Next Generation of Food Shows More Indie, Less Yum-O

Photo: Food Party Episode 4

Some of our favorite food enthusiasts have taken big steps in their careers this week. Thu Tran’s adorable, disturbing cooking show Food Party debuts on the Independent Film Channel June 9 at 11:15 p.m. IFC also picked up Sam Mason’s Dinner With the Band, which also started out as an online series. Look for it next year. Will TV stardom be next for Adam Roberts? The Amateur Gourmet has an online series, which gives a bit more cred to the Food Network’s “young people” site, Food 2. Possibly taking a cue from Food Party, boxes of dry noodles convince Roberts to ask chef Marc Forgione for a fresh-pasta recipe.

Food Party Coming to IFC [Broadcasting & Cable via Eat Me Daily]
The Amateur Gourmet [Food2]