Coach Mikki Mel & Friends

Culinary Culture with David Page - Food Americana!

February 04, 2022 Coach Mikki, Mel & Friends Season 2 Episode 8
Coach Mikki Mel & Friends
Culinary Culture with David Page - Food Americana!
Show Notes

DAVID PAGE -  FOOD AMERICANA 

Two-time Emmy winner David Page changed the world of food television by creating, developing, and executive-producing the groundbreaking show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Before that, as a network news producer based in London, Frankfurt, and Budapest, he traveled Europe, Africa, and the Middle East doing two things: covering some of the biggest stories in the world and developing a passion for some of the world’s most incredible food.
  Listen how he discribes walking through Checkpoint Charlie into East Berlin the night the Berlin wall opened, How he was first served couscous by Moammar Khaddafy’s kitchen staff while waiting in a tent to interview the dictator in Libya. Blood oranges at a three o’clock breakfast with Yasser Arafat.

​Creating Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and hands-on producing its first eleven seasons took him deep into the world of
American food—His next series, the syndicated Beer Geeks, dove deep into the intersection of great beer and great food. It is those experiences, that education, and the discovery of little- known stories and facts that led Page to dig even deeper and tie the strands together in Food Americana.