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The Best Thing I Ever Ate

All Episodes 2018 - 2020

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  • 2009-06-21T05:00:00+01:00
  • 30 mins
  • 2 days, 20 hours, 0 mins (136 episodes)
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Ever wonder what the biggest food stars and chefs eat in their free time – when they're paying? Find out on The Best Thing I Ever Ate! It's the ultimate guide to the country's most amazing meals, eats, and treats as told by the pros who spend their lives obsessing over food. From a barbecue sandwich worth driving over 1500 miles to canolli so good that it completely healed a bad breakup. Don't miss this series featuring some of your favorite Food Network stars, offering a taste of the things you must try before you die.
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152 episodes

Special 1 Carnivore's Delight

  • 2018-06-03T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

We're giving into our carnivorous cravings and sharing our favorite hunks of meat from restaurant menus all over the country. Bobby Flay, Ted Allen, Alex Guarnaschelli and Cat Cora bring you the finest duck, chicken, pork and beef while Duff Goldman and Marcela Valladolid indulge in their favorite sweet meat treats.

Special 2 Crazy Cheesy

  • 2018-06-10T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

We're bringing you the ooiest and gooiest cheese dishes this country has to offer. From fried cheese curds in Wisconsin to lasagna grilled cheese in Cleveland, we're trying them all. Alex Guarnaschelli brings you the finest of French cuisine while Bobby Flay gets down on an American classic. And don't think we didn't save room for dessert -- we have some sweet, cheesy treats that will blow you away.

Special 3 Super Spicy

  • 2018-06-17T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Grab a glass of milk and get ready to experience fiery meals from around the country. Ted Allen, Marcela Valladolid, Michael Symon and more are sharing their favorite burning hot dishes. Curtis Stone is brought to tears by the Crying Tiger Pork while Adam Gertler is crushed by a burger that has "anger" as a condiment.

Special 4 Fried Favorites

  • 2018-06-24T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Fire up the fryer for the crispiest and crunchiest dishes this country has to offer. From gravy-smothered french fries in Cleveland, Ohio, to tempura-battered bacon in New York City, it's all getting deep-fried. Alton Brown finds his favorite fried chicken, Sunny Anderson stumbles upon a deep-fried candy bar, and Aarti Sequeira savors an international spin with samosas. This lineup is fabulously fried and GBD -- golden, brown and delicious.

Special 5 Comforting Classics

  • 2018-07-01T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

There's nothing quite as comforting as a classic, down-home meal that reminds you of the good old days. For Ted Allen, it's a cinnamon roll, and for Giada De Laurentiis, it has to be pot pie. Rachael Ray heads to New York for a slice of home, while Sunny Anderson finds bread pudding that makes her smile in New Orleans. These comforting dishes are hot from the oven and sure to warm your soul.

Special 6 Decadent Desserts

  • 2018-07-08T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Be sure to finish all your veggies because we've got the scoop on the best desserts around. Ted Allen, Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay are sharing their favorite sinful sweets, and you won't want to miss a bite. Mo Rocca is tempted by a sundae seductress, while Duff Goldman begs for a slice of killer tres leches cake. Throw your diet out the window -- this episode is decadently delicious.

Special 7 Chocolicious

  • 2019-04-17T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Calling all chocolate lovers! We're getting the inside scoop on all things chocolate. Alton Brown takes a trip to Charleston, S.C., for some heavenly chocolate pudding, while Aaron Sanchez has some not-so-classic New York pizza ... for dessert! Grab a glass of milk and make sure you leave room for dessert

Special 8 Southern Eats

  • 2019-04-17T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

It's time for some good, old-fashioned country cooking as Guy Fieri, Alton Brown, Sunny Anderson and Duff Goldman round up their favorite Southern eats. Sit back, relax and get ready to salivate.

Special 9 Awesome Asian

  • 2019-02-01T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Put down the fork and knife and break out your chopsticks! Your favorite Food Network stars are giving you a rundown of the most awesome Asian foods they've ever had. Alex Guarnaschelli heads north for miso soup in Maine, while Duff Goldman has his mind blown by an Iron Chef in New York. No need to wait for a fortune cookie: You're in for some incredible eats.

Special 10 Game Changer

  • 2019-04-29T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Food Network stars indulge in unexpected flavor combinations from around the country. Michael Symon is in Cleveland for blue cheese guacamole and John T. Edge gets his pistachio fix on pizza in Arizona.

Special 11 Sweet Stuff

  • 2019-04-24T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Duff Goldman, Alex Guarnaschelli, Alton Brown and Claire Robinson are bringing you a sugary shortlist that you won't want to miss. From passionfruit creme brulee in Hawaii to lemon ice box pie in Mississippi, keep your dentist on standby because these are some seriously sweet treats.

Special 12 Since Sliced Bread

  • 2019-04-24T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Get ready for some seriously spectacular sandwiches! Alton Brown relives his childhood with a slaw dog in South Carolina, while Alex Guarnaschelli treks to Nantucket for a terrific turkey sandwich.

Special 13 Beautiful Bites

  • 2019-04-24T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Step aside, Picasso! Ted Allen, Michael Symon, Marcela Vallalolid, and Duff Goldman are curating a collection of the most beautiful bites around. From oysters and pearls at the French Laundry to black bass at La Bernardin, these tiny works of art turn the dinner plate into a vibrant edible canvas.

1x01 Totally Fried

  • Series Premiere

    2009-06-21T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Food Network stars open up about the best FRIED foods they've ever eaten... from Bobby Flay's favorite French fries, to Giada's passion for decadent fried doughnuts, and Guy Fieri's love affair with a Caribbean classic! We visit the locations where the fryers are hot and reveal how these dishes are totally fried to perfection.

1x02 Bar-B-Que

  • 2009-06-23T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Your favorite Food Network personalities get into the meat of things as they reveal the best BAR-B-QUE they've ever eaten... from Memphis to San Francisco, Pulled Pork cooked in a basement to Beef Brisket smoked in a giant Armadillo! We head across country to find out where stars including Tyler Florence, Bobby Flay, and Ted Allen get BAR-B-QUE at its best.

1x03 With Bacon

  • 2009-06-30T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

What makes everything better? Bacon! Whether it's on a burger or a donut, Food Network stars including Guy Fieri, Duff, and Aida Mollenkamp talk about their favorite foods made with bacon. From San Diego to Atlanta, LA to New York, find out where to get the BEST pork-a-licious dishes, and why these accomplished chefs say it's The Best Thing I Ever Ate...with BACON!

1x04 Sugar Rush

  • 2009-07-07T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Giada DeLaurentiis, Duff, and Sandra Lee reveal what satiates their sweet tooth. From S'mores to a hand-made chocolate crunch bar covered in bacon, these best ever desserts are sure to give you a sugar rush!

1x05 Obsessions

  • 2009-07-14T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Find out what Giada will do for just one more bite of Lemon-Scallion Dungeness Crab, how many spicy Buffalo Wings Aaron McCargo Jr. can eat in a day! Chefs including Bobby Flay & Tyler Florence reveal dishes that have become their obsessions.

1x06 Wake Up Call

  • 2009-07-28T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Food Network stars reveal foods they love to start their day with...from Giada & Wicked Spicy Hot Chocolate, to Bobby Flay's love for Peanut Butter and Banana Stuffed French Toast, and Duff Goldman's favorite huevos fiesta.

1x07 Pizza

  • 2009-08-02T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Duff, Goldman, Ted Allen, and Tyler Florence offer their personal take on where to find the BEST pizza - from Seattle to Chicago, NY to LA, deep dish to thin crust.

1x08 Between Bread

  • 2009-08-04T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

here's more to sandwiches than a couple of slices of meat and some cheese! In this episode, Iron Chef Michael Symon demonstrates how Clevelanders eat a Polish Boy Sandwich, Guy Fieri gets to the meat of things in Baltimore, and Aaron McCargo Jr. is torn between two cheese steaks! Find out what your favorite Food Network stars say is The Best Thing I Ever Ate...Between Bread!

1x09 With My Hands

  • 2009-08-11T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

No utensils required! Food Network stars abandon knives and forks and reach for their favorite hand-sized treats. We travel to New Jersey where Michael Psilakis indulges in juicy slide-down-your-throat burgers and then head to Memphis for Guy Fieri's favorite fried chicken. Whether it's covered in sugar or filled with cheese, find out what these and other accomplished chefs love to eat with their hands.

1x10 Filled With Envy

  • 2009-08-18T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Sure, Food Network chefs have their own recipes but in this episode we'll find out what dishes they covet from other chefs! See the delicious delicacies Duff, Tyler Florence, and Sandra Lee wish they had thought of...and just how far they will go to get secret recipes? From Wolfgang Puck's Shanghai Lobster to Thomas Keller's Salmon Rillettes, we travel across the country to reveal the foods that leave Food Network chefs Filled With Envy.

2x01 Holiday

  • Season Premiere

    2009-12-01T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Your favorite Food Network stars share in tantalizing detail the best dishes they've ever eaten during the holidays.

2x02 Hometown Favorites

  • 2010-01-08T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

There's no place like home, there's no place like home ... at least according to Giada, Alton, Ina, and Emeril. They're among the Food Network favorites who reveal the best thing they've ever eaten in their hometowns, from a savory West Coast burger to an out-of-this-world Southern-style hot dog, not to mention the pasta, pizza and Portuguese soup in between.

2x03 Cheesy

  • 2010-01-15T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

The ultimate soup and sandwich, a burger that defies gravity, better-than-grandma's lasagna and a souffle the French would envy. Find out why these dishes and more have Giada, Ina, Alex, and Sunny smiling and saying "cheeeeese."

2x04 Salty Goodness

  • 2010-01-22T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Whether it's a cured country ham, a decadent chocolate-caramel brownie, or luxurious caviar, they all have one thing in common ... salt! Food Network stars including Alton, Tyler, Michael Symon and The Neelys reveal eight dishes they guarantee are definitely worth their salt!

2x05 Meat-Fest

  • 2010-01-29T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Get ready to unleash your inner carnivore as Food Network stars including Duff, Michael Symon, Ted Allen and Cat Cora bring on the meat! Leg of beast, roast suckling pig, lamb shank, even a tri-tip sandwich ... it's meat that can't be beat!

2x06 Snack Attack

  • 2010-02-05T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

It's just past lunch and not quite dinner ... hmmmm, must be time for a snack! From pickles to tacos, nachos to nuts, we reveal the snackalicious snacks craved by Giada, Ted Allen, Alex Guarnaschelli, Curtis Stone and more! These bite sized treats are perfect to kick-start the Super Bowl and satisfy any SNACK ATTACK.

2x07 Chocolate

  • 2010-02-12T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Whether it's melting in a souffle, wrapped around creme brulee, poured over chicken or baked into a cookie that defies all chocolate logic -- this is definitely chocolate at its best! Food Network stars including Alton, Duff, Tyler Florence and Claire Robinson unwrap their favorite chocolate delights.

2x08 Crunchy

  • 2010-02-19T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

What do onion rings, corn fritters, egg rolls and caramel corn have in common? They all make the same sound ... "CRUNCH!" And they are just a few of the best crispy foods Duff, Claire Robinson, Brian Boitano and others have ever eaten! From bowling alleys to movie theaters, find out where that delicious sound is coming from!

2x09 The Classics

  • 2010-02-26T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

For Food Network stars including Ina, Emeril, Giada and others no food is more comforting than ... "The Classics." From perfectly juicy prime rib, to creamy mashed potatoes, succulent meatloaf, and more, discover where their most memorable favorites will never go out of style.

2x10 Guilty Pleasures

  • 2010-03-05T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

It's so bad it's good! With dishes like a mountainous 24-layer chocolate cake, and a succulent steak stuffed with golden fried oysters, or a pile of crispy duck fat fries smothered in cheese and gravy, it's no surprise Food Network stars including Michael Symon, Sunny Anderson and Claire Robinson are torn between guilt ... and pleasure.

2x11 Hot & Spicy

  • 2010-03-12T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Things start heating up when Tyler Florence, Ted Allen, Ina Garten, The Neelys and others share their best ever hot and spicy dishes. From delicious mouth-burning Spicy Crab to eye-watering Cajun style Jambalaya Pasta, find out why these dishes and more are making temperatures rise!

2x12 Total Unexpected

  • 2010-03-19T04:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Guacamole with sage, blue cheese, and bacon? Ice cream made from prosciutto? A candy bar that's battered and deep fried? These are just a few of the dishes Food Network stars including Michael Symon, Chris Cosentino, Sunny Anderson and Alton Brown say they never expected to be the best thing they ever ate!

2x13 Chilled Perfection

  • 2010-03-26T04:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

What do the sunny beaches of Maui, Hawaii and the snowy mountains of Jackson Hole, Wyo., have in common? They're two of the eight places where Food Network stars including Giada, Cat Cora and Duff find their favorite foods served cold -- from a fresh chilled lobster roll to ceviche that is unlike any other ... and let's not forget sweets like lemon ice box pie and passionfruit creme brulee!

3x01 Grilled

  • Season Premiere

    2010-05-31T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

There's nothing like the sound of meat hitting the grill to get your mouth watering. But we're not just cooking steak ... how about a succulent Mongolian Pork Chop, delicious southern rib tips, or juicy diver scallops? These are just a few of the smokin' hot dishes that Food Network stars like Guy, Duff, and the grill master himself, Bobby Flay, say are The Best Thing I Ever Ate ... GRILLED.

3x02 Simply Irresistible

  • 2010-06-07T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

A perfectly roasted chicken, sticky buns laden with sweet delicious caramel, and succulent seafood in a sauce that's "off the hook" -- find out why Guy, Bobby, Duff and others say these dishes and more are Simply Irresistible.

3x03 Regional Favorites

  • 2010-06-14T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

What better place to chow down on a shrimp po' boy than New Orleans? You want the ultimate lobster feast? You gotta go to Maine. What food is synonymous with Philadelphia? Cheesesteak! Food Network stars including Guy, Tyler and Michael Symon tell you where to find the best regional dishes!

3x04 Sweet Tooth

  • 2010-06-21T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

You don't have to be a kid to want the delicious sugary sweets that Bobby, Claire, Rocco and others are talking about -- from fruit filled homemade Pop Tarts to PB&J doughnuts, rich Chocolate Mousse, and tangy Tangerine Creamsicles. And you don't need your parents' permission to eat them!

3x05 Burgers

  • 2010-06-28T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

What do Bobby, Claire, Tyler, and Duff have in common? Their love of burgers! From lamb burgers to crunchified burgers to the original burger -- find out where your favorite Food Network stars go for their best ever version of an American Classic.

3x06 Appetizers

  • 2010-07-05T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

They may be small in size but they're big on flavor! We're talking appetizers - from classic crispy calamari to French onion soup in the form of a dumpling! Find out what tasty morsels stars like Ted Allen, Bobby Flay and Duff say are the BEST way to start a meal.

3x07 In a Bowl

  • 2010-07-26T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Your favorite Food Network stars including Guy Fieri, Sunny Anderson, and Duff can't contain themselves as they dish up the goods on some of their favorite foods - including delicious spicy chili, creamy tender gnocchi, incredible hand pulled noodles and more. One thing is certain, this episode of The Best Thing I Ever Ate is sure to bowl you over!

3x08 Hidden Treasures

  • 2010-08-02T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Tyler Florence, Sunny Anderson, Ted Allen and others reveal secret favorite dishes that are, literally, off the charts! From an off-the-beaten-path Hawaiian pork dish to an 'in-the-know' supersized slice of Sizzling Bacon. These Hidden Treasures may not be pirate's booty but they're definitely worth their WAIT in gold!

3x09 Sauced

  • 2010-08-09T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

From pasta in a divine tomato sauce to Hanger Steak covered in a spicy peanut mole sauce, to linguini with clams, and Toffee Pudding dripping with caramel, these plate-licking dishes and more have your favorite Food Network stars getting saucy. Ted Allen, Cat Cora, Duff and others share where they go for the best thing they've ever eaten with sauce!

3x10 With Fruit

  • 2010-08-16T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Sweet candied oranges dipped in chocolate, a surprising green papaya sensation, flavorful tropical guavas wrapped in flaky pastry ... these are just a few of the fruit-filled, fruit-covered, fruit-laden, fruit-glazed dishes that the Neelys, Ted Allen, Aaron Sanchez and others say are their best-ever dishes with fruit!

3x11 Sliced

  • 2010-08-23T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Sharpen your knives and get ready as Rachael Ray, Duff Goldman, Cat Cora and more of your favorite Food Network stars cut to the chase on their best ever sliced foods. Whether it’s a fresh piece of ollieberry pie, a meat-lover’s dream charcuterie plate or southern-style fried green tomatoes, these dishes and more are all slices of perfection!

3x12 Last Supper

  • 2010-08-30T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Pizza, crispy fried chicken, succulent juicy duck, a pasta feast extravaganza and smoky sweet BBQ pork - these are just a few of the meals that Michael Symon, Cat Cora, Sunny Anderson, Ted Allen and others say are, literally, to die for. Before they meet the Reaper, find out where your favorite Food Network stars will go for their...LAST SUPPER.

3x13 Best I Ever Drank

  • 2010-09-06T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Shakers are shakin', ice is clinkin', and soda is flowin' as bartenders across the country serve Michael Symon, Claire Robinson, Duff, Ted, Tyler and others their favorite drinks in this SPECIAL episode. From Gin Blossoms to Chocolate Sodas, Grapefruit Margaritas to Herbacious Mojitos, these are just a few of the things that Food Network stars say are the BEST THING I EVER...DRANK!

4x01 Bang for the Buck

  • Season Premiere

    2010-09-27T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Everyone loves a deal - especially a delicious deal! - like FREE Philly Cheesesteaks, or an unbelievable four-course chef's tasting menu for $15! Or top notch surf and turf for $7.77! These are just a few of the dishes Wolfgang Puck, Alton Brown, the Neelys and others say deliver the best BANG FOR THE BUCK.

4x02 Close to Home

  • 2010-10-04T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

There are wonderful foods in faraway places ... and even better foods right around the corner from home! Rachael Ray, Guy Fieri and Wolfgang Puck are among the Food Network stars who reveal their favorite LOCAL dishes - from the ultimate French Onion soup, to a crispy pepper pizza and an unbelievably delicious salt encrusted fish. Coconut cake, a classic Chicago dog and a pepper beef sandwich round out the list!

4x03 Nutty

  • 2010-10-11T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Giada, Tyler, Sunny, Wolfgang and Duff are going NUTS for nuts! Whether they're peanuts in a creamy white chocolate pretzel spread, walnuts smothered in caramel and chocolate, or crushed almonds inside a melt-in-your-mouth macaron, these dishes and more are sure to make anyone get a little NUTTY!

4x04 At a Deli

  • 2010-10-18T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Flavorful tender brisket, mouth-watering corned beef, an incredible Rueben with a twist, and a torpedo-sized hoagie. These are just a few of the foods Duff, Alton Brown, Claire Robinson, Ted Allen and others say are The Best Thing I Ever Ate...At A Deli.

4x05 Under Wraps

  • 2010-10-25T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

There are no secrets here! Alton, Sunny, and Duff are just a few of your favorite Food Network stars who reveal the foods they love to eat...UNDER WRAPS. We're talking pulled pork wrapped in pasta, bacon wrapped pork chops, salami and melted cheese wrapped in crispy pastry, and more.

4x06 Cake Walk

  • 2010-11-01T04:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

They're flourless, red and velvety, filled with cream, layered with chocolate, covered in frosting, sweet and fluffy, savory and delicious...they're CAKES! Ted Allen, Alton Brown, Giada, and Tyler Florence agree on one thing...it's not easy to walk away from these incredible cakes!

4x07 With Chopsticks

  • 2010-11-08T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

No knives and forks required for these dishes! Like Drunken Noodles smothered with delicious sauce, succulent king crab in a crispy tempura batter, crispy shredded tender beef. These are just a few of the foods Giada, Duff, Alton and others say are The Best Thing They Ever Ate ... With Chopsticks.

4x08 That I'm Thankful For

  • 2010-11-15T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

In this special holiday episode, Claire Robinson, Cat Cora, the Neelys and more share their best ever Thanksgiving treats. With dishes like a pulled turkey sandwich with white barbecue sauce, sweet potato cheesecake, dumplings with yam puree and a three course turkey dinner it's easy to see why your favorite Food Network Stars say they have a lot to be thankful for.

4x09 Crazy Good

  • 2010-11-22T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

They're indulgent, they're over-the-top, they're insanely delicious. We're talkin' heavenly tagliatelle pasta showered with white truffles, a banana split that's off the charts, decadent chocolate cake, succulent juicy pot roast, and more. Giada, Wolfgang, Duff, and Tyler admit these dishes are just plain CRAZY good.

4x10 With Garlic

  • 2010-11-29T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

No one's getting kissed after this! Duff, Melissa d'Arabian, Alex Guarnaschelli and others reveal the dishes they love most with GARLIC. Whether it's in a burger called The Plague Bringer or served up with delicious juicy shrimp, made into a soup, or turned into a sausage...one thing is certain there is nothing more versatile, more delicious, more aromatic than garlic!

4x11 I Ever Made For the Holidays

  • 2010-12-06T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Succulent juicy Prime Rib, sweet delicious Butter Tarts and a sizzling crispy Rack of Pork are just a few of the mouth-watering dishes being cooked by your favorite Food Network stars. In this special episode, Cat Cora, Aaron Sanchez, Ted Allen and others invite us into their homes to serve up the dishes they MAKE for the HOLIDAYS!

4x12 For Brunch

  • 2010-12-20T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

French toast smothered in chocolate, smokin' hot sage sausages dipped in waffle batter, killer chilaquiles and delicious crab cakes...No need to get up early, but if you hit snooze you'll lose on tasting these incredible BEST EVER dishes Alex, Claire, Duff and others say are a must have...FOR BRUNCH.

4x13 On a Stick

  • 2010-12-27T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Giada, Cat, Claire, Tyler and others go beyond the county fair to find the dishes they say taste the BEST ... on a stick! - from Nitrogen frozen fruit pops, and cheese injected tomatoes to a classic caramel apple, and a good ole fashioned corn dog. Whether it's familiar or something new, these delicious dishes are sure to stick with you.

4x14 Reinvented Classics

  • 2011-01-03T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Imagine a dish that tastes like Eggs Benedict but doesn't look anything like it, or fish tacos turned inside out! Or how about a creamy cheesecake that comes on a tree? In this episode Giada, Tyler Florence, Robert Irvine, Ted Allen and others reveal their favorite CLASSIC dishes that have been REINVENTED into something extraordinary.

4x15 Personal Favorites

  • no air date — 30 mins

For years, they've shared their cooking secrets. Now eight popular Food Network personalities open up about what's on their plates when they're not the ones behind the stove. In this half-hour special, they'll reveal their favorite foods, tell us where they go to get them, and explain why each qualifies as THE BEST THING I EVER ATE.

5x01 Combos

  • Season Premiere

    2011-05-16T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

On their own they're delicious, but put 'em together and they're irresistible. Spaghetti and Meatballs, Biscuits and Gravy, Fish and Chips, Chicken and Waffles. These are just a few of the classic food pairings Michael Symon, Ted Allen, Duff Goldman and others say are The Best Thing I Ever Ate...COMBOS.

5x02 Fried Chicken

  • 2011-05-23T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

It's crispy, succulent, juicy, greasy, tender and ohhh sooo good. We're talkin' FRIED CHICKEN and some of your favorite Food Network stars including Alton Brown, Claire Robinson, and Michael Symon reveal where they go for the best version of this classic finger lickin' dish.

5x03 Smokey

  • 2011-05-30T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Claire Robinson, Ted Allen, Ming Tsai, Alton Brown and others are fired up about their favorite SMOKY dishes - from fresh oysters smoked with tea leaves to hickory smoked turkey, classic smoked pork ribs to sashimi smoked in a way you've never seen before. Hot smoked, cold smoked or wood smoked, one thing is certain...these dishes and more are smokin' good!

5x04 Better Than Mine

  • 2011-06-06T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Tyler Florence, Michael Symon, Ming Tsai and Susan Feniger are just a few of the chefs who talk about the one dish they cook really well - but then reveal which restaurant does it ... BETTER!

5x05 Las Vegas

  • 2011-06-13T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. But not in this episode of The Best Thing I Ever Ate. It's all on the table as Gail Simmons, Ming Tsai, Michael Symon, Anne Burrell and others double down on who is serving up the best food in Sin City. We're dealing up everything from pasta, tamales, and Thai Food, to a mouth watering $100 Ribeye steak, and The Best Sandwich in America!

5x06 Road Trip

  • 2011-06-20T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Buckle up! 'Cause we're hitting the road with Emeril, Duff, Anne Burrell, and others to hear about some of their favorite food stops around the country. Delicious chili spiced Apple Pie, succulent roast pheasant, buttery lobster mashed potatoes...these are just a few of the dishes worth putting on the brakes for. So sit back and enjoy the ride on The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Road Trip!

5x07 Old School

  • 2011-07-04T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

They say everything gets better with age, and these restaurants are no exception! Tyler Florence, Michael Symon, and Alex Guarnaschelli are just a few of the Food Network stars igniting our taste buds with their favorite OLD SCHOOL dishes - including classic Oysters Rockefeller, the original Chopped Salad, and a historic double burger that eclipses all others.

5x08 Ice Creamy

  • 2011-07-22T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Alton screams, Duff screams, they all scream for ICE CREAM! We've got the scoop on the coolest creamiest treats around. From a delectable homemade fudge-smothered vanilla Sundae to a torte de gelato that will change your life, and the best ice cream sandwich on the planet!

5x09 French Favorites

  • 2011-07-25T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Bon Apetit! We take a Tour de America for ooey gooey cheesy Raclette, velvety fig laced Foie Gras, and a delicious caramelized cake made with crepes and cream! These are just a few of the French dishes Alton Brown, Claire Robinson, Ming Tsai and others say are magnifique!

5x10 Eggstraordinary

  • 2011-08-01T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Truffled egg toast, Reuben Egg Rolls, Foot High Lemon Meringue Pie, and Strawberry Soufflé are just a few of the EGGstraordinary dishes Gail Simmons, Alton Brown, Robert Irvine and others are EGGcited to talk about in this EGGceptional episode of The Best Thing I Ever Ate!

5x11 Finger Food

  • 2011-08-08T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Alton Brown, Gail Simmons, Alex Guarnaschelli, and others are throwin' down the cutlery and reaching for their best ever FINGER FOODS! - from roasted toasted ravioli and crispy fried pickles to sacrilegious but oh so delicious bacon wrapped Matzo Balls!

5x12 Street Food

  • 2011-08-15T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Gone are the days of the roach coach! These food trucks and roadside stands have Tyler Florence, Sunny Anderson and Gail Simmons heading for the streets, to savor a Waffle of Massive Deliciousness, an ice cream called the Salty Pimp, buttery snails on a stick and more! Find out who's behind the wheel and delivering the fastest, fresh treats to your favorite food personalities.

5x13 Childhood Favorites

  • 2011-08-22T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Michael Symon, Bobby Flay, Gail Simmons and others take a step back in time to recall the dishes they loved as a kid. Handmade pasta, Frito Pie, Cotton Candy and Pizza might be their Childhood Favorites, but they're just as good today...maybe even better!

6x01 All American

  • Season Premiere

    2011-09-12T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Guy Fieri, Michael Symon, Alton Brown and Bobby Flay are just a few of the star spangled chefs wavin' a flag for their favorite All American dish. We're talkin' sauced-up BBQ Fried Chicken, a Hot Dog with 50 topping choices, an Apple Pie smothered in salted caramel, and a sandwich so gloriously over-the-top it can only be American!

6x02 New Orleans

  • 2011-09-19T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Head to the bayou with Alton, Emeril, Claire, Wolgang and others for the best food New Orleans has to offer - from Beignets and Bread Pudding, to Banana Cream Pie and fresh-made Taffy served from a donkey-pulled cart! There's no voodoo here...just spectacular dishes that can only be found in...New Orleans!

6x03 Messy

  • 2011-09-26T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

A burger smothered in slaw, a lasagna sandwich, bread oozing with sweet decadent chocolate...these are just a few of the dishes Andrew Zimmern, Duff, Alton Brown and others say are delicious, gooey, sloppy and best of all... MESSY!

6x04 As Good As Mom's

  • 2011-10-03T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Food stars including Wolfgang Puck, Curtis Stone, and Andrew Zimmern pay homage to their MOMS, as they reveal favorite dishes that remind them of their mother's cooking. From sweet delicious macaroons and decadent melt-in-your-mouth blintzes, to spicy chili rellenos...these dishes and more are comforting, scrumptious, and almost...As Good As Mom's.

6x05 Frightfully Good

  • 2011-10-24T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Fried Brains, Duck Tongue Tacos, a Spleen Sandwich, and BBQ Pig Tails might sound scary to some, but not to Curtis Stone, Michael Symon, Ming Tsai and others. These dishes and more are so frightfully good, they'll haunt you forever.

6x06 Bird Is the Word

  • 2011-11-14T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Everybody's heard about the bird, but Guy Fieri, Bobby Flay, Claire Robinson and other Food Network stars spread the word about their best ever bird dishes -- from Crispy, flavorful Peking Duck, and succulent Roasted Quail, to a Turkey stuffed with a Duck and a Chicken!

6x07 Season's Eatings

  • 2011-12-05T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Bobby Flay, Alex Guarnaschelli, Curtis Stone and Michael Symon are just a few of your favorite food personalities unwrapping their most beloved holiday treats! Whether it's a box of Coconut Gold Bars or a traditional fruit cake, Rose Petal Petit Fours or a monthly gift of bacon, these and more are sure to be the highlight of your Season's Eatings!

7x01 Chicago

  • Season Premiere

    2017-09-03T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Indulging in Chicago foods with Gino's deep dish pizza, the pork rinds at Publican, and the classic Chicago Dog at Weiner Circle; enjoying Chicago's white chocolate goodies.

7x02 Atlanta

  • 2017-09-10T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Exploring Atlanta's food, from barbecued rib tips and top-secret burgers to angry mussels; a guide to some of Atlanta's most popular places; Atlanta native Alton Brown takes viewers to some of his favorite spots and divulges locals-only secrets.

7x03 Miami

  • 2017-10-22T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Miami cuisine, from stone crabs at Joe's, to the lamb shank at Sardinia; Fratelli La Bufala turns out pillowy calzones; Ola offers a pear granita; a trifecta of treats at Michaels Genuine and the chocolate peanut butter s'more from Prime 112.

7x04 Mid-Atlantic

  • 2017-09-24T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Touring the Mid-Atlantic and sampling crab cakes in Baltimore; trying paella in Washington, D.C.; visiting Chap's Pit Beef; tasting a chocolate, marshmallow, peanut creation called the CMP at Woodberry Kitchen; enjoying Baltimore's own bomb pie.

7x05 Los Angeles

  • 2017-10-01T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Experiencing the famous French dip at Phillipe's; the chicken and waffles at a local favorite called Roscoe's; discovering some of the best tacos in a truck; experiencing a crave-worthy chili dog that comes straight from a train.

7x06 Memphis

  • 2017-10-08T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

From sweet deals on steak dinners at The Butchershop, to the guilty pleasure of indulgent surf and turf at Iris, Memphis will have customers singing with joy; finding delicious barbecue at Rendezvous in the form of a pulled pork sandwich.

7x07 Dallas

  • 2017-10-15T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

The brisket at North Main BBQ bowls customers over with its world-famous brisket; visiting Babe's to satisfy crunchy cravings with their fried chicken; sampling the Pecan Ball at Cafe Pacific and the classic fruitcake at Collins Bakery.

7x08 New England

  • 2017-09-17T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

From classics like the Boston Cream Pie to sticky buns that'll sway one's loyalties, viewers are taken on a tour of the best that New England has to offer; trying the Szechuan sliced fish in Chinatown; tasting the ultimate roast chicken in Cambridge.

7x09 Philadelphia

  • 2017-10-29T04:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Enjoying delicious food in Philadelphia; featuring pasta at Vetri; mashed potatoes at Parc; crepes at Creperie Beau Monde; Mexican tiramisu at Lolita; Philly cheesesteak at Tony Luke's; the Junkyard Special at Sarcone's Deli.

7x10 Seattle

  • 2017-11-05T04:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Crab cakes at Dahlia; pizza at Serious Pie; Raclette at Le Pichet; from the donuts at Lola and the rhubarb sorbet in Kirkland's Cafe Juanita to Fran's best chocolate bars, Seattle's got the West Coast covered when it comes to sweets.

7x11 NOLA

  • 2017-11-19T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Heading to New Orleans for some seriously delicious, world-renownd food; Po' Boys at Johnny's; Drago's amazing oysters; Muffaletta at Domilises; gumbo at Dooky Chase's; pastries at Cafe Beignet.

7x12 New York

  • 2017-11-26T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Velselka's borscht in the East Village; smoked herring on the Upper West Side; hand pulled noodles in Chinatown; Cuban grilled corn at Cafe Habana in SoHo; Motorino's special round slice of pizza.

7x13 San Diego

  • 2017-11-26T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

San Diego may be the land of sun, surf and fun, but it's also home to some of the best dining spots around. From a bacon burger at Hodad's that left us speechless, to the chilaquiles at Mexican hotspot Talavera, we're hitting some of the best spots this side of the boarder. From the peanut butter spread at Spread, to the extra-delicious chocolate cake at Extraordinary Desserts, dining in San Diego will make you feel like it's summer all year long.

7x14 Vegas

  • 2018-01-14T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

In Las Vegas better bet it all on find some amazing food. From the double ribeye at SW Steakhouse, to the langoustine at L'Atelier Joel Robechon, Vegas doubles down on dining out. And what's better for a late-night snack than a bowl of drunken noodles from Wazuzu. Or go for broke with the Gambler's Special surf and turf for a song at Mr. Lucky's 24/7. Who said everything that happens in Vegas stays in Vegas? It's just too good to keep secret.

7x15 Bay Area

  • 2018-01-21T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Some people leave their hearts in San Francisco, but we left our appetite. The oysters at Hog Island are so good we can't stop dreaming about them. San Francisco proves that barbeque is not strictly southern, with the pork bun at Yank Sing. The soufflé at Café Jacqueline to the strudel at Schmidt's and the pain au chocolat at Tartine, San Francisco has some of the best sweets we ever ate.

8x01 Worth the Wait

  • Season Premiere

    2017-12-11T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Alton Brown talks up his favorite beef Wellington; Jamika Pessoa melts over buttery biscuits; Beau MacMillan Tratto's pasta in Phoenix is worth waiting for; Duff Goldman is okay with waiting in line at this special hot chicken joint.

8x02 Feats of Meat

  • 2017-12-18T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Justin Brunson shares where he gets his favorite meatballs; Monti Carlo digs into her heritage and discovers the best chicharron in Los Angeles; Bobby Flay doesn't joke around when it comes to meat, so he reveals the steak he says is the best around.

8x03 Life Changers

  • 2018-01-08T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Alex Guarnaschelli names the dish that resulted in her being born; Fanny Slater explains why she wouldn't get married without catfish and grits; Jonathon Sawyer discusses how one dish changed the lives of over 200 inmates.

8x04 Picture Perfect

  • 2018-01-15T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

We're going after picture-perfect dishes that taste as good as they look. Carla Hall shows off beautiful beets from Michigan, and Molly Yeh reveals the surprise inside the ultimate breakfast muffin. Aaron Sanchez shares his warm cookies and milk, while Alton Brown talks about his favorite dish at Destroyer in Los Angeles.

8x05 Throwback

  • 2018-01-22T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Alton Brown stops to get his favorite boxed lunch; Chef Tregaye Fraser visits a drive-in for a slice of cake; Jeff Mauro shares the oldest pedigree of Chicagoan cuisine; Alex Guarnaschelli slips into a food coma over pigs in a blanket.

8x06 Voted Most Popular

  • 2018-01-29T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Sharing seven popular go-to dishes from restaurants across the country; Jason Smith visits an ice cream shop; Bobby Flay reveals his secret neighborhood joint; Beau MacMillan shares his favorite salad; Katie Lee admits her love for a grilled pizza.

8x07 Southern Charm

  • 2018-02-05T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

We're checking out the best rich, hearty, home-style cooking straight from the South. Roger Mooking can't pass up a simple yet magical Southern dish, while Food Network Star winner Jason Smith introduces the epitome of a Southern sandwich. If you've been looking for the best shrimp and grits, let Alton Brown tell you where to go. And Chef Beau MacMillan goes deep for a low-country boil you won't ever forget!

8x08 Extra Crispy

  • 2018-02-12T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

We're tracking down the crunchiest, flakiest and noisiest favorite foods. In New York, Justin Warner shares a pizza completely enclosed in the ultimate crispy crust. Alex Guarnaschelli heads down south to New Orleans for her favorite bite at Turkey and the Wolf, and Fanny Slater travels all the way to Hawaii for her favorite Crispy Tuna Roll.

8x09 Big Cheese

  • 2018-02-19T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Jeff Mauro, Geoffrey Zakarian, Jamika Pessoa and Bobby Flay are just a few of your favorite food personalities sharing their all-time favorite ways to indulge in some cheesy goodness. Whether it's a cheese curd-stuffed bratwurst or a fried cheese work of art, macaroni and cheese or the most incredible Queso Fundido, these cheese dishes are sure to blow your taste buds.

8x10 Sandwich Hall of Fame

  • 2018-02-26T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

We're honoring the all-time favorite sandwiches in the Sandwich Hall of Fame because it's all about the bread and what's in between! If you've never had a BL"G"T, Eddie Jackson will tell you where to go. Fanny Slater hasn't missed a week without her "Friday Special," and Katie Lee heads to a small shop in New York to get the best Italian hoagie she's ever eaten. And Southerners don't have to travel to Philadelphia for the best cheesesteak, as Alton Brown reveals a hidden gem in Atlanta.

8x11 Serious Spice

  • 2018-03-05T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Good food is the spice of life, and we're adding a little kick with our flavor-filled favorites! Jeff Mauro takes us to Chicago for 23 mole sauces, and Donal Skehan will have you sweating as he attacks the hottest taco in Los Angeles. Aaron Sanchez talks about his beloved barbecue with a surprise twist, while Duff Goldman's intricate 16-spice favorite is a can't-miss dish in New York.

9x01 Terrific Italian

  • Season Premiere

    2018-09-27T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Mangia! Mangia! Mangia! Celebrity chefs and Cooking Channel personalities are talking about the most sensational Italian food they've ever had. Alton Brown revisits a decadent, old-world pasta dish while Ali Khan chats up his favorite chicken parmigiana sandwich. Alex Guarnaschelli then gives a shout out to a not-to-be-missed lasagna and Duff Goldman reveals his pick for the best dish to end a perfect Italian meal.

9x02 Rise and Dine

  • 2018-10-04T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Wake up and get ready to dine on some of the country's best breakfast dishes starting with Martha Stewart's favorite biscuits and country ham found in Nashville. Scott Conant then brings a new take on French toast to the table and Jeff Mauro explains why beloved blueberry ricotta pancakes will change the breakfast game as we know it.

9x03 Mexican Favorites

  • 2018-10-11T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

We're saluting magnificent Mexican food from all around the country starting with Alton Brown's favorite homemade salsa in Columbus, Ohio. Ali Khan then serves up a true Mexican original with beef carnitas tacos in Austin, Texas. Finally, Alex Guarnaschelli's favorite Al Pastor at Lene Brave in Chicago is so good, it has customers begging for more.

9x04 Brilliantly Baked

  • 2018-10-18T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

It's time to indulge in some of the best baked goods imaginable as Martha Stewart shows off a beautifully perfect brioche she can't get enough of in New York City. Then, find out why Alex Guarnaschelli's favorite lemon bars are simply off-the-charts brilliant! Finally, Tregaye Fraser has a new take on an old classic in Atlanta.

9x05 Trigger Foods

  • 2018-11-15T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

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.

9x06 High Steaks

  • 2019-01-28T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

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 incredibly, it's fit for a king. Jaynard 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!

9x07 On A Date

  • 2019-02-04T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, bellies are full and love is in the air as we celebrate the best meals for any romantic occasion. Alex Guarnaschelli wines and dines with the most amazing gnocchi ever made in New York City. Jeff Mauro is dressed to impress and ready to swoon over a mouthwatering, 14-karat gold cake in Chicago, and get ready for a date with Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski as they light the night on fire with simply perfect pasta.

9x08 Chocolate Bliss

  • 2019-02-11T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

When it comes to chocolate, the possibilities for sweet treats are endless. On the ultimate list of the best chocolate treats in America, Ali Khan devours an unbelievable Dark Truffle Cake from San Antonio, Texas, and Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski indulge in an explosion of different chocolates in one luscious dessert in New York City. Finally, Scott Conant travels to Sin City to bet on a chocolate mashup that's crazy delicious.

9x09 Decadent Donuts

  • 2019-02-18T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

We're paying respects to a treat that is universally loved and has stood the test of time -- the doughnut! Alton Brown takes us on a trip to Memphis to honor the original glazed doughnut that started it all. Alex Guarnaschelli goes weak in the knees for an apple doughnut from New York City. And we can't contain our taste buds as Scott Conant shows off all the tropical flavors of a coconut cream-filled delight.

9x10 The Upper Crust

  • 2019-02-25T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

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.

9x11 Let's Do Lunch

  • 2019-03-04T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

The best lunchtime hot spots are sure to fill any craving, satisfy any hunger and generally just make you happy. Ali Khan makes a beeline for an over-the-top pistachio chicken salad creation in Austin, Texas. In Atlanta, Jernard Wells gets bad to the bone with finger lickin' good ribs, while in New York City, Martha Stewart has a lunchtime special you won't want to miss.

9x12 Back to School

  • 2019-03-11T04:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

We're going back to school to learn once and for all what the ultimate nostalgic dish is. We're joining Chef Beau MacMillan in the cafeteria with his Supreme Boffa super-sub sandwich and heading down to homeroom where Jeff Mauro teaches us all about the best pepperoni pizza creation on the planet. And we're sticking around after class with Tregaye Fraser to learn about her irresistible ricotta cannoli.

9x13 The Closers

  • 2019-03-18T04:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

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.

10x01 Layers of Goodness

  • Season Premiere

    2019-03-25T04:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Get ready to pile it on thick as we're talking layers of goodness that are stacked to the ceiling. We take a trip to Chicago where we meet up with Jeff Mauro to discover all the magic colors hidden inside the Rainbow Cake. We find Monti Carlo over in Seattle cutting right to the middle of a plantain lasagna. And we indulge in every delectable layer of Geoffrey Zakarian's grasshopper dessert.

10x02 I'll Have What They're Having

  • 2019-04-01T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Word of mouth is strong and we're urged to have what the people are having! Antonia Lofaso listens to what the people and immediately falls in love with a sourdough cinnamon roll in Los Angeles. Geoffrey Zakarian can barely contain himself as he gushes over the famous meatball and salad -- a dish that truly everyone is having. And Monti Carlo listens to the crowd and indulges in pork belly pastrami.

10x03 One of a Kind

  • 2019-04-08T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

We're talking about dishes that are unique, original and unlike anything that's come before. Alton Brown has his eye -- and his stomach -- set on a genuine creation called the Crab Rangoon Pizza. Jonathon Sawyer says he's found a blast of flavor that's too good to be true in Los Angeles. And Tregaye Fraser attempts the impossible with the most obscure and jaw-dropping dish yet.

10x04 Best Meal Deal

  • 2019-05-06T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Antonia Lofaso keeps her wallet full with irresistible Mexican munchies in Venice Beach, Calif.; Duff Goldman takes on the enormous Orca Platter in Washington, D.C.; Ali Khan gets a one-of-a-kind meal in Des Moines, Iowa.

10x05 Asian Sensations

  • 2019-05-13T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Martha Stewart shares a perfect meaty powerhouse in New York; Alex Guarnaschelli uncovers a heavy-hitting pork bun in Minneapolis; Wolfgang Puck reveals where he gets his favorite crispy Asian dish.

10x06 Key Ingredient

  • 2019-05-20T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Alton Brown reveals the surprise ingredient that goes into the best cinnamon roll; Alex Guarnaschelli loves sourdough bread made with pickle juice; Monti Carlo heads to New Orleans for the most unique, irresistible oysters.

10x07 Feast of the Middle East

  • 2019-06-03T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Alton Brown loses control over a jewel of deliciousness in Los Angeles; Alex Guarnaschelli raves about a classic Middle Eastern delight in New Orleans; Monti Carlo finds meat-pie perfection in Phoenix.

10x08 New Deli Done Right

  • 2019-06-10T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

America's best delicatessens are serving everything from perfected tried-and-true classics to inventive new spins on old favorites. Wolfgang Puck shares the best hot smoked salmon in the country, the "Sandwich King" himself, Jeff Mauro, heads to Chicago for the ultimate cold cut combo, and Ali Khan uncovers the ultimate bagel delight in South Carolina.

10x09 Special Occasion

  • 2019-06-17T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Nothing makes a special occasion more memorable than having the best food! We're counting down the best meals for any special occasion, starting with Beau MacMillan's unforgettable gnocchi in San Diego. Tregaye Fraser casts her vote for a one-of-a-kind gourmet burger in Atlanta, and Martha Stewart celebrates with the most exquisite salmon in New York.

10x10 Genuine Legends

  • 2019-06-24T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

We're celebrating eats and eateries that have withstood the test of time. From America's best pancakes to the ultimate doughnuts, find out which dishes make the cut and go down in history as true legends. Legendary chef Wolfgang Puck writes history with the world's most perfect seafood dish ever, Geoffrey Zakarian tells the tale of the infamous Caesar salad and more.

10x11 Yummy in the Middle

  • 2019-07-01T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

It's that ooey-gooey goodness in the middle that we just can't get enough of, so we're heading straight to the middle of things to see what greatness awaits. Jeff Mauro indulges in a 100-layer vanilla creme doughnut that's full of surprises. Antonia Lofaso cracks the yolk on ricotta and egg ravioli in Los Angeles, and Chef Lee Anne Wong heads to Hawaii for a unique and irresistible quesadilla that packs a powerful punch.

10x12 Culinary Revolutions

  • 2019-07-08T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

There's no denying that some foods have revolutionized the culinary game while making stomachs happy. Scott Conant gives new meaning to an old favorite with an updated take on classic potato tots. Jernard Wells devours a delectable dish of salt and pepper calamari in Atlanta, while Tregaye Fraser changes the game forever with the Belly Benedict.

10x13 In the Last Place You'd Expect

  • 2019-07-15T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Sometimes the best dishes are in the last place you'd ever expect to find them. We've scoured the globe, searched far and wide, and the hunt stops here. Alex Guarnaschelli ends the debate over where to find the best bagel -- it's in North Yarmouth, Maine! Jeff Mauro finds a game-changing falafel in the back of a jewelry store, and Geoffrey Zakarian unearths hidden Mexican treasure in Buffalo, New York.

11x01 Desert Island Dish

  • Season Premiere

    2019-10-28T04:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Mayday! Mayday! The chefs and foodies are stranded on a desert island with nothing but an appetite, and they're sharing the one dish they simply can't live without. Duff Goldman turns to an irresistible doughnut from Baltimore's Paradise Donuts, Alex Guarnaschelli brings along her must-have paella from Black Bull in Chicago, and Wolfgang Puck chooses one dessert above all others from Angelini Osteria in Los Angeles.

11x02 On Wheels

  • 2019-11-04T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Ditch the four walls, head outside, and get your fill of those portable powerhouses known as food trucks. Jeff Mauro gets happy about an angry lobster sandwich from the Happy Lobster Truck in Chicago. Sabin Lomac puts the pedal to the metal for The Bacon Truck's bacon mac and cheese bites in Boston, and nothing is going to slow down Ali Khan as he speeds towards the best food on wheels at LeRoy and Lewis Barbecue in Austin, Texas.

11x03 Thanksgiving

  • 2019-11-18T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Chefs and food experts share their picks for a Thanksgiving to remember. Anne Burrell devours a turkey leg sandwich at Henry Public in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Jonathon Sawyer gives thanks for the mind-blowing Thanksgiving buffet at Adele's in Nashville. Be sure to save room for dessert as Andrew Zimmern shares a picture-perfect pie from Turtle Bread Company in Minneapolis, Minn.

11x04 Kids' Menu

  • 2019-11-25T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

From macaroni and cheese to milkshakes to pizza, these are the greatest dishes found on -- and inspired by -- the kids' menu. Alex Guarnaschelli shares her comfort food lunch favorite from Ted's Bulletin in Washington, D.C., while Claudia Sandoval shows how fun it is to play with your food at CUCINA urbana in San Diego. No kid could forget about dessert, so Jet Tila has it covered at the Legendairy Milkshake Bar in Nashville.

11x05 Holiday Delights

  • 2019-12-09T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Nothing says "Happy Holidays" like having all your favorite festive foods in one place. Brad Miller finds the Yuletide spirit with his favorite holiday steak from Harry's Savoy Grill in Wilmington, Del. Andrew Zimmern delivers a dim sum favorite from New York City's Nom Wah Tea Parlor, and no holiday is complete without Geoffrey Zakarian, who stops by with a sack full of goodies from Sift Bake Shop in Mystic, Conn.

11x06 Low and Slow

  • 2019-12-16T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Patience is a virtue, and the greatest mouthwatering dishes can't be rushed. Wolfgang Puck admires APL Restaurant in Los Angeles for making a sandwich that's well worth the wait. On the opposite coast, Antonia Lofaso finds the cavatelli truly irresistible at Coppa in Boston, and Geoffrey Zakarian shares his love for the smoked brisket at Hill Country Barbecue Market in New York City.

11x07 Pie's the Limit

  • 2019-12-23T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

From savory to sweet and cheesy to meaty, the pie possibilities are endless. Wolfgang Puck picks a perfect fruit and cream pie in Los Angeles. Then, in New York, Anne Burrell dives into a mouthwatering pizza while Kristen Kish warms up with a one-of-a-kind chicken pot pie in Austin, Texas.

11x08 On the Waterfront

  • 2019-12-30T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Head outside for the best of both worlds: breathtaking scenery with fresh air, clear skies and the most-incredible waterfront dining in the U.S. Anne Burrell adores the sights with a meaty pasta from Cecconi's Dumbo in Brooklyn, N.Y., while Jeff Mauro treats himself to a delectable roast chicken from Chicago's River Roast. At Seafood Sam's in Sandwich, Mass., Duff Goldman enjoys a view of paradise with a fried lobster platter fit for a king.

11x09 Borrowed Favorites

  • 2020-01-06T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Sharing is caring, and the treats that family and friends love become personal favorites too! Robert Irvine takes his wife's advice and discovers the world's greatest omelet at Babystacks Cafe in Las Vegas, Nev. Sabin Lomac is a true believer after a close friend spills the secret of a genuine Philly cheesesteak from Boo's Philly in Los Angeles, and Duff Goldman borrows his brother's favorite spectacular surprise that awaits at the mysterious Magic Castle in Hollywood, Calif.

11x10 Stacked

  • 2020-01-13T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

With layers upon layers stacked with flavor and ingredients, these favorite dishes seem too good to be true. Wolfgang Puck gushes about an unimaginable seafood platter at Cassia in Los Angeles. Down south in New Orleans, monstrous pulled pork nachos from Kingfish have Marc Murphy stunned, and Katie Lee unveils a massive sandwich that will overload your taste buds at Anna's Deli in Sarasota, Fla.

11x11 Stretchy Pants Required

  • 2020-01-20T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

America's best dishes just might burst your buttons. Anne Burrell faces off against a gut-busting club sandwich from Little Goat Diner in Chicago while Antonia Lofaso ventures to the heart of Los Angeles for heavy-hitting Korean barbecue at Park's BBQ. Jernard Wells gets weak in the knees when confronted by a massively unbelievable cake from Southern Art and Bourbon Bar in Atlanta.

11x12 More Than I Can Count!

  • 2020-01-27T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Some special dishes are so good you can enjoy them over and over again. Andrew Zimmern has lost count of how many times he's indulged in the infamous barbecue chicken from Miss Myra's Pit Bar-B-Que in Birmingham, Ala. Aarti Sequeira can't stop ordering her favorite handmade ice cream at Salt and Straw in Los Angeles, and Duff Goldman can't keep track of all the jumbo lump crab cakes he has eaten at Faidley's Seafood in Baltimore.

11x13 Fried and Gone to Heaven

  • 2020-02-03T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Some fried food is so crispy, so crunchy and so incredible that you feel like you've died and gone to heaven. Jeff Mauro heads to Proxi in Chicago for a food frenzy with the most-unique version of street corn ever imagined. Simon Majumdar takes his taste buds to the next level with a crispy pork shank at Salo-Salo Grill in West Covina, Calif., and Ali Khan keeps it old-school with a phenomenal fried hot chicken sammy from Tumble 22 in Austin, Texas.

11x14 Buttered Up

  • 2020-02-10T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

It's official: Everything is better with butter! Chefs and food experts are revealing the richest, creamiest buttery dishes out there. Alex Guarnaschelli brings on the butter with a one-of-a-kind shrimp-and-grits combo from Tillie's in Short Hills, New Jersey. Jeff Mauro hits the streets of Chicago to satisfy his butter craving with an amazing honey butter chicken sandwich from the aptly named restaurant Honey Butter Fried Chicken. Then Marc Murphy travels north to Eventide Oyster Co. in Portland, Maine, for a signature buttered delight.

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