Jeff Mauro

Better Between Bread

Join Jeff at some of Chicago's best sandwich hot spots, then follow him into the kitchen, where he'll put his spin on signature creations.

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  • If there's one ghoul with a passion for the freaky fun, food and sweets of Halloween, it's Jeff Mauro. And the scary good times are only fueled by the costumed excitement of his young son, Lorenzo. So Jeff heads downtown to do his homework at a place that makes a frighteningly large array of sweet cookies and delicious Halloween-themed ice cream sandwiches. He gets a lesson in some key autumn flavor combos, then heads home and gets busy with some sweet/savory Halloween combo sandwiches to feed Lorenzo and his friends before they head out to trick or treat the neighborhood. The classic flavors of a caramel apple go devilishly well with bacon in his haunted take on a Panini. Then, an eyeball-shaped ham sandwich that stares back at you and Mummy Aki Chicken Fingers straight from the tomb of King Tut will keep his little goblins fueled and focused to bring back bags stuffed with candy.

  • Jeff Mauro takes the ultimate candy-lover's road trip across America, with delicious stops at his hometown favorite, Ferarra's, for a taste of some truly iconic treats; Boston's oldest chocolatier to learn the secrets behind their delectable turtle fudge; Austin, Texas's wild and wacky Big Top Candy Shop which features more than 2,000 kinds of candy from all over the world and more! This is one sweet ride!

  • Jeff Mauro takes the ultimate candy-lover's road trip across America, with delicious stops at his hometown favorite, Ferarra's, for a taste of some truly iconic treats; Boston's oldest chocolatier to learn the secrets behind their delectable turtle fudge; Austin, Texas's wild and wacky Big Top Candy Shop which features more than 2,000 kinds of candy from all over the world and more! This is one sweet ride!

  • Jeff Mauro takes the ultimate candy-lover's road trip across America, with delicious stops at his hometown favorite, Ferarra's, for a taste of some truly iconic treats; Boston's oldest chocolatier to learn the secrets behind their delectable turtle fudge; Austin, Texas's wild and wacky Big Top Candy Shop which features more than 2,000 kinds of candy from all over the world and more! This is one sweet ride!

  • Jeff Mauro takes the ultimate candy-lover's road trip across America, with delicious stops at his hometown favorite, Ferarra's, for a taste of some truly iconic treats; Boston's oldest chocolatier to learn the secrets behind their delectable turtle fudge; Austin, Texas's wild and wacky Big Top Candy Shop which features more than 2,000 kinds of candy from all over the world and more! This is one sweet ride!

  • Jeff Mauro takes the ultimate candy-lover's road trip across America, with delicious stops at his hometown favorite, Ferarra's, for a taste of some truly iconic treats; Boston's oldest chocolatier to learn the secrets behind their delectable turtle fudge; Austin, Texas's wild and wacky Big Top Candy Shop which features more than 2,000 kinds of candy from all over the world and more! This is one sweet ride!

  • Jeff's in culinary heaven today, when he brings together Italian food and sandwiches. After a lesson at Chicago's Ricobene's, Jeff makes The Comiskey, a breaded steak sandwich with a roasted red pepper sauce. He cooks up another Italian favorite in the Grilled Artichoke Sub, with fresh ricotta and a roasted garlic spread. The best side to these sandwiches is Jeff's Chicken Lemon Orzo Soup.

  • In a trip down hot dog memory lane, Jeff Mauro and his dad, Gus, relive the past as they grab a couple with everything at Chicago's legendary Gene and Jude's, where they pile fresh cut French fries right on the dog, and Jeff steps behind the counter and tries to keep up with the lunch rush. Jeff takes his new insight back home and whips his own version of the classic Gene and Jude's dog, complete with his own hand-cut fries, then adds a cheesy sauce to that classic Midwestern staple, the bratwurst. To wrap things up, Gus Mauro comes back around to see if Jeff's creations cut the mustard. You'll want to bring a lot of napkins!

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  • Jeff Mauro takes the ultimate candy-lover's road trip across America, with delicious stops at his hometown favorite, Ferarra's, for a taste of some truly iconic treats; Boston's oldest chocolatier to learn the secrets behind their delectable turtle fudge; Austin, Texas's wild and wacky Big Top Candy Shop which features more than 2,000 kinds of candy from all over the world and more! This is one sweet ride!

  • Jeff Mauro takes the ultimate candy-lover's road trip across America, with delicious stops at his hometown favorite, Ferarra's, for a taste of some truly iconic treats; Boston's oldest chocolatier to learn the secrets behind their delectable turtle fudge; Austin, Texas's wild and wacky Big Top Candy Shop which features more than 2,000 kinds of candy from all over the world and more! This is one sweet ride!

  • If there's one ghoul with a passion for the freaky fun, food and sweets of Halloween, it's Jeff Mauro. And the scary good times are only fueled by the costumed excitement of his young son, Lorenzo. So Jeff heads downtown to do his homework at a place that makes a frighteningly large array of sweet cookies and delicious Halloween-themed ice cream sandwiches. He gets a lesson in some key autumn flavor combos, then heads home and gets busy with some sweet/savory Halloween combo sandwiches to feed Lorenzo and his friends before they head out to trick or treat the neighborhood. The classic flavors of a caramel apple go devilishly well with bacon in his haunted take on a Panini. Then, an eyeball-shaped ham sandwich that stares back at you and Mummy Aki Chicken Fingers straight from the tomb of King Tut will keep his little goblins fueled and focused to bring back bags stuffed with candy.

  • Like a man on the hunt for Bigfoot, Jeff Mauro heads to Milwaukee in search of the legendary giant macaron. He finds it in its natural habitat, the pastry kitchen of Chef Andy Schneider at La Reve. Andy takes Jeff to the pastry board and shows him how to wrestle one of these light yet chewy behemoths out of a few simple ingredients. Inspired by all he's seen, Jeff heads back to Chicago to make his own sweet sandwiches, starting with one that uses Andy's giant macaron as the bread of a sandwich stuffed with coconut lime cheesecake filling. Next up is a sweet and savory crepe, starring chocolate hazelnut, banana, and potato straws. Finally, a creamy and sinful spiked Vanilla Malted Milkshake.

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About the Host

Jeff Mauro, winner of the seventh season of Food Network Star, now hosts Sandwich King and The Kitchen.

About the Show

Join Food Network Star Season 7 winner Jeff Mauro as he shares his passion for all things sandwiches. For Jeff, sandwiches are much more than something eaten between two pieces of bread, and you'll quickly see why he's fond of saying, "You can make any meal into a sandwich, and any sandwich into a meal."

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Join Food Network Star Season 7 winner Jeff Mauro as he shares his passion for all things sandwiches. For Jeff, sandwiches are much more than something eaten between two pieces of bread, and you'll quickly see why he's fond of saying, "You can make any meal into a sandwich, and any sandwich into a meal."

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