Jacksonand Antonia Lofaso also share the inside scoop of their most favorite meals ever.

  • Premiering Monday, January 22nd at 8pmET/5pmPT - "#Throwback"

We're talking about throwback dishes that are better now than ever before! Alton Browntakes a field trip to Richmond, Virginia, to get his favorite boxed lunch, while Tregaye Fraser pulls up to a memorable drive-in for a slice of cake. Jeff Mauro shares the oldest pedigree of Chicagoan cuisine, and Alex Guarnaschelli slips into a food coma over her pigs in a blanket. Duff Goldman, Simon Majumdar and Donal Skehan spill the beans on dishes they still dream about.

Online, watch countdowns of the best-of-the-best foods from the show, including the 5 best pizzas, burgers, chocolate desserts and more. Join the conversation with #BestThingIEverAte.

Cake Hunters - Premiering Friday, January 19th at 10pmET/7pmPT - SEASON PREMIERE!

The perfect party needs the perfect cake, and that's where CAKE HUNTERS comes in! From weddings to family reunions and more, party hosts meet with three cake designers who present their jaw-dropping concepts to make the perfect complement to their big bashes. And once the winning design is picked, the question remains, will the cake make it to the big day on time...and in one piece?

  • Premiering Friday, January 19th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "My Wild, Glamorous Greek Wedding"

Radio personality Anna dreams of an over-the-top wedding cake with gold and jewels to reflect her proud Greek heritage. Her fiancé, Ray, prefers wild game and outdoor living. The couple expects 200 guests for their wedding, and they're looking for a big Greek wedding cake that's both radiant and rustic. Three top bakers have the challenge of a lifetime to combine these opposite visions into one unforgettable creation.

  • Premiering Friday, January 26th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "A Sophisticated Sweet 16"

For her Sweet 16, artsy Kendelle wants a mature cake that celebrates music, theater and the arts. Her mom, Bambi, wants sugar, spice and everything nice in a cake better suited for a toddler. While mother and daughter battle over a sophisticated black and white ball or a pink princess party, three top bakers accept the challenge of designing a birthday cake that unites and delights the whole family.

Online, watch the countdown of the coolest cakes ever featured on the show. Join the conversation with #CakeHunters.

Extreme Cake Makers

  • Premiering Friday, January 5th at 11pmET/8pmPT - "Music Industry Cake"

The standards for creativity and passion are high for baker Nastassja Lusengo, who's working on an extreme cake for a record producer. The trickiest part of her design is an oversized rice cereal fist bursting through a drum made from salted caramel cake. Meanwhile, extreme cake maker Suzanne Thorp has been invited to display her cakes at a prestigious wedding fair. With so many potential clients in attendance, she must bake a show stopping cake that will wow them all.

  • Premiering Friday, January 5th at 11:30pmET/8:30pmPT - "Island Replica Cake"

Cake duo Jamie and Joe are tackling their most challenging commission yet: a realistic model of the island of Santorini for a couple's wedding reception. Meanwhile, baker Rosie is creating a three-foot-tall cake shaped like a sitting man. With nine layers of cake for the base alone, delivering a cake of this magnitude will be incredibly challenging. Extreme bakers Pardeep and Renu are also pulling out all the stops to bring their latest creation to life in just three days - two full-sized swans in the shape of a heart, plus a seven-tier wedding cake.

Online, watch exclusive videos about the coolest cakes ever, and steal expert tips on preparing extreme cakes of your own at Join the conversation with #ExtremeCakes.

Food: Fact or Fiction?

  • Premiering Sunday, January 7th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "The Shape of Things"

Great ready for some mealtime mathematics! Michael McKean cracks open the old geometry book and studies the shapes of some of our favorite foods. He discovers that a pasta's figure is hiding a culinary code, that the pattern on a pineapple may unlock the mysteries of the universe, and that a chocolate's shape can transform its taste. Put down your fork and grab a ruler because today's menu has some mouthwatering math.

  • Premiering Sunday, January 14th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Diner Delights"

Nothing could be finer than hanging with Michael McKean at a diner. Grab your greasy spoon and see how the milkshake got mixed up with home appliances, the Cobb Salad became a Hollywood icon, and why Salisbury Steak may be your one-way ticket to a better body. Forget all pre-conceived notions and give these blue-plate specials a spin.

  • Premiering Sunday, January 21st at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Rainbow Connections"

Somewhere over the rainbow, Michael McKean's dreams come true as he discovers some of our tastiest technicolor treats. He traces the origins of multi-colored macarons to some nuns on the run, reveals that a rainbow bagel may be a Logo for love, and finds out that a colorful counterculture put the "smooth" in smoothie.

  • Premiering Sunday, January 28th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Street Foods"

Michael McKean flexes his street food, street smarts. Prepare to get your hands dirty as we discover the explosive history of tacos, see how shish kebabs forged an edible empire, and find out why ice cream didn't feel at home until it met the cone. So, strap on your most comfortable eating shoes and get ready to pound the pavement.

Online, find out the truth behind popular food urban legends like the 5-second rule and more. Join the conversation using #FoodFactorFiction.

Man Fire Food - Premiering Wednesday, January 3rd at 10pmET/7pmPT

Man Fire Food features the inventive ways Americans cook with fire. From small campfires to creative custom-made grills and smokers, we visit home cooks, pitmasters and chefs who are fascinated by fire and food. The smoke signals take host Roger Mooking across the country, including the American South for different styles of regional barbecue, the Pacific Northwest for a tribal salmon bake and New England for a unique seafood feast. MAN FIRE FOOD celebrates the passion for building and cooking with fire.

Online, get excited for Roger's coast-to-coast tour of cool fire-licked foods with a roundup of the coolest barbecue rigs and rib joints. Join the conversation with #ManFireFood.

Secret Eats with Adam Richman - Premiering Tuesday, January 9th at 10pmET/7pmPT

Adam Richman is on the ultimate quest to uncover the most unique, surprising hidden food treasures in the world. He eats off-the-menu dishes you'd never find anywhere else on the planet, all at places you would never expect.


Lighten Up!

Stick to your resolutions in 2018 with Cooking Channel's clever lightened-up meal makeovers, including smart swaps for comfort classics and 10 light dinners ready in under an hour.

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