09 September 2016
Cooking Channel Favorites 'Food: Fact or Fiction?' and 'Unwrapped 2.0' Return This October With All-New Seasons
Plus: Take a Trip to France with New Series UpRooted
CookingChannelTV.com is Serving Up Fall Recipes For Everything from Halloween to Oktoberfest
NEW YORK - September 9, 2016 - Cooking Channel gets set to explore this October with new series and new seasons, starting with the all-new series UpRooted premiering Saturday, October 1st at 9amET/6amPT, where viewers will follow the adventures of mom, classically trained chef and foodie Sarah Sharratt as she sets out for a new way of life with her husband and kids in rural France, learning the most delicious and decadent authentic local recipes along the way. Then, it's the season premiere of MasterChef Canada on Tuesday, October 4th at 8pmET/5pmPT where home cooks are given the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in the kitchen and win the title of Canada's next MasterChef. Next up, Upwrapped 2.0 returns for a new season on Sunday, October 9th at 9pmET/6pmPT with host Alfonso Ribeiro uncovering the secrets behind the most iconic snacks and treats including everything from BBQ to sour candies to sweet treats. Finally, catch the season premiere of Food: Fact or Fiction? on Monday, October 24th at 10pmET/7pmPT to find out the truth behind age-old adages and fascinating food mysteries that surround the world's favorite foods with host Michael McKean. Also in October, don't miss premiere episodes of Haylie's America, Paul Hollywood City Bakes and Sugar Showdown. CookingChannelTV.com is the go-to destination for October recipes, serving up everything from Halloween treats to classic German dishes perfect for Oktoberfest. Join the Cooking Channel conversation on Twitter and Facebook.
Michael McKean of Cooking Channel's 'Food: Fact or Fiction?'
Food: Fact or Fiction? - Premiering Monday, October 24th at 10pmET/7pmPT
Do carrots really improve our eyesight? Did the Italians really invent pizza? Did salt win the Civil War? On Food: Fact or Fiction? host Michael McKean explores age-old adages and uncovers fascinating food mysteries that are baked inside everything we eat. From pancakes to burgers to apple pie, Food: Fact or Fiction? will reveal the accidental discoveries, clever marketing ploys and war propaganda campaigns that have flavored favorite dishes with a spoonful of fact and a dash of fiction.
  • Premiering Monday, October 24th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Hole in One" - SEASON PREMIERE!
Host Michael McKean shares the "hole" story of everyone's favorite middle-missing baked goods. See if donuts helped bring about the end of Word War I, if the secret to New York bagels lies in the city's water and how bundt cakes went from headlining brunch to saving lives.
  • Premiering Monday, October 31st at 10pm/7pmPT - "The Kitchen of Good and Evil"
Host Michael McKean separates the good from the bad on some downright wicked food tales. He uncovers whether beer's spirits were put there by witches, if the pretzel is pious or if its story is full of twists and if the heavenly-tasting angel food cake is really just a little devil.
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.
Haylie's America
  • Premiering Thursday, October 6th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "NYC Whirlwind"
Haylie Duff travels to New York for a guest appearance on the Food Network show The Kitchen. While in the city, Haylie meets her friend Eden Grinshpan to check out a Peruvian restaurant that's getting a lot of hype. Then she heads over to Brooklyn, where she checks out a delicious Korean barbecue spot with Chef Deuki Hong. The next day, Haylie learns about the "original" sloppy joe sandwich before heading to the set of The Kitchen, where she cooks up her Open-Faced Baguette with Brie and Port-Soaked Cherries.
  • Premiering Thursday, October 13th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Long Time No Sea, Food"
Haylie Duff's childhood friend Alanna Masterson of The Walking Dead is leaving Los Angeles soon for work, but before she goes the women meet up for a "moms-only" lunch in LA for a poke-burrito mashup, followed by a baby play date. Haylie draws inspiration from their Asian-Fusion lunch when she gathers ingredients for her Chili Miso Seafood Pasta dinner.
  • Premiering Thursday, October 20th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Haylie's Texas Homecoming"
Haylie Duff is heading home to Texas, hanging out in Austin with friends and family, digging into a bacon, egg and pimento cheese sandwich and loaded hash brown bowl, before tasting some award-winning queso. Then she packs her bags, and a savory blue ribbon pie with mushrooms and gruyere cheese, for Texas hill country where she and her cousins compete in a pie competition.
  • Premiering Thursday, October 27th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Carnival Showdown" - SEASON FINALE!
It's Duff vs. Duff, in a playful food smackdown between Haylie Duff and Duff Goldman! The two take to the LA County Fair where food chaos and trouble are on the menu.
Online, Haylie shares her five favorite things about each city. Join the conversation with #Haylie'sAmerica. 
MasterChef Canada - Premiering Tuesday, October 4th at 8pmET/5pmPT
Home cooks from coast-to-coast have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to demonstrate their passion for food, while competing for the title of Canada's next MasterChef.
  • Premiering Tuesday, October 4th at 8pmET/5pmPT - "Yes, No, Maybe So" - SEASON PREMIERE!
The best 40 home cooks in the country audition for an apron and a spot in MasterChef Canada's top 14.
Judges: Claudio Aprile, Michael Bonacini, Alvin Leung
  • Premiering Tuesday, October 4th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "A Cut Above"
The 18 home cooks who earned a second chance at the auditions face two grueling culinary challenges that will either send them home or propel them into the top 14.
Judges: Claudio Aprile, Michael Bonacini, Alvin Leung
  • Premiering Tuesday, October 11th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "At Home and Abroad"
The top 14 home cooks face a Canadian-themed Mystery Box and an Elimination Challenge inspired by the judges' diverse backgrounds.
Judges: Claudio Aprile, Michael Bonacini, Alvin Leung
  • Premiering Tuesday, October 18th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Trial By Fire"
In their first team challenge, the top 13 honor Canadian firefighting heroes as they compete in a rib cook-off.
Judges: Claudio Aprile, Michael Bonacini, Alvin Leung
  • Premiering Tuesday, October 25th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Off The Hook"
The top 12 pair up in a cooperative Mystery Box Challenge, followed by an Elimination Challenge involving plenty of strategically assigned fish.
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, October 1st at 9:30amET/6:30amPT - "St. Petersburg"
Braving sub-zero temperatures, Paul Hollywood is in St. Petersburg, Russia, sampling layered Honey Cake and Vatrushka, a delicate curd tart. Yet it's the Russian pies, with intricate pastry patterns covering sweet and savory fillings, that steal his heart.
  • Premiering Saturday, October 8th at 9:30amET/6:30amPT - "Naples"
Paul Hollywood is in Naples, Italy, the home of pizza! He also discovers the Neapolitan rum baba -- a light yeasted bun in rum syrup; and the multi-layered sfogliatelle -- filled with fruit and cream. Later he bakes a classic dark chocolate Caprese Cake.
  • Premiering Saturday, October 15th at 9:30amET/6:30amPT - "Copenhagen"
In Copenhagen, Denmark, Paul Hollywood meets Mette Blomsterberg, a local baker and celebrity. She teaches him how to make Kranskake, a tower of delicious almond cookies, that's easy to make, yet makes an impressive centerpiece.
  • Premiering Saturday, October 22nd at 9:30amET/6:30amPT - "Madrid"
Paul Hollywood meets up with his friend, Omar Allibhoy, a Madrid, Spain, native who knows all the best places to eat in this capital city. At a bakery set up to supply the Spanish Royal Family, Paul finds traditional choux pastry treats filled with a sweet cream.
  • Premiering Saturday, October 29th at 9:30amET/6:30amPT - "Warsaw"
Paul Hollywood is in Warsaw, Poland, discovering a cafe scene at Odette that would out-do even the best Paris can offer. With head chef, Jarek Nowakowski, Paul creates a new take on the Polish babka, a sponge flavored with citrus, honey and coconut.
Online, flip through photos of some of the world's best baked goods. Join the conversation with #CityBakes.
Sugar Showdown
  • Premiering Tuesday, October 4th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Kids Hide and Seek Cupcakes"
Talented kid bakers compete for host Josh Elkin and judges Elizabeth Chambers, Duff Goldman and Elise Strachan in a speedy elimination round with pink peppercorns as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a special hide-and-seek-themed kids cupcake showdown.
  • Premiering Tuesday, October 11th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Harvest Donuts"
Three bakers compete for host Josh Elkin and judges Zane Caplansky, Harry Eastwood and Yolanda Gampp in a speedy elimination round using cranberries. Then, the two finalists compete for $10,000 in a harvest-themed donut showdown.
  • Premiering Tuesday, October 18th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Into the Woods Cakes"
Three bakers compete in a speedy elimination round for host Josh Elkin and judges Eddie Jackson, Maggie McKeown and Laura Vitale using maple syrup as their mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in an into the woods-themed cake showdown.
  • Premiering Tuesday, October 25th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "It's a Small World Pies"
Bakers compete for host Josh Elkin and judges Harry Eastwood, Sharone Hakmanin and Jamika Pessoa in a speedy elimination round with mini marshmallows as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a pie showdown themed around "It's a Small World."
Online, check out the top 5 coolest cakes, doughnuts, pies and cupcakes you'll ever see at. Join the conversation with #SugarShowdown.
Unwrapped 2.0 - Premiering Sunday, October 9th at 9pmET/6pmPT
Unwrapped 2.0 is a fun and fascinating look at the amazing processes, great stories and interesting people behind the creation of America's favorite snacks. Hosted by Alfonso Ribeiro, Unwrapped 2.0 features everything from classic childhood treats to the latest candy crazes. Whether you like your snacks sweet or savory, crispy or gooey, Unwrapped 2.0 offers behind-the-scenes access to get you a front row seat to see them made.
  • Premiering Sunday, October 9th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Backyard Cookout" - SEASON PREMIERE!
Host Alfonso Ribeiro reveals the secrets behind heat-and-eat barbecue from Farm Rich Smokehouse, the super yellow color of French's Mustard and the sweet-sour punch of Mt. Olive Bread and Butter Pickles. Plus, Christie Cookie Co.'s serious Chocolate Brownies are packed with three types of luscious chocolate and a surprising ingredient.
  • Premiering Sunday, October 16th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Local Legends"
Host Alfonso Ribeiro takes a tour of local legends, from Tennessee's iconic Jack Daniel's Whiskey to the Fannie May factory in Ohio where sweet Buckeyes are made. He also finds out how a novel mix of hard candy and gum became the Charms Blow Pop and why you don't have to travel to NYC for the Original Soupman's tasty Chicken Gumbo.
  • Premiering Sunday, October 23rd at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Tongue Twister"
Host Alfonso Ribeiro tries Warheads Extreme Sour Hard Candy, a treat that almost requires a warning label, sees how Frank's RedHot gets its heat and takes a peek at a dynamite mole sauce from Rico Chicken Tamales. Then, Bissinger's Apple Ghost Chili Salt Caramels singe the tongue with a unique mix of chocolate, apples and hot peppers.
  • Premiering Sunday, October 30th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Layers of Flavor"
Host Alfonso Ribeiro explores layer after layer of flavor when he gets the inside scoop on Tootsie's Caramel Apple Pops, Bissinger's Coconut Caramel Chocolate Bar and Tastykake's Cherry Sweet Rolls. Then, see how fun it is to watch Parla's Asiago Tortellini get its quadruple cheese filling.
Online, flip through CookingChannelTV.com's gallery of fascinating food factory facts on CookingChannelTV.com. Join the conversation with #Unwrapped.
UpRooted - Premiering Saturday, October 1st at 9amET/6amPT
UpRooted follows the adventures of North American mom, Cordon Bleu-trained chef and enthusiastic food lover Sarah Sharratt as she navigates her way through a new life in rural France, experiencing as much of the culture, people and food as she can until she is "uprooted" somewhere new.
  • Premiering Saturday, October 1st at 9amET/6amPT - "UpRooted to France" - SERIES PREMIERE!
Join host Sarah Sharratt as she begins her culinary adventure in rural France. She visits a traditional festival that celebrates all things mushroom and gets put to work at her local cheese maker. With the kids away, Sarah prepares a date night menu for her husband that includes a Cream of Cepe Mushroom Soup, a Provence-inspired Roast Chicken with Lemon, Artichoke and Peppers, and Mini Pear and Ginger Cakes.
  • Premiering Saturday, October 8th at 9amET/6amPT - "French Barbecue"
A trip to a prehistoric cave site with drawings dating back 20,000 years gets host Sarah Sharratt thinking about the earliest hunters and gatherers. Inspired by this trip, Sarah hosts a barbecue party for her visiting family and new French friends. She prepares Dry Rubbed Bison Roast, BBQ Beef and Boar, Farro and Roasted Vegetable Salad, Bob's Chimichurra Sauce and Cherry Clafoutis.
  • Premiering Saturday, October 15th at 9amET/6amPT - "A French Picnic"
Something as simple as a family picnic has an elegance in France. Host Sarah Sharratt's picnic menu consists of Egg and Goat Cheese Filo Tarts, Spaghetti Frittata, Strawberry Lemonade and Strawberry Cobblers in a Jam Jar. Sarah also visits a goat cheese maker in the famous cliffside village of Rocamadour, and helps with a strawberry harvest in a local greenhouse.
  • Premiering Saturday, October 22nd at 9amET/6amPT - "Springtime in France"
Spring has arrived in France and host Sarah Sharratt is hosting friends for a seasonally-inspired lunch. Sarah loves to indulge her guests with French classics and the spring menu is sure to please: Benoit's Duck Pate, freshly-picked White Asparagus with Gribiche Sauce and a Creamy Lemon Posset. Lucky for Sarah, there is a food adventure behind each dish.
  • Premieing Saturday, October 29th at 9amET/6amPT - "A Food Lover in Paris"
Host Sarah Sharratt explores the modern food scene in Paris and sets out to better understand how Parisians eat. From food markets to luxury food shops, a private dinner party to a private cooking lesson with the city's hottest chef, Sarah leaves no cocktail unmixed or pastry uneaten in her gastronomic quest.
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.
Get Creepy in the Kitchen
Every Halloween party could use some spider cakes, Zombie Gut Punch and salted caramel popcorn balls! Get CookingChannelTV.com's D.I.Y. voodoo cocktail party guide and check out galleries of the best vintage candy, costumes for foodies, the creepiest candy you can buy and the worst treats to give out this year.
Check out CookingChannelTV.com's easy recipes for authentic German food like schnitzel, brisket and dumplings and grab the lederhosen for the ultimate Oktoberfest celebration!
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