If you need a little inspiration before making dinner tonight or want some fresh ideas before a trip to the grocery store, look no further than the Cooking Channel. Home chefs who love cooking and trying new cuisines can tune in on DISH channel 113. To get you started, here are 5 shows that’ll inspire and educate any home chef, no matter your skill level.
Ching-He Huang visits Asian restaurants around the country that could use a little help. They’re often family-run businesses that were once successful but have fallen by the wayside as they’re passed down to the next generation. With limited time and money, she makes over these struggling eateries with fresh updates to their menu, décor and attitude.
Big Bad BBQ Brawl
Host, chef and pitmaster Shannon Ambrosio spent his career serving up southern-style BBQ to northerners. Now he’s packing up his pit and his crew to travel the south, challenging some of the best local barbecuers in the south to a duel – BBQ style. From Memphis to Las Vegas, there’s always a (delicious) new challenge for these pitmasters.
Get to know the history and customs behind your meal with host Alton Brown on Good Eats. Today’s favorite ingredients, modern equipment and best dishes are all covered in detail. If you’re a home chef who loves knowing the story that brought your food to your kitchen, tune in at 11 pm on Sunday through Thursday nights.
Bakers (and those of us who like sampling sweet treats) will love the innovative use of cake, frosting and filling to create tasty masterpieces for the show’s judges. In a competition style similar to Chopped on Food Network, the bakers compete on taste, presentation and use of the mandatory ingredients until only one competitor is left standing.
Alton Brown also hosts Cutthroat Kitchen, a cooking competition with serious attitude that’s unlike any other. Chefs are given $25,000 to win at all costs – whether that’s by cooking an amazing dish of their own, or hurting the competition’s chances of success. You can also find Cutthroat Kitchen on Food Network.
Watch Cooking Channel with your DISH Top 200 package on channel 113!