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PLAY SERIES SIZZLE REELMusician and restaurateur Taylor Hicks tastes his way across the United States on a quest to assemble plates that represent each state’s most historic, famous and tastiest foods. He samples crab cakes in Maryland, peaches in Georgia, chili in Texas, potatoes in Idaho and all manner of dishes as he makes his way from coast to coast. Along the way, he visits farms, ranches, markets and festivals in order to uncover the stories and legends behind each state’s unique food traditions. It’s a heaping helping of America’s most beloved cuisine, rich in history, folklore and flavor.
InfoTotal # of Episodes: 50 Season 1, Episodes: 12Season 2, Episodes: 24Season 3, Episodes: 14 Length of Episodes: 22 min Genre: Pop Culture Ratings: G Format: HD Status: Library IMDb Page
As one of the most beloved and popular American Idol winners, Taylor Hicks is an ideal choice to host State Plate. Over 200 million viewers worldwide tuned in to see him crowned as the season 5 winner, making it one of the most-watched television events of the last decade. After Idol, Taylor’s single, “Do I Make You Proud,” entered at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100, Pop 100, and Single Sales charts. His self-titled album debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 and was quickly certified RIAA Platinum. In 2008, he performed on Broadway and on national tour in Grease, and in 2012 he began a long-term residency in Las Vegas. Aside from his music career, Taylor has a deep passion for food. He is co-owner of Saw’s Juke Joint, a barbeque and blues bar in his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama.