Roadtrip with G. Garvin


Roadtrip with G. Garvin

NEW YORK, NY – April 25, 2012 – Acclaimed cookbook author, host and larger-than-life personality, Chef Gerry Garvin, aka ‘G.’, takes viewers on a culinary expedition to taste the most delicious Southern-inspired cuisine the country has to offer in Roadtrip with G. Garvin, premiering Tuesday, May 29th at 9pm ET/6pm PT. Traveling to Atlanta, North Carolina and South Carolina, New York, Houston 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 barbecue pit masters extraordinaire, G. Garvin leaves no stones unturned in his quest to find the hottest, most delicious spots in the country.

In the season premiere, G. travels to Charleston, S.C., a city with a passion for quality and tradition. G.’s first stop is The Glass Onion, a restaurant that believes in the importance of eating naturally and locally, as G. creates a fresh and sophisticated pork belly sandwich beloved by locals. After trying all the fixings, G. hits the road for his next destination, Cakes by Kasarda, who specialize in fine and unique cakes. G. receives a lesson from the owner as he prepares from scratch a groomsmen cake shaped like a beer bucket and topped with sugared “ice”. G.’s last stop takes him to meet the owner of Barrier Island Eco Tours, as he explores Charleston’s undeveloped barrier islands and back creek salt marshes, all before enjoying a traditional Charleston feast before the sunset.

Other episodes feature visits to the young and hip food scene of Austin, Texas, to see what makes it special, including a stop at a soul food restaurant that serves raw and healthy versions of southern favorites; and in Houston, G. gets a reminder of what true Texas barbecue is as he meet the team at Pitmaker, providers of custom barbeque trailers, smoker pits and grills for the recreational enthusiast, as he works to create a perfectly cooked surf-n-turf.

G. Garvin has mastered offering a one-size-fits-all approach to cooking sophisticated and simple meals, proving that even the most basic cooking palate can create the most flavorful of dishes.  The Atlanta native began building his culinary repertoire during childhood. His earliest experience came with cutting and peeling vegetables alongside his mother in the kitchen.  G. most recently hosted on Cooking Channel Georgia Roadtrip with G. Garvin and is also a notable TV host and cookbook author; his first cookbook, the NAACP nominated “Turn Up the Heat with G. Garvin” debuted in October 2006. Its widespread success quickly prompted a second printing and won an American Literacy Award. Garvin’s highly anticipated sophomore effort, “Make it Super Simple with G. Garvin,” was released in 2008 and has since written two other books.  Through Garvin’s efforts he hopes to aid in breaking down the diversity barriers within not only the cooking industry, but in society as a whole. His down to earth approach to cooking, and discovering off-the-beaten path foods, has made him one of the most respected chefs on the culinary scene today.

Roadtrip with G. Garvin is produced by Powerhouse Productions and premieres Tuesday, May 29th at 9pm ET/6pm PT.


Plus: Four Primetime Specials and Two Themed Weeks

NEW YORK – April 18, 2012 –Cooking Channel starts summer with a series premiere, four primetime specials and two themed weeks. New series Roadtrip with G. Garvin takes viewers on a culinary expedition to taste the most delicious Southern-inspired cuisine America has to offer finding hidden gems and the people who make it happen on Tuesday May 29th at 9pmET/6pmPT. Hot and Spicy themed week kicks off on Monday, May 7th at 8pmET/5pmPT with a week full of tongue-twisting episodes of Cooking Channel favorites. Roger Mooking gets personal in his Chefography Sunday, May 13th at 8pmET/5pmPT as he reveals his life journey and how his culinary chops evolved into a passion for not only food but also music. Cooking Channel heats up with Burger Theme Week beginning with an encore special Build a Better Burger on Monday, May 21st at 9pmET/6pmPT as Cooking Channel goes behind the scenes at the Build a Better Burger competition in California. Rounding out a robust special lineup, Today’s Special: NY Indian tracks Aasif Madvi (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) and Madhur Jaffrey on their expedition to taste the best Indian food in the New York City boroughs on Sunday, May 27th at 8pmET/5pmPT. Join the Cooking Channel conversation on Twitter and Facebook.


G GarvinRoadtrip with G. Garvin: Premiering 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, Houston, North Carolina, South Carolina and even New York, 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 stone unturned in his quest to find the hottest, most delicious spots in the country.
Plus, get exclusive recipes from Chef Garvin inspired by his travels at


Planet Food: Mexico: Premiering Monday, May 7th at 9pmET/6pmPT
Come along with Tyler Florence as he travels to Mexico, a nation filled with a tremendous variety of cultures, each with its own take on Mexican cuisine. Planet Food: Mexico explores the splendor, culture and delicious cuisine of this extraordinary country. Then visit and cook your way around the globe with our best international recipes, including Mexican, Spanish, Italian and many more.

Chefography: Roger Mooking: Premiering Sunday, May 13th at 8pmET/5pmPT
Roger Mooking is equal parts chef, television personality and musician all the while being a husband and a father to three girls. Roger juggles family life and his career with ease and grace and with his charming personality, there’s almost nothing Roger can’t accomplish. With three restaurants, two television shows and his own album, success is surely his for the taking.

Build a Better Burger: Premiering Monday, May 21st at 9pmET/6pmPT
The Sutter Home Vineyards in Napa Valley, Calif., is the stage for the Build a Better Burger competition. The competition is two-fold as competitors in beef and beef-alternative categories have just three hours each to grill up a mouthwatering masterpiece.

Today’s Special: NY Indian: Premiering Sunday, May 27th at 8pmET/5pmPT
Aasif Mandvi from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart joins culinary legend Madhur Jaffrey on a hilarious weekend tour of Indian cuisine within the boroughs of New York City. They hit Jaffrey’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.

Hot & Spicy Themed Week: Monday, May 7th – Friday May 11th from 8-11pmET/5-8pmPT
Cooking Channel serves up tongue-torching episodes of fan favorites include Extra Virgin, Nadia G’s Bitchin’ Kitchen, Good Eats, Hook, Line & Dinner, Throwdown! With Bobby Flay and United Tastes of America. Test your penchant for heat with our spiciest recipes at

Burger Themed Week: Monday, May 21st – Friday May 25th from 8-11pmET/5-8pmPT
Cooking Channel uncovers the joy of culinary creations between the bun with burger-themed episodes of Good Eats, Nadia G’s Bitchin’ Kitchen, Easy Chinese: San Francisco, Not My Mama’s Meals, United Tastes of America, Eat St., Unique Eats and Food(ography). Find great new burger ideas, including sensational toppings, different meats and mix-ins, and veggie burgers done right, at


A Cook’s Tour
Premiering Sunday, May 6th at 8am ET/5am PT – “My Hometown Favorites”
Premiering Sunday, May 13th at 8am ET/5am PT – “My Life as a Cook”
Premiering Sunday, May 20th at 8am ET/5am PT – “Highland Grub”
Premiering Sunday, May 27th at 8am ET/5am PT – “A Pleasing Palate”

Eat St.
Premiering Tuesday, May 15th at 8pm ET/5pm PT – “Deli-Icious Delights”
Premiering Tuesday, May 29th at 8pm ET/5pm PT – “Global Gastronomy”

Premiering Tuesday, May 1st at 9pm ET/6pm PT – “Cookbooks”
Premiering Tuesday, May 8th at 9pm ET/6pm PT – “Hot & Spicy”
Premiering Tuesday, May 15th at 9pm ET/6pm PT – “Noodles”

French Food at Home
Premiering Saturday, May 5th at 12pm ET/9am PT – “Truckstop French”
Premiering Saturday, May 12th at 12pm ET/9am PT – “Tribute to French Canada”
Premiering Saturday, May 19th at 12pm ET/9am PT – “Picnic”
Premiering Saturday, May 26th at 12pm ET/9am PT – “Stuffed”

Hook, Line & Dinner
Premiering Thursday, May 3rd at 8pmET/5pmPT – “New York City”
Premiering Thursday, May 10th at 8pmET/5pmPT –“Key West”
Premiering Thursday, May 17th at 8pmET/5pmPT – “Bimini, Bahamas: Classic”

The Perfect 3
Premiering Saturday, May 12th at 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT – “Mac n Cheese”
Premiering Saturday, May 19th at 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT – “Meatballs”
Premiering Saturday, May 26th at 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT – “Pizza”

Unique Eats
Premiering Sunday, May 6th at 10pm ET/7pm PT – “Craving Comfort”
Premiering Sunday, May 13th at 10pm ET/7pm PT – “Seafood”
Premiering Sunday, May 27th at 10pm ET/7pm PT – “Hot Spots”

Unique Sweets
Premiering Sunday, May 6th at 10:30pm ET/7:30pm PT – “Neighborhood Gems”
Premiering Sunday, May 13th at 10:30pm ET/7:30pm PT – “Sweet and Sticky”

Heat Seekers
Premieres Friday, May 4th at 10pmET/7pmPT
For chefs Aarón Sanchez and Roger Mooking, Heat Seekers is a tongue-testing odyssey to discover the most delicious and dangerously spicy food in the country – and figure out why it’s so much fun to eat. In each city, they discover the secrets of everything from Mexican to Korean to Indian cuisine then subject themselves to a test of who can handle the heat. Results are either tears of laughter or tears of pain – usually, it’s both.

What Would Brian Boitano Make?
Premieres Sunday, May 6th at 4:30pmET/1:30pmPT
Brian Boitano is about to do for cooking what he did for ice skating: inject an adrenaline shot of Olympic proportions. In every unpredictable episode, Brian hosts a get-together from his San Francisco home, taking the viewer inside his head as each dinner party becomes a mini-adventure. With a wink and a nod, What Would Brian Boitano Make? takes a light and fun approach to cooking, but always makes the food the true champion. His recipes are exciting, lovable and perfectly delicious… just like Brian.


Cinco de Mayo
Throw a kickin’ Cinco de Mayo party with the best Mexican recipes anywhere: perfectly-mixed Margaritas, creamy guacamole, spicy salsa , easy tacos, plus enchilada and fajita recipes that can’t be beat. Trying to stay slim for summer? Hungry Girl’s Guilt-Free Mexican Shopping List will keep your fiesta full of flavor but with half the calories. Olé!
Find all the recipes here:

Mother’s Day Recipes
Whether Mom prefers breakfast in bed or a fresh spring meal, Cooking Channel has all the recipes needed to celebrate Mother’s Day. Browse best breakfast and brunch recipes or plan an impressive spring dinner in honor of Mom. Plus, get the best Mother’s Day dessert recipes, including an impressive no-bake strawberry cheesecake, perfectly piped cupcakes, and a Mother’s Day cake.

Gear Up for Grilling  – New content available May 9th
May kicks off the grilling season, and Cooking Channel has the best recipes, tips, how-to’s and inspiration to keep viewers satisfied all season long. Cooking Channel serves up all the classic dishes from fan-favorite chefs, including Giada’s easy grilled chicken, Kelsey’sperfect peach pie, Chuck’s finger-licking baby back ribs and more. We’re also serving up new twists on grilling favorites, like grilling recipes from around the world, mouthwatering mojito recipes and more. Viewers can try their hand at BBQ with the regional guide that guarantees authentic flavors, and also get healthy grilling recipes, so fire up the grill, mix up a margarita and get ready for warmer weather.
Highlights include:

Bold Barbecue Recipes
Get down to the basics of barbecue with the best rib recipes, master perfect barbecue chicken and get the top picks for homemade barbecue sauces, rubs, and more.

Best Burgers and Grilled Main Dishes
Spice up your next summer grill-out withthe best burger recipes, or try a new take on grilled chicken, steak or fish. It’s all easier than ever with our grilling tips and no-fail recipes.

Easy Summer Side Dishes
There’s more to the meal than the main dish – round out outdoor menus with the best side dish recipes, from the classics like potato salad and pasta salad to new favorites like Mexican grilled corn and watermelon-tomato salad.

Top Dessert Recipes
Savor the sweet life with the best classic warm-weather desserts, including fruit pies, berry crisps, cobblers and homemade ice cream. Plus discover new ways to get a sugar fix, like spiked Jell-O, pie on a stick and the State Fair favorite, deep-fried candy bars.

Best Drinks and Cocktails
We’ve got the summer sips you crave, including margaritas, sangrias, and lemonade. Plus drinks you didn’t know you needed until now, like our spiked milkshakes and summertime punches.

Healthy Seasonal Recipes
Cooking Channel’s fresh takes on summer favorites trim the fat without sacrificing flavor, so you’ll be able to fit into that yellow polka dot bikini.

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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Stuart’s Honors & Awards

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
2008 Tava: Discovery Contest Runner-up


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