Judy Greer has worn many hats in her career — including helpful best friend Penny on The Wedding Planner, wacky assistant Kitty on Arrested Development and maniacal secretary Cheryl on Archer — but our favorite yet is when she plays chef for the night. On Cooking Channel’s new show Star Plates, Judy learns how to make her favorite ravioli with Chef Antonia Lofaso — whom you may know from Top Chef and Cutthroat Kitchen — at Black Market Liquor Bar in Los Angeles.
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They say everything’s bigger in Texas, and Ching-He Huang is on the hunt to find out exactly how big and bold the barbecue is in Fort Worth on her new show Eat the Nation. The Easy Chinese and Restaurant Redemption host’s first adventure includes smoking her first brisket at Billy’s Oak Acres BBQ, checking out strapping cowboys at ranches and rodeos, and enjoying copious amounts of cowboy cuisine.
Watch Ching-He gallop on up to Texas cuisine on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 10:30pm ET.
After teaching us the basics on Kelsey’s Essentials, Kelsey Nixon is bringing us back to her roots on Kelsey’s Homemade. Instead of just focusing on tips and tricks to make cooking easier, she’s sharing old family secrets and making her own traditions. On the series premiere, she planned a last-minute brunch for three couples and three kids, taking us on a quick 20-minute shopping trip in Essex Market with her toddler in tow and whipping up a full sweet and savory spread.
If you missed the new show, don’t worry — you can watch her make Chorizo Frittata, Charred Citrus Salad and Oatmeal Berry Cobbler by watching the full episode below. There’s even a secret recipe from Kelsey’s mom for tart lemon whipped cream:
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Connie Britton knows her way around a Southern accent, and her time on the sets of Friday Night Lights (in Austin) and Nashville (in, well, Nashville) have taught her about great local cuisine, too.
When we caught up with the actress at the Empire State Building lighting in honor of the 2015 Global Citizen Festival in New York, she took us on a food tour of two of her favorite cities, and shared the memories she has of “hazy” afternoons drinking margaritas in Texas and lounging on the back patios of Tennessee haunts.
If that’s not enough for y’all, we also chatted with some of her other Friday Night Lights costars – check out their favorite Austin eats here. Clear eyes, full hearts (and stomachs), can’t lose.
Continue Reading Connie Britton Dishes on Her Favorite Restaurants in Austin and Nashville
If you can’t take the heat, stay out of Tia Mowry’s kitchen. In the Tia Mowry at Home Season 2 premiere, she and her husband, Cory, battled it out in a fun cook-off. Each of them made a shrimp-centric entree and a totally bananas dessert — yes they included bananas — in a friendly competition to settle once and for all who is the master of their kitchen. The stakes were high, with the loser doing dishes for a whole week, and you may be surprised by who reigned supreme.
Watch the full episode below to see their dishes and who came out on top, then get all of Tia’s best recipes.
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The countdown to Thanksgiving is already ticking down, and with less than a month to go, it’s time to start preparing for the feast. Even though you may have your menu all set with classic family recipes, seeing some of Cooking Channel’s stars’ dinners may inspire you to try something new this turkey day.
This year, we have two specials premiering — one with Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott, and one with Rev Run and his family — showing two very different over-the-top suppers. Throughout November, you can also find out the secrets behind canned cranberry sauce on Unwrapped and revisit Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos’ Extra Virgin Thanksgiving.
Check out all of our holiday programming below, and prep with our best Thanksgiving recipes while you’re at it.
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Cake plays an important role in our lives — mostly helping us celebrate birthdays and other special occasions — but did you know that it also helped give rise to democracy in America? That’s just one of the mind-blowing food facts that host Michael McKean — whom you know from Laverne & Shirley, Spinal Tap and Better Call Saul — dished out on the premiere of Food: Fact or Fiction? and there’s plenty more where that came from.
Find out the storied pasts of your favorite desserts — including why syrup-topped ice cream is called a sundae and whether apple pie is really the most-American treat — when you watch the full premiere online after the jump. One more fact before you go: A new episode airs every Monday at 10:30pm ET.
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Rosanna Pansino took over YouTube with her fun Nerdy Nummies, and now she’s bringing her geektastic food to Cooking Channel. On her first special, Ro’s Tasty Treats: Halloween, she showed us how to make Mummy Hot Dogs, spooky Peanut Butter Spiders and Cauldron Cake Pops that Harry Potter would love.
If you missed any of the Allhallows Eve action, watch the full episode online below, and be sure to enter to win Ro’s Nerdy Nummies cookbook before time runs out on Oct. 27!
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Now that you’ve met all of the MasterChef Canada Season 2 contestants, let’s look back and see what happened at the big group auditions. Signing up for MasterChef Canada doesn’t look much different than going out for American Idol — hordes of people line up for their chance at the title, holding up signs rooting for themselves and telling the cameras why they should be the next MasterChef.
In an exclusive Web video from Season 2 of the hit show, we see the intense audition process as huge tables of potential chef-testants prepare their dishes for the judges — ranging from bacon-wrapped mac and cheese to blueberry pie — hoping it will be enough to get them into the real competition.
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When Unique Sweets traveled to Hawaii for the Season 6 premiere, the goal was to get the opposite of a beach body. Our favorite contributors loaded up on sugar with innovative sweet dishes like ube (aka purple sweet potato) gelato at Via Gelato, yuzu semifreddo at The Pig and the Lady and new spins on brunch at Koko Head Cafe. If you missed their tropical adventures, watch the full episode online now:
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