While it’s no surprise to see our favorite San Diego chefs starring in hit reality TV cooking shows, one high profile San Diego foodie is breaking out from behind the print media front, now filming a brand new television show that debuts this summer on the Food Network.
A food critic and journalist, most locals know Troy Johnson as the Senior Editor of Riviera Magazine in San Diego, in charge of all things local food and drink. But while we love reading his on-point tips in glossy print, we can’t wait to see him live on television sets across the nation. We are destined to lose the best stars of the local scene to the pull of the international media spotlight, and Troy is a perfect example of how hard work and innovative vision can take you to the next level.
Crave is the name of Troy Johnson’s new show, and here is a preview description, courtesy of the foodnetwork.com: No doubt about it, Crave host Troy Johnson is obsessed with food. As a food critic and journalist in San Diego, he is constantly surrounded by culinary wonders. He’ll travel anywhere and try anything in pursuit of a new gastronomic passion. Troy’s expeditions shed light on how a particular dish or trend started, how it’s made, the science behind it, and even the loyal people who are nuts about the flavor – just like him. Troy doesn’t stop until he fully uncovers every one of his newest food obsessions.
Watch & Learn: Crave premieres on Monday, June 20th at 10pm ET/PT. Learn more at foodnetwork.com.
While we wait, check out this clip of Troy Johnson on the Food Network, talking free Philly cheese steak sandwiches from Donovan’s Steak and Chop House in downtown San Diego.
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Pictured: San Diego cuisine from George's California Modern in La Jolla