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This summer and and early fall are shaping up to be quite the premier seasons for food shows. The biggest name in food-centric daytime programming has got to be Mario Batali who is hosting The Chew, an hour full of cooking demos, entertaining tips and food trends set to make its debut in September on ABC. We're also looking forward to exploring Korean cuisine with Jean-Georges and Marja Vongeritchen on PBS and we're loving Rocco's Dinner Party, currently airing on Bravo. Here's a peek at three other new food shows that we've got our eye on.
Emeril Lagasse helped to make Food Network the phenomenon that it is today. His latest show, Emeril's Table, gives you a chance to sit at the chef's table along with a group of five specially selected guests for recipes and demos tailored for his guests' lifestyles, ranging from new moms to firefighters. Emeril's Table is set to debut September 26 on the Hallmark Channel.
Also on the Hallmark Channel is Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn. Going into its second season in September, Quinn will share her tips for feeding your family in a realistic but really delicious manner. Years of experience as a caterer, cooking teacher, chef and food editor for Martha Stewart gave Quinn the chops to be able to feed her "mad hungry," all-male household (that's a husband and three teenaged sons). She'll provide viewers with her weekday survival strategies to bring back family dinners. (You can read more about her in this Q&A.)
Some of you might remember Ludo Lefebvre as the tattooed French hothead from the second season of Top Chef Masters. Although he didn't take home the title, his on-screen antics were enough to land him a deal with the Sundance Channel for Ludo Bites America. On the show, Lefebvre and his wife Krissy road trip through the U.S. creating pop-up restaurants that incorporate his classic French training with regional American specialties. While Lefebvre cooks, Krissy manages the front of house and helps keep the restaurant full and running smoothly. The show premieres July 19 and judging by previews, it's going to be a rollicking good time.