Anvil 1893, the California-headquartered production company from Emmy-winning producer Eric Schotz, is teaming up with celebrity tattoo artist and renowned foodie Brian Woo, a.k.a. “Dr. Woo,” for a food-focused anthology series currently in development.
Eat of the Day (w/t) will use Woo’s fascination with food and food subcultures to explore “national food holidays” that celebrate everything from fried chicken and pork belly to hoagies and gumbo — there are more than 365 such holidays, and they typically trend on social media. The series will follow Woo (pictured right) as he journeys to exotic sources of each food to explore its origins, the culture around it and the people who eat it. Each episode will also see Woo invite his group of friends, celebrity clients and fellow foodies to meet world-renowned chefs, home cooks and experts who reveal the techniques behind their signature dishes.
Dr. Woo is one of L.A.’s most sought-after tattooists with a multi-year waitlist and a client roster that includes Adele, Justin and Hailey Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Zoë Kravitz, Cara Delevingne, and David and Brooklyn Beckham, among others. He’s also a culinary enthusiast with 1.8 million Instagram followers and is known for his food-focused posts.
The father and son team of CEO Schotz and Anvil’s head of development Andrew Schotz (pictured left) serve as executive producers for the series. Woo also executive produces alongside Luke Mitzman of 100 Management.
“Getting tattooed by Woo over the years, we always talked about food, travel different cultures. I knew that with his innate ability to connect with any person, and how he’s driven by his passions, Woo was the perfect partner and host for this show,” Schotz said in a statement.
Added Woo: “You learn so much about culture through food and by eating. I want to be that bridge between the mainstream and subcultures to tell stories of the food we all love. I’ve wanted to do a project like this for a long time and when Anvil approached me with the idea, I was all in.”
Dr. Woo photo by Rick Rodney