Cooking Channel Announces August Programming Highlights

Cooking Channel hits the road with the series premiere of Eden Eats on Friday, August 17th at 10pmET/7pmPT, following food enthusiast Eden Grinshpan's gastronomic tour of local recipes and global cuisines in cities across America. The culinary journey continues with Best Thing on Sliced Bread, a one-hour special on Sunday, August 19th at 8pmET/5pmPT, chronicling TRoy Johnson's cross-country trip in search of the five best sandwiches in the U.S. Bobby Deen returns to the primetime line-up with a second season of Not My Mama's Meals on Wednesday, August 15th at 9pmET/6pmPT with a healthy serving of calorie-cutting alternatives of Southern-style comfort food.

Cooking Channel also heads overseas with Luke Nguyen's Greater Mekong on Saturday, August 11th at 12:30pmET/ 9:30amPT as Luke Nguyen travels across Southeast Asia in search of unique flavors, local specialties, and cooking traditions. For more international flavor, viewers can tune-in to France Exposed on Sunday, August 26th at 8pmET/5pmPT for a special, featuring Laura Calder's mission to taste the finest food in the French Alps. Join the Cooking Channel conversation on Twitter and Facebook.


Eden Eats: Premiering Friday, August 17th at 10pm ET/7pm PT
World traveler and food enthusiast, Eden Grinshpan, takes viewers on a weeklyculinary adventure through the most unexpected U.S. cities serving up authentic global cuisine. Over the course of eight episodes, Eden visits a different city each week to discover original recipes and the incredible stories behind them. Whether she's at a Kenyan restaurant for lunch in Baltimore or enjoying a traditional Burmese meal in Honolulu, Eden brings her passion for people and adventure everywhere she goes.
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Premiering Friday, August 17th at 10pm ET/7pm PT - "Nashville" - SERIES PREMIERE!
Eden kicks off her Nashville, Tenn., tour by stopping for a traditional Thai salad and some exercise, followed by a stop at a Somalian restaurant. She continues her journey with Bosnian cuisine and history while making a traditional stuffed onion dish for dinner. She then stops in for a late night drink, snack, and some dancing at an Irish pub, followed by an early morning baking session at a Kurdish Halal market. To finish her eating marathon, Eden visits a Ghanaian market for a traditional African experience.
Premiering Friday, August 24th at 10pm ET/7pm PT - "Tampa"
Tampa, Fla., is a city full of different cultures and cuisines, and Eden is ready to experience them all. She begins at a roti shop where she learns about traditional Trinidadian food. Next, she makes feijoada with a Brazilian family, apple strudel with a German baker, and helps prepare dinner at a Greek restaurant. After sunset Eden heads to Ybor City to check out the nightlife, where she picks up some fried pork and tries her hand at Cuban cigar rolling. She wraps up her tour with some late-night Colombian food. After 24 hours in Tampa, Eden's feet are sore, but her stomach is satisfied.

Not My Mama's Meals

Bobby Deen takes his mother, Paula Deen's, recipes and transforms her Southern comfort food into lighter, lean, yet still delicious dishes. Each week, Bobby recreates one of his Mama's famous meals with healthy substitutes.Get Bobby's makeovers of Paula’s recipes, plus his own healthy dishes, on
Premiering Wednesday, August 15th at 9pm ET/6pm PT - "Boys Night"
Bobby Deen and his friend, Josh Capon, serve up some healthy and hearty meals for an old-fashioned boys' night. After Bobby learns how to pick out the freshest fish for his Beer Battered Fish and Roasted Fries, he makes Buffalo Wings with a Tangy Cheese Dip - a dish that puts hair on every man's chest.
Premiering Wednesday, August 22nd at 9pm ET/6pm PT - "Romantic Dinner 101"
Bobby Deen helps his good friend Carrie Crowell plan a romantic and healthy dinner for her beau. First, they meet up for a cake decorating class, where they learn how to add beautiful decoration without adding lots of calories. They whip up Filet Mignon with Goat Cheese; Pancetta Pan Sauce; Bobby's Creamed Spinach; and It's Really Better than Sex Cupcakes.

Luke Nguyen's Greater Mekong
Premiering Saturday, August 11th at 12:30pm ET/9:30am PT - "Kunming, China"
Celebrated chef Luke Nguyen takes viewers on a culinary journey across the Greater Mekong region of Southeast Asia.
Premiering Saturday, August 18th at 12:30pm ET/9:30am PT - "Dali and Shaxi, China"
Luke discovers the unique flavors and culinary traditions of the Bai and Yai people in the historic towns of Dali and Shaxi in China's Yunnan Province.
Premiering Saturday, August 25th at 12:30pm ET/9:30am PT - "Lijiang, China"
Luke reaches the fabled town of Lijiang in China's Yunnan Province, where the nightlife reigns and a Naxi "aunty" teaches Luke how to cook a local specialty.


The Best Thing on Sliced Bread
Premiering Sunday, August 19th at 8pm ET/5pm PT
TRoy Johnson travels across the United States tasting the top five sandwiches in the country, as selected by Food Network Magazine - five sandwiches in five states in five days! Take your own trip Across the Country and discover the best state dishes on<

France Exposed
Premiering Sunday, August 26th at 8pm ET/5pm PT
Laura Calder leaves her kitchen behind and heads to the French Alps for the very first time. She's on a mission to taste the very best food the region has to offer, earn her après-ski and learn everything she can from the chefs and farmers of the region along the way. From the heights of the snow-capped mountains to the lakes and farms in the foot hills, Laura exposes the great people and delicious foods that can only be found in the Alps. Get Laura's best French recipes at


Sandwich Theme Week: Sunday, August 19th - Friday, August 24th from 8-11pm ET/5-8pm PT
In celebration of America's best rolls and heroes, Cooking Channel kicks off a week of sandwiches galore with the premiere of The Best Thing on Sliced Bread with TRoy Johnson, followed by premiere episodes of Eat St., Not My Mama's Meals, and Eden Eats throughout the week.


A Cook's Tour
Premiering Wednesday, August 1st at 9:30am ET/6:30am PT - "Mad Tony: The Food Warrior"
Premiering Wednesday, August 8th at 9:30am ET/6:30am PT - "Elements of a Great Bar"

Easy Chinese
Premiering Saturday, August 4th at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT - "Exploring Chinese-American Classics"
Premiering Saturday, August 11th at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT - "Veggie-Love"
Premiering Saturday, August 18th at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT - "Sweet Chinese"
Premiering Saturday, August 25th at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT - "A Day in Chinatown"

Eat St.
Premiering Tuesday, August 7th at 8pm ET/5pm PT - "Truck Load of Fries"
Premiering Tuesday, August 14th at 8pm ET/5pm PT - "Mobile Meals"
Premiering Tuesday, August 21st at 8pm ET/5pm PT - "Sea Food & Eat It"
Premiering Tuesday, August 28th at 8pm ET/5pm PT - "Home Cooking on the Run"

Roadtrip with G. Garvin
Premiering Tuesday, August 7th at 9pm ET/6pm PT - "Lafayette"
Premiering Tuesday, August 14th at 9pm ET/6pm PT - "Virginia"

Unique Eats
Premiering Sunday, August 26th at 10pm ET/7pm PT - "Polynesian Paradise"


Party in Five
Cooking Channel knows summertime entertaining needs to be easy - that's why they partnered with Camille Styles, founder and editor of lifestyle blog, to create a Party in Five series. Cooking Channel set out to create fun, complete party experiences using only five essential ingredients, from tasty food and drinks to decor and games. First up, a pub-inspired Beer Tasting Party complete with cheese pairings, soft pretzels, burgers and, of course, a variety of craft beers. For the second party, it's everyone's favorite summer treat - ice cream! The Ice Cream Social draws inspiration from old-fashioned parlors and features a sundae bar with plenty of toppings. Visit Cooking Channel's blog Devour every Monday for the next three weeks for a new take on Party in Five.

Good to Know
Make life easier and more fun with Cooking Channel's new web original series Good to Know. Hosts Dan Pashman and Laurie March offer up how-to's, DIYs and hacks to simplify and inspire time spent in the kitchen and around the house. Whether firing up the grill, entertaining for the holidays or spring-cleaning the kitchen, Cooking Channel has the solutions to everyday household problems. Season one launches on at the end of July.

Classy Ladies
Go on-location with cocktail mavens Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark as they consult the experts of the culinary world on the web original series Classy Ladies. Join the ladies as they get a lesson in all things jerky, learn how to make kettle corn, consult a juice master and more. After the field trip, the ladies head into the kitchen to put the lessons into practice, serving up a beefy Bloody Mary, their frozen spin on the Arnold Palmer, and kettle corn in cocktail form - just to name a few. The second season of Classy Ladies launches on in August.

Cool Off With Cooking Channel's Best Frosty Treats
Celebrate summer with Cooking Channel's unique spins on ice cream desserts, including the recipe for Coolhaus' Hot Cake Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich, Michael Symon's Sweet Corn Ice Cream, a step-by-step guide for making homemade ice cream from Zoe Francois, Nigella Lawson's indulgent Ice Cream Cake and more. Get all the best ice cream recipes here.

Go International With Cooking Channel
Inspired by the Olympics to go global? continues to expand its reach into international cuisines. Cooking Channel has Italian, Mexican and Chinese covered, but now viewers can find authentic recipes for German, Thai, Korean cuisine and more. Visit the World's Fare package and dive into global cuisines.

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