“Food Coma TV” comes back to life
The gang talks Food Coma with 207
It was nearly a decade ago that food writer Joe Ricchio and some of his pals sent into an unsuspecting world a web series shot in Maine called Food Coma TV. The animating spirit of the show was that, when it comes to food and drink and good times, too much is never enough.
Conway Daily Sun
On the morning of Friday, June 8, I woke up in a shitty hotel room in Ellsworth, Maine with a pounding headache from the previous evening’s excess. I was on the road filming two episodes of my web series, Food Coma TV, and it hadn’t taken long for things to plow off the rails. I rolled over to check my phone and noticed I had several texts and notifications, delivering news of probably the last thing I would have ever expected.
Anthony Bourdain had died by suicide.
A New World for the Coma Junkies
Based on gustatory adventurer Joe Ricchio’s cult foodie blog Portland Food Coma, Food Coma TV has had a revelatory first season. Centered around Ricchio’s widely entertaining personality and anchored by comic foil Joel Beauchamp, producer Alex Steed, and director of photography Kurt Graser, Food Coma TV has become a viral sensation in just three months.
Two food dudes team up to eat like Maine men
Anyone who loves to eat is intimately acquainted with the term “food coma.” For those of you who aren’t, it’s that feeling you get when you’ve eaten yourself into a sleepy stupor. Joe Ricchio, author of the blog Portland Food Coma and contributing editor to Maine Magazine’s “Eat Maine” teamed up with Alex Steed, communications strategist and founder of the sustainable dinner series Why Food Matters, to make a series about Maine eating, Food Coma TV.
Joe Ricchio is an author who specializes in food, drink, and travel. He is the food editor for Down East Magazine, in addition to freelancing for such publications as Bon Appetit, Vice, Boston Magazine, TheFix.com, First We Feast, and The Guardian. Food Coma Television is a spin-off of his popular blog of the same name.
Joel Beauchamp is a socialite and bon vivant who specializes in the finer points of life.
Knack Factory is a creative and commercial content production firm based in Portland, Maine. Director Kurt Graser and Producer Alex Steed are principals at the company.