Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie (also known internationally as Food Lovers Guide to the Planet) is a documentary television program focusing on food, the culture of food, cuisine, and gastronomy. The show was affiliated with Gourmet magazine.
|Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie|
|Also known as||Food Lovers Guide to the Planet|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||53|
|Running time||26 minutes|
|Production companies||WGBH-TV and Zero Point Zero Production|
|Distributor||American Public Television|
|Original network||Public television stations in the United States, National Geographic Channel elsewhere|
|Original release||October 7, 2006|
Episodes generally fall into these topic categories:
Each episode also features a recipe generally demonstrated by one of Gourmet magazine's editors in their test kitchen. 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.
The series premiered Oct. 7 2006 on PBS.