Apr 23, 2021
Today we have with us David Page! Two-time Emmy winner David Page changed the world of food television by creating, developing, and executive-producing the groundbreaking show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Before that, as a network news producer based in London, Frankfurt, and Budapest, he traveled Europe, Africa, and the Middle East doing two things―covering some of the biggest stories in the world, and developing a passion for some of the world’s most incredible food.
In episode #147 of The Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out about David's college journey that started at Oklahoma State, how the Food Network's hit show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives came about, the backstory on Jewish Spaghetti, the story of the candlelight vigil Penn State students held when their local Taco Bell suddenly shut down, why Americans love fast food, the impact of COVID-19 on how we eat, how the bagel became an American dish (and who sells the most today), the history of the Buffalo Wing, how Sushi became an American dish, the most popular styles of pizza, and whether Americanized cuisines are valid.