The Perfect 3 Highlights Top Recipes in 13 Categories
Plus: Viewers showcase their perfect recipes in exclusive online videos 3 Season Premieres of Cooking Channel Classics and New Episodes of Hit Series.
NEW YORK – June 14, 2011 – July is all fireworks on Cooking Channel with its brand new series The Perfect 3 premiering Saturday, July 23rd at 4pmET/1pmPT. This series joins together the three best recipes from fan-favorite chefs in 13 categories and gives viewers the chance to highlight their perfect dishes in an exclusive online episode featured on alongside Kelsey Nixon (Kelsey’s Essentials). Diving in for more, Cooking Channel serves up four premiere episodes of Hook, Line & Dinner on Tuesdays at 10:30pmET/7:30pmPT while traveling with Emeril on his cross-country quest for iconic restaurants on The Originals with Emeril airing Thursdays at 10:30pmET/7:30pmPT. Annie Sibonney continues her Spanish odyssey in premiere episodes of From Spain With Love on Saturdays at 9:30pm ET/6:30pm PT.Two Food Network classics Alex’s Day Off and Ace of Cakes make their Cooking Channel debuts, and season premieres of Cooking Channel originals Everyday Exotic, Food(ography) and United Tastes of America round out a robust summer line up. In case that’s not enough, viewers can fill up on premiere episodes of Cooking Channel favorites throughout the month. Join the Cooking Channel conversation on Twitter and Facebook.
The Perfect 3 (I was actually a finalist to be on this show, drat the luck)
Food Network and Cooking Channel chefs spotlight the perfect three dishes in 13 classic categories, from burgers and brownies to sandwiches and salads. Each episode then throws to for a webisode featuring a viewer paired with Kelsey Nixon (Kelsey’s Essentials) showing how to make his or her online recipe submission that was voted as category favorite by fans.
·         Premiering Saturday, July 23rd at 4pmET/1pmPT –“Cakes”
It’s time for dessert with cake recipes from Ina Garten, Giada De Laurentiis and Paula Deen.
·         Premiering Saturday, July 30th at 4pm ET/1pmPT – “Pancakes”
Tyler Florence, Giada De Laurentiis, Bobby Flay and Sunny Anderson put their culinary spin on pancakes, a breakfast classic.
Everyday Exotic: Season 4 Premieres Saturday, July 9th at 12:30pmET/9:30amPT – “Chipotle”
Chef Roger Mooking uses chipotle to turn a gringo style tortilla and cheese meal into the real deal. He redefines refried beans, creates two unique and fresh salsas and cools it off with a refreshing watermelon drink.
Be sure to check out Roger on his new Food Network series Heat Seekers as he and Aaron Sanchez take viewers on a flaming hot journey around the nation in search of the country’s hottest dishes premiering Friday, July 22nd at 10pm ET/PT.
Food(ography): Season 3 Premieres Tuesday, July 12th at 9pmET/6pmPT –  “Beer”
On tap for this episode, viewers learn the brew basics along with the ultimate beer and food pairings. Beer-inspired culinary creations include: German beer pizza, malt-flavored blondies from the Baked Bakery and a bottled up specialty from the Brooklyn Brew Shop.
United Tastes of America: Season 2 Premieres Tuesday, July 12th at 10pmET/7pmPT – “Sushi”
Sushi, an in-the-raw import, has become an American success story. Jeffrey Saad does the legwork to learn what happened when sushi washed up on American shores and find out why this Japanese classic is still on a roll.
In addition to the above series, new episodes of hit Cooking Channel series air throughout July.
·         Premiering Tuesday, July 5th at 10:30pmET/7:30pmPT –“Oregon”
Ben visits the coastal town of Newport where he helps with the winter harvest by re-baiting traps. He then visits The Saffron Salmon to cook crab cakes before teaming up with Chef Eric Bechard to catch ling cod in Depoe Bay. He then heads to Gilmore Fish Smokehouse after the annual sturgeon catch before meeting ‘Sockeye Suzy’ on the banks of the Columbia for a fish fry.
·         Premiering Tuesday, July 12th at 10:30pmET/7:30pmPT –“San Francisco”
Ben heads up to Drakes Bay for an oyster farming lesson and then rides Swan Oyster to try oysters on the half shell before heading to Tadich Grill for farmed Scottish salmon. Ben then heads out for halibut on the Lovely Martha before ending his day with cioppino,a fish stew made from the catch of the day.
·         Premiering Tuesday, July 19th at 10:30pmET/7:30pmPT –“Santa Barbara”
Ben experiences life on a trawler dragging for halibut and marches his catch straight to Brophy Brothers Restaurant where they sauté his fish. Ben takes his pile of rockfish to The Hungry Cat before heading to Santa Barbara Shellfish Company. He finishes his trip with a sunset dinner with restaurant owner, Adam White.
·         Premiering Tuesday, July 26th at 10:30pmET/7:30pmPT –“San Diego”
Ben brings sea urchins to Baci Ristorante to feast on Pasta con Ricci. He then joins Elena Rivellino on a sardine boat as Elena watches as he learns to grill sardines on a stick. Ben finishes his trip at Bull Taco Café.
·         Premiering Thursday, July 7th at 10:30pmET/7:30pmPT –“New Orleans 2”
Emeril heads to New Orleans to visit Domilise for fried shrimp and roast beef sandwiches, Angelo Brocato’s Italian Ice Cream Parlor for their famous cannolis and ices and The Commander’s Palace for their signature turtle soup.
·         Premiering Thursday, July 14th at 10:30pmET/7:30pmPT –“Los Angeles 2”
In Los Angeles, Emeril travels to El Cholo for green corn tamales and chile rellenos, Pink’s Hot Dogs for a specialty hot dog, and Musso & Frank Grill for charbroiled steaks and a martini.
·         Premiering Thursday, July 21st at 10:30pmET/7:30pmPT –“New York City 2”
Emeril heads to the Big Apple to visit Lombardi’s Pizza for their famous White Pizza and Clam Pizza, Katz’s Delicatessen for their corned beef and pastrami, and 21 Club for Dover Sole.
·         Premiering Thursday, July 28th at 10:30pmET/7:30pmPT –“New York City 3”
Emeril visits Grand Central Oyster Bar for fresh oysters, Papaya King for fresh homemade juices and hotdogs and Peter Luger Steakhouse for instruction on prime meat selection.
·         Premiering Saturday, July 9th at 9:30pm ET/6:30pm PT –“24 Hours in Barcelona”
Annie takes viewers on a whirlwind eating tour of Barcelona with breakfast in Boqueria market, lunch at Cinc Sentits and dinner at legendary seafood restaurant Suquet de L’Almierall.
·         Premiering Saturday, July 16th at 9:30pm ET/6:30pm PT – “Playing with Fire”
Annie explores the many ways the Spanish cook meat, fish and even ice cream over fire, using wood, coal and grapevines.
·         Premiering Saturday, July 23rd at 9:30pm ET/6:30pm PT –“Granada: Culinary Crossroads”
Annie explores Granada and cooks traditional Moroccan dishes, enjoys Granadian classics at the Mirador de Morayama and dines on dried octopus at BAR FM.
·         Premiering Saturday, July 30th at 9:30pm ET/6:30pm PT – “Olive Oil: Liquid Gold”
Spain produces and distributes more olive oil than any other place in the world, and Annie hooks up with a range of experts who demonstrate the versatility of olive oil.
Chuck’s Day Off:July 10th, July 17th and July 24th at 11amET/8amPT
From the Kitchens Of…: July 10th at 10amET/7amPT
Eat St.: July 5th and July 7th at 8pmET/5pmPT
Kelsey’s Essentials: July 2nd, July 9th, July 23rd and July 30th at 2pmET/11amPT
Unique Eats: July 3rd, July 10th, July 24th and July 31st at 10pmET/7pmPT
Unique Sweets: July 3rd, July 10th, July 24th and July 31st at 10:30pmET/7:30pmPT
Eden Eats: Premieres Sunday, July 17th at 8pmET/5pmPT
Eden Grinshpan takes viewers around the world in her 24-hour food adventure without ever using her passport. She arrives in Austin, Texas to highlight the city’s global cuisine where she’s invited into kitchens to discover how people from around the world have re-created their lives and culture through food. From Chef Piroshka’s famous Hungarian Spaetzle at the European Bistro to Malek the Baker’s Lebanese Pita making machine, every step leads to another country without leaving the city limits.
Alex’s Day Off
In Alex’s Day Off, Alex Guarnaschelli, professional chef, working mom and passionate home cook invites viewers along for a unique culinary journey. Playful, poetic and downright funny, she thinks about food and cooking in a whole new way. For Alex, cooking is sensual, personal and pleasurable, and she wants to share that passion. Her recipes are down-to-earth, sophisticated and a bit sassy – just like her.
·         Premiering Saturday, July 9th at 11:30am ET/8:30amPT –“Brunch”
Alex begins her favorite meal of the week with Popovers topped with creamy Homemade Ricotta. Next, she fries up Blended Pork Sausage and Fried Eggs and tops it off with a Salty Dog, a grapefruit and vodka cocktail.
Ace of Cakes
By shaping cakes with drill saws and blow torches and staffing his bakery with fellow rock musicians, Duff Goldman is not your typical baker. Yet he’s one of the most sought after cake makers in the country. From a tilted Dr. Seuss-like-seven-tiered wedding cake to an almost perfect replica of Wrigley Field, he and his team of artists dish up sugar and spice in the most unexpected and entertaining ways.
·         Premiering Tuesday, July 12th at 9:30pmET/1:30amPT –“Triple Crown Cake”
Duff and his staff crank out 21 decorative cakes in one week including a special cake for the Preakness, one of the biggest horse races in the world, but delivering the cake to the Maryland Jockey Club’s VIP tent in the infield will be no easy feat.

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Stuart is a celebrity chef, food activist and award-winning food writer. He penned the cookbooks Third Coast Cuisine: Recipes of the Gulf of Mexico, No Sides Needed: 34 Recipes To Simplify Life and Amigeauxs - Mexican/Creole Fusion Cuisine. He hosts two Internet cooking shows "Everyday Gourmet" and "Little Grill Big Flavor." His recipes have been featured in Current, Lagniappe, Southern Tailgater, The Kitchen Hotline and on the Cooking Channel.

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2011 Judge: Dauphin Island Wing Cook-off
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