Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie


Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie (also known internationally as Food Lovers Guide to the Planet[1]) is a documentary television program focusing on food, the culture of food, cuisine, and gastronomy.[2] The show was affiliated with Gourmet magazine.[2]

Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie
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Also known asFood Lovers Guide to the Planet
GenreFood documentary
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes53
Production locationVarious
Running time26 minutes
Production companiesWGBH-TV and Zero Point Zero Production
DistributorAmerican Public Television
Original networkPublic television stations in the United States, National Geographic Channel elsewhere
Picture format4x3
Original releaseOctober 7, 2006 (2006-10-07)

Show formatEdit

Episodes generally fall into these topic categories:[2]

Each episode also features a recipe generally demonstrated by one of Gourmet magazine's editors in their test kitchen.[2] The show is divided into segments, each introduced by an unseen narrator, and featuring relevant experts in on-location discussions.


The show came about because executives at WGBH wanted to capture the "foodie" audience. WGBH turned to New York-based Zero Point Zero Production led by Lydia Tenaglia and Michael Selditch. Zero Point Zero produced the show with WGBH, in association with Gourmet magazine and Discovery Networks International. Director of Photography Zach Zamboni used a Panasonic AG-DVX100 camcorder to capture the footage.[3]

The series premiered Oct. 7 2006 on PBS.


The October 2006 episode received a 2006 James Beard Foundation Award.[4][self-published source?]


  1. ^ "Food Lovers Guide to the Planet". NGC Europe Limited. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie". Gourmet Magazine. Retrieved May 11, 2010.
  3. ^ Caranicas, Peter (December 2006). "Good Taste - Production on PBS' Diary of a Foodie". ProQuest 199874646.
  4. ^ "Awards" (Press release). Condé Nast. Archived from the original on 20 April 2007.

External linksEdit

  • Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie at IMDb