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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.

Monday 10:00 PM et/pt on Food Network
10 Seasons, 114 Episodes
June 21, 2009
Cast: Duff Goldman, Ted Allen, Alex Guarnaschelli, Tyler Florence
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The Best Thing I Ever Ate Full Episode Guide

  • 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.

  • Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, bellies are full and love is in the air as we celebrate the best meals for any romantic occasion. Alex Guarnaschelli wines and dines with the most amazing gnocchi ever made in New York City. Jeff Mauro is dressed to impress and ready to swoon over a mouthwatering, 14-karat gold cake in Chicago, and get ready for a date with Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski as they light the night on fire with simply perfect pasta.

  • We're paying tribute to the best styles, cuts and steakhouses serving up the best steaks. Chef Jonathon Sawyer takes us on a trip to Dayton for a ribeye cut so incredibly, it's fit for a king. Jaynard Wells travels down to Atlanta for the best of both worlds -- the sea and land -- in a surf-and-turf combo of steak and shrimp. And Duff Goldman drools over a butter steak that melts in your mouth ... like butter!

  • We're giving a salute to the most magnificent Mexican food from all around the country from homemade salsa in Ohio to beef carnitas tacos in Texas.

  • Geoffrey Zakarian, Jonathon Sawyer, Duff Goldman and more are losing control and giving in to their ultimate food cravings.

  • Martha Stewart, Alex Guarnaschelli, Tregaye Fraser and more describe the best baked goods they've had from restaurants around the country.

  • Sunny Anderson, Alton Brown and more round up their favorite Southern eats.

  • Grab a glass of milk and leave room for the best chocolate desserts.

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