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The Hungry Detective is Online
Thursday, September 21, 2006 | posted by Mike

CognacOK…enough of the Rachael Ray stuff for now.

Have you seen the new promo spots for The Hungry Detective on Food Network? You know – the ones that feature surveillance style photos like you see in the opening sequences of Cheaters? (Sorry to go off on a tangent, but Cheaters is possibly the best guilty pleasure show on television. I’m serious…their host once got stabbed on camera, so you know it’s quality programming.)

Anyway, the ads give a little bit of insight into the new show, which will feature host Chris Cognac (Sounds good…make mine a double!), a former police detective, as he travels around the country exploring out-of-the-way sources of foodly delights. Kind of like $40 a Day without the budgetary restrictions and Road Tasted but with less “Deen” involved.

I wasn’t familiar with Det. Cognac until recently (his appearance in Feasting on Asphalt), but it appears that he has a bit of a presence on the web. His home page has a bunch of information about him and his travels (although his choice of background makes reading a bit of a chore) and he has a blog, which hasn’t been updated that often but which does mention a bit about taping the shows.

Curiously enough, Cognac’s nom de web is “The Culinary Detective,” yet the show is called The Hungry Detective. I’m certain that this has some tremendous significance. I just don’t know what it is.



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