I hope so.
Over the past 2 months, my husband and I have become big fans of Food Tech, the new show on the History Channel featuring Bobby Bognar.
Some critics say the show is just a different version of the already popular How it’s Made, also on the History Channel (we are also big fans of that show as well) or Food Network’s Unwrapped. Anyone who likes How it’s Made will probably also enjoy Food Tech. Anyone who likes Unwrapped will probably like Food Tech.
I’ve read people asking what does Food Tech have to do with History? Well, what does Modern Marvels have to do with it either? Both shows talk about the background of a product. In this case, the product is the food on our plate. When talking about the origin of food, there is always history in it. Two episodes ago, I learned the history of Balsamic Vinegar to be specific. I actually sought out to find the style he talked about.
People who like food shows do not watch just one food show, they watch a variety of shows. People who like History don’t just watch one history show either.
Mr. Bognar is a big guy, and I hope his show is just as big so he can be signed on for another season. In Food Tech, Bobby Bognar takes a typical meal albeit Chinese Carryout, Italian Dining, or Mexican and takes you through a journey showing how each component of the meal ends up on your plate.
It really is quite fascinating and you can learn a lot. His candid personality and jovial attitude makes it a perfect easy going show to watch especially with family. He seems like a well rounded (pun not intended) individual who you sincerely would like to meet and have a meal with. You can’t say that about too many TV personalities out there today.
For example, we would love to meet Anthony Bourdain and have a meal with him and talk about food all night. But I’d be a bit shy about having him over for an evening with my family, whom I’m not sure would appreciate his style of humor or some of his colorful language. Mr. Bognar on the other hand – no problem. Bring him to the family or neighborhood picnic and know you don’t have to entertain him in the least, because he seems happy to meet anyone he runs across.
For those who don’t like the show I doubt they are even the target audience anyway. So check him out on Thursday nights on the History Channel at 9PM.
By the way, the History Channel does not even have his show on their site yet, so visit Food Tech’s Facebook page instead. If you want to request a second season the email address is mentioned on the Facebook page.