Adam and Andrew Erace Host New Series “Great American Food Finds”

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Great American Food Finds
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“Great American Food Finds”
Premieres Monday, August 3 at 10:30 PM ET/PT on Food Network
 
          On their new series, brothers Adam and Andrew Erace are tracking down little-known purveyors from coast to coast as they seek out the best bites in the country and introduce fans to their favorite products. Take a peek to see what's in store.
 

          With a sixth sense for the unexpected and delicious, brothers Adam and Andrew travel the country in search of America's hidden food treasures. Whether it’s the Mac and Cheese Pie at the out-of-the-way farm stand, or the bacon-studded fudge brownies at the hole-in-the-wall bakery, the Erace brothers are on a mission to find it, eat it, and share it with America.

August 3 Premiere Episode:  "Mac and Cheese in a Pie, Please!"

          Join brothers Adam and Andrew Erace as they seek out hidden, amazing food treasures. First, a purveyor in Delaware Water Gap, Pa., makes mac and cheese just like your grandmother, but puts it in a pie crust. Then, they're off to try uniquely flavored pierogi in a Wolcott, Conn. garage, before landing in Jersey City, N.J., where they meet a family who creates an unforgettable vegetable ice cream made from purple yams. Finally, when the brothers spot a Belgian waffle van on the street, they can't help but follow that truck back to company headquarters! 
 
August 10 Episode"Bacon and Bakin'"

          Things heat up as Adam and Andrew Erace begin their road trip with a tangy bacon marmalade made in a community firehouse in Bucks County, Pa. Then, in the sleepy town of Bantam, Conn., they find a European-inspired bakery that has created an irresistible cinnamon-dusted treat. The brothers head closer to home in Pennsylvania when they receive a tip about a purveyor who puts a bold twist on her family's traditional dumpling recipe, and later, they stop in New Hope, Pa., to explore a salted, bacon-infused brownie.
 
August 17 Episode"Mozzarella Madness"
          Brothers Adam and Andrew Erace are on the hunt for hidden food treasures, which brings them to an unexpected detour at a fudge shop making stacked French toast marshmallows in Flemington, N.J. Next, they head to the end of Atlantic City's boardwalk to witness a spicy, modern take on hand-pulled mozzarella, then check out a delectable Connecticut bakery serving a sugar-dusted hybrid pastry that oozes strawberry lava. Finally, they touch down in charming Kennett Square, Pa., home to a sweet and savory pie shop.

About the Brothers:
 
Andrew Erace


          Born and raised in an Italian-American home in South Philadelphia, Andrew Erace fell in love with food at a young age. While studying at the University of Pennsylvania, he worked weekends in catering and restaurants, and ate his way throughout Asia and Europe. Upon graduation, Andrew became involved in local redevelopment projects and real estate. A natural self-starter, he quickly realized that entrepreneurship was where he needed to be.

          Andrew witnessed the renaissance taking place on South Philadelphia’s East Passyunk Avenue and wanted to become part of it. Passionate about the local food movement, he and his brother, Adam, established Green Aisle Grocery in 2009, a boutique market stocking farm-fresh, artisanal and high-quality goods. Their business has since expanded with the creation of their own product line — think Blueberry Cardamom Preserves, Raw Pistachio Butter and Pickled Sriracha Kaffir Carrots. They opened a second storefront in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood in 2014 and are planning to open their third in the Fishtown area. Green Aisle has received extensive recognition from local, national and international publications.

          When he’s not at Green Aisle, Andrew is an avid traveler, Sixers fan and real estate geek currently living in South Philly. Find him on the beach at the Jersey shore come summertime.

Adam Erace


          Adam Erace started out as a South Philly kid whose dinner plate was devoid of vegetables, and whose foods were categorized into no-touch zones. He’s all grown up now and has become a food and beverage writer, restaurant critic, and travel journalist who regularly eats trotters and tripe.

          Adam has written about everyone from Noma’s René Redzepi to Virgin’s Sir Richard Branson. His articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Details, Fortune, Southern Living, Men's Journal, Food & Wine, and Condé Nast Traveler. He has won the Pennsylvania Keystone Award for feature beat reporting, the New Jersey Press Association Award for critical writing, and the International Association of Culinary Professionals Bert Greene Award for food journalism.

A lifelong traveler and aviation nerd, Adam considers his favorite destinations to include Sicily, New Orleans and Bangkok. But his real passion lies in his hometown, Philly, and his neighborhood; that's why in 2009, he, along with his brother, Andrew, opened Green Aisle Grocery, a market that keeps his neighbors’ kitchens full of interesting, delicious, local foods. Their idea was contagious, and the brothers are now in the process of opening their third store.

Adam lives with his wife, Charlotte, and dogs in the East Passyunk area of Philadelphia.


 
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