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Boys of Summer: Your Perfect Respite From the Summer Olympics

Cooking Channel's Boys of Summer Olympics

Let Cooking Channel's Boys of Summer show you how to make Olympic-worthy dishes.

Despite our whining about the length of the opening ceremonies, we really love the Olympics. 
BUT every now and then, we need a break.

We’re already sick of some rivalries (looking at you, Phelps and Lochte). And sometimes the tension is just too much to take.

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We hear you. That’s why this week Cooking Channel is serving up mini-marathons in primetime of The Boys of Summer (Bobby Deen, Bobby Flay and Alton Brown) – the perfect respite from the 2012 London Olympics.


Not My Mama's Meals with Bobby Deen

Bobby trims down his mom Paula Deen's best recipes. Do we spy some gold medal-worthy biceps? Clearly, the proof is in the (whole wheat donut bread) pudding.

Not My Mama’s Meals with Bobby Deen

If tiny soaring 4’10” gymnasts and scantily-clad buff and bronzed swimmers have you feeling a bit out of shape, Bobby Deen is the answer to your prayers. In six back-to-back episodes, Bobby recreates his mom’s legendary (and highly caloric) recipes to be lighter on your wasteline while still packing a huge flavor punch. Watch Bobby cook his way through Game Time Chili Dogs, Monster Mushroom Burgers, Whole Wheat Donut Bread PuddingHeavenly Milkshakes, Gooey (With Less) Butter Cakes and more.

Game Time Chili Dogs

Get Bobby's healthy takes on his mom's classics, like this Game Time Chili Dog.

Tune in to Not My Mama’s Meals on Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 8pm

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The competition is just heating up on Cooking Channel as Bobby takes on the country's best in a culinary duel.

Throwdown with Bobby Flay

Tired of the Lochte vs. Phelps battle? We have the ultimate competition: Bobby Flay challenging the country’s best to a culinary duel. Watch him take on the American Kings and Queens of Burgers, PizzaGrilled Cheese, Cheesesteaks and more in five back-to-back episodes. Who will take home the gold medal?

Bobby Burger Recipe with Double Cheddar Cheese

Grilled sweet Vidalia onions take this burger with double cheddar cheese and horseradish mustard over the top. Click for the recipe.

Tune in to Throwdown on Thursday, Aug. 2 at 8pm

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Good Eats

Forget the pool, the gym and the track; let Alton show you how it's done in the kitchen.

Good Eats with Alton Brown

If quirky food knowledge were an Olympic event, Alton Brown would be the man to beat. Satisfy your Olympic-sized appetite with “The Man Food Show” episode, and get Alton’s best party recipes (beer and dips) with “Amber Waves” and “Dip Madness.”

Best Mac and Cheese

Click for Alton's best recipes, including his perfect Baked Mac and Cheese.

Tune in to Good Eats on Friday, Aug. 3 at 8pm

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