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Country Captain with Cauliflower and Peas Recipe

Country Captain with Cauliflower and Peas Recipe


Spice Mixture

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coriander seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom seeds (from 3 whole green cardamom pods)
  • 1 1/2-inch piece cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 teaspoon (scant) cayenne pepper


  • 5 tablespoons peanut oil or vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 small head of cauliflower, trimmed, cut into 1-inch florets (about 4 cups)
  • 2 pounds skinless boneless chicken thighs, trimmed, cut into 1- to 2-inch pieces
  • 1 bunch green onions, dark green and white parts chopped separately
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 cups (or more) low-salt chicken broth
  • 1 2/3 cups crushed tomatoes with added puree (from 28-ounce can)
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon smooth peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen petite peas (9 to 10 ounces; do not thaw)
  • 1/3 cup coconut shavings, lightly toasted

Recipe Preparation

Spice Mixture

  • Place coriander seeds, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, black peppercorns, cloves, cardamom seeds, and cinnamon stick in small dry skillet. Stir over medium heat until fragrant and slightly darker in color, 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from heat; cool. Finely grind spices in spice mill or in mortar with pestle. Transfer to small bowl; add turmeric and cayenne.


  • Heat 3 tablespoons oil in heavy large deep pot over medium-high heat. Add cauliflower florets; sprinkle with coarse kosher salt and sauté until beginning to soften and brown in spots, 6 to 7 minutes. Transfer to medium bowl.

  • Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil and half of chicken to same pot; sprinkle with coarse kosher salt and sauté until chicken is light brown on all sides, about 6 minutes. Transfer chicken to large bowl. Repeat with remaining chicken.

  • Add white parts of green onions, finely grated ginger, and minced garlic to same pot; reduce heat to medium and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add ground spice mixture; stir 15 seconds. Stir in 1 1/2 cups chicken broth and bring to boil, scraping up any browned bits. Add crushed tomatoes; reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 15 minutes. Stir in dried cherries and peanut butter; return chicken and any accumulated juices to pot. Cover and simmer 10 minutes. Add sautéed cauliflower to pot; cover and simmer until chicken is cooked through and cauliflower is tender, adding more chicken broth by 1/4 cupfuls if mixture is dry, about 10 minutes longer. Season with coarse salt and pepper. DO AHEAD Can be made 1 day ahead. Cool slightly. Chill uncovered until cold, then cover and keep refrigerated. Rewarm over medium heat before continuing.

  • Add frozen peas to stew and simmer until heated through, about 5 minutes. Ladle stew into bowls. Sprinkle each serving with green onion tops and toasted coconut shavings and serve.

Nutritional Content

1 serving contains the following: Calories (kcal) 470.5 %Calories from Fat 51.6 Fat (g) 27.2 Saturated Fat (g) 4.5 Cholesterol (mg) 100.4 Carbohydrates (g) 23.2 Dietary Fiber (g) 8.0 Total Sugars (g) 7.8 Net Carbs (g) 15.1 Protein (g) 33.4Reviews Section

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Bridget White-Kumar is a Cookery Book Author and Food Consultant. She has authored 7 Recipe books on Anglo-Indian Cuisine. Her area of expertise is in Colonial Anglo-Indian Food and she has gone through a lot of effort in reviving the old forgotten dishes of the Colonial British Raj Era.
Her 7 Recipe books are a means of preserving for posterity, the very authentic tastes and flavours of Colonial India, besides recording for future generations, the unique heritage of the pioneers of Anglo-Indian Cuisine.
Bridget is also an Independent Freelance Consultant on Food Related matters. She has assisted many Restaurants, Hotels and Clubs in Bangalore and elsewhere with her knowledge of Colonial Anglo-Indian Food besides helping them to revamp and reinvent their Continental Menus by introducing new dishes which are a combination of both Continental and Anglo-Indian. Many of them are now following the Recipes and guidance given by her and the dishes are enjoyed both by Indian and Foreign Guests.

Bridget also conducts Cooking Demonstrations and Workshops at various places such as Clubs, Restaurants, Women’s Groups, Corporate Offices, etc. She is always ready to share and talk about Recipes and Food.

She can be contacted by email [email protected]

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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
Episode Show Number Topic Item Chef/Host Restaurant Location
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
Episode Show Number Topic Item Chef/Host Restaurant Location
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
Episode Show Number Topic Item Restaurant Location
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. [2] In 2018, the show switched to The Cooking Channel. [2] 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.

Episode Show Number Topic Item Chef/Host Restaurant Location
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
7 EV0807 Southern Charm
8 EV0808 Extra Crispy
9 EV0809 Big Cheese
10 EV0810 Sandwich Hall of Fame
11 EV0811 Serious Spice
12 EV0812 Hamburger Heaven
13 EV0813 Small Plates, Big Taste

In 2020, the Food Network aired an eight-episode hour-long series spin-off of the show entitled All-Star Best Thing I Ever Ate, featuring the network's biggest chefs sharing both their favorite foods & locations along with some of their own recipes fitting the given subject. [4]

Season of rainbows is here

Warm afternoons and humidity pave the way for showers and thunderstorms that have pleasant results for the garden plot and for our eyes by filling the eastern horizon with a colorful rainbow in colors of red, orange, yellow, blue, green, indigo, and violet. Rainbows are produced when the eastern sky is filled with dark gray clouds with the sun shinning against them at the end of a summer thunderstorm producing a spectrum of colors from the rays of the sun. The rainbow glows in brilliance against the dark gray background in the eastern sky. An added bonus is the appearance of a reflected &ldquoghost&rdquo rainbow above the original bow. The darker the clouds are, the brighter the rainbow will appear.

Observing leaves as they wait for a summer thunderstorm

As the days become hot and humid the ingredients develop for summer thunderstorms with lightning and refreshing rain. The leaves of oaks, maples, poplars, and hickories take note of the approaching storm to reveal their white &ldquopetticoats&rdquo in expectation of the arriving deluge. What a majestic sight as the white &ldquopetticoats&rdquo send a clear message that welcome precip is on the way, signaled by wind, lightning, and thunder. As the rain comes, the &ldquopetticoats&rdquo absorb every drop of precious moisture and gently reverse their skirts and provide another shower below the woodland floor as the leaves shed their excess raindrops.

Investing in a durable water wand

As we move closer toward the beginning of summer and possibly some dry weather, a durable water wand is a great investment that will pay rich dividends by placing needed moisture directly where it is called for and also save water throughout the growing season. A durable wand will have multiple settings from stream, to jet, to mist, to shower, to spray feature an off-on valve and spring operated handles and cost between $12 and $15. A great common sense practice is to never dry the hose with the wand attached because this may cause the spring on the wand to break. Also in winter, store the wand in the basement or a storage shed or a barn.

Keeping tomatoes fed with organic plant food

As June nights continue to get warmer, and days start to get humid, feed tomato plants by side dressing them with Tomato-Tone organic tomato food with added calcium that helps prevent blossom end rot. After applying tomato-Tone, hill up soil to cover the Tomato-tone. Another great tomato food is Dr. Earth&rsquos tomato food which is also calcium enriched.

The strawberry field swan song

As we reach the mid point of June, the strawberry harvest is closing out. You may have a day or two more in the season. As school is now out, take the kids for a final adventure at a strawberry patch near you. Call ahead to make sure berries are still available.

Cooling off hanging baskets

The warm sun of June afternoons heats up the hanging baskets and quickly dries out the soil in the baskets. Each evening, use a sprinkling can or water wand to provide them a cool drink. Apply water until it runs out the hole in the bottom of the hanging basket.

Using pep sticks for annuals or hanging baskets

A package of Miracle Gro pep sticks cost around $2.50 20 sticks. Place two in each hanging basket or one in every container of annuals. They work well and dissolve slowly over a long period of time. Save money by purchasing larger packets. Another great food for annuals and hanging baskets is Flower-Tone organic flower food sold in three-pound zippered plastic bags which makes it easy to apply and a little goes a long way. A bag cost about $8 but will go a long way toward healthy long lasting flowers.

Tomato plants that will endure the heat of summer

Tomatoes can still be planted and healthy plants are still available. The tomatoes planted in June should be varities proven and time tested such as Rutgers, Marglobe, Homestead, Celebrity, and Better Boy. Most of these varities will tolerate heat better than many other varities. Keep tomatoes set out in mid June watered at their base each week when no rain is in the forecast. Keeping tomatoes watered at the base of the plant will prevent blossom end rot and promote healthy growth.

Determinate vs. indeterminate varities of tomatoes

Determinants are bush types of tomato plants. Their production period last between three to four weeks. They do not grow as tall as indeterminate varities and this somewhat limits their production period. A good suggestion for all tomato types and varities is to cage or stake all tomatoes. All tomatoes seem to benefit from stakes of cages as they grow. Indeterminate varities are vine tomatoes that continue to grow tall, thus producing more tomatoes over a longer period beyond the range of determinants. Some determinants produce for a little over a month but indeterminate will produce for more than two months.

A treat of fresh new Irish potatoes

The dog days of summer are less than a month away. Even though most of the potato harvest is around that period of time, new potatoes are forming under the vines and will provide a great late spring treat for the supper table. Feel under the vines and gather enough spuds for supper. Do not peel them just wash and brush them. Boil with the peelings on them. Melt a stick of light margarine over them and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Fresh Alaska green peas and noodles of dumplings

Fresh picked Alaska June green peas from the early June garden are an unforgettable treat. My mother always prepared June peas with homemade dumplings. You can use a package of Annie&rsquos frozen dumplings and fresh June green peas instead of homemade dumplings to simplify things or you can use half a bag of wide egg noodles. Boil the peas until tender, add half bag of noodles, and a stick of light margarine salt and pepper (to taste) and a can of cream of chicken soup. Boil on medium heat until noodles are tender. For added flavor, add a few strips of crispy fried bacon broken into pieces.

Keeping birdbaths filled

The sun shines down on the bird bath and heats up the water. As the sun bears down and heats the bath in mid afternoon, empty the hot water and refill with fresh cool water. The birds not only drink the water but also splashes around in it for refreshing cool offs. A bath filled with cool water will attract plenty of birds to your lawn.

Keeping hummingbirds satisfied

Summer flowers are just before bloom stage so keep the feeders filled with nectar on warm June days. You can purchase nectar in half gallon bottles ready to use, or in powdered form in envelopes to mix with water or you can make your own, with two quarts of water, two cups of sugar, and eight or ten drops red food coloring. Pour into half gallon milk jug (plastic) and refrigerate.

A simple banana pudding

A cool banana pudding on a warm June evening is an unforgettable dessert. For this pudding you will need: Three 3-ounce boxes of Jello instant vanilla pudding mix, five cups cold milk, one tablespoon banana flavoring, one 8-ounce box cream cheese, two cartons Cool Whip, one box vanilla wafers, four bananas (sliced and sprinkled with lemon juice). Mix together the Jello instant pudding, milk, and banana flavoring and set aside. Mix the cream cheese and one carton Cool Whip and add to the pudding mixture. In a large 13x9x2 inch dish or pan, spread a layer of vanilla wafers and a layer of bananas and pour the pudding mixture over the bananas and vanilla wafers. Spread other carton of Cool Whip on top of the pudding. Refrigerate.

Hoe hoe hoedown

A starry question: &ldquoHow do you put milk in the milky way?&rdquo Answer: &ldquoWith the big dipper.&rdquo

The real shake up: &ldquoWhy did your sister jump up and down before taking her medication?&rdquo Because the label said &lsquoShake before using!&rsquo

Italian Culture – The Art of Military Leadership

Military Leadership is a fundamental ingredient of warfare, without which the outcome of a combat operation cannot be assured. The leader is the brain, the motive power of command, upon whom subordinates rely for guidance and wisdom, and depend upon for good judgment. The leader must be determined, unflappable and charismatic confident in delegation of authority able to combine the various strands of command into a common thread seasoned, intelligent, and thoughtful. (Oxford University Press)

Bartolomeo Colleoni by Stefano Bolognini

Napoleon Bonaparte

“The Gauls were not conquered by the Roman legions, but by Caesar. It was not before the Carthaginian soldiers that Rome was made to tremble, but before Hannibal. It was not the Macedonian phalanx which reached India, but Alexander. It was not the French army that reached Weser and the Inn it was Turenne. Prussia was not defended for seven years against the three most formidable European powers by the Prussian soldiers but by Frederick the Great.”

William Shakespeare

“In peace there’s nothing so becomes a man

As modest stillness and humility

But when the blast of war blows in our ears,

Then imitate the action of the tiger:

Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood.”

Giuseppe Garibaldi

“I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor food I offer only hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles and death. Let him who loves his country with his heart, and not merely his lips, follow me.”

Winston Churchill

“We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.”

Luigi Palma di Cesnola

The first Italian American to receive the U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor was Luigi Palma di Cesnola, a Union general in the Civil War, who later became the first director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Luigi Palma di Cesnola was born the second son of a count and military officer at Rivarolo Canavese in the Kingdom of Sardinia, Italy. In 1848 Luigi joined the Sardinian army at the age of 15 and served in the First Italian War of Independence. During the battle of Novara on 23 March 1849, he was decorated for bravery and promoted to the rank of second lieutenant. He graduated from the Royal Military Academy at Cherasco in 1851. In 1854 he was dismissed for unknown reasons and subsequently served with the British Army in the Crimean War as the aide-de-camp to General Enrico Fardella.

In 1858 he went to New York, where he first taught Italian and French. In February 1861 he married Mary Isabel Reid, the daughter of war hero, Commodore Samuel Chester Reid. He then founded a private military school for officers, where in six months he trained over seven hundred students.

In 1862, he took part in the American Civil War as colonel of a cavalry regiment. At the Battle of Aldie (June 1863), Colonel di Cesnola was wounded and taken prisoner. He received a Medal of Honor for his efforts during the battle. He was released from Libby Prison early in 1864, when the Union Agent for Prisoner Exchange offered a personal friend of Jefferson Davis as barter.

After the war, he was appointed United States Consul at Larnaca in Cyprus (1865–1877). During his stay on Cyprus, he carried out excavations (especially around the archaeological site of Kourion), which resulted in the discovery of a large number of antiquities. The collection was purchased by the newly expanded Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 1872 and Cesnola became the first director in 1879. He held this position until his death in 1904.

Giuseppe Garibaldi

Garibaldi led Italy to unification in 1861 and he was offered a command as Major General in the Union Army by President Lincoln. Garibaldi declined, but to honor him, the 39th New York Infantry was known as the Garibaldi Guard. About 150 of its 850 men were Italian and they fought in the Union Army from Bull Run to Appomattox.

Giuseppe Garibaldi was born and christened Joseph Marie Garibaldi on July 4, 1807 in Nice, which at the time was part of France, to Giovanni Domenico Garibaldi and Maria Rosa Nicoletta Raimondo. Garibaldi’s family’s involvement in coastal trade drew him to a life at sea. He was certified in 1832 as a merchant marine captain.

In April 1833 he travelled to Taganrog, Russia, in the schooner Clorinda and during ten days in port, he met Giovanni Battista Cuneo from Oneglia, a politically active immigrant and member of the secret La Giovine Italia / Young Italy movement of Giuseppe Mazzini. Mazzini was an impassioned proponent of Italian unification through political and social reform. Garibaldi joined the society and took an oath dedicating himself to the struggle to liberate and unify his homeland and free it from Austrian dominance. He joined the Carbonari revolutionary association and in February 1834 participated in a failed Mazzinian insurrection. A Genoese court sentenced him to death in absentia and he fled across the border to Marseille.

Soon after he sailed to Tunisia and eventually found his way to the Empire of Brazil. Once there he joined the rebels, known as the Ragamuffins, in the Ragamuffin War. During this war he met Ana Ribeiro da Silva (known as Anita). When the Ragamuffins tried to claim another republic in the Brazilian province of Santa Catarina in October 1839, she joined Garibaldi aboard his ship, Rio Pardo, and fought alongside him at the battles of Imbituba and Laguna.

In 1841, Garibaldi and Anita moved to Montevideo, Uruguay, where Garibaldi worked as a trader and schoolmaster. The couple married in Montevideo the following year. They had four children – Menotti (born 1840), Rosita (born 1843), Teresita (born 1845) and Ricciotti (born 1847). A skilled horsewoman, Anita is said to have taught Garibaldi about the gaucho culture of southern Brazil and Uruguay. Around this time, he adopted his trademark clothing, which consisted of the red shirt, poncho and sombrero commonly worn by the gauchos.

Garibaldi returned to Italy during the turmoil of the revolutions of 1848. In the unsuccessful First Italian War of Independence, he led his legion to two minor victories at Luino and Morazzone. In 1859, the Second Italian War of Independence (also known as the Austro-Sardinian War) broke out. Garibaldi was appointed major general and formed a volunteer unit, named the Hunters of the Alps. Garibaldi took up arms again in 1866 with support from the Italian government. The Austro-Prussian War had broken out and Italy had allied with Prussia against Austria-Hungary in the hope of taking Venetia from Austrian rule (Third Italian War of Independence). Garibaldi gathered again his Hunters of the Alps, now some 40,000 strong, and defeated the Austrians at Bezzecca.

Garibaldi’s popularity, his skill at rousing the common people and his military exploits are all credited with making the unification of Italy possible. He also served as a global exemplar of mid-19th century revolutionary nationalism and liberalism.

Charles Camillo DeRudio

Carlo di Rudio was born in Belluno, Italy. He was the son of Count and Countess Aquila di Rudio. As a teenager, he attended an Austrian military academy in Milan and at the age of 15, di Rudio left to join the Italian patriots during the uprising in 1848. He participated in the defense of Rome and, later, of Venice against the Austrians. He was shipwrecked off Spain in an aborted attempt to sail to America. By 1855, he was living in east London (England) and had married Eliza, the 15-year-old daughter of a confectionist. They eventually had three daughters and two sons.

DeRudio immigrated to New York City in 1860. He became a private in the 79th New York Volunteers (“Highlanders”), serving about two months with them at the Siege of Petersburg, Virginia, between August 25 and October 17, 1864. On November 11, 1864, he was commissioned second lieutenant, 2nd U. S. Colored Infantry. DeRudio served with the 2nd U.S.C.T. in Florida until honorably mustered out of service on January 5, 1866.

After his Civil War service, DeRudio received an appointment to the 7th Cavalry on July 14, 1869, as a 37-year-old 2nd lieutenant. On June 25, 1876 DeRudio was with Company A and crossed the Little Bighorn River as part of Major Marcus Reno’s battalion. His company dismounted and fought in a skirmish against the Hunkpapa and Oglala warriors who rushed to defend their village from Reno’s attack. Under pressure from growing numbers of warriors, Reno ordered a retreat back across the river, where DeRudio lost his horse and was left behind in the timber on the western bank. For thirty-six hours, DeRudio and Private Thomas O’Neill remained hidden until the early hours of June 27 when they were finally able to cross the river, joining the Reno and Benteen command on Reno Hill.

DeRudio commanded a reformed Company E during the Nez Perce War of 1877 and continued service with the 7th Cavalry. He was promoted to captain on December 17, 1882, while stationed at Fort Meade, Dakota Territory. He later served at Fort Sam Houston, Texas and at Fort Bayard, New Mexico. He retired on August 26, 1896 with the grade of major to San Diego, California.

John Basilone

Basilone, an Italian American Marine sergeant from New Jersey, fought at the Battle of Guadalcanal (1942), raised millions of dollars in war bonds and was killed in action during the Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945. He is the only enlisted Marine in U.S. history to receive both of the nation’s two highest military honors: the Navy Cross for valor and the U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor for his service in World War II.

Basilone was born on November 4, 1916, the sixth of 10 children. His father, Salvatore Basilone, emigrated from Naples in 1903 and settled in Raritan, New Jersey. His mother, Dora Bencivenga, was born in 1889 and grew up in Manville, but her parents, Carlo and Catrina, also came from Naples. His parents met at a church gathering and married three years later. Basilone grew up in the nearby Raritan Town (now a borough of Raritan) where he attended St. Bernard Parochial School. After completing middle school at the age of 15, he dropped out prior to attending high school.

Basilone worked as a golf caddy for the local country club before joining the military. He enlisted in the United States Army and completed his three-year enlistment with service in the Philippines, where he was also a champion boxer. Upon returning home, he worked as a truck driver in Reisterstown, Maryland. After driving trucks for a few months, he wanted to go back to Manila and believed he could get there faster as a Marine than in the Army. He enlisted in the Marines in July 1940 from Baltimore, Maryland and went to recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island followed by training at Marine Corps Base Quantico and New River. The Corps sent him to Guantánamo Bay, Cuba for his next assignment and then to Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands as a member of Dog Company 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment 1st Marine Division.

During the Battle for Henderson Field, his unit came under attack by a regiment of approximately 3,000 soldiers from the Japanese Sendai Division. Japanese forces began a frontal attack using machine guns, grenades, and mortars against the American heavy machine guns. Basilone held off the Japanese soldiers attacking his position using only a .45 pistol. By the end of the engagement Japanese forces opposite their section of the line were virtually annihilated. For his actions during the battle, he received the United States military’s highest award for bravery, the Medal of Honor. After receiving the Medal of Honor, he returned to the United States and participated in a war bond tour. Although he appreciated the admiration, he felt out of place and requested a return to the operating forces fighting the war.

After his request to return to the fleet was approved, he was assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Marine Regiment, 5th Marine Division during the invasion of Iwo Jima. On February 19, 1945, he was serving as a machine gun section leader against Japanese forces on Red Beach II. With his unit pinned down, Basilone made his way around the side of the Japanese positions and attacked with grenades and demolitions, single-handedly destroying their entire strongpoint and its defending garrison. He then fought his way toward Airfield Number 1 and aided an American tank that was trapped in an enemy mine field under intense mortar and artillery barrages. He guided the heavy vehicle over the hazardous terrain to safety, despite heavy weapons fire from the Japanese. As he moved along the edge of the airfield, he was killed by Japanese mortar shrapnel. His actions helped Marines penetrate the Japanese defense and get off the landing beach during the critical early stages of the invasion. For his valor during the battle of Iwo Jima, he was posthumously approved for the Marine Corps’ second-highest decoration for bravery, the Navy Cross. He was interred in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia and his grave can be found in Section 12.

General Zinni, a veteran Marine and the son of Italian immigrants, commanded Operation Desert Fox and the U.S. bombing of Iraq in 1998. It was the largest U.S. offensive since the Gulf War in 1991. A highly decorated officer, he was Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Central Command.

Zinni was born in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, the son of Lilla (Disabatino), a seamstress and homemaker, and Antonio Zinni, a chauffeur. His parents were of Italian descent. In 1965, Zinni graduated from Villanova University with a degree in economics and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. He was assigned to the 2nd Marine Division, where he served as a platoon commander, company executive officer and company commander in the 1st Battalion, 6th Marines. He also served as a company commander in the 1st Infantry Training Regiment during this tour.

In 1967, Zinni was assigned as an infantry battalion advisor to the Vietnamese Marine Corps. Following the Vietnam War, he was ordered to the Basic School where he served as a tactics instructor, platoon commander and company executive officer. In 1970, he returned to Vietnam as a company commander in 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, where he was wounded and subsequently assigned to the 3rd Force Service Support Group on Okinawa.

In 1981, he was assigned as an operations and tactics instructor at the Marine Corps Command and Staff College at Quantico, Virginia. He was next assigned to the Operations Division at Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps where he served as the Head of the Special Operations and Terrorism Counteraction Section and as the Head, Marine Air-Ground Task Force Concepts and Capabilities Branch. In 1984, he earned his master’s degree from Central Michigan University. In 1986, he was selected as a fellow on the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group. From 1987 to 1989, Zinni served on Okinawa as the regimental commander of the 9th Marine Regiment and the Commanding Officer of the 35th Marine Expeditionary Unit, which was twice deployed to the Philippines to conduct emergency security operations and disaster relief operations. Upon his return to the U.S., he was assigned as the Chief of Staff of the Marine Air-Ground Training and Education Center at Marine Corps Base Quantico.

His initial general officer assignment was as the Deputy Director of Operations at the U.S. European Command. In 1991, he served as the Chief of Staff and Deputy Commanding General of Combined Task Force Operation Provide Comfort, during the Kurdish relief effort in Turkey and Iraq. He also served as the Military Coordinator for Operation Provide Hope, the relief effort for the former Soviet Union. In 1992-93, he served as the Director for Operations for the Unified Task Force in Somalia for Operation Restore Hope. Also in 1993, he served as the Assistant to the U.S. Special Envoy to Somalia during Operation Continued Hope. Zinni was assigned as the Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Quantico, Virginia, from 1992 to 1994.

From 1994 to 1996, he served as the Commanding General, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force. During early 1995, Zinni served as Commander of the Combined Task Force for Operation United Shield, protecting the withdrawal of U.N. forces from Somalia. From September 1996 until August 1997, Zinni served as the Deputy Commander in Chief, United States Central Command. His final tour was from August 1997 to September 2000 as the Commander in Chief, United States Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, where he organized Operation Desert Fox, a series of airstrikes against Iraq during December 1998. Following this, he retired in autumn 2000 and in 2002, he was selected to be a special envoy for the United States to Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

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