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Video: Hungry Channel Dishes on Why They Love L.A.

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Earlier this summer, the Hungry Channel launched its YouTube Channel that focuses on all things edible. But instead of basing their operations in New York City like the majority of culinary networks, Bruce Seidel and his team decided to set up camp on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood. Seidel, a former Food Network/Cooking Channel exec and creator of "Food Network Star" and "Iron Chef America," is joining the ranks of countless other outlets that feel thatL.A. really is the future of food.

"There's amazing food here. There's a whole new food culture to explore that, on food television, just hasn't really been tapped into. There are just so many talent here that we can work with on Hungry," says Seidel. "There are so many different people with such unique voices here, and that's really what we're tapping into."

The channel has cultivated local food personalities like Steve Livigini and Daniel K. Nelson for Drink Inc., as well as the Beer Chicks, who actually met over craft beers at the Father's Office. There are also shows based on L.A.'s Rosa and Rico's Italian food truckand Duff Goldman, who recentlyopened his first cake shop here in West Hollywood.

We took a moment to chat with Seidel and Drew Buckley, COO and Director of Digital at Hungry, about forging a path in the digital media space, what excites them about food, and why they love L.A. Watch it here.

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