Gourmet's Adventures With Ruth invites viewers to travel the globe alongside host and editor/food icon Ruth Reichl, her Gourmet colleagues and celebrity guests as they visit exotic cooking schools and experience the local foods and traditions.
Episodes feature Gourmet editors Doc Willoughby and Ian Knauer, along with actors Dianne Wiest, Lorraine Bracco, Tom Skerritt and Jeffrey Wright, each of whom shares Ruth's passion for food and travel.
In the first season, Ruth visits cooking schools abroad in Mexico, Italy, England, Morocco, Brazil, Laos and China, and closer to home in Washington, New York and Tennessee, the setting for the series' premiere episode. There, Ruth and actress Frances McDormand visit Blackberry Farm, a culinary resort that exults farm-to-fork eating by producing its own organic vegetables, honey, eggs, preserves and artisan cheeses.
Ruth Reichl is the editor in chief of Gourmet magazine, joining the publication after six years as the New York Times food critic. Ruth has authored three best-selling memoirs, hosted three acclaimed Food Network specials, and has been honored with four James Beard Awards.