David E. Hoffman, Television set author, writer and creator of Foods Network reveals these types of as “The Most effective Issue I At any time Ate,” died Jan. 3 at his household in West Hollywood. He had been battling glioblastoma for 6 months.

As a producer, Hoffman produced and govt made the Foodstuff Network reveals “The Best Factor I Ever Ate” and “The Best Thing I At any time Created,” showcasing nationwide food items and recipes. Aside from his function in foodstuff, Hoffman also wrote for television shows this kind of as “Matlock,” “Diagnosis: Murder” and “ABC AfterSchool Specials.”

He also served as a function way of living reporter exploring traits and preferred culture on morning demonstrates in Los Angeles on both ABC and FOX, a stint with “Good Morning The usa,” and appearances on “The Look at.”

Hoffman was also the creator of “The Joy of Pigging Out,” in which he provided suggestions for most effective destinations to take in across the place and also reflected on the happiness that comes with ingesting. From “The Pleasure of Pigging Out,” Hoffman developed a $2.5 million licensing campaign total with mugs, magnets and T-shirts — displaying a keen company perception in addition to praiseworthy taste.

Originally from Richmond, Va. and a Los Angeles resident for 50 yrs, Hoffman’s adore of foods came across in his life’s function. He authored quite a few textbooks about meals and tradition in his life time, along with being a producer on Foods Community and Cooking Channel. His cookbooks, “The Effortless-Bake Oven Gourmet” and “The Breakfast Cereal Gourmand,” contained recipes from cooks paired with historical past and had been intended to make cooking much more obtainable to audiences of all ages.

In 2017, Hoffman took legal motion relating to Foodstuff Community demonstrates “Guilty Pleasures” and “Top 5 Dining establishments.” Hoffman alleged that the two spinoffs were being derived from “The Best Issue I Ever Ate” and “The Best Detail I Ever Created.” He stated he had been wrongfully slash out of their creation and had not gained any compensation for them. Hoffman submitted a go well with in opposition to Authentic Amusement.

“Selected episodes have identical themes, if not the identical themes,” read the accommodate. “Episodes element similar expertise (noted cooks and tv foods personalities), if not the same expertise. Equally ‘Guilty Pleasures’ and ‘The Best Matter I At any time Ate’ are comprised of a wide variety of self-contained segments, just about every that includes a diverse contributor, who (in a fun, passionate, and fairly confessional method) discloses to an unseen, but in some cases listened to, interviewer what he or she considers a favourite food items in the scope of the show’s premise.”

Hoffman is survived by his sister, Susie Hayman his brother, Howard Hoffman his niece, Erica H. Driscoll and his fantastic-nephew, Declan H. Driscoll. Donations can be produced to the UCLA Brain Cancer Exploration Center.