Launching in early 2013, Anthony Bourdain will host a new weekend series on CNN "shot on location and exami[ing] cultures from around the world through their food and dining and travel rituals."
The likenesses of Mario Batali, Anthony Bourdain, Gordon Ramsay, and Wolfgang Puck, among others, will be featured in an upcoming episode of "The Simpsons" in which Marge will reportedly take up food blogging. D'oh!
An upcoming "Sesame Street" special on hunger will feature a cameo appearance by "Lily," "a 7-year-old girl representing one of the 17 million American children that the Department of Agriculture estimates are 'food insecure,' meaning their access to food is limited or uncertain." Via Grub Street.
In advance of his upcoming book tour, the Food Network's Alton Brown has issues a detailed "Fanifesto" detailing how he should be treated in public, from signing autographs (yes) to talking to him in the bathroom (no). Via eater.
A rotating cast of hosts, including chefs Mario Batali and Michael Symon, will helm ABC's new daytime talk show "The Chew."