Meals Network star, award-winning restaurateur and chef Michael Symon will direct the channel’s new collection “BBQ Usa,” which will see him journey to nationwide barbecue competitions. The 6-episode show will premiere July 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, with weekly episodes also streaming on Discovery+.
The hour-extensive primetime collection will aspect Symon speaking with and showcasing the talented cooks, grilling authorities and pitmasters powering some of the greatest barbecues in the entire world, as perfectly as style-screening slide-off-the-bone ribs and briskets. The New York Times bestselling writer will also communicate with diehard BBQ followers as he travels throughout the nation to examine what goes into the art of barbecuing.
“Having the opportunity to vacation the nation and check out these ‘cue stars contend on the grandest BBQ phase was a aspiration arrive real,” Symon claimed in a assertion. “I adore a fantastic aged-fashioned culinary showdown. It does not make a difference if it is pork, rooster or ribs, there is very little greater than obtaining in excess of the grill or smoker in the summertime to exhibit off your capabilities, while interacting with the devoted fanbase that carry these BBQ contests to existence.”
Symon will journey to such areas as Tifton, Georgia, residence of the Rhythm & Ribs BBQ Pageant, exactly where 60 groups contend in a cook dinner-off for dollars prizes. Other episodes will see the host go to Texas’ Cedar Fest BBQ Cook dinner-Off and Tennessee’s Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, in which barbecue legends Myron Mixon and Melissa Cookston will seek to protect their championship titles. Viewers will also get driving-the-scenes appears at competitions using location in Alabama, New Jersey and Kansas.
“Michael Symon is no stranger to cooking competitions, having competed in the toughest contests identified to a chef. And with his appreciate for barbecue, Michael hits the road to take a look at some of the premier BBQ competitions in America, talking with the passionate pit and grill masters who commit their lifestyle to various designs of ‘cue,” Jane Latman, president of Residence & Food stuff Articles and Streaming at Warner Bros. Discovery additional. “Michael is not only an award-winning and globe-renowned chef admired by his peers, but also beloved by fans, which tends to make him the ideal guidebook for viewers as he tastes his way across the nation.”
“BBQ USA” is produced by Basic Alien for Meals Community and Discovery+.