COOKING CHANNEL SERVES UP NEXT GENERATION OF FOOD PROGRAMMING

Cooking Channel, the newest network from Scripps Networks Interactive, unveiled its programming slate today, it was announced by Michael Smith, General Manager, Cooking Channel.  The network will premiere three new original instructional cooking shows from Food Network stars Rachael Ray, Bobby Flay and Emeril Lagasse in 2010.  Cooking Channel has also scoured the globe and gathered the top culinary talent from countries such as Australia, Canada and England to bring never-before-seen cooking shows to the U.S. for the first time.

 

“Cooking Channel is the new destination for today’s food lover,” said Smith.  “The goal is to satisfy their craving for more information, rich experiences, tantalizing ideas, and a total immersion into the world of cooking and eating through this lineup of inspiring, entertaining and informational shows.”

The network will explore food and cooking on a different level, offering details and depth on a range of topics – viewers will follow food geeks as they invent outrageous solutions to their culinary cravings, learn the secrets behind their favorite foods, visit the world’s most extreme restaurants, and meet a new generation of up-and-coming chefs with surprising expertise.  Cooking Channel will showcase world food made easy; Indian, Chinese, Mexican, and more – the network will demystify these popular but intimidating cuisines.  Finally, viewers will soak up expert advice and techniques from master bakers, butchers, and specialty chefs, plus recapture classics like Julia Child and see her genius again with fresh eyes.

 

For more information and to join the discussion on Cooking Channel, visit www.facebook.com/cookingchannel.

 

Programs for 2010 to include:

 

Rachael Ray’s Week in a Day (WT)

Rachael Ray shows viewers how to plan a week’s worth of meals with just one day of cooking in the kitchen.

Bobby Flay’s Brunch (WT)

Bobby Flay dishes out recipes and entertaining tips for his favorite meal – brunch! This show will have a Bloody Mary in one hand and a spatula in the other.

Emeril’s Fresh Food Fast (WT)

Emeril Lagasse shows viewers how fresh food can be prepared fast, without sacrificing taste and time.

Chuck’s Day Off

Chuck Hughes’ days are spent juggling the rock ‘n roll reality of running a restaurant and he still cooks on his days off!  Viewers will see the real life of a chef as he cooks for his friends, family and staff.

 

Chinese Food Made Easy

Glamorous, young, food entrepreneur Ching-He Huang shatters the myth that Chinese food is complicated.  Ching shares easy, fresh recipes that are central to her Chinese heritage, but that any home cook can prepare

Everyday Exotic

Chef and award-winning musician Roger Mooking explores exotic ingredients and incorporates them into everyday cooking.  In each episode Roger focuses on one distinctive seasoning or ingredient and reveals its provocative flavors.

 

David Rocco’s Dolce Vita

David Rocco immerses himself in the charm and beauty of Tuscan life as he visits local markets and prepares authentic, easy-to-learn classic Italian dishes.  Inspired by the peasant cuisine at the heart of Italian cooking, David makes dishes using fresh, seasonal ingredients home chefs will love.

 

French Food At Home

French Food At Home, hosted by noted cookbook author Laura Calder, celebrates everyday French food as one of the great culinary touchstones of our time. This series invites viewers to share in the magic French lifestyle around food.

Rachel Allen: Bake

Rachel Allen takes viewers step-by-step through a delicious range of sumptuous and mouth-watering baked treats.  Allen brings baking into the twenty-first century, leading viewers on a tour of the decadent world of modern baking.

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