Even at a young age, I wanted to taste it all. I grew up in New York City and from childhood was eating everything from samosas to sushi. At Emory University, I didn't study the culinary arts but after graduation, worked in every aspect of the restaurant industry.
We often hear the phrase, 'I live for this event,' but it's a completely different matter when you meet people who actually do.
Throughout it all, I kept a food journal and after graduate school at Yale's School of Drama, I began touring the country, acting in regional theater. As you might imagine, as I traveled, I sampled the best local cuisine throughout the country and wrote about it in my journal.
In 2008, I took the leap from regional theater to the small screen with Man v. Food which quickly became one of the Travel Channel's most popular shows. It was a unique opportunity that merged my interest in acting and food. Following that, I both produced and hosted Man v. Food Nation and Adam Richman’s Best Sandwich in America, neither of which could have quite prepared me for what I encounter on my newest show, Fandemonium.
On Fandemonium, I travel to the biggest events across the country and meet its die-hard super fans. We often hear the phrase, "I live for this event," but it's a completely different matter when you meet people who actually do. These fans let me into their world and share everything from their traditions to their culinary creations with me.
I hope to similarly let you into my world as this week's Guest Editor!
Fandemonium airs Sundays at 9pm/8c on Travel Channel.
Image Credit: Jeff Katz