Say "I Love You" with one of America's favorite foods-chocolate! Al's going to make truffles with a New York chocolatier, and a top French chef who has turned into a truffle maker. Al's going to learn to make a chocolate dinner, and work with hot fudge.
Meet a group of guys in San Francisco that are more gourmet than grub grabbers, and sit with some New York couples who've been planning themed dinners. In New Orleans it's a twist on the old pot-luck.
Al's making some sophisticated sweets outside and will also check out the most Beautiful Cookies around. We're also headed to Los Angeles where a family's traditional recipe has become big business and going for some regional favorites in South Carolina.
We're spending the day with a woman who paints portraits from chocolate, and a San Franciscan who creates sculptures from his handmade chocolate. Al's going to learn how to make hand-crafted sugar flowers and ice sculpting!
Al's going to be whipping up a breakfast burrito, before learning some new twists on the old classic-pancakes! We're heading down the Jersey Shore for some very special cinnamon buns and another classic beach spot in Georgia.
Al's going to turn a child's favorite shoe into a work of art before learning about a homespun Latin favorite. If crumbly coffee cake is more your style, take a trip to Babkaman. And, you won't want to miss the largest wedding cake ever created.
Visit a Louisiana company that's been churning out pralines the same way for years, and an animal-friendly bakery in DC. Al's going to Brooklyn to roll out some rugelach and will learn the fine art of making a gingerbread house in Boston.
Al's in for a crash course in Ice Cream Cakes 101. We'll meet a woman whose dream is to introduce a European specialty to America and take you to a Broadway show that's really cookingl. Last, Al will take you behind the scenes to the Food Network kitchen.
Talk about fast food! Al's dishing up some real Texas chili on the streets of New York and we're headed to Idaho for a special ski! Head to a retro drive-in in Missouri. Last, Al's running away with the circus!
Meet a man whose job is to eat the best barbecue everywhere. In Phili there's a joint that's serving up some ribs with history. In Boston, a couple is introducing their hometown to BBQ. And we've got a man who builds smokers for a living.
Al's dishing up some Soul Food New York-style with chicken and waffles and going to Wisconsin for a history lesson in authentic Danish kringle. At the Florida Keys, indulge in some deep-fried conch fritters and head to West Virginia for a pepperoni roll.
This episode features places and people who are reaching for the quintessential American dream. Whether it's a soul food kitchen in Charleston or a caviar farm in Florida, we're covering the tops from sea to shining sea.
Meet a pair of brothers putting some new twists in old-fashioned beef jerky. Al's going to Florida for a Caribbean pig roast, and learning about the lost art of nut roasting in New York. And one of the country's only custom-blending coffee companies!
We're on the road in search of some sweet summer treats. Step back in time and take a taste of the world's largest strawberry shortcake. Meet a family who bring carnival food all over the nation, and Al's going out to the ballgame-as a peanut vendor!
Meet a Texas couple whose love for spicy foods led to a new career path. Al's learning the art of tamale making and bringing a hot Asian twist to an old favorite in New York with kimchi pizza. Last, take a trip to Wisconsin's very own mustard museum.
Al's cooking up a storm with a gourmet restaurateur who spends his free time helping seniors eat healthy. A group of guys prove that, indeed, Real Men Cook. We're also going to a bake sale that's really raising dough for a good cause!
Al's sharpening his skills at knife class and learning from the real pros-child chefs. We're also rustlin' up some cowboy chow on the trail and spending an evening at the theater with some of NYC's hottest professional chefs.
We meet a Texas woman who's bringing old-fashioned ice cream to the Lone Star State. A mother-daughter team is baking up some crazy cookies. Al's baking up a special wedding cake in Vegas! Last, Al's helping whip up a signature dessert-cotton candy!
Stuck for somewhere to eat? Al's making some Iranian Kebabs in a DC café, and learning the art of cheese at a fondue restaurant in New York. We're licking some hot 'n' spicy jalapeno lollipops and why not take some cheesecake-on-a-stick to go?
Meet a mailman in Pennsylvania whose special deliveries include fresh, homemade cookies. An immigrant's love of pastry gives her French desserts an Asian twist. Al's going back to school-at a place where kids learn nothing but cooking! And more.
Meet an Ohio woman whose daughter inspired a modern twist on flavored fudge and head out to Virginia's coastline for some good ol' chicken pot pie. Al's making some 50s style cupcakes, and heading to a New York café that specializes in fondue!
We've got Maine's signature seafood dressed up strudel-style and an American comfort food tradition made all hot 'n' spicy. Al's going to Dallas to learn the art of a family's BBQ recipes and winding up in New Jersey for the first Sloppy Joe in the land.
We've got homegrown favorites from coast to coast, from a Midwest favorite for unusual popcorn to an authentic clambake-minus the beach. Al's headed to LA for a daylong breakfast feast and we're looking for some good ol' BBQ in NYC.
Join Al as he gets a taste of the best New York pizza San Diego has to offer. We'll get a sampling of the freshest sushi in the South and some soul food, Portland-style. Wind up with a picnic for Mississippians stuck in the big city.
Start in Spain-would you like some tapas, or maybe spend an evening with a paella society? If Greek is more your style, try some authentic Greek pastries at a Queens bakery. Last, we've got the most Mediterranean of fruits-fresh figs!
Good things come in small packages! Al's learning the ancient art of Chinese dumpling making while experiencing the Asian bubble tea craze. We've also got some very unusual lollipops and the thinnest cookies around, straight from the old country.
From an extreme Thanksgiving feast in New York, we've got Al making all sorts of unusual twists on old classics. We've got turkey Texas-style, a family that makes that most traditional dessert-pie! We've even got things covered for vegetarians.
Al learns about mofongo, and drowns his sorrows in authentic Caribbean rum cakes. Well meet a Hawaiian family who concocts some old family recipes, and meet a man whos mad about mangoes!
From sea to shining sea, we've got your favorite foods that start with C! Whether it's traditional cioppino or the beloved corn dog, we're covering our bases. And Al's cornering the market on gourmet chocolates and crunchy cannoli.
Al lends a hand to the Big Blue BBQ-ers at Giants Stadium. We head up to the University of Connecticuts football tailgate! Al suits up with the Womens Professional Football League. And we get a taste of white glove tailgating at the Santa Fe Opera.
Al hosts a barbeque competition in Dallas, we meet a cowboy in California who believes in BBQ-ing the old fashioned way. Al heads to Cambridge Massachusetts to experience BBQ fusion first hand. And in Washington DC, homesick Texans find their favorite brisket at Capital Q BBQ.
Al meets two sisters putting some soul in their food. A married couple takes their food on the move. Al learns from three brothers its whats inside that counts. He then meets mans best friend, the Beagle Brigade.
This is an episode that features wild, regional sandwich favorites. From the Rutgers classic "Fat Darrell", to the "Horseshoe", in Springfield Illinois to a British treat to a Puerto Rican "jibarito".
In this episode Al introduces us to people who love heat and spice. He meets Madhur Jeffrey as they prepare a traditional Indian dinner. We head over to Indiana to meet a man who loves chiles. Pepper love travels to Seattle. And spicy ice cream!
Al jets off to a Trinidadian restaurant serving up native creamy desserts and fruits. In Vermont, we meet a man whos making water buffalo cheese and yogurt. Al learns the art, architecture, and extravagance of creamy cake decorating. And its lobster ice cream!
Al meets a British ex-cop who is making traditional English trifle. In Seattle, one sweet lady is baking Monkey Bread. Al heads to New Jersey to make, sfogliatelle. And theres a big burger in Tulsa Oklahoma.