Baron Ambrosia

Cooking Channel’s Hot Summer Line-up

Hosts Aasif Mandvi and Madhur JaffreySummer’s hot on our heels and it isn’t just the weather that’s heating things up. We’re ushering in the sunny season with a fresh new slate of series, seasons and specials for you to devour. Here’s a small taste of what’s to come.

Extreme dosas and more with Aasif Mandvi and Madhur Jaffrey.

Today’s Special: NY Indian
Actor and comedian Aasif Mandvi joins culinary legend Madhur Jaffrey on a hilarious weekend tour of Indian cuisine within the boroughs of New York City. They hit Madhur’s favorite haunts: from Manhattan cab stands to Little India in Jackson Heights, Queens, tasting the flavors of regional cuisine. Taking in all he’s learned, Aasif teams up with Chef Akhtar Nawab to create a fabulous birthday feast for his family and friends. Premieres Sunday, May 27 at 8pm ET.
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Host, G. GarvinG. Garvin explores the best in Southern cuisine.

Road Trip With G. Garvin
Acclaimed chef, cookbook author and host Chef Gerry Garvin, aka G., explores the best eats the South has to offer. From Atlanta to Savannah and beyond, G. meets the chefs, farmers and fishermen that make Southern cuisine some of the best in the world. Hit the road with G. when he embarks on his epic road trip. Premieres Tuesday, May 29 at 9pm ET.
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Tyler's Burger BarFire up the grill for Burger Week on Cooking Channel.

Burgers Week
A week-long celebration of everyone’s favorite summertime sandwich kicks off Monday, May 21 at 9pm ET with Build A Better Burger, in which competitors in beef and beef alternative categories have just three hours each to grill up a mouthwatering masterpiece. Then, from its roots in Europe to its phenomenal growth in the U.S., get your burger history fix on The Secret Life Of.. Hamburgers, Tuesday, May 22 at 9:30pm ET. Save some room though: United Tastes of America will be sampling some of the nation’s best burgers right after at 10pm ET, followed up by Unique Eats between the bun edition at 10:30pm ET. Plus, Bobby will be hosting an all-out burger throwdown, Thursday, May 24 at 9pm ET. Catch Burgers Week Monday, May 21st through Friday, May 25.

Baron AmbrosiaThe Baron Ambrosia travels in style.

The Culinary Adventures of Baron Ambrosia
Baron Ambrosia takes culinary consciousness to a whole new level. His discerning palate and passion for flavor lead him on an entire season’s worth of cross-country adventures, revealing American’s unsung heroes of culinary excellence. Along the way, the Baron finds himself tangled in stories of mystery, comedy and intrigue. Premieres Friday, June 1 at 10pm ET. Watch Last Fall’s Full Pilot Episode

Host, Ching-He HuangChing-He Huang finds the best noodle recipe. Ever.

Easy Chinese
Ching-He Huang has been on a mission to show viewers that they can prepare mouth-watering Chinese dishes using fresh, readily available ingredients, and now she’s back for another season. Join Ching as she finds new and exotic tastes in places like Los Angeles’ late night street scene and Flushing’s Chinatown, and stick around for when she brings all the new flavors back to her kitchen.
Premieres Saturday, June 2 at 8:30pm ET.
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Hosts, Roger Mooking and Elizabeth KarmelRoger Mooking teams up with grilling expert Elizabeth Karmel.

Red, White and Grill
Award winning ‘out of the box’ culinary artist, Chef Roger Mooking is teaming up with America’s premiere grilling expert, Chef Elizabeth Karmel to stampede over old fashion outdoor summer cuisine and bring a never before backyard grill-inspired menu to Austin, Texas. Get ready for St. Louis-Style Pork Ribs, Buffalo Burgers, Grilled Skillet Cornbread and Banana Leaf Wrapped Purple and White Potatoes for starters. Premieres Sunday, July 1.
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Cooking Channel’s The Culinary Adventures of Baron Ambrosia

The Culinary Adventures of Baron Ambrosia

NEW YORK, NY– May 3, 2012 Baron Ambrosia, the ‘Culinary Ambassador to the Bronx’, uses his eccentric cinematic persona to take culinary consciousness to a whole new level in The Culinary Adventures of Baron Ambrosia, premiering Friday, June 1st at 10pm ET/7pm PT. Over the course of eight episodes, Baron’s discerning palate and passion for flavor leads him beyond his backyard, discovering America’s unsung heroes of culinary excellence in cities-less-traveled including, Baltimore, MD; Brighton Beach, Brooklyn; Bethlehem, PA; Phoenix, AZ; South Los Angeles and Oakland, CA.  Along the way, the Baron finds himself tangled in stories of mystery, comedy, intrigue and a game of crab roulette with John Waters!
Prior to becoming the Culinary Ambassador to the Bronx, Baron wrote and directed two independently produced feature films.  He set off to Vietnam to document the world’s rarest food condiment Cà Cu?ng – a rare fragrant exudate extracted from giant water bugs.  Upon his findings, Baron designed a new genre that would allow him to quench his thirst for culinary knowledge while utilizing his cinematic imagination. Baron first appeared in his culinary podcast entitled Underbelly, which featured adventures that were set in real restaurants, markets, and chef’s homes. After becoming the #1 food podcast on iTunes, Baron launched Bronx Flavor on BronxNet Television, for which he recently won a New York Emmy Award in the category of Best On-Camera Talent: Performer/Narrator.  Baron was also awarded the title of ‘Culinary Ambassador to the Bronx’ by the borough president.
Upcoming episodes include:
Premiering Friday, June 1st at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT – SERIES PREMIERE!
“The Just Desserts of P.T. Barnum”
After finding a treasure map hidden in a haunted carousel, Baron makes his way through Bridgeport, CT in search of P.T. Barnum’s tasty treasure. With circus ghosts close on his heels, Baron explores the world of Peruvian ceviche, enjoys some Haitian oxtail, and catches a ride on a food truck filled with Jamaican jerk chicken.
Premiering Friday, June 8th at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT
“Scent of a Baron”
In order to woo the lovely Tsarina, Maiden of the Sea, Baron must gather all of the greatest fragrances that Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, has to offer. First stop is Pirosmani, where he captures the seductive scent of Georgian lamb stew. But just when he thinks he’s got it made, he finds his arch-nemesis Burgomiester stealing recipes from all of the best local restaurants. With Uzbek noodle soup and Russian meat pie still on his list of fragrances to gather, Baron must figure out how to defeat Burgomiester, save the restaurants and still have time to win the girl.
Premiering Friday, June 15th at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT
“Oh, Little Witch of Bethlehem”
Something is amiss in Bethlehem, PA. After a long, foodless journey, Baron and his trusty camel find themselves in a town where the people are fearful and the restaurants are closed. A hungry Baron searches out El Salvadorian pupusas, only to learn that an evil witch, Dona Sofrito, has cursed the town; any restaurant unwilling to satisfy her endless appetite will get turned into a Radical Taco fast food joint. Baron gathers strength and a secret weapon from Syrian raw meat, and in the end, must face Dona in the ultimate showdown armed only with his wit, stew burgers, and a very powerful cheese.
Premiering Friday, June 22nd at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT
 “The Stomach Rumble of Baltimore, MD”
Ah, to be young and in love!  Baron and his best girl, Shanaye, couldn’t be happier… until Shanaye’s jealous ex-boyfriend JW gets out of jail.  Baron is oblivious to the threat, engrossed in Ethiopian specialties and Korean soup, but JW is out for blood and finally catches up to the lovebirds as they enjoy BBQ Bill’s infamous ribs.  BBQ Bill sets up a game of crab roulette, with Baron and JW going head to head in a deadly crab-filled battle for the love of Shanaye.
Special guest-star John Waters!
Premiering Friday, June 29th at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT
See how it all started with the special that made the Baron…well, the Baron! Culinary adventure-seeker Baron Ambrosia faces banishment from his hometown of the Bronx after being accused of pie theft by Grandmaster Mele Mel. Challenged by an athletic duel, he takes to the streets of Newark, NJ in search of the famed Jersey Devil fajitas, said to bring super-human strength to anyone that consumes them. Along the way, he’s distracted by the other food delights Newark has to offer including Trinidadian roti, Italian hot dogs and Portuguese dry soup.
Premiering Friday, July 6th at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT
“South Pacific in the South Bay”
Baron is pitching a championship match with his pals in the South Los Angeles Compton Cricket Club and losing to team Long Beach.  Next up to bat against the Baron is Long Beach’s best hitter Sluggo. Luckily, in the cricket tradition, a half-time tea is called and Baron has the chance to hunt for the legendary ‘Keeper of the Fire,’ which will make for an unhittable, flaming pitch.  He finds deep fried turkey soul tacos and Indonesian curry, but the Samoan taro leaves lead him to the true keeper of the flame he’s looking for.
Premiering Friday, July 13th at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT
“East Bay Investigations”
While visiting his friend Private Investigator John Law in Oakland, CA, Baron gets roped into a film noir detective story like no other. A beautiful woman with a mysterious note leads Baron and John on a chase for her missing husband. Of course, Baron is more interested in his investigation of the Laotian meat salad and killer soul food and pie, than he is in finding the kidnapped hubby. Can the crime-solving duo of Baron and Law manage to get to the bottom of the mystery?  It seems to be more twisted than they thought.
Premiering Friday, July 20th at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT
Baron, also known as ‘Eats Like a Bear,’ heads to Phoenix, AZ to ask Navajo Chief Spotted Eagle for his daughter’s hand in marriage.  He soon finds that the village is being harassed by a “Skinwalker,” a person who takes the form of an animal to carry out evil deeds.  Baron goes off in search of a food delicious enough to convince the “Skinwalker” to leave the village in peace.  Swedish fried elk and Native American fry bread may do the trick.

Cooking Channel Announces New Shows

G. GarvinRoadtrip with G. Garvin
Series Premiere: Tuesday May 29th at 9pmET/6pmPT
Acclaimed cookbook author, host and larger-than-life personality, Chef Gerry Garvin, aka ‘G.’, takes viewers on a tour of his native South, to explore the best eats this part of the country has to offer. Travelling to Atlanta and Houston, North Carolina, South Carolina and more, G. visits a different city each episode to discover the hidden gems and the people behind the magic. From traditional ethnic food and urban farms to BBQ pit masters extraordinaire, G.Garvin leaves no stones unturned in his quest to find the hottest, most delicious spots in the country.
The Culinary Adventures of Baron Ambrosia
Series Premiere: Friday, June 1st at 10pmET/7pmPT
Baron Ambrosia,the self-proclaimed ‘Culinary Ambassador to the Bronx’, uses his eccentric cinematic persona to take culinary consciousness to a whole new level. His discerning palate and passion for flavor leads him beyond his backyard, discovering America’s unsung heroes of culinary excellence in cities-less-traveled including: Baltimore, Md.; Bridgeport, Conn.; Brighton Beach, Brooklyn; Bethlehem, Pa. Along the way, the Baron finds himself tangled in stories of mystery, comedy and intrigue.
Eden Eats
Series Premiere: August 2012
Eden Grinshpan is a world traveler and culinary adventurer on a mission to eat around the world without using a passport. In each episode, Eden travels to a new American city taking only 24 hours to uncover the global culinary scene. She discovers authentic recipes and incredible stories from the locals who make up the backbone of every city and come together to create some of the most delicious food in the world. Eden makes stops in Baltimore, Charlotte, N.C., Honolulu, Nashville, Tenn., Phoenix, San Diego, Salt Lake City and Tampa, Fla. In every city, Eden’s journey will lead to a mouthwatering adventure, but there is no telling who she’ll meet or what she’ll eat with only a day to conquer the culinary diversity of each city.
Cheap Bites
Series Premiere: August 2012
New York City chef and outspoken food writer, Eddie Huang, takes viewers on a road trip to find America’s best food deals. Each week, Eddie tackles a new food category and uncovers the best eats at the best price. Irreverent, candid and up for anything, Eddie’s journey will be a funny and surprising guide the best cheap bites.  From free pizza in New York to 25-cent donuts in Memphis, Tenn., Eddie shows viewers the cheapest eats around.
Eat the Street
Series Premiere: September 2012
Every city has one – a single street where block after block, restaurant after restaurant, meal after meal, you can experience a magical, mouthwatering tour through cultures and cuisines of every conceivable variety. Join Cooking Channel’s own Chuck Hughes as he takes a tour of America’s great food streets, tasting his way through cities and learning about the people and history that have made these flavors special.
Roger Mooking of Everyday Exotic and Heat SeekersMan, Fire, Food
Series Premiere: September 2012
Roger Mooking (Everyday Exotic, Heat Seekers) explores cooking at its most basic as he features the cooks who take the fundamental formula of fire and food to make delicious culinary creations. Along the way, he samples fire-cooked favorites from local joints on backroads and byways from coast to coast.
My Grandmother’s Ravioli
Series Premiere: FALL 2012
Mo Rocca is a foodie who doesn’t know how to cook, so he’s set out to learn from the masters: America’s Grandmothers and Grandfathers. Join Mo as he visits these warm (and very patient) grandparents in their kitchens to learn treasured recipes, hear their stories and ultimately cook for their families.

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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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2015 1st Place Luck of the Irish Cook-off
2015 4th Place Downtown Cajun Cook-off
2015 2nd Place Fins' Wings & Chili Cook-off
2014 2015 4th Place LA Gumbo Cook-off
2012 Taste Award nominee for best chef (web)
2012 Finalist in the Safeway Next Chef Contest
2011 Taste Award Nominee for Little Grill Big Flavor
2011, 12 Member: Council of Media Tastemakers
2011 Judge: 29th Chef's of the Coast Cook-off
2011 Judge: Dauphin Island Wing Cook-off
2011 Cooking Channel Perfect 3 Recipe Finalist
2011 Judge: Dauphin Island Gumbo Cook-off
2011 Culinary Hall of Fame Member
2010 Tasty Awards Judge
2010 Judge: Bayou La Batre Gumbo Cook-off
2010 Gourmand World Cookbook Award Nominee
2010 Chef2Chef Top 10 Best Food Blogs
2010 Denay's Top 10 Best Food Blogs
2009 2nd Place Bay Area Food Bank Chef Challenge
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