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Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, 'The Chew' launches 'Grillin' Week' and welcomes BBQ experts, celebrities and service men and women

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Mon, May 23rd 2016 09:35 am

Daytime Emmy Award-winning "The Chew" co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Clinton Kelly, Daphne Oz and Carla Hall kick off summer with a week's worth of delicious grilled delicacies and sure-fire tips for successful entertaining.

Listings for May 23-27 (1 p.m. EDT, subject to change) are as follows:

Monday, May 23 - "Get Your Grill On" - Country star Martina McBride talks about her new album, "Restless," and makes her mom's grilled peach cobbler with Clinton. Michael kicks off "Grillin' Week" with the winningest woman in barbecue, pitmaster Melissa Cookston, author of "Smokin' Hot in the South." Together, they make her "Deep South Burger" with pimiento cheese and fried green tomatoes.

Tuesday, May 24 - "Food Bucket List" - All hour long, the co-hosts fulfill their food-related bucket list wishes. Mario rolls the dice and creates a dish you've only dreamt of. Michael grills a delectable delight with Elizabeth Karmel, world-class barbecue authority, chef and author. And Carla takes to a trapeze with the greatest of ease.

Wednesday, May 25 - "Store-Bought Stars" - Starting with something simple from the market, Carla cooks up a yummy entrée with Anika Noni Rose ("Roots"). Clinton and Daphne host a grilling showdown between viewers judged by Fleet Week VIPs.

Thursday, May 26 - "3 Under $3" - "Grillin' Week" continues with Michael's thrifty meal to serve a family for under $3 a serving; Mario shares his recipe for a bargain bite with big flavor; Carla has a dessert that is light on the wallet; and Clinton demonstrates décor tips on a dime.

Friday, May 27 - "Ultimate Summer Blast Off!" - Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, "The Chew's" cameras visit Chatsworth, California, to meet the founder of Operation Gratitude, which has sent more than 1 million care packages to service men and women around the world. Michael transforms fresh farmer's market ingredients into the perfect weekend dish, and Carla has a tempting summer sweet.

Follow "The Chew" (@thechew) and hosts Mario Batali (@mariobatali), Michael Symon (@chefsymon), Clinton Kelly (@clinton_kelly), Carla Hall (@carlahall) and Daphne Oz (@DaphneOz) on Twitter.

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