Eric Greenspan — formally of Los Angeles restaurant The Foundry, casually of our favorite slutty grilled cheese web series — has taken his talents to the small screen officially, with a new National Geographic series called Eric Greenspan is Hungry.
While he’s had stints on Food Network’s Next Iron Chef (competing on two different seasons), Bravo’s Eat, Drink, Love (as Nina’s stage mentor) and Ilan Hall’s Knife Fight (as a guest judge), this will be his first full-fledged, star-of-the-show, cable series. Well, in fairness, he has a sidekick named Captain Mauzner.
According to the press release:
Premiering this November on National Geographic Channel, Eric Greenspan Is Hungry takes viewers on a cross-country, off-the-beaten-path adventure, making stops at deer camps, swamps, turkey cabins and everywhere in between. Traveling in the heartland, Eric will go directly to the source of local recipes to meet the people who farm, raise, nurture, hunt and butcher livestock, such as bison, prehistoric gar, goat, crawfish, pig and cow. It’s meat unlike what you get from a purveyor. Eric and his cohort will break down the meat, butcher it and prepare the recipe all on location to crank out the best meat dishes imaginable.
If you’re unfamiliar with Greenspan’s particular brand of humor, let’s just say pairing him with rural American locals will make for TV magic. Keep an eye out for the series this November.
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