ADAM RICHMAN grew up in the food Mecca of New York City and began his love affair with food early on, sampling all of the diverse culinary specialties The Big Apple had to offer. From samosas to sushi, even at a young age, Adam had a desire to taste it all.
Years later, as an undergraduate at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, Adam began a food journal to document the standout food establishments he was discovering throughout the Southeastern U.S. Though he majored in International Studies, his love of all things edible naturally drew him into the culinary world after graduation. Subsequently, he built a solid resume working in nearly every echelon of the restaurant world, from coast-to-coast and from the counter to the kitchen. Though he never trained professionally, Adam was able to gain invaluable on-the-job experience in the various restaurants he worked in.
After earning a master’s degree in Fine Art from Yale University’s School of Drama, Adam traveled the United States acting in many regional theaters. The nature of his work allowed him to feed his appetite for the best local dishes across America – all of which found their way into his food journal. In 2008, Adam began hosting “Man v Food” for the Travel Channel, which quickly became their highest rated show.
Adam Richman’s globetrotting quest continues, as his hunt for the world’s best culinary treasures leads him to Argentina, Mexico, Malaysia and beyond! Join him in Argentina as he samples French toast from a steampunk speakeasy, while in Mexico City he enjoys mouthwatering lamb barbacoa at a restaurant hidden in an ancient cave. In Kuala Lumpur he samples secret satay, while in Singapore there’s great eats to be discovered as he indulges in a gourmet hot dog with candied bacon at an eatery in a cinema’s parking garage. There’s traditional boat noodles at a floating market in Bangkok, and beef stroganoff at a hidden cheese restaurant in Moscow. North, South, East, West... if you want secret eats – Adam knows best!