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BY GEORGE DICKIE As a first-time host of Food Network's "Spring Baking Championship," Ali Khan is blown away by not only the creativity and skill of the competitors, but by the coolly detached manner by which Duff Goldman, Lorraine Pascale and Nancy Fuller go about judging the cakes, pies and other pastries turned out on the Monday series. "They're not in love with it, they're not wowed by it, that's just how these people pick up a fork," he says. "Like they look at it, they take it, they take that bite, put a little thing in their mouth. ... What's funny is they kind of all had this policy of they'll take a taste and that's that. But when it was good, they would start to pick at it a little bit more. But for the most part, these guys were like literally tasting and then deliberating. They weren't weak- kneed like me." As the eight-episode fourth season gets going Monday, March 12, 10 bakers from around the country prepare spring-themed treats in a series of trials and challenges, hoping to impress the judges and win a $50,000 grand prize and the title of Spring Baking Champion. All eight episodes were filmed over two weeks last summer in New Orleans, one of the world's culinary capitals and a place where Khan, who also hosts Cooking Channel's "Cheap Eats" (which opens its fifth season on March 21), found delicious meals virtually everywhere. "Let's put it this way," he says, "my per diem was higher than $35 for four meals. So I got to really, really sample the town, like hardcore for two-plus weeks. I'm surprised I didn't gain more weight when I look back." Ali Kahn What book are you currently reading? "All I've been reading lately is the book to my 6-year-old, so I actually have it in my hands. I'm currently reading and rereading 'Scooby- Doo and the Fishy Phantom.' He's into Scooby- Doo right now, so honestly these are the books I've been reading a lot lately." What did you have for dinner last night? "I had barbacoa tacos. Oh man, I had some hardcore Tex-Mex, like real deal Tex-Mex tacos. ... It's like these braised beef cheeks, almost steamed, like super-rich and fatty. And I also had this other thing called carne asada, which is this cross between asada, a traditional Mexican stew, braised, but carne asada has flour in it. ... It's almost like steak tips and gravy meets Mexican food. So yeah, I knocked down a couple of tacos last night." What is your next project? "We're going to get through Season 5 (of 'Cheap Eats')." When was your last vacation, where and why? "My last true vacation, I went to the Jersey Shore with my family. They rented a place on the Jersey Shore – Sea Isle City last July, and we're going to do that again. But my next vacation, I'm going down to Playa del Carmen in Mexico. I'm really looking forward to that." Ali Khan takes the cake as host of Food Network's 'Spring Baking Championship' SATURDAY 4:00 p.m. FOOD Cake Wars "Charlie Brown's All-Stars!" 50th. TRAVEL Food Paradise A 4-pound meat fortress; a French bun. 5:00 p.m. FOOD Spring Baking Championship Easter egg desserts and bunny cakes. TRAVEL Food Paradise Ex- tra-crispy fried chicken. 6:00 p.m. FOOD Spring Baking Championship Tropical desserts and doughnuts. 7:00 p.m. FOOD Spring Baking Championship The bakers cele- brate the Kentucky Derby. 8:00 p.m. FOOD Spring Baking Championship A light brownie; springtime Napoleon. 9:00 p.m. FOOD Spring Baking Championship Fruit tarts in a vari- ety of flavors. 10:00 p.m. FOOD Spring Baking Championship Whoopie pie gar- den critters. SUNDAY 4:00 p.m. FOOD Worst Cooks in America Creating new dishes from leftovers. TRAVEL Man v. Food Casey visits Daytona Beach, Fla. 4:30 p.m. TRAVEL Man v. Food Casey versus a stack of pancakes. 5:00 p.m. FOOD Worst Cooks in America Creating molten chocolate cakes. 6:00 p.m. FOOD Worst Cooks in America Each team gets an out-of- order recipe. TRAVEL Food Paradise Jumbo lump crab cakes; crawfish. 7:00 p.m. FOOD Worst Cooks in America Recruits must describe dishes to chefs. TRAVEL Food Paradise A cre- ative spin on a classic combo. 8:00 p.m. FOOD Worst Cooks in America Learning the art of showing off. TRAVEL Food Paradise Nachos; ice cream confections. 9:00 p.m. FOOD Worst Cooks in America Cooking a three-course meal. TRAVEL Food Paradise Deep- dish pizza; an ice cream sundae. 10:00 p.m. FOOD Guy's Grocery Games Four top sandwich makers compete. TRAVEL All American Cook Offs 10:30 p.m. TRAVEL All American Cook Offs MONDAY 5:00 p.m. FOOD Spring Baking Championship A light brownie; springtime Napoleon. TRAVEL Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern Goa, India. 6:00 p.m. FOOD Spring Baking Championship Fruit tarts in a vari- ety of flavors. TRAVEL Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern Poisonous puffer fish; sea snake eggs. 7:00 p.m. FOOD Spring Baking Championship Whoopie pie gar- den critters. TRAVEL Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern Andrew ex- plores the Pueblo culture. 8:00 p.m. FOOD Spring Baking Championship The finalists make American flag cakes. TRAVEL Bizarre Foods: Deli- cious Destinations Insanely juicy steak. 8:30 p.m. TRAVEL Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations Shrimp and grits; she-crab soup. 9:00 p.m. FOOD Spring Baking Championship The competition kicks off. TRAVEL Man v. Food Casey heads to Los Angeles. 9:30 p.m. TRAVEL Man v. Food Casey travels to Grand Rapids, Mich. 10:00 p.m. FOOD Ridiculous Cakes A superhero inspires a birth- day cake. TRAVEL Man v. Food Casey trav- els to the Ozark Mountains. 10:30 p.m. FOOD Ridiculous Cakes Edible life-size desk and chair. TRAVEL Man v. Food Casey Webb travels to Louisville, Ky. TUESDAY 5:00 p.m. FOOD Chopped Pretty fruit and seafood product. TRAVEL Bizarre Foods: Deli- cious Destinations Stuffed grape leaves and spanakopita. 5:30 p.m. TRAVEL Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations Beer-bat- tered fish; fried sauerkraut. 6:00 p.m. FOOD Chopped The heat is on with hot cross buns. TRAVEL Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern Fried fish fins; honey. 7:00 p.m. FOOD Chopped One two-time champ can claim the prize. TRAVEL Bizarre Foods America The cultural influences of Savannah. 8:00 p.m. FOOD Chopped Pickles in every dish. TRAVEL Bizarre Foods 9:00 p.m. FOOD Chopped Sour gummies and sausage; baby kale. TRAVEL The Zimmern List An- drew heads to Los Angeles. 9:30 p.m. TRAVEL The Zimmern List Andrew samples brisket in Aus- tin, Texas. 10:00 p.m. FOOD Chopped The chefs get treats from Ireland. TRAVEL Bizarre Foods: Deli- cious Destinations Fried catfish and hush puppies. 10:30 p.m. TRAVEL Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations Middle Eastern shawarma. WEDNESDAY 5:00 p.m. FOOD Guy's Grocery Games Chefs use seven items or less. TRAVEL Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern Barbecued raccoon; squirrel stew. 6:00 p.m. FOOD Guy's Grocery Games Chefs must make a hot sandwich. TRAVEL Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern Roasted dor- mice and giant offal kebabs. 7:00 p.m. FOOD Guy's Grocery Games Chefs shop for a feast using small bags. 8:00 p.m. FOOD Guy's Grocery Games Chefs use a list made up of emojis. QVC In the Kitchen With David 9:00 p.m. FOOD Guy's Grocery Games Four cheese experts com- pete. 10:00 p.m. FOOD Guy's Grocery Games Three superfans play favor- ite games. THURSDAY 5:00 p.m. FOOD Beat Bobby Flay Michele Castelli battles Brian Miller. 5:30 p.m. FOOD Beat Bobby Flay Daniel Angerer takes on Jamie Knott. 6:00 p.m. FOOD Beat Bobby Flay Robbie Jester and James Laird battle. 6:30 p.m. FOOD Beat Bobby Flay Toni Sapienza and Rodney Murillo. 7:00 p.m. FOOD Chopped Chefs must use seafood and boozy veggies in the first round; goat chops used in the second round. 8:00 p.m. FOOD Chopped Creat- ing appetizers in 20 minutes. 9:00 p.m. FOOD Chopped Classic Cantonese dim sum. 10:00 p.m. FOOD Beat Bobby Flay Anne Burrell; Loni Love; Paras Shah. 10:30 p.m. FOOD Beat Bobby Flay Spice master and creative chef. FRIDAY 5:00 p.m. FOOD Diners, Drive- Ins and Dives Korean spicy pork burrito. 5:30 p.m. FOOD Diners, Drive- Ins and Dives Savory soups; square pizza. 6:00 p.m. FOOD Diners, Drive- Ins and Dives Waffles and fried chicken; Cuban beef. 6:30 p.m. FOOD Diners, Drive- Ins and Dives Mahi mahi; goat stew; Reuben. 7:00 p.m. FOOD Diners, Drive- Ins and Dives Pho and bahn mi; kalbi ribs; octopus. 7:30 p.m. FOOD Diners, Drive- Ins and Dives Chicken pot pie; steamed mussels. 8:00 p.m. G WEMT MasterChef Milkshakes; chicken and waffles. FOOD Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Chicken and waffles; oxtail stew. 9:00 p.m. FOOD Diners, Drive- Ins and Dives Guy Fieri digs into California cuisine. 10:00 p.m. FOOD Diners, Drive- Ins and Dives Bacon jam burger; duck flatbread; tacos. 10:30 p.m. FOOD Diners, Drive- Ins and Dives Cheddarwurst corn dogs; bahn mi. 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