Food Network and Cooking Channel Announce 35 New Shows for 2014

April 24, 2014 at 5:59 AM | Posted in cooking, Food | 2 Comments
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The Food Network and Cooking Channel have announced their new shows for this year, click the link at the bottom of the post to see them all.

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Food Network and Cooking Channel Announce 35 New Shows for 2014

 
Food Network and Cooking Channel today unveiled 35 new series that will roll out during the next several months. Among the new additions on Food Networks’ slate, announced during Scripps Networks Interactive‘s upfront in New York, is The Valerie Bertinelli Project (wt) set for a September premiere. It features the Hot In Cleveland star and bestselling cookbook author and her husband preparing dinners for family and celebrity friends in their Los Angeles home. Bunim/Murray is producing. Also on the slate is an expansion of the Chopped franchise set for a July premiere. The five-episode Chopped Teens Tournament features 16 talented teenage chefs who must create the perfect appetizer, entree and dessert as they navigate through each round. The winner from each episode heads into the finale with a chance to win a $25,000 grand prize and culinary school scholarship. Notional is producing for Food Network. New Food Network and Cooking Channel series include:
http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/food-network-adds-valerie-bertinelli-project-to-daytime-lineup/

 

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All About the Food Network

December 29, 2013 at 10:26 AM | Posted in cooking, Food | 2 Comments
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Back in 1993, many years before I lost my leg to Melanoma Cancer, a friend of mine back then came over and we were going to grill out that night. While eating she flipped the TV on to a channel I had never seen or heard of, TV Food Network. She was telling me about a chef who when adding spices to his dish would yell “Bam!”. From that day on I became a fan of Emeril Lagasse and the TV Food Network. It’s been fun watching through the years how the channel has evolved. Anyway here’s a little history on the Food Network.

 

 

Food Network

Former logo, used from 1997 to 2003.

Former logo, used from 1997 to 2003.

 

Food Network (legally known as Television Food Network) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is operated as a joint venture between Scripps Networks Interactive (which owns 70% of the network) and the Tribune (FN) Cable Ventures Inc. (which controls the remaining 30%). The channel airs both specials and regular episodic programs about food and cooking.
In addition to its headquarters in New York City, Food Network has offices in Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Detroit, Jersey City, Cincinnati, and Knoxville, Tennessee.
As of August 2013, approximately 99,283,000 American households (86.94% of households with television) receive the Food Network.

 

 

 

Food Network was founded on April 19, 1993 as TV Food Network and was launched on November 23 of that year; its legal name remains Television Food Network, G.P. Within a few years, the network had shortened its on-air brand name, removing the “TV” from its name. It was developed by Reese Schonfeld (one of the founders of CNN), under the direction of Providence Journal president Trygve Myrhen. Its original partners included the Journal itself, Adelphia, Scripps-Howard, Continental Cablevision, Cablevision, and most importantly, the Tribune Company, which provided the network’s technical output. The network was initially launched as a preview in September 1993 with two initial shows featuring David Rosengarten, Donna Hanover, and Robin Leach.

Schonfeld, who was also a partner in the company, was appointed as managing director of TV Food Network and maintained a spot on its management board along with two Providence Journal employees. The original lineup for the network included Emeril Lagasse (Essence of Emeril), Debbi Fields, Donna Hanover, David Rosengarten, Curtis Aikens, Dr. Louis Arrone, Jacques Pépin and Robin Leach. The following year, the network acquired the rights to the Julia Child library from WGBH.
In 1995, Schonfeld resigned as managing director of the network, but remained on its board until 1998, when he sold his interest in the company to Scripps. Greg Willis and Cathy Rasenberger were the two of the original members of the start-up team who led the affiliate sales and marketing of the company from 1995 to 1998, when the network experienced massive growth. In fact, in 1997, it was the second fastest growing cable network. Greg Willis served as senior vice president of worldwide distribution until he left to join Liberty Media in 1998.
Food Network logo used from 2003 to 2013. In 2013, a new version of this logo was introduced with a different font. This logo is still used by Food Network’s channels outside of the United States.
The A. H. Belo Corporation acquired Food Network when it purchased The Providence Journal Company in 1996. Myrhen left the Journal Company the following year. Belo sold the network to the E. W. Scripps Company in 1997, in a trade deal that resulted in Belo acquiring the television-radio station combination of KENS-AM/TV in San Antonio, Texas. In March 2009, the Food Network launched a repurposed Food.com as a bookmarking site that allows users aggregate and search for recipes from different sources online.
Food Network HD is a 1080i high definition simulcast feed of Food Network that launched on March 31, 2008.
Food Network was first launched outside of North America in the United Kingdom on November 9, 2009, and in Asia on July 5, 2010 (on StarHub TV channel 433 and in HD on channel 468). Since the UK launch on November 9, 2009 on Sky, the channel has been added to the Freesat, Freeview and Virgin Media platforms.

 

 

 

Food Network logo used from 2003 to 2013. In 2013, a new version of this logo was introduced with a different font.

Food Network logo used from 2003 to 2013. In 2013, a new version of this logo was introduced with a different font.

Food Network programming is divided into a daytime block known as “Food Network in the Kitchen” and a primetime lineup branded as “Food Network Nighttime”. Generally, “In the Kitchen” is dedicated to instructional cooking programs while “Nighttime” features food-related entertainment programs, such as cooking competitions, food-related travel shows, and reality shows. Promos identify “Food Network Nighttime” programming but not “In the Kitchen” daytime programming. Many of the channel’s personalities routinely pull double-duty (or more) – hosting both daytime and nighttime programming – and the channel regularly offers specials which typically either follow its personalities on working vacations, or bring together a number of personalities for a themed cooking event. Food Network airs infomercials on Sundays from 4:00 to 9:30 a.m. ET, Monday through Thursdays from 5:00 to 9:30 a.m. ET, and on Fridays and Saturdays from 4:00 to 7:00 a.m. ET.
Mario Batali and Bobby Flay joined the network in 1995. In 1996 Joe Langhan, an executive producer at the Food Network, created Emeril Live!, which became the channel’s signature series. Although Batali has moved on to other endeavours, Flay still appears regularly on many programs, including Iron Chef America, the channel’s well-received remake of the original Japanese series. Iron Chef America’s host, Alton Brown, gained a cult following for his Good Eats, which mixed science, cooking and off-beat humor.
In 2002, Food Network made an appeal to the home cook by adding Paula’s Home Cooking, hosted by Paula Deen. Home Cooking focused mostly on Southern cuisine and comfort food. The show took overly complicated recipes and classic dishes and broke them down for the home cook. The show did increasingly well and Deen revamped the show in a series called Paula’s Best Dishes. In this series, friends and family members would join her in the kitchen and put a twist on classics and introduce new recipes. In June of 2013, Food Network announced that they were prematurely cancelling Deen’s contract due to publicity about her racial remarks revealed in a lawsuit brought on by a former worker.
Currently, the channel’s biggest cross-over star is Rachael Ray, who has parlayed her cable following (primarily through the series 30 Minute Meals and $40 a Day) into a syndicated talk show and merchandise lines of cookware and kitchen ingredients.
In 2002, Food Network made an appeal to the home cook by adding Paula’s Home Cooking, hosted by Paula Deen. Home Cooking focused mostly on Southern cuisine and comfort food. The show took overly complicated recipes and classic dishes and broke them down for the home cook. The show did increasingly well and Deen revamped the show in a series called Paula’s Best Dishes. In this series, friends and family members would join her in the kitchen and put a twist on classics and introduce new recipes. In June of 2013, Food Network announced that they were prematurely cancelling Deen’s contract due to publicity about her racial remarks revealed in a lawsuit brought on by a former worker.[citation needed]
Currently, the channel’s biggest cross-over star is Rachael Ray, who has parlayed her cable following (primarily through the series 30 Minute Meals and $40 a Day) into a syndicated talk show and merchandise lines of cookware and kitchen ingredients.
Beginning in 2005, an annual reality contest, The Next Food Network Star, has brought viewers to New York City to compete for their own show on the channel. Previous winners include Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh (Party Line with The Hearty Boys), Guy Fieri (Guy’s Big Bite, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Guy Off the Hook, Ultimate Recipe Showdown, Guy’s Big Night, Guy’s Family Feast), Amy Finley (The Gourmet Next Door), Aaron McCargo, Jr. (Big Daddy’s House), Melissa d’Arabian (Ten Dollar Dinners) and Aarti Sequeira (Aarti Party). For the 2010 season, production of The Next Food Network Star was relocated to Los Angeles.
In December 2007, The New York Times business section published an article on the end of Emeril Lagasse’s show Emeril Live and quoted Brooke Johnson, the president as saying that Lagasse “remains a valued member of the Food Network family”. Derek Baine, senior analyst at the media research firm SNL Kagan, is reported to have commented, “It’s not surprising that people move on… They pay almost nothing for the people as they are building their careers… That’s been their strategy all along”. The article also commented on the declining popularity of the Food Network whose daily ratings were reported had fallen “to an average of 544,000 people from 580,000 a year [earlier]“. It noted, “More significant, its signature weekend block of instructional programs, known collectively as ‘In the Kitchen,’ has lost 15 percent of its audience in the last year, to 830,000 viewers on average. This had left the network owing refunds, known as ‘make goods,’ to advertisers.” Erica Gruen, president and CEO of the Food Network from 1995–1998 who created Emeril Live during her tenure, was reported to have blamed the decline on increased competition, “There’s all sorts of instructional cooking video on the Web”. But it reported that, “Bob Tuschman, Food Network’s senior vice president for programming and production, said the weekend ratings drop was ‘nothing we haven’t anticipated’. He said the network’s ratings in that time period grew by double digits in each of the last four years, growth that could not be sustained.” It also wrote, “About a year ago, the Food Network began aggressively trying to change that with new deals that were ‘way more onerous’ from the stars’ point of view, said a person who has been affected by the changing strategy, by insisting on a stake in book deals and licensing ventures, and control over outside activities.
In accordance with an agreement between Scripps and Chellomedia, Food Network programs started to air internationally in the fourth quarter of 2009 in the United Kingdom and then in other markets in early 2010.
On January 1, 2010, HGTV and Food Network were removed from cable provider Cablevision, which operates systems serving areas surrounding New York City. Scripps removed HGTV and Food Network from Cablevision following the expiration of the company’s carriage contract on December 31, 2009; Cablevision and Scripps had been in negotiations for several months to agree on a new contract, but no progress had been made. The discontinuance of Food Network from Cablevision led the channel to make arrangements with Tribune-owned CW affiliates WPIX in New York City and WTXX in Hartford, Connecticut to broadcast a special episode of Iron Chef America with First Lady Michelle Obama on January 10, 2010, after that episode enjoyed high ratings on its January 3 cable premiere. On January 21, 2010, Cablevision and Scripps reached an agreement that resulted in Food Network and HGTV being restored on Cablevision’s systems that day.
A similar carriage dispute with AT&T U-verse resulted in Food Network, Cooking Channel, HGTV, DIY Network and Great American Country being dropped by the provider on November 5, 2010; the dispute was resolved two days later, on November 7, 2010, after the two parties reached a new carriage agreement.

 

 

 

Red Fly Studio developed a video game for the Wii console in partnership with Food Network called Cook or Be Cooked. The game, which was published by Namco Bandai Games and was released on November 3, 2009, simulates real cooking experiences. Players can also try out the recipes featured on the game. There is also a video game based on Iron Chef America entitled Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine.

 

 

 

Some countries have their own Food Network. For example Food Network Canada and Food Network Asia.

 

In 2011, Scripps requested to add its Cooking Channel, formerly Fine Living Network, to the partnership and Tribune agreed. With the Cooking Channel consider to be worth $350 million, Tribune would need to add an additional capital.

 

 

 

Sharp Cheddar Buffalo Burger w/ Baked Fries

September 9, 2013 at 5:12 PM | Posted in fruits, Ore - Ida, Sargento's Cheese, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Sharp Cheddar Buffalo Burger w/ Baked FriesSharp Cheddar Buffalo Burger Fries 004

 

 

 

The last couple of days I’ve been a little nervous as I found a small knot, or lump, on my right arm in the armpit. And with my history of Melanoma it’s always a bit unnerving when something like this pops up. So my Oncologist got me right in this afternoon to check everything out. The news was good! The knot I was feeling is a result of the Cancer Clinical Trial I took a few years back. The knot was near where and injection site was when I received treatment for the trial. As they say better safe than sorry.

 

 

For dinner I prepared a Sharp Cheddar Buffalo Burger w/ Baked Fries. I used the Wild Idea Buffalo 1/4 Lb. Buffalo Burger, my favorite which Wil;d Idea Buffalo was featured on the Food Network last night! The Burgers come frozen in a package 4 and pre-made. So just thaw and fry it! I seasoned it with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper. I pan fried it in Canola Oil about 3 1/2 minutes per side. i served it on a Healthy Life Whole Grain Hamburger Bun and topped the Burger with a slice of Sargento Ultra Thin Sharp Cheddar.

 

 

To go with my Buffalo Burger I baked some Ore Ida Simply Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style Fries. I had a side of Hidden Valley Smoked Bacon Ranch Spread/Dip for my Fries. I really like these new dips that Hidden Vally has out. Then for dessert later a Del Monte Diced Mano in Light Syrup.

 

 

 

 

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Del monte Diced Mangos in Light SyrupDel Monte Diced Mangos
These rich and luscious mangos are a healthy way to add a little sweetness to your day – fat-free, cholesterol free, and high in Vitamin C – that you can enjoy anywhere.
Sizes Available:
4 oz
INGREDIENTS: MANGO, WATER, SUGAR, NATURAL FLAVOR, ASCORBIC ACID (TO PRESERVE COLOR), CALCIUM CHLORIDE, CITRIC ACID.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 4oz (113g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 70 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value *
Potassium: 105mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates: 18g 6%
Fiber: 1g 4%
Sugars: 17g %
Protein: 0g %
Vitamin A: 4%
Vitamin C: 100%

 
http://www.delmonte.com/Products/detail.aspx?id=510&c=215.220.222.222.274

 

Labor Day Menu by the Food Network

September 2, 2013 at 9:06 AM | Posted in cooking, Food | Leave a comment
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Here’s some great Labor Day tips and recipes to make that Labor Day Dinner a little bit better! The link for it all is at the end of the post.

 

 

Labor Day Menu by the Food Network

 

 

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ADD TO YOUR LABOR DAY MENU
Rachael’s Black Bean and Corn Salad
Creamy Potato Salad
Lobster Rolls with Butter
Beer Can Chicken with Cola Barbecue Sauce
Ina’s Fresh Peach Cake
Barbecue Cheeseburgers

Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/labor-day/package/index.html?vty=/labor&oc=linkback

August 17-18, 2013 National Hamburger Festival – Akron, Ohio

August 15, 2013 at 11:17 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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August 17-18, 2013 National Hamburger Festival – Akron, Ohio

Hamburger Cook-Off, Ohio Hamburger Eating Championships, Bobbing For Burgers, Miss Hamburger Festival, Live Music, Family & National Hamburger FestivalChildren’s Activities.
Attendance: 30,000+.
About Us

The National Hamburger Festival is the brainchild of Drew Cerza President/CEO of the Just Wing It Productions located in New York. As founder of the National Chicken Wing Festival, and the Road to Buffalo Tour, Cerza has a history of successful event management across the country.

This year marks the 7th anniversary of the National Hamburger Festival. Over 120,000 hamburger fans have enjoyed family fun, great entertainment and one of the largest assortments of hamburgers ever assembled in one place. The Food Network filmed the festival for a segment on their hit show “Unwrapped”. Local media, including television, radio and print are always on-site for the annual event. The citizens of Ohio and Akron Mayor Plusquellic embraced the festival with open arms making the event a great success. The festival is held at historic Lock 3 Park in beautiful downtown Akron. The festival raises money each year for one of Akron’s favorite charities, the Akron Children’s Hospital.
http://www.hamburgerfestival.com/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 5, 2013 at 9:19 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints, turkey | Leave a comment
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You’ll find it well worth your time to cook an entire turkey every now and then, especially after Thanksgiving and Christmas when the prices drop dramatically. Stuffing is one of our favorite foods, so we love having “fake Thanksgiving” every once in the while. Then we chop up what we don’t eat, throw it in the freezer, and use it in soups, stir-fries, casseroles, and tons of other meals.

VOTE FOR YOUR NEXT FOOD NETWORK STAR

August 5, 2013 at 9:18 AM | Posted in cooking | Leave a comment
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For those of you that want to vote here’s a link to the Food Network page.food

 

 

You, fans, are the final focus group and get to decide who you want to win. Vote now for Damaris, Rodney and Russell up to 10 times per day until Wed., Aug. 7 at 9am EST.
Cast Your Vote Now

 
http://www.foodnetwork.com/the-next-food-network-star/index.html?vty=star

Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen to Premiere August 11

July 31, 2013 at 9:38 AM | Posted in cooking, Food | Leave a comment
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Food Network is rolling out a new cooking competition series called Cutthroat Kitchen, hosted by Alton Brown, on August 11 at 10 PM ET/PT. cutthroat kitchen2In each episode, four chefs are greeted by Alton with a briefcase filled with $100,000 in cold hard cash and each contestant receives $25,000 to spend wisely over the course of the game on auction items to help themselves or sabotage their competitors.  After each cooking challenge is given, chefs have sixty seconds to gather ingredients in the pantry and then regroup for an auction to bid on culinary curveballs such as the exclusive use of salt or not allowing their opponents to taste their dishes.  A chef will be eliminated after each of the three rounds, and the last competitor to survive wins the money they have left in their bank.

Food Network Star Season 9 Season Premiere Sunday, June 2 at 9pm/8c

May 31, 2013 at 9:55 AM | Posted in cooking | Leave a comment
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Food Network Star Season 9

 

Today the Food Network announced the cast and guests appearing in the ninth season of Food Network Star. The show will premiere on June 2nd, and it’s going to be pretty much exactly the way it has been for the past few seasons.

Food Networkpeople Alton Brown, Bobby Flay, and Giada De Laurentiis are still leading the action, and Food Network execs Susie next_food_network_starFogelson and Bob Tuschman are returning as judges. Viewers should get excited for guests appearances from Alex Guarnaschelli, Robert Irvine, and Guy Fieri (of season two).

The cast includes a mix of restaurant chefs, private chefs, enthusiasts, and people who have already appeared on food tv shows before. Two contestants stand out for having gained national attention for their culinary endeavors: Cleveland’s food truck guru Chris Hodgson and Utah chef Viet Pham.

Hodgson — the chef of the Hodge Podge and Dim and Den Sum food trucks and the restaurant Hodge’s— was a Food & Wine People’s Best New Chef nominee in 2013. Pham is the chef of Forage, and was a Food & Wine Best New Chef in 2011. Both Hodgson and Pham have appeared on Food Network before. Hodgson competed on season two of the The Great Food Truck Race, while Pham has beaten Bobby Flay on Iron Chef America and was the runner-up of Extreme Chef.

 

The Finalists:

Nikki Dinki (New York)
Andres Guillama (Waynesville, NC)
Rodney Henry (Baltimore)
Chris Hodgson (Cleveland)
Connie “Lovely” Jackson (Los Angeles)
Russell Jackson (San Francisco)
Danushka Lysek (New York)
Daniela Perez-Reyes (Haleiwa, Haw.)
Viet Pham (Salt Lake City)
Damaris Phillips (Louisville, Ky.)
Stacey Poon-Kinney (San Diego)
Chad Rosenthal (Ambler, Penn.)

Season 9 kicks off on Sunday, June 2nd at 9pm ET.

 

 

http://www.foodnetwork.com/the-next-food-network-star/index.html?vty=star

Pickled Dill Carrots

May 27, 2013 at 1:22 PM | Posted in carrots | Leave a comment
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Came across this recipe in the current issue of the Food Network Magazine, Pickled Dill Carrots. It sounded and looked great so today I made some for myself. They have to refrigerated for at least 24 hours so I’ll let you know how they taste sometime tomorrow. I substituted the Medium Carrots, and slicing them, with Mini Carrots and also I used Splenda Sugar instead of the regular Sugar  . I left the recipe along with a web link to the Food Network website.

 

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Ingredients
7 medium carrots (about 1 1/4 pounds), sliced 1/4 inch thick
4 sprigs dill
3/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/3 cup sugar
Kosher salt
1 teaspoon dill seeds
1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
Coarsely ground pepper

 

 

Directions
Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Add the carrots and cook until crisp-tender, about 1 minute. Drain and rinse under cold water until cool. Pack the carrots and dill sprigs into a 1-quart jar.

Make the brine: Combine the vinegar, 3/4 cup water, the sugar, 2 1/2 teaspoons salt, the dill seeds, caraway seeds and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.

Pour the hot brine into the jar and let cool completely. Cover and refrigerate overnight or up to 1 week.

 

Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/pickled-dill-carrots-recipe/index.html?oc=linkback

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