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The Food Network Was Announced 20 Years Ago Today

The press release that started the food TV movement
Nov 1, 2013 11:30 am

Here's the press release that started it all, the announcement about a new channel called The Food Network, "with a menu designed for food enthusiasts and cooks." The release and more, after the jump.

Here's A Typewritten List Of The Original Food Network Show Concepts

Take a sneak peek at FN's historical documents
Oct 4, 2013 9:00 am

Back 21 years ago when Food Network was just an idea sketched out in a typewritten business plan moldering at a Rhode Island cable company, the writers of the plan threw in a rather hilarious set of ideas for potential shows on the network. It's interesting to see how some of these did eventually land on the air in some form or the other and others, justifiably, ended up on the scrap heap of food television history.  

Announcing Food Network's 2016 Fall Lineup

The food shows of the future cause a little concern
Jul 18, 2013 11:01 am

Food Network has gone the route of MTV, evolving from a niche cable network to an almost unrecognizable iteration of their former selves. While you used to watch Rachael Ray pretend to live on $40 a day, now you just watch Guy Fieri drive in his stupid car for hours and hours on end. In two years, I fully expect the Food Network to go even more over the top with shows that are so dumb they just might work. Read on.

Paula Deen: The New (Old) Face Of Butter

The friendly TV host's back on the butter wandwagon
Jun 7, 2013 1:01 pm

Smile for the camera, Paula Deen, you're on butter! Despite a much-publicized diagnosis of type-2 diabetes in January of 2012, Deen is releasing a line of "specialty butters," available exclusively at your local Walmart. The five glorious flavors (and our honest shock) after the jump. 

Food Network Star's Ippy Aiona Is Bringing The Gastropub To Hawaii

"I can't change a tire, but I can make cool food"
Apr 25, 2013 10:01 am

Chef Phillip "Ippy" Aiona may have been the youngest person to ever compete on Next Food Network Star when he appeared last year as a finalist in Season 8, but you'd never know it by the 24-year-old Hawaii native's achievements. Just last month, Aiona opened the Three Fat Pigs, a gastropub (the Big Island's first, he says) with a few Hawaiian twists. I sat down with Aiona to talk about the logistics of cooking on an island, his essential Hawaiian ingredients and the challenges of proving himself as a young chef.

A Thanksgiving Virtual Potluck With Our Internet Friends

Food Network gathers websites around their ‘table'
Nov 14, 2012 1:16 pm

We really must insist that fancy macaroni and cheese is part of a complete Thanksgiving spread, so enjoy our gussied-up holiday version of a comfort food essential and check out what our friends are making this Turkey Day. Prep starts in one week. Go!

Tyler Florence Is Really, Really, Really Into Wine

A TV star chef gets deep about wine, fresh flavors
Nov 14, 2012 10:01 am

It's morning in Manhattan, and Tyler Florence is pouring wines in a basement. He's talking about everything from the label design on his Cab Savs to sharing a food network with Guy Fieri to trying to sell organic to Applebee's to feeding kids. We go deep with Tyler, after the jump...

A Voice From Within The Paula Deen Wilderness

A trip to the Southern doyenne's The Lady and Sons
Oct 17, 2012 10:31 am

We send a writer to eat at Paula Deen's The Lady and Sons so you don't have to. Joshua David Stein gets greasy down in Savannah, y'all.


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