What? He's decided to take on stem cell research? He's going to tackle the charge for gluten-free gluten?
Nah. Scott Pampuch, owner of Corner Table, founder of Tour de Farm, and chef at Minnesota Valley Country Club is taking over as host of the show In Search of Food on Ovation Network. The first season of the show was hosted by Barton Seaver, who was in town filming an episode with Pampuch just this summer.
Pampuch tweeted all weekend during his trip to Polyface Farm where he shot a show with Joel Salatin, the self-described "Lunatic Farmer". In the next few months he'll shoot two more segments, one in Boulder with the Renegade Lunch Lady Ann Cooper, and one in California with some celebrity vegan who will have to come up with a pretty sassy nickname.
How can he handle all of this? Pampuch says that his country club employers are fine with it and Corner Table is humming along, so it's really not too much of a strain to be gone for a few weekends over the stretch of a few months. The segments will air in March of 2012.
p.s. Maybe Pampuch can use some sway to reinstate the Great Lakes on the logo, which seem to have been turned into a lazy squiggle inadvertently morphing Wisconsin and Michigan into one state. (Misconsin. Better yet, Wichigan)