Two-time Olympic figure skating gold medalist Brian Boitano makes his Food Network debut next month. Taking a cue off of that South Park song that made him a household name, it's called What Would Brian Boitano Make? (Our guess? Probably protein shakes and lots of meat, or whatever else it is that sports types eat.) The Food Network describes the new show like this: "Brian hosts unpredictable get-togethers at his San Francisco home and creates amazing menus focusing on innovative but accessible dishes. He feeds an all-girl roller derby squad, plays matchmaker for a friend, wins over his handyman’s supper club, and plans a surprise party celebrating new motherhood." Needless to say, we're very excited to see this. Not only will it mark the return of our favorite figure skater, but it also means the Food Network stopped hiring hosts with -- how should we put this? -- unique physical attributes.
In other two-time award winner / food news, dual James Beard Award recipient Nate Appleman (of A16 and SPQR) is calling it quits. Yes, he is leaving his much-loved restaurants. To do what? We cannot say for sure. Everything from landing his own food show to opening another joint has been rumored.