Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Boys in the Food

Jon Mayer and Jim Stump, hosts of The Feasty Boys Eat America work up a mouthwatering appetite for America’s best local ingredients starting Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at 8 PM (ET/PT). Unapologetically cooking the way they like to eat, Jon and Jim consistently rely on their arsenal of essential ingredients, the Four B’s: Beer, Bacon, Butter, and “Better not forget the cheese.” Nutritionists turn away, and viewers get ready - and hungry - as The Feasty Boys serve up a full course meal of down-home, finger-licking, lip smacking, no frills, hold-the-cloth-napkin, hearty fare.

Criss-crossing the United States guided by their stomachs, taste buds, and passion for discovering the unique ingredients each American locale proudly boasts Jim and Jon discover that a love for delicious, authentic cooking extends out of the city limits and across every stateline. Every Wednesday through February 13 at 8 PM (ET/PT) on the Travel Channel, the guys explore each destination, meet the locals, and catch, harvest, pick, and slice each region’s specialty ingredient before using it to cook up their own, one-of-a-kind “Feastified” dish.

Along the way, Jon and Jim’s route includes stops at: southern New Mexico for a lesson on the countless varieties of chiles; west to Arizona to enter the world of ostrich ranching; and north to Green Bay, Wisconsin to brave the elements for a winter tailgating session at historic Lambeau Field during a Packers’ game. Avoiding anything hoity-toity or stuffy, the guys discover the true local flavor of every destination they visit…and then wash it down with a cold brew.

The Feasty Boys Eat America is produced by Creative Differences for the Travel Channel. Executive producers for Creative Differences Productions are Erik Nelson, Les Heintz, and Phil Fairclough. Executive producer for the Travel Channel is David Gerber.
(photo: Feasties on Good Morning America)