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Olivia Wilder

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For nearly 30 years, Burt Wolf has produced over 4,000 segments for CNN, 800 segments for ABC, 125 half-hour programs for Discovery Channel (Travel), and 300 for PBS. The New York Times described his programs as, "the best food, travel, and cultural history shows on television."

The first-ever recipient of the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Television Food Journalism, he has been nominated for two Cable Ace Awards and an Emmy in connection with cultural history. His reports are videotaped entirely on location all over the world. Burt is presently in production with his ongoing series, "Travels & Traditions," which looks at the history, culture, customs, foods, and festivals on location worldwide that give each place its unique character.

During his 35 years as a journalist, Burt has written or edited more than 60 books, including "The Cooks' Catalogue," described by Time Magazine as "the definitive boook on cooking equipment." He also authored a weekly column for The Washington Post for years.

Burt's accomplishments are widely spread: designing and managing a group of 276 food/equipment cooking shops that were installed in Federated Dept. Stores , extended to other major outlets; developing, in cooperation with a group of leading PGS stations, a travel company that takes PBS viewers on tours and cruises worldwide; restaurant developement for the Brennan group of New Orleans; founder of Double Elephant Press, which, for the past 40 years has published signed numbered portfolios of the work of some of the greatest photographers in the world.

At present, Burt is working with curators at NYC's MMA developing a PBS program and book examining the relationship between photography and gastronomy, "What Are They Eating In The Picture?"