The Best Thing I Ever Ate

The Best Thing I Ever Ate

(Food Network, 2009—) food porn series

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This show has celebrity chefs and other notables gushing about extraordinary gustatory delights. As of 2022, Rhode Island cuisine has been singled out for mention in five episodes.

In S1E4, "Sugar Rush," chef Alex Guarnaschelli extols the virtues of Al Forno's Golden Delicious Apple Tart.

In S2E8, "Crunchy," the Fried Clams on a Roll and the Fish and Chips at Flo's Clam Shack in Middletown receive acclaim from chefs Chris Cosentino and Beau MacMillan, respectively. Aired February 19, 2010.

In S3E3, "Regional Favorites," host Guy Fieri sings the praises of hot wieners from Olneyville New York System. Aired June 14, 2010.

The show doubles down on the Al Forno love in S8E6, "Voted Most Popular," when cookbook author and food critic Katie Lee enthuses over their Corn Pizza. Portions of the segment resurfaced in the second episode of the 2020 limited spin-off series, All-Star Best Thing I Ever Ate.

In S9E13, "Back to School," Beau MacMillan goes into ecstasies over The Super Boffa Combo (a two foot long Italian grinder) from Edgewood Market in Cranston.

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