Five #foodie premieres you don’t want to miss on Food Network @DStv!

East v WEst
Starts Monday 20 April at 19:10
It’s East v West this April on Food Network as they showcase the best food on America’s East and West Coasts.

Food(ography) stops off in New York for a bite to eat at the legendary Sardi’s restaurant on Broadway before heading to San Francisco on the opposite side of the country to chow down on Cherry Duck Fat ice cream from Lafitte. Garvin tries New York’s home-grown gin from Breuelen Distillery as part of his Roadtrip, while in Southern California he’s put to work in the kitchen of The Serving Spoon, whipping up salmon croquettes. Andy Bates is on a quest for great-tasting American street food, catching up with the owner of The Cinnamon Snail Food Truck in NYC where he flips out over their vegan pancakes. On the West Coast, Andy meets up with Dave Dahni and Michelle Grant,
founders of the Grilled Cheese Truck, who invent a grilled cheese sandwich in Andy’s honour called ‘The Queen’. And, as always, Guy Fieri is searching for the best local restaurants in Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

Man Fire Food
Premieres on Tuesday 7 April at 20:50
Americans love to cook with fire, from small campfires to custom-made grills and smokers. Man Fire Food host Roger Mooking follows the smoke signals across country as he visits the home cooks, pitmasters and chefs who are fascinated by food and fire. Roger heads to Charleston, SC, to visit the Big Red Rig, a bright red double-decker, 30-foot trailer which includes two huge smokers cooking traditional pulled pork, ribs and chicken for competitions cross the country. Deep in the heart of Texas, Sandra Julian keeps the tradition of cowboy cuisine alive with her mobile kitchen serving up chicken fried steak over an open fire and peach cobbler baked in a cast iron Dutch oven. And if you like it really big, how about a former Cessna airplane that’s been turned into a smoker for pork butts and ribs with grilled chicken.

REv Run’s Sunday Suppers
Premieres on Thursday 16 April at 19:10
For Run DMC star Rev Run and his wife Justine life is all about family, good friends and great food. With most of their six children having left home, Rev and Justine miss the days of a full house. Now they’re hoping to tempt their kids back to the family table for their weekly Sunday dinners featuring family favourites including Justine’s famous lasagne, mac and cheese, veggie tacos and chicken and waffles. Each week Rev, Justine and the kids pull out all the stops to show that the perfect family meal isn’t just about the food but also about who’s sitting at the table to share it.

Bite This With Nadia G
Premieres on Friday 24 April at 20:50
Nadia G is taking her passion for food out of the kitchen and on the road. Each week Nadia and the Bitchin’ Crew travel across America to take a bite out of each new city as they discover the culinary secrets of the local chefs and their favourite foods. Starting off in Los Angeles, Nadia G tastes the best lobster roll west of the Rockies while Spice Agent discovers mango dust at the Hollywood Farmer’s Market. In Vermont, Nadia tries a bacon marmalade pizza at Burlington’s Barrio Bakery and takes on the Rough Francis, a buffalo chicken-wing inspired fried chicken sandwich named after a local punk band. While in Phoenix, Arizona, Miss G heads to Richardson’s for some carb-on-carb action: Pasta Heidi, a tortilla packed with southwest style linguine and chicken. Finally in Reno the gang head to the city’s best breakfast place for 11 years running, Peg’s Glorified Ham n Eggs for their epic Chile relleno & eggs benedict.

The Big Eat With Ching
Premieres from Monday 27 April at 17:55
In the third instalment of Food Network’s brand new and exclusive series, The Big Eat, acclaimed cook Ching-He Haung is on a mission to create fabulous fusions and inspire with classic Chinese ingredients. Whether you’re after a tantalising twist on a Chinese classic or a delicious new recipe, The Big Eat has it covered. Ching is joined by
Caribbean cooking Queen Andi Oliver to create a tropical storm; Michelin-starred chef Theo Randall joins Ching to
out an oriental spin on his Haggis Pot Stickers and Wok wonder Jeremy Pang is whipping up dishes featuring fabulous Fermented Black Beans.

Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives
Premieres on Tuesday 14 April at 20:00
Guy Fieri’s back for another cross-country road trip as he visits some of America’s classic ‘greasy spoon’ restaurants in a brand new series of Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. Guy begins his journey in Boston where he samples the delights of Beantown, including the best of the city’s Mexican street food. Guy visits DDD’s first all-vegan spot in Eugene, Oregon, and enjoys their signature tofu sandwich and frozen peanut butter pie. And in the small town of Cable, Wisconsin, Guy visits a local favourite that creates a crème brûlée French toast. These are the kind of places that make America great!

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