or


[07/17/13 - 06:14 AM]
Destination America Adds Sizzle to the Line Up with New Series "Deep Fried Masters" Premiering Monday, August 5 at 10PM E/P
This new series features frying competitions at local state fairs, including the Georgia State Fair, the Got to Be NC Festival and the Fiesta San Antonio.

[via press release from Destination America]

WHO'S YOUR FRY DADDY?!

DESTINATION AMERICA ADDS SIZZLE TO THE LINE UP WITH NEW SERIES "DEEP FRIED MASTERS" PREMIERING MONDAY, AUGUST 5 AT 10PM E/P

(Silver Spring, Md.) - After deep-fried Oreos, Twinkies and the latest craze, Cronuts -- what could possibly be next? Destination America is transporting viewers to a classic American tradition - the state fair - with DEEP FRIED MASTERS, premiering Monday, August 5 at 10pm E/P. These days, the inventiveness of deep frying has skyrocketed to another level with fried goods ranging from butter to cola, and even beer! This new series features frying competitions at local state fairs -- including the Georgia State Fair, the Got to Be NC Festival and the Fiesta San Antonio - and spotlights a revolving cast of talented fry cooks, each on a mission to prove, once and for all, that everything tastes better battered.

"We all have fond memories of the state fair -- from staring at creative concoctions with awe, to walking through the midway, corndog in hand," said Marc Etkind, general manager of Destination America. "Now you can watch the geniuses who brought you deep-fried goodness, from beloved candies to classic beverages, all from the comfort of your living room... and the bonus: no calories!"

DEEP FRIED MASTERS enlists three state fair legends to serve as judges overseeing several challenges including "Signature Dish," "Fried Food on a Stick" and "Judges' Choice," as the competitors turn up the heat on fellow fryers. Over the course of three rounds, we get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to survive the deep fry circuit as these golden fry prodigies are graded on their expertise in creativity, marketability, and skill level. Is the dish inventive while staying within a certain price point? Can it be enjoyed on a stick while walking the fair? Will it have quick turnaround and still be served fresh? All of these questions must be answered to eventually be crowned the winner of the Golden Corndog and earn bragging rights as supreme deep-fried master.

Meet the Judges:

Jim Stacy - This Atlanta foodie claims past careers as a tattoo artist and even a clown, but Stacy finally found his niche in deep frying and is now known for his world-famous corndogs. Well known among connoisseurs of fine street food, Stacy owns and operates Palookaville, a gourmet corndog and tamale wagon. He's perfected the Bananas Foster Corndog and invented the Fryinstein Monster - an unholy union of beef frank, spicy Italian sausage, and juicy Polish kielbasa, all skewered on the same stick and wrapped in a super-secret golden cornbread.

Abel Gonzalez - Gonzalez is the reigning champion of the Big Tex Competition at the Texas State Fair, earning him the reputation of "King of the Deep Fryer." A native of Dallas, he is known for creations like infamous deep-fried butter, deep-fried peanut butter, jelly and banana sandwiches, and most recently, deep-fried jambalaya. Gonzalez is so successful in the fair circuit, he only works three weeks out of the year.

Butch Benavides - Chef and restaurant owner, Benavides has also won the Big Tex Competition at the largest state fair in the country, and was the first to bring fried candy bars to the scene. His specialties include crazy concoctions like chicken-fried cactus bites and deep-fried bacon cinnamon rolls. Every July, he makes a family affair of gathering with his wife, kids, and in-laws to host a cook-off and create that year's contest entries.

The line-up of premieres for DEEP FRIED MASTERS is as follows:

NORTH CAROLINA Premieres Monday, August 5 at 10 PM E/P

In this episode, viewers will see classic American fair-from mac and cheese to mashed potatoes -get the deep-fried treatment, along with new takes on crab, pizza, candy and pie - all browned to a golden crisp. The judges will determine which dishes could be hits on the state fair circuit, ultimately crowning the best of the best and maybe even learning a new trick or two.

TEXAS Premieres Monday, August 12 at 10 PM E/P

Everything is bigger in the lone star state, and its fried food competitions are no exception. The latest round of the country's best fair-minded deep fryers gather in San Antonio, TX to create crispy cuisine including deep-fried ribs, deep fried cheeseburgers and deep fried lemonade.

GEORGIA Premieres Monday, August 19 at 10 PM E/P

Known for its peaches, peanuts, and plentiful fried delicacies, the Georgia State Fair, held in Macon, is one of the oldest fairs in the U.S. In this battle royal the contestants are faced with an outside the box hotdog challenge that yields a fried pork chop and cheese hotdog and fried bacon jam hotdog.

DEEP FRIED MASTERS is produced by Jane Street Entertainment with Donna MacLetchie and Linda Lee serving as executive producer. For Destination America, Sara Helman is executive producer, Sara Kozak is SVP of production, Marc Etkind is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is president.

ABOUT DESTINATION AMERICA

Destination America is the only network to celebrate the people, places, and stories of the United States. The inclusive network targeting Adults 25-54 is available in 60 million homes, emblazoning television screens with the grit and tenacity, honesty and work ethic, humor and adventurousness that characterize our nation. Destination America features travel, food, adventure, home, and natural history, with original series like BBQ Pitmasters, A Haunting, Epic, and Buying Alaska. For more information, please visit DestinationAmerica.com, facebook.com/DestinationAmerica, or twitter.com/DestAmerica. Destination America is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 218 countries and territories.





  [july 2013]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· DEEP FRIED MASTERS (DA)





[06/22/17 - 11:00 AM]
FOX Announces Fall Premiere Dates for the 2017-2018 Season
Newcomer "The Orville" will kick things off with two special post-NFL airings on Sunday, September 10 and 17.

[06/22/17 - 08:13 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Demos, NBC Leads Total Viewers
The Peacock's "Little Big Shots: Forever Young" opens as the top draw in both categories.

[06/22/17 - 07:33 AM]
Ten Years Older! Ten Years Hotter! Ten Years Wetter! "Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later" Launches August 4 on Netflix
Said installment is the hilarious new eight-part limited series starring the original cast, plus an all-star lineup of new cast members.

[06/21/17 - 07:16 PM]
Netflix Releases Key Art for "Marvel's The Defenders"
The series follows Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Danny Rand/Iron Fist (Finn Jones), a quartet of singular heroes with one common goal - to save New York City.

[06/21/17 - 04:12 PM]
OWN Is Tuesday Night's #1 Cable Network for Women with Season Premieres of "Queen Sugar" and "The Haves and the Have Nots"
OWN spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 20.

[06/21/17 - 01:48 PM]
Lifetime Has All Your Summer Viewing Needs Covered
Highlights include new series "Growing Up Supermodel," "So Sharp" and "Little Women LA: Couples Retreat."

[06/21/17 - 01:34 PM]
Whitney. "Can I Be Me" Moves to Friday, August 25 at 9 PM ET/PT on Showtime(R)
On August 26, Showtime will offer the much-anticipated pay-per-view boxing match between undefeated world champion Floyd Mayweather and UFC champion Conor McGregor live from Las Vegas.

[06/21/17 - 12:12 PM]
Nickelodeon to Premiere Season Two of "The Dude Perfect Show" on Saturday, July 22, at 9:00 P.M. (ET/PT)
Upcoming episodes will also feature some of today's biggest athletes and celebrities such as Bethany Hamilton, DeMarcus Ware and Jack Griffo.

[06/21/17 - 10:12 AM]
Golf Channel Announces "Summer of '76," Next Golf Films Project, Premiering Tuesday, July 18 at 9 P.M. ET Ahead of The 146th Open
"Winning The Open in '76 was one of fondest moments of my career," said Johnny Miller.

[06/21/17 - 10:08 AM]
American Ballet Theatre Superstar Misty Copeland Set as Guest Judge on NBC's "World of Dance"
Copeland will be joining for round three of the competition, "The Cut," where the competitors face the deepest and most intense cut of the season.

[06/21/17 - 09:46 AM]
Arlen Escarpeta Joins Cast of Crackle's "The Oath," Executive Produced by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson
He will play the role of Damon Byrd, an undercover FBI agent trying to find his footing.

[06/21/17 - 09:02 AM]
New Cast of Characters Joining Hulu's "Freakish"
Plus: Leo Howard, Liza Koshy, Adam Hicks, Tyler Chase, Meghan Rienks and Melvin Gregg will reprise their roles.

[06/21/17 - 09:01 AM]
Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Gifts Viewers with Special Christmas Celebrations in July
New entries include "The Christmas Cure" (July 15) and "Home for Christmas Day" (July 16).

[06/21/17 - 09:01 AM]
David Oyelowo to Voice the Role of Scar in Disney Junior's "The Lion Guard," Which Continues the Epic Storytelling of "The Lion King"
Scar will appear in the flames of a volcano after Simba and Nala's young son, Kion, unwittingly summons him by using the Roar of the Elders in anger.

[06/21/17 - 09:01 AM]
"Big Brother" Announces This Summer's New Twist: "Summer of Temptation"
"Temptation has always been a part of Big Brother but this summer we are testing the Houseguests like never before," said Rich Meehan.