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Saturdays at 12pm ET/9am PT beginning April 3

Comedian Sue Perkins and restaurant critic Giles Coren explore the eating habits of the last 500 years. Resplendent in period costume, Sue and Giles eat their way through typical menus representing seven different eras. Bringing history alive with wit and humour, they spend a week experiencing the food and lifestyles of each time, measuring the impact on their waistlines and general wellbeing. Guest chefs serve up the food that shaped a nation, delivering culinary delights such as leaping-frog pie and sheep’s head.

Thursdays at 11:30pm ET/8:30pm PT beginning April 1

Everyone knows Olympic figure skater Brian Boitano is a champion on the ice, but he also gives a gold medal performance in the kitchen! In the new series, What Would Brian Boitano Make? Brian demonstrates his culinary skills and passion for one-of-a-kind entertaining. In every unpredictable episode, Brian hosts get-togethers at his San Francisco home. With a humorous and knowledgeable approach to cooking, Brian puts his unique spin on irresistible dishes like Chicken Paella Burgers, Pear and Almond Crostata, Crab and Avocado Crostini, and Bourbon Bacon Apple Tarts.

Thursdays at 11pm ET/8pm PT beginning April 1

Hilarious, informative and deliciously demented, Bitchin’ Kitchen is a brand new cooking show for a new generation of foodies. From ‘One Night Stand Breakfasts’ to ‘Dump ‘em Desserts’, twisted mastermind and chef-comedienne Nadia G offers recipes, lifestyle tips and more madness than you can shake a zucchini at! This program is based on the wildly popular web series.

Tuesdays at 10pm ET/7pm PT beginning March 30

This is the ultimate foodie tour. In each episode of Chefs vs. City, Food Network chefs Aarón Sánchez and Chris Cosentino challenge two local foodies in an action-packed food adventure to locate that city’s biggest, boldest, most unexpected food places. From wine stomping in Malibu, to eating the spiciest curry in all of New York City, and braving the coldest room in Las Vegas, Chefs vs. City will test the wits, guts, and skills of two teams as they race to the finish line.

Tuesday, March 30 at 10 pm ET/7pm PT

Food Network Canada takes viewers on a high-intensity, culinary race in the new series Chefs vs. City. Premiering March 30 at 10 pm ET/7pm PT, acclaimed chefs Chris Consentino and Aarón Sanchez travel across the United States and are pitted against a pair of local foodies in a series of intense culinary challenges to see which team will come out on top.

In each episode, the two teams compete in an adrenaline-charged, food-lovers’ tour of a city, completing five difficult epicurean challenges along the way. Throughout the season, Chris and Aarón visit New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Chicago, Boston and New Orleans. Challenges include everything from wine stomping to eating the spiciest dishes in the country to crab fishing in a gator infested river. Once the teams have completed their challenges, it’s a sprint to the finish line to see if the locals can protect their home turf or if the Food Network chefs can conquer a new city.

The first two premiere episodes include:

Episode 1: airing Tuesday, March 30 at 10pm ET/7pm PT

In the season premiere of Chefs vs. City, chefs Aarón Sánchez and Chris Cosentino jump right into their first challenge and hit the streets of New York City to battle fellow Food Network stars Claire Robinson of 5 Ingredient Fix and Food 2’s Kelsey Nixon of Kelsey & Spike Cook. During five intense challenges, the teams take on a taste-test at Dylan’s Candy Bar before heading to Russ & Daughters, a culinary landmark in New York City. To wrap up the challenges, the teams head to The Brick Lane Curry House to devour the hottest dish in the world.

Episode 2: airing Tuesday, April 6 at 10pm ET/7pm PT

Chefs Aarón Sánchez and Chris Cosentino visit Las Vegas and go head-to-head with two of the city’s top chefs: Stephen Hopcraft and Santanna Salas of MGM’s Seablue restaurant. The teams gorge on an all-you-can-eat buffet and navigate the MGM room service kitchen in a non-stop fight to win. The teams discover unusual food spots that even shock Sin City locals.

Mondays at 8pm ET/5pm PT beginning March 29

Ever wonder what the biggest food stars and chefs eat in their free time – when they’re paying? Find out on The Best Thing I Ever Ate! It’s the ultimate guide to the most amazing meals and treats as told by the pros that spend their lives obsessing over food. From a barbecue sandwich worth driving more than 1500 miles for, to canolli so good it could completely heal a bad breakup. Don’t miss this series featuring some favourite Food Network stars, offering a taste of the things to try before you die.

Monday, February 15 from 1pm ET to 5pm ET
(Encore presentation from 5pm ET to 9pm ET)

Enjoy a full afternoon of family-friendly fun with back-to-back episodes of Last Cake Standing.

1pm ET Last Cake Standing: Personal Best Cakes
2pm ET Last Cake Standing: Elopement Cakes
3pm ET Last Cake Standing: Extreme Superhero Cakes
4pm ET Last Cake Standing: Sweet 16 Sextuplets Cakes

Sunday, February 14 from 5pm ET to 9pm ET

Food Network lovers can delight in some of the sweetest challenges and tastiest competitions during this four-hour marathon.

5pm ET Iron Chef America: Symon vs. Duff       
6pm ET Iron Chef America: Flay vs. Bowels
7pm ET Food Network Challenge: Chocolate Wonders
8pm ET Food Network Challenge: Chocolate Masterpiece

Saturday, February 13 from 2pm ET to 5pm ET

From the land down under, Food Network brings viewers a three-hour afternoon marathon featuring Australia’s beautiful scenery and culinary diversity.

2pm ET Food Safari: Indian
2:30pm ET Food Safari: Indonesian
3pm ET Boy’s Weekend: Huon Valley
3:30pm ET Boy’s Weekend: The Great Barrier Reef
4pm ET Boy’s Weekend: Palm Cove
4:30pm ET Chef Abroad: Tasmania

Canada’s own Chef Michael Smith, host of Food Network Canada’s Chef Abroad and Chef At Home, was called to battle in kitchen stadium on Iron Chef America and has risen to the challenge. The ultimate Iron Chef America culinary competition between Michael Smith and Iron Chef Bobby Flay is scheduled to air January 31 at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network Canada.

When Chef Michael Smith was invited to compete on Iron Chef America he and his two sous-chefs, Bill Pratt (Halifax based retired Navy chef) and Chef Paul Rogalski (Chef Proprietor of Calgary based Rouge Restaurant) readied themselves for combat. On January 31, Michael Smith and his challenger, Bobby Flay, will take to their stations in kitchen stadium and once the legendary “secret ingredient” is revealed, begin their race against time to create a four star meal for a panel of judges.

During the battle between Smith and Flay, The Chairman, Mark Dacascos, oversees both competitors as they combat the clock. Kevin Brauch (Food Network’s Thirsty Traveler), exposes the goings-on in each competitor’s kitchen while Alton Brown, host of Good Eats, offers play-by-play analysis and personal insights as dishes are created and tensions rise. An all-star judging panel, including Donatella Arpaia (restaurateur and culinary personality); Antonio Sabato Jr. (Actor); and Anya Fernald (Director of Live Culture Co.), will score each dish for taste, presentation and originality and declare victory for one chef. Tune in to find out whose cuisine reigns supreme.

Apart from his appearance on Iron Chef America, Michael Smith has an action packed winter season in store. Chef Michael will be leading a team of chefs in the Whistler Athletes Village preparing a menu of Canadian favourites and global flavours for all the athletes of the world during the games. 85 Olympic teams, upwards of 12,000 meals a day!