Food Network and Random House Television, in partnership with Tavola Productions, announced a new television series, Heartland Table, based on Amy Thielen’s forthcoming book The New Midwestern Table: 200 Heartland Recipes, to be published by Clarkson Potter on on September 24. Heartland Table premieres on September 14.
The simultaneous launch of the show and the book release marks the first time an author's cookbook and television show have both been produced internally by Random House.
"We are delighted to have our first television series air on Food Network, and I am thrilled to be working with Amy Thielen," said Peter Gethers, president of Random House Studio. "Her book is a fresh and exciting look at the food and culture of the Midwest and it’s an honor to help translate her vision into a TV show. This series is a perfect example of how Random House Studio can work with a publisher—in this case the great team at Clarkson Potter—to expand our authors’ audiences and help them branch out into different areas of the media.”
Random House Studio previously produced and cofinanced the films Reservation Road and One Day with Focus Features. In addition to Heartland Table, Random House Studio is developing several other unscripted shows; for scripted television, RH Studio has a first-look deal with Fremantle Media.