Scoop: Cooking Channel - January 2017 Highlights

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Cooking Channel rings in the new year with style with new series, new seasons and new destinations. Tiffani Thiessen is opening up her kitchen to her celebrity friends and giving them a taste of her delicious food on an all-new season of Dinner at Tiffani's on Sunday, January 8th at 8pmET/5pmPT. Following at 8:30pmET/5:30pmPT, the party continues with Tia Mowry as she entertains family and friends on the season premiere of Tia Mowry at Home.

Next, travel to the other side of the globe with chef Ching-He Huang as she travels across Asia to find the most mouth-watering and unique food there is on the series premiere of Ching's Amazing Asia during a two-hour premiere block on Tuesday, January 31st at 8amET/5amPT. Also in January, don't miss premieres of Cheap Eats, Cupcake Showdown, Donut Showdown, Emeril's Florida, Food: Fact or Fiction?, MasterChef Canada, Sugar Showdown, UNIQUE SWEETS and Unwrapped 2.0.

CookingChannelTV.com jumps into 2017 with highlights from 2016 and delicious new recipes. Join the Cooking Channel conversation on Twitter and Facebook.

A partial list of highlights follows:

PREMIERE EPISODES

Cheap Eats
Premiering Thursday, January 5th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Crossroad Foodie"

Ali Khan paves the way in Salt Lake City, Utah, with a zesty pound cake-inspired French toast, then enjoys a burger topped with fried guacamole. A biker bar sends him to heaven with a Utah staple, fried Mormon funeral potatoes, and he ends his day with a smoky chicken club of perfection.

Premiering Thursday, January 12th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Great Lakes Craves"

Ali Khan digs into the best deals in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with a twilight French toast glistening with creamy anglaise sauce. For lunch, it's a Mexican fiesta with layers of juicy pork torta de jamon. He snacks on spicy Moroccan chicken wings and finishes the day right with a craveable double-patty blue cheese-stuffed burger.
Premiering Thursday, January 19th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Full Throttle Yum"

Ali Khan is off to the races in Indianapolis, Indiana, with a decadent sourdough sugar pearl waffle breakfast, then gets his authentic deli lunch on with a house-cured sausage sandwich that's to die for. A vegan key-lime cheesecake has his name all over it for a snack, and he ends his day with one of the best breaded pork tenderloin sandwiches in town.

Premiering Thursday, January 26th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Cream of the Crop"

Ali Khan starts his day in Louisville, Kentucky, by cutting into a towering stack of thick hot chocolate pancakes. Lunchtime in Louisville means a saucy Mata Hari hot brown. He snacks his way to apple brandied pie heaven and finishes strong with a glorious Southern fried chicken and sweet potato waffles.

Online, Ali shares the most important things to look for in a quality cheap eat. Join the conversation with #CheapEats.

Ching's Amazing Asia - Premiering Tuesday, January 31st at 8amET/5amPT - SERIES PREMIERE!

Chef Ching-He Huang travels through Asia to seek out the most delicious dishes each location offers. Visiting at a variety of different eateries she watches local chefs prepare their mouthwatering creations and then tries them for herself.

Premiering Tuesday, January 31st at 8amET/5amPT - "Golden Foodie Gems in Hong Kong"

Ching-He Huang visits Kowloon, Hong Kong, to find some foodie gems. Cooking alongside local chefs she makes Golden Spring Rolls, Snow Topped BBQ Pork Bao, Chilli Harbor Prawns, Ubud-style BBQ Pork Ribs and Wok-Seared Lamb.

Premiering Tuesday, January 31st at 8:30amET/5:30amPT - "Clever and Inventive Taiwanese"

Ching-He Huang visits inventive restaurants bringing a spin to Taiwanese cuisine, and learns how to make Crab Lionhead Meatballs and Three Cup Chicken. Later Ching tries some "fluffy avalanches of shaved ice" to cool off.

Premiering Tuesday, January 31st at 9amET/6amPT - "Soulful Island - One of a Kind Mix"

Ching-He Huang visits Pork Tamago Onigiri Honten in Naha, Japan, where she meets Katsuaki Kiyokawa, inventor of the pork and tamago onigiri, elevating the humble rice ball and representing a modern taste of Okinawan soul food.

Premiering Tuesday, January 31st at 9:30amET/6:30amPT - "Baos, Seafood and Suckling Pig"

Ching-He Huang is on Hong Kong Island, meeting innovative local chefs and cooking up sensational dishes such as Szechuan Fried Chicken Bao, Lobster Noodles, XO Scallops and Roasted Suckling Pig with Lobster.

Online, get maps to all the amazing cuisine Ching finds in China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Japan. Join the conversation with #AmazingAsia.

Cupcake Showdown
Premiering Tuesday, January 24th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Cupcake Showdown: Love Cupcakes"
The three bakers looking for the $10,000 prize must first compete in an elimination round using cinnamon hearts as the mystery ingredient. The finalists compete in a love-themed cupcake showdown.
Host: Josh Elkin Judges: Eddie Jackson, Maggie McKeown, Laura Vitale

Online, check out the top doughnuts. Join the conversation with #CupcakeShowdown.

Dinner at Tiffani's
Premiering Sunday, January 8th at 8pmET/5pmPT - "A Rustic Luncheon" - SEASON PREMIERE!
Tiffani Thiessen creates a rustic and flavorful menu for her friends Matt Bomer and Tim DeKay. Her Honey Garlic Salmon smoked on the grill pairs perfectly with her Grilled Vegetable Couscous Salad. Then, Tiffani shakes things up with a Blackberry Mint Mule and her Cardamom Nectarine Galette ends the meal on a sweet high note.
Premiering Sunday, January 15th at 8pmET/5pmPT - "A Mediterranean Feast"
Tiffani Thiessen brings Greece to her husband, Brady Smith, and friends Ethan Embry and Sunny Mabrey, dishing out rich Mediterranean flavors with light ingredients. Homemade Tzatziki and Hummus with Spiced Pita Chips are the perfect start to any meal, and Char-Grilled Chicken Kebabs over Lemon-Flavored Rice are a must-have. And it wouldn't be a trip to Greece without olive oil, Mini Olive Oil Cakes with a Citrus Glaze to be exact!
Premiering Sunday, January 22nd at 8pmET/5pmPT - "Breakfast for Dinner"
Tiffani Thiessen hosts a PJ party for her friends Bree Turner and Marla Sokoloff, serving up her favorite morning dishes at night. Savory Potato Pancakes and Sausage and Goat Cheese Egg Casserole are real crowd pleasers, and she kicks things up with a spicy Bloody Mary with Maple Bacon. For dessert, a Yogurt Blini Bar with all the sweet fixings.
Premiering Sunday, January 29th at 8pmET/5pmPT - "Tasty Childhood Favorites"
Tiffani Thiessen takes a walk down memory lane with friends French Stewart, Nicole Sullivan and Nate Berkus, putting a modern twist on favorites from her youth. Tiffani's updated Turkey Meatloaf is always a hit, especially when it's served with Garlicky Mashed Potatoes and topped with Crispy Fried Shallots. Creamed Spinach Tartlets offer a frest taste of an old classic and for dessert, a sweet and tangy Grapefruit Chiffon Pie.

Online, Tiffani's friends reveal their guiltiest pleasures, dream dinner dates and more. Join the conversation with #DinnerAtTiffanis.

Donut Showdown
Premiering Tuesday, January 3rd at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Donut Showdown: Wakeup Call Donuts"
Three bakers compete in an elimination round using coffee as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a wake up call-themed donut showdown.
Host: Josh Elkin Judges: Zane Caplansky, Elizabeth Faulkner, Jamika Pessoa

Online, check out the top doughnuts. Join the conversation with #DonutShowdown.


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