Unique Eats

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  • 2010
  • 6 Seasons
  • 7.5  (72)

Unique Eats was a food television show that premiered on Cooking Channel in 2010. Hosted by chef Amanda Freitag, the show explored the most unique and innovative dishes at some of the best restaurants across the United States. Throughout the series, Freitag traveled to various cities to visit restaurants that were pushing the boundaries of culinary creativity. Each episode focused on a different theme, such as unusual pizza toppings or inventive doughnut flavors. Freitag would visit multiple restaurants that fit the theme and talk to the chefs about their inspiration and process for creating their unique dishes.

The show also highlighted the setting and atmosphere of each restaurant, giving viewers an idea of what it would be like to dine there. In addition, each episode included tips from Freitag and other experts on how to recreate some of the featured dishes at home.

One of the standout episodes of Unique Eats focused on the theme of bacon. Freitag visited several restaurants that had found creative ways to incorporate bacon into their dishes, such as bacon-wrapped meatloaf and bacon-infused cocktails. She also visited a farmer's market where she met a vendor who sold 25 different varieties of bacon.

Another episode focused on fried chicken, with Freitag visiting restaurants across the country where chefs had put their own spin on this classic dish. She tasted everything from Southern-style fried chicken to Korean-style fried chicken.

One of the unique aspects of Unique Eats was its emphasis on small, independent restaurants rather than chain restaurants. Freitag often visited family-owned or local restaurants that were doing something truly unique and innovative, which gave viewers a glimpse into the hidden gems of the food world.

In addition to the restaurant segments, each episode of Unique Eats included a segment on a specific ingredient or flavor. Freitag would visit a food factory, farm, or other location to learn about how a certain ingredient was made or sourced. This provided an educational component to the show and gave viewers a better understanding of the food they were eating.

Throughout the series, Freitag's enthusiasm for food and passion for cooking shone through. She was an engaging host who was genuinely excited to try all of the unique dishes she encountered. Her interviews with the chefs were insightful and entertaining, and she always asked the questions that viewers at home would want to know.

Overall, Unique Eats was a fun and informative show that explored the most innovative and unusual dishes in the country. With Amanda Freitag at the helm, viewers were treated to a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most creative chefs in the business. Whether viewers were foodies or simply curious about the latest food trends, Unique Eats was a must-watch show that satisfied everyone's appetite for culinary exploration.

Unique Eats is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (78 episodes). The series first aired on May 31, 2010.

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Where to Watch Unique Eats
Unique Eats is available for streaming on the Cooking Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Unique Eats on demand at Discovery+, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, FuboTV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    May 31, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (72)