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Ted Allen Heads to Food Network
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 | posted by Mike

Despite my extended sabbatical, the wonderful folks in the Food Network publicity department were nice enough to keep me on the press release mailing list. And so, we get some very exciting news about one of our favorite foodie personalities.
Famed culinary expert Ted Allen joins the Food Network family with the debut of his new series Food Detectives, premiering Tuesday, July 29th at 9pm ET/PT. The half-hour primetime series explores the delicious connection between science and food, pulling back the curtain and revealing the answers to some of the most puzzling food mysteries.

“We’ve wanted to work with Ted for years on a series of his own and we’ve found a great fit in Food Detectives,” said Bob Tuschman, Senior Vice President, Programming and Production for Food Network. “Not only will this show provide a wealth of interesting information for our viewers, it also gives Ted an opportunity to show off his wit and culinary knowledge.”
Ted's been a favorite of ours since his time on Queer Eye, and his recent appearances on Top Chef have pulled us out of our Padma-induced malaise, so the fact that he'll have his own show is welcome news indeed.

Allen's greatest strength is the same thing that made him the perfect food guy on Queer Eye. He's knowledgeable without being condescending, and he makes food extremely accessible without dumbing it down.

A little more about the show:
Food Detectives mixes a healthy dose of humor with a wealth of fascinating factoids. Aided by willing culinary techs and the brains from the leading science and technology magazine Popular Science, the series will conduct experiments to find the truth behind the most interesting food myths. Ted and his team will dig deep to answer questions like: Does it really take seven years for gum to digest in your stomach? Is the five-second rule true? Can an “apple a day” really keep the doctor away? Viewers can also get in on the fun by submitting their most puzzling food conundrums for potential show experiments.
As I mentioned above, Ted has done the rounds on a number of food-related programs. This seems to us to be an increasingly-common occurrence, and we'll have a bit more later this week on this development and what may be behind the whole thing.



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