Adam Gertler is a cook, entertainer, and full time food enthusiast who first gained national attention as a finalist on Food Network’s hit series, The Next Food Network Star. Adam developed a true passion for barbecue while in college and began experimenting with unique ideas and recipes while catering for friends and family. He soon helped bring barbecue to Philadelphia as the executive chef of The Smoked Joint. Adam recently turned his passion for sausage-making into “Gertler’s Wurst," a collection of uniquely flavored hand-crafted sausages which will be featured at Dog Haus restaurants and Costco stores on selected regions.
Adam has hosted two primetime Food Network shows, Will Work For Food, and Kid in a Candy Store and is a regular contributor on The Best Thing I Ever Ate. Besides hosting Food Bites on Cooking Channel's YouTube station, he is debuting a late-night competition show on June 10th on Destination America.
TODD KLIMAN is the food and wine editor and restaurant critic of 'The Washingtonian'magazine. He is the recipient of a James Beard Award for his writing, and his work has appeared in 'The New Yorker,' 'Harper's,'' and 'National Geographic,' among others. He is the author of "The Wild Vine: A Forgotten Grape and the Untold Story of American Wine.