Electus YouTube Channel, HUNGRY, And SAVEUR Magazine Launch Partnership To Create A New Gastronomic Competition Web Series

Nov 30, 2012, 10:00 ET from Electus

NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ben Silverman's multimedia studio Electus, an operating business of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI), today announced that HUNGRY, the company's food-centric YouTube™ channel will team up with the culinary minds at SAVEUR Magazine to create a new web series titled Dueling Dishes to expand on the delicious variety of programming offered on HUNGRY's menu. Dueling Dishes slated to premiere on HUNGRY Saturday, December 1st, is the latest gastronomic competition show that pits two acclaimed chefs in a head-to-head battle to see who can whip up the best recipe of the world's favorite dishes. 

Dueling Dishes, created and produced by HUNGRY CEO Bruce Seidel is executive produced by James Oseland and Sean Holzman of SAVEUR Magazine. Over the course of six episodes, each chef will create a beloved dish such as Fried Chicken, Meatloaf, Macaroni and Cheese, Ice Box Pie, Buche de Noel and Potato Latkes which will be judged by Dueling Dishes host and SAVEUR Senior Editor Gabriella Gershenson, SAVEUR Executive Food Editor Todd Coleman, and culinary notables such as Chef Todd English and Michael Laiskonis, Creative Director of the Institute of Culinary Education.

"HUNGRY is thrilled to partner with such an esteemed brand as SAVEUR Magazine to bring Dueling Dishes to life online,"said Bruce Seidel, CEO of HUNGRY.  "While SAVEUR sticks to the roots of culinary tradition, their forward thinking and engaged readership is the perfect recipe to entertain food enthusiasts in the current digital landscape."

"Electus and the Hungry Channel have been a dream to work with--and we're absolutely excited for audiences to enjoy the fruits of our labors together," said James Oseland, Editor-in-Chief, SAVEUR Magazine.

The Dueling Dishes episodes will feature competitions with chef pairings including:

  • Episode 1: Latkes - Chef Eli Sussman (Mile End Deli) vs. Chef Craig Koketsu (Quality Meats, Park Avenue, The Hurricane Club)
  • Episode 2: Buche de Noel -Chef Emma Bengtsson (Aquavit) vs. Chef Marc Aumont (The Modern)
  • Episode 3: Macaroni & Cheese- Chef Ratha Chaupoly (Num Pang) vs. Chef Katy Sparks (Tavern on the Green)
  • Episode 4: Fried Chicken - Chef Tadashi Ono (Matsuri) vs. Chef Matt Hamilton (Lulu & Po)
  • Episode 5: Meatloaf - Chef Joey Campanaro (Little Owl/Market Table) vs. Chef Daniel Holzman (The Meatball Shop)
  • Episode 6: Ice Box Pie - Chef Kieran Baldwin (The Dutch) vs. Chef Nancy Olson (Gramercy Tavern)

Dueling Dishes joins additional HUNGRY series starring Celebrity Chef Duff Goldman, Chris Cosentino, gluten-free chef Alex Thomopoulos, Casserole Queens, The Brothers Green, Fung Brothers and Chef Nathan Lippy.

Viewers can subscribe to The HUNGRY Channel for trailers and show updates at: www.youtube.com/hungry. For additional information or to connect with HUNGRY's social media platforms, please visit: Twitter: https://twitter.com/HungryYouTube; Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HungryYouTube; Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/100071664812864525751/posts

About Electus Electus is the first integrated multimedia entertainment studio to unite producers, creators, advertisers and distributors under one roof and produce all forms of content for distribution across a variety of platforms around the world. Headed by Ben Silverman in partnership with IAC (NASDAQ: IACI), the company connects advertisers, distributors and content creators early on in the development process, enabling marketers and advertisers to be a true partner in campaigns and content creation. Electus International, the global distribution arm of Electus, is responsible for all international sales and distribution for Electus' programming and its studio partners as well as programs and formats from other well-known 3rd party providers. For more information on Electus, visit www.electus.com.

About SAVEUR SAVEUR magazine seeks out stories from around the globe that weave together culture, tradition, and people through the language of food. On every page, the magazine honors a fundamental truth: cooking is one of the most universal – and beautiful – means of human expression.

About Bonnier Corp. Bonnier Corp. (www.bonniercorp.com) is one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in America and is the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences, through 49 special-interest magazines and related multimedia projects and events. Bonnier Corp. is the U.S. division of the Bonnier Group (www.bonnier.com), a 200-year-old family-owned media group based in Sweden with business operations in 25 countries. 

Media Contacts Electus/IAC Justine Sacco 212.314.7326  justine.sacco@iac.com

Sunshine Sachs (Electus) Jessica Berger/Whitney Kuhn 212.691.2800  berger@sunshinesachs.com / Kuhn@sunshinesachs.com

Little Green Pickle (The Hungry Channel) Carrie Welch 917.846.3599  carrie@littlegreenpickle.com

Becca PR (SAVEUR) Helen Medvedovsky 212.633.2129   helen@beccapr.com

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