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Pilot for ‘Deep Fried America’ with Jay Ducote to air on Travel Channel

Following his loss on the popular TV series “Food Network Star,” local chef Jay Ducote knew he couldn’t give up on his dream. It looks like that dream is becoming a reality.

A pilot for “Deep Fried America,” a concept originally shot with Rachel Ray for the finale of “Food Network Star,” will air on the Travel Channel on June 25 at 12:30 p.m. CST, according to Ducote’s website.

“Truth be told, I dreamed of having my own show on Travel Channel long before I ever thought about Food Network,” Ducote said on his website. “You see, I’ve developed into a pretty good cook, but what I’m truly gifted at is eating and drinking, and there’s no better way to experience culture than to eat and drink while traveling.”

Photo courtesy of Jay Ducote.



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