Gail Simmons, a "Top Chef" judge and the host of "Top Chef: Just Desserts," recently talked about the future of food TV at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. Simmons notes that thus far, food programming has hooked non-foodies; the next logical step is education.
"Now we've got them eating, we've got them talking about food, we've got them wanting to cook and wanting to go out more and recognizing chefs and recognizing how much great work they do, now we can sort of educate them on what they're actually eating," said Simmons. Such heavy material would also have to be entertaining, she conceded, adding, "So how do you make smart TV about food that is also really fun and interesting and that you can get people excited about?"
What do you think of Gail Simmons' predictions about the future of food TV?