Newsday Takes a Bite of The Food Biz

Newsday headquarters in Melville.

Newsday launches a streaming food series today, coupling its print and digital chops with its award-winning video prowess.

The show launches with six episodes that, Netflix style, may be binged watched or savored slowly until additional episodes are released this fall. Pervaiz Shallwani, a food writer and critic at the paper – also a trained chef – hosts.

Feed Me TV streams on Roku TV and Apple TV and is viewable on Newsday’s website and mobile app. Each 15-minute episode centers on a cool chef, a hot trend or delicious destination.

Among the stories in the summer series are a visit to BBD’s in Rocky Point, where Ralph Perrazzo grinds his own beef and uses three different cooking methods to create the ultimate burger. Shallwani also bums a ride on a Mattituck fishing boat, and follows the haul first to Southold Fish Market and 18 Bay restaurant on Shelter Island, where chef Adam Kopels turns it into an elegant crudo. Shallwani also eats and drinks his way around Deer Park Avenue.

“This show is at the intersection of two sweet spots for us — food and video,” Newsday co-publisher Debby Krenek said in announcing the series. “Our audience is highly engaged in our restaurant coverage, and they are also telling us that they want more video.”

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