"I've always wanted to travel so I could eat the food, meet the makers and allow myself to discover all the culinary brilliance a city has to offer. This is my inspiration, my living cookbook,” says Kish.
“I chased a soccer ball around the globe for nearly two decades, now I'm on the road once again,” adds Martino. “But this time eating, drinking and laughing my way through some of the world’s greatest cities with my good friend and Top Chef Kristen Kish.”
In the premiere episode, Kish and Martino explore in 36 hours why Berlin is notorious for being one of the most creative and avant-garde cities in Europe. On their three-day tour, they meet artists part of the graffiti art movement, they discover the city’s history and adoration with sex, they get backstage access to Berlin's wildest stage performance and they learn how the now unified Berlin has given rise to innovative dining experiences.
Other cities featured in the series will be Barcelona, Boston, Istanbul, Nashville, Tenn. and Portland, Ore. Kish and Martino’s excursions are informed by both Travel Channel and New York Times editors and contributors who bring extensive research and expertise in each locale. There also will be companion editorial and video content across platforms on NYTimes.com and Travel Channel digital properties.
Go to the “36 Hours” show page on TravelChannel.com for exclusive content from the series, including exclusive on-site pictures from Kish and Martino, videos showcasing their favorite locations, behind-the-scenes blogs, travel guides and more. Then follow Travel Channel on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to join the conversation around #36Hours.
“36 Hours” is produced by Bungalow Media + Entertainment. For Bungalow Media + Entertainment, the executive producers are Robert Friedman, Todd Hoffman and Chaz Gray; and the co-executive producer is Liz Marsh. For The New York Times, the executive producer is Ann Derry. For Travel Channel, the executive producer is Tina Nguyen.
Travel Channel is a multiplatform travel lifestyle brand with the core mission of providing inspiring and compelling programming that takes viewers beyond their everyday destinations, making the unfamiliar familiar, whether it's around the world or around the block. A dual feed network that is also available in HD, Travel Channel is the world’s leading travel media brand, and is available in over 94 million U.S. cable homes. Owned and operated by Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), Travel Channel has offices in Chevy Chase, Md., and New York, N.Y. Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI) also owns and operates HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country.
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