The Cooking Channel announces new summer lineup

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An ode to seafood, a tour of some of the most iconic restaurants in the US with celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse, and an online burger channel are some of the new shows that will kickstart the summer season on The Cooking Channel in the US.

The lineup, announced Monday, includes new series premieres like Hook Line & Dinner, in which host Ben Sargent travels the US coast uncovering the country's best seafood joints like crab shacks and chowder houses. In each episode, Sargent also teams up with a local expert to fish for his dinner and help cook the catch in a local seaside kitchen.

The Originals with Emeril takes viewers across the US to visit restaurants which boast the best of the best: the best fried chicken in Atlanta, and the best Veal Parmesan and Porterhouse steaks in New York.

Grilling Week, which begins June 12, will also air encore episodes and specials dedicated to all things barbecued, with programs from BBQ with Bobby Flay, BBQ Boot Camp and BBQ Circuit.

Viewers can also find new burger recipes and ideas on the channel's online site, ranging from bison burgers, bacon-wrapped meatloaf burger to crab burgers.

Hook Line & Dinner premieres Tuesday, June 7 at 10:30 pm EDT on The Cooking Channel, while The Originals with Emeril starts Thursday, June 2, 10:30 pm EDT.

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