Friday, April 1, 2011

Foodie News: Cooking Channel April 2011 Highlights


Two Tasty Primetime Premieres: ‘Eat Street’ and ‘Unique Sweets’

Plus: The ‘Urban Grocer’ Special and New Episodes of Cooking Channel Favorites

This April, Cooking Channel premieres two new series, a featured special, and countless new episodes of hit shows. Comedian James Cunningham takes his food truck curiosity to the streets as he searches for irresistible street food on Eat Street premiering Tuesday, April 12th at 8pm ET/5pm PT. The sweetest desserts and inventive eateries are featured on Unique Sweets premiering Sunday, April 24th at 10:30pm ET/7:30pm PT. Caitlin Zaino travels to Argentina in search of the best urban food spots in the primetime special The Urban Grocer premiering Sunday, April 10th at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. Plus, brand new episodes of Cooking Channel favorites like Extra Virgin, Hungry Girl, The Minimalist, and Unique Eats premiere throughout the month. Fans can join in the fun by participating in The Perfect 3 Recipe Contest on for the chance to film their own how-to cooking webisode alongside Cooking Channel’s Kelsey Nixon. Join the Cooking Channel conversation on Facebook and Twitter.


Eat Street

Eat St. is a lip-smacking celebration of North America’s tastiest, messiest, and most irresistible street food. Host and comedian, James Cunningham travels across the country to find the very best curbside eats, from Tijuana-style tacos served out of an Airstream trailer to brick oven-style pizza baked on wheels. The true stars of this show are the street food mavericks themselves, with their innovative takes on mobile meals and inspiring stories to tell. Food cart fare is the hottest trend going, and Eat St. is the grease-stained roadmap to the ultimate street food experience. In addition, the Eat St. App – that uses GPS to track street fare – will also be available for download this spring.

· Premieres Tuesday, April 12th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Grilled Cheese Truck (Los Angeles), Izzoz Tacos and G’Raj Mahal (Austin, Texas), Schnitzel & Things (New York)

· Premieres Tuesday, April 19th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Brunch Box (Portland, Ore.), Big Gay Ice Cream Truck (New York), Sâuçá (Washington, D.C.), Where Ya At (Seattle)

· Premieres Tuesday, April 26th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Frysmith (Los Angeles), Crème de la Crème (Portland, Ore.), Sugar Philly Truck (Philadelphia), Fusion Taco (Houston)

Unique Sweets

Unique Sweets is an insider’s peek into innovative eateries across America creating unique and exciting desserts. Filled with gooey, crunchy, sticky and sweet treats, each 30-minute episode of this primetime Cooking Channel series runs the gamut on the sweet spectrum: restaurants with revolutionary pastry chefs, candy shops inventing eye-popping confections, chocolate boutiques with wild artisanal flavors, and bakeries producing one-of-a-kind creations in the middle of the night.

· Premiering Sunday, April 24th at 10:30pm ET/7:30pm PT – SERIES PREMIERE!

Pies are anything but humble in the hands of these innovative bakers. Whether it’s a Seattle shop that imagines pies on sticks or in jars, a San Francisco baker who likes his pies on the spicy side, or pies both deliciously peculiar and uniquely down-home coming from New York City, the pie has arrived.


The Urban Grocer

Premieres Sunday, April 10th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Join the Urban Grocer, Caitlin Zaino, as she tours the best, freshest urban food spots in Buenos Aires, Argentina. From the posh to the underground, from the main stream to the off-the-beaten-path, Caitlin seeks to discover the most innovative, cutting edge foodstuffs this city has to offer. She plans to capture the heart and soul of the new generation that leads the way in nouveau Argentine food and to find out what they care about while discovering how the city's history informs the way that they are now defining the future.


New episodes of hit Cooking Channel series air throughout April.

Ciao America – April 1st at 9pm ET/6pm PT

David Rocco’s Dolce Vita – April 2nd, April 16th and April 23rd at 1:30pm ET/10:30am PT

Extra Virgin – April 6th and April 13th at 10pm ET/7pm PT

Food(ography) – April 3rd, April 17th and April 24th at 9pm ET/6pm PT

Giada’s Weekend Getaways – April 1st, April 8th, April 15th and April 22nd at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Hungry Girl – April 16th at 4pm ET/1pm PT

Luke Nquyen’s Vietnam – April 3rd and April 10th at 12:30pm ET/9:30am PT

The Minimalist – April 3rd, April 10th, April 17th and April 24th at 10:30am ET/7:30am PT

Secret Life Of – April 7th at 12:30pm ET/9:30am PT

Sweet Dreams – April 4th-8th, April 11th-15th and April 19th-22nd at 10:30am ET/7:30am PT

Unique Eats – April 3rd (Season Premiere), April 10th, April 17th and April 24th at 10pm ET/7pm PT


Beginning in mid-March and running through April 4, 2011, fans can sign up for’s The Perfect 3 Recipe Contest, a contest that invites fans to submit their perfect recipe for thirteen categories, such as Brownies, Tacos, Cakes, Burgers, and Pancakes. The full list of categories can be found at

Three finalists from each category will then be chosen to submit a “how to” video for their recipe and fans will vote for their favorites on The ultimate winners for each category will then be flown to New York City to film their own The Perfect 3 webisode alongside Cooking Channel star Kelsey Nixon. For more information, please visit

For complete rules, visit

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