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The Best Thing I Ever Ate is a television program that utilizes rotating hosts to explore the best items in specific genre's that notable food experts have enjoyed. The show has produced six seasons thus far. Each episode has a specific theme and spotlights 6-8 different foods or dishes.

The roster of celebrity guest chefs has included a who's who among famous foodies. The group includes, Curtis Stone, Brian Boitano, Alton Brown, Paula Deen, Anne Burrell, Guy Fieri, Mario Batali, Ina Garten, Jamie Oliver, Wolfgang Puck, Andrew Zimmerman and Emeril Lagasse.

One of the show's earliest episodes singled out fried foods. In this episode Bobby Flay introduced his favorite French Fries that he discovered at Balthazar in New York City. In that same episode host Aaron Sanchez explained where he found the best fried brussel sprouts in a little eatery in Cleveland, Ohio.

The series produced many other tantalizing episodes with other themes such as Bar-B-Que, pizza, breakfasts, holiday favorites, chocolate, burgers, ice cream, finger foods, grilled items and best items for the sweet tooth.

If you want to find out where Rachael Ray found her favorite slice of pizza, you'll need to check out season three's eleventh episode. Duff Goldman reveals in season three's seventh episode that he found the best Chili that he ever ate at National Coney Island in Detroit, Michigan. If you are looking for fried chicken, check out season five's second episode. That show highlights the eight best places for fried chicken and takes you on a cross country tour from Arizona to Philadelphia. One of the best episodes of the series was titled Last Supper. In this edition Michael Symon, Cat Cora, Alex Guarnaschelli, Ted Allen and Rocco Dispirito all identify what foods they would choose if it was their last meal.

Not all of the shows in the series have celebrity hosts. A lot of the episodes of The Best Thing I Ever Ate were simply narrated. Each item that they highlight comes with some video footage and some background about the restaurant and the dish. They also use customer comments to support the honors.

The Best Thing I Ever Ate is a Reality series that is currently running and has 11 seasons (147 episodes). The series first aired on June 21, 2009. It has moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8.

The Best Thing I Ever Ate is available for streaming on the Food Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Best Thing I Ever Ate on demand at Cooking Channel Philo, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Sling, Google Play, iTunes, Cooking Channel online.

Monday 10:00 PM et/pt on Food Network
11 Seasons, 147 Episodes
June 21, 2009
Reality
6.8/10
Cast: Duff Goldman, Alex Guarnaschelli, Ted Allen, Michael Symon
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The Best Thing I Ever Ate Full Episode Guide

  • It's official: Everything is better with butter! Chefs and food experts are revealing the richest, creamiest buttery dishes out there. Alex Guarnaschelli brings on the butter with a one-of-a-kind shrimp-and-grits combo from Tillie's in Short Hills, New Jersey. Jeff Mauro hits the streets of Chicago to satisfy his butter craving with an amazing honey butter chicken sandwich from the aptly named restaurant Honey Butter Fried Chicken. Then Marc Murphy travels north to Eventide Oyster Co. in Portland, Maine, for a signature buttered delight.

  • Some fried food is so crispy, so crunchy and so incredible that you feel like you've died and gone to heaven. Jeff Mauro heads to Proxi in Chicago for a food frenzy with the most-unique version of street corn ever imagined. Simon Majumdar takes his taste buds to the next level with a crispy pork shank at Salo-Salo Grill in West Covina, Calif., and Ali Khan keeps it old-school with a phenomenal fried hot chicken sammy from Tumble 22 in Austin, Texas.

  • Some special dishes are so good you can enjoy them over and over again. Andrew Zimmern has lost count of how many times he's indulged in the infamous barbecue chicken from Miss Myra's Pit Bar-B-Que in Birmingham, Ala. Aarti Sequeira can't stop ordering her favorite handmade ice cream at Salt and Straw in Los Angeles, and Duff Goldman can't keep track of all the jumbo lump crab cakes he has eaten at Faidley's Seafood in Baltimore.

  • America's best dishes just might burst your buttons. Anne Burrell faces off against a gut-busting club sandwich from Little Goat Diner in Chicago while Antonia Lofaso ventures to the heart of Los Angeles for heavy-hitting Korean barbecue at Park's BBQ. Jernard Wells gets weak in the knees when confronted by a massively unbelievable cake from Southern Art and Bourbon Bar in Atlanta.

  • With layers upon layers stacked with flavor and ingredients, these favorite dishes seem too good to be true. Wolfgang Puck gushes about an unimaginable seafood platter at Cassia in Los Angeles. Down south in New Orleans, monstrous pulled pork nachos from Kingfish have Marc Murphy stunned, and Katie Lee unveils a massive sandwich that will overload your taste buds at Anna's Deli in Sarasota, Fla.

  • Sharing is caring, and the treats that family and friends love become personal favorites too! Robert Irvine takes his wife's advice and discovers the world's greatest omelet at Babystacks Cafe in Las Vegas, Nev. Sabin Lomac is a true believer after a close friend spills the secret of a genuine Philly cheesesteak from Boo's Philly in Los Angeles, and Duff Goldman borrows his brother's favorite spectacular surprise that awaits at the mysterious Magic Castle in Hollywood, Calif.

  • Head outside for the best of both worlds: breathtaking scenery with fresh air, clear skies and the most-incredible waterfront dining in the U.S. Anne Burrell adores the sights with a meaty pasta from Cecconi's Dumbo in Brooklyn, N.Y., while Jeff Mauro treats himself to a delectable roast chicken from Chicago's River Roast. At Seafood Sam's in Sandwich, Mass., Duff Goldman enjoys a view of paradise with a fried lobster platter fit for a king.

  • From savory to sweet and cheesy to meaty, the pie possibilities are endless. Wolfgang Puck picks a perfect fruit and cream pie in Los Angeles. Then, in New York, Anne Burrell dives into a mouthwatering pizza while Kristen Kish warms up with a one-of-a-kind chicken pot pie in Austin, Texas.

  • Patience is a virtue, and the greatest mouthwatering dishes can't be rushed. Wolfgang Puck admires APL Restaurant in Los Angeles for making a sandwich that's well worth the wait. On the opposite coast, Antonia Lofaso finds the cavatelli truly irresistible at Coppa in Boston, and Geoffrey Zakarian shares his love for the smoked brisket at Hill Country Barbecue Market in New York City.

  • From macaroni and cheese to milkshakes to pizza, these are the greatest dishes found on -- and inspired by -- the kids' menu. Alex Guarnaschelli shares her comfort food lunch favorite from Ted's Bulletin in Washington, D.C., while Claudia Sandoval shows how fun it is to play with your food at CUCINA urbana in San Diego. No kid could forget about dessert, so Jet Tila has it covered at the Legendairy Milkshake Bar in Nashville.

  • Chefs and food experts share their picks for a Thanksgiving to remember. Anne Burrell devours a turkey leg sandwich at Henry Public in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Jonathon Sawyer gives thanks for the mind-blowing Thanksgiving buffet at Adele's in Nashville. Be sure to save room for dessert as Andrew Zimmern shares a picture-perfect pie from Turtle Bread Company in Minneapolis, Minn.

  • Sometimes the best dishes are in the last place you'd ever expect to find them. We've scoured the globe, searched far and wide, and the hunt stops here. Alex Guarnaschelli ends the debate over where to find the best bagel -- it's in North Yarmouth, Maine! Jeff Mauro finds a game-changing falafel in the back of a jewelry store, and Geoffrey Zakarian unearths hidden Mexican treasure in Buffalo, New York.

  • There's no denying that some foods have revolutionized the culinary game while making stomachs happy. Scott Conant gives new meaning to an old favorite with an updated take on classic potato tots. Jernard Wells devours a delectable dish of salt and pepper calamari in Atlanta, while Tregaye Fraser changes the game forever with the Belly Benedict.

  • It's that ooey-gooey goodness in the middle that we just can't get enough of, so we're heading straight to the middle of things to see what greatness awaits. Jeff Mauro indulges in a 100-layer vanilla creme doughnut that's full of surprises. Antonia Lofaso cracks the yolk on ricotta and egg ravioli in Los Angeles, and Chef Lee Anne Wong heads to Hawaii for a unique and irresistible quesadilla that packs a powerful punch.

  • Celebrating eats and eateries that have withstood the test of time, from America's best pancakes to the ultimate doughnuts.

  • The best meals for any special occasion, including Beau MacMillan's gnocchi in San Diego.

  • Deli delights, the cold-cut combo in Chicago, and the bagel in South Carolina are featured.

  • Middle Eastern cuisine comes from more than ten countries, making it some of the most diverse and popular food on the planet. Alton Brown loses control over a jewel of deliciousness in Los Angeles. Alex Guarnaschelli raves about a classic Middle Eastern delight in New Orleans, and Monti Carlo finds meat-pie perfection in Phoenix.

  • Whether you like your brunch savory or sweet, we've got you covered. Your favorite Food Network stars are sharing their best brunch orders at restaurants around the country. While Chef Beau MacMillan takes a trip to Phoenix for waffle dogs, Chef Michael Symon continues his quest for corned beef hash in Cleveland, and Adam Gertler grabs a breakfast pizza in Los Angeles. Roll out of bed and grab a cup of coffee -- you won't want to miss these picks!

  • Alton Brown reveals the surprise ingredient that goes into the best cinnamon roll; Alex Guarnaschelli loves sourdough bread made with pickle juice; Monti Carlo heads to New Orleans for the most unique, irresistible oysters.

  • Martha Stewart shares a perfect meaty powerhouse in New York; Alex Guarnaschelli uncovers a heavy-hitting pork bun in Minneapolis; Wolfgang Puck reveals where he gets his favorite crispy Asian dish.

  • Antonia Lofaso keeps her wallet full with irresistible Mexican munchies in Venice Beach, Calif.; Duff Goldman takes on the enormous Orca Platter in Washington, D.C.; Ali Khan gets a one-of-a-kind meal in Des Moines, Iowa.

  • Food Network stars indulge in unexpected flavor combinations from around the country. Michael Symon is in Cleveland for blue cheese guacamole and John T. Edge gets his pistachio fix on pizza in Arizona.

  • We're talking about dishes that are unique, original and unlike anything that's come before. Alton Brown has his eye -- and his stomach -- set on a genuine creation called the Crab Rangoon Pizza. Jonathon Sawyer says he's found a blast of flavor that's too good to be true in Los Angeles. And Tregaye Fraser attempts the impossible with the most obscure and jaw-dropping dish yet.

  • Word of mouth is strong and we're urged to have what the people are having! Antonia Lofaso listens to what the people and immediately falls in love with a sourdough cinnamon roll in Los Angeles. Geoffrey Zakarian can barely contain himself as he gushes over the famous meatball and salad -- a dish that truly everyone is having. And Monti Carlo listens to the crowd and indulges in pork belly pastrami.

  • Get ready to pile it on thick as we're talking layers of goodness that are stacked to the ceiling. We take a trip to Chicago where we meet up with Jeff Mauro to discover all the magic colors hidden inside the Rainbow Cake. We find Monti Carlo over in Seattle cutting right to the middle of a plantain lasagna. And we indulge in every delectable layer of Geoffrey Zakarian's grasshopper dessert.

  • There's no better way to end a meal than with these delicious dishes. In New York City, Martha Stewart gushes over the most irresistible piece of lemon meringue she's ever had. Simon Majumdar travels all the way to Kentucky for a world-famous avocado dessert. And Chef Antonia Lofaso goes all out with a perfect puffy pastry known as the Napoleon.

  • We're going back to school to learn once and for all what the ultimate nostalgic dish is. We're joining Chef Beau MacMillan in the cafeteria with his Supreme Boffa super-sub sandwich and heading down to homeroom where Jeff Mauro teaches us all about the best pepperoni pizza creation on the planet. And we're sticking around after class with Tregaye Fraser to learn about her irresistible ricotta cannoli.

  • The best lunchtime hot spots are sure to fill any craving, satisfy any hunger and generally just make you happy. Ali Khan makes a beeline for an over-the-top pistachio chicken salad creation in Austin, Texas. In Atlanta, Jernard Wells gets bad to the bone with finger lickin' good ribs, while in New York City, Martha Stewart has a lunchtime special you won't want to miss.

  • The best part of any dish is what holds it all together -- the crust! Chef Beau MacMillan's favorite pot pie in Phoenix, Arizona, takes on Duff Goldman's seafood pie pick in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Next, Jason Smith's favorite picture-perfect pork tenderloin boasts a clever crust that is sure to turn some heads.

  • We're paying respects to a treat that is universally loved and has stood the test of time -- the doughnut! Alton Brown takes us on a trip to Memphis to honor the original glazed doughnut that started it all. Alex Guarnaschelli goes weak in the knees for an apple doughnut from New York City. And we can't contain our taste buds as Scott Conant shows off all the tropical flavors of a coconut cream-filled delight.

  • Featuring the best chocolate treats in America. Included: Ali Khan devours a dark truffle cake from San Antonio, Texas.

  • Proving you don't have to sacrifice incredible food experiences in order to save a buck, Antonia Lofaso finds irresistible Mexican munchies in Venice Beach, CA, and Duff Goldman saves a ton on the Orca Platter in Washington, D.C.