Big Daddy's House

Food Network (ended 2011)
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  • show Description
  • "I love big food and big flavors, so come on in – to Big Daddy's House!"Aaron McCargo, Jr.,The Next Food Network Starseason four winner, returns to the channel to host an entertaining cooking series about full-flavored foods for the whole family. Mixing a homey feeling with tips and instructions from his years as a chef and hospital caterer, Aaron brings his big personality and even bigger taste to the dishes he prepares every week. Produced by Follow Productions (Paula's Best Dishes,Down Home With the Neelys,Road Tasted)moreless

  • Episode Guide
  • S 6 : Ep 12

    Birthday Comfort

    Aired 6/18/11

  • S 6 : Ep 11

    All Grown Up

    Aired 6/11/11

  • S 6 : Ep 10

    Lunch Special

    Aired 6/4/11

  • S 6 : Ep 9


    Aired 5/28/11

  • S 6 : Ep 8

    Midnight Snacks

    Aired 5/21/11

  • Cast & Crew
  • Aaron McCargo Jr.


  • Donovan McCargo

    Aaron's Brother

  • Justin McCargo

    Aaron's Son

  • Michael Chernow

    Himself - Co-Owner, The Meatball Shop

  • Daniel Holzman

    Himself - Co-Owner, The Meatball Shop

  • Top Contributor
  • layle1

    User Score: 937


  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (74)

    • Aaron: (seasoning the fries) I love to use rosemary 'cause it has that nice, strong aroma. And this is while it's baking in the oven, you're gonna have neighbors banging on your door, wondering, "What is that smell?"

    • (Tasting a chicken tender, he points to his bald head.) Aaron: Make your hair stand up on your head (laughs) if you got some.

    • (Putting topping on the broccoli-cheese casserole.) Aaron: Smooth it out with your hands, and understand when cheese melts, it spreads – like your body does, after you done eatin' Big Daddy's food.

    • (After grating the fresh horseradish.) Aaron: This is so strong, it will rock your tongue loose out your mouth.

    • Aaron: Now you see why my wife is still married to Big Daddy? 'Cause I bring breakfast to the bed right.

    • Aaron: Eggs, like my wife in the morning, needs to be handled gently.

    • Aaron: Now, I know that you saw me pull these chives out. You probably think I wasn't gonna use 'em, but guess what? Big Daddy uses everything in the kitchen.

    • Aaron: Got enough fish here, technically– got about two-and-a-half pounds, should do a family of four. (long pause) But, realistically, it's just for one Big Daddy.

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    Notes (23)

    • The first time the Oven-Baked Seasoned Fries title card was shown, the "b" went from lower to upper-case onscreen.

    • Recipies featured in this episode: Funky Fried Chicken; Ribs with Big Daddy Rub; Mega Egga Macaroni Salad; Sock Em' Seasoned Corn.

    • Crew Transitions: Executive producer Aimee Rosen has been replaced with Andrea Wortham, Sara Porter has been added as segment producer, Phil Falsone has joined the team as culinary producer, and Alyson Schwartz has left the production.

    • The set for season two has been changed. Perhaps the smaller dimensions and more efficient use of space are meant to give the viewer a homier feeling. The tiled backsplash has been replaced with a wall painted in a warm color. The stove has moved from the wall to the island. The cabinetry is approximately the same color, but the counters are now white instead of black. The counter follows the curve of the wall now, instead of ending at the corner, with the back sink now on the right; the island sink has been replaced by the stove. The two ovens mounted on the wall are where the refrigerator was (last season the oven was under the burners), and the refrigerator has been moved to the far left set against the adjacent wall, with camera shots showing a living room behind Aaron as he gets ingredients. The ovens border the right frame of the door to that room.

    • Season two's opening titles have been shortened to just the tag line spoken over him sitting on the show title – the end of season one's opening. The footage from The Next Food Network Star and shots with his mom, dad, sons and footage of his neighborhood are gone.

    • Also Featured: > Wayne – Aaron's Friend > Scott – Aaron's Friend > Al – Aaron's Friend

    • Although graphics used the spelling "shitake" (an accepted variant), the recipe found at Food Network's web site used the more traditional "shiitake".

    • Also Featured: Val Chaney – Family Friend

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    Trivia (1)

    • This episode officially debuts the new titles and set that were seen in "Game Day" during season five. Season six clearly had a bit of a reboot in mind, although it was ultimately unsuccessful. Dominic Gillette was promoted from segment producer to producer, executive producer Aimee Rosen Householder, now billed as Aimee R. Householder, returns to the show replacing Andrea Wortham, and senior culinary producer Charissa Melink replaces culinary producer Brianna Beaudry. Each episode now includes footage from a farmers market or a butcher shop set where Aaron may interact with the patrons (at the market), but always gives purchasing recommendations related to ingredients from the episode's recipes.

    Allusions (1)

    • Aaron: This is just one of those times when even Big Daddy says, "Break out the E.V.O.O." (chuckles) You got it, Rachael, I did use that. Referencing fellow Food Network host Rachael Ray who popularized this shorthand for extra virgin olive oil on one of her shows, 30 Minute Meals.

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • I watched the next food network star for the first time this season and kept watching it becasue of the winner-Aaron.

    By travelgurlie, Sep 18, 2008