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Recipes From the Show

All Man Crafted Recipes

Perfect Cheese Sauce

Smothered Potato Tot Nachos

Spice-Roasted Veggies

Birthday Cake Blondies

Taco Mac 'n' Cheese

Campfire Chicken Wings

Grilled Slow-Cooked BBQ Ribs

S'mores Dip with Spiced Chocolate Ganache

Grilled Zucchini and Squash with Brown Sugar-Bourbon Pumpkin Seeds

Kentucky Cooler

Sour Cream and Onion-Spiced Grilled Tornado Potatoes

Grilled Turkey Sausage with Cucumber Relish

Spiced Cauliflower Rice

Chile Lime Popcorn

Sweet Vanilla Peanut Popcorn

Smoked Paprika and Bacon Popcorn

Taco-Spiced Margarita

Chicken and Steak Kebabs

Blackened Fish Tacos with Chili-Spiced Slaw and Charred Scallion Salsa

Spice-Poached Eggs

Beet-Er Tots

Spiced Avocado Toast with Citrus-Cured Salmon and Poached Egg

About the Show

Chef James seeks out dynamic men across the country who are making their mark on the food world, from high-tech urban farmers to small batch brewers, and adventurers who cook everything over an open flame. In each episode, James and his new buddies create dishes based on their shared cravings for creative eats packed with bold flavor and spices. 

About the Host

James Briscione

James Briscione is a two-time Chopped champion and was named one of People Magazine’s ‘Sexiest Chefs Alive’ in 2016. He is the author of four books: Just Married & Cooking (Scribner ’11), Cognitive Cooking with Chef Watson (Sourcebooks ’15), The Great Cook (Oxmoor House ’15) and Finding Flavor (HMH ’18). Since 2008, he has operated Just Married & Cooking, LLC with his wife, Brooke Parkhurst. Together, they also teach a series of date night cooking classes at The Institute of Culinary Education, where James is currently the Director of Culinary Development. After leading some of the top kitchens in United States — including Highlands Bar & Grill in Birmingham, AL and the famed Restaurant Daniel in New York City — James found his place teaching and inspiring the next generation of great chefs. You can currently follow the culinary adventures of James and his family in their Food Network digital series, Cooking with Dad.