Scoop: Upcoming Premieres This May On THE COOKING CHANNEL

Scoop: Upcoming Premieres This May On THE COOKING CHANNEL

Cooking Channel is on the road this May with all-new seasons and episodes of your favorite shows traveling across the country. Roger Mooking returns with a new season of MAN FIRE FOOD on Wednesday, May 30th at 9pmET/6pmPT and puts the spotlight on inventive and unique ways chefs across the country are using fire to cook up the most mouth-watering dishes out there. On Wednesdays at 10pmET/7pmPT, Ali Khan travels to some of the best food cities in the country in search of the best budget bites on new episodes of Cheap Eats. On Thursdays at 9pmET/6pmPT, Noah Cappe samples out of this world carnival creations including everything from Tex-Mex to all things bacon on new episodes of Carnival Eats. Plus, don't miss Michael McKean and the season finale of FOOD: FACT OR FICTION? and get ready to dive into episodes of Food Paradise. CookingChannelTV.com is your go-to destination for your Cinco De Mayo fiesta! Join the Cooking Channel conversation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

PREMIERE EPISODES

Carnival Eats
Premiering Thursday, May 3rd at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Nacho, Nacho Man"
Corn chips, cheese and loads of toppings are the base of this simple Tex-Mex dish, but our carnival cooks can get pretty creative. Host Noah Cappe tries some of the wackiest and wildest nacho combinations on the midway.
Premiering Thursday, May 10th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Local Legends"
Regional specialties get a carnival upgrade on the midway! From sandwiches that put cities on the map to desserts representing an entire state, host Noah Cappe is determined to try them all.
Premiering Thursday, May 17th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Tons of Taters"
Ingenious fair vendors use the humble potato to create some amazing and original midway food. Host Noah Cappe's on a mission to taste every single one!
Premiering Thursday, May 24th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Beach Eats"
Host Noah Cappe goes surfside for a coastal fairground adventure. He'll sample creative beach eats from midway vendors all around the country.
Premiering Thursday, May 31st at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Bacon 2: The Sequel"
Bacon is the star of its own blockbuster sequel and host Noah Cappe is at the front of line to savor even more bacon-tastic fairground favs.

Online, watch web-exclusive videos about the behind-the-scenes. Join the conversation with #IdFryThat.

Cheap Eats
Premiering Wednesday, May 2nd at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Sin City Eats"
Ali Khan is on THE HUNT for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack deals in Las Vegas that won't break the bank. In Vegas it's no surprise that there's a delectable and wildly diverse food scene. Ali goes all in on a wickedly good day of eating in the desert, starting with an Elvis-inspired king of a breakfast -- BANANA French toast bread pudding. Then it's tacos to die for as he tracks down a legendary chef whipping up handcrafted al pastor tacos. At snack time, Ali finds himself in the hands of an artisanal pastry chef whose treats might be too beautiful to eat. Finally, he ends his day with some award-winning pizza slices that rock.
Premiering Wednesday, May 9th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "ATL Eats"
Ali Khan has just one day to find Atlanta's best deals for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack! ATLANTA is a large, cosmopolitan city with a diverse food scene, which Ali discovers as he starts his day with a crazy, innovative breakfast -- French toast tacos. He chows down on perhaps the best grilled cheese in America for lunch and then cleanses his palate with a blueberry cobbler ice pop. Everyone's heard of a sloppy joe, but Ali ends his day with a Sloppy Jai -- a slightly Americanized version of classic Indian street food. No matter where you roam or what cuisine you choose, ATL always brings the flavor.
Premiering Wednesday, May 16th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Birmingham Magic"
Ali Khan has 12 hours and 35 bucks to find the best deals in Birmingham, Alabama, for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack. For breakfast, he starts the day with hash brown BASKETS stuffed with Andouille sausage and eggs. Then he gets his home cooking fix with bacon-wrapped meatloaf made with a lot of love. After snacking on a red velvet cheesecake brownie, Ali melts away with "Ragin' Cajun" blackened chicken with habanero Jack cheese. There's no DOUBT that Alabama's largest city is filled with diverse, award-winning eats, all served up with Southern hospitality and charm.
Premiering Wednesday, May 23rd at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Santa Barbara Bargains"
Ali Khan is in Santa Barbara, California, looking for the best deals for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack. He has his work cut out for him trying to stay on budget in this swanky seaside city, and he gets off to a pricey start with a bacon and egg breakfast sandwich on a buttery brioche that's worth every penny. He makes up some ground with a killer deal on bacon-wrapped, fully loaded hot dogs, and then he snacks on a gluten-free and dairy-free Cowboy Cookie, a local favorite that fits Santa Barbara's health-conscious lifestyle. But a day at the beach isn't complete without fresh seafood, and Ali scarfs down two straight-out-of-the-sea crab cakes as the sun sets on a perfect California day.
Premiering Wednesday, May 30th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "San Diego Surf 'n' Turf"
Ali Khan is looking for the best deals in San Diego for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack. He starts off strong with Brazilian-style hash browns stuffed with eggs, cheese and garlic. Then he masks up like a Mexican wrestler for a discount on a loaded surf-and-turf Cali burrito. Later he gets THE RIDE of his life and the sweetest doughnut ever -- the stuffed "Big Poppa." Finally, he hits the beach for a taste of Hawaii with some finger-licking short ribs. With its diverse and delicious food scene, Ali gets a trip around the world right in sunny San Diego!

Online, check out Ali's best tips for cheap eats. Get in the conversation using #CheapEats.

Food: Fact or Fiction?
Premiering Sunday, May 6th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Gone Camping" - SEASON FINALE!
Gear up and stake your tents, Michael McKean has set up camp and it's suppertime. As you warm by the fire, you'll glow when you hear that S'mores were built with girl power, learn why pilgrims were so full of Baked Beans, and discover why Beer Can Chicken may just be a waste of good beer. The stories behind these outdoor eats guarantee to stick to your bones.

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

Food Paradise
Fantastic food is more important to many travelers than museums, hotels, and souvenirs, and we've compiled all the must-see spots across the country to have a one-of-a-kind dining experience. We're serving up hefty plates of the country's tastiest, most mouth-watering, and decadent meals. We're talking lip smacking pizza, tasty deli entrees, boat loads of bacon, fresh seafood, finger-licking deep-fried dishes, and that's only the beginning. So bring your appetite and your stretchy pants as we dive into a healthy portion of Food Paradise!
Premiering Monday, May 7th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Sandwich Paradise"
The nation's tastiest treats between two slices of bread starring the pork-trifecta, Hogzilla from North Carolina, the cheesy beefy monster, Big Fat Fatty from Los Angeles, and the rare tenderloin dream Steak and Blue from Boston.
Premiering Monday, May 14th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Mac & Cheese Paradise"
America's cheesiest Mac n' Cheese featuring a sharp cheddar mac topped with meaty chili in Wisconsin, a five-cheese mac sautéed with hunks of lobster and shaved truffles in Maine, and a BBQ mac oozing with pulled pork in Atlanta.
Premiering Monday, May 21st at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Hamburger Paradise"
America's best burgers, from a juicy duck, pork Dork in Seattle, to a spicy beef patty smashed between two creamy mac and cheese buns in Chicago, to a short rib burger topped with an egg and crispy bacon in Philadelphia.
Premiering Monday, May 28th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Pizza Paradise"
Check out America's favorite pizza, featuring fresh lumps of crabmeat on top of mozzarella in Baltimore, a meat-loving ricotta, sausage and bacon pie in New York, and a fiery chipotle chicken and chorizo slice in California.

Online, plan an armchair smorgasbord when FOOD PARADISE debuts on Cooking Channel. Gear up for the coast-to-coast delicacies with Cooking Channel's best restaurant recipes, and favorite as-seen-on-TV restaurant hangouts.

Man Fire Food - Premiering Wednesday, May 30th at 9pmET/6pmPT - SEASON PREMIERE!
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.

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.

DIGITAL CONTENT

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