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Boston and New York City food trucks battle for the title of top food truck city
Rev up your engines and your appetites! Notable food trucks from both Boston and New York City are competing in a day-long, mouthwatering Food Truck Throwdown on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Boston's Dewey Square from 11 a.m to 9 p.m.
Seven New York City food trucks will be battling it out against seven Boston food trucks. The event was created by Sara Ross, the founder of Boston’s Kickass Cupcakes.
Online voters were able to determine which food trucks from each city would compete. The Boston contenders are Bon Me, Kickass Cupcakes, Lobsta Love, Mei Mei Street Kitchen, Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, Staff Meal, and The Cookie Monstah. Representing New York are Fishing Shrimp, Bian Dang, Big D’s Grub, Mike ‘N Willie’s, The Munchie Mobile, Nuchas, and Wafels & Dinges.
To decide which city wins, a panel of local celebrity judges, including Emmy Award-nominated entertainment reporter Jenny Johnson, are selecting the champion. Admission to the Food Truck Throwdown is free.
Who will win the title for reigning food truck city: Boston or NYC?
Tayler Stein is a Junior Writer for The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @TaylerSteinTDM.
How to make the perfect Manhattan cocktail
On Thursday, January 28 at 7 p.m., Boston.com Cocktail Club host Jackson Cannon and special guest Sabrina Kershaw will make cocktails with rye whiskey. Melissa Ostrow
updated on February 2, 2021
Bartender Will Isaza predicts the future of Boston bars and restaurants
When I first stepped behind a bar I didn’t really know anything about classic cocktails, or what a classic cocktail even was to be honest. I thought I would make some drinks, make some money and probably move on, and well, that was 17 years ago. About four years in I found myself diving head first into the world of bartending, classic cocktails, and the history of everything booze related. One of the first “real drinks” most bartenders learn to make is the Manhattan, and it’s a drink that really has stuck with me through my whole career.
You could very well ask 10 different bartenders at 10 different bars for this same cocktail, and get 10 very different drinks. That was one of the reasons this cocktail has always piqued my interest. I wanted to know where it actually originated, and what are the ideal ingredients and proportions. I thought it was a drink that really encompassed the cocktail culture and the resurgence of cocktail bars that was happening in Boston at the time. The first time I put my name on an original cocktail, it was a Manhattan variation.
There are a few different stories about where and when this cocktail was first created, and no one claims to know with a 100% certainty what the real story is. What is almost universally decided on is that it was created in New York City sometime in the late 1800s (between the 1870s and 1880s) and was most likely made with rye whiskey, although it is now commonly made with bourbon.
Like most cocktails, the foundation starts with quality ingredients. Many recipes call for a much larger amount of whiskey to vermouth, but I prefer a 2:1 ratio, and I think you will find that if you use good whiskey and vermouth, this recipe will yield a delicious, and well-balanced cocktail.
The last thing to think about when preparing this recipe is your bitters and garnish. Angostura bitters is classic and for good reason, although a nice twist on the recipe is a few dashes of orange bitters or perhaps a couple dashes of each. The maraschino cherry is the most recognizable garnish, I suggest a Luxardo cherry if the cherry is your garnish of choice. A lemon or orange twist is another garnish route and can brighten up the cocktail in a nice, subtle way. This is easily one of the most timeless classics, and with the right ingredients and a few steps, it’s a great go-to for at home cocktail enthusiasts. Cheers!
Each show includes a mini-biography about the chef who is to be challenged, shown before the challenge takes place. The content for the biography is actually collected as part of an elaborate ruse or setup, where the chef or cook is told that they are going to be featured on a fictitious Food Network show. As part of the show, the featured chef (and their associated restaurant, if any) hosts a small party, which is then unexpectedly "crashed" by Bobby Flay. Upon Flay's arrival, he reveals the true nature of the show, and the "Throwdown" is initiated.
In the Food Network's test kitchen, Flay and his two sous-chefs (Stephanie Banyas and Miriam Garron) experiment and prepare the particular dish, often opting for a variant of the dish.
When Flay makes his appearance at a rival's event, he is usually greeted with surprise and confusion, although there has been one occasion where the challenged chef figured out that Flay would be appearing for a throwdown and ended up challenging him. Flay's comment was that he "had been set up."  However, the rival usually quickly gets over the initial shock and warms up to the challenge. After the dishes are prepared, the two chefs taste each other's creations and are usually quite complimentary towards one another. Finally, the dishes are evaluated by one or more connoisseurs or notable veterans in that field (via a blind taste test), with the winner then being announced.
Each episode ends with a challenge from Flay looking directly into the camera and saying, "All you chefs keep doing what you do, but ask yourself this. " Finished by the featured chef saying "are you ready for a Throwdown?"
The format of the show does not edit or disguise Flay's lack of knowledge of technique regarding cooking for the challenge. He often makes use of New York City-area experts to teach him basic techniques. In other instances, he acknowledges the traditional approach to the dish but then explains how he will make it more modern or more his own style of cooking with various added ingredients.
Flay's record is 32 wins, 1 tie, and 68 losses. Flay has a winning record (5 wins and 4 losses) with cake challenges, winning throwdowns for cheesecake and cupcakes in season 2, coconut cake and red velvet cake in season 5, and German chocolate cake in season 6. Flay lost throwdowns for wedding cake in season 1, Bûche de Noël in season 5, and Carrot cake and Pineapple Upside-down cake in season 8.
During season 3 of the Nickelodeon sitcom iCarly, a show called "Food Fight" on the fictional "Food TV" channel parodied "Throwdown!" with faux celebrity chef/host Ricky Flame (a play on Bobby Flay's name) challenging Carly, Sam, and Freddie to a cook-off over his spaghetti tacos. Following the format of "Throwdown!", Carly and her friends were led to believe they were being featured on a "Food TV" program when Ricky Flame surprised them with the throwdown. 
During season 27 episode 2 of the Simpsons, Scotty Boom from the Chew Network challenges Homer to an "Eatdown.  "
Season 1 Edit
|1||BT0101||Chowder||Benjamin Sargent||Hurricane Hopeful Surf Bar||Brooklyn, New York||Bobby Flay|
|2||BT0102||Wedding cake||Michelle Doll||Michelle Doll Cakes||Brooklyn, New York||Michelle Doll|
|3||BT0103||Chili||Cindy Reed Wilkins||Cin Chili & Company||Houston, Texas||Tie|
|4||BT0104||Jerk chicken||Angela Shelf Medearis||Austin, Texas||Angela Shelf Medearis|
|5||BT0105||Steak||Eric Dominijanni||Twentynine Palms, California||Eric Dominijanni|
|6||BT0106||Breakfast||Lynn Winter||Lynn's Paradise Cafe||Louisville, Kentucky||Lynn Winter|
|7||BT0107||Burgers||Susan Mello||Queens, New York||Bobby Flay|
|8||BT0108||Jambalaya||Emile Stieffel||New Orleans, Louisiana||Emile Stieffel|
|9||BT0109||Cocktails||Tobin Ellis||Las Vegas, Nevada||Bobby Flay|
|10||BT0110||Doughnuts||Mark Israel||Doughnut Plant||New York City, New York||Mark Israel|
|11||BT0111||Cheesesteak||Tony Luke, Jr.||Tony Luke's||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Tony Luke|
|12||BT0112||Ice cream||Jeff Sommers||Izzy's Ice Cream||Saint Paul, Minnesota||Jeff Sommers|
|13||BT0113||Fried chicken||Jasper Alexander||Hattie's Restaurant||Saratoga Springs, New York||Jasper Alexander|
|14||BT0114||Barbecue||Butch Lupinetti||Mount Laurel, New Jersey||Butch Lupinetti|
|15||BT0115||Pizza||Giorgio Giove||Brother's Pizzeria||Staten Island, New York||Giorgio Giove|
Season 2 Edit
|1||BT0201||Chocolate||Fritz Knipschildt||Chocopologie / Knipschildt Chocolatier||Norwalk, Connecticut||Fritz Knipschildt|
|2||BT0202||Bulos Flavored Ice Cream||Keith Young||New York City, New York||Keith Young|
|3||BT0203||Meatloaf||Jack and Rocco Collucci||Collucci Brother's Diner||Hyannis, Massachusetts||Jack and Rocco Collucci|
|4||BT0204||Macaroni and cheese||Delilah Winder||Delilah's||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Bobby Flay|
|5||BT0205||Fish and chips||Mat Arnfield||A Salt and Battery||New York City, New York||Mat Arnfield|
|6||BT0206||Cheesecake||Alan Rosen||Junior's||Brooklyn, New York||Bobby Flay|
|7||BT0207||Cuban roast pork||Roberto Guerra||Roberto Guerra|
|8||BT0208||Spare ribs||Buz Grossberg||Buz and Ned's||Richmond, Virginia||Buz Grossberg|
|9||BT0209||Cupcakes||Terri Wahl||Auntie Em's Kitchen||Eagle Rock, California||Bobby Flay|
|10||BT0210||Hot dogs||Richard, Gloria, and Beverly Pink||Pink's Hot Dogs||Hollywood, California||Bobby Flay|
|11||BT0211||Buffalo wings||Drew Cerza||The Anchor Bar||Buffalo, New York||Drew Cerza|
|12||BT0212||Sticky buns||Joanne Chang||Flour Bakery||Boston, Massachusetts||Joanne Chang|
|13||BT0213||Hot browns||Joe and John Castro||Brown Hotel||Louisville, Kentucky||Joe and John Castro|
Season 3 Edit
|1||BT0301||Crepes||Nessa Higgins & Andrea Day Boykin||Flip Happy Crepes||Austin, Texas||Nessa Higgins & Andrea Day Boykin|
|2||BT0302||Puffy tacos||Diana Barrios-Trevino||La Hacienda/Los Barrios||San Antonio, Texas||Diana Barrios-Trevino|
|3||BT0303||Jerk ribeye||Nigel Spence||Ripe Kitchen and Bar||Mount Vernon, New York||Nigel Spence|
|4||BT0304||Chicken fried steak 1||Paula Deen||Uncle Bubba's Oyster House||Savannah, Georgia||Paula Deen|
|5||BT0305||Pie||Janet LaPosta & Ally Taylor||Pie Moms||Rockland, Maine||Bobby Flay|
|6||BT0306||Crab cake||Mitch Weiss||The Lobster Dock||Boothbay Harbor, Maine||Bobby Flay|
|7||BT0307||Muffuletta||Mike and Jack Serio 2||Serio's Deli||New Orleans, Louisiana||Mike and Jack Serio|
|8||BT0308||Blondies||Tom Finney and Mark Ballard||Sugardaddy's Sumptuous Sweeties||Columbus, Ohio||Tom Finney and Mark Ballard|
|9||BT0309||Meatballs||Mike Maroni||Maroni Cuisine||Northport, New York||Mike Maroni|
|10||BT0310||Ice cream sundae||Julia Reynolds||Ice Cream Man||Greenwich, New York||Bobby Flay|
|11||BT0311||Lasagna||Mark Bove||Bove's Café||Burlington, Vermont||Bobby Flay|
|12||BT0312||Turkey and dressing||Renee Ferguson||Geneva, Illinois||Bobby Flay|
|13||BT0313||Gingerbread||Johanna Rosson||Macomb, Illinois||Johanna Rosson|
^Note 1 : Highlights aired on Paula's Party
^Note 2 : Jack Serio died soon after this episode aired.  A remembrance graphic appeared at the end of the program.
Season 4 Edit
|1||BT0401||Biscuits and jam||Carol Fay||Loveless Cafe||Nashville, Tennessee||Bobby Flay|
|2||BT0402||Ice pops||Irma and Norma Paz||Las Paletas||Nashville, Tennessee||Irma and Norma Paz|
|3||BT0403||Chocolate chip cookies||Pam Weekes and Connie McDonald||Levain Bakery||New York||Pam Weekes and Connie McDonald|
|4||BT0404||Eggplant parmesan||David Greco||Mike's Deli||Bronx, New York||David Greco|
|5||BT0405||Chicken and waffles||Melba Wilson||Melba's||Harlem, New York||Melba Wilson|
|6||BT0406||Pretzels||The Pretzel Boys||The Pretzel Boys||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Bobby Flay|
|7||BT0407||Arroz con pollo||Jorge Ayala||La Fonda Boricua||New York||Jorge Ayala|
|8||BT0408||Grilled cheese sandwich||The Pop Shop||The Pop Shop||Collingswood, New Jersey||Bobby Flay|
|9||BT0409||Dumplings||Sohui Kim||The Good Fork||Red Hook, New York||Sohui Kim|
|10||BT0410||Pulled pork||Lee Ann Whippen||Wood Chicks BBQ||Chesapeake, Virginia||Lee Ann Whippen|
|11||BT0411||Arepas||Maribel and Aristides Barrios||Caracas Arepas Bar||Manhattan, New York||Maribel and Aristides Barrios|
|12||BT0412 1||Grilled pork tenderloin |
grilled whole fish
|Butch Lupinetti |
|Miami, Florida||Bobby Flay|
^Note 1 : A special "Rematch on the Grill" episode featuring 3 former Throwdown contestants. Ellis showed up at the Throwdown itself to challenge Flay separately.
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|Pilot||EV0100||Pilot||Burnt Ends on Bun||Duff Goldman||Gates Bar-B-Q||Kansas City, Missouri|
|Pilot||EV0100||Pilot||Beef Marrow and Oxtail Marmalade||Anne Burrell||Blue Ribbon||New York, NY|
|Pilot||EV0100||Pilot||Banana Cream Pie||Adam Gertler||Bandera||Los Angeles, California|
|Pilot||EV0100||Pilot||Eggs Benedict||Sunny Anderson||Upstairs On the Square||Cambridge, MA|
|Pilot||EV0100||Pilot||Ebelskivers||Aarón Sánchez||Shopsin's||New York, NY|
|Pilot||EV0100||Pilot||Toasted Ricotta Gnocchi||Danny Boome||Jane Bistro||New York, NY|
|Pilot||EV0100||Pilot||Canolli||Alex Guarnaschelli||Caffe Dante||New York, NY|
|Pilot||EV0100||Pilot||Guinea Hen||Ted Allen||Restaurant Guy Savoy, Caesars Palace||Las Vegas, NV|
|1||EV0101||Totally Fried||French Fries||Bobby Flay||Balthazar||New York, NY|
|1||EV0101||Totally Fried||Deep Fried Hot Dog||Alex Guarnaschelli||Rawley's Drive In||Fairfield, Connecticut|
|1||EV0101||Totally Fried||Fried Shrimp Heads||Duff Goldman||Joss Sushi||Annapolis, MD|
|1||EV0101||Totally Fried||Made To Order Donuts||Giada De Laurentiis||Lola||Seattle, WA|
|1||EV0101||Totally Fried||Tempura Bacon (Discontinued)||Ted Allen||The Red Cat (Closed)||New York, NY|
|1||EV0101||Totally Fried||Spicy Pork Rinds||Michael Symon||Publican||Chicago, IL|
|1||EV0101||Totally Fried||Fried Brussel Sprouts||Aarón Sánchez||Lolita||Cleveland, OH|
|1||EV0101||Totally Fried||Mofongo||Guy Fieri||Benny's Seafood||South Miami, FL|
|2||EV0102||Bar-B-Que||BBQ Beef Brisket||Ted Allen||North Main BBQ||Euless, TX|
|2||EV0102||Bar-B-Que||BBQ Chicken||Adam Gertler||Dinosaur Bar B Que||Syracuse, NY|
|2||EV0102||Bar-B-Que||BBQ Shrimp||Alex Guarnaschelli||Pascal's Manale||New Orleans, LA|
|2||EV0102||Bar-B-Que||BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich||Tyler Florence||Charlie Vergo's Rendezvous||Memphis, TN|
|2||EV0102||Bar-B-Que||BBQ Pork Ribs||Delilah Winder||Ronnie's Ribs, Wings and Other Things||Richmond, VA|
|2||EV0102||Bar-B-Que||BBQ Beef Ribs||Michael Symon||Daisy May's (Closed)||New York, NY|
|2||EV0102||Bar-B-Que||Baked BBQ Pork Buns||Chris Cosentino||Yank Sing||San Francisco, CA|
|2||EV0102||Bar-B-Que||BBQ Combo Plate and BBQ Beef Ribs||Duff Goldman and Bobby Flay||The Salt Lick||Driftwood, TX|
|3||EV0103||With Bacon||Bacon Burger||Guy Fieri||Hodad's||San Diego, CA|
|3||EV0103||With Bacon||Office Burger||Adam Gertler||Father's Office||Los Angeles, CA|
|3||EV0103||With Bacon||House Smoked Bacon Flatbread||Aida Mollenkamp||Nopa||San Francisco, CA|
|3||EV0103||With Bacon||Salumi Cone||Tyler Florence||Boccalone Salumeria||San Francisco|
|3||EV0103||With Bacon||Bacon Apple Maple Donuts||Chris Consentino||Dynamo Donut and Coffee||San Francisco|
|3||EV0103||With Bacon||BLT||Ted Allen||Choice Market||Brooklyn, NY|
|3||EV0103||With Bacon||Angry Mussels||Delilah Wilder||JCT Kitchen||Atlanta, GA|
|3||EV0103||With Bacon||Bacon Chocolate Crunch Bar||Duff Goldman||Animal||Los Angeles|
|4||EV0104||Sugar Rush||CMP (Chocolate Marshmallow and Peanuts)||Duff Goldman||Woodberry Kitchen||Baltimore, Maryland|
|4||EV0104||Sugar Rush||Sam's Sundae||Aida Mollenkamp||Bi-Rite Creamery||San Francisco|
|4||EV0104||Sugar Rush||Toasted Marshmallow Shake||Michael Symon||Stand (Closed)||New York, NY|
|4||EV0104||Sugar Rush||Chocolate Bar Dessert||Cat Cora||Tru||Chicago, IL|
|4||EV0104||Sugar Rush||Golden Delicious Apple Tart||Alex Guarnaschelli||Al Forno||Providence, RI|
|4||EV0104||Sugar Rush||S'Mores||Sandra Lee||Luna Park||Los Angeles, CA|
|4||EV0104||Sugar Rush||Pecan Pie||John T. Edge||Brigtsen's Restaurant||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|4||EV0104||Sugar Rush||Chocolate Hazelnut Purse||Giada De Laurentiis||Riva Restaurant||Santa Monica, California|
|5||EV0105||Pizza||Arugula and Parmesan Pizza||Ted Allen||Graziella's||Brooklyn, NY|
|5||EV0105||Pizza||Sausage Patty Style Pizza||Duff Goldman||Gino's East||Chicago|
|5||EV0105||Pizza||Yukon Gold Potato Pizza||Alex Guarnaschelli||Five Points||New York, NY|
|5||EV0105||Pizza||Breakfast Pizza||Adam Gertler||Little Dom's||Los Angeles|
|5||EV0105||Pizza||Rosa Pizza||John T. Edge||Pizzeria Bianco||Phoenix, Arizona|
|5||EV0105||Pizza||Chocolate Pizza||Aarón Sánchez||Max Brenner||New York, NY|
|5||EV0105||Pizza||Margherita Pizza||Marc Summers||Osteria||Philadelphia, PA|
|5||EV0105||Pizza||Roasted Chanterelles Truffle Cheese Pizza||Tyler Florence||Serious Pie||Seattle, WA|
|6||EV0106||Obsessions||Stone Crabs||Bobby Flay||Joe's Stone Crab||Miami, FL|
|6||EV0106||Obsessions||Creamy Rice||Aarón Sánchez||Zarela||New York, NY|
|6||EV0106||Obsessions||New York Strip Steak||Cat Cora||Lucky's||Montecito, CA|
|6||EV0106||Obsessions||Fried Buffalo Wings||Aaron McCargo Jr.||The Jug Handle Inn||Cinnaminson, NJ|
|6||EV0106||Obsessions||Linguini With Clams And Mussels In Saffron Broth||Danny Boome||Tree Bistro||New York, NY|
|6||EV0106||Obsessions||Kumamoto Oysters||Tyler Florence||Hog Island Oyster Co.||San Francisco, CA|
|6||EV0106||Obsessions||Triple Coconut Cream Pie||Delilah Wilder||Ritz Seafood||Voorhees, NJ|
|6||EV0106||Obsessions||Lemon-Scallion Dungeness Crab Cakes||Giada DeLaurentiis||Dahlia Lounge||Seattle|
|7||EV0107||Wake Up Call||Peanut Butter and Banana Stuffed French Toast||Bobby Flay||Café 222||San Diego, California|
|7||EV0107||Wake Up Call||Cinnamon Rolls||Ted Allen||Ann Sather||Chicago|
|7||EV0107||Wake Up Call||Ricotta Blueberry Pancakes||Aida Mollenkamp||BLD||Los Angeles, CA|
|7||EV0107||Wake Up Call||Wicked Spicy Hot Chocolate||Giada De Laurentiis||Jacques Torres||New York, NY|
|7||EV0107||Wake Up Call||The Chop and Chick||Guy Fieri||Matt's Big Breakfast||Phoenix, Arizona|
|7||EV0107||Wake Up Call||Pasta Mama||Susan Feniger||Hugo's||Los Angeles|
|7||EV0107||Wake Up Call||Corned Beef Hash||Michael Symon||Big Al's Diner||Cleveland, OH|
|7||EV0107||Wake Up Call||Huevos Montelenos||Duff Goldman||Golden West Café||Baltimore, MD|
|8||EV0108||Between Bread||Polish Boy||Michael Symon||Seti's Truck||Cleveland, Ohio|
|8||EV0108||Between Bread||Classic Bánh Mì and Pork Chop Bánh Mì||Anne Burrell and Aarón Sánchez||Nicky's Vietnamese Sandwiches||New York, NY|
|8||EV0108||Between Bread||Steakburger||Marc Summers||Steak 'n Shake||Various locations|
|8||EV0108||Between Bread||#19-Pastrami Sandwich||Adam Gertler||Langer's Deli||Los Angeles|
|8||EV0108||Between Bread||Bacon and Marmalade Sandwich||Chris Cosentino||Prune||New York, NY|
|8||EV0108||Between Bread||Cheese Steak||Aaron McCargo Jr.||Carmen's Deli||Bellmawr, New Jersey|
|8||EV0108||Between Bread||Cheese Steak||Aaron McCargo Jr.||Yellow Submarine||Maple Shade Township, New Jersey|
|8||EV0108||Between Bread||Godmother Sandwich||Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken||Bay Cities Italian Deli & Bakery||Santa Monica, California|
|8||EV0108||Between Bread||52Chaps Submarine||Guy Fieri and Duff Goldman||Chap's Pit Beef||Baltimore, Maryland|
|9||EV0109||With My Hands||Fried Chicken||Guy Fieri||Uncle Lou's||Memphis, TN|
|9||EV0109||With My Hands||Panzarotti||Aaron McCargo Jr.||Panzarotti Pizza King||Camden, NJ|
|9||EV0109||With My Hands||Sliders (Cheeseburgers)||Michael Psilakis||White Manna||Hackensack, NJ|
|9||EV0109||With My Hands||Dip Sum Donuts||Marc Summers||Buddakan||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|9||EV0109||With My Hands||Deviled Eggs and Devils on Horseback||Danny Boome||The Spotted Pig||New York, NY|
|9||EV0109||With My Hands||Tacos||Aarón Sánchez||Chico's Tacos||El Paso, Texas|
|9||EV0109||With My Hands||Chocolate Coconut Cupcake||Alex Guarnaschelli||Joan's on Third||Los Angeles, CA|
|9||EV0109||With My Hands||Pupusa||Mary Sue Milliken||Sarita's Pupuseria||Los Angeles, CA|
|10||EV0110||Filled With Envy||An's Famous Garlic Noodles||Duff Goldman||Crustacean||Beverly Hills, CA|
|10||EV0110||Filled With Envy||Salmon Rillettes (Rillettes Aux Deux Saumons)||Tyler Florence||Bouchon||Yountville, CA|
|10||EV0110||Filled With Envy||Spicy Broccoli||Cat Cora||Olives, W Hotel||New York, NY|
|10||EV0110||Filled With Envy||Carne Asada a la Oaxaqueña||Alex Guarnaschelli||Frontera Grill||Chicago, IL|
|10||EV0110||Filled With Envy||Orecchiette||Michael Pslakis||I Trulli||New York, NY|
|10||EV0110||Filled With Envy||Roasted Cauliflower and Wild Mushroom Soup||Aaron McCargo Jr.||Bolete||Bethlehem, Pennsylvania|
|10||EV0110||Filled With Envy||Warm Sea Urchin with Dungeness Crab||Aida Mollenkamp||Anchor & Hope||San Francisco|
|10||EV0110||Filled With Envy||Shanghai Lobster||Sandra Lee||Chinois on Main||Santa Monica, CA|
|1||EV201||Holiday||Barbecue||Alton Brown||Beachcomber BBQ & Grill||St. Simons Island, Georgia|
|1||EV201||Holiday||Seafood Cobb Salad||Tyler Florence||The Rotunda at Neiman-Marcus||San Francisco|
|1||EV201||Holiday||Elvis Panini||Claire Robinson||The Patterson House||Nashville, TN|
|1||EV201||Holiday||Pannetone Milanese||Giada de Laurentiis||Emporio Rulli||Larkspur, CA|
|1||EV201||Holiday||Saffron Bigoli with Duck Ragou||Art Smith||Boka Restaurant||Chicago, IL|
|1||EV201||Holiday||Warm Indian Pudding||Alex Guarnaschelli||The Colonial Inn||Concord, MA|
|1||EV201||Holiday||Pernil||Aarón Sánchez||Casa Adela||New York, NY|
|1||EV201||Holiday||Peking Duck||Duff Goldman||Peking Gourmet Inn||Falls Church, VA|
|2||EV202||Hometown Favorites||Umami||Giada De Laurentiis||Umami Burger||Hollywood, CA|
|2||EV202||Hometown Favorites||Cosmic Dog||Alton Brown||Jack's Cosmic Dog||Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina|
|2||EV202||Hometown Favorites||Sweet Potato Cobbler||Pat Neely and Gina Neely||Alcenia's||Memphis, Tennessee|
|2||EV202||Hometown Favorites||Stuffed Quahog||Duff Goldman||Marshland||Sandwich, Massachusetts|
|2||EV202||Hometown Favorites||Pasta Bolognese||Ina Garten||Vine Street Cafe||Shelter Island, NY|
|2||EV202||Hometown Favorites||Spinach Pizza||Adam Gertler||Chefs of New York||East Northport, NY|
|2||EV202||Hometown Favorites||Hash||Sunny Anderson||Duke's Bar B-Que||Orangeburg, SC|
|2||EV202||Hometown Favorites||Kale Soup||Emeril Lagasse||St. John's Club||Fall River, MA|
|3||EV203||Cheesy||Grilled Cheese Sandwich||Ina Garten||E.A.T.||New York, NY|
|3||EV203||Cheesy||French Onion Soup||Beau MacMillan||Zinc Bistro||Scottsdale, Arizona|
|3||EV203||Cheesy||Cheeseburger||Ryan D'Agostino||Shady Glen Dairy||Manchester, Connecticut|
|3||EV203||Cheesy||Macaroni and Cheese||Sunny Anderson||Cafe des Artistes||Los Angeles, CA|
|3||EV203||Cheesy||Cheese Fondue||Rocco DiSpirito||Artisanal Bistro||New York, NY|
|3||EV203||Cheesy||Cheese Souffle||Alex Guarnaschelli||Le Goulue||Bal Harbour, FL|
|3||EV203||Cheesy||Crabmeat Au Gratin||John Besh||Bon Ton Cafe||New Orleans, LA|
|3||EV203||Cheesy||Lasagna Verde||Giada De Laurentiis||Angelini Osteria||Los Angeles, CA|
|4||EV204||Salty Goodness||Egg and Pork Belly Confit||Tyler Florence||Bottega||Yountville, California|
|4||EV204||Salty Goodness||Kouing Aman||Pat Neely and Gina Neely||Les Madeleines||Salt Lake City, Utah|
|4||EV204||Salty Goodness||Caesar Salad||Alex Guarnaschelli||Pietro's||New York, NY|
|4||EV204||Salty Goodness||Fried Country Ham||Alton Brown||The Dillard House||Dillard, GA|
|4||EV204||Salty Goodness||Tsar Nicoulai Sampler||Aarón Sánchez||Tsar Nicoulai, Ferry Building||San Francisco, CA|
|4||EV204||Salty Goodness||Sweet and Salty Brownie||Claire Robinson||Baked||Brooklyn, NY|
|4||EV204||Salty Goodness||Cyprus Breakfast||Ryan D'Agostino||Kanella||Philadelphia, PA|
|4||EV204||Salty Goodness||Beef Jerky||Michael Symon||Czuchraj Meats||Cleveland, OH|
|5||EV205||Meat-Fest||Leg of Beast||Aarón Sánchez||Incanto (Closed)||San Francisco, CA|
|5||EV205||Meat-Fest||Bar-B-Q Beef Sandwich||Cat Cora||Cold Spring Tavern||Santa Barbara, CA|
|5||EV205||Meat-Fest||Roast Suckling Pig||Adam Gertler||Amada||Philadelphia, PA|
|5||EV205||Meat-Fest||Lamb Shank||Duff Goldman||Sardinia Enoteca Restaurante||Miami Beach, FL|
|5||EV205||Meat-Fest||Costina||Anne Burrell||Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto||New York, NY|
|5||EV205||Meat-Fest||The No. 7 Half Chicken||Ted Allen||No. 7||Brooklyn, NY|
|5||EV205||Meat-Fest||Italian Beef and Sausage Sandwich||Ray Lampe||Joe Boston's Italian Beef||Chicago, IL|
|5||EV205||Meat-Fest||Large Format Feast (Spring Goat)||Michael Symon||Resto||New York, NY|
|6||EV206||Snack Attack||Pickles||Ted Allen||McClure's Pickles||Troy, MI|
|6||EV206||Snack Attack||Halfsteak Nachos (Discontinued)||Anne Burrell||Craftsteak||New York, NY|
|6||EV206||Snack Attack||Donut Muffin||Candace Nelson||Downtown Bakery||Healdsburg, CA|
|6||EV206||Snack Attack||Fish Tacos||Curtis Stone||Paia Fish Market||Paia, HI|
|6||EV206||Snack Attack||Short Rib Tacos||Adam Gertler||Kogi BBQ||Los Angeles, CA|
|6||EV206||Snack Attack||Shrimp and Heirloom Tomato Pizzette||Art Smith||Socca||Chicago, IL|
|6||EV206||Snack Attack||Lamb Skewers||Alex Guarnaschelli||A.O.C.||Los Angeles, CA|
|6||EV206||Snack Attack||Bar Nuts||Giada De Laurentiis||Union Square Cafe||New York, NY|
|7||EV207||Chocolate||Chocolate Pudding||Alton Brown||Hominy Grill||Charleston, SC|
|7||EV207||Chocolate||Chocolate Souffle||Alex Guarnaschelli||Etats-Unis (Closed)||New York, NY|
|7||EV207||Chocolate||S'More Pie||Tyler Florence||Buckeye Roadhouse||Mill Valley, CA|
|7||EV207||Chocolate||Enchiladas de Mole Poblano con Pollo (Chicken Mole)||Duff Goldman||Loteria Grill||Los Angeles, CA|
|7||EV207||Chocolate||Creme Brulee Chocolate||Claire Robinson||Kee's Chocolates||New York, NY|
|7||EV207||Chocolate||Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies||Rocco DiSpirito||Levain Bakery||New York, NY|
|7||EV207||Chocolate||White Chocolate Flan||Art Smith||May Street Bakery||Chicago, IL|
|7||EV207||Chocolate||Chocolate Tasting Menu||Aarón Sánchez||Jean Georges||New York, NY|
|8||EV208||Crunchy||Onion Rings||Duff Goldman||Akasha||Culver City, CA|
|8||EV208||Crunchy||Fried Chicken||Michael Psilakis||Blue Ribbon at Brooklyn Bowl||Brooklyn, NY|
|8||EV208||Crunchy||Indonesian Corn Fritters||Brian Boitano||E&O Trading Company||San Francisco, CA|
|8||EV208||Crunchy||Peach Raspberry Crumb Pie||Alex Guarnaschelli||Beach Bakery Cafe||Westhampton Beach, NY|
|8||EV208||Crunchy||Egg Rolls||Claire Robinson||Chinatown Brasserie||New York, NY|
|8||EV208||Crunchy||Caramel Corn||Candace Nelson||Arclight Cinemas||Los Angeles, CA|
|8||EV208||Crunchy||Black Bass||Ted Allen||Le Bernardin||New York, NY|
|8||EV208||Crunchy||Flo's Fried Clam Roll||Chris Cosentino||Flo's Clam Shack||Middletown, Rhode Island|
|8||EV208||Crunchy||Fresh Fish and Chips||Beau MacMillan||Flo's Clam Shack||Middletown, Rhode Island|
|9||EV209||The Classics||Chicken Pot Pie||Giada De Laurentiis||WoodSpoon||Los Angeles|
|9||EV209||The Classics||Banana Cupcakes||Ted Allen||Butter Lane||New York, NY|
|9||EV209||The Classics||Mashed Potatoes||Robert Irvine||Parc||Philadelphia, PA|
|9||EV209||The Classics||Chili Dog||Marc Summers||Carneys||Los Angeles, CA|
|9||EV209||The Classics||Blackened Louisiana Drum||Aarón Sánchez||K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen||New Orleans, LA|
|9||EV209||The Classics||Meatloaf||Ina Garten||The 1770 House||East Hampton, NY|
|9||EV209||The Classics||Prime Rib||Brian Boitano||House of Prime Rib||San Francisco, CA|
|9||EV209||The Classics||Veal Parmigiano||Emeril Lagasse||Il Vagabondo||New York, NY|
|10||EV210||Guilty Pleasures||Gravy Frites||Michael Symon||The Greenhouse Tavern||Cleveland, OH|
|10||EV210||Guilty Pleasures||Bread Pudding||Sunny Anderson||Mother's Restaurant||New Orleans, LA|
|10||EV210||Guilty Pleasures||Clam Chowdah||Beau MacMillan||Cabby Shack||Plymouth, MA|
|10||EV210||Guilty Pleasures||Strip House Chocolate Cake||Michael Psilakis||Strip House Steak House||New York, NY|
|10||EV210||Guilty Pleasures||Quiche Lorraine||Donatella Arpaia||Bouchon Bakery||New York, NY|
|10||EV210||Guilty Pleasures||Surf and Turf||Claire Robinson||Restaurant Iris||Memphis, Tennessee|
|10||EV210||Guilty Pleasures||Bar B Q Pizza||Lisa Lillien||Pete and Sam's Restaurant||Memphis, Tennessee|
|10||EV210||Guilty Pleasures||Baltimore Bomb Pie||Duff Goldman||Dangerously Delicious Pies||Baltimore, MD|
|11||EV211||Hot and Spicy||Hot and Spicy Crab||Tyler Florence||Penang Garden||San Francisco|
|11||EV211||Hot and Spicy||Jambalaya Pasta||Pat Neely and Gina Neely||Raz'z Bar and Grill||Nashville, Tennessee|
|11||EV211||Hot and Spicy||Queen City Cayenne Ice Cream||Ryan D'Agostino||Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams||Columbus, Ohio|
|11||EV211||Hot and Spicy||Crying Tiger Pork||Curtis Stone||Jitlada||Los Angeles|
|11||EV211||Hot and Spicy||Shrimp and Swordfish Curry||Ina Garten||Loaves & Fishes||Sagaponack, New York|
|11||EV211||Hot and Spicy||Rice Noodles with Hominy, Kimchi, and Spicy Pork Broth||Art Smith||Urban Belly||Chicago|
|11||EV211||Hot and Spicy||Shrimp Cocktail||Ray Lampe||St. Elmo's Steak House||Indianapolis, IN|
|11||EV211||Hot and Spicy||Mircha Ka Salan||Ted Allen||Devi||New York, NY|
|12||EV212||Totally Unexpected||Sage and Bleu Cheese Guacamole||Michael Symon||Lopez Southwestern Kitchen||Cleveland, Ohio|
|12||EV212||Totally Unexpected||Deep Fried Candy Bar||Sunny Anderson||A Salt & Battery||New York, NY|
|12||EV212||Totally Unexpected||Eggs Rose||Cat Cora||D'Angelo Bread||Santa Barbara, California|
|12||EV212||Totally Unexpected||Prosciutto Ice Cream||Chris Cosentino||Humphry Slocombe||San Francisco, CA|
|12||EV212||Totally Unexpected||Liverwurst||Michael Psilakis||The Modern||New York, NY|
|12||EV212||Totally Unexpected||Soutzoukakia||Aaron McCargo Jr.||Evvia Estiatorio||Palo Alto, California|
|12||EV212||Totally Unexpected||Glazed Eel||Claire Robinson||The Monday Room||New York, NY|
|12||EV212||Totally Unexpected||Fried Black-Eyed Peas||Alton Brown||Relish||Roswell, Georgia|
|13||EV213||Chilled Perfection||SRG Eskimo Bars||Giada De Laurentiis||Snake River Grill||Jackson Hole, WY|
|13||EV213||Chilled Perfection||Liliko'i Creme Brulee||Marc Summers||Mama's Fish House||Paia, HI|
|13||EV213||Chilled Perfection||Lemon Ice Box Pie||Cat Cora||Crystal Grill||Greenwood, MS|
|13||EV213||Chilled Perfection||Fire and Ice Ceviche||Curtis Stone||Ola @ The Sanctuary Hotel||Miami Beach, FL|
|13||EV213||Chilled Perfection||Ice Cream Sandwich||Donatella Arpaia||Piatianni Ristorante||Brooklyn, NY|
|13||EV213||Chilled Perfection||Egg Salad Sandwich||Adam Gertler||Euro Pane||Pasadena, CA|
|13||EV213||Chilled Perfection||Fluent in French Toast Rice Pudding||Lisa Lillien||Rice to Riches||New York, NY|
|13||EV213||Chilled Perfection||Lobster Roll||Duff Goldman||PJ's Family Restaurant||Wellfleet, MA|
|1||EV301||Grilled||Mongolian Pork Chop||Bobby Flay||Mustard's Grill||Napa, CA|
|1||EV301||Grilled||Grilled Oysters||Adam Gertler||Drago's Seafood Restaurant||Metairie, LA|
|1||EV301||Grilled||Australian Lamb Chops||Ted Allen||Rathbun's||Atlanta, GA|
|1||EV301||Grilled||Tomahawk Chop||Duff Goldman||Lonesome Dove Western Bistro||Fort Worth, TX|
|1||EV301||Grilled||Grilled Filet of Beef with Crusted Coffee Adobado||Michael Chiarello||RDG Grill + Bar Annie||Houston, TX|
|1||EV301||Grilled||Korean BBQ Beef Short Ribs||Beau MacMillan||Chosun Galbee||Los Angeles, CA|
|1||EV301||Grilled||Grilled Diver Scallops||Cat Cora||The Ranch House||Ojai, California|
|1||EV301||Grilled||Pork Rib Tips||Guy Fieri||Tom's Bar B Q & Deli||Memphis, Tennessee|
|2||EV302||Simply Irresistible||Sticky Buns||Bobby Flay||Flour Bakery & Cafe||Boston, Massachusetts|
|2||EV302||Simply Irresistible||Spicy Sweet Potato Fries||Cat Cora||Beano's Cabin||Avon, CO|
|2||EV302||Simply Irresistible||Grilled Cheese with Short Ribs||Adam Gertler||The Foundry on Melrose||Los Angeles, CA|
|2||EV302||Simply Irresistible||Toro Tartare||Duff Goldman||Morimoto||New York, NY|
|2||EV302||Simply Irresistible||Boudin Sausage||Chris Cosentino||Cochon Butcher||New Orleans, LA|
|2||EV302||Simply Irresistible||Whole Roasted Chicken||Alex Guarnaschelli||Craigie on Main||Cambridge, MA|
|2||EV302||Simply Irresistible||Red Wattle Country Chop||Frank Bruni||Vinegar Hill House||Brooklyn, NY|
|2||EV302||Simply Irresistible||Crab Cioppino||Guy Fieri||Duarte's Tavern||Pescadero, CA|
|3||EV303||Regional Favorites||Pierogi||Michael Symon||Sokolowski's||Cleveland, OH|
|3||EV303||Regional Favorites||Shrimp Po Boy||Alex Guarnaschelli||Domilise's Restaurant||New Orleans, LA|
|3||EV303||Regional Favorites||Boston Cream Pie||Beau MacMillan||Omni Parker House||Boston, MA|
|3||EV303||Regional Favorites||Pimento Cheese with Flatbread||Tyler Florence||Magnolias||Charleston, SC|
|3||EV303||Regional Favorites||Cheesesteak||Marc Summers||Tony Luke's||Philadelphia, PA|
|3||EV303||Regional Favorites||Shore Dinner||Michael Psilakis||Young's Lobster Pound||Belfast, ME|
|3||EV303||Regional Favorites||Musubi||Aida Mollenkamp||Mana Bu's||Honolulu, HI|
|3||EV303||Regional Favorites||Hot Wieners||Guy Fieri||Olneyville NY System||Providence, RI|
|4||EV304||Sweet Tooth||Concrete (Frozen Custard)||Bobby Flay||Ted Drewes||Saint Louis, Missouri|
|4||EV304||Sweet Tooth||PB&J Doughnut||Pat Neely and Gina Neely||Doughnut Plant||New York, NY|
|4||EV304||Sweet Tooth||Passion Fruit Trifle||Robert Irvine||Atlantic Seafood Company||Alpharetta, Georgia|
|4||EV304||Sweet Tooth||Vanilla Cream Meringue Cake (Meringata Alla Crema)||Claire Robinson||Cipriani||New York, NY|
|4||EV304||Sweet Tooth||Nutella Crepe with Strawberry and Banana||Beau MacMillan||FlipHappy Crepes||Austin, Texas|
|4||EV304||Sweet Tooth||Sant Ambroeus (Chocolate Mousse Cake)||Rocco DiSpirito||Sant Ambroeus||New York, NY|
|4||EV304||Sweet Tooth||Double Pain Au Chocolat||David Myers||Tartine Bakery||San Francisco|
|4||EV304||Sweet Tooth||Popcorn and Peanuts||Michael Symon||Michael's Genuine||Miami, Florida|
|4||EV304||Sweet Tooth||Tangerine Creamsicle/Homemade Poptarts||Scott Conant||Michael's Genuine||Miami, Florida|
|4||EV304||Sweet Tooth||Homemade Poptarts||Frank Bruni||Michael's Genuine||Miami, FL|
|5||EV305||Burgers||Cheeseburger||Bobby Flay||J.G. Melon||New York, NY|
|5||EV305||Burgers||Buffalo Style Burger Crunchified||Claire Robinson||Bobby's Burger Palace||Paramus, NJ|
|5||EV305||Burgers||Cricket Burger with Green Chili||Aarón Sánchez||The Cherry Cricket||Denver, CO|
|5||EV305||Burgers||Phat Burger with Bacon and Cheese||Tyler Florence||Pearl's Phat Burgers||Mill Valley, California|
|5||EV305||Burgers||Double Cheeseburger||Anne Burrell||Holeman & Finch Public House||Atlanta, Georgia|
|5||EV305||Burgers||Chargrilled Lamb Burger||Frank Bruni||The Breslin||New York, NY|
|5||EV305||Burgers||The Original Burger||Geoffrey Zakarian||Louis' Lunch||New Haven, CT|
|5||EV305||Burgers||Farmhouse Veggie Burger||Duff Goldman||Farm Cafe||Portland, OR|
|6||EV306||Appetizers||Lasagnette con Ragu di Crostacei||Bobby Flay||Bartolotta||Las Vegas, NV|
|6||EV306||Appetizers||French Onion Soup Dumplings||Claire Robinson||The Stanton Social (Closed)||New York, NY|
|6||EV306||Appetizers||Shrimp and Alligator Sausage Cheesecake||Adam Gertler||Jacques-Imo's Café||New Orleans, LA|
|6||EV306||Appetizers||Popovers||Tyler Florence||BLT Steak||New York, NY|
|6||EV306||Appetizers||Egg Yolk Carpaccio||Scott Conant||Sra. Martinez||Miami, FL|
|6||EV306||Appetizers||Hot Potato Cold Potato||Ted Allen||Alinea||Chicago, IL|
|6||EV306||Appetizers||Calamari||Melissa d'Arabian||Purple Café and Wine Bar||Kirkland, WA|
|6||EV306||Appetizers||Burgundy Snails||Duff Goldman||Charleston||Baltimore, MD|
|7||EV307||In a Bowl||Hand Pulled Noodles with Beef||Guy Fieri||Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodle||New York, NY|
|7||EV307||In a Bowl||Chorizo-Stuffed Dates||Chris Cosentino||Avec||Chicago, IL|
|7||EV307||In a Bowl||Potato Gnocchi with Blue Crab and Périgord Truffle||Aarón Sánchez||Restaurant August||New Orleans, LA|
|7||EV307||In a Bowl||Tiramisu a la Mexicana||Robert Irvine||Lolita||Philadelphia, PA|
|7||EV307||In a Bowl||Ukrainian Borscht||Ted Allen||Veselka||New York, NY|
|7||EV307||In a Bowl||Organic Granola with Fruit and Straus Organic Yogurt||Tyler Florence||Cafe Fanny||Berkeley, California|
|7||EV307||In a Bowl||Mushroom Miso Soup||Alex Guarnaschelli||Miyake Restaurant||Portland, Maine|
|7||EV307||In a Bowl||Chili||Sunny Anderson||Real Chili||Milwaukee, WI|
|7||EV307||In a Bowl||Chili||Duff Goldman||National Coney Island||Detroit, Michigan|
|8||EV308||Hidden Treasures||Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup||Tyler Florence||Muir Woods Trading Company Cafe||Mill Valley, California|
|8||EV308||Hidden Treasures||Lau Lau||Sunny Anderson||Kaaloa's Super J's||Captain Cook, Hawaii|
|8||EV308||Hidden Treasures||Falafel Omelet Hoagie||Robert Irvine||A&M Halal||Philadelphia, PA|
|8||EV308||Hidden Treasures||Sizzling Bacon||Michael Psilakis||Peter Luger Steak House||Brooklyn, NY|
|8||EV308||Hidden Treasures||Paris Texas Tacos||Adam Gertler||Good To Go Tacos||Dallas, TX|
|8||EV308||Hidden Treasures||Burger||Cat Cora||The Hitching Post II||Buellton, California|
|8||EV308||Hidden Treasures||Kalamata||Beau MacMillan||Queen Creek Olive Mill||Queen Creek, Arizona|
|8||EV308||Hidden Treasures||Fried Chicken||Ted Allen||Table 52||Chicago|
|9||EV309||Sauced||Spaghetti||Ted Allen||Scarpetta||New York, NY|
|9||EV309||Sauced||Sticky Toffee Pudding with Bourbon Ice Cream||Claire Robinson||Colt and Gray||Denver, CO|
|9||EV309||Sauced||Hanger Steak with Agrodolce Sauce||Alex Guarnaschelli||FIG||Charleston, SC|
|9||EV309||Sauced||Rib Tips||Aarón Sánchez||Daddy D'z BBQ Joynt||Atlanta, GA|
|9||EV309||Sauced||Comeback Sauce||Cat Cora||Mayflower Cafe||Jackson, MS|
|9||EV309||Sauced||Linguini with Clams||Michael Psilakis||Don Pepe's Vesuvio||Ozone Park, NY|
|9||EV309||Sauced||Duck in Red Peanut Mole Sauce||Michael Chiarello||Topolobampo||Chicago, IL|
|9||EV309||Sauced||Fish with Tamarind Sauce||Duff Goldman||Ambassador Dining Room||Baltimore, MD|
|10||EV310||With Fruit||Green Papaya Salad||Chris Cosentino||Out The Door||San Francisco, CA|
|10||EV310||With Fruit||Apple Strudel||Aida Mollenkamp||Schmidt's||San Francisco|
|10||EV310||With Fruit||Candied Orange Peel/Chocolate||Pat Neely and Gina Neely||Cristina's Restaurant||Ketchum, Idaho|
|10||EV310||With Fruit||Poco Carretto Fruit Sorbet||Melissa d'Arabian||Cafe Juanita||Kirkland, Washington|
|10||EV310||With Fruit||Bananas Foster Cake||Jeff Henderson||Bradley Ogden||Las Vegas, NV|
|10||EV310||With Fruit||Guava Pastries||Aarón Sánchez||Versailles||Miami, FL|
|10||EV310||With Fruit||Fried Pineapple-Wrapped Speck||Michael Chiarello||Frasca||Boulder, Colorado|
|10||EV310||With Fruit||Duck Breast with Fruit Compote||Ted Allen||Locanda Vini & Olli||Brooklyn, NY|
|11||EV311||Sliced||Colatura Di Alici Pizza||Rachael Ray||Motorino||Brooklyn, NY|
|11||EV311||Sliced||Olallieberry Pie||Marc Summers||Linn's of Cambria||Cambria, CA|
|11||EV311||Sliced||Gyro with Feta Cream Sauce||Cat Cora||Keifers Restaurant||Jackson, MS|
|11||EV311||Sliced||BLT Salad with Fried Green Tomatoes||Aarón Sánchez||The Olde Pink House||Savannah, Georgia|
|11||EV311||Sliced||Gaspe Nove||Michael Psilakis||Russ & Daughters||New York, NY|
|11||EV311||Sliced||Smetannik (Sour Cream Cake)||Alex Guarnaschelli||Bakery La Brioche Cafe||New York, NY|
|11||EV311||Sliced||Grilled Mushroom Stack||Frank Bruni||O-Ya Restaurant||Boston, Massachusetts|
|11||EV311||Sliced||Charcuterie de la Maison||Duff Goldman||Church & State||Los Angeles|
|12||EV312||Last Supper||Chef's Pasta Tasting Menu||Michael Symon||Vetri Ristorante||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|12||EV312||Last Supper||Oysters and Pearls||Cat Cora||French Laundry||Yountville, California|
|12||EV312||Last Supper||Lobster Tail & Sfogliatella||Alex Guarnaschelli||Ferrara Bakery||New York, NY|
|12||EV312||Last Supper||Pressed Duck (Discontinued)||Ted Allen||Daniel NYC||New York, NY|
|12||EV312||Last Supper||Chopped Pork BBQ Sandwich||Claire Robinson||Paynes BBQ||Memphis, TN|
|12||EV312||Last Supper||Pizza||Rocco DiSpirito||Umberto's of New Hyde Park||New Hyde Park, New York|
|12||EV312||Last Supper||Pan-Fried Chicken||Simon Majumdar||Stroud's Restaurant & Bar||Fairway, Kansas|
|13||EV313||Best Thing I Ever Drank||Lime Fizz||Michael Symon||Velvet Tango Room||Cleveland, Ohio|
|13||EV313||Best Thing I Ever Drank||Grapefruit Margarita||Claire Robinson||Barrio Chino||New York, NY|
|13||EV313||Best Thing I Ever Drank||Lobster Scallion Shooters||Melissa d'Arabian||Abacus||Dallas, Texas|
|13||EV313||Best Thing I Ever Drank||Irish Coffee||Tyler Florence||The Buena Vista Cafe||San Francisco|
|13||EV313||Best Thing I Ever Drank||Kyoto Ice Coffee||Chris Cosentino||Blue Bottle Coffee Company||Oakland, California|
|13||EV313||Best Thing I Ever Drank||Gin Blossom||Ted Allen||Clover Club||Brooklyn, NY|
|13||EV313||Best Thing I Ever Drank||Herbaceous Mojito||Anne Burrell||Daddy O's Bar||New York, NY|
|13||EV313||Best Thing I Ever Drank||Chocolate Soda||Marc Summers||The Franklin Fountain Ice Cream||Philadelphia, PA|
|13||EV313||Best Thing I Ever Drank||Egyptian Egg Soda||Duff Goldman||The Franklin Fountain Ice Cream||Philadelphia, PA|
|1||EV0401||Close to Home||Harvest Pizza||Rachael Ray||The Harvest||Queensbury, NY|
|1||EV0401||Close to Home||Char Dog||Ted Allen||The Wiener's Circle||Chicago, IL|
|1||EV0401||Close to Home||Beef Machaca||Aarón Sánchez||Kiki's Mexican Restaurant||El Paso, Texas|
|1||EV0401||Close to Home||Whole Branzino Roasted in Sea Salt||Wolfgang Puck||Angelini Osteria||Los Angeles|
|1||EV0401||Close to Home||Coconut Layer Cake||Anne Burrell||Smith & Wollensky||New York, NY|
|1||EV0401||Close to Home||Peppered Beef Sandwich||Marc Summers||Shapiro's Deli||Indianapolis, Indiana|
|1||EV0401||Close to Home||English Muffins||Michael Chiarello||Model Bakery||St. Helena, California|
|1||EV0401||Close to Home||French Onion Soup||Guy Fieri||Cricklewood||Santa Rosa, California|
|2||EV0402||Bang for the Buck||French Dipped Sandwiches||Wolfgang Puck||Philippe, The Original||Los Angeles|
|2||EV0402||Bang for the Buck||$6 Breakfast Happy Hour (Cured Pork Cheeks Confit Hash)||Melissa d'Arabian||Toulouse Petit||Seattle, Washington|
|2||EV0402||Bang for the Buck||$15 Chef's Tasting Menu (Four Courses)||Chris Cosentino||Mr. Pollo||San Francisco|
|2||EV0402||Bang for the Buck||$15 Steak Dinner (Monday Night Special)||Pat Neely & Gina Neely||The Butcher Shop Steak House||Memphis, Tennessee|
|2||EV0402||Bang for the Buck||The Gambler's Special||Eric Greenspan||Mr. Lucky's 24/7||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|2||EV0402||Bang for the Buck||Sticky Buns||Beau MacMillan||El Chorro Lodge||Paradise Valley, Arizona|
|2||EV0402||Bang for the Buck||Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches||Troy Johnson||Donovan's Steak & Chop House||San Diego, California|
|2||EV0402||Bang for the Buck||Bibim-Bop||Alton Brown||Hankook Taqueria||Atlanta, Georgia|
|3||EV0403||Nutty||White Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Spread||Tyler Florence||Spread (Closed)||San Diego, California|
|3||EV0403||Nutty||Knafeh||Sunny Anderson||Tanoreen||Brooklyn, New York|
|3||EV0403||Nutty||Marzipan||Ted Allen||Swedish Bakery||Chicago, IL|
|3||EV0403||Nutty||Boston Bibb & Mache Salad||Duff Goldman||Figs||Charlestown, MA|
|3||EV0403||Nutty||Dark Chocolate Dixies||Alex Guarnaschelli||Richardson' Candy Kitchen||Deerfield, Massachusetts|
|3||EV0403||Nutty||Aji De Gallina||Giada De Laurentiis||Mo-Chica||Los Angeles|
|3||EV0403||Nutty||Butter Pecan Ice Cream||Michael Psilakis||Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory||Brooklyn, New York|
|3||EV0403||Nutty||Coffee Macaron||Wolfgang Puck||Payard Patisserie||Las Vegas, NV|
|4||EV0404||At a Deli||Brisket||Duff Goldman||Edmart Deli||Pikesville, MD|
|4||EV0404||At a Deli||Noodle Kugel||Ted Allen||Manny's Cafeteria and Delicatessen||Chicago, IL|
|4||EV0404||At a Deli||Jimmy's Favorite||Claire Robinson||Jimmy & Drew's||Boulder, Colorado|
|4||EV0404||At a Deli||Corned Beef Sandwich||Marc Summers||Brent's Deli||Northridge, California|
|4||EV0404||At a Deli||Junk Yard Special||Adam Gertler||Sarcone's Deli||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|4||EV0404||At a Deli||Everything Bagel||Rocco DiSpirito||Tal Bagels||New York, NY|
|4||EV0404||At a Deli||Beef on Weck||Geoffrey Zakarian||Charlie the Butcher's Kitchen||Williamsville, NY|
|4||EV0404||At a Deli||Chopped Herring Salad Sandwich||Alton Brown||Barney Greengrass||New York, NY|
|5||EV0405||Under Wraps||Crepes||Alton Brown||Creperie Beau Monde||Philadelphia, PA|
|5||EV0405||Under Wraps||Bacon Wrapped Lamb Chops||Rocco DiSpirito||Employees Only||New York, NY|
|5||EV0405||Under Wraps||Agnolotti||Sunny Anderson||Veni Vidi Vici||Atlanta, Georgia|
|5||EV0405||Under Wraps||Basteeya||Chris Cosentino||Aziza||San Francisco|
|5||EV0405||Under Wraps||Ripienone Calzone||Scott Conant||Fratelli La Bufala||Miami, Florida|
|5||EV0405||Under Wraps||Dolmades Yialantzi||Alex Guarnaschelli||Agnanti Restaurant||Astoria, NY|
|5||EV0405||Under Wraps||Squab with Lettuce||Chuck Hughes||Mr. Chow||Miami, FL|
|5||EV0405||Under Wraps||Chicken Tamales||Duff Goldman||Dorothy's Homemade Tamales||Hartsel, CO|
|6||EV0406||Cake Walk||Southern Red Velvet Cake||Ted Allen||Cake Man Raven||Brooklyn, New York|
|6||EV0406||Cake Walk||Mondrian Cake||Chris Cosentino||Blue Bottle Coffee at the SFMOMA Rooftop Sculpture Garden||San Francisco|
|6||EV0406||Cake Walk||Hoecakes||Tyler Florence||The Lady & Sons||Savannah, Georgia|
|6||EV0406||Cake Walk||Flourless Chocolate Cake||Aarón Sánchez||Cake Flour||Louisville, KY|
|6||EV0406||Cake Walk||Carmel Pecan Pound Cake||Pat Neely & Gina Neely||Chambers Cakes & Cookies||Kansas City, Missouri|
|6||EV0406||Cake Walk||Dulce De Leche Cake||Marcela Valladolid||Extraordinary Desserts||San Diego, California|
|6||EV0406||Cake Walk||Whoopie Pie||Chuck Hughes||Two Fat Cats Bakery||Portland, Maine|
|7||EV0407||With Chopsticks||Drunken Noodles with Chicken||Giada De Laurentiis||Wazuzu||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|7||EV0407||With Chopsticks||A&M Crispy Beef||Duff Goldman||Cafe Zen||Baltimore, Maryland|
|7||EV0407||With Chopsticks||Crispy Calamari Salad||Anne Burrell||The Continental||Philadelphia, PA|
|7||EV0407||With Chopsticks||Akamaru Modern Ramen||Claire Robinson||Ippudo||New York, NY|
|7||EV0407||With Chopsticks||Tempura Alaskan King Crab||Beau MacMillan||Yellowtail||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|7||EV0407||With Chopsticks||Slippery Shrimp||Adam Gertler||Yang Chow||Los Angeles|
|7||EV0407||With Chopsticks||Crispy Lamb Filets with Chili Cumin||Frank Bruni||Szechuan Gourmet||New York, NY|
|7||EV0407||With Chopsticks||Mock Eel||Alton Brown||A Single Pebble||Burlington, VT|
|8||EV0408||That I'm Thankful For||Pulled Turkey Sandwich||Claire Robinson||Hog Heaven||Nashville, Tennessee|
|8||EV0408||That I'm Thankful For||Sweet Potato Cheesecake||Jeff Henderson||Harriet's Cheesecakes||Inglewood, California|
|8||EV0408||That I'm Thankful For||Cranberry Preserves||Pat Neely & Gina Neely||Three Square Grill||Portland, Oregon|
|8||EV0408||That I'm Thankful For||Three-Course Turkey Dinner||Michael Psilakis||Gotham Bar and Grill||New York, NY|
|8||EV0408||That I'm Thankful For||Turkey Terrific Sandwich||Alex Guarnaschelli||Provisions||Nantucket, Massachusetts|
|8||EV0408||That I'm Thankful For||Mandoo Vegetable Dumplings||Cat Cora||Susan Feniger's Street||Los Angeles|
|8||EV0408||That I'm Thankful For||Smashing Pumpkin Martini||Troy Johnson||Grant Grill||San Diego, California|
|8||EV0408||That I'm Thankful For||Victoria Sandwich Cake||Robert Irvine||Tea & Sympathy||New York, NY|
|9||EV0409||Crazy Good||White Truffle Tagliatelle||Wolfgang Puck||Valentino||Santa Monica, California|
|9||EV0409||Crazy Good||Pizza with Mushrooms & Garlic||Sunny Anderson||Di Fara Pizza||Brooklyn, New York|
|9||EV0409||Crazy Good||Maple Budino||Frank Bruni||Locanda Verde||New York, NY|
|9||EV0409||Crazy Good||Banana Special||Duff Goldman||Fentons Creamery||Oakland, California|
|9||EV0409||Crazy Good||Pot Roast||Rocco DiSpirito||Jar||Los Angeles|
|9||EV0409||Crazy Good||Marin Joe's Special: Hamburger, Spinach & Egg||Tyler Florence||Marin Joe's||Corte Madera, California|
|9||EV0409||Crazy Good||Roast Duck||Simon Majumdar||Upperline Restaurant||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|9||EV0409||Crazy Good||Matterhorn Cake||Giada De Laurentiis||Sweet Surrender||Bakersfield, California|
|10||EV0410||With Garlic||Plague Bringer Burger||Adam Gertler||Kuma's Corner||Chicago, Illinois|
|10||EV0410||With Garlic||Spaghetti with Roasted Garlic Sauce||Melissa d'Arabian||Bove's Cafe||Burlington, VT|
|10||EV0410||With Garlic||Garlic Bread||Alex Guarnaschelli||Rosarios Ristorante||Boca Raton, FL|
|10||EV0410||With Garlic||Garlic Soup||Simon Majumdar||Bayona||New Orleans, LA|
|10||EV0410||With Garlic||Knoblewurst||Michael Psilakis||Katz's Deli||New York, NY|
|10||EV0410||With Garlic||Garlic Shrimp||Rocco DiSpirito||Schiller's Liquor Bar||New York, NY|
|10||EV0410||With Garlic||Garlic Naan||Eric Greenspan||Al-Noor||Lawndale, California|
|10||EV0410||With Garlic||Half Chicken with Garlic Sauce||Duff Goldman||Zankou Chicken||Los Angeles|
|11||EV0411||I Ever Made For The Holidays||Multiple Recipes By Hosts||No restaurants||No locations|
|12||EV0412||On A Stick||Mexican Grilled Corn||Tyler Florence||Cafe Habana||New York, NY|
|12||EV0412||On A Stick||Lollipop Trio||Adam Gertler||Stefan's at L.A. Farm||Santa Monica, California|
|12||EV0412||On A Stick||Corn Dog (Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day only)||Claire Robinson||Shake Shack||Miami, Florida|
|1||EV0501||Combos||Biscuits and Gravy||Michael Simon||Lucky's Cafe||Cleveland, OH|
|1||EV0501||Combos||Spaghetti and Meatballs (Sunday Only)||Anne Burrell||Extra Virgin||New York, NY|
|1||EV0501||Combos||Corned Beef and Cabbage||Adam Gertler||Franklin Cafe||Boston, MA|
|1||EV0501||Combos||Pastrami Reuben and Chicken Noodle Soup||Ted Allen||Katzinger's Delicatessen||Columbus, OH|
|1||EV0501||Combos||Beer-Battered Fish and Chips||Marc Summers||The Dandelion||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|1||EV0501||Combos||Chicken and Waffles||Duff Goldman||Roscoe's House of Chicken 'N Waffles||Los Angeles|
|1||EV0501||Combos||Watermelon Pickle and Crispy Pork||Roger Mooking||Fatty Crab (Closed)||New York, NY|
|1||EV0501||Combos||Sugar on Snow||Alton Brown||Bragg Family Farm||East Montpelier, VT|
|2||EV0502||Fried Chicken||Fried Chicken||Alton Brown||The Old Country Store||Lorman, MS|
|2||EV0502||Fried Chicken||Fried Chicken||Claire Robinson||Gus's World Famous Hot & Spicy Fried Chicken||Mason, Tennessee|
|2||EV0502||Fried Chicken||Golden Brown Southern Fried Chicken||Beau MacMillan||Mrs. White's Golden Rule Cafe||Phoenix, Arizona|
|2||EV0502||Fried Chicken||Fried Chicken||Melissa D'Arabian||Babe's Chicken Dinner House||Roanoke, Texas|
|2||EV0502||Fried Chicken||Fried Chicken||Robert Irvine||Ms. Tootsies Soul Food Cafe||Philadelphia, PA|
|2||EV0502||Fried Chicken||Mama Els' Fried Chicken||Scott Conant||Hill Country Chicken||New York, NY|
|2||EV0502||Fried Chicken||Fried Chicken||Roger Mooking||The Wilkes House||Savannah, Georgia|
|2||EV0502||Fried Chicken||Coconut Fried Chicken||Michael Simon||Cha Cha Chicken||Santa Monica, California|
|3||EV0503||Smoky||Baby Back Ribs||17th Street Bar & Grill||Marion, Illinois|
|3||EV0503||Smoky||Sakura Smoked Hamachi Sashimi||Oishi Boston||Boston, MA|
|3||EV0503||Smoky||Big Pork Chop||Reef||Houston, TX|
|3||EV0503||Smoky||Smoked Mutz (Mozzarella) Hero||Vito's Italian Deli||Hoboken, NJ|
|3||EV0503||Smoky||Smoked Bar-B-Q Turkey||Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q||Decatur, AL|
|3||EV0503||Smoky||Tea Smoked Oysters||Desnuda||New York, NY|
|3||EV0503||Smoky||Smoky Bacon Cornbread||Husk Restaurant||Charleston, SC|
|3||EV0503||Smoky||Smoked Mullet Fish Dinner||Ted Peters Famous Smoked Fish, Inc.||South Pasadena, FL|
|4||EV0504||Better Than Mine||Pollo Al Forno (Roasted Chicken)||Barbuto||New York, NY|
|4||EV0504||Better Than Mine||Red Velvet Waffle||The Waffle||Los Angeles|
|4||EV0504||Better Than Mine||Steak Dunigan||The Pink Adobe||Santa Fe, New Mexico|
|4||EV0504||Better Than Mine||Sliced Fish Szechuan Style||Gourmet Dumpling House||Boston, Massachusetts|
|4||EV0504||Better Than Mine||Samosas||Samosa House||Los Angeles|
|4||EV0504||Better Than Mine||Fromage Blanc Island "Cheesecake"||Chikalicious Dessert Bar||New York, NY|
|4||EV0504||Better Than Mine||Arozz A Banda Con Gambas Paella||Jaleo||Washington, DC|
|4||EV0504||Better Than Mine||Tres Leche Cake||Kuba Kuba||Richmond, VA|
|5||EV0505||Las Vegas||Tiger Shrimp Roasted Garlic Corn Tamales||Mesa Grill (Caesars Palace)||Las Vegas, NV|
|5||EV0505||Las Vegas||Catfish Sloppy Joe (lunchtime only)||RM Seafood (Mandalay Bay)||Las Vegas, NV|
|5||EV0505||Las Vegas||Chile Rubbed Double Rib Eye||SW Steakhouse (Wynn)||Las Vegas, NV|
|5||EV0505||Las Vegas||Chicken Scarpariello||Rao's (Caesars Palace)||Las Vegas, NV|
|5||EV0505||Las Vegas||Twenty-Vegetable Fried Rice||The Cosmopolitan||Las Vegas, NV|
|5||EV0505||Las Vegas||Nam Prik Ong||Lotus Of Siam||Las Vegas, NV|
|5||EV0505||Las Vegas||Satay Of Chilean Sea Bass||Tao Asian Bistro (The Venetian)||Las Vegas, NV|
|5||EV0505||Las Vegas||La Langoustine||L'Atelier de Joel Robouchon||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|6||EV0506||Road Trip||Tater Tots||Grill 'Em All Truck||Los Angeles|
|6||EV0506||Road Trip||Gyro||Steve's Gyros||Cleveland, Ohio|
|6||EV0506||Road Trip||Lobster Mashed Potatoes||Prime 44 West At The Greenbrier||White Sulphur Springs, WV|
|6||EV0506||Road Trip||Ahi Wrap||Kilauea Fish Market||Kauai, HI|
|6||EV0506||Road Trip||Pizza Pot Pie||Chicago Pizza & Oven Grinder Co.||Chicago, IL|
|6||EV0506||Road Trip||Barbequed Chicken||Churrascaria Novo Mundo||New Bedford, MA|
|6||EV0506||Road Trip||Salvadoran Burrito||Bueno Y Sano||Amherst, MA|
|6||EV0506||Road Trip||Roasted Van Vooren Ranch Pheasant||Fearing's Restaurant||Dallas, TX|
|7||EV0507||Old School||Oysters Rockefeller||Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant||New York, NY|
|7||EV0507||Old School||Jean Leon Original Chopped Salad||La Scala||Beverly Hills, California|
|7||EV0507||Old School||Mo-Fo Burger||Ray's Place||Kent, Ohio|
|7||EV0507||Old School||Sand Dab Filets (fish)||Tadich Grill||San Francisco, California|
|7||EV0507||Old School||Souffle Potatoes (Pommes Souffle)||Galatoire's||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|7||EV0507||Old School||West Indies Pepperpot Soup||City Tavern||Philadelphia, PA|
|7||EV0507||Old School||Queso Flameado||The Original Ninfa's on Navigation||Houston, TX|
|7||EV0507||Old School||22 Ounce Strip Sirloin||Bern's Steak House||Tampa, FL|
|7||EV0507||Old School||Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffle||Bern's Steak House||Tampa, Florida|
|8||EV0508||Ice Creamy||Toffee Banofi Sundae||Sweet Republic Ice Cream||Scottsdale, Arizona|
|8||EV0508||Ice Creamy||Torta Gelato with Chocolate and Pistachio||Bulgarini Gelato||Altadena, California|
|8||EV0508||Ice Creamy||Gibson Girl||Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour and Restaurant (Closed)||Mission Viejo, California|
|8||EV0508||Ice Creamy||Hot Fudge Sundae||Ice Cream Smuggler||Dennis, MA|
|8||EV0508||Ice Creamy||Pecan Ball||Cafe Pacific||Dallas, TX|
|8||EV0508||Ice Creamy||Chocolate & Peanut Butter Smores w/ Vanilla Ice Cream||Prime One Twelve||Miami, FL|
|8||EV0508||Ice Creamy||Bourbon Apples Cranberry Miso Marcona Almond Maple Fat Gelato||Girl & The Goat||Chicago, IL|
|8||EV0508||Ice Creamy||Ice Cream Sandwich||Jacques Torres Chocolate||Brooklyn, NY|
|9||EV0509||French Favorites||Raclette Savoyarde||Le Pichet||Seattle, WA|
|9||EV0509||French Favorites||Foie Gras Terrine with Marinated Figs||Everest||Chicago|
|9||EV0509||French Favorites||Steak Frites||Solbar||Calistoga, California|
|9||EV0509||French Favorites||Gratin de Macaroni||Vin Rouge||Durham, North Carolina|
|9||EV0509||French Favorites||Braised Beef Shortribs||Lucques||Los Angeles|
|9||EV0509||French Favorites||Azuki Cream Croissant||Japonaise||Boston, Massachusetts|
|9||EV0509||French Favorites||Crawfish Etouffee||Robin's Restaurant||Henderson, Louisiana|
|9||EV0509||French Favorites||Mille Crepes Cake||Lady M Confections||New York, NY|
|10||EV0510||Eggstraordinary||Ultimate Steak & Egg Sliders||Society Cafe at Encore||Las Vegas, NV|
|10||EV0510||Eggstraordinary||Lobster "Begula" Pasta||Michel Richard Citronelle (Closed)||Washington, DC|
|10||EV0510||Eggstraordinary||Reuben Eggroll||Mcguire's Irish Pub||Pensacola, FL|
|10||EV0510||Eggstraordinary||Truffled Egg Toast||Cafe Ino (Closed)||New York, NY|
|10||EV0510||Eggstraordinary||Foot-hi Lemon Meringue Pie||Blue Springs Cafe||Highland, IL|
|10||EV0510||Eggstraordinary||"Bacon and Eggs"||Picholine||New York, NY|
|10||EV0510||Eggstraordinary||Huevos Barbacoa Con Chile D'arbol Salsa||Cafe Pasqual's||Santa Fe, New Mexico|
|10||EV0510||Eggstraordinary||Strawberry Souffle||Cafe Jacqueline||San Francisco, California|
|11||EV0511||Finger Food||Fried Pickle Chips||Blue Ridge Grill||Atlanta, Georgia|
|11||EV0511||Finger Food||Ike's Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings||Pok Pok||Portland, OR|
|11||EV0511||Finger Food||Barbecue Potato Chips with Blue Cheese & Bacon Dip||Blue Smoke||New York, NY|
|11||EV0511||Finger Food||Afternoon Tea||The Adolphus||Dallas, Texas|
|11||EV0511||Finger Food||Dorowot||Meals by Genet||Los Angeles|
|11||EV0511||Finger Food||Toasted Ravioli (order online)||Mama Toscano's Ravioli||St. Louis, Missouri|
|11||EV0511||Finger Food||Gateway of India Pizza||Bombay Pizza Co.||Houston, Texas|
|11||EV0511||Finger Food||Bacon Wrapped Matzoh Balls||The Gorbals||Los Angeles|
|12||EV0512||Street Food||Escargot Puff Lollipop||Spencer On The Go||San Francisco, California|
|12||EV0512||Street Food||Elk Jalapeño Cheddar Brat||Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs||Denver, CO|
|12||EV0512||Street Food||Malasadas with Haupia Filling||Leonard's Malasadamobile||Honolulu, HI|
|12||EV0512||Street Food||Wafel of Massive Deliciousness||Wafels & Dinges||New York, NY|
|12||EV0512||Street Food||Tortas Ahogadas||El Gallito||Chula Vista, California|
|12||EV0512||Street Food||H-100's (Tater Tots)||Grill 'Em All||Los Angeles|
|12||EV0512||Street Food||Pork Belly Slider||Odd Duck Farm To Trailer||Austin, TX|
|12||EV0512||Street Food||The Salty Pimp||Big Gay Ice Cream Truck||New York, NY|
|13||EV0513||Childhood Favorites||Cheese Pizza||Mimi's Pizza & Restaurant||New York, NY|
|13||EV0513||Childhood Favorites||Fried Bologna Sandwich||Andre's Lounge||Toledo, Ohio|
|13||EV0513||Childhood Favorites||Pineapple Upside Down Cupcake||Citizen Cake||San Francisco, California|
|13||EV0513||Childhood Favorites||Cavatelli||Bucci's Restaurant||Berea, Ohio|
|13||EV0513||Childhood Favorites||Soup and Kalua Pig Sandwich||Alan Wong's||Honolulu, HI|
|13||EV0513||Childhood Favorites||Frito Pie||Five & Dime||Santa Fe, New Mexico|
|13||EV0513||Childhood Favorites||Mussel Bisque||Dobson's Bar & Restaurant||San Diego, California|
|13||EV0513||Childhood Favorites||Cotton Candy||The Four Seasons||New York, NY|
|1||EV0601||All American||Bar-B-Q Chicken,||Bar-B-Q King Drive-In Restaurant||Charlotte, NC|
|1||EV0601||All American||Hot Dog (w/ chunky peanut butter, sriracha hot sauce and "alien pickle relish")||Happy Dog||Cleveland, OH|
|1||EV0601||All American||Cheesecake (New York-style)||Junior's Restaurant||Brooklyn, NY|
|1||EV0601||All American||Salted Caramel Apple Pie||Four & Twenty Blackbirds||Brooklyn, NY|
|1||EV0601||All American||Beef Wellington||Chez Francois||Vermilion, OH|
|1||EV0601||All American||Carrot Cake||Lloyd's Carrot Cake||Bronx, NY|
|1||EV0601||All American||Deep Fried Cheese Curds (beer-battered)||The Old Fashioned Tavern||Madison, WI|
|1||EV0601||All American||Paradise Hot Brown||Lynn's Paradise Cafe||Louisville, KY|
|2||EV0602||New Orleans||Beignets & Chicory Coffee||Cafe Beignet||New Orleans, LA|
|2||EV0602||New Orleans||Gumbo Z'herbes||Dooky Chase's Restaurant||New Orleans, LA|
|2||EV0602||New Orleans||Fried Catfish Dinner||Deanie's Seafood Restaurant & Market||New Orleans, LA|
|2||EV0602||New Orleans||Muffaletta||Johnny's Po-boys||New Orleans, LA|
|2||EV0602||New Orleans||Creole Bread Pudding Souffle (w/ whiskey cream sauce)||Commander's Palace Restaurant||New Orleans, LA|
|2||EV0602||New Orleans||Pho Ga||Pho Tau Bay Vietnamese Cuisine||New Orleans, LA|
|2||EV0602||New Orleans||Roman Candy||Roman Candy Company (horse-drawn cart)||New Orleans, LA|
|2||EV0602||New Orleans||Emeril's Banana Cream Pie||Emeril's Restaurant||New Orleans, LA|
|3||EV0603||Messy||Jake's Sloppy Slaw Burger||The Red Eyed Mule||Marietta, Georgia|
|3||EV0603||Messy||Shrimp Boil||The Boiling Crab||Alhambra, California|
|3||EV0603||Messy||Meatloaf Sandwich||Rye Restaurant||Brooklyn, New York|
|3||EV0603||Messy||Crispy Pata (fried pork leg)||Ruby's Fast Food||Chicago, IL|
|3||EV0603||Messy||The Godfather (lasagna grilled cheese sandwich)||Melt Bar & Grilled||Lakewood, OH|
|3||EV0603||Messy||Asparagus Pistachio Olive Chutney Radicchio Rice Bowl||Revel Restaurant||Seattle, WA|
|3||EV0603||Messy||Bread & Chocolate||Berkshire Mountain Bakery||Housatonic, Massachusetts|
|3||EV0603||Messy||Backstabber Sandwich (chicken Caesar salad and artichoke hearts with dirty secret sauce)||Ike's Place||San Francisco, California|
|4||EV0604||As Good as Mom's||Coq au vin (braised chicken in burgundy wine)||La Poubelle Restaurant||Los Angeles|
|4||EV0604||As Good as Mom's||Coconut Macaroons||Salty Tart Bakery (Midtown Global Market)||Minneapolis, MN|
|4||EV0604||As Good as Mom's||Chile Mecco Relleno||Suenos (Closed)||New York, NY|
|4||EV0604||As Good as Mom's||Blueberry Blintzes||B & H Dairy||New York, NY|
|4||EV0604||As Good as Mom's||Soondubu Jjigae (soft tofu stew)||Cho Dang Gol Restaurant||New York, NY|
|4||EV0604||As Good as Mom's||Cavatelli Broccoli Rabe & Sausage||Roc Restaurant (Relocated to Louisville, KY)||New York, NY|
|4||EV0604||As Good as Mom's||Spicy Chicken Pops (Indonesian/Malaysian chicken wings)||Lukshon||Culver City, California|
|4||EV0604||As Good as Mom's||Kaiserschmarrn (Austrian pancake)||Spago||Beverly Hills, California|
|5||EV0605||Frightfully Good||Buffalo-style Pig Tails||Animal||Los Angeles|
|5||EV0605||Frightfully Good||Jumbo Pig Brain Sandwich||Hilltop Inn||Evansville, Indiana|
|5||EV0605||Frightfully Good||Spicy & Tingly Lamb Face Salad||Xi'an Famous Foods||New York, NY|
|5||EV0605||Frightfully Good||Rabbit Liver & Kidneys on Toast||Feast||Houston, TX|
|5||EV0605||Frightfully Good||Vastedda (spleen sandwich)||Ferdinando's Focacceria||Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY|
|5||EV0605||Frightfully Good||St. George Vert Absinthe||Sage at Aria||Las Vegas, NV|
|5||EV0605||Frightfully Good||Venison Tartare||Hotel Griffou||New York, NY|
|5||EV0605||Frightfully Good||Duck Tongue Tacos||Extra Virgin||Kansas City, MO|
|6||EV0606||Bird Is The Word||Turducken||Alpine Steak House and Karl Ehmers Quality Meats||Sarasota, FL|
|6||EV0606||Bird Is The Word||Peking Duck||Buddakan||New York, NY|
|6||EV0606||Bird Is The Word||Crackling Beer Can Chicken||A-Frame||Los Angeles|
|6||EV0606||Bird Is The Word||Tandoori Cornish Game Hen||Snackbar||Oxford, Mississippi|
|6||EV0606||Bird Is The Word||Duck Rice||Aldea||New York, NY|
|6||EV0606||Bird Is The Word||Chicken a la Plancha||Dovetail||New York, NY|
|6||EV0606||Bird Is The Word||Flattened Lemon Chicken||Oleana||Cambridge, Massachusetts|
|7||EV0607||Season's Eatings||Rose Petal Petit Fours||Valerie Confections||Los Angeles|
|7||EV0607||Season's Eatings||Coconut Gold Bars||Fran's Chocolates||Seattle, Washington|
|7||EV0607||Season's Eatings||Egg Nog||Ronnybrook Farms||Ancramdale, NY|
|7||EV0607||Season's Eatings||Rum Cake||Anthony's Pizza & Grille||Altoona, PA|
|7||EV0607||Season's Eatings||Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt Tart||Lovin' Oven||Frenchtown, NJ|
|7||EV0607||Season's Eatings||Buche De Noel||Pierre's||Bridgehampton, NY|
|7||EV0607||Season's Eatings||Fruit Cake||Collin Street Bakery||Corsicana, TX|
|7||EV0607||Season's Eatings||Bacon of the Month Club||Zingerman's||Ann Arbor, MI|
The original broadcast of The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Seasons 1–6, were on The Food Network from 2009 to 2011.  In 2018, the show switched to The Cooking Channel.  Season 7 did not have any new restaurants. Rather, episodes were based on cities like Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York with the previous restaurants from those cities in each episode.
Starting with Season 8, episodes would consist of new restaurants and food items.
|1||EV0801||Worth the Wait||Beef Wellington||Alton Brown||Marcel||Atlanta, GA|
|1||EV0801||Worth the Wait||Brisket||Ali Khan||La Barbecue||Austin, TX|
|1||EV0801||Worth the Wait||Pasta Sugo||Beau Macmillan||Tratto||Phoenix, AZ|
|1||EV0801||Worth the Wait||Au Cheval Burger||Geoffrey Zakarian||Au Cheval||Chicago, IL|
|1||EV0801||Worth the Wait||Cinnamon Biscuit||Jamika Pesson||Callie's Hot Little Biscuit||Charleston, SC|
|1||EV0801||Worth the Wait||Chicken and Rice||Roger Mooking||Nong's Khao Man Gai||Portland, OR|
|1||EV0801||Worth the Wait||Hot Chicken||Duff Goldman||Howlin' Rays||Los Angeles, CA|
|2||EV0802||Feats of Meat||Rib Eye Cap||Bobby Flay||Salt & Char||Saratoga Springs, NY|
|2||EV0802||Feats of Meat||Chicharron||Monti Carlo||Broken Spanish||Los Angeles, CA|
|2||EV0802||Feats of Meat||Oxtail||Carla Hall||Cooks and Captains||Brooklyn, NY|
|2||EV0802||Feats of Meat||Never the Same Waygu Meatballs||Justin Brunson||The Backroom at Moody's||Waltham, MA|
|2||EV0802||Feats of Meat||Turkey Ribs||Tregaye Fraser||Tom, Dick, and Hank||Atlanta, GA|
|2||EV0802||Feats of Meat||Lamb Shoulder||Molly Yeh||Zahav||Philadelphia, PA|
|2||EV0802||Feats of Meat||Sausage Tasting||Alexa Guarnaschelli||Euclid Hall||Denver, CO|
|3||EV0803||Life Changers||Sourdough, Sauerkraut, Pecorino & Ricotta Pancakes||Alton Brown||State Bird Provisions||San Francisco, CA|
|3||EV0803||Life Changers||Original Tomato Pie||Alex Guarnaschelli||Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana||New Haven, CT|
|3||EV0803||Life Changers||Roasted Chicken||Jeff Mauro||Boka||Chicago, IL|
|3||EV0803||Life Changers||Corn Agnolotti||Simon Majumdar||The Annex Kitchen||Fresno, CA|
|3||EV0803||Life Changers||Catfish and Grits||Fanny Slater||PinPoint||Wilmington, NC|
|3||EV0803||Life Changers||Artichokes Barigoule||Jonathon Sawyer||Edwins Restaurant||Cleveland, OH|
|3||EV0803||Life Changers||Olowalu Lime Pie||Duff Goldman||Leoda's Kitchen and Pie Shop||Maui, HI|
|4||EV0804||Picture Perfect||Beets, Labanaeh, Honey & Roti||Carla Hall||Alliance||Traverse City, MI|
|4||EV0804||Picture Perfect||Roast Duck Flambe||Eddie Jackson||Beatrice Inn||New York, NY|
|4||EV0804||Picture Perfect||Sorrell Pesto Rice Bowl||Monti Carlo||Sqirl||Los Angeles, CA|
|4||EV0804||Picture Perfect||Fiori Di Zucca||Antonia Lofaso||Felix||Venice, CA|
|4||EV0804||Picture Perfect||The Rebel Within||Molly Yeh||Craftsman & Wolves||San Francisco, CA|
|4||EV0804||Picture Perfect||Cookies + Milk||Aaron Sanchez||Willa Jean||New Orleans, LA|
|4||EV0804||Picture Perfect||Rice Porridge||Alton Brown||Destroyer||Culver City, CA|
|5||EV0805||Throwback||Box Lunch||Alton Brown||Sally Bell's Kitchen||Richmond, VA|
|5||EV0805||Throwback||Steak Diane||Simon Majumdar||Cotton||Manchester, NH|
|5||EV0805||Throwback||Pigs In A Blanket||Alex Guarnaschelli||Little Donkey||Cambridge, MA|
|5||EV0805||Throwback||Shrimp De Jonghe||Jeff Mauro||Gene & Georgetti||Chicago, IL|
|5||EV0805||Throwback||The Loco Moco||Tregaye Fraser||Rainbow Drive-In||Honolulu, HI|
|5||EV0805||Throwback||Bananas Foster||Donal Skehan||Brennan's||New Orleans, LA|
|6||EV0806||Voted Most Popular||Fried Chicken||Bobby Flay||Bubby's||New York, NY|
|6||EV0806||Voted Most Popular||Stetson Chopped Salad||Beau Macmillan||Cowboy Ciao||Phoenix, AZ|
|6||EV0806||Voted Most Popular||Corn Pizza||Katie Lee||Al forno||Providence, RI|
|6||EV0806||Voted Most Popular||Bo Loc Lac (Shaking Beef)||Nguyen Tran||Newport Seafood||San Gabriel, CA|
|6||EV0806||Voted Most Popular||Egg Baked in Celery Cream||Simon Majumdar||Miller Union||Atlanta, GA|
|6||EV0806||Voted Most Popular||Bourbon Honey Ice Cream||Jason Smith||Crank & Boom||Lexington, KY|
|6||EV0806||Voted Most Popular||Lobster Spaghetti||Aaron Sanchez||Nico Osteria||Chicago, IL|
|10||EV0810||Sandwich Hall of Fame|
|13||EV0813||Small Plates, Big Taste|
In 2020, the Food Network aired an eight-episode series spin-off of the show entitled All-Star Best Thing I Ever Ate, featuring the network's biggest chefs. 
I'm not going to tell you who Roxy is, but I will tell you the story of how this all happened. Roxy's started out as an accident, really. I was in my last year at Emerson College and spending all of my vacation time touring with my brother Mike's punk band all over the US and Europe. We survived on $5 a day, as well as the ever present spreads of bread and cheese from each country we visited. I joked that I could live off of bread and cheese alone, and a lightbulb went off in my head.
Faced with impending college graduation, I went on my first real job interview with a small market research firm. I showed up to my interview in a suit that was far too small. I was hot and uncomfortable, but somehow managed to get a second interview with the CEO. The morning of the interview, it occurred to me - I didn't own another suit. I wasn't willing to wear that awful suit again, so I called up the company before the interview, told them I accepted another position (I didn't), and started thinking of ways where I could live off bread and cheese. Two weeks later I bought a food truck off of Craigslist. But there was a small problem. Food trucks weren't legal in Boston.
I spent the better part of a year bugging every phone number on the city of Boston website until I convinced the Boston Parks Department to give me a food cart license (those were legal). I paid for the permit in full for the year so it would be harder for them to take it back once they realized I had a truck and not a cart. We passed our health inspection and somehow we ended up becoming the first food truck in Boston to park on a city street.
Why a food truck? A food truck gave us the opportunity to get up close and personal with our guests. We wanted to meet our guests and our community and get to know them as closely as possible. It was amazing to be able to have a conversation with the person you were cooking for. We knew as we grew that we wanted to preserve that experience.
When we started, we committed to taking the little money we had and using it to buy the best ingredients possible. We wanted to serve the type of food you would tell your friends about. To this day we're slicing our own cheeses, cutting our potatoes by hand, making our guacamole, brining and dredging our own chicken.
We've certainly grown beyond just grilled cheese, and beyond just food trucks. But the reason we're here is the same reason why we started - to do something fun, delicious, and innovative, that people can connect with.
A taste of Puerto Rico with Eklectic Eats food truck
SAN ANTONIO – Owner of Eklectic Eats Emma Olivas is all about sharing her culture through her cooking.
“I love cooking, so I was like okay, I’m gonna do it,” Olivas said. " I saved up a little bit and I bought the truck and that’s how it all started.”
She started her food truck, Eklectic Eats, back in January 2020.
“We opened and then two months later, the virus hit. At first it was not knowing, the unknown of the virus, but then after a while we knew that it was safe if you took the precautions,” Olivas said.
If you’re looking to try Puerto Rican food for the first time, here’s a guide for the customer favorites:
• Puerto Rican Sushi (with house sauce)
• Empanadillas (Puerto Rican empanadas)
They are located at 12157 Potranco Rd. You can follow them on Facebook or Instagram to keep up with their hours.
“I am super proud, this is family owned, everyone who works here is my family and every guest that comes feels like that have been on the island,” Olivas said.
3. Create a Food Truck Business Plan
Like any other business, your food truck will need a well-prepared business plan if you want it to succeed. Your business plan puts your concept on paper and requires you to map out a financial plan.
Having a plan for becoming profitable this early in the process will give you a better understanding of how long it will take for your business to turn a profit, and what funds you need to sustain your business until that point. Your food truck business plan serves as a basis of how you envision your business to start, run, and grow.
Your food truck business plan should include the following sections:
- Business description: Describe the food truck industry in your region, the present outlook and future possibilities, your concept, theme, and other markets and industries that can directly impact your business.
- Market analysis: Identify market trends in the food truck industry, your target market, and analyze competitors. For example, are there food trucks in your area that are selling the same kinds of food, or traditional restaurants that have the same target customer base?
- Organization and management: Explain how you plan to run your business, including standard operating procedures, staffing, and responsibilities of each key partner and employee.
- Product line: Detail your menu, ingredients, and procedures as well as the cost of preparing the food and how much you plan to sell it for.
- Marketing plan: Describe how you plan to market your food truck business. Important marketing channels for food trucks include word-of-mouth, influencer marketing, and social media marketing.
- Funding request and proposal: State how much funding you need to start your food truck and exactly how you plan to have it funded. If you’re applying for a business loan, specify how much money you need to borrow.
- Financial projections: Breakdown your projected expenses, profits, and losses for at least your first three to five years.
When preparing your business plan, make sure that you include all the details. For example, itemize your marketing strategy, explain how each one will reach your target consumers, how much it will cost, and how many customers it will bring in. List your product line to include all food items, how it will appear on your menu, the ingredients, how to make it, and at what price you plan on selling it.
When starting a food truck, you’ll need to set up an LLC to apply for vendor licenses and startup funding. You’ll also need to separate your personal finances from your business finances by opening a business bank account.
Forming an LLC can be an expensive and complicated process. So, we recommend working with a solution like Incfile to save money while registering your food truck business. With Incfile, you can register your business for free. Visit Incfile to learn more.
Cooking on a Boat
“The first thing you learn when cooking on a sailboat is how to protect whatever is on the stove from falling off the stove,” said Captain Annie Mahle, who sailed the Schooner J. & E. Riggin out of Rockland, Maine, with her husband, Captain Jon Finger.
She continued, “It doesn’t take you too many times with the turkey sliding off the stove and across the galley sole before you realize, ‘Okay, we’re going to have a different plan.’”
Mahle spoke with long experience and the good humor of someone who has successfully figured out that plan—in tight confines with hundreds of pounds of raw ingredients for as many as 24 guests and six crew members, and accounting for a range of dietary requirements.
Not only that, she’s developed scores of recipes that resulted in her Sugar & Salt cookbook series, a collection of recipes, crafts, thoughts, and stories from an adventurous life off the Maine coast. Her cooking, recipes, and cookbooks have been highlighted on the Today Show and Throwdown with Bobby Flay. Her food and the Riggin have been featured in dozens of national media outlets, including the Food Network, Traditional Home Magazine, Family Circle, Women’s Day, Boston Globe, and Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors. Yankee Magazine has twice named the Riggin one of the “Top 10 Places to have Dinner with a View in Maine.”
Mahle sources local ingredients and preps them in the Riggin’s 6- by 8-foot galley.
And yet, Mahle began her career not knowing how to sail and with little culinary training. “When I graduated from college, I wouldn’t have called myself a chef, a writer, a business owner, a sailor, a mom or a wife,” she said. “I was not expecting to be any of those things.”
Raised near Detroit, Michigan, Mahle decided she wanted to learn to sail after graduating from Michigan State University. An acquaintance connected her with Captains Ellen and Ken Barnes, a couple who have long owned windjammers in midcoast Maine. They offered a job the day she called. Mahle drove 16 hours to Maine, got up at 4 the next morning, went to work as mess cook—and quickly developed a passion for cooking. (Her first day on the job, Mahle met Finger, who served as the mate.)
Mahle went from being mess cook to head cook on the windjammers and to private chef on a Caribbean yacht. She further developed her skills as a sous chef to classically trained Swiss chef Hans Bucher and at the Culinary Institute of America.
But Maine beckoned, especially when Mahle and Finger were ready to start a family. They decided to buy a windjammer, with Mahle running the galley.
Annie Mahle and Jon Finger ran the schooner J. & E. Riggin for many years. The couple recently sold the Riggin to former crew members
The Riggin, she said, is essentially a floating restaurant and bed-and-breakfast. Sailing all summer long on multi-day trips in and around Penobscot Bay, she developed sophisticated menus over nearly 25 years that include main courses, sides, salads, baked goods, and drinks, using ingredients that she grows herself or sources locally.
Cooking on a sailboat involves interesting logistics in a 6- by 8-foot galley that’s partly occupied by a 3- by 4-foot woodburning stove. In this space, smaller than a food truck, she and her assistant serve 30 people breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day.
Pre-dawn hours are spent making the day’s baked goods, including breads, sticky buns, and desserts.
She lacks the conveniences of a modern kitchen—microwave, freezer, walk-in refrigerator, or much storage space at all. Her range is a woodstove, the fire built up each morning before dawn, tended throughout the day. Without electricity, everything is made by hand—the bread kneaded, pesto chopped, and whipped cream whisked.
Mahle’s routine starts each weekend. She places orders for the coming week with local purveyors and also looks to see what’s available in her own vegetable, herb, and flower garden. The menu involves a fair amount of strategy. For example, meat cuts come onboard frozen.
“I plan those big roasts and tenderloins and legs of lamb for the end of the week, so they thaw over the course of the trip,” she explained. “The smaller cuts—anything ground or in a stew form—come earlier.”
Everything has its place in the galley’s tight confines, where Mahle and her assistant prepare daily meals for 30 people—without the conveniences of a modern kitchen.
Her menus for the week depend on ingredients available from local growers. She enjoys having guests visit the galley, watch production, and weigh in with recipe ideas. But a special moment occurs before dawn every day, when she quietly makes her way to the dark galley—being careful not to wake sleeping guests—to fire up the woodstove and get the old-fashioned drip-pot coffee maker going for that first cup of brew.
That’s also when she embarks on three or four hours of baking, prepping breads, sticky buns, and desserts. It’s okay to cook the pans of goodies under sail, she said. If the boat is heeling, it just might mean that one side of a pan of brownies, for example, is thick and fudgy and the other side thin and crispy.
Another strategic challenge is finding space to store prepped items so they don’t slide around during the day. A typical home cook might have plenty of countertop to spread out bowls and pans. Mahle goes for vertical storage.
“I stack my baking sheets crisscross,” she said. “I stack the bowls, sometime separating them with a little plastic wrap. I’m storing them up rather than horizontally.”
Then the stacks go into the sink, cabinets, lockers, under the stove, or even in the wood bin as the wood comes out to leave space.
The routine involves a fair bit of exercise.
“On one tack, we stow everything on the downwind side,” she said. “As we come about, I or a crew member go below and stack everything again on the down side. We’re up and down all the time.”
In recent years, Mahle shifted dining service from sit-down meals in the galley—with an hour of setting the table and cleaning up each time—to buffets on the deck.
“That freed up three hours every day so we could kick it in terms of the level of food we make,” she said. “Let’s say we’re making gnocchi with a braised pork loin and a vegetable or two. If I’ve got more time, I can glaze some pecans to go on top of the kale, make an extra sauce, and toast some cumin to toss with the tomatillos.”
In a sense, the wind and waves are themselves part of the menu.
“Anybody who’s going to go sailing, and try to eat meals on the boat, has to be flexible and patient with the waves and the wind,” Mahle said. “You are at their whim. Your goal is to mitigate as many disasters as possible. If you accomplish that, then you’ve won.”
MBH&H Contributing Editor Laurie Schreiber is also a Mainebiz staff writer and has covered topics in Maine for more than 30 years.
Tips for the galley chef
Annie Mahle, former co-owner, captain, and chef of the Schooner J. & E. Riggin in Rockland, Maine, has a host of routines she follows to ensure finished dishes make it to hungry mouths and not onto the galley sole. Here are just a few:
■ Plan your menu and ingredients list before leaving shore, but be ready to adapt. Learn how to substitute ingredients, knowing you can’t hop off the boat and run to the grocery store.
■ Optimize galley space by processing as many ingredients as possible before setting off. For example, Mahle receives delivery of whole stalks of edamame. Before leaving the dock, she removes stalks and throws them into the compost bin at the dock, bringing along only the pods.
■ Before setting off, cook down voluminous items such as leafy greens to the extent possible, then store. Cooked greens take up far less space than fresh.
■ Storage might come in surprising spots—lockers, the sink, or the settee.
■ Store vertically, not horizontally. Mahle stacks baking sheets crisscross and stacks bowls, sometimes separated with plastic wrap. She uses stainless steel bowls so there’s no risk of breakage.
■ Store on the downwind side and be prepared to shift your stacks when the boat tacks.
■ Cooking a soup or stew? Don’t fill the pot to the brim. Likewise, for roasts. You don’t want liquid sloshing out. Depending on sea conditions, Mahle fills pots and pans to two-thirds or three-quarters, and roasting pans to half-full.
Mahle’s cookbooks demonstrate how the art of creating delicious food can be accomplished even in tiny spaces—and with no electricity. Here is an easy recipe for fresh salsa.
10 Fun Things to Do with Neighbors & Friends (While Social Distancing)
Probably one of the most thumbs-down things about the coronavirus pandemic is being able to see your neighbors and nearby friends, but not being able to get closer than six feet to them. If you and your crew are feeling the disconnect, don’t stress! With a little creativity, you can get back to feeling as tightknit as ever within your community. Scroll down to see our super fun ideas for bringing your community together without actually being in a crowd.
1. Organize a scavenger hunt.
The thrill of this hunt is getting to do something active with your neighbors while still respecting each other’s space. Organize a community-wide search by first picking and sharing the theme of the hunt—like animals, states, painted rocks, etc. You may need to prep a little by enlisting the neighborhood to put objects in their windows or on their porches. If you have a competitive crew, add a time limit and a hashtag for sharing pics of your finds.
2. Play Tic-Tac-Toe .
Keep your X’s and O’s socially distant by playing through a glass door or window. Create a Tic-Tac-Toe board with masking tape or an erasable marker on the glass. While you play, one opponent is inside the house, and the other is outside. This sneaky set-up also works with Connect Four and Pictionary.
3. Invite a food truck to visit.
If you feel like all you’ve been doing during this entire pandemic is cooking meals, give yourself (and your neighbors) a much-needed break. After checking on community interest and getting approval from any housing associations, contact a few trucks to see who might be available to set up shop for a couple of hours. To keep lingering crowds to a minimum, you might want to have the truck stick to mobile- or pre-orders only.
4. Have a social distance dance party.
Who knew busting a move with neighbors during a pandemic could be so simple (and ridiculously fun)? All you do is pick the neighbor with the best playlist to blast the music (make sure non-participating neighbors are okay with the ruckus) and invite everyone to showcase their dance moves in their driveways. Kick it up a notch by playing driveway freeze dance.
5. Start a fairy garden.
Do you believe in magic? You will after creating a fairy garden in your yard . Open it up to other enchanted friends by keeping the garden in a high traffic area—near your curb or a sidewalk, for example. Then, any passersby can help decorate the fairy garden with little items: pinecones, stick teepees, or stones for benches or garden paths.
6. Do a sidewalk chalk obstacle course.
From spins and twirls to squats and hopscotch, these chalk obstacle courses are not only fun to do, but they can become a community art project of sorts, with neighbors adding directives to it—“do a yoga pose,” “run in place,” “clap 10 times”—as they go.
7. Show an outdoor movie.
Mainstream movie theaters may be closed, but you’ll barely skip a beat by setting up a projector and an outdoor screen in your yard. Make it BYO by inviting neighbors to bring their snacks (buttered popcorn and Twizzlers … holler!) and sit on their blankets, six feet apart.
8. Make a trade (from a distance).
Save some money while getting to know your neighbors by conducting swaps of various things—clothes, books, toys, etc. Keep it contactless by setting it up online (try: Nextdoor.com or Facebook Marketplace), and being clear on a drop time and place.
9. Set up a free little library.
A little free library is a triple threat. It can bring your community together, curb book clutter and help nix the "summer slide." Set up is super simple, too—get creative and build your own (it's just a larger-looking mailbox) or buy one pre-made from The Little Free Library organization . Bookworms unite (without actually uniting)!
10. Host a virtual happy hour.
Let’s be honest here—this one never gets old. After you’ve shuttled the kids to bed or set them up on a Netflix watch party with their friends, grab a glass of your favorite beverage and snag some face-to-face time (through the interwebz) with your neighbor-friends. Don’t forget to make a toast … to health, happiness and community.
The Caffeinated History of Coffee
On her website ToriAvey.com, Tori Avey explores the story behind the food — why we eat what we eat, how the recipes of different cultures have evolved, and how yesterday’s recipes can inspire us in the kitchen today. Learn more about Tori and The History Kitchen.
Second only to oil, coffee is the most valuable legally traded commodity in the world. We love it, we rely on it, and we drink it in massive quantities. It is estimated that 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed each day worldwide. New Yorkers are said to drink 7 times the amount of any other U.S. city, which is why it may seem like there is a Starbucks on every corner of Manhattan. Famed French writer and philosopher Voltaire was rumored to have drunk 40 – 50 cups per day. Coffee is a daily ritual in the lives of millions of humans around the globe. Where exactly did this caffeinated phenomenon begin?
As with most foods that have been around for centuries, coffee’s beginnings are enveloped in mystery and lore. There is a popular Ethiopian legend wherein coffee is discovered by a goat herder named Kaldi, who found his goats frolicking and full of energy after eating the red fruit of the coffee shrub. Kaldi tried the fruit for himself and had a similar reaction. After witnessing their strange behavior, a monk took some of the fruit back to his fellow monks they too spent the night awake and alert. Of course, they would have been reacting to coffee’s high dose of caffeine. This natural stimulant also serves as an inborn plant pesticide, protecting the coffee fruit from insects.
Before coffee became our morning beverage of choice, it appeared in a variety of different preparations. In its most basic, unprocessed form, coffee is a cherry-like fruit, which becomes red when ripe the coffee bean is found at the center of the red coffee fruit. Early on, the fruit were mixed with animal fat to create a protein rich snack bar. At one point, the fermented pulp was used to make a wine-like concoction incidentally, a similar beverage was made from the cacao fruit, before the advent of chocolate, which goes to show that humans are especially adept at finding new ways to imbibe. Another drink that appeared around 1000 A.D. was made from the whole coffee fruit, including the beans and the hull. It wasn’t until the 13th century that people began to roast coffee beans, the first step in the process of making coffee as we know it today.
The word “coffee” has roots in several languages. In Yemen it earned the name qahwah, which was originally a romantic term for wine. It later became the Turkish kahveh, then Dutch koffie and finally coffee in English.
The modern version of roasted coffee originated in Arabia. During the 13th century, coffee was extremely popular with the Muslim community for its stimulant powers, which proved useful during long prayer sessions. By parching and boiling the coffee beans, rendering them infertile, the Arabs were able to corner the market on coffee crops. In fact, tradition says that not a single coffee plant existed outside of Arabia or Africa until the 1600s, when Baba Budan, an Indian pilgrim, left Mecca with fertile beans fastened to a strap across his abdomen. Baba’s beans resulted in a new and competitive European coffee trade.
In 1616, the Dutch founded the first European-owned coffee estate in Sri Lanka, then Ceylon, then Java in 1696. The French began growing coffee in the Caribbean, followed by the Spanish in Central America and the Portuguese in Brazil. European coffee houses sprang up in Italy and later France, where they reached a new level of popularity. Now, it is de rigueur for Parisians to indulge in a cup of coffee and a baguette or croissant at the numerous coffee cafes throughout Paris.
Coffee plants reached the New World during the early 18th century, though the drink wasn’t really popular in America until the Boston Tea Party of 1773, when making the switch from tea to coffee became something of a patriotic duty. The Civil War and other conflicts that followed also helped to increase coffee consumption, as soldiers relied on the caffeine for a boost of energy. It may have started a bit later here, but Americans love coffee just as much as the rest of the world. Teddy Roosevelt himself is counted among America’s great coffee drinkers due to his rumored consumption of a gallon of coffee daily! Roosevelt is also said to have coined Maxwell House’s famous “Good to the Last Drop” slogan after being served the coffee at Andrew Jackson’s historical home, the Hermitage, in Tennessee.
By the late 1800s, coffee had become a worldwide commodity, and entrepreneurs began looking for new ways to profit from the popular beverage. In 1864, John and Charles Arbuckle, brothers from Pittsburgh, purchased Jabez Burns’ newly invented self-emptying coffee bean roaster. The Arbuckle brothers began selling pre-roasted coffee in paper bags by the pound. They named their coffee “Ariosa,” and found great success selling it to the cowboys of the American West. It wasn’t long before James Folger followed suit and began selling coffee to the gold miners of California. This blazed the trail for several other big name coffee producers, including Maxwell House and Hills Brothers.
In the 1960s, a certain awareness for specialty coffee started to grow, inspiring the opening of the first Starbucks in Seattle in 1971. Today, the grass-roots coffee movement continues to grow with the increase of small independently-owned cafes boasting sustainable, locally roasted, fair trade beans. Coffee has become an artistic trade that is valued for its complexity of flavors and terroir, much like wine.
From a simple cup of black coffee to a complex, multi-adjective Starbucks order, each coffee drinker has their own favorite way of indulging in this caffeinated wonder-drink. Here are six coffee-inspired recipes that will give you some new ways to enjoy this ancient beverage.