As a teen, one of the biggest shows that fueled my growing food obsession was Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate. The show, where six seasons spanned across the entirety of my high school career, opened me up to a world of intricate dishes and epic eats that I had never seen before, and inspired me to want to travel and partake in new culinary experiences. Now, six years after the last episode aired, we have official confirmation that the show is finally making a comeback.
Cooking Channel will be picking up a reboot of the original series, a Food Network representative has confirmed to Foodbeast. The first episode will air next Monday, December 11th at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT. Several of the celebrity chefs and food personalities that have been on the show in the past will be returning, including Alton Brown, Duff Goldman, and food writer/TV personality Simon Majumdar. There will also be a flurry of newcomers, including chef and butcher Justin Brunson and former Masterchef finalist Monti Carlo.
Just like the old show, episodes will focus on a central theme, with each chef revealing what their favorite eats were based on it. The first episode, for example, will focus on foods that are worth standing in line for.
With the new iteration of The Best Thing I Ever Ate arriving next week, restaurants that get featured can expect to get lot more fame, and many more hungry and eager customers, as a result.