Cooking Channel Announces September Highlights

Cooking Channel is on the road this September with culinary adventures for every taste. Michael Symon makes another stop on his summer food tour on an all-new episode of Burgers, Brew & 'Que on Tuesday, September 4th at 9pmET/6pmPT. Then, Damaris Phillips and Rutledge Wood share southern delicacies of New Orleans on the season finale of SOUTHERN AND HUNGRY Monday, September 17th at 9pmET/6pmPT.

Then, catch three special episodes of The Best Thing I Ever Ate, leading up to the exciting premiere of the new season on Thursday, September 27th at 9pmET/6pmPT when your favorite chefs share the best dishes they've ever eaten. Plus, tune in to new episodes throughout September of Carnival Eats, CHEAP EATS and Crazy Cakes. CookingChannelTV.com is sending you back to school with cooking fundamentals videos and tips. Join the Cooking Channel conversation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

PREMIERE EPISODES The Best Thing I Ever Ate

  • Premiering Monday, September 3rd at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Chocolicious" - SPECIAL PREMIERE!

Calling all chocolate lovers! We're getting the inside scoop on all things chocolate. Alton Brown takes a trip to Charleston, for some heavenly chocolate pudding, while Aarón Sanchez has some not-so-classic New York pizza ... for dessert! Grab a glass of milk and make sure you leave room for dessert.

  • Premiering Monday, September 10th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Southern Eats" - SPECIAL PREMIERE!

It's time for some good, old-fashioned country cooking as Guy Fieri, Alton Brown, Sunny Anderson and Duff Goldman round up their favorite Southern eats. Sit back, relax and get ready to salivate.

  • Premiering Thursday, September 20th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Awesome Asian" - SPECIAL PREMIERE!

Put down the fork and knife and break out your chopsticks! Your favorite Food Network stars are giving you a rundown of the most awesome Asian foods they've ever had. Alex Guarnaschelli heads north for miso soup in Maine, while Duff Goldman has his mind blown by an Iron Chef in New York. No need to wait for a fortune cookie: You're in for some incredible eats.

  • Premiering Thursday, September 27th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Terrific Italian" - SEASON PREMIERE!

Mangia! Mangia! Mangia! Celebrity chefs and Cooking Channel personalities are talking about the most sensational Italian food they've ever had. Alton Brown revisits a decadent, old-world pasta dish while Ali Khan chats up his favorite chicken parmigiana sandwich. Alex Guarnaschelli then gives a shout out to a not-to-be-missed lasagna and Duff Goldman reveals his pick for the best dish to end a perfect Italian meal. Online, see some of the best-ever ice creams, pizzas, burgers and more from The Best Thing I Ever Ate. Join the conversation with #BestThingIEverAte. Burgers, Brew & 'Que

  • Premiering Tuesday, September 4th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Slammin' Hot and Smoky"

In Asheville, North Carolina, Michael Symon digs into a slammin' sandwich with three different cuts of pork smothered in triple-cheese sauce. In Phoenix, a flaming hot burger is stuffed with spicy jalapeno Jack cheese and covered in Buffalo sauce. And in Portland, a brewery's drunken chicken pot pie is so revolutionary, they're launching beer into space!
Online, catch up on past episodes and get the scoop on Michael Symon's favorite spots. Share your thoughts using #BurgersBrewQue.
Carnival Eats

  • Premiering Sunday, September 2nd at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Mocktail"

Noah Cappe goes loco for Sunshine State snacks at the Manatee County Fair in Palmetto, Fla. There's lots of ooey-gooey goodness in the Pizza Supremo Burger and the Ulti-Melt Burger, but it's the Sandia Loca that has Noah flipping out. Then he's shaken and stirred by some Kentucky classics at Hillbilly Days in Pikeville, Ky., where old-fashioned favorites are served with a side of good humor and a shot of American whiskey in the form of Kentucky Mac and Cheese and Bourbon a la Mode funnel cake.

  • Premiering Sunday, September 9th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Beauty and the Beef"

It's LOVE AT FIRST BITE as Noah Cappe munches on some Texas-sized treats at Rodeo Austin. With a tagline of "Where Western Meets Weird," the Rodeo is the place to find one-of-a-kind CARNIVAL EATS like the Kobe beef Rodeo Austin burger and the massive Stuffed Chop. Then Noah's off to the Pima County Fair in Tucson, Ariz., for a shrimp stick featuring sweet Gulf shrimp and fruity cereal. He also digs into The Big Rib and finishes the day off with the brain-numbing Nitro Whip.

  • Premiering Sunday, September 16th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Fight Club Sandwich"

Noah Cappe meets his match with some knock-out fruity feasts at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City. He starts the day with the Strawberry French Toast Burger and slurps the Way Better Strawberry Shake. Then he heads up the coast to Maryland's Towsontown Spring Festival, where he munches on a Poppin' Lobster Dog and goes local with the Baltimore Club and some Japanese street food.

  • Premiering Sunday, September 23rd at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Hot Dog Time Machine"

Noah Cappe takes a trip to the Coastal Carolina Fair near Charleston, where he samples a local legend, Jack's Cosmic Dog. Trolling the fairgrounds, Noah catches the Catfish Sundae and takes a bite of fall flavors with the Pumpkin Cheesecake Pop. Then he heads west and feels the desert heat with some spicy fare at the Maricopa County Fair in Phoenix, Ariz. Noah's taste buds start tingling thanks to the Burnin' Up Burger and the Popper Dog, but a treat so special they call it the Unicorn Shake offers cool relief.

  • Premiering Sunday, September 30th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Ham-let"

To eat or not to eat? For Noah Cappe, there is no question! Noah heads to San Diego and hams it up at the Balboa Park December Nights festival. The day starts off right with a breakfast Belgian waffle called the Ham I Am, and then it's a showdown between the East Coast Lobstah Taco and homegrown Cali Spicy Kaprao Burger. Then Noah heads north to Antioch, California, for the Contra Costa County Fair, where Mexican-American specialties take top prize. Online, watch videos about the behind-the-scenes antics from the show. Join the conversation with #IdFryThat.
Cheap Eats

  • Premiering Wednesday, September 5th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Queen City Cravings"

Ali Khan is out to find the best breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack deals in Charlotte, North Carolina, but good things take time, so Ali starts his day with the sweet and satisfying "slowberry" cobbler waffle. Then he slides over to a food truck that's serving up mouthwatering sliders that are too good to try only one. He finds an elegant snack in a decadent French Pot Du Creme, and cultures collide as Ali closes his day with ramen gumbo that's packed with a Fusion of flavor.

  • Premiering Wednesday, September 12th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Hungry in the Jax"

Ali Khan is hunting for the best deals in Jacksonville, Fla., for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack. He kicks off his culinary escapades with a chef-driven dish of chorizo corn cakes with vegan queso and spicy guajillo chile sauce. For lunch, he bellies up to a food truck serving some of the best smoked meats in town. After a chocolaty take on baklava from a friendly Greek grandma, Ali hits up a Jacksonville institution for an old-fashioned jumbo chicken pot pie.

  • Premiering Wednesday, September 19th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Savory San Antonio"

Ali Khan is in San Antonio, Texas, looking for deals on breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack. He starts with a stack of what are quite possibly the world's best pancakes, piled high with delectable bananas Foster. Then he gets his deli fix with a meat-filled mega sandwich. After scoring a San Antonio two-fer -- a kolache filled with mouthwatering barbacoa -- Ali finishes strong with a smoky plate of barbecue baby back ribs.

  • Premiering Wednesday, September 26th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Killer Eats in KC"

Ali Khan is in Kansas City, looking for the best deals on breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack. He kicks things off with an innovative breakfast flatbread topped with gravy, scrambled eggs and cheddar. Then, he tries a spin on the classic Vietnamese banh mi sandwich that's full of juicy pork, and he snacks on the perfect kind of twister, the Donado -- a doughnut cone overflowing with soft serve ice cream. Ali polishes off a perfect day of eating with some meat-on-meat action in the form of a burger piled high with succulent KC burnt ends.
Online, see details from every restaurant on the show and get Ali's picks for the best cheap tacos. Join the conversation with #CheapEats.
Crazy Cakes - Premiering Fridays at 10pmET/7pmPT

  • Premiering Friday, September 7th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Gravity-Defying Musical Cakes"

A 50s-themed cake with a working jukebox is music to everyone's ears and an out-of-this-world wedding cake gets filled with hand-sculpted edible zombies! Next, an alligator groom's cake looks like it crawled right out of the swamp and a baker defies gravity with a floating ballet slipper over a stylish baby shower cake. Online, check out Cooking Channel's coolest cakes, including recipes for every month of the year. Join the conversation with #CrazyCakes. Southern and Hungry

  • Premiering Monday, September 3rd at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Biloxi's Big Eats"

In a city like Biloxi, Mississippi, it's a must to indulge in all the fresh seafood fished daily from the gulf so Damaris Phillips and Rutledge Wood waste no time settling in. Their tour starts at local favorite seafood joint Hook with their fresh-caught fare like speckled trout smothered with a scratch-made Pass Christian sauce. On a visit to White Pillars, they feast on exceptional farm-to-table fare, chowing down on chicken-fried rabbit with black rice and grits. Finally, the duo finishes up at Bozo's for the mother of all Biloxi dishes -- hot and spicy crawfish tailor-made to make you sweat.

  • Premiering Monday, September 10th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Bring it On, Birmingham"

Damaris Phillips and Rutledge Wood are sold on Birmingham, Alabama's, Southern hospitality and amazing eats! At the charming 1950s hot dog shop Gus's Hot Dogs, the duo feasts on a spicy wiener packed with decidedly Southern flavors and spices. Next up is Johnny's restaurant where they're serving up a classic meat n' three with a surprising Greek twist. Finally, a trip to the charmingly rustic Ovenbird where a feast of locally raised, Braised Goat and buttery grits awaits.

  • Premiering Monday, September 17th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Celebratory Food Traditions" - SEASON FINALE!

Damaris Philips and Rutledge Wood find themselves in the unofficial Cajun capital of the south -- the French Louisiana region of Acadiana in Lafayette, Louisiana. Their first stop is Cafe Vermilionville for their New Orleans-inspired Crawfish 'Beignets' and Turtle Soup. Next, it's off to roadside stop Best Stop Boudin for their Boudin Blanc, Boudin Balls and fan-favorite Cracklins. Finally, a Cajun tour can't end without gumbo so Rut and Damaris sample three-time World Champion gumbo complete with live music at Prejeans.

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