Scoop: Cooking Channel's May Highlights

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Cooking Channel is rolling out new episodes of fan-favorite series this May. Get delicious recommendations from chefs and stars in new episodes ofThe Best Thing I Ever Ate, premiering Monday, May 6th at 9pmET/6pmPT. In Food: Fact or Fiction?, join Michael McKean as he searches for the truth and digs into fascinating food mysteries premiering Mondays at 10pmET/7pmPT. Starting on Wednesday, May 22nd at 9pmET/6pmPT, don't miss new episodes of MAN FIRE FOOD with Roger Mookingas he travels near and far searching for fire-driven foods. Also, in May, catch new episodes of Delicious Destinations, Food Paradise and Man V. Food. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with's recipes, cooking tips and more. Join the Cooking Channel conversation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


The Best Thing I Ever Ate

  • Premiering Monday, May 6th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Best Meal Deal"

You don't have to sacrifice incredible food experiences in order to save a buck! Antonia Lofaso keeps her wallet full with irresistible Mexican munchies in Venice Beach, Calif.,Duff Goldman saves a ton as he takes on the enormous Orca Platter in Washington, D.C., and Ali Khan gets incredible bang for his buck with a one-of-a-kind meal in Des Moines, Iowa, that you have to see to believe. Also catch recommendations from Justin Brunson, Monti Carlo, Jonathan Sawyer and Jernard Wells.

  • Premiering Monday, May 13th at 9pmET/6pmPT- "Asian Sensations"

Take your taste buds on a trip to the Far East with a list of America's best Asian dishes.Martha Stewart shares a perfect meaty powerhouse in New York City. Alex Guarnaschelli uncovers a heavy-hitting pork bun in Minneapolis, and Wolfgang Puckreveals where he gets his favorite crispy Asian dish. Also catch recommendations fromDuff Goldman, Pati Jinich, Kristen Kish and Jonathon Sawyer.

  • Premiering Monday, May 20th at 9pmET/6pmPT- "Key Ingredient"

What's THE ONE thing that can turn a good dish into a great dish? It's that special key ingredient that makes all the difference. Alton Brown reveals the surprise ingredient that goes into the best cinnamon roll ever, Alex Guarnaschelli loves sourdough bread made with pickle juice, and Monti Carlo heads to New Orleans for the most unique, irresistible oysters ever. Also catch recommendations from Tregaye Fraser, Adam Gertler, Kristen Kish and Simon Majumdar.

  • Premiering Monday, May 27th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Brunch"

Whether you like your brunch savory or sweet, we've got you covered. Your favorite Food Network stars are sharing their best brunch orders at restaurants around the country. While Chef Beau MacMillan takes a trip to Phoenix for waffle dogs, Chef Michael Symoncontinues his quest for corned beef hash in Cleveland, and Adam Gertler grabs a breakfast pizza in Los Angeles. Roll out of bed and grab a cup of coffee -- you won't want to miss these picks! Also catch recommendations from Guy Fieri, Tyler Florence, Chris Santos and more!

Online, watch digital-exclusive video of celebrity chefs revealing the craziest food they have ever tried. Join the conversation with #BestThingIEverAte.

Delicious Destinations

  • Premiering Wednesday, May 1st at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Philadelphia"

From iconic cheese steaks to stromboli, Andrew Zimmern uncovers Philly's famous edibles.

  • Premiering Wednesday, May 8th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Houston"

Andrew Zimmern uncovers Houston's eclectic eats. From Tex-Mex steak fajitas and cheesy Czech pastries, to Creole classics, Gulf seafood and Vietnamese-Cajun crawfish, Houston is a flavorful Fusion of Wild West, Far East and Deep South.

  • Premiering Wednesday, May 15th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Twin Cities"

Walleye, bundt cake and the Jucy Lucy are on tap for Andrew Zimmern in the Twin Cities.

  • Premiering Wednesday, May 22nd at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Providence"

Andrew Zimmern reveals the iconic foods of Providence. Local favorites include hot wieners made with a special meat sauce, Johnny cakes, coffee milk, grilled pizza and the legendary Rhode Island clam chowder.

  • Premiering Wednesday, May 29th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Manila"

Andrew Zimmern reveals Manila's iconic foods, from slow roasted pork to chicken inasal.

Online, get our ultimate restaurant guide and plan your own delicious destinations using #BizarreFoods.

Food: Fact or Fiction?

  • Premiering Monday, May 6th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Fire in the Hole"

Michael McKean fans the flames of some fiery hot foods! He discovers that flaming-hot vindaloo may have once been far less combustible, wasabi isn't always what it seems and that jerk chicken is good at keeping ghosts away.

  • Premiering Monday, May 13th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Potlucky"

Host Michael McKean enlightens us all on how the potluck got started. He discovers how the casserole began as just a pan, why chocolate sheet cake is a Texas treasure and when potlucks first became bring-and-share bashes.

  • Premiering Monday, May 20th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Tasting is Believing"

Michael McKean reveals the flavors we hold near and dear are not always what they appear! He'll show us how apple pie could go crackers, why seaweed is giving bacon a run for its money and how texture can totally determine taste.

  • Premiering Monday, May 27th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Summertime"

Host Michael McKean is ready to roll out those lazy days of summer the right way with our favorite summertime dishes! He contemplates if ceviche is really cooked, whether gazpacho came from the Good Book and what the cake in strawberry shortcake really is.

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.

Food Paradise

  • Premiering Sunday, May 5th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Flavor Fiesta!"

From spicy Chilean pork ribs in the Pacific Northwest to a Puerto Rican pork-tacular down in Georgia, diners are finding south-of-the-border flavor without ever leaving the States.

  • Premiering Sunday, May 12th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Farm to Feast"

From the world's most luxurious steaks to the season's most vibrant veggies, diners across the country are GOING WILD for homegrown goodness at these popular farm-to-table restaurants.

  • Premiering Sunday, May 19th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Rise and Dine"

From fantastical French toast and flannel-busting flapjacks to a big city egg sandwich and Sicilian omelets, diners are waking up to unbeatable breakfasts across the country.

  • Premiering Sunday, May 26th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "More Bite for the Buck"

Frugal foodies across the country savor the savings while indulging in high quality meals without the high prices, from four dollar fried chicken tacos and one buck shucks to half-priced rib eyes and bargain breakfast bites.

Online, flip through pics of awesome food landmarks for your next food road trip. Join the conversation with #FoodParadise.

Man Fire Food

  • Premiering Wednesday, May 22nd at 9pmET/6pmPT- "Raising the Heat"

Roger Mooking visits the Lone Star State, where they're taking open-fire cooking to new culinary heights with unique rigs. In Fort Worth, Texas, chef and restaurateur Lou Lambert invites Roger to his ranch to slow-roast whole hogs over oak coals in a massive, custom-built metal rig. Dessert is a sweet treat inspired by Lou's chuck wagon cooking days -- pear and blackberry cobbler crisps baked in Dutch ovens using hot coals from burn barrels. Then Roger heads south to Houston, Texas, to meet up with Eight Row Flint's chef Marcelo Garcia, who gets customers fired up for the Trompo Wagon parked out back. Roger helps him load ten vertical spits with marinated pork butts and chicken thighs to spin slowly next to a triple tier of fire, smoke and heat. While the wheels are turning and the fires are burning, Roger and Marcelo make corn tortillas for tacos.

  • Premiering Wednesday, May 29th at 9pmET/6pmPT- "Beef and Beyond"

Beef is king in Texas, and Roger Mooking visits two pitmasters who are elevating traditional smoked meats with exciting global flavors. In Pearland, Texas, he helps Ronnie Killen season and smoke brisket and beef ribs to serve at Killen's Barbecue. Customers can order the smoked meats by the pound, but Ronnie also combines them in a Tex-Mex dish, Short Rib Tamales with Brisket Chili. Then Roger heads to Houston, Texas, to hang with Khoi Barbecue co-owner Don Nguyen, who holds Central Texas-inspired, Asian-influenced barbecue pop-ups using a 500-gallon smoker in his backyard. Roger helps him prepare Brisket Pho and Beef Rib Nigiri for a pop-up happening at Baileson Brewing Co.

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

Man v. Food

  • Premiering Tuesday, May 7th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Cincinnati, OH"

Casey Webb heads to Cincinnati to see if he can take down an enormous eight-pound, double-crusted pizza in just thirty minutes. Along the way, he encounters one beautiful cheeseburger at a 200-year-old bar and a massive tray of Cincy-style chili.

  • Premiering Tuesday, May 14th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Indianapolis, IN"

Casey Webb travels to Indianapolis to battle a beast of a tenderloin sandwich. Along the way, he chows down on 38-ounces of succulent prime rib at a 100-year-old steakhouse and enjoys a tasty farm-fresh twist on macaroni and cheese.

Online, take on your own food challenges with our over-the-top recipes to satisfy your food obsession.

Join the conversation with #ManVFood.


Cinco de Mayo

Plan a fiesta with Cooking Channel's best Mexican recipes, including our spiciest recipes and 28 fire-quenching margaritas.

Summer Grilling

Fall in love with the lazy days of summer, with Cooking Channel's 101 Ways to Love Summer. Get our picks for the perfect recipes to pair with favorite summer activities, and fire up the grill for 60 unbeatable burgers.


Everything You Need to Know About the WICKED Movie

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Wendie Malick to Open 13th Annual Art Of Brooklyn Film Fest with World Premiere Of MOTHER OF ALL SHOWS

Comedy icon Wendie Malick (Young Sheldon, Hot In Cleveland, Just Shoot Me, Seinfeld) is coming to Brooklyn's Cobble Hill Cinemas Thursday, June 1 for the World Premiere of her new movie 'Mother Of All Shows' - kicking off a slate of over 50 new films in the 2023 Art of Brooklyn Film Festival.

The Phenomenal Fantasia Joins New NBCU Music Series Chasing The Dream As A Mentor

The phenomenal singer/actor, Fantasia joins a host of other well-known and celebrated performers who have signed on to mentor young creatives from underserved communities, on a new NBCUniversal music series, Chasing the Dream.


A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers undertake an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people.  DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS: HONOR AMONG THIEVES brings the rich world and playful spirit of the legendary roleplaying game to the big screen in an action-packed adventure.