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Food Porn

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Michael Chernow hits the road to find the country's most buzzed baout food

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08:30 PM - 09:00 PM

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Michael Chernow travels the country to find the most photogenic dishes that are worthy of their own selfie and deserve the hashtag "foodporn" in Food Porn debuting on Wednesday, 24th April 2019 at 20:30 on SABC 3.

An addiction to “porn” is taking over the country. It seems millions of social media users pick up their phones before their forks to take pictures of their meals in restaurants; the hashtag “foodporn” is used nearly every two seconds on Twitter.

Chef/restaurateur Michael Chernow investigates the phenomenon to find the most buzzed -about eats in America. He travels to cities like New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas to meet today’s tastemakers - everyday people behind the online posts - and discovers why the meals are worthy of talking about online. Chernow also breaks bread with the chefs responsible for creating the dishes.

In each 30-minute episode, Michael hits the road to find the best of the best, the most talked about, the most liked and the most inventive food being made today.

Each episode will feature foods from different cities across the nation. He'll get inside the kitchens and the minds of today's food trailblazers, tastemakers and trendsetters to find out what they're creating. Which dishes generated the most social media chatter, and why?

Our credible host guides viewers through America's most delectable food destinations.


Meet the host


Michael Chernow

Michael Chernow began working in restaurants as a teenager in New York City. He has since built a successful career in the industry, including eight years at Frank Prisinzano’s eponymous flagship restaurant, Frank, and later graduated from the French Culinary Institute with honors and an associate’s degree in both Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management. In 2010, Michael teamed up with his childhood friend Daniel Holzman and debuted The Meatball Shop in New York City’s Lower East Side, which was an instant hit and five more locations opened in quick succession. Michael also co-authored The Meatball Shop Cookbook, which was published too much acclaim in 2011. A passionate fisherman since childhood, Michael combines his love of fishing and his culinary expertise with his new restaurant Seamore’s, which recently opened in the Nolita neighborhood of New York City to immediate acclaim.

Tune in to watch the most buzzed about, the most liked and the most inventive food being made today on Food Porn premiering on Wednesday at 20:30 from 24th April on SABC 3. “The Stage is Yours”

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