10 October 2016
 

 
Cooking Channel Celebrates This November With An All-New Season of Unique Sweets 
 
Plus: Don't Miss Special Thanksgiving Episodes of Food: Fact or Fiction?, Tia Mowry at Home and UpRooted
 
CookingChannelTV.com is Serving Up the Most Delicious, Decadent Thanksgiving Recipes and Holiday Entertaining Tips
 
Sarah Sharratt of NEW YORK - October 10, 2016 - Cooking Channel is jumping right into the Thanksgiving spirit this November, starting with a special episode of UpRooted where host Sarah Sharratt (left)puts a French twist on a classic American holiday on Saturday, November 5th at 9amET/6amPT. Then, Tia Mowry is opening up her home for the holidays with a special Thanksgiving-themed Tia Mowry at Home on Sunday, November 13th at 8pmET/5pmPT chock full of creative and tasty recipes. Then, get set for dessert with the sweet season premiere of Unique Sweets on Sunday, November 13th at 10pmET/7pmPT when Cooking Channel travels the country to find the most innovative treats out there. The Turkey Day fun continues on Food: Fact or Fiction? as Michael McKean hosts all-new episodes every Monday at 10pmET/7pmPT with a special Thanksgiving episode on Monday, November 14th. Also in November, don't miss premiere episodes of MasterChef Canada, Paul Hollywood City Bakes, Sugar Showdown and Unwrapped 2.0. CookingChannelTV.com is the go-to destination for Thanksgiving recipes, entertaining tips and holiday how-tos. Join the Cooking Channel conversation on Twitter and Facebook.
 
PREMIERE EPISODES
 
Food: Fact or Fiction?
  • Premiering Monday, November 7th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Hungry Eyes"Michael McKean of  Food: Fact or Fiction' on Cooking Channel
Host Michael McKean (right) chases rainbows to explain how our food's color can leave us tickled pink or feeling blue. Michael uncovers if cheddar cheese is really orange and if color can cause a taste bud blackout. Miss this golden opportunity to find out, and you may be left green with envy.
  • Premiering Monday, November 14th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Thanksgiving Winners" - THANKSGIVING EPISODE!
Host Michael McKean gives thanks for our favorite Thanksgiving grub. He uncovers whether the turkey or the country came first, how burnt marshmallows ended up on sweet potatoes and if a lawyer gave up his career to put cranberries in a can.
  • Premiering Monday, November 21st at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Between Two Breads"
Host Michael McKean opens up a sandwich discussion and cuts the crust off some "deli-cut" issues. He finds out if the sandwich was actually named after a guy named sandwich, the correct name for an Italian sandwich and if the burrito is on the docket of sandwich court.
  • Premiering Monday, November 28th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Eat Your Words"
Host Michael McKean minces words to get to the bottom of some famous food phrases. He finds out if the extra muffin in a baker's dozen could save a baker's life, what's really so cool about cucumbers and if you can literally butter someone up.
 
Online, challenge food knowledge in CookingChannelTV.com's new interactive video trivia game. Plus, find out the truth behind popular food urban legends like the five second rule, gum taking seven years to digest and more. Join the conversation with #FoodFactorFiction.
 
MasterChef Canada
  • Premiering Tuesday, November 1st at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Feast Your Eyes"
Fashion serves as inspiration for the top 11 home cooks in a team challenge where style is as important as substance.
Judges: Claudio Aprile, Michael Bonacini, Alvin Leung
  • Premiering Tuesday, November 8th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "From the Heart"
A Mystery Box Challenge compels the top 10 home cooks to bake with heart.
Judges: Claudio Aprile, Michael Bonacini, Alvin Leung
  • Premiering Tuesday, November 15th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Oktoberfest Feast"
The top 9 are split into three teams and face off in a gourmet sausage challenge to celebrate one of Canada's most popular international festivals.
Judges: Claudio Aprile, Michael Bonacini, Alvin Leung
  • Premiering Tuesday, November 22nd at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes"
The top 8 are divided into teams and tackle a set of intimidating ingredients inspired by a nursery rhyme.
Judges: Claudio Aprile, Michael Bonacini, Alvin Leung
  • Premiering Tuesday, November 29th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Out of this World"
Canadian Astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield inspires the top 7 home cooks with a special out of this world Mystery Box Challenge.
Judges: Claudio Aprile, Michael Bonacini, Alvin Leung
 
Online, watch web-only videos of the judges cooking tips and behind-the-scenes drama on CookingChannelTV.com. Join the conversation with #MasterChefCanada.
 
Paul Hollywood City Bakes
  • Premiering Saturday, November 5th at 9:30amET/6:30amPT - "Miami"
Paul Hollywood is in America's original seaside resort of Miami, Florida. Here he gets the chance to create his own version of the classic Florida key lime pie using a delicious but deceptively simple recipe.
  • Premiering Saturday, November 12th at 9:30amET/6:30amPT - "Munich" - SEASON FINALE!
Paul Hollywood is in Munich, Germany, where he learns the secret of its famous pretzels, tries baumkuchen, and makes a delicious beer hall favorite, a Dampfnudel dessert that's traditionally served hot with black cherries and custard.
 
Online, flip through photos of some of the world's best baked goods. Join the conversation with #CityBakes.
 
Sugar Showdown
  • Premiering Tuesday, November 1st at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Picnic Cupcakes"
Following an elimination round with lemonade as the mystery ingredient, the two finalists compete in front of host Josh Elkin and judges Duff Goldman, Jamika Pessoa and Jemma Wilson for $10,000 in a picnic-themed cupcake showdown.
  • Premiering Tuesday, November 8th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Backyard Barbecue Donuts"
Beer is the mystery ingredient that three bakers face in the elimination challenge. The two remaining bakers compete in front of host Josh Elkin and judges Zane Caplansky, Elizabeth Faulkner and Jamika Pessoa in a backyard barbecue-themed donut showdown, with $10,000 going to the victor.
  • Premiering Tuesday, November 15th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Tropical Island Cakes"
Three bakers battle it out for host Josh Elkin and judges Yolanda Gampp, Duff Goldman and Jemma Wilson in a speedy elimination round using coconut rum as their mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a tropical island-themed cake showdown.
  • Premiering Tuesday, November 22nd at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Tailgate Pies"
Three bakers competing in front of host Josh Elkin and judges Francine Bryson , Zane Caplansky and Eddie Jackson must use peanuts in the elimination round in order to make it to the $10,000 tailgate-themed pie showdown.
  • Premiering Tuesday, November 29th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Holiday Stocking Stuffer Donuts"
Holiday bakers compete in an elimination round where they must incorporate a gingerbread house into their donuts while competiting in front of host Josh Elkin and judges Raiza Costa, Jeff Mahin and Lorraine Pascale. The two most successful donutmakers will compete in a stocking stuffers-themed showdown. The winner takes home $10,000 and advances to the holiday championship finale
 
Online, check out the top 5 coolest cakes, doughnuts, pies and cupcakes. Join the conversation with #SugarShowdown.
 
Tia Mowry Thanksgiving at Home - Premiering Sunday, November 13th at 8pmET/5pmPT - THANKSGIVING SPECIAL!
Come along as Tia Mowry takes us inside her home for Thanksgiving with her closest family and friends. Tia will share her favorite holiday recipes, entertaining tips and more on the Thanksgiving special Tia Mowry Thanksgiving at Home!  
 
Online, findTia's tips at and join the Tia talk with #TiaMowryatHome.
 
Unique Sweets - Premiering Sunday, November 13th at 10pmET/7pmPT - SEASON PREMIERE!
Unique Sweets is an insider's peek into innovative eateries across America that are creating the most unique and exciting desserts today. These sweet spots cover the gamut: restaurants with revolutionary pastry chefs; candy shops inventing eye-popping confections; chocolate boutiques with wild artisanal flavors and bakeries producing one-of-a-kind pastries, cakes and cookies in the middle of the night. Wherever there are gooey, crunchy, sticky and sweet treats that you won't find anywhere else, Unique Sweets will take you there.
  • Premiering Sunday, November 13th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "SoCal Cool"
Unique Sweets is coasting through Southern California to cool down with the hottest frozen treats. At Snow Monster in Long Beach, they offer sophisticated ice cream creations, like macaron ice cream sandwiches and drinks topped with clouds of cotton candy. In Santa Ana, Cauldron Ice Cream specializes in small batches made with liquid nitrogen served in one-of-a-kind waffle cones while Front Porch Pops has 63 rotating hand-crafted ice pop flavors that can be dipped and decked out with toppings.
  • Premiering Sunday, November 20th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Sweet Twists on American Classics"
These special spots are putting sweet spins on American classics. The Doughnut Project in New York City offers savory-meets-sweet doughnuts, including a doughnut crossed with an everything bagel, and a chocolate cream doughnut flavored with bone marrow. In Miami, Sweetness Bake Shop gives childhood favorites tropical Latin twists, like a cinnamon-spice doughnut filled with dulce de leche and topped in chocolate frosting and a crispy churro. At The Dirty Cookie in Tustin, Calif., milk and cookies combine in edible cookie shot glasses!
  • Premiering Sunday, November 27th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Miami Sweets"
Unique Sweets is in the sweet spot of the Sunshine State, Miami! The folks at The Salty Donut pride themselves on their buttery 24-hour brioche doughnut dough and have fun with topping combinations like key lime pie and peach bourbon. L.A. Sweetz packs bold Latin flavors in their cupcakes, including tangy margarita and a decadent coconut cake dipped in dark rum and topped with dulce de leche buttercream. And ring the alarm for the pies at Fireman Derek's Bakeshop, which are piled high with layers of chocolate ganache, mousse and an array of sweet and salty toppings.
 
Online, watch web-only videos of the best doughnuts, pies, cupcakes and breakfasts across the country. Plus, find the best desserts near you on our interactive location map. Join the conversation with #UniqueSweets.
 
Unwrapped 2.0
  • Premering Sunday, November 6th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Inside Job"
Host Alfonso Ribeiro discovers how they get the filling on the inside by watching how Parla Chicken and Spinach Ravioli is made. Then he gets the lowdown on Lovely Candy Company's Superfruit Chews and finds out what's in a Colt's Bolt. Finally, check out how cheddar cheese gets fired up at Sweetwater Valley Farm.
  • Premeirng Sunday, November 13th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "It's a Rainbow"
It's a kaleidoscope of color as host Alfonso Ribeiro finds out how RW Garcia make their tortilla chips so vibrantly red. Then it's off to Amy's Kitchen for their multicolored, palate-pleasing Thai Red Curry Bowl. All the colors of the spectrum are baked in Caroline's Cakes' Over the Rainbow Cake and Jelly Belly creates an assortment of Rainforest Animal-Shaped Fruit Snacks.
  • Premiering Sunday, November 20th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Sweet Sensations"
Host Alfonso Ribeiro gets a sweet sensation from treats like the iconic Sugar Daddy, colorful Warheads Chewy Cubes, and the luscious Milk Chocolate with Caramel Squares from Ghirardelli. Then, see how much fun it is to watch Mrs. Freshley's Peanut Butter Swiss Rolls get their signature swirl.
  • Premiering Sunday, November 27th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Freaky Flavors"
Host Alfonso Ribeiro highlights snacks with some freaky flavors! From Upton's Naturals Bacon Seitan to the Smoked Nib Brittle from Olive and Sinclair, to Trolli Sour Brite Crawlers, these curious treats are good eats. Then, spin the Jelly Belly BeanBoozled wheel for a serious flavor surprise.
 
Online, flip through CookingChannelTV.com's gallery of fascinating food factory facts on CookingChannelTV.com. Join the conversation with #Unwrapped.
 
UpRooted
  • Premiering Saturday, November 5th at 9amET/6amPT - "A French Thanksgiving" - THANKSGIVING EPISODE!
Celebrating American Thanksgiving in France has its challenges. Host Sarah Sharratt pulls off a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with the help of her local butcher and family members visiting from the US. Wanting to add a French twist to her meal, Sarah collects fresh vegetables from a vibrant local market to make a Ratatouille to go along with Butternut Squash Soup, Stuffed Turkey and Pumpkin Pie.
  • Premiering Saturday, November 12th at 9amET/6amPT - "The Pigeon Hunt"
Host Sarah Sharratt is invited by her local mayor to accompany him on a seasonal pigeon hunt; a tradition that dates back hundreds of years in the region. The hunters inspire Sarah to throw a dinner party featuring Pigeon Stuffed with Sausage and Fennel Seeds and Pommes Dauphinoise (potato gratin). For dessert Sarah makes an Apple and Armagnac Tresse.
  • Premiering Saturday, November 26th at 9amET/6amPT - "The Nut Route"
Host Sarah Sharratt visits a local walnut farm and nut oil press, using these versatile nuts to make a Walnut Ravioli in a Cream Sauce, a Rolled Leg of Lamb with Walnut and Arugula Stuffing, and a Walnut Tart with Butterscotch Sauce inspired by her local bakery.
 
Online, watch web-only videos of Sarah's tricks for navigating a farmers market and French dining secrets on CookingChannelTV.com. Join the conversation with #UpRooted.
 
DIGITAL CONTENT

Thanksgiving: Unstuffed
Check out CookingChannelTV.com's one-stop Thanksgiving cheat sheet: Get first-time hosting tips, the best recipes (turkey, starters, sides, sweets and drinks), comprehensive how-tos and clever decorating ideas. Plus find brand new web-only videos and recipes from Tia Mowry's Thanksgiving special.
 
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