Gastronaught Bob Blumer Bob Blumer is a professional gastronaut with an adrenaline addiction. He has written six acclaimed cookbooks, created and hosted three award-winning TV series that have aired in over 20 countries, and broken seven food-related Guinness World Records. In his books and live demos, Bob transforms ordinary ingredients into wow-inspiring dishes through simple cooking methods and whimsical presentations that have become his culinary trademark. Publishers Weekly summed up his most recent book Glutton for Pleasure as: "equal parts memoir, lavish art book, multi-genre soundtrack and culinary tour de force". His first show, Surreal Gourmet, was a pioneering Food Network instructional show featuring his signature recipes, and anchored by his iconic Toastermobile—an Airstream trailer tricked out with a professional kitchen and topped with two eight-foot-long slices of toast. In his genre-pushing competition series, Glutton for Punishment, Bob had five days to train for a physically daunting, food-related challenge, and had to compete against highly trained professionals with his newfound skill. Bob is an ambassador for Second Harvest in Toronto, and raises funds to help alleviate hunger for several other noble causes. He also makes personal appearances and presents his signature surreal meals around the globe. When he is not traveling for work or pleasure—which is most of the time—the transplanted Canadian cycles daily in the canyons near his home under the "D" of the Hollywood sign, doing his best to stay in shape for his next big adventure.