Food Network Takes 'A Cook's Tour' on Christmas Day! Anthony Bourdain's First Series Returns to Food Network with a Marathon on

Tuesday, December 25th from 9-11pm

Series will air Tuesdays at 10:30pm ET/PT Starting January 8th



    NEW YORK, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Food Network will reprise original
 series A Cook's Tour this December, it was announced today by Bob Tuschman,
 Senior Vice President, Programming and Production for Food Network. The
 series, featuring outspoken chef Anthony Bourdain, returns to Food Network
 with a Christmas Day Marathon, airing four back-to-back episodes on
 Tuesday, December 25th from 9-11pm ET/PT. The series will then join the
 primetime lineup in its new timeslot on Tuesday, January 8th at 10:30pm
 ET/PT.
 
     "Anthony Bourdain is a passionate foodie who has amazing stories to
 share as he takes viewers on a unique tour of our planet," said Tuschman.
 "We look forward to introducing new viewers to this memorable Food Network
 series and know they will enjoy Anthony's unique voice and unforgettable
 adventures."
 
     A Cook's Tour takes viewers along for a ride with adventurous
 chef/writer Anthony Bourdain, as he travels the world in search of rare,
 legendary and sometimes dangerous foods. Some of the locales and delicacies
 are challenging, others are more familiar -- from the heart of dark
 Cambodia to the streets of sun drenched Los Angeles. With a penchant for
 the unusual, Bourdain tries most anything put in front of him, whether a
 live cobra in Vietnam or ingesting insects while south of the border.
 
 
The Christmas Day marathon includes: 9:00pm "So Much Vodka So Little Time" -- Russia 9:30pm "Dining with Geishas" -- Japan 10:00pm "How to Be a Carioca" -- Brazil 10:30pm "Stuffed like a Pig" -- France About Food Network FOOD NETWORK (http://www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network and Web site that strives to be way more than cooking. The network is committed to exploring new and different ways to approach food -- through pop culture, competition, adventure, and travel -- while also expanding its repertoire of technique-based information. Food Network is distributed to more than 90 million U.S. households and averages more than seven million Web site users monthly. With headquarters in New York City and offices in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit and Knoxville, Food Network can be seen internationally in Canada, Australia, Korea, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, Monaco, Andorra, Africa, France, and the French-speaking territories in the Caribbean and Polynesia. The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP), which also owns and operates HGTV (http://www.hgtv.com), DIY Network (http://www.diynetwork.com), Great American Country (http://www.gactv.com) and FINE LIVING (http://www.fineliving.com), is the manager and general partner.

SOURCE Food Network

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