COOKING CHANNEL Set to Enter July with All-New Seasons and Episodes

Cooking Channel is jumping into July with series premieres and all-new seasons and episodes of returning favorites. First, catch Brooklyn's favorite pitmaster Shannon Ambrosio as he heads down to Florida for the biggest, baddest BBQ challenge he's faced on an all-new special Big Bad BBQ Brawl: Kissimmee Valley Rib Rodeo on Tuesday, July 4th at 8pmET/5pmPT. Then, Ali Khan makes magic once again with an all-new season of CHEAP EATS where he will find the best food deals around the country with just $35 in his pocket on Wednesday, July 12th at 10pmET/7pmPT. Next, Cooking Channel is heading overseas to follow internationally acclaimed Brighten, UK cake shop and the masterful chocolate creations they are whipping up on the series Choccywoccydoodah on Friday, July 21st at 8pmET/5pmPT. Also, don't miss premiere episodes of MAN FIRE FOOD Tuesdays at 9pmET/6pmPT, CARNIVAL EATS Thursdays at 9pmET/6pmPT and BEACH BITES WITH KATIE LEE on Thursdays at 10pmET/7pmPT. has the perfect recipes and party tips for Fourth of July. Join the Cooking Channel conversation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


Beach Bites with Katie Lee

Premiering Thursday, July 6th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Sweet Indulgences"

Two of Katie Lee's favorite things are coming together, the beach and sweets, and she is ready to share the best of the best! Decadent donuts in Arizona and Sticky Buns in South Carolina represent the best of pastries. California is representing with the Cococarma, a coconut, caramel, ice cream skillet cookie. Katie delivers the two hottest sweets in Hawaii with a classic Shave Ice on the North Shore of Oahu and a beachside Flourless Chocolate Cake in Maui. A decadent, rich cake with Maui Vanilla Creme Anglaise and Kona Espresso Ice Cream is definitely worth the trip for a Hawaiian-tinged, gooey dessert. In Florida, nachos get amped up and become Dessert Nachos.

Premiering Thursday, July 13th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Off the Eaten Path"

Life is too short for food to be boring, which is why Katie Lee is on THE HUNT for dishes and restaurants that are off the beaten path. Katie's in the know on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, where she is introduced to the Peanut Butter and Jelly Burger. In Myrtle Beach, Katie is treated to the unexpected at a sushi restaurant when she tries the Fried Chicken Sushi Roll. Wanting to step further outside of the box, Katie strikes gold in Hawaii with the Mac & Cheese Pancakes and Pho-Strami, a Vietnamese spin on the East Coast classic deli sandwich. Katie flips over the Lobster Egg Roll in Florida, and the Crab "BLTA" in California.

Premiering Thursday, July 20th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Cheesy Breezy" - SEASON FINALE!

Katie Lee is toasting the gooey-est of dairy delights. Katie teams up with her co-host from The Kitchen, Marcela Valladolid for tacos in San Diego. But there are no tortillas here, just cheese curds! San Diego also brings Chorizo Fundido - an epic, spicy waterfront treat. How does one liven up a cheesy Au Gratin? Well, when on the Alabama shores of the Gulf of Mexico, Katie adds gorgeous local shrimp! Florida doubles down with Mac & Cheese Grilled Cheese, while Arizona serves up seriously stuffed mushrooms! But Katie find one of the most creative uses of this versatile ingredient in Hawaii, Goat Cheese Truffles!

Online, find out what's in Katie's beach bag on Join the conversation with #BeachBites.

Big Bad BBQ Brawl: Kissimmee Valley Rib Rodeo- Premiering Tuesday, July 4th at 8pmET/5pmPT -SPECIAL!

In this bigger, badder BBQ brawl, Brooklyn pitmaster, chef Shannon Ambrosio heads down to Florida to take on the Kissimmee Valley Rib Rodeo in the ultimate BBQ showdown. Shannon is taking on over 30 professional teams in the biggest cooking challenge yet. To help him, Shannon has put together a team of Brooklyn Brawlers, made up of some of the best chefs from his hometown, to battle against some of the best pitmasters in the country.

Online, watch a new season of the animated digital original series, The Great American Food Feud, to see your favorite barbecue foods battle it out MMA-style for grilling supremacy. Join the conversation with #BBQBrawl.

Carnival Eats

Premiering Thursday, July 6th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Tacos Del Carnival"

Tacos are more than a staple of Mexican cuisine, they're a carnival favorite! Join Noah Cappe as he eats seven of the nation's most creative tacos. From a fresh succulent Soft Shell Crab Taco to authentic Tacos Al Pastor, Noah gets wrapped up in tantalizing tacos.

Premiering Thursday, July 13th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Carnival Italiano"

Don't tell Nona, but in this episode, Noah Cappe says Mangia! Mangia! as everyone's favorite Italian food gets a carnival makeover. Noah tries a clever calzone/lasagna hybrid and a special pizza/pasta combo. Finally, Noah tries a delicious deep fried cannoli at the Delaware County Fair. You won't want to pass these dishes up!

Premiering Thursday, July 20th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Supersized"

When it comes to midway munchies, bigger is definitely better. On this episode, Noah Cappe's safe word is more, as he takes it to the limit with seven of the most belly-busting CARNIVAL EATS around.

Premiering Thursday, July 27th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "The Heat is On"

Hot, hot, hot carnival treats are the stars of this episode. From pleasingly piquant pretzels in California, to sweet and fiery desserts in New York, Noah Cappe gets up the courage to sample seven of the spiciest midway munchies from coast to coast.

Online, watch web only videos of the craziest carnival food out there. Plus, get's infographic for deep frying anything. Join the conversation with #CarnivalEats and #IdFryThat.

Cheap Eats - Premiering Wednesday, July 12th at 10pmET/7pmPT and 10:30pmET/7:30pmPT - SEASON PREMIERE!

Ali Khan, author of the blog "Bang for Your Burger Buck," has 12 hours and only 35 bucks to find the best deals for breakfast, lunch, a snack and dinner! Join him on this sweet and savory ride in a new city every episode for some of the best deals on the best meals!

Online, find 26 meals for less than $10. Join the conversation with #CheapEats.

Choccywoccydoodah - Premiering Friday, July 21st at 8pmET/5pmPT - SERIES PREMIERE!

Choccywoccydoodah follows the internationally acclaimed Brighten, UK based cake shop and its team of talented and quirky chocolatiers as they create chocolate masterpieces that are quite simply out of this world. Each episode features boss Christine and her maverick team celebrating weddings, christenings, proposals and even spooky holiday spectacle cakes for an extraordinary range of people. Be prepared to be transported to a chocolate world like you've never seen before; magical, enticing and quite fantastical.

Online, check out the coolest homemade cakes! Join the conversation with #Choccywoccydoodah.

Man Fire Food

Premiering Tuesday, July 4th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Where There's Smoke"

Roger Mooking follows the smoke signals to two Texas restaurants. At Bin Tapas Bar in San Antonio, Texas, Roger and chef Jason Dady cook a giant pan of paella flavored with Thai ingredients and cooked over a wood burning fire. In keeping with the Asian theme, Roger and Jason grill up chicken and eggplant marinated in lemongrass, ginger, Thai chilies and fresh herbs. Then Roger heads to Banger's Sausage House and Beer Garden in Austin, Texas which has about 30 sausages ON THE MENU and over 100 beers on tap. Locals crowd the beer garden when the restaurant does their monster feast - Smoke Out Saturday. Chef Ted Prater shows Roger how he roasts a Texas-sized goat in a Cajun microwave and makes vegetable skewers and antelope merguez sausages to complete the Mediterranean menu.

Premiering Tuesday, July 11th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Monster Meat"

Roger Mooking heads to Hoodoo Brown Barbeque in Ridgefield, Connecticut, where owner Cody Sperry serves up monster-sized meaty masterpieces. Cody serves up "outlaw barbeque," a mashup of styles and traditions with smoke pork butts, pork ribs, pork belly and beef brisket. All that pork comes together in the Hogzilla, a towering sandwich with BBQ ranch dressing, fried green tomato and coleslaw. To wash it down, Roger and Hoodoo Brown Barbecue manager, Chris Sexton make a cocktail called, "The Bloody Trinity," which is topped with smoked meat! Finally, Roger makes his way to Nashville, Tennessee, where Vivek Surti, founder of the VEA Supper Club, cooks up a massive hanging whole rib roast crusted with spices and serves it with grilled broccoli salad and roasted sweet potatoes.

Premiering Tuesday, July 18th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Meaty Marvels"

In his search for impressive fiery feasts, Roger Mooking finds two meaty marvels. In Palatine, Illinois, heavy metal couple Greg and Kristina Gaardbo run Rockin Rodizio, a catering company that specializes in Brazilian-style Barbecue that cooks hot and fast. They have three massive rotisseries that are loaded with snappy sausages, succulent pastrami pork ribs, tomahawk steaks, and even cinnamon rolls topped with whiskey icing. Next Roger heads to Brooklyn, New York, where pitmaster Tyson Ho brings traditional North Carolina-style whole hog barbecue to the Big Apple. Tyson and Roger roast up a whole hog and serve it with two scrumptious waffles, one made with sweet potatoes and made entirely out of mac and cheese!

Premiering Tuesday, July 25th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Meat in Music City"

Roger Mooking heads to the country music capital Nashville, Tennessee, where chefs are playing meaty tunes. At Urban Grub, Chef Edgar Pendley fans the flames in a massive 18-foot-tall hearth and hangs a wall of house-made andouille sausages and pork ribs rubbed with sorghum and spices. Those sausages head into a kettle brimming with a flavorful boil with crawfish, fire-roasted potatoes, and corn. Whole hog barbecue is the main attraction at Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint. Pitmaster Pat Martin shares a passion project with Roger, a six-foot-tall rig that can smoke a flock of spice-rubbed chickens suspended in air. To complete this chorus of fiery flavors, there's a side of meaty baked beans and slow-roasted cabbage wedges.

Online, watch new digital-only videos to find out where to get the best BBQ in the country at Join the conversation with #ManFireFood.



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