Cooking Channel Announces March 2013 Highlights

Cooking Channel Announces March 2013 Highlights

Cooking Channel fills March with new episodes from fan-favorite series. Melissa D'Arabian and Aarti Sequeria dish out tips on easy and satisfying ways to lose weight with new episodes of Drop 5 lbs with Good Housekeeping Saturdays at 10:30amET/7:30amPT. Emeril's Florida continues on Sundays at 10:30amET/7:30amPT featuring Emeril's adventures in the Sunshine State.

Bobby Deen keeps it fresh and healthy as he recreates Southern classics on Not My Mama's Meals Wednesdays at 9pmET/6pmPT, and Brunch @ Bobby's follows suit on Thursdays at 9:30pmET/6:30pmPT as Bobby Flay serves up delicious brunch ideas with inspiration from global cuisines. Get in the St. Patrick's Day spirit with themed recipes and vote for the best college campus eats at CookingChannelTV.com. Join the Cooking Channel conversation on Twitter and Facebook.

FEATURED SERIES

Drop 5 lbs with Good Housekeeping
Premiering Saturday, March 2nd at 10:30amET/7:30amPT - "Get Back on the Healthy Wagon"
Melissa d' Arabian cooks up recipes to help fight hunger during the day with Huevos Rancheros and Spicy Chicken Lettuce Cups. Special guest Dr. Ramani Durvasula explains how to effectively renew resolutions and remove the barriers that can take you off the healthy track. Plus, Aarti Sequeira joins Good Housekeeping Nutrition Director Samantha Cassetty to discuss increased willpower amidst food temptation.


Premiering Saturday, March 9th at 10:30amET/7:30amPT - "Smart Snacking"
Melissa d'Arabian prepares a classic Seven-Layer Dip that piles on the flavor without all the calories, and Deviled Eggs filled with protein, not fat. Samantha Cassetty shares smart snack guidelines to help make good choices throughout the day, and Aarti Sequeira learns about "burst" exercises and the best pre- and post-workout snacks.


Premiering Saturday, March 16th at 10:30amET/7:30amPT - "Easy Meals for Busy People"
Melissa d' Arabian makes Spanish Chicken with Rice that can be frozen to enjoy later and Apple Oat Muffins to help you start the day off right, even when rushing out the door. Samantha Cassetty defrosts the myths of frozen convenience meals and shares tips for choosing the best ones. Finally, Aarti Sequeira picks up quick exercise ideas that leave no room for excuses.


Premiering Saturday, March 23rd at 10:30amET/7:30amPT - "Say Yes to Pasta"
Pasta lovers, rejoice! Drop 5 and keep the carbs. Melissa d' Arabian makes Linguine With Carrot Turkey Ragu, Pasta Primavera, and quick and easy Soba Noodles With Shrimp, Snow Peas, and Carrots. Samantha Cassetty explains how whole grains can help with weight loss and shows how to navigate the pasta aisle. Aarti Sequeira demonstrates what typically goes into a pasta dish at a local restaurant.


Premiering Saturday, March 30th at 10:30amET/7:30amPT - "Tame Your Cravings"
It's hard to ignore cravings so learn how to tame them with tools from the Drop 5 team. Recipes include Texas Chicken Burgers served with a side of Baked Beans, and the perfect burger partner Oven Baked French Fries with a twist, plus Fruit-Filled Sangria that is festive and figure-friendly. Special guest Dr. Ramani Durvasula sheds light on the psychology behind cravings and Aarti Sequeira navigates the pizza parlor with Good Housekeeping Nutrition Director Samantha Cassetty.

Get Melissa d'Arabian's tips on how to get your kids to eat healthy, plus nutritionist Samantha Cassetty's guide to cheating on your diet without feeling guilty at CookingChannelTV.com.

Not My Mama's Meals - Premiering Wednesday, March 6th at 9pmET/6pmPT
Premiering Wednesday, March 6th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Asian Take Out"
Bobby Deen embarks on a mission to find out how to make pure, unprocessed, homemade noodles for his Asian Style Pork and Mushrooms. He finds the perfect place, Brooklyn Wok Shop, where Edric Har steps up as his teacher. Later, Bobby's friend Brigitte Nguyen comes over to taste his efforts and assist in the kitchen with his scrumptious Asian Take-Out foods.


Premiering Wednesday, March 13th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Oui, Oui"
Bobby Deen heads over to his good friend and leavening expert's bread bakery for a one-on-one lesson in bread making. He learns how to make whole wheat healthy bread to use in both of his French inspired recipes.


Premiering Wednesday, March 20th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Hearty Favorites"
Bobby Deen learns about the finest, heart healthy dark chocolate in New York City at Mariebelle, and the chocolatier even shows him how to make a tangy fruit coulis to add tons of flavor to his dessert without the fat. Then, Bobby's friend Seton Rossini helps Bobby tackle his Dark Molten Lava Cakes.


Premiering Wednesday, March 27th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Dessert Crazy"
Bobby Deen takes a trip to Sweet and Sara, where he learns how to make healthy homemade graham crackers for his S'mores, using whole wheat flour, no butter, and less sugar. Then, sweets expert and Bobby's buddy, Julia Baker, comes over to get dessert crazy.

Get Bobby's tips for creating healthier alternatives to your favorite dishes like burgers, cake, pizza and more on CookingChannelTV.com.

Emeril's Florida
Premiering Sunday, March 3rd at 10:30amET/7:30amPT - "Palm Beach"
Emeril heads to the Palm Beach area to explore local, sustainable and delicious food. He visits the popular Swank Farms where he and Executive Chef/Owner of Buccan in Palm Beach select produce for the dishes the chef later prepares for him. Over in Delray Beach, Executive Chef Nick Morfogen is on the leading edge of sustainable Florida cuisine and talks a little bit about this with Emeril. Next, Emeril travels to Guanabanas - an open-air Caribbean restaurant and bar that's a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Emeril tries a few of their signature items with Jon Sullivan, who tells of Guanabana's origins as a sandwich shop. Finally, Emeril takes a trip to The Quantum House in West Palm Beach, where real people are making real impacts in the lives of children with serious medical conditions and their families. Emeril talks with Director Roberta Jurney and Emeril teams up with friends from The Breakers to prepare a meal for the guests.


Premiering Sunday, March 10th at 10:30amET/7:30amPT - "Big Night Out"
Emeril's first stop is the Grand Floridian Hotel at Walt Disney World in Orlando, where he chats with Scott Hunnel, Executive Chef at Victoria & Albert's, known for its rare culinary experience and fine dining cuisine. Next, Emeril heads to The Maritana Grille inside The Don Cesar hotel - a long standing icon of Floridian luxury. Emeril meets with Chef Kenny Hunsberger to talk about his creative passion and try a few favorites. For the next visit, Emeril heads to Coral Gables to stop by the famous Biltmore Hotel. Inside, the Palme D'or restaurant offers the pinnacle of luxury dining with French-American cuisine done the right way. Finally, Emeril travels up the East Coast to The Breakers in Palm Beach where he talks with Chef Anthony Sicignano inside the new HMF concept at their large lobby bar.


Premiering Sunday, March 17th at 10:30amET/7:30amPT - "Pensacola"
Emeril begins his Pensacola tour at McGuire's Irish Pub, renowned for its beers brewed on-site. He then heads to The Fish House restaurant and samples dishes with co-owner and chef, Jim Shirley. Emeril later heads to Joe Patti's Seafood, where Frank Patti, the founder's son, gives him a tour of the facility and shares tips on buying fish. Finally, Emeril and his son EJ head to Pensacola Beach for some fishing, a Ferris wheel ride and of course, a delicious sampling tower of crab and seafood from a local restaurant.


Premiering Sunday, March 24th at 10:30amET/7:30amPT - "Cool Places and a Fishing Trip"
Emeril takes a tour of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and gets a close-up look at some of the most exotic tropical fruits around. Then, he visits a hidden gem in Kissimmee - Warbird Adventures at Kissimmee Air Museum, where he meets up with President and Chief Pilot Thom Richard to talk about some of the planes at the museum, their history, as well as the flight experience they feature for guests. Finally, Emeril is back on the boat up in the panhandle, but this time with Florida Governor Rick Scott. The duo does a variety of fishing and then cook it dockside, serving up a healthy take on trout almondine.


Premiering Sunday, March 30th at 10:30amET/7:30amPT - "Miami"
Emeril's Miami trip starts in South Beach at the Eden Roc Hotel. A true South Beach destination, this glamorous resort is home to one of Miami's hottest restaurant - aptly named 1500 degrees. Next stop is Ortanique on the Mile in Coral Gables where Chef and creator Cindy Hutson has Emeril try some of her favorites. Then, Emeril travels to the swanky Epic hotel in downtown Miami where he meets up with Chef Michael Reidt in his restaurant Area 31, a Mediterranean-inspired seafood restaurant on the 16th floor. Finally, Emeril explores the major landmarks in Miami and takes a look at the nightlife.

Get Emeril's top recipes from his travels through the best of the Sunshine State's food scene on CookingChannelTV.com.

Brunch @ Bobby's
Premiering Thursday, March 7th at 9:30pmET/6:30pmPT - "Open House Brunch"
At Bobby Flay's home, every meal is an open house where friends and family show up ready to eat. For his open house Style brunch, Bobby serves an Orange Spiced Crumb Cake; Citrus Blueberry Salad with Minted Sugar; Creamy Scrambled Eggs with Dill Havarti; Country Ham and Toasted Croutons; and Sweet Potato Hash Browns with Green Onion Vinaigrette. For a surprise, his guests can belly up to his "DIY" Wine Fruit Sparkler bar.


Premiering Thursday, March 14th at 9:30pmET/6:30pmPT - "Bay City Brunch"
Bobby Flay takes a hint from the city by the bay in this San Francisco-inspired brunch that includes Apricot-Yogurt Parfait with California Granola and an Orange Scented Bombolini with Pastry Cream and Chocolate Dipping Sauce. Plus, Bobby reveals what goes into the unbelievable omelet known as the Hang Town Fry.


Premiering Thursday, March 21st at 9:30pmET/6:30pmPT - "A Basket of Brunch Goodies"
Bobby Flay makes a spread of continental favorites for this brunch menu. He bakes up all-American favorites like Shoo-Fly Muffins, Banana Bread with Vanilla Bean-Pecan Butter and homemade Fruit-Filled Mini Toaster Pastries. For an added bit of fun, he creates a one-of-a-kind Bellini Bar that is sure to impress any brunch guest.


Premiering Thursday, March 28th at 9:30pmET/6:30pmPT - "Flavors of New England"
Bobby Flay's brunch takes a culinary trip to New England and features some of the region's best local ingredients. On the menu a refreshing SmoothTEA, delicious Pumpkin-Cranberry Scones and Johnnycakes served with Whipped Maple Butter. Plus, Bobby reinvents a classic Eggs Benedict dish with his New England Style version, Crab Cake Benedict with Old Bay Hollandaise.

Flip through mouthwatering photos of Bobby's best brunches on CookingChannelTV.com.

Nadia G's Bitchin' Kitchen
Premiering Wednesday, March 27th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Bridezilla Bites"
Nadia G whips up classy canapés that celebrate the beauty of a wedding shower. She serves up Pastrami-Style Cured Gravlax with Sweet English Mustard on pumpernickel toast, crunchy Fried Rigatoni "Chips" stuffed with herbed ricotta and Champagne Truffles and Kirs with Spiced Raspberries. G riffs on bridezillas and marriage, Panos talks salmon and The Spice Agent reports on spicy English mustard.

DIGITAL CONTENT

Bracket Battle: Best College Eats With the start of March Madness, we decided the competition shouldn't only be on the court. Cooking Channel's hosting a bracket battle to find the Best College Eats in the nation. Indiana may be #1 in basketball, but will their Sink the Biz fries win this award? Or will Gonzaga's Chocolate Chip COG Cookies take them down? Or maybe it will be an upset with Missouri's Booches Burgers stealing the show. Voting will take place on Cooking Channel's blog, Devour, starting March 15th.

Celebrate Easter with Cooking Channel Eat your way through Easter with a sweet and savory brunch, or enjoy a dinner starring impressive mains, seasonal sides and a buffet of desserts. Plus, use up your Easter Peeps in these awesome dessert recipes or serve up an inspired absinthe and Peep cocktail fromClassy Ladies Alie and Georgia. Plan Your Easter Menu Now

Cooking with Beer and More for St. Patricks Day Thesestout-spiked recipes are a great way to get in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, or go traditional with these classic Irish dishes like an Irish Soda Bread and Corned Beef and Cabbage. And don't forget green foods - we've gathered our favorite green recipes, including Green Velvet Cupcakes and Green Jell-O Shots, to celebrate the holiday. Plus, mixologists Alie & Georgia whip up a sweet drink to quench your Irish whiskey craving and we give an adult spin to the Shamrock Shake. Plus, check out Cooking Channel's blog, Devour in February for a Lucky Charms-inspired cheese ball. Get the Recipes Now

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Fodder
The funniest food show you've never seen is back for season two. Every Monday, catch a new episode of Fodder, an original sketch comedy series that points the camera at our culture's growing obsession with all things edible. This smart and savvy parody takes on restaurants, bars, food entertainment and more as it explores why we just can't stop talking about our food.
Premieres on The Following days:
Premiering Monday, February 18th - "Lindsay Lohan's Great Haul (feat. Grace Helbig) & More"
Premiering Monday, February 25th - "Scout Gourmet Cookout"
Premiering Monday, March 4th -"Gwyneth Paltrow's Bodega Haul (feat. Beth Hoyt), Crazed Bobby Flay Fan, Rude Waitress & More"
Premiering Monday, March 11th - "The Beekeeper's Secret"
Premiering Monday, March 18th -"Abe Lincoln in a Bar, Love on Iron Chef America, & More"
Premiering Monday, March 25th - "Karma Catches Up with This Know-It-All Vegetarian"

Food Bites
Taste test the best (and worst) of food television every Thursday on Cooking Channel's new show Food Bites. Join host Adam Gertler (Food Network Star, Kid in a Candy Store) every Thursday as he takes his steak knife to the world of food, with nothing off limits and everything served up with a dash of humor.
Premieres on The Following days:
Premiering Thursday, February 21st - "Restaurant Stakeout's Potato Chuckers, Vampire Repellent, & Sunny Anderson"