Cooking Channel's November Highlights Include HOLIDAY COOKIE BUILDS, MAN FIRE FOOD, and More

By: Oct. 02, 2018

Cooking Channel's November Highlights Include HOLIDAY COOKIE BUILDS, MAN FIRE FOOD, and More

Cooking Channel is serving up an exciting slate of new and returning shows this November, just in time for your holiday gathering. Brenda Nibley and Alisha Nuttall are friends and business partners who are known in Salt Lake City for transforming their clients' extravagant requests into edible works of art and now they are sharing their talents on a new season of Holiday Cookie Builds premiering Friday, November 9th at 10pmET/7pmPT. Just when the weather starts to cool down, Roger Mooking starts to heat up on a new season of Man Fire Food on Wednesday, November 28th at 9pmET/6pmPT. Also catch new episodes of The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Burgers, Brew & 'Que, Cheap Eats, Extreme Cake Makers, Food: Fact or Fiction?, Good Eats: Reloaded, Iron Chef, LATE NITE EATS and Man's Greatest Food. is here to help you this Thanksgiving with delicious new recipes to share with family and friends. Join the Cooking Channel conversation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


The Best Thing I Ever Ate

  • Premiering Thursday, November 1st at 9pmET/6pmPT - "The Upper Crust"

The best part of any dish is what holds it all together -- the crust! Chef Beau MacMillan's favorite pot pie in Phoenix, Arizona, takes on Duff Goldman's seafood pie pick in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Next, Jason Smith's favorite picture-perfect pork tenderloin boasts a clever crust that is sure to turn some heads. Also get favorites from Tregaye Fraser, Patricia Jinich, Stuart O'Keeffe and Courtney Rada.

  • Premiering Thursday, November 8th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "The Closers"

There's no better way to end a meal than with these delicious dishes. In New York City, Martha Stewart gushes over the most irresistible piece of lemon meringue she's ever had. Simon Majumdar travels all the way to Kentucky for a world-famous avocado dessert. And Chef Antonia Lofaso goes all out with a perfect puffy pastry known as the Napoleon. Tregaye Fraser, Patricia Jinich, Jason Smith and Molly Yeh also share their selections.

  • Premiering Thursday, November 15th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Trigger Foods"

We're losing all control and giving in to ultimate food cravings. Geoffrey Zakarian starts things off like never before with the most juicy and succulent roast chicken from New York City. Jonathon Sawyer takes it to the next level with a cheesy, crunchy, gravy-drenched delight known as poutine. And nothing can compare to the excitement in Duff Goldman's eyes when he's back in Baltimore slinging back some single-fry oysters. Also hear from Hannah Chloe, Tregaye Fraser, Simon Majumdar and Jamika Pessoa.

  • Premiering Thursday, November 29th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Steak Out"

We're paying tribute to the best styles, cuts and steakhouses serving up the best steaks. Chef Jonathon Sawyer takes us on a trip to Dayton for a ribeye cut so incredible, it's fit for a king. Jernard Wells travels down to ATLANTA for the best of both worlds -- the sea and land -- in a surf-and-turf combo of steak and shrimp. And Duff Goldman drools over a butter steak that melts in your mouth ... like butter! Elena Besser, Justin Brunson, Antonia Lofaso and Stuart O'Keeffe also share their inside scoop.

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.

Bizzarre Foods: Delicious Destinations - Premiering Wednesday, November 14th at 10pmET/7pmPT

Chef Andrew Zimmern explores the delectable and iconic foods that define a location. Traveling the globe has never been more mouthwatering, and culinary classics have never been more comforting as he discovers the SECRETS and stories behind these legendary meals.

  • Premiering Wednesday, November 14th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Boston"

American history is illustrious in Boston, Massachusetts and here, Andrew Zimmern explores its legendary cuisine; from New England clam chowder and scrod, to the hotel where Boston cream pie and Parker House rolls were invented.

  • Premiering Wednesday, November 14th at 10:30pmET/7:30pmPT - "Barcelona"

Andrew Zimmern takes us to Barcelona, a coastal city that draws its edible inspiration directly from the mountains and sea. From tapas to crema Catalana, the foods of this Mediterranean city reflect history and culture in every bite.

  • Premiering Wednesday, November 21st at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Paris"

In the city of love, Andrew Zimmern explores the delicious delicacies of Paris, France; from the indulgent steak frites and the croque monsieur, to the BAKED croissant and baguette, to the sweet macarons and savory crepes.

  • Premiering Wednesday, November 21st at 10:30pmET/7:30pmPT - "St. Louis"

As the Gateway to the West, St. Louis has built a reputation for homegrown goodness on the backs of its hard-working people. Andrew Zimmern explores such edible icons as St. Louis-style BBQ, toasted ravioli, and gooey butter cake.

Online, see the ten most BIZARRE FOODS in the world! Join the conversation with #BizarreFoods.

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

  • Premiering Tuesday, November 6th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Beastly Burgers"

Michael Symon gets things started in Boston where a whole smoked hog is getting the royal treatment with a marinade injection, a salt crust and a foil wrap for crispy skin. Then in Phoenix, a WOLF of a burger gets topped with smoked pulled pork, bacon, a stout barbecue sauce and beer mustard. Finally, a whole game hen sitting on a beer can in Dallas makes for the juiciest chicken in all of Texas.

  • Premiering Tuesday, November 13th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Family Feast"

In Memphis, Michael Symon sits down with four generations of barbecue royalty for the scoop on their most delicious family secrets, with a side of smoked turkey and sweet potato fried pie. In Portland, Ore., an insane burger is stacked over a foot tall with three beef patties, mozzarella sticks, jalapeno poppers, onion rings, bacon, ham, eggs and more! And finally, in Atlanta, chile-rubbed duck breast gets top billing as some of the best Latin food north of the border.

  • Premiering Tuesday, November 27th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Supremely Smoky and Dizzyingly Delicious"

Michael Symon starts in Savannah, where fried chicken and pancake tacos are a delicious reinvention of classic chicken and waffles. In Seattle, a burger with a house-made chorizo patty brings serious Spanish flavor to the Pacific Northwest. And finally in Dallas, smoked pulled pork with a Kansas City-style barbecue rub is a dizzyingly delicious mashup of Midwestern and Southern barbecue traditions.

Online, catch up on past episodes and get the scoop on Michael Symon's favorite spots. Share your thoughts using #BurgersBrewQue.

Cheap Eats

  • Premiering Wednesday, November 7th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Belly Full in Buffalo" - SEASON FINALE!

Ali Khan is eating his way through the best meal deals in Buffalo, starting with griddle toast logs with cream cheese filling. For lunch, he takes down a trio of flavorful and innovative tacos, and then he tracks down the perfect midday pick-me-up made with decadent chocolate chip cookie dough. Finally, no trip to Buffalo is complete without a belly full of wings, and Ali gets a line on a spot that's serving up some of the locals' favorites.

Online, see details from every restaurant on the show and get Ali's picks for the best cheap tacos. Join the conversation with #CheapEats.

Extreme Cake Makers

  • Premiering Friday, November 2nd at 10pmET/7pmPT - "A Tall Order of Cakes"

Molly goes under the big top to create a cake design that will raise funds for a local charity. Ben uses his skills as a former tattoo artist to make a permanent good impression for his clients. Phil and Christine set their sights high on a 9-foot-tall cake, while Eloise adds a little wow to a local gala.

Online, check out the coolest cupcake-decorating tips on Join the conversation with #ExtremeCakeMakers.

Food: Fact or Fiction?

  • Premiering Monday, November 5th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "I'm Stuffed"

Michael McKean goes on a spectacular journey of some super stuffed foods. Find out if bao are good enough to save our necks, if toasted ravioli are a big stuffed lie and whether knishes could once land you in jail. Loosen your belt and settle in because these stories are definitely stuffed to the gills!

  • Premiering Monday, November 12th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Dishes in Disguise"

All is not what it seems as Michael McKean reveals the truth behind dishes in disguise. He uncovers what it took to make turducken tick, how it takes more than magic to get soup inside soup dumplings and how cake and pie have come together in order to save the world.

  • Premiering Monday, November 19th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Finger Foods"

Put down your fork and get ready to pick up some amazing finger food facts! Michael McKean has things handled, finding out how appetizers found their footing during Prohibition, how a king turned tapas into a tableside treat and why food could really use your hands.

  • Premiering Monday, November 26th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Gadgets and Gizmos"

Michael McKean has gadgets and gizmos a'plenty, and he's ready to show them all off! Discover how waffle irons were once incredible artists and the stand mixer almost went overboard, and find out why refrigerators would have been left out in the cold if it wasn't for good ole' beer.

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

Good Eats: Reloaded

  • Premiering Monday, November 5th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "The Dough Also Rises: The Reload"

Alton Brown "reloads" a classic biscuit show featuring his grandmother, with an entirely new take on the classic quick bread. Lard and sifting are discussed and ... this time there are bo-nuts!

  • Premiering Monday, November 12th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "For Whom the Cheese Melts: The Reload"

Alton Brown "reloads" his classic fondue show with some cheesy Science and a completely new recipe, because he really didn't like the first one that much anyway. The Lady of the Refrigerator returns and boy, is she mad!

  • Premiering Monday, November 19th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "True Grits: The Reload"

Alton Brown "reloads" an episode that has been bugging him for years. He finally comes to terms with grits and polenta while a certain Southern gentleman returns to teach the corniest bread of all.

  • Premiering Monday, November 26th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "A Grind is a Terrible Thing to Waste: The Reload"

Alton Brown "reloads" this classic episode with a surprising new cheeseburger procedure and the "lost" ground meat dish the food sensors nixed back in '99.

Online, fans can get more info about there series and join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #GoodEatsReloaded.

Holiday Cookie Builds - Premiering Friday, November 9th at 10pmET/7pmPT - SEASON PREMIERE!

Salt Lake City friends and baking experts Brenda Nibley and Alisha Nuttall transform their clients' wildest requests into edible masterpieces for the holidays. The duo dreams up incredible cookie builds and decadent tasting treats and then gets to work with the help of their Gingerbread Dream Team of amazing bakers and even a carpenter to make it all happen in time for the event. Their edible creations include a five-foot-tall nutcracker, a six-foot-long reproduction of Main Street decked out for Christmas, a life-sized turkey and a replica of Salt Lake City's famous clock tower, proving that if you can dream it, they can build it -- and then you can eat it!

  • Premiering Friday, November 9th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Thank You Coach Suzie and Awesome Turkey Build"

A local FIGURE SKATING team commissions Brenda Nibley and Alisha Nuttall to make a giant edible skating rink with fondant figurines for a surprise party for their beloved coach. The cake artists figure out how to make the skaters move on the ice, and they also make mint chocolate thumbprint cookies for all to enjoy. Later, a nonprofit organization requests a unique way to get kids excited about seasonal fruits and veggies for an upcoming cooking class. Brenda and Alisha create an incredible life-size turkey and cornucopia with winter produce made from rice cereal, and they whip up cookies from beets and berries.

  • Premiering Friday, November 16th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Main Street Winter Wonderland and Christmas Lizard"

For their Christmas party, a philanthropic company hires Brenda Nibley and Alisha Nuttall to make a 5-foot-long replica of their local Main Street decked out as a winter wonderland. The bakers and their cookie team work tirelessly to create 14 gingerbread buildings in 1900s Americana style, along with layered peppermint bark treats for all. Then, a touring reptile company wants their company mascot, a 7-foot Asian water monitor lizard, in cookie form for their holiday party. Brenda and Alisha create an incredible MOSAIC of colorful gingerbread scales and delicious chocolate turtles.

  • Premiering Friday, November 23rd at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Giant Nutcracker and Haitian Gingerbread house"

Brenda Nibley and Alisha Nuttall create a 6-foot-tall Nutcracker for a local dance academy's performance of the ballet. The cookie team also whips up sugar plum mousse cupcakes for the dancers to enjoy. Then, a nonprofit organization commissions a special cookie build of a turn-of-the-century house in Haiti for their annual fundraiser auction. Brenda and Alisha craft a tropical-themed masterpiece out of gingerbread and orange shortbread, along with traditional Haitian BANANA rum bread pudding tasting treats.

  • Premiering Friday, November 30th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Osmond Log Cabin & Dunking Santa Claus"

The Osmond family asks Brenda Nibley and Alisha Nuttall to build a replica of their 150-year-old log cabin for a holiday fundraiser to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The build is extra special for Brenda, and the cookie team goes to great lengths to create edible art and tiny fondant furniture that delights Alan and David Osmond. Later, Alisha's relatives surprise their son with a motorized basketball-themed Santa Claus cookie complete with fruit-flavored basketball cake pops.

Online, get all-star chefs' best holiday cookie recipes. Join the conversation with #HolidayCookieBuilds.

Iron Chef

  • Premiering Saturday, November 3rd at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Battle Beef"

Iron Chef Yuji Wakiya, defender of Chinese cuisine, takes on French food expert Noriyuki Hamada. This grueling challenge features a secret ingredient that's both known and beloved across the world.

  • Premiering Saturday, November 10th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Battle Scallop"

It's a battle featuring the best the sea has to offer! Will Iron Chef Yosuke Suga, defender of French cuisine, hold his own against famed ramen chef Hideki Irie?

  • Premiering Saturday, November 17th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Battle Strawberry"

It's time for something sweet! In this very special episode, savory icon Iron Chef Yosuke Suga, defender of French cuisine, takes on patissier Toshihiko Yoroizuka in a battle of the berries.

Online, cook like a champion with our favorite top-rated recipes and join the conversation with #IronChef.

Late Nite Eats

  • Premiering Thursday, November 1st at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Halifax"

Jordan Andino heads up Canada's east coast to check out the nightlife in Halifax, NOVA Scotia. He starts at THE WATCH That Ends the Night for one of the best grilled cheese sandwiches he's ever had. Next, he's off to El Chino Snack Bar to fill up on a mix of Chinese and Mexican dishes before learning about a dessert place so secret he'll need a password to get in! Jordan's last stop is the speakeasy Noble, where he tries their most famous dessert, the Peanut Butter Pie.

  • Premiering Thursday, November 8th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Orlando"

Jordan Andino is in the Sunshine State to check out the late night food scene in Orlando. His first stop is downtown for some delicious Colombian cuisine at Super Rico Colombian Bistro. Then he's off to Dixie Dharma, which offers up Southern food with a meat-free twist, and Jordan fills up on their BBQ Pulled Jackfruit sandwich. His final stop combines sweet and savory at Teak Neighborhood Grill, where he downs the doughnut-burger mashup known as the Cronie Burger.

  • Premiering Thursday, November 15th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Denver"

Jordan Andino heads out west to explore the late night food scene in Denver. His first stop is there... to try some Colorado-inspired appetizers, including elk lettuce wraps and salmon tostadas. Next, Jordan grabs a Lamb Loco Moco hamburger for dinner at Euclid Hall. For his final stop, Jordan's on THE HUNT for something sweet, and he finds it at Humble Pie, where homemade pies and milkshakes collide.

Online, check out the best late-night snacks. Join the conversation with #LateNite.

Man Fire Food - Premiering Wednesday, November 28th at 9pmET/6pmPT - NEW SEASON!

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.

  • Premiering Wednesday, November 28th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Southwest Smoke Signals"

The smoke signals of fiery feasts lure Roger Mooking to the Southwest, where his first stop is West Alley BBQ and Smokehouse in Chandler, Arizona. The hot spot specializes in Tennessee-style barbecue, and Roger helps founder Bardo Brantley and PIT BOSS Robert "Jim Dandy" Spann load brick pits with over 300 pounds of pork. The pork butts are piled high in their signature sandwich, The Big Jim Dandy, and their fan-favorite ribs are tossed in a barbecue sauce with a heavy hit of cayenne. For his second stop, Roger gets lucky in Las Vegas, where he meets Chef Justin Kingsley Hall of THE KITCHEN at Atomic. His portable rig known as "The Swing Set" is anything but child's play. To build this winning jackpot of meat, Roger and Justin suspend Mediterranean spice-rubbed legs of lambs, nestle butternut SQUASH into a bed of coals and grill carrots in a swinging basket.

Online, gear up for the new season of fire-driven foods with our best flame-grilled recipes for hot dogs, burgers, ribs and more. Join the conversation with #ManFireFood.

Man's Greatest Food

  • Premiering Wednesday, November 7th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Spicy"

Roger Mooking showcases 12 of the best spicy foods in restaurants across the country. He's in THE KITCHEN with spice-loving chefs preparing the hottest recipes in America and revealing their tongue-scorching secrets. Together, they'll feature fiery dishes including flaming-hot noodles, hot chicken, pepper-packed burritos, spicy jerk chicken wings and a soup of liquid flames.

  • Premiering Wednesday, November 14th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Fried"

From seafood and beef to pork and cheese, all the best foods taste better fried and Roger Mooking is scouring the country IN SEARCH OF the 12 best fried-food dishes. He's hanging out with fried-food-loving chefs learning all their SECRETS for bringing heat, oil and food together in holy fried matrimony.

  • Premiering Wednesday, November 21st at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Tex-Mex"

Roger Mooking travels across America searching for the 12 best Tex-Mex dishes from beans, meats and peppers to salsas and gooey cheeses. He'll have these Tex-Mex-loving chefs revealing inside SECRETS for how to create their signature Southwestern taste explosions and unique regional treats.

Online, follow Roger's food odyssey from home with the best recipes for burgers, pizza and more. Join the conversation with #MansGreatestFood.



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