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Cooking Channel’s Big September Premieres

Cooking Channel September Highlights:
Series Premiere of Easy Chinese: San Francisco
Plus: Three Specials and an On-Air/Online Theme Week

Ching He HuangNEW YORK – August 18, 2011 –This September, Cooking Channel heads to the West Coast to get a taste of authentic Chinese cuisine in its original series Easy Chinese: San Francisco hosted by popular Cooking Channel face, Ching He-Huang. Ching shares tips on how to prepare tongue-tantalizing Chinese dishes including at-home recipes for takeout favorites and traditional dishes with a modern twist.

Cooking Channel also serves up three specials including Cooking School Confidential, which takes viewers behind-the-scenes to see what it takes to survive real-life trials at Johnson and Wales Culinary School Sunday, September 4th at 8pmET/5pmPT, and A Culinary Coup: The Launch of Ku De Ta follows Chef Dan Segall in Singapore as he puts together a staff and a menu in only two weeks airing Sunday, September 18th at 8pmET/5pmPT.

Cooking Channel also dives into the lives of individuals that obsessively hoard food in its special Food Hoarders premiering Sunday, September 25th at 8pmET/5pmPT. Celebrating food from around the world, Cooking Channel offers “Go Global” week Sunday, September 18th – Saturday, September 24th from 8-11pmET/5-8pmPT, and CookingChannelTV.com complements with ‘World’s Fare’, an online package dedicated to showcasing authentic cuisine from around the world.

Cooking Channel gets back on the road in September for its cross-country frozen treat tour celebrating its first birthday, join the fun and track the truck to a city near you. Be a part of the Cooking Channel conversation on Twitter and Facebook, and share photos of your favorite frosty, frozen ice cream treats on CookingChannelTV.com.

SERIES PREMIERE

Easy Chinese: San Francisco– Saturday, September 10th at 1pmET/10amPT
Cooking Channel explores Chinese cuisine with a contemporary, regional spin in the new 13-episode, half-hour original series Easy Chinese: San Francisco Ching-He Huang. Armed with her friendly style and vast knowledge, Ching is on a mission to show viewers how to prepare mouth-watering Chinese dishes with local, readily-available ingredients – using San Francisco’s vibrant Chinese community as a backdrop for the myriad options available. From Bay area outdoor markets and traditional noodle houses to San Francisco’s colorful Mission District, Ching hunts for the best fresh ingredients in each episode and then provides how-to tips to help any home cook prepare delicious, traditional dishes with a modern twist.

·         Premiering Saturday, September 10th at 1pmET/10amPT – “Wok Skills & Simple Stir Fries”
Ching brings her skills to Chinatown’s Wok Shop where she picks out, seasons and cleans a wok. After sharing a meal with the shop’s legendary owner, she heads to the Berkeley Bowl grocery store to pick up Chinese ingredient basics and whip up more quick dishes in her brand new wok. Recipes: Ginger, Grated Carrot, Sesame Green Beans; Three Cup Chicken with Garlic Spinach; Vegetable Lettuce Wraps; Yangzhou Fried Rice
·         Premiering Saturday, September 17th at 1pmET/10amPT –“Fast Food and Street Food”
Ching takes fast and easy food to the streets with treats like Paper-Wrapped Crispy Salt-and-Pepper Chicken. She teams up with the Chairman Bao Bun food truck to serve up grub the heart of San Francisco. Then, she scouts a prime spot for a friend-filled picnic beside the breathtaking Golden Gate Bridge. Recipes: Paper Wrapped Crispy Salt and Black Pepper Chicken; Braised Pork Belly Bao with Peanuts; Golden Gate Chili Ribs; Jasmine-Lemon Iced Tea
·         Premiering Saturday, September 24th at 1pmET/10amPT – “Sichuan Spice”
Father and daughter restaurateurs, Kathy and Peter Fang, invite Ching to their restaurant for a Szechuan feast. Inspired by the duo, she brings the heat with her own Szechuan-Style Crispy Shrimp. Then, at the San Jose Farmer’s Market, she gets her hot chili on with Kung Pao Beef and a spicy chocolate pick-me-up. Recipes: Mapo Dofu; Szechuan-Style Crispy Shrimp; Kung Pao Beef; Spiced-Chocolate Covered Fresh Fruit.

ON-AIR/ONLINE THEME WEEK
“Go Global” – Sunday Sept 18th – Sept 24th from 8-11pmET/5-8pmPT
Cooking Channel celebrates global cuisines and exotic locations with a full week of premiere and returning specials and episodes of fan-favorite Cooking Channel shows.

To complement the on-air programming, CookingChannelTV.com launches “World’s Fare” in mid-September, a complete collection of the best recipes, menus, tips and videos from cuisines around the globe. Dive into Italian favorites, Vietnamese specialties, Indian spices and curries, Chinese wok dishes, easy French fare, and the very best from the Caribbean. It’s a global party, with the best, most authentic dishes from around the world.

COOKING CHANNEL SPECIALS

Cooking School Confidential – Premiering Sunday, September 4th at 8pmET/5pmPT
Cooking School Confidential follows four students as they pursue their culinary dreams at Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte. The students include a mother of three with a full-time job, an Army veteran hoping to win an internship at the prestigious Alain Ducasse Culinary School in France, a forty-something chasing her passion for food and a professional cyclist attempting to juggle racing and school.

A Culinary Coup: The Launch of Ku De Ta – Premiering Sunday, September 18th at 8pmET/5pmPT
Singapore’s skyline has been transformed. The Marina Bay Sands resort now towers
over the city, and perched on top, Singapore’s most exciting new signature restaurant is slated to open. With only weeks to go, there’s no staff – just one man: Executive Chef Dan Segall, who will form a team and menu entirely from scratch. The clock is ticking, but Ku De Ta must open on time.

Stuffed: Food Hoarders – Premiering Sunday, September 25th at 8pmET/5pmPT
This special profiles the lives of three individuals that obsessively hoard food to debilitating degrees.

PREMIERE EPISODES

Brunch @ Bobby’s
Premiering Saturday, September 3rd at 2pmET/11amPT – “A Royal Brunch”
Premiering Saturday, September 10th at 2pmET/11amPT – “Brunch on the Go”
Premiering Saturday, September 24th at 2pmET/11amPT – “Brunch Americana”

Everyday Exotic
Premiering Saturday, September 3rd at 12:30pmET/9:30amPT – “Jerusalem Artichoke”
Premiering Saturday, September 10th at 12:30pmET/9:30amPT – “Tahini”
Premiering Saturday, September 17th at 12:30pmET/9:30amPT – “Pistachio”
Premiering Saturday, September 24th at 12:30pmET/9:30amPT – “Salt Cod”

Food(ography)
Premiering Tuesday, September 6th at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Bar Food”
Premiering Tuesday, September 13th at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Sugar”
Premiering Tuesday, September 20th at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Greek”
Premiering Tuesday, September 27th at 9pmET/6pmPT – “Las Vegas”

Kelsey’s Essentials
Premiering Saturday, September 3rd at 2:30pmET/11:30amPT – “Indoor BBQ”
Premiering Saturday, September 10th at 2:30pmET/11:30amPT – “Small Plate Party”

The Perfect 3
Premiering Saturday, September 3rd at 4pmET/1pmPT – “Chicken”
Premiering Saturday, September 10th at 4pmET/1pmPT – “Sandwiches”
Premiering Saturday, September 17th at 4pmET/1pmPT – “Potato”
Premiering Saturday, September 24th at 4pmET/1pmPT – “Exotic”

United Tastes of America
Premiering Tuesday, September 6th at 10pmET/7pmPT – “Chicken Wings”
Premiering Tuesday, September 13th at 10pmET/7pmPT – “Noodles”
Premiering Tuesday, September 27th at 10pmET/7pmPT – “Beer”

Rachael Ray’s Week in a Day
Premiering Saturday, September 3rd at 3pmET/12pmPT – “Mexican Make Ahead”
Premiering Saturday, September 10th at 3pmET/12pmPT – “Make it Work”
Premiering Saturday, September 17th at 3pmET/12pmPT – “Fresh Start”
Premiering Saturday, September 24th at 3pmET/12pmPT – “Dinner and Dessert”

COOKING CHANNEL JULY 2011 HIGHLIGHTS

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 CookingChannelTV.com 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.
SERIES PREMIERES
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 CookingChannelTV.com/perfect 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.
SEASON PREMIERES
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.
NEW EPISODES
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.
DAYTIME
Chuck’s Day Off:July 10th, July 17th and July 24th at 11amET/8amPT
From the Kitchens Of…: July 10th at 10amET/7amPT
PRIMETIME
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
COOKING CHANNEL SPECIAL
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.
FOOD NETWORK FAVORITES ON COOKING CHANNEL
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.

Cooking Channel Turns 1 With New Shows

Press Release from Scripps Network (parent company of Cooking Channel):

COOKING CHANNEL MAY 2011 HIGHLIGHTS

NEW YORK – April 20, 2011 – This May, a birthday celebration is in order as Cooking Channel says “cheers” to its May 31st launch anniversary. Viewers will enjoy two series premieres, a new season and exciting new episodes of favorite primetime and daytime shows. Emeril Lagasse travels across the country to iconic establishments that have outlasted the grueling restaurant industry as he visits “original” institutions in The Originals with Emeril premiering Thursday, May 5th at 10:30pm ET/7:30pm PT. Annie Sibonney explores regions of Spain taking viewers on a culinary road trip through exquisite towns in From Spain With Love premiering Friday, May 27th at 9pm ET/6pm PT. In a brand Chuck Hughesnew season of Chuck’s Day Off premiering Sunday, May 1 at 11am ET/8am PT, Chuck Hughes gives viewers a raw look at what a day off means to a chef as he takes time out of his restaurant reality to cook for his friends, family and staff. Also, May kicks off an epic grilling season on CookingChannelTV.com with a host of hot chef exclusives, original recipes, how to’s and culinary techniques. Plus, Cooking Channel airs new episodes of hit shows including Eat St., Food(ography), The Minimalist and Unique Sweets. Join the Cooking Channel conversation on Facebook and Twitter.
SERIES PREMIERES
The Originals with Emeril
Chef Emeril Lagasse pays tribute to The Originals – iconic food establishments that have helped shape the country’s culinary landscape. While the restaurant industry is notoriously challenging and the life of a restaurant is sometimes short, every city has those cherished institutions that have stood the test of time. Emeril visits a new city in each episode and goes behind-the-scenes at three historic eateries. From uncovering the birthplace of famous dishes like Boston cream pie in New England and the French Dip Sandwich in Los Angeles to revealing Charlie Chaplin’s favorite 1920’s Hollywood hangout and Dr. Martin Luther King’s preferred Atlanta dining spot. This time on the other side of the stove, Emeril takes viewers on an informative and tasty journey through New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Dallas, Atlanta, Miami, and his beloved New Orleans.
Premieres Thursday, May 5th at 10:30pm ET/7:30pm PT SERIES PREMIERE – “San Francisco”
Emeril samples some celebrated San Francisco treats drinking Irish Coffee at the Buena Vista Café, snacking on cracked crab and calamari salad at the Swan Oyster Depot and tasting The Hangtown Fry at the Tadich Grill.
Premieres Thursday, May 12th at 10:30pm ET/7:30pm PT – “Boston”
Emeril heads to three of Boston’s timeless restaurants where he samples stuffed lobster and baked beans at Union Oyster House and drinks Sam Adams beer at the first bar to ever serve it, Doyle’s Café. His last stop is Parker’s Restaurant, the place where he began his career as a sous chef in 1979. He whips up Boston scrod and a batch of their famous Parker House rolls and dives into Boston Cream Pie for dessert.

Premieres Thursday, May 19th at 10:30pm ET/7:30pm PT – “Los Angeles”

Emeril travels to the City of Angels to visit three classic eateries. He munches on a Hickoryburger and apple pie at the Apple Pan, samples Scottish beef pie at the Tam O’ Shanter and discovers the secrets behind the French dip sandwich at Phillippe’s.

Premieres Thursday, May 26th at 10:30pm ET/7:30pm PT – “Dallas”

Emeril explores the landmark restaurants that made Dallas great stopping at Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse for hickory-smoked Texas barbecue and The Mecca for cinnamon rolls and “migas,” a southwestern egg-and-tortilla specialty. His last stop is El Fenix where he enjoys authentic Tex-Mex cuisine.
From Spain With Love
From Spain with Love explores the diverse culinary culture of Spain through the eyes of passionate gastronomad and host Annie Sibonney. Using food as a window into Spain and its many characters, the series uncovers the rich contradictions of the country. From the food mecca of San Sebastian to the quaint fishing villages of Galicia, and from cosmopolitan Barcelona to the bustling excitement of Madrid, the series explores the deep-rooted connection between the land, the farmer, the fisherman, the ingredient, the home cook and the chef across Spain’s many regions.

Premieres: Friday May 27th at 9pm ET/6pm PT SERIES PREMIERE! – “Basque Country”

Host Annie Sibonney visits the Basque Country in Spain, a fiercely independent region with more cooks per capita than anywhere else in the world and its own style of inventive cuisine that put Spain on the culinary map. Annie breaks through barriers at a men’s only gastronomic society; indulges in her favorite Basque dish, cod kokotaxas; enjoys a Basque-style tapas crawl; and cooks alongside the “godfather” of modern Basque cuisine, chef Juan Mari Arzak.
SEASON PREMIERE AND EXCLUSIVE WEB SERIES

Chuck’s Day Off : Premieres Sunday, May 1st at 11am ET/8am PT – “The Bouncers”

In the season three premiere, Chuck invites two of his employees, Fred and Eugenio, to a delicious meal to remind them of why people are lining up down the block to get a taste of what Garde Manger has to offer.
Also, online at www.CookingChannelTV.com, fans get a glimpse of “Chuck’s Day On” – a peek into his world running the Montreal hot spot, Garde Manger. In the four-part web series, Chuck takes viewers through a full day – from the morning meeting to delivering impressive dishes until every customer is satisfied. He also offers up helpful hints to the at-home cook in this behind-the-scenes look at the restaurant world.
ONLINE PACKAGE

CookingChannelTV.com serves up sizzling original content to kick off grilling season.

Kelsey NixonKelsey Nixon (Kelsey’s Essentials) shares five original burgers and irresistible sides to kick start summer.

Chef Kevin Gillespie (co-owner of Atlanta’s Woodfire Grill) debuts 8 exclusive webisodes and original recipes on grilling and summer entertaining.

Rock star, Los Angeles-based butchers, Lindy & Grundy, share secrets and tips on handling and grilling the best meats and proteins for summer including perfect burger blends.

Award-winning pit master, and former cop, ‘Big Lou’ Elrose shares his secrets and tips to grilling perfection.

Cooking Channel’s roster of star bloggers serves up fresh new recipes and innovative ideas from grilled breads (ZoeBakes.com) to easy and elegant entertaining (MattBites.com) to southern grilling staples (DixieCaviar.com).  And, food writer Corky Pollan offers up tried and true seasonal summer tips.

Food Network Kitchens shares a full plate’s worth of exclusive new burger and slider recipes.
NEW EPISODES
In addition to the above new series and season, Cooking Channel premieres all-new episodes of:
David Rocco’s Dolce Vita:May 1st, May 14th, May 21st and May 28th at 1:30pm ET/10:30am PT
Eat St.: May 2nd at 9:30pmET/6:30pm PT and May 10th, May 17th, and May 24th at 8pm ET/5pm PT
Food(ography): May 1st at 9pm ET/6pm PT
From the Kitchen’s of…:May 22nd at 10am ET/7am PT
The Minimalist: May 8th, May 15th, May 22nd, and May 29th at 10:30am ET/7:30am PT
Unique Sweets: May 15th, May 22nd, and May 29th at 10:30pm ET/7:30pm PT

ICA: Garces vs. Pomeroy

Someone call the FBI and cancel the APB on Jose Garces!  Last year’s Next Iron Chef winner makes an appearance with just his third battle as an Iron Chef.

Naomi Pomeroy on WannabeTVchef.comChef Naomi Pomeroy comes to town to do battle from her acclaimed restaurant Beast in Portland, Oregon.  Beast is a six-course prix-fixe restaurant that celebrates the glories of meat.  The menu changes based on what is in season with one exception, a footnote that reads “Substitutions politely declined.”  Amen!

Fresh off an appearance on the Cooking Channel’s Food(ography) in June, this one-time vegetarian now boasts a meat-centric menu that recently landed her in O Magazine as one of “10 Women on the Rise.”  In 2009 Food & Wine honored Pomeroy with a Best New Chef Award for the cuisine she calls “refined French grandmother.”  In 2008 Portland Monthly magazine named her, Chef of the Year.  That same year she was one of six ladies featured in a Food & Wine article entitled Women Chefs: The Next Generation and the restaurant she co-owns with Micah Camden, Beast, was named co-Restaurant of the Year by Diner.

Chef Naomi is a genuine individual crediting neither apprenticeship nor culinary school for her success but rather reading.  She is obsessed with cookbooks and food history.  She attributes Richard Olney, Larousse and Harold McGee for her culinary education.  She is famous for her Smoky Tomato Soup with Maple-Candied Bacon.  Her cuisine was once described by Karen Brooks of the Oregonian as being like, “a blind date between Julia Child and Anthony Bourdain.”

Pomeroy’s appearance should squelch rumors that Jose Garces is no longer on the show.  Or does it?  In a June interview at OregonLive.com Pomeroy reveals that the episode was actually shot in October of ’09.  Probably around the same time that the other Garces battles would have been taped.  So again the questions pops up, “Is Garces still an Iron Chef?”  Why are they doing The Next Iron Chef 3?  The plot thickens.

The judges for Battle Truffle were Jose Andres, Karine Bakhoum and Jeffrey Chodorow.

Click HERE for the outcome.

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