This year, we’re celebrating the season with a month of nonstop cookies. It’s the final day of the 31 days of cookies, and we’re wrapping it up with the photo that inspired it all, the spicy, cakey Chocolate Diablo Cookie. Until next year…
This fall on Cooking Channel, catch all-new episodes of your favorite shows, see some familiar faces and tune into brand-new shows you won’t want to miss! Here’s a preview of what’s in store this season on Cooking Channel:
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Comedian and road warrior Cris Nannarone ventures to find the best burger, pizza or taco from restaurants and food trucks. The top three contenders will ultimately go to battle, and Nannarone will learn the secrets of what makes their dish special. Will their dish have what it takes to win the war? Begins Wednesday, October 9.
Beginning tonight, April 16, at 8pm ET, food trucks from across the country will park on a television near you for Cooking Channel’s newest season of Eat St. Host James Cunningham makes pit stops across the country to discover some of the best, messiest and most creative eats on wheels for the ultimate street food experience.
And the next stop on the road map is the season four premiere that will take you on a mouth-watering journey of curbside cuisine, from Sizzling Pork Sisig in Phoenix to a tasty order of Mahi Mahi Ceviche in Miami, Florida.
We have good news, great news and the greatest news for Eat St. fans. Good news first: Comedian James Cunningham will be taking us on more awesome road trips around North America’s tastiest, messiest and most irresistible street food when Eat St. returns to Cooking Channel on April 16 at 8pm ET.
Now the great news: Eat St. has a cookbook coming out on April 2. It comes with 125 recipes from the best food vendors on wheels from the Southern Fried Chicken picked above to the Chocolate Diablo Cookies pictured below. The lip-smacking full-color photographs are alone worth checking it out.
Greatest news: We’re giving away a copy of the cookbook to one lucky Devour reader. All you have to do is flip through our gallery of The Best Food Truck Dishes from Eat St. and post a comment on this post about which dish you like the best.
From Mexican to Middle Eastern and everything in between, food trucks have taken the food nation by storm. Since the second season of Eat Street premiered back in October, we’ve only gotten more stoked on all the new mobile eats that have been popping up.
This past week, the Village Voice hosted their first ever Choice Streets event in New York City. Featuring some of the city’s best food trucks — new and old — we couldn’t help but bring our empty stomachs over for a bite, or twenty. Check out some of our favorites, as well as easy recipes to make your own version or recreate the flavors at home.
From the Mexicue truck in New York City (the “sweet love child of red-hot Mexican cuisine and down-home, barbeque goodness”) to West African fusion dishes at Austin’s Cazamance food trailer, we are loving the culinary creativity that can be found in the food truck scene. And we also love the ability to turn a workday lunch into a food adventure. So when we heard that NYC food trucks were feeling the pinch about parking in Midtown, we needed to investigate further.
It turns out a court ruling this year began enforcing a 1965 law that prohibits vending from metered parking spots. Without the ability to set up shop in areas where hungry fans come out of their offices at lunch time — particularly in densely populated Midtown Manhattan — NYC food trucks are suffering from a sharp decline in business.
But food truck vendors are speaking out, arguing that the trucks are great for New York City, stimulate culinary innovation, draw tourists and energize the streets. The PSA above is the most recent step these small business owners are taking to build up public support to reverse the ban and allow them to serve mobile meals to their avid fans.
If you want to put your name on their cause, visit their Facebook page and sign the petition asking New York City to find other solutions apart from the ban.
This Fall on Cooking Channel, look forward to all-new episodes with your favorite chefs, old favorites you love, plus brand new faces with shows you won’t want to miss!
Here’s a taste of what’s in store…
If making ice cream at home wasn’t a family tradition growing up (like it was for Cooking Channel editor Kirsten Vala), making the good stuff yourself might seem like the tallest of tasks. But like any other goodie we’ve grown accustomed to ordering from over the counter, making the frozen treat at home is far simpler than most are apt to assume.
Well aware of this, Natasha Case from Coolhaus Ice Cream Sandwiches (recently featured on Cooking Channel’s food-truck show Eat St.) took it a step further. Back in the fall of 2008 she began not only making ice cream, but baking cookies out of co-founder Frey Estrellar’s kitchen, too. Three years later, their irresistible ice cream sandwiches can now be found in Los Angeles where it all began, as well as Austin, New York City, and even the Hamptons.
It being National Ice Cream Month and all, we caught up with Natasha, who was kind enough to share two ice cream sandwich tips, and one of Coolhaus’ most popular recipes.
Restaurants on wheels have been cooking up some of the country’s most exotic food, and we weren’t about to miss out. From gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches in Los Angeles to out of this world Austrian cuisine in New York, we’re hitting the road to get our hands on some of the best eats from around the streets. Come along for the ride when the all new show Eat St. premieres tonight at 8 p.m. ET.
But since life on the streets ain’t no walk in the park, we made sure to check in with one of tonight’s featured food trucks to learn a bit more. Oleg Voss of NYC’s Schnitzel & Things gave us the low down on what it’s like to spend a day in the life of a food truck.
James Cunningham, stand-up comedian and television personality, is the host of Cooking Channel’s new show Eat St, a lip-smacking celebration of North America’s tastiest, messiest and most irresistible street food. You might recognize him from one of the many shows he’s been featured on, including Last Comic Standing, Just for Laughs, Comedy Inc., and his award-winning financial literacy program, Funny Money. He’s thrilled about his new gig, as he loves to eat but can’t cook to save his life.
We caught up with James to get his take on the food truck craze and to find out what’s the best thing he’s ever ate.