Top Chef winner Kristen Kish is set to host a new show on Travel Channel. According to a press release, the New York Times is collaborating with the network to bring its travel column "36 Hours" to TV screens. Titled, well, 36 Hours, the show follows Kish and her co-host, former professional soccer player Kyle Martino, as they spend a day-and-a-half exploring a city. The duo will meet up with "local insiders," check out the food scene, and visit attractions that are unique to each city. The itineraries for the hour-long episodes will be chosen by New York Times editors and contributors.
Six episodes have been green-lit so far, and while a destination list has not been disclosed, a trailer for the show reveals that Kish and Martino will pay New York City a visit. There is no premiere date yet, but the release notes that the episodes "will be timed to coincide with new or updated New York Times "36 Hours" newspaper columns."
Travel Channel has introduced a number of new food-centric shows recently. In March, the network debuted a new series starring chef Michael Voltaggio called Breaking Borders. In the series, Voltaggio and Peabody Award-winner Mariana van Zeller travel to "conflict zones" around the world where they gather people from all sides of the conflict to share a meal. Travel Channel also added a drinks show called Booze Traveler to its line-up last year. The show follows host Jack Maxwell as he travels to different countries exploring how locals drink. Check out the trailer for 36 Hours below: