36 Hours with Kristen Kish Will Premiere This Month on the Travel Channel
For more than a decade now, the New York Times has been steadily churning out its popular “36 Hours” column, putting together itineraries for weekend getaways to cities around the world. Over the years, “36 Hours” has even been published in a coffee book format. Now, the New York Times has partnered with the Travel Channel to bring the column to the small screen.
A new television series, also called 36 Hours, will follow Top Chef winner and former Menton chef de cuisine Kristen Kish and former professional soccer player Kyle Martino as they explore culinary attractions around the world.
The premiere episode, airing Monday, August 17, will take place in Berlin, where Kish and Martino will mingle with graffiti artists and stage performers in between “innovative dining experiences,” according to a press release.
Six hour-long episodes are set to air on the Travel Channel. Following Berlin, featured cities will include Nashville on August 24, Istanbul on August 31, Barcelona on September 7, and Portland, Oregon, on September 14, according to the episode guide on the series’ website.
The sixth city will be Boston, Kish’s adopted hometown, which, although currently missing from the episode guide, will presumably be featured in a September episode.
The “36 Hours” column visited Boston in 2010, highlighting the then-new ICA and Rose Kennedy Greenway as must-see sites. On the culinary front, writer Katie Zezima recommended Senegalese spot Teranga, The Beehive, Neptune Oyster, Drink, and Deep Ellum.
Kish and Martino’s excursions on the show are planned both by the Travel Channel and New York Times editors and contributors, so stay tuned to see if and how tastes have changed over the past five years.
36 Hours will air Mondays on the Travel Channel at 8 p.m. Check out a sneak peek below.