With the FoodNetwork turning into a veritable carnival of nonsense, I've had to turn to other networks to get my usual food entertainment fix. There's Tony Bourdain's No Reservations, among some other food-related shows, on the Discovery Channel, a few on HGTV, and of course, PBS. This fall, PBS adds another show to its food programming with Diary of a Foodie.
Ruth Reichl, along with fellow editors from Gourmet will host the show, which will "look at the world, food first." The show's team will travel the globe to meet new people, discover exotic ingredients, and highlight global food trends, then bring it back into their own kitchens. It sounds like a kinder, gentler version of Tony Bourdain.
The series premiere will air Saturday, October 7th, and the show's full website will launch on September 22 with more information.