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Cooking Channel February 2013 Highlights

By April MacIntyre Jan 24, 2013, 22:51 GMT

Cooking Channel February 2013 Highlights

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COOKING CHANNEL FEBRUARY 2013 HIGHLIGHTS

Aarti Sequeira continues her journey around the world in Taste in Translation with brand new episodes on Fridays at 9pmET/6pmPT, and Drop 5 Lbs with Good Housekeeping offers tips on living a healthy lifestyle in premiere episodes Saturdays at 10:30amET/7:30amPT.

Riding the healthy wave, Bobby Deen serves up delicious, yet calorie-conscious recipes in new episodes of Not My Mama's Meals on Wednesdays at 9pmET/6pmPT. Celebrate the Chinese New Year on Sunday, February 10th at 8pmET/5pmPT with Ching-He Huang as she makes a modern version of the traditional meal and explores decorations, legends and traditions associated with the holiday.

On Wednesday, February 13th at 10pmET/7pmPT, Chrissy Teigen joins her fiancé John Legend on a journey to Tennessee in Chrissy Teigen's Hungry, as they taste their way through wedding venues in the Smoky Mountains.

Cooking Channel also serves up a sneak peek inside the restaurants of today's hottest celebrities with David Burtka in Celebrity Dish premiering Sunday, February 17th at 8pmET/5pmPT. During the coldest months, CookingChannelTV.com offers all the winter recipes to warm up any belly. Join the Cooking Channel conversation on Twitter and Facebook.

PRIMETIME SPECIALS

Ching's Chinese New Year - Premiering Sunday, February 10th at 8pmET/5pmPT

It's the blueprint for the ultimate Chinese New Year's feast, and Ching's got everything covered. From incredibly delicious and easy dishes, to decorations, traditions, legends and the world famous San Francisco Parade, it's a modern take on the traditional meal - a do-at-home game plan that everyone can follow.

Get Ching's best recipes for a lucky and prosperous New Year at CookingChannelTV.com

Chrissy Teigen's Hungry - Premiering Wednesday, February 13th at 10pmET/7pmPT

Join food fanatic, swimsuit model, and avid blogger Chrissy Teigen as she and husband-to-be John Legend embark on their wedding menu tasting adventure. Chrissy heads to Blackberry Farm, set in the scenic Smoky Mountain foothills in Tennessee to sample rugged yet refined fare, from braised beef short ribs to slow-simmered blackberry jam. Along the way, Chrissy becomes one with her surroundings, rolling around in mud, and hunting and gathering ingredients for breakfast. Your average wedding preparation? Never. This adventure is over-the-top, delicious, chaotic, and above all else, totally Chrissy.

Taste Chrissy Teigen's rugged yet refined wedding menu recipes from Blackberry Farms at CookingChannelTV.com.

Celebrity Dish - Premiering Sunday, February 17th at 8pmET/5pmPT

Celebrity Dish, hosted by David Burtka, takes viewers across the country for a special peek inside food spots owned by today's hottest celebrities.

Eat like a star at CookingChannelTV.com with top recipes from restaurants owned by some of today's hottest celebrities featured on Celebrity Dish.

FEATURED SERIES

Taste in Translation

Premiering Friday, February 1st at 9pmET/6pmPT - "BBQ"

If you think barbecue is strictly an American tradition, think again! In many countries grilling meat is more than just a meal - it's an obsession. This episode takes on Braai, South Africa's version of a cookout, and Japan's favorite barbeque at Takashi to learn the fascinating history behind this popular grilling style and the shocking ingredients they love. Next, chef and award-winning cookbook author Louisa Shafia combines unlikely flavors to excite Iran's Persian palette. Plus, this episode highlights Argentinean family-style parrillada, a mix of meat and vegetables big enough to feed everyone, and finally back in the states, the number one barbecue favorite is revealed. 

Premiering Friday, February 8th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Date Night"

American sweethearts rely on candles, dinner, and soft music to create the perfect date night, but what about the rest of the world? From savoring romantic small bites in Spain at El Quinto Pino, to saying "je t'aime" with authentic chocolate from an acclaimed French chocolatier, each country specializes in romance differently.  Also, the episode covers Nigel Spence's Ripe in Jamaica, a restaurant that features a unique stew with a very special ingredient and a drink proven to be an aphrodisiac. Additionally, Thai chef Hong Thaimee of Ngam shows viewers the favorite steamy date night dish in Thailand. Plus, America's oven-baked favorite is perfect for sharing with the one you love.

Flip through the Taste in Translation gallery of the most popular dishes from around the globe at CookingChannelTV.com.

Drop 5 lbs with Good Housekeeping

Premiering Saturday, February 2nd at 10:30amET/7:30amPT - "Boost Your Mood Food"

Add a spring to your step and a smile to your face with mood-boosting recipes and ideas from the Drop 5 team.  Recipes from Melissa d'Arabian include Chipotle Orange Glazed Salmon, a hearty Red Lentil and Vegetable Soup, and Pistachio and Tart Cherry Chocolate Bark.  Samantha Cassetty explains which foods are mood enhancers, and Aarti Sequeira goes out in search of some mood-lifting exercise tips.

Premiering Saturday, February 9th at 10:30amET/7:30amPT - "Be Sweet to Your Waistline"

It is possible to indulge in sweets without derailing a healthy lifestyle. Melissa d'Arabian bakes up an Apple Oat Crisp that's warm and comforting, plus Whole Grain Ginger Snaps that are a little spicy, a little chewy, and 100 percent guilt free. Aarti Sequeira heads to an ice cream shop for a few scoops of advice on how to enjoy ice cream sensibly.  She then joins Samantha Cassetty in the Good Housekeeping Research Institute to get the unsugar-coated truth on the variety of sweeteners available today.

Premiering Saturday, February 16th at 10:30amET/7:30amPT - "Meal and Lifestyle Makeover"

Get ready for a makeover, in body and mind. The Drop 5 team delivers recipe makeovers of popular, indulgent foods, tips for eating healthfully at your favorite Thai restaurant and ideas to keep any exercise routine interesting and productive. Recipes include: Pad Thai, Pulled Pork Sandwiches and Caesar Salad.

Premiering Saturday, February 23rd at 10:30amET/7:30amPT - "Healthy Comfort Food"

Drop 5 without losing delicious comfort foods. Melissa d'Arabian shares recipes for a slimmed-down Mac- N-Cheese and Chicken Pot Pie with all the flavor but a fraction of the fat and calories. A special guest joins to shed light on the comforting nature of food, emotional eating, what causes over-eating, and what to do about it. Aarti Sequeira joins Good Housekeeping Nutrition Director Samantha Cassetty at a New York City restaurant to see how a top chef makes his decadent mac and cheese.

Get Melissa d'Arabian's tips on getting your kids to eat healthy at CookingChannelTV.com.

Not My Mama's Meals

Premiering Wednesday, February 13th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Mediterranean"

Bobby Deen heads to Café Mogador to learn how to make the healthiest hummus and Cucumber Yogurt Dip for his Lamb Kabobs. Then, Bobby's friend, Rachel McBride swings by to help him finish his Mediterranean menu.

Premiering Wednesday, February 20th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Farm to Table"

Bobby Deen gets down and dirty picking loads of fresh vegetables and learning all about their nutritional value. He's turns his mom's fries into Veggie Fries with all the goodies he gathers. He also gets an herb lesson from his farmer friend Ron Binaghi. Later, Bobby invites Ron to join him in the kitchen  for a meal he won't forget.

PREMIERE EPISODES

Brunch @ Bobby's

Premiering Thursday, February 14th at 9:30pmET/6:30pmPT - "Bourbon Street"

Premiering Thursday, February 21st at 9:30pmET/6:30pmPT - "SOBE Style"

Premiering Thursday, February 28th at 9:30pmET/6:30pmPT - "Southern Brunch"

Emeril's Florida

Premiering Sunday, February 3rd at 10:30amET/7:30amPT - "Emeril's Florida Tailgate Challenge"

Premiering Sunday, February 10th at 10:30amET/7:30amPT - "Kissimmee"

Premiering Sunday, February 17th at 10:30amET/7:30amPT - "Florida's Beach Restaurants"

Premiering Sunday, February 24th at 10:30amET/7:30amPT - "Miami"

Extra Virgin

Premiering Wednesday, February 13th at 9:30pmET/6:30pmPT - "Urban Green"

Grow Your Own Drugs

Premiering Saturday, February 2nd at 12:30pmET/9:30amPT - "Exotic Plants"

Premiering Saturday, February 9th at 12:30pmET/9:30amPT - "Petals"

Premiering Saturday, February 16th at 12:30pmET/9:30amPT - "Shrubs & Trees"

Premiering Saturday, February 23rd at 12:30pmET/9:30amPT - "Wild Plants"

Hook, Line & Dinner

Premiering Thursday, February 21st at 8pmET/5pmPT - "Michigan"

Unique Sweets

Premiering Sunday, February 3rd at 10:30pmET/7:30pmPT - "Sweet Crafters"

Premiering Sunday, February 10th at 10:30pmET/7:30pmPT - "Rise and Shine"

Premiering Sunday, February 24th at 10:30pmET/7:30pmPT - "Something Old, Something New"

DIGITAL CONTENT

Celebrate Mardi Gras with Cooking Channel

Whether you're hosting a Mardi Gras party, looking for an authentic New Orleans dinner or just want to raise a glass to the Big Easy, Cooking Channel has the best authentic Cajun recipes for the occasion. Enjoy a Café du Monde favorite at home with a copycat beignet recipe, get in on the ultimate Monday tradition with classic Red Beans and Rice or celebrate Mardi Gras with the party-perfect Hurricane paired with Gumbo Hand Pies, Boudin Bites and Spicy Cajun Skewers.

Get the recipes: Top Cajun Recipes and Mardi Gras Party Foods

Get Top Party Appetizers and Cocktails for an Oscars Party

Just because you didn't get an invite to the red carpet doesn't mean you can't party like a movie star. Get Cooking Channel's top party appetizers and cocktail recipes and host an Oscar-themed party. Browse a gallery of drinks and bites that complement each other perfectly, design a signature cocktail themed after your pick for Best Picture, or channel classic Hollywood with these old-school cocktail recipes. Plus, we've got 15 drinks for a  crowd, party-planning tips, Cooking Channel's own all-star drink recipes, and a perfect martini if you're rooting for Adele's song Skyfall. 

Get the recipes: Top Appetizers and Our Best Cocktails

Cooking Channel YouTube: New Episodes of Fodder, Good to Know and Food Bites

Fodder

The funniest food show you've never seen is back for season two. Every Monday, catch a new episode of Fodder, an original sketch comedy series that points the camera at our culture's growing obsession with all things edible. This smart and savvy parody takes on restaurants, bars, food entertainment and more as it explores why we just can't stop talking about our food.

Premieres on the following days:

Premiering Thursday, January 24th

Premiering Monday, January 28th

Premiering Monday, February 4th

Good to Know

Every Tuesday, hosts Dan Pashman and Laurie March offer up how-to's, DIYs and hacks to simplify and inspire your time spent in the kitchen and around the house.  Whether you're entertaining for the holidays or getting ready to spring-clean your kitchen, we've got solutions that you'll find good to know.

Premieres on the following days:

Premiering Tuesday, January 22nd

Premiering Tuesday, January 29th

Premiering Tuesday, February 5th

Food Bites

Taste test the best (and worst) of food television every Thursday on Cooking Channel's new show Food Bites. Join host Adam Gertler (Food Network Star, Kid in a Candy Store) every Thursday as he takes his steak knife to the world of food, with nothing off limits and everything served up with a dash of humor.

Premieres on the following days:

Premiering Thursday, January 24th

Premiering Thursday, January 31st

Premiering Thursday, February 7th



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