TV Host, Michael Chernow Talks ‘Food Porn’ At SXSW

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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 to 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.

The cultural phenomenon of food porn has taken America by storm. There are currently more than 50 million posts on Instagram with the hashtag #foodporn, and the phrase is tagged nearly every two seconds on Twitter. In FYI’s new series “Food Porn™,” Michael Chernow will take on the insanely popular hashtag in search of the most buzzed about food in America. Viewers will follow Michael as he travels across the US to meet today’s tastemakers – the everyday people behind the delicious online posts – and discover what made the meal so distinctive and worthy to share online. The series will also go beyond just the photo, as Michael will meet with the chefs and restaurants responsible for creating the dishes to find out what’s in them and why they are insanely popular.

***The release date for Food Porn season 2 — Pending***

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