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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Food Network: Interesting facts

Are you a fan of the Food Network channel or website? Check out this list of interesting facts about the Food Network and its contributors:
  • The Food Network idea started in 1992.
  • On November 23, 1993 the Food Network first aired on TV.
  • Getting healthy was one of the first shows on the channel. It was a talk show about food and guess what? They had no kitchen!
  • How to Boil Water aired in 1994.
  • In 1996 Essence of Emeril aired and was the first actual cooking show on the network. Bam!, Emeril's signature phrase was actually created to keep the crew members awake.
  • Remember Sarah Moulton? Callers would call and ask her questions live and sometimes she did not know the answers, how awkward.
  • Chef de Jour was a show that first featured chef Bobby Flay. In the show he had dark hair!
  • Mario Batalli, Bobby Flay and Tyler Florence are originals to the Food Network.
  • Iron Chef Japan debuted in July of 1999 and was an immediate hit.
  • In 2001, viewers wrote in and asked for simple recipes with easy to find ingredients.
  • Rachael Ray came along and thought she did not fit in because she did not have formal culinary training. Her show was the first to feature a cook with no culinary training and debuted in 2001 with 30 Minute Meals.
  • Paula Deen made her first appearance on: Ready Set Cook. In 2002, Paula's Home Cooking debuted.
  • Ina Garten, a cookbook author came along in 2002.
  • In 2003 Giada de Laurentis debuted in her show, Every Day Italian.
  • Next came: Semi Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee. Her studio is now in Chelsea market above privately owned stores that sell foods of all kinds.
  • Competition programs were generated to attract male viewers and Iron Chef America debuted in 2005. Chef Bobby Flay says: “It's exhausting.” Cat Cora was the first woman on Iron Chef America. is the #1 food website on the Internet to this day.

Tip: If you subscribe to cable or satellite and the Food Network channel is included in your package, my advice is to download the Food Network app to your smart TV or Amazon Fire TV Stick. They have just about every show on there for you to view at any time! It is my go to app. 

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