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New Sherri Shepherd Series Among COOKING CHANNEL's August Highlights

Emmy Award-winning TV personality, comedian and actress Sherri Shepherd joins the Cooking Channel lineup with the premiere of all-new series Holy & Hungry! Sherri hits the road on Sunday, August 23rd at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT to visit people whose passion for food is matched by their passion for their faith in a delicious celebration of dishes cooked with love. Then, host Aarón Sánchez packs his bags to explore the Latin side of cities across the country in a new season of Taco Trip, premiering Tuesday, August 25th at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT. Host Mo Rocca continues his journey to hear grandparents' stories and gain the secrets of their family dishes in My Grandmother's Ravioli on Wednesdays at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT. Also ON THE MENU in August are new episodes of Carnival Eats, MAN FIRE FOOD and Steak Out with Kix Brooks. Plus, check out CookingChannelTV.com's ideas to love the summer season including the top 10 things to do (and eat) this summer, 60 ways to build better burgers, corn on the cob 11 ways and much, much, more. Join the Cooking Channel conversation on Twitter and Facebook.

PREMIERE EPISODES

Carnival Eats
Premiering Thursday, August 6th at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT - "From Small Town to Farmville"
Host Noah Cappe travels to the Nederland Heritage Festival, where food from around the world is prepared by an army of volunteers, and he experiences everything from the Cowboy Pistolettes to chicken-fried bacon. Later, he travels to Farmville, North Carolina for the Dogwood Festival - home to southern comfort food with a fair flare. From the Oh Boy! Po' Boy sandwich to Cocoa Bananas homemade ice cream, these are real garden goodies.
Premiering Thursday, August 13th at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT - "From Crawfish to California"
Noah Cappe goes coastal at the Louisiana Crawfish Festival. From crawfish cakes to oyster rolls, to a pair of classic carnival desserts, this festival covers all the bases from seafood to sweets. Then it is off to Porterville, California where a uniquely savory funnel cake, deep fried pizza and an Inside-Out Pineapple Upside-Down Cake on a stick makes this event a fork-free food frenzy.
Premiering Thursday, August 20th at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT - "From Chowchilla-Madera to Ciao!"
In the town of Chowchilla, California, host Noah Cappe discovers CARNIVAL EATS that deserve to be shared with the world. First up, he visits Deep Pit Barbeque, a meat extravaganza that takes three days to prepare, and samples a Funnel Cake Cheeseburger and the Baja Avocado Taco. Across the country in New Jersey, the St. Michael's Italian Festival celebrates the cultural and culinary history of Italian-Americans, and Noah celebrates by sampling a zeppole and a bad boy of a sandwich: The Hoboken Fat Boy.
Premiering Thursday, August 27th at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT - "From Strawberry to Silver Dollar"
The Brandywine Strawberry Festival in Pennsylvania is home to "The Colossal," a crab cake and roast beef combo that has host Noah Cappe going wild. Then Noah heads to Chico, California to visit the Silver Dollar Fair, where he strikes gold with the Sinfully Sweet Spicy Cheese Pretzel.

Online, flip through photos of the world's most insane edible carnival creations and get recipes for fair food to make at home. Join the deep-fried conversation with #CarnivalEats.

Holy & Hungry - Premiering Sunday, August 23rd at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT - SERIES PREMIERE!
Along every road, in little towns and big cities, you will find amazing places and people whose love for cooking is combined with a profound passion for their faith. Hosted by Emmy Award-winning TV personality, comedian, actress and author Sherri Shepherd, the series highlights these passionate people of faith who share their recipes, open their hearts and welcome Sherri into their fun and food-filled worlds.

Online, unearth foods with religious symbolism and see the most unique religion-themed restaurants in the world at CookingChannelTV.com. Join the journey with #HolyandHungry.

Man Fire Food
Premiering Tuesday, August 4th at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT - "Lone Star Load-Up"
Host Roger Mooking is loading up on the best brisket, pork steaks and sausages the Lone Star state has to offer. Ronnie's BBQ in Johnson City houses an open outdoor kitchen with two barbecue pits, two pipe smokers and one giant burn barrel. Roger helps pit master Ronnie Weiershausen smoke brisket, pork steaks and sausages. Ronnie's wife, Cindy, teaches Roger how they combine all three meats for a one-of-a-kind breakfast treat. Then, it is over to the Pecan Lodge restaurant in Dallas, where dynamic duo Justin and Diane Fourton smoke some of the best barbecue in town. They show Roger how to make their popular sandwich, the Pit Master, packed with brisket, pulled pork, sausages and then topped with coleslaw, jalapenos and barbecue sauce.
Premiering Tuesday, August 11th at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT - "Meat on a Stick"
Roger visits two chefs in Texas who created the craziest cooking contraptions, and prove that everything's bigger in Texas. Chef Johnny Hernandez designed a massive grill for his restaurant El Machito in San Antonio that takes fire and food to the extreme. Homemade salsas and warm corn tortillas complete their meaty spread. Next, Roger heads to Vintage Heart Farm in Stockdale to meet chef John Russ who designed a 7-foot tree made out of stainless steel that can roast food over a wood fire. Roger and John fill the tree with quails and sausages for an outdoor feast.
Premiering Tuesday, August 18th at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT - "Rib-A-Licious"
Roger is on THE HUNT for lip-smacking barbecue ribs and he found two places where the racks of meat stack up to perfection. The first is Leatha's Bar-B-Cue Inn in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where Roger learns how to make Southern-style ribs from Brian Jackson, a third generation pit master who continues the barbecue legacy that his grandmother Leatha created. Next, Roger heads to New York's Hometown Bar-B-Que where Brooklyn native Billy Durney gives his ribs an ethnic spin. The Jerk Baby Back Ribs are seasoned with the earthy, spicy flavors of Jamaica, while the Sticky Korean ribs are glossed with a sweet and savory Asian glaze, and then topped with cashews and scallions. It is a finger-licking mash-up of Texas low and slow, Jamaican grilling and Korean-style barbecue.
Premiering Tuesday, August 25th at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT - "Backyard Blowouts"
Roger is in Southern California for two unbelievable backyard blowouts. Roger meets chef Ben Ford in Tarzana for a unique New England meets California-style clambake. Instead of burying their seafood feast in the ground, they use an old wine barrel as the cooking vessel for clams, mussels, crabs, artichokes, corn, potatoes and onions. Hot rocks provide the heat, while fresh seaweed helps creates steam. In Chula Vista, Roger meets Francisco "Paco" Perez for traditional Mexican barbacoa - a whole lamb cooked in the ground, low and slow. Together they preheat an underground brick pit with a wood fire, and then season the lamb with a bright red chili marinade. The next day, they serve the barbacoa with fresh corn tortillas, and different salsas for family and friends.

Online, flip through a gallery of Roger's own behind-the-scenes photos, and watch web-exclusive blooper videos. Join the fun with #ManFireFood.

My Grandmother's Ravioli
Premiering Wednesday, August 5th at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT - "Meena, Mo and the Momos"
Meena, 70, and Amar Giri were born in Nepal, but they currently reside in Amish country in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. This charming couple takes host Mo Rocca to new culinary heights by showing him how to make the dumplings known, coincidentally, as momos. They also visit a local goat farm, and later make a traditional goat curry.
Premiering Wednesday, August 12th at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT - "Goulash is a Soup Not a Stew"
Mo meets the very dramatic former actress Julia Garay, an 87 year-old Hungarian grandmother living near Philadelphia. Julia shows Mo how to make the classic entrees of her homeland, goulash and chicken paprikash. She also teaches Mo how to make a very refreshing soup made with sour cherries, and some special guests surprise them in the kitchen.
Premiering Wednesday, August 19th at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT - "Bill and Mo's OK Episode"
Grandpa Bill "BK" Nuzum, 77, of El Reno, Oklahoma, recreates what life and food were like on America's plains in the nineteenth century. His unique and fascinating hobby is to build chuck wagons, and he and his friends dress like ranchers of yesteryear and cook some hearty grub outdoors. They cook up some chili, biscuits, cobbler and a whole lot more using large Dutch ovens. It is living history at its best and most delicious.
Premiering Wednesday, August 26th at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT - "Pretty Flye for a Grandma"
Grandma Nona Flye, 75, of Dallas, Texas, and Mo go hunting in the woods of Quanah, Texas and cook up their bounty in her recreational vehicle. Everything is bigger in Texas and Nona is a larger-than-life character worthy of this great state.

Online, watch web-exclusive deleted scenes of Mo and the grandparents and flip through photos of the craziest things grandparents have forced Mo Rocca to do on CookingChannelTV.com. Join the conversation with #Ravioli.

Steak Out with Kix Brooks
Premiering Tuesday, August 4th at 9:00pmET/6:00pmPT - "New Orleans"
Kix is heading to his home state of Louisiana and hitting three steakhouses that prove New Orleans is one of the best food destinations in the country. Galatoire's is an institution right on Bourbon Street, and locals know to order off-menu favorites like their secret fried chicken. Johnny's Cafe is a neighborhood joint serving steaks New Orleans-style, which means sizzling in hot butter. No family is more synonymous with New Orleans cuisine than the Brennan's, and Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse brings classic Creole and Cajun flavors to traditional steakhouse fare.
Premiering Tuesday, August 11th at 9:00pmET/6:00pmPT - "Washington, D.C."
It's not easy to get people in Washington, D.C. to agree on much, but everyone will agree that Kix has found three of the best steakhouses in our nation's capital. Ray's The Steak is a local favorite serving succulent steak dishes that have loyal clientele coming back for more! The Partisan is at the forefront of D.C.'s modern cuisine serving fresh, high-quality meat thanks to their own in-house butcher shop. Del Campo's South American menu includes smoked wagyu steak and a massive sandwich called a Chavito, piled high with an assortment of meat including seared rib-eye, mortadella and ham that is as tall as the Washington Monument!
Premiering Tuesday, August 18th at 9:00pmET/6:00pmPT - "New York City" - SEASON FINALE!
Kix is in the Big Apple with an even bigger appetite as he explores three of New York City's best steakhouses. Everyone from Albert Einstein to Babe Ruth has eaten at historic Keen's, home of the famous Mutton Chop. Sammy's Roumanian Steakhouse is a true NYC original that serves juicy steaks and traditional Jewish dishes like stuffed cabbage that have their customers literally breaking out in song and dance. Just across the river in Long Island City, M. Wells is making a splash. The restaurant, housed in a converted auto-body shop, is putting an eclectic spin on traditional steakhouse classics with dishes like their mouthwatering burger served "bone-in," and pork chops that are thinly sliced and piled high like a stack of pancakes.

Online, find Kix Brooks' exclusive tips for turning out a perfect steak worthy of the country's best steakhouse. Join the conversation with #SteakOut.

Taco Trip - Premiering Tuesday, August 25th at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT - SEASON PREMIERE!
Host Aarón Sánchez is on THE HUNT to find the best tacos in the nation! Throughout the series, he treks across the U.S exploring the Latin side of every city, encountering the chefs, families, and locals who have helped define each city's culinary landscape. Aarón dives headfirst into this journey and turns every trip into an unexpected exploration of the most delicious taco scene in town.

Online, check out a web-exclusive series of Aarón kicking back with his favorite TACO TRIP chefs. Join the tasty taco talk with #TacoTrip.




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