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Taste of America With Mark DeCarlo


Season 1 Episode Guide

26 Episodes 2005 - 2005

Episode 1

Barbecue, Spud Day and NY Style Cheesecake

Tue, Feb 15, 2005 30 mins

Four teams vie in a barbecue cook-off in Kansas City, Mo. Also: Idaho's Spud Day; New York-style cheesecake in Manhattan. Host: Mark DeCarlo

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Episode 2

Burgoo Stew, Vidalia Onion and Key Lime Pie

Tue, Feb 15, 2005 30 mins

Burgoo stew in Owensboro, Ky.; Vidalia onions in Georgia; key-lime pie in Key West, Fla. Host: Mark DeCarlo.

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Episode 3

Buffalo Mozzarella, Chicken Fried Steak and Boston Cream Pie

Tue, Feb 22, 2005 30 mins

A buffalo mozzarella farm in Woodstock, Vt.; chicken fried steak in Houston; a Boston cream pie martini in Boston. Host: Mark DeCarlo.

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Episode 4

Pickle Man, Avocado Festival, Pennsylvania Dutch Festival

Tue, Feb 22, 2005 30 mins

Guacamole in Carpinteria, Cal.; making apple butter with the Pennsylvania Dutch. Host: Mark DeCarlo.

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Episode 5

Taste of Chicago

Tue, Mar 1, 2005 30 mins

A culinary tour of Chicago includes Greektown, for cheese saganaki; and the Palmer House, the birthplace of brownies. Also: deep-dish pizza, demon dogs and rainbow ice cream.

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Episode 6

Boston Clam Chowder, Corn Dog Festival, Pumpkin Festival

Tue, Mar 1, 2005 30 mins

Clam chowder in Boston; jalapeno chili dogs at the Dallas Corn Dog Festival; Ohio's pumpkin celebration.

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Episode 7

Hush Puppies, Raw Food and Egg Cream

Tue, Mar 8, 2005 30 mins

A hush-puppy cook-off in Lufkin, Texas; raw food specialties in L.A.; egg creams in Brooklyn.

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Episode 8

Fried Ravioli, Bratwurst and Popcorn Festival

Tue, Mar 15, 2005 30 mins

Fried ravioli in St. Louis; bratwurst in Sheboygan, Wis.; kettle corn at a popcorn museum in Marion, Ohio.

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Episode 9

Limburger Cheese, Fried Bologna and McIntosh Apples

Tue, Mar 22, 2005 30 mins

A look at Limburger cheese in Monroe, Wis.; a fried-bologna sandwich at the G&R Tavern in Waldo, Ohio; and apple pie in South Hero, Vt.

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Episode 10

Foods of America's Past

Tue, Mar 29, 2005 30 mins

Colonial cuisine at Philadelphia's City Tavern; and a covered wagon cookout in Pinedale, Wyo., are featured.

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Episode 11

Buffalo Wing Festival, Pitch Fork Fondue and Kringle

Tue, Apr 5, 2005 30 mins

The Buffalo Wing Festival in upstate New York; beef fondue in Pinedale, Wyo.; Danish breakfast treats in Racine, Wis.

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Episode 12

Perch Festival, Scrapple and Gooey Butter Cake

Tue, Apr 12, 2005 30 mins

The annual Perch Festival in Fairport Harbor, Ohio; scrapple, a Pennsylvania breakfast food; gooey butter cake in St. Louis.

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Episode 13

New York City Street Food, Lutefisk, Fortune Cookies

Tue, Apr 26, 2005 30 mins

Clayton, N.Y., where Thousand Island salad dressing was invented; lutefisk (lye-soaked cod) in Madison, Minn.; and origins of the fortune cookie in San Francisco.

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Episode 14

Foods of Hawaii

Tue, May 3, 2005 30 mins

Mark samples Hawaiian dishes, including island-specialty Spam. Also: an authentic luau; a macadamia plantation.

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Episode 15

Sushi, Thousand Island Dressing, Shaved Ice

Tue, May 31, 2005 30 mins

Sushi in Los Angeles; origins of Thousand Island dressing in Clayton, N.Y.; shaved ice, a Hawaiian favorite. Host: Mark DeCarlo.

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Episode 16

Rocky Mountain Foods

Tue, May 31, 2005 30 mins

Sampling foods of the Rocky Mountains. Included: goat in Boulder; and buffalo in Denver, where afternoon tea is served. Host: Mark DeCarlo.

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Episode 17

Coffee, Alligator, Chess Pie

Tue, Jun 7, 2005 30 mins

Coffee in Seattle; alligator dishes in Louisiana; chess pie in Mobile, Ala.

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Episode 18

The Foods of New Orleans

Tue, Jun 7, 2005 30 mins

In New Orleans, Mark visits a crawfish boil, samples gumbo and tries Bananas Foster.

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Episode 19

Truffles, Cuban Tamales, Bread Pudding

Tue, Jun 21, 2005 30 mins

Truffles in Dayton, Ore.; Cuban tamales in Miami; bread pudding with the Red Hat Club in Biloxi, Miss.

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Episode 20

Geoduck, Biscuits and Gravy, and Capuchinos

Tue, Jun 28, 2005 30 mins

Mark samples an enormous clam called a geoduck, on the shores of Puget Sound; tries biscuits and gravy in Nashville; and indulges in sweet Cuban cappuccinos in Miami's Little Havana.

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Episode 21

Goetta, Frogmore Stew, Donuts

Tue, Aug 2, 2005 30 mins

Included: an Ohio River Valley food festival featuring goetta, a mixture of oatmeal and meat. Also: Frogmore Stew in South Carolina; donuts in Portland, Ore.

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Episode 22

Green Chiles, Hot Brown, Pecan Pie

Tue, Aug 2, 2005 30 mins

Green-chili dishes in Sante Fe, N.M.; hot brown in Louisville; pecan pie in Savannah.

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Episode 23

Oysters, Duck, Fruit Smoothies

Tue, Aug 9, 2005 30 mins

Shucking oysters in Biloxi, Miss.; sampling duck dishes in Portland, Ore.; and shopping at a Santa Monica, Cal., farmer's market are featured.

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Episode 24

Cacti Foods, Jambalaya, Sweet Potato Pie

Tue, Aug 9, 2005 30 mins

Cooking with cactus in Phoenix; visiting a jambalaya cook-off in Gonzales, La.; and making Gullah-style sweet-potato pie on St. Helena Island, Ga.

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Episode 25

Southern Comfort Foods---She Crab Soup, Chitterlings and Benne Wafers

Tue, Aug 23, 2005 30 mins

In Charleston, S.C., Mark samples she-crab soup, chitterlings and benne wafers.

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Episode 26

Beef Jerky, Matzoh Ball Soup, Fried Pie

Tue, Aug 30, 2005 30 mins

Mark has beef jerky in Arizona; matzoh ball soup in Boca Raton, Florida; and fried pie at the Belle Meade Plantation in Nashville.

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