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Posted Friday 12/14/18 at 1:29PM EST
Ina Garten signs multi-year deal with Food Network
The Barefoot Contessa host will continue starring in her signature program while adding several hour-long seasonal specials as part of her new deal.
Posted Monday 12/03/18 at 1:18PM EST
Bobby Flay inks a three-year deal with Food Network
The new deal will result in more Flay programming, including more episodes of Beat Bobby Flay and the new series The Flay List.
Posted Tuesday 11/13/18 at 10:03AM EST
Valerie Bertinelli strikes a deal with Food Network to produce multiple shows
The former One Day at a Time star has already maintained a steady presence on Food Network since 2014. As part of her new deal, she'll produce daytime and primetime shows and host the family-focused reality competition Family Food Showdown.
Posted Tuesday 10/02/18 at 4:56AM EDT
Alton Brown weds
Source: Page Six
The Food Network star tied the knot with interior designer Elizabeth Ingram over the weekend. They met last year while she was renovating his Georgia home.
Posted Wednesday 9/12/18 at 11:54PM EDT
Hulu inks deal to add five more Discovery channels
Hulu already has the Discovery-owned HGTV, Food Network and Travel Channel. Starting in December, it will add Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Motor Trend and Animal Planet. Hulu will also get 4,000 Discovery episodes, including four scripted shows from OWN.
Posted Monday 9/10/18 at 8:51PM EDT
Food Network and People magazine team for Sexiest Chef Alive special
The one-hour program will look at how People picks the "Sexiest Chef Alive" for its annual "Sexiest Man Alive" issue.
Posted Thursday 8/23/18 at 1:52PM EDT
Tom Colicchio's house vandalized with political graffiti
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Top Chef star thinks the graffiti was in response to his support of a Democrat Congressional candidate. The graffiti included "TRUMP" painted on his mailbox and "Cuomo=Death to America" with a hammer and sickle painted on the street and on his grass. "
Posted Tuesday 8/14/18 at 1:57PM EDT
Celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern to star in his first Food Network show: Big Food Truck Tip
Zimmern has appeared as a guest many times on the Food Network, but he's never had his own show until now. On Big Food Truck Tip, premiering Sept. 19, he'll travel the country and visit one hard-working food truck operator in each episide to give them a $10,000 "tip" to grow their business.
Posted Monday 8/13/18 at 9:39PM EDT
TV chefs are finding that their famous names aren't helping the restaurants they open
Bobby Flay, Guy Fieri, Jamie Oliver, Emeril Lagasse and Gordon Ramsay are among the TV chefs with high-profile restaurant closures. "Having a name like Gordon Ramsay or Emeril Lagasse on a restaurant once was a recipe for success," reports Christopher Palmeri. "But rising rents and changing consumer tastes have taken a toll."
Posted Saturday 8/11/18 at 4:53AM EDT
How can Food Network survive in the age of Netflix foodie shows?
Source: Grub Street
Food Network has "mostly settled into a comfortable, familiar format: a competition with a celebrity chef as host, set in a studio, with contestants facing a time limit," says Andy Dehnart. Meanwhile, Netflix is coming out with shows as diverse as Nailed It!, Chef's Table, Sugar Rush and the upcoming Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. As Food Network historian Allen Salkin says of the cable network, "at a critical juncture — which I would say was in the last five or ten years — they decided not to program for the audience that they created.”
Posted Wednesday 8/01/18 at 4:00PM EDT
Hell's Kitchen alum Jessica Vogel dies
Vogel, 34, who also appeared on Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen, competed on a 2014 episode of Hell's Kitchen. She was suffering from inflammatory bowel disease colitis at a hospital in southern New Jersey when “her heart gave out.”
Posted Tuesday 7/31/18 at 4:36AM EDT
Guy Fieri is once again feeding victims and responders of the Northern California wildfire
The Food Network star, his son Hunter and a team of 20 volunteers have been helping those affected by the Carr Fire in Northern California. Last November, Fieri also helped victims and first responders of the Bay Area wildfires.
Posted Friday 7/27/18 at 6:05PM EDT
Alton Brown is re-editing 13 classic Good Eats episodes to keep them up to date
“I’m going back in and changing the things that I wish I had done differently,” Brown tells Time. “Let’s face it, some of those shows are 18 years old, and I look at some of them now and I’m like, Oh crap, I really wish I had done this instead of this. I’m going back and making those repairs.”
Posted Thursday 7/05/18 at 8:54PM EDT
Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives is getting a spinoff
Triple D Nation premieres July 13 with plans for Fieri to revisit the "most memorable joints" he's been to during the 26 seasons of "Triple D."
Posted Monday 6/11/18 at 9:19PM EDT
Anthony Bourdain overhauled TV's "Celebrity-Chef Industrial Complex" led by Mario Batali and Emeril Lagasse
"When Anthony Bourdain rose to fame in the early aughts, the celebrity-chef-industrial-complex was reaching its most bloated moment," says Sara Dickerman. "Food Network stars like Mario Batali, Bobby Flay, Wolfgang Puck, and Emeril Lagasse were seemingly everywhere at once, using their very familiar faces to launch countless restaurants, with which they had varying degrees of actual connection. Bourdain was different. Sure, he had been a chef, but a chef-for-hire, and not always a successful one." With A Cook's Tour, followed by No Reservations and Parts Unknown, Bourdain was able to change the relationship viewers had with TV chefs. "By valuing street food, improvised meals, and home cooking on the same plane as extraordinary restaurant meals, he helped viewers recognize that great dining didn’t need status signifiers," says Dickerman. "Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri would soon build their own brands on showing audiences how to enjoy lower-brow meals, too, but Bourdain always seemed to absorb more of the world around him: the lives and personalities of the people making the food, the clash of cultural histories. Even the sounds: he chose microphones that picked up more street noise than typical mics would. Bourdain understood that a huge part of what was interesting in the dining world was not going on in fine restaurants."
- Bourdain's No Reservations executive producer: "He didn’t suffer fools. He didn’t hold back barbs"
- "Bourdain was the best white man": He never treated non-western food as if he "discovered" it
- How Bourdain helped humanize the Muslim community
- Danny Trejo recalls filming Parts Unknown with Bourdain in L.A.: "When he walked in, it was like getting visited by the Pope"
- Andrew Zimmern recalls how Bourdain changed his approach to TV after calling it the "most vile mistress" 13 years ago
- Bourdain hadn't finalized his divorce from wife Ottavia Busia when he died
- Travel Channel will continue airing No Reservations episodes through July 3
# TOPICS: Anthony Bourdain, CNN, Food Network, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, A Cook's Tour, Travel Channel, Andrew Zimmern, Danny Trejo, Emeril Lagasse, Mario Batali