Hannah Hart has over 5 million followers on social media, a killer sense of humor, a passion for food and, this summer, she's taking a flavor-filled journey to some of the country's favorite regional food spots in the new Food Network series "I Hart Food."
In the six-episode series, food enthusiast Hart follows her appetite to discover incredible local dishes and awesome conversations. From investigating Santa Fe's fiery fixation with green and red chilies to catching New England lobsters with her bare hands in Portland, Maine, Hart's food adventures explore every angle of these local specialties and the stories behind them.
"I Hart Food" premieres Monday, Aug. 14 (10 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
"Hannah's young, fresh voice and unique sense of humor make her food adventures a perfect fit for our viewers," said Kathleen Finch, chief programming, content and brand officer, Scripps Networks Interactive. "Her enthusiasm is sure to inspire others to hit the road for their own culinary journeys."
"Food Network has been an incredible partner, and I'm really proud of the show we made together," Hart said. She also served as executive producer. "I am so excited to share the experiences of extraordinary meals and the chefs who shared their passions and expertise with me on 'I Hart Food.' I'm a major food enthusiast, and this show is perfect for those who have an insatiable appetite for all things food!"
In the premiere episode, Hart heads to Santa Fe, New Mexico - where the temperature is hot and the food is hotter. Whether it's a New Mexican classic like chile relleno or an old-fashioned American burger, every delectable dish is smothered in red or green chilies. Hart tours this flavorful city and tries all the spice that makes their food nice.
In upcoming episodes, Hart visits the food scenes in Asheville, North Carolina; Portland, Maine; Eugene, Oregon; Minneapolis; and Missoula, Montana.
Hart is best known as the creator and star of the award-winning, weekly web series "My Drunk Kitchen," which has amassed millions of views since its first episode premiered in 2011. In 2012, Hart launched her first scripted format "Hello, Harto," a project that helped distribute food to local communities across America. These efforts in turn created Hart's philanthropic community "Have a Hart Day," an international, year-round initiative that encourages young leaders to volunteer their time in their own communities. Hart was recognized by The White House for her ability to mobilize youth through this initiative and she was invited to lead a discussion about millennial engagement with President Obama.
She was named to Forbes' 30 Under 30, an annual list, which highlights talented individuals under 30 years old across a variety of fields in 2015. Hart is also a New York Times best-selling author of two books: "My Drunk Kitchen: A Guide to Eating, Drinking and Going with Your Gut" and "Buffered: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded."
Viewers can find all the places Hart visits and watch exclusive footage from her stops at FoodNetwork.com/IHartFood
What dishes do you want to try? Tell Food Network on social media using the hashtag #IHartFood.