**COOKING CHANNEL JUNE 2014 HIGHLIGHTS**
COOKING CHANNEL DISHES FAMILY-STYLE WITH REV RUN'S SUPPERS AND GETS REAL WITH HAYLIE DUFF IN REAL GIRL'S KITCHEN
Plus: Premiere of New Series Belly Up! and Sweet Julia and
New Season of Man Fire Food
CookingChannelTV.com heats up June with 100 Ways to Love Summer
NEW YORK - May 2, 2014 - Cooking Channel welcomes Rev Run and his family to the lineup with the premiere of new series Rev Run's Suppers showcasing the true joy of family and great food on at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT. Next, host Eddie Russell journeys the country to transform the way the nation experiences pub food in new series Belly Up! premiering at 9:00pmET/6:00pmPT. Summer continues to heat up with a new season of Man Fire Foodpremiering on at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT, as host Roger Mooking explores all the fired-up flavors of America. June also offers Haylie Duff's Real Girl's Kitchen premiering at 2:00pmET/11:00amPT, where Haylie shares recipes, stories and adventures in Los Angeles and New York City, providing an inside glimpse into her daily life. Sweetening up the lineup is the series premiere of Sweet Julia, featuring the stunning dessert creations of Julia Baker, premiering at 2:30pmET/11:30amPT. Keeping June sizzling all month long are new episodes of Extra Virgin, Korean Food Made Simple, Restaurant Takeover, Road Trip with G. Garvin andSiba's Table. CookingChannelTV.com is the go-to spot for recipes and entertaining tips for summertime! Join the Cooking Channel conversation on Twitter and Facebook.
Real Girl's Kitchen
Premiering Saturday, June 7th at 2:00pmET/11:00amPT
Hosted by Haylie Duff and based on her wildly popular namesake blog and cookbook, Real Girl's Kitchen takes you into Haylie's kitchen, and world, where she serves up recipes, stories and adventures. A true Texas girl at heart, Haylie blends her southern roots with her busy life in Hollywood for the perfect combination of food, family, travel, work and play. This lifestyle docu-series will follow Haylie on her daily adventures in Los Angeles, where she lives, as well as New York, where she always finds inspiration.
- Premiering Saturday, June 7th at 2:00pmET/11:00amPT - "Mali-Booyah!" - SEASON PREMIERE
Host, Haylie Duff retreats to Malibu for some much needed R&R with her sister Hilary Duff, and friends Megan and Arielle. While the detox weekend begins with preparing green smoothies and salads and even an intense Piloxing workout, Haylie and the girls cannot help but head to the beach to indulge in pizza, wine, and a tasty bonfire banana boat dessert by the end. Featuring: Hilary Duff,Arielle Kebbel, Megan Reiser
- Premiering Saturday, June 14th at 2:00pmET/11:00amPT - "Hot Off the Grill"
Host Haylie Duff's friends, Jimmy and Kurt, challenge Haylie to make a life-changing burger (modeled after their favorite one from Plan Check). Never one to say no to a challenge and determined to prove the boys wrong, Haylie goes to great lengths to learn the skills of Plan Check burger making: grinding the meat herself, making the ketchup leather and the Thousand Island bacon sauce. In the end, Haylie rises to the occasion and proves to be a true grill master! Featuring:Kurt Finney, Jimmy Ruggiero, Laura Vienonen
- Premiering Saturday, June 21st at 2:00pmET/11:00amPT - "Book'lyn"
Haylie Duff is in Brooklyn checking out the food scene and celebrating the launch of her cookbook,The Real Girl's Kitchen. We get a glimpse of Haylie's life in the literary spotlight over breakfast with her publicists where Haylie introduces them to her favorite Scotch Egg. Haylie then visits a unique rooftop garden where she picks her own vegetables and learns how to pickle them at a famous Brooklyn picklery with her friend, Meghan Markle. After a day out and about, Haylie, her friends and her team celebrate the official cookbook launch. Featuring: Seamus Jones, Stephanie Jones,Meghan Markle, Annie Novak
- Premiering Saturday, June 28th at 2:00pmET/11:00amPT - "Cooking for a King"
Haylie Duff is in New York City for an appearance on "Larry King Now" to talk about her cookbook,The Real Girl's Kitchen. Haylie wants to make something delicious for Larry and the crew, but due to Larry's picky palate and the restrictions of cooking in a hotel-room kitchen, she faces quite the challenge. Haylie butters up the crew with deviled eggs, but will she impress Larry with her asparagus and prosciutto crescent rolls? Featuring: Larry King
Rev Run's Suppers
Premiering Sunday, June 8th at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT
Exemplary father of six, Rev Run finds his true joy in family, good friends and great food. But with four of their six children off on their own, Rev and Justine have a near empty nest and long for the days of a full table. Determined to get the gang back together for weekly dinners, they will use simple, heartfelt recipes to lure the kids (and some special guests) back to the table. From Justine's Famous Lasagna, to Rev's BBQ, each episode will unveil a new recipe to be shared among new and old guests. by , Rev and Justine will show that the perfect family meal is not just about the food, it is about who is sitting at the table to share it.
- Premiering Sunday, June 8th at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT - "Cheat Day" - SEASON PREMIERE
Justine invites her parents over for Supper and Grandpa promises to bring a loaf of homemade bread. After a week of eating all of his veggies, Justine grants Rev a cheat day. Rev is not sure what he will choose to go with the bread and takes some time to think about it. He finally decides on Justine's Famous Lasagna. Justine enlists Miley to help and learn the family recipe in an effort to pass it on for years to come.
- Premiering Sunday, June 15th at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT - "Diggy's Organic Panic"
Diggy is known as the Simmons' Family Food Police. When his farm-to-table ways show up for Supper, Rev suggests that he walk-the-walk as he talks-the-talk. To help Diggy navigate through the kitchen, he brings his trainer Sean, who is also an experienced home cook. Rev and Justine do not mind the new guest helping to prepare a delicious dinner as long as Diggy is in-tow and ready to eat!
- Premiering Sunday, June 22nd at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT - "Aunt Chelle's Mac & Cheese"
Justine's sister and niece are the guests of honor this week and no one could be more excited than Justine herself. Her sister Michelle is a chef by trade and the entire Simmons family knows exactly what is in store for dinner. With Pork Roast and Mac & Cheese on the menu, they know that Aunt 'Chelle will deliver a comforting and familiar meal they have been missing; almost as much as they have missed her.
- Premiering Sunday, June 29th at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT - "Breakfast for Dinner"
When Russy wants money from his dad, he knows who to consult: mom. Justine and Russy agree that the way to their dad's heart is through his stomach and that puts Russy in charge of Supper. After hearing an appetizing account of Rev's favorite meal: Breakfast for Dinner, Russy takes on the challenge and cooks chicken and waffles for the family; with a little help from his mom, of course. Will Rev love the food enough to throw Russy a bone?
Premiering Monday, June 16th at 9:00pmET/6:00pmPT
Eddie Russell is going to change the way America experiences pub food. He is on a pilgrimage to enlighten the cooks, barkeeps and grillers of the nation's watering holes that today's bar food can and should be both delicious and sophisticated. Answering the call from a desperate employee, Eddie swoops in, learns about the establishment's clientele, tastes what they serve in the bar and comes up with new, innovative, enticing bar foods that will not break the budget, but will bring in more dollars than the traditional fare.
Premiering Saturday, June 21st at 2:30pmET/11:30amPT
Pâtissier, chocolatier and cake maestro Julia Baker shares her secrets, passion and know-how in a new six part series on cooking sweet. From patisserie, baking and confectionery to salads and savories, from fast and easy to daring and dazzling, and from the basics to the totally stunning, it is a delicious journey through all things sweet. Join Julia as she dishes up a crash course in amazing sweet cooking with slices of her sweet life.
Man Fire Food
Premiering Tuesdays at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT
Man Fire Food features the inventive ways Americans cook with fire. From small campfires to creative custom-made grills and smokers, we visit home cooks, pitmasters, and chefs who are fascinated by fire and food. The smoke signals take host Roger Mooking across the country, including the American South for different styles of regional barbecue, the Pacific Northwest for a tribal salmon bake, and New England for a unique seafood feast. Man Fire Food celebrates the passion for building and cooking with fire.
- Premiering Tuesday, June 3rd at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT - "BBQ Sandwiches" - SEASON PREMIERE
Roger loves a great barbecue sandwich and when the meat is cooked low and slow and kissed with just the right amount of smoke, he rolls up his sleeves and digs in. Roger heads to The Barbecue Exchange for two sinfully delicious sandwiches packed with pulled pork and bacon. Then it is off to Papa KayJoe's BBQ in Centerville, Tennessee where pork, pickles, slaw and hot sauce are sandwiched between crispy corn cakes.
- Premiering Tuesday, June 10th at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT - "Carolina 'Cue"
In the Carolinas, barbecue is not just a tradition; it is a way of life. Roger heads to North and South Carolina to visit a couple of old school restaurants that have upheld a long tradition of mouthwatering barbecue for several generations. At Sweatman's in Holly Hill, South Carolina, whole hogs are cooked low and slow and then pulled and chopped into juicy, meaty perfection. In North Carolina, Roger visits Stamey's Barbecue in Greensboro for their Lexington-style barbecue where succulent pork shoulders are chopped and piled high on a bun, kissed with vinegar sauce, and crowned with slaw.
- Premiering Tuesday, June 17th at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT - "Fiery Mexican Feast"
Roger loves exploring cuisines from around the world. Mexican food is a favorite because of its complex, earthy flavors and tradition of cooking over a wood fire. Roger meets Chef Johnny Hernandez in San Antonio, Texas and cooks regional Mexican dishes in the ultimate outdoor kitchen. It is a feast of lamb barbacoa cooked low and slow in a pit, branzino stuffed with aromatics, wrapped in banana leaves and cooked around coals, and fresh corn tortillas toasted on a clay griddle. It is the ultimate fiery Mexican feast.
- Premiering Tuesday, June 24th at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT - "Small Packages, Big Flavors"
Good things come in small packages and that is especially true when it comes to artisanal food makers. Roger searches the Gulf States for tasty foods kissed with smoke and fire that deliver big flavors. In Austin, Texas a family roasts coffee the old fashioned way: small batches over a roaring fire without any electricity. Roger savors a cup and also learns how they use coffee in Texas barbecue. Then it is off to LaPlace, Louisiana for amazing smoked sausages, and tasso.
Online, flip through a gallery of Roger Mooking's own behind-the-scenes Instagram photos on his search for the coolest ways to cook with fire. Follow the action at #ManFireFood.
- Premiering Wednesday, June 4th at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT - "Camping"
Debi, Gabriele and the kids have never gone camping together as a family. Gabriele has always wanted to go, but it has taken a long time to convince Debi how fun it can be. Finally, Debi has agreed to give it a shot for just one night, so they pack up the car, the kids and Robert, and head upstate to a campground in the Catskills. Gabriele gets the fire started and makes a deliciousCampfire Flatbread. During the trip, they take in some local activities, before firing up the grill for the perfect camp-side stew, an Impruneta Peposo, with a tasty Farm Stand Salad.
- Premiering Wednesday, June 11th at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT - "Tuscan Soul Food"
One of Debi's oldest friends, Fab Five Freddy, has lived in Harlem for years and wants to show Debi and Gabriele some of his favorite haunts. They are leaving the girls behind today, so Debi and Gabriele whip up a Torta di Carote for them to have as an after-school snack. In Harlem, Freddy introduces them to chef and restaurateur Alexander Smalls, as they head to Alexander's apartment for a delicious dinner of Polenta Incanita with Pork Belly Cubes and Alexander's Black-Eyed Peas and Arugula Salad. Tuscan soul food at its finest!
- Premiering Wednesday, June 18th at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT - "All About the Girls"
Family time is a priority to this clan, and Debi and Gabriele always make sure they each have quality time with their daughters. Debi and Giulia cook up a delicious breakfast Frittata, while Gabriele and Evelina head to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens for some father-daughter time. Debi has a full circle moment when she takes her daughters to her childhood home; and back in the kitchen, Debi and Gabriele make some family favorites, including Polenta Pasticciata and Lentil Salad with Burrata.
- Premiering Wednesday, June 25th at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT - "Music Man"
These days Gabriele's known for his cooking, but his other passion has always been music. Debi and Gabriele are off to the iconic jazz club Birdland to see their friend Arturo O'Farrell play, but not before Gabriele makes a Café Shakerato, a quick pick-me-up! Gabriele makes a deal with Arturo that if he cooks for him, he can play in his next show at Birdland. Gabriele and Debi cook up a wonderful Tuscan meal of Shaved Artichoke on Arugula and Parmesan, Bresato Al Barolo and Gabriele recreates an old family recipe when he makes Panelle.
Online, catch up with Debi and Gabriele by watching season three, then read the couple's web-exclusive blogs about the best ingredients to splurge on, Italian cooking tips and more. Follow the conversation on Twitter #ExtraVirgin.
Korean Food Made Simple
- Premiering Saturday, June 7th at 12:30pmET/9:30amPT - "BBQ"
Judy Joo guides us through Korea's world famous BBQ classic dishes with the help of K-pop band, UKiss, and her parents. At home, she cooks up Korean-American Style BBQ Chicken, Grilled BBQ Rib-Eye Beef Served Korean-Style, and BBQ sides of Cucumber Kimchi and a simple Crunchy Radish Pickle.
- Premiering Saturday, June 14th at 12:30pmET/9:30amPT - "Soups and Stews"
Judy Joo visits rural Korea and some of the many food festivals in the autumn, celebrating the harvest and Kimchi, and samples the soups and stews eaten in Korean homes this time of year. Vegetables are the only ingredient in an award-winning restaurant run by a Buddhist monk in Seoul. At home, inspired by her travels, Judy makes a classic Harvest Stew, Braised Beef Kalbi Him, Pork and Kimchi Leftovers Stew and her own favorite Soft Tofu and Vegetable Stew.
- Premiering Saturday, June 21st at 12:30pmET/9:30amPT - "Korean Pantry"
Judy Joo introduces us to staples of the Korean pantry: chili paste, rice and green tea, while visiting a gochujang village, a rice harvest and tea plantations in rural Korea. Back home, she shows us how gochujang chili paste adds heat to her Krazy Korean Burger, cooks rice and grains the healthy and simple Korean way in her Five Grain Rice with Grilled Squid, and adds green tea to home baking, with a Green Tea Chiffon Cake.
- Premiering Monday, June 2nd at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT - "Portugril"
Churrasco is in Joe's blood: his mother and grandmother introduced him to the rich Portuguese culinary tradition that he feels is his duty to carry on in Canada. Portugril is his pride and joy and he has taken on a second full time job to keep it afloat. His daughter and restaurant manager Maria offers up the $15K of her savings in order to give Portugril the overhaul it needs. With Joe's family legacy and the livelihood of his daughter and infant granddaughter on the line, Chef Corbin Tomaszeski and designer Paula Velez will try to save his failing restaurant.
- Premiering Monday, June 9th at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT - "Classico Pizza & Pasta"
When Sam bought Classico, it was a busy restaurant and he thought this would be a turn-key operation, but this used-and-abused Italian joint is completely missing the mark. Passionate about the industry but stressed out beyond belief, Sam makes a plea for his lifestyle: he needs ChefAndrea Nicholson and designer Montana Burnett to help to make Classico a success so he can have the balance in work and life he has always wanted.
- Premiering Monday, June 16th at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT - "Simply Thai"
When Simply Thai opened ten years ago, owner Ooy prided herself on being the first Asian restaurant in the neighborhood. Since then, the area's dining and nightlife scene has exploded as Simply Thai has become just like any other run-down Thai place in the city. Chef Corbin Tomaszeskiand designer Cheryl Torrenueva will try to get Ooy to embrace change. In a last ditch effort to save her restaurant, will this traditional owner be pushed too far?
- Premiering Monday, June 23rd at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT - "Marky and Sparky's"
Is there room for an outsider in this family business? A third generation butcher, Frank opened his deli as a side business for his wife Mirella to run. Offering to-go soups and sandwiches, the deli goes largely overlooked, perhaps because it does not even have a sign! Frank feels that the deli could use a new player, in the form of BBQ expert and long-time customer Marcus. Restaurant Takeover sends in Chef Corbin Tomaszeski and designer Alison Milne to take this restaurant in a new direction. Will Mirella choose to share her dream, or lose it altogether?
Road Trip with G. Garvin
- Premiering Wednesday, June 4th at 9:00pmET/6:00pmPT - "Miami"
G. Garvin hits Miami, Fla., and heads to Crackers where he cooks up tender maple-glazed pork chops with a side of buttery sweet potato mash. Then he heads downtown to Batch Gastropub, for some of the best pork belly in town and a taste of their special blended cocktails. G. wraps things up in Coral Gables at Swine to taste their famous dish, the Hoppin' Jack Rabbit, and gets a lesson in how to make a Miami favorite; key lime pie.
- Premiering Wednesday, June 11th at 9:00pmET/6:00pmPT - "Ann Arbor"
G. Garvin heads west for a taste of the south in Ann Arbor, MI. The first stop is Grange Kitchen & Bar, a local eatery that is serving up southern fried specialties like fried pig head and deep fried apple pie. Then it is off to Zingerman's Roadhouse, where they combine two southern classics in one with their fried chicken mac n' cheese. G. wraps things up at Ron's Road House to taste some of their deliciously smoked BBQ sandwiches and sides.
- Premiering Wednesday, June 18th at 9:00pmET/6:00pmPT - "Best of New York"
On this road trip, G. Garvin sets off to find some of the best southern-inspired food the Empire State has to offer. First we head to Harlem, where Chef Ayala Donchin serves up decadent desserts at Evelyn's Kitchen. Next, we head to Peaches in Brooklyn where they take southern hospitality to a whole new level. Mouthwatering dishes like the black skillet chicken are seared and seasoned to perfection. G. wraps up his trip at the Rye Roadhouse for some authentic Cajun specialties including the popular blackened alligator.
- Premiering Wednesday, June 25th at 9:00pmET/6:00pmPT - "Ft. Lauderdale"
G. Garvin travels to Ft. Lauderdale on a mission that only he can accomplish. His first stop is Hot & Soul where husband-and-wife team Mike and Christy are serving up southern comfort specialties with a twist, like their Gnaughty Gnocchi with oxtail. Then at Southern Swank, G. heads into the kitchen and learns how to make their famous smoked beer can chicken. Later G. hits the high seas with Captain Jay and cooks up the catch of the day: tile fish over creamy cheesy grits.
Online, an interactive location map has G.'s web-only travel tips for every city he stops on the show, as well as web-only deleted scenes of G. uncovering more of the country's best Southern food onCookingChannelTV.com. Hit the road with #RoadTrip.
- Premiering Saturday, June 7th at 10:30amET/7:30amPT - "Come on Over"
It is a girl's night at Siba's with fabulous finger food and a super cool cocktail. There is stylish Hot Smoked Salmon-Topped Mfino Fritters, Sticky Chicken Winglets, a super easy Peppadew Dip, and Siba's Fruity Sundowner Cocktail. Throw in some store-bought sweet treats and Siba's best girlfriends and you have all the ingredients for a great girls' night in.
This year, Cooking Channel is heating things up with 100 reasons to love summer. We are mixing up the ideal formula for relaxed, easy entertaining with recipes for your summer party menu, complete with themes, decorating ideas and more. Fire up the grill for classics like burgers, dogs, grilled chicken and ribs, along with new ideas like grilled pizza, as well as grill-ready desserts. We are also paying tribute to the country's top regional summer foods with the best summer dishes from each of the fifty states. Planning a picnic? Get our most popular portable dishes, like easy pasta salad and Kelsey's peach pie. And take the worry out of weeknight meals with o