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"Cooking Today" Kicks Off Grilling Week!

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Join us this week as “Cooking Today” kicks off barbecue and grilling season with a special week-long tribute, featuring a different culinary expert Monday, Wednesday, and Friday as your host!

Starting the week in the host seat is Top Chef Master and executive chef at Chicago’s Frontera Grill, Rick Bayless.  Barbecue legend and champion pitmaster, Mike Mills will take over on Wednesday, and executive chef at California’s Grand Café, Alicia Jenish will finish out the celebration.

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Winner of season 1 of Bravo's Top Chef Master and award-winning executive chef at Chicago's Frontera Grill.

1 Winner of season 1 of Bravo's Top Chef Master and award-winning executive chef at Chicago's Frontera Grill.

Barbecue legend adn champion pitmaster, Mike Mills.

2 Barbecue legend adn champion pitmaster, Mike Mills.

Executive chef at California's Grand Cafe, Alicia Jenish.

3 Executive chef at California's Grand Cafe, Alicia Jenish.

Fire up your barbecues and get your calls ready, as our on-hand experts share their tips and tricks, all this week, for mouth-watering meals you can make on your grill!

“Cooking Today,” is live each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT, on Sirius XM 110. Our call-in number is 866-675-6675.

Here are the guests scheduled to join our hosts this week:

Monday, June 4th:  Host Rick Bayless
Topic: Grilling Pizza, Bread, and Beyond
Nancy Silverton - Chef/Co-Owner of Mozza & author of “The Mozza Cookbook: Recipes from Los Angeles’s Favorite Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria”

Topic: Family Dynamic in the Restaurant Industry & The 27thAnnual American Chefs Tribute to James Beard, a culinary gala benefiting Citymeals-on-Wheels
Larry Forgione - Co-Founder and Culinary Director of the Conservatory for American Food Studies

Marc Forgione - Chef/Owner of Marc Forgione and American Cut

Topic: Delicious Seasonal Dessert Ideas
Mindy Segal - Pastry Creator, Owner of Chicago’s Mindy’s Hot Chocolate Restaurant and Dessert Bar & winner of this year’s James Beard Award For Outstanding Pastry Chef

Wednesday, June 6th: Host Mike Mills      
Topic: The original founders of the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party share advice on all aspects of barbecue and grilling
Kenny Callaghan - Executive Chef and Partner, Blue Smoke

Ed Mitchell – 'The Pitmaster Ed Mitchell' specializing in whole hog

Chris Lilly - Vice President - Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q, Decatur, Alabama & Author, “Big Bob Gibson’s BBQ Book:  Recipes and Secrets from a Legendary Barbecue Joint

Friday, June 8th: Host Alicia Jenish
Topic: Father/Daughter Barbecue Team Share Their Barbecue & Grilling Expertise
Garry Roark – Pitmaster & Founder, Ubon’s Restaurant and Catering and Ubon’s Championship Cooking Team

Leslie Roark Scott – “Barbeque Princess,” Partner in the Ubon’s Restaurant & chief rib and chicken cook for Ubon’s, Barbeque of Yazoo Championship Cooking Team

Topic: Seafood on the Grill & Making the Perfect Lobster Roll
Ford Fry – Executive Chef, Atlanta’s JCT. Kitchen & Bar and Bar, No 246, The Optimist

Topic: Beer & Beer Cocktails for Grilling Season
Carl McCoy – Owner/Operator, Brooklyn’s Gwynnett St. restaurant

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