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The Best Thing I Ever Ate

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The Best Thing I Ever Ate

What do the celebrity chefs and hosts of Food Network programs like to eat when they're on their own time and their own dime? They tell you in each episode of this show, which focuses on a different type of food. The celebrities talk about pizza, for example, and tell you where in the country you can find their personal favorites. They also dish on great desserts, their favorite barbeque joints, and where to get the best comfort foods.

Premiere:
Jan 23, 2009
Original Network:
Food Network
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Bay Area

S08, E04  (First Aired: Jan. 7, 2018)
Dream-worthy oysters at Hog Island; the pork bun at Yank Sing; the souffle at Cafe Jacqueline; the strudel at Schmidt's; the pain au chocolat at Tartine.
  • Sun 1/21
  • 12:00PM-12:30PM
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Grilled

S03, E01  (First Aired: May. 31, 2010)
Mongolian pork chops; Southern rib tips; scallops.
  • Sun 1/21
  • 12:30PM-1:00PM
  • 166
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Feats of Meat

S08, E02  (First Aired: Dec. 18, 2017)
Justin Brunson shares where he gets his favorite meatballs; Monti Carlo digs into her heritage and discovers the best chicharron in Los Angeles; Bobby Flay doesn't joke around when it comes to meat, so he reveals the steak he says is the best around.
  • Sun 1/21
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 166
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Appetizers

S03, E06  (First Aired: Jul. 5, 2010)
Crispy calamari; French onion soup in a dumpling form.
  • Sun 1/21
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 166
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Atlanta

S07, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 10, 2017)
Exploring Atlanta's food, from barbecued rib tips and top-secret burgers to angry mussels; a guide to some of Atlanta's most popular places; Atlanta native Alton Brown takes viewers to some of his favorite spots and divulges locals-only secrets.
  • Sun 1/21
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 166
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Nutty

S04, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 11, 2010)
Peanuts in a white chocolate pretzel spread; walnuts in caramel and chocolate; crushed almond macaroons.
  • Sun 1/21
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 166
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Life Changers

S08, E05  (First Aired: Jan. 8, 2018)
Alex Guarnaschelli names the dish that resulted in her being born; Fanny Slater explains why she wouldn't get married without catfish and grits; Jonathon Sawyer discusses how one dish changed the lives of over 200 inmates.
  • Sun 1/21
  • 9:00PM-9:30PM
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Under Wraps

S04, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 25, 2010)
Pulled pork wrapped in pasta; bacon-wrapped pork chops; salami and melted cheese wrapped in crispy pastry.
  • Sun 1/21
  • 9:30PM-10:00PM
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Atlanta

S07, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 10, 2017)
Exploring Atlanta's food, from barbecued rib tips and top-secret burgers to angry mussels; a guide to some of Atlanta's most popular places; Atlanta native Alton Brown takes viewers to some of his favorite spots and divulges locals-only secrets.
  • Mon 1/22
  • 12:00AM-12:30AM
  • 166
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Nutty

S04, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 11, 2010)
Peanuts in a white chocolate pretzel spread; walnuts in caramel and chocolate; crushed almond macaroons.
  • Mon 1/22
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 166
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Life Changers

S08, E05  (First Aired: Jan. 8, 2018)
Alex Guarnaschelli names the dish that resulted in her being born; Fanny Slater explains why she wouldn't get married without catfish and grits; Jonathon Sawyer discusses how one dish changed the lives of over 200 inmates.
  • Mon 1/22
  • 1:00AM-1:30AM
  • 166
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Under Wraps

S04, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 25, 2010)
Pulled pork wrapped in pasta; bacon-wrapped pork chops; salami and melted cheese wrapped in crispy pastry.
  • Mon 1/22
  • 1:30AM-2:00AM
  • 166
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Worth the Wait

S08, E01  (First Aired: Dec. 11, 2017)
Alton Brown talks up his favorite beef Wellington; Jamika Pessoa melts over buttery biscuits; Beau MacMillan Tratto's pasta in Phoenix is worth waiting for; Duff Goldman is okay with waiting in line at this special hot chicken joint.
  • Mon 1/22
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • 166
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In a Bowl

S03, E07  (First Aired: Jul. 26, 2010)
Spicy chili; creamy, tender gnocchi; incredible hand-pulled noodles.
  • Mon 1/22
  • 6:30PM-7:00PM
  • 166
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Simply Irresistible

S03, E02  (First Aired: Jun. 7, 2010)
Roast chicken; sticky buns; seafood.
  • Mon 1/22
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 166
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Regional Favorites

S03, E03  (First Aired: Jun. 14, 2010)
Shrimp po' boy; lobster feast; cheese steak.
  • Mon 1/22
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 166
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Throwback

NEW
S08, E08 
Alton Brown stops to get his favorite boxed lunch; Chef Tregaye Fraser visits a drive-in for a slice of cake; Jeff Mauro shares the oldest pedigree of Chicagoan cuisine; Alex Guarnaschelli slips into a food coma over pigs in a blanket.
  • Mon 1/22
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 166
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Chocolate

S02, E07  (First Aired: Feb. 12, 2010)
Alton Brown, Duff Goldman, Tyler Florence and Claire Robinson unwrap their favorite chocolate delights.
  • Mon 1/22
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 166
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The Classics

S02, E09  (First Aired: Feb. 26, 2010)
The Food Network stars share their favorite classic dishes.
  • Mon 1/22
  • 9:30PM-10:00PM
  • 166
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Throwback

S08, E08  (First Aired: Jan. 22, 2018)
Alton Brown stops to get his favorite boxed lunch; Chef Tregaye Fraser visits a drive-in for a slice of cake; Jeff Mauro shares the oldest pedigree of Chicagoan cuisine; Alex Guarnaschelli slips into a food coma over pigs in a blanket.
  • Tue 1/23
  • 12:00AM-12:30AM
  • 166
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Chocolate

S02, E07  (First Aired: Feb. 12, 2010)
Alton Brown, Duff Goldman, Tyler Florence and Claire Robinson unwrap their favorite chocolate delights.
  • Tue 1/23
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 166
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The Classics

S02, E09  (First Aired: Feb. 26, 2010)
The Food Network stars share their favorite classic dishes.
  • Tue 1/23
  • 1:30AM-2:00AM
  • 166
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Obsessions

S01, E05  (First Aired: Jul. 14, 2009)
Chefs reveal dishes they are obsessed with.
  • Thu 1/25
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
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Wake Up Call

S01, E06  (First Aired: Jul. 28, 2009)
Food Network stars talk about the foods they love to start their day with.
  • Thu 1/25
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
  • 166
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Between Bread

S01, E08  (First Aired: Aug. 4, 2009)
Michael Symon, Guy Fieri and Aaron McCargo Jr.
  • Thu 1/25
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 166
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With My Hands

S01, E09  (First Aired: Aug. 11, 2009)
Favorite hand-sized treats.
  • Thu 1/25
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 166
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Filled With Envy

S01, E10  (First Aired: Aug. 18, 2009)
Delicacies that Duff, Tyler Florence and Sandra Lee wish they had thought of.
  • Thu 1/25
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • 166
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Hometown Favorites

S02, E02  (First Aired: Jan. 8, 2010)
Food Network stars reveal the best thing they've ever eaten in their hometowns.
  • Thu 1/25
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • 166
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Vegas

S08, E06  (First Aired: Jan. 14, 2018)
Divulging the secrets of Vegas cuisine; the double ribeye at SW Steakhouse; the langoustine at L'Atelier Joel Robechon; drunken noodles from Wazuzu; the Gambler's Special surf and turf at Mr. Lucky's 24/7.
  • Sun 1/28
  • 12:00PM-12:30PM
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Sweet Tooth

S03, E04  (First Aired: Jun. 21, 2010)
Fruit-filled homemade breakfast pastry; peanut butter and jelly doughnuts; chocolate mousse; tangerine creamsicles.
  • Sun 1/28
  • 12:30PM-1:00PM
  • 166
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Burgers

S03, E05  (First Aired: Jun. 27, 2010)
American classic burgers ranging from lamb to the original.
  • Sun 1/28
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 166
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Hidden Treasures

S03, E08  (First Aired: Aug. 2, 2010)
Favorite dishes from Tyler Florence, Sunny Anderson, Ted Allen; Hawaiian pork dish, super sized sizzling bacon.
  • Sun 1/28
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 166
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New England

S07, E08  (First Aired: Sep. 17, 2017)
From classics like the Boston Cream Pie to sticky buns that'll sway one's loyalties, viewers are taken on a tour of the best that New England has to offer; trying the Szechuan sliced fish in Chinatown; tasting the ultimate roast chicken in Cambridge.
  • Sun 1/28
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 166
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Bang for the Buck

S04, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 27, 2010)
Free Philly cheesesteak; four-course chef's tasting menu; surf and turf for less.
  • Sun 1/28
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 166
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Picture Perfect

S08, E07  (First Aired: Jan. 15, 2018)
Carla Hall shows off beautiful beets from Michigan; Molly Yeh reveals the surprise inside the ultimate breakfast muffin; Aaron Sanchez shares his warm cookies and milk; Alton Brown talks about his favorite dish at Destroyer in Los Angeles.
  • Sun 1/28
  • 9:00PM-9:30PM
  • 166
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Crazy Good

S04, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 22, 2010)
Tagliatelle pasta with white truffles; banana split; decadent chocolate cake; juicy pot roast.
  • Sun 1/28
  • 9:30PM-10:00PM
  • 166
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New England

S07, E08  (First Aired: Sep. 17, 2017)
From classics like the Boston Cream Pie to sticky buns that'll sway one's loyalties, viewers are taken on a tour of the best that New England has to offer; trying the Szechuan sliced fish in Chinatown; tasting the ultimate roast chicken in Cambridge.
  • Mon 1/29
  • 12:00AM-12:30AM
  • 166
  • Cooking
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  • 689
  • Cooking HD

Bang for the Buck

S04, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 27, 2010)
Free Philly cheesesteak; four-course chef's tasting menu; surf and turf for less.
  • Mon 1/29
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 166
  • Cooking
  •  
  •  
  • 689
  • Cooking HD

Picture Perfect

S08, E07  (First Aired: Jan. 15, 2018)
Carla Hall shows off beautiful beets from Michigan; Molly Yeh reveals the surprise inside the ultimate breakfast muffin; Aaron Sanchez shares his warm cookies and milk; Alton Brown talks about his favorite dish at Destroyer in Los Angeles.
  • Mon 1/29
  • 1:00AM-1:30AM
  • 166
  • Cooking
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  • 689
  • Cooking HD

Crazy Good

S04, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 22, 2010)
Tagliatelle pasta with white truffles; banana split; decadent chocolate cake; juicy pot roast.
  • Mon 1/29
  • 1:30AM-2:00AM
  • 166
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San Diego

S08, E03  (First Aired: Dec. 24, 2017)
San Diego may be the land of sun, surf and fun, but it's also home to some of the best dining spots around; a bacon burger at Hodad's; chilaquiles at Mexican hotspot Talavera; peanut butter spread at Spread; chocolate cake at Extraordinary Desserts.
  • Mon 1/29
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • 166
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Between Bread

S01, E08  (First Aired: Aug. 4, 2009)
Michael Symon, Guy Fieri and Aaron McCargo Jr.
  • Mon 1/29
  • 6:30PM-7:00PM
  • 166
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Personal Favorites

S04, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 23, 2009)
Food Network stars reveal their favorite foods, and talk about what's on their plates when they aren't the ones behind the stove.
  • Mon 1/29
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 166
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Salty Goodness

S02, E04  (First Aired: Jan. 22, 2010)
Food Network stars reveal eight salty dishes guaranteed to please.
  • Mon 1/29
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
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Voted Most Popular

NEW
S08, E09 
Sharing seven popular go-to dishes from restaurants across the country; Jason Smith visits an ice cream shop; Bobby Flay reveals his secret neighborhood joint; Beau MacMillan shares his favorite salad; Katie Lee admits her love for a grilled pizza.
  • Mon 1/29
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
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Hot & Spicy

S02, E11  (First Aired: Mar. 12, 2010)
Food Network stars share their favorite hot and spicy dishes.
  • Mon 1/29
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 166
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Crunchy

S02, E08  (First Aired: Feb. 19, 2010)
Crunchy foods.
  • Mon 1/29
  • 9:00PM-9:30PM
  • 166
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With My Hands

S01, E09  (First Aired: Aug. 11, 2009)
Favorite hand-sized treats.
  • Mon 1/29
  • 9:30PM-10:00PM
  • 166
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  • 689
  • Cooking HD

Voted Most Popular

S08, E09  (First Aired: Jan. 29, 2018)
Sharing seven popular go-to dishes from restaurants across the country; Jason Smith visits an ice cream shop; Bobby Flay reveals his secret neighborhood joint; Beau MacMillan shares his favorite salad; Katie Lee admits her love for a grilled pizza.
  • Tue 1/30
  • 12:00AM-12:30AM
  • 166
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  • Cooking HD

Hot & Spicy

S02, E11  (First Aired: Mar. 12, 2010)
Food Network stars share their favorite hot and spicy dishes.
  • Tue 1/30
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 166
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Crunchy

S02, E08  (First Aired: Feb. 19, 2010)
Crunchy foods.
  • Tue 1/30
  • 1:00AM-1:30AM
  • 166
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With My Hands

S01, E09  (First Aired: Aug. 11, 2009)
Favorite hand-sized treats.
  • Tue 1/30
  • 1:30AM-2:00AM
  • 166
  • Cooking
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  • 689
  • Cooking HD

Atlanta

S07, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 10, 2017)
Exploring Atlanta's food, from barbecued rib tips and top-secret burgers to angry mussels; a guide to some of Atlanta's most popular places; Atlanta native Alton Brown takes viewers to some of his favorite spots and divulges locals-only secrets.
  • Thu 2/1
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 166
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  • Cooking HD

New England

S07, E08  (First Aired: Sep. 17, 2017)
From classics like the Boston Cream Pie to sticky buns that'll sway one's loyalties, viewers are taken on a tour of the best that New England has to offer; trying the Szechuan sliced fish in Chinatown; tasting the ultimate roast chicken in Cambridge.
  • Thu 2/1
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
  • 166
  • Cooking
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  • 689
  • Cooking HD

Salty Goodness

S02, E04  (First Aired: Jan. 22, 2010)
Food Network stars reveal eight salty dishes guaranteed to please.
  • Thu 2/1
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 166
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Meat-Fest

S02, E05  (First Aired: Jan. 29, 2010)
Leg of beast; roast suckling pig; lamb shank; tri-tip sandwiches.
  • Thu 2/1
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 166
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Snack Attack

S02, E06  (First Aired: Feb. 5, 2010)
Food Network stars share their favorite snacks.
  • Thu 2/1
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • 166
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Worth the Wait

S08, E01  (First Aired: Dec. 11, 2017)
Alton Brown talks up his favorite beef Wellington; Jamika Pessoa melts over buttery biscuits; Beau MacMillan Tratto's pasta in Phoenix is worth waiting for; Duff Goldman is okay with waiting in line at this special hot chicken joint.
  • Thu 2/1
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • 166
  • Cooking
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  • 689
  • Cooking HD