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Ted Allen to host new show for Food Network

by Allison Waldman, posted Jun 11th 2008 1:39PM
Ted AllenIt sounds like the Food Network has finally come up with a show that will compliment Alton Brown's Peabody-award winner Good Eats. The foodiest member of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Ted Allen, has signed to host Food Detectives, a new Food Network series. Starting Tuesday, July 29th at 9 o'clock ET, the half-hour show will begin illuminating the world about the stuff we eat. They will be "pulling back the curtain and revealing the answers to some of the most puzzling food mysteries."

Actually, the concept is kind of like a Mythbusters for food. Ted will host the show and folks from Popular Science Magazine will provide the expertise. For instance, does an apple a day keep the doctor away? What about baked beans, do they really give you gas? If not, what's Beano going to do with all those commercials and product?

I know, some of this seems similar to Good Eats, especially the science part, but Alton has always been about making the food and eating the food, not just dissecting it to the molecular level.

For Food Network, landing Ted Allen is a coup of sorts. Ted's been aligned with Bravo thanks to Queer Eye as well as his involvement with Top Chef. However, he's also been a judge on Iron Chef America, so there has been a previous connection. "We've wanted to work with Ted for years on a series of his own and we've found a great fit," said Food Network's Bob Tuschman. (He's the grey-haired guy on The Next Food Network Star.)

Ted's response was just as positive: "I'm so excited to be working with Food Network on this new series. ...I know that viewers are going to be totally engaged with the information we are discovering on Food Detectives."

Food Detectives will aim to be interactive as well as instructive, urging viewers to send in their questions about the food mysteries that have them perplexed.

[via Futon Critic]

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Looking forward to that show. I've always liked him, and he's a fair judge on Top Chef and Iron Chef America.

June 12 2008 at 1:48 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Good I like him./

June 11 2008 at 9:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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