Destination America lines up “United States of Food”

Discovery Communications' newest channel Destination America is kicking off a three-part series, United States of Food (pictured), on July 8, exploring the most innovative menu items in the U.S.
June 20, 2012

Discovery Communications’ newest channel Destination America is to kick off a three-part series, United States of Food (pictured), on July 8, exploring the most innovative menu items in the U.S.

United States of Food, produced by Sharp Entertainment, sees chef and food columnist Todd Fisher travel to cities including Chicago, San Francisco, New York City and Michigan, to find the best bacon, burgers and steaks.

The one-hour episodes, titled “United States of Bacon,” “United States of Burgers” and “United States of Steak,” airing July 8, 15 and 22, respectively, see Fisher sampling bacon and chocolate ice cream sandwiches, deep fried burgers and chicken-fried steak.

“The story of America’s love affair with food would not be complete without a chapter on our hearty hallmarks: bacon, burgers, and steak,” said Marc Etkind, senior VP of content strategy for Destination America. “With a tremendous zeal for all things meat and an appetite for inspiring taste buds through the TV screen, Chef Todd makes the perfect host for United States of Food and a welcome addition to the Destination America family.”

Sharp Entertainment’s Matt Sharp is an executive producer, while for Destination America, Fay Yu and Ron Simon are exec producers, Sara Kozak is senior VP of production, and Henry Schleiff is president and general manager.

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