Giada De Laurentiis Invites Viewers Inside for Food, Family and Behind-the-Scenes Fun





Giada De Laurentiis Invites Viewers Inside for Food, Family and Behind-the-Scenes Fun in “Giada at Home 2.0”
In this intimate six-episode series, Giada welcomes viewers into her kitchen for her favorite recipes for easy, casual summer entertaining, tips for every meal and some behind-the-scenes fun with her family.
[via press release from Food Network]
GIADA DE LAURENTIIS INVITES VIEWERS INSIDE FOR FOOD, FAMILY AND BEHIND-THE-SCENES FUN IN “GIADA AT HOME 2.0”

Self-Shot Series Premieres Sunday, June 28th at 12:30pm ET/PT

NEW YORK – May 28, 2020 – Giada De Laurentiis is rebooting her Emmy-Award winning series for current times with Giada at Home 2.0, a self-shot series from her home premiering Sunday, June 28th at 12:30pm (all times ET/PT) on Food Network. In this intimate six-episode series, Giada welcomes viewers into her kitchen for her favorite recipes for easy, casual summer entertaining, tips for every meal and some behind-the-scenes fun with her family. From pizza and pasta 101 with her daughter Jade to recipes on repeat and Italian classics reborn, Giada shares her go-to family dishes and personal spins that help make every meal a home run. She also uses technology to incorporate her friends and extended family into the action, including virtual visits from her mother, siblings and Aunt Raffy.

“With viewers cooking and spending time at home, it’s the perfect time to visit Giada at Home,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network. “This up-close look at Giada’s home life and the food she loves making with her family is fun, personal and a pleasure to watch.”

In the premiere episode, Giada and her daughter Jade spend a night at home doing something they love: making pizza and pasta. While some may think making pizza dough from scratch is intimidating and laborious, Giada proves them wrong with an easy and delicious recipe that’s a total blast. Giada and Jade also walk through the simple steps of making a Chicago-style deep dish pizza, favorite summer pasta and bright weekend dessert. Upcoming episode themes include a virtual family potluck and dining al fresco.

Fans can visit FoodNetwork.com/GiadaAtHome to get Giada’s favorite summer entertaining recipes and more. On social, use #GiadaAtHome for more inspiration.

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FOOD NETWORK (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers’ best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring, empowering and entertaining through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to nearly 100 million U.S. households and draws over 46 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine’s rate base has grown 13 times and is the No. 2 best-selling monthly magazine on the newsstand, with 13.5 million readers. Food Network is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment spanning 220 countries and territories; the portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, TLC, Investigation Discovery, and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.



Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli Joins Anne Burrell in New Season of “Worst Cooks in America”





Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli Joins Anne Burrell in New Season of “Worst Cooks in America” Premiering June 21st at 9pm ET/PT
“‘Worst Cooks’ is always filled with unexpected hilarious and inspirational moments, and Alex joining Anne as a mentor really brings the humor and expertise to the next level,” said Courtney White.
[via press release from Food Network]
IRON CHEF ALEX GUARNASCHELLI TAKES ON WORST COOKS IN AMERICA AND JOINS ANNE BURRELL TO TRANSFORM KITCHEN DISASTERS INTO KITCHEN MASTERS

New Season Kicks Off with Super-Sized 90-Minute Premiere on Sunday, June 21 at 9pm ET/PT

NEW YORK – May 20, 2020 – Iron Chef and Supermarket Stakeout host Alex Guarnaschelli enters Worst Cooks in America boot camp as a mentor for the first time this summer, joining Anne Burrell to whip a cast of cooking-challenged recruits into culinary shape during a new season of the fan-favorite series. The two teams of atrocious cooks, one mentored by Alex and the other by Anne, need all the help they can get as they stumble their way through outrageous challenges designed to improve their kitchen skills. In the end, the one recruit who makes the biggest culinary transformation wins a $25,000 cash prize and bragging rights for their team leader. The seven-episode season premieres on Sunday, June 21st at 9pm (all times ET/PT) on Food Network.

“Worst Cooks is always filled with unexpected hilarious and inspirational moments, and Alex joining Anne as a mentor really brings the humor and expertise to the next level,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network. “Viewers are in for a fun ride with these two chefs in charge at boot camp.”

This season’s recruits are: Dolores Aguilar-Fernandez (Cypress, Texas); Evan Baker (Bismarck, North Dakota); Darian Barnes (Rahway, New Jersey); Holly Brooks (Lancaster, Pennsylvania); Zack Ignoffo (Chicago, Illinois); Domaine Javier (San Gabriel, California); Jewels McIlroy (Syracuse, New York); Johannes “Yo” Phelps (Davenport, Iowa); Ari Robinson (Simpsonville, South Carolina); Denise Schroder (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma); Louisa Sharamatyan (Glendale, California); Eric Smart (Los Angeles, California); Erin Sullivan (Mayfield, Kentucky) and Brianna Weidenbach (Martin, Tennessee).

In the premiere episode, Anne and Alex welcome fourteen of the country’s worst cooks with very frightened but open arms. In order to pick their teams, Anne and Alex must determine what they’re working with, so for their first baseline challenge the recruits are tasked with making their favorite childhood dish. Then for the main challenge, the recruits learn how to spice up their cooking by making Jamaican jerk chicken – and the two recruits who cluck it up are sent home. Upcoming episodes include a Japanese cuisine themed sushi-rolling and bento box challenge, blindfolded donut eating contest and a trip through past kitchen disasters. In the finale on Sunday, August 2nd at 9pm, the two most-improved recruits must prepare a three-course restaurant quality meal for judges Mary Giuliani, Julian Rodarte and James Tahhan in a blind taste-test to determine the winner of $25,000 and bragging rights for their team leader.

Fans can meet the new recruits, relive the top moments from boot camp and get an exclusive, extended look at Anne and Alex’s cooking demos at FoodNetwork.com/WorstCooks. Tell us about your biggest kitchen disaster and follow the competition on social and using #WorstCooks.

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FOOD NETWORK (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers’ best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring, empowering and entertaining through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to nearly 100 million U.S. households and draws over 46 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine’s rate base has grown 13 times and is the No. 2 best-selling monthly magazine on the newsstand, with 13.5 million readers. Food Network is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment spanning 220 countries and territories; the portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, TLC, Investigation Discovery, and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.



Questlove Sets the Table for a Potluck with Friends





Questlove Sets the Table for a Potluck with Friends – One-Hour Special Event Premieres Thursday, May 28 at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network
“Bringing together friends, collaborators, and those who I admire around food is something I love to do. When I can bring people together around a cause that I care deeply about, it’s even more meaningful,” said Questlove.
[via press release from Food Network]
QUESTLOVE SETS THE TABLE FOR A POTLUCK WITH FRIENDS

One-Hour Special Event Premieres Thursday, May 28 at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network

NEW YORK – May 15, 2020 – Questlove, musician, producer, author, food entrepreneur, and philanthropist, will host Questlove’s Potluck for Food Network, it was announced today by Food Network President, Courtney White. Supporting America’s Food Fund, the fundraising initiative launched by Leonardo DiCaprio and Laurene Powell Jobs, the special will have Questlove virtually bringing together some of his friends, who are all sheltering in place in their own homes. Guests will be cooking, sharing and eating some of their favorite dishes, drinks and delights, airing Thursday, May 28th at 10pm ET/PT. Audiences can expect to see what delicious dishes and drinks are being served in the home kitchens of Bun B., Hannibal Buress, Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott, Ashley Graham, Tiffany Haddish, Patti LaBelle, Eva Longoria, George Lopez, Amy Schumer and her husband chef Chris Fischer, Kenan Thompson, Tariq Trotter, Gabrielle Union, Olivia Wilde, Roy Wood Jr., with more names to be announced.

“During these challenging times, food has been something that brings people together,” said White. “When Questlove shared his idea, inviting some of his closest friends to participate in a virtual dinner party supporting America’s Food Fund, an initiative working to make sure that food is available to so many in need, we knew we wanted to be first at the table, to see what each guest would be cooking.”

“Bringing together friends, collaborators, and those who I admire around food is something I love to do. When I can bring people together around a cause that I care deeply about, it’s even more meaningful,” said Questlove. “America’s Food Fund is supporting several organizations including Feeding America, World Central Kitchen, and No Kid Hungry, that are tackling one of the biggest issues many of our neighbors are facing, access to food. I hope everyone will join me and my friends, for a night of food, drink, and laughter in supporting this incredible organization, and having some fun while we’re at it!”

With an exciting array of invited guests, this entirely remotely-shot production will bring friends together as they virtually share their favorite foods and drinks that are bringing them and their families joy while sheltering at home. The candid conversations and cooking moments will offer something for everyone to sample – personal recipes, favorite cocktails, and the simple pleasures and comfort that food brings to all those joining the potluck. Find out more about the celebrities joining Questlove’s Potluck atFoodNetwork.com/QuestlovesPotluck. Join the conversation by following #QuestlovesPotluck across Food Network social channels and tell us what your favorite dish is during the show!

Questlove’s Potluck is produced by Bungalow Media + Entertainment and Two One Five Entertainment. Executive Produced by Questlove and Alexis Rosenzweig, by Robert Friedman and Liz Yale Marsh for Bungalow Media + Entertainment, and by Shawn Gee for Two One Five Entertainment.

About Questlove

Questlove has been a voice in the culinary world as the author of Mixtape Potluck and James Beard nominated, somethingtofoodabout, the host of a series of Food Salons with world-renowned and innovative chefs at his NYC home, a popcorn collection at Williams Sonoma, and the launch of his new endeavor, Questlove’s Cheesesteak(TM) made with Impossible(TM) 2.0 . Questlove is a strategic investor of several innovative “future of food” companies including; JUST, Inc., Magic Spoon, Perfect Day, and an early stage investor in Impossible Foods(TM). He is a board member of Food & Finance High School’s Food Education Fund, and on the Advisory Board for Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) and City Harvest, as well as an advisor for MOFAD’s Africa/America exhibition.

About America’s Food Fund

America’s Food Fund, launched by Leonardo DiCaprio, Laurene Powell Jobs and Apple, with support from the Ford Foundation, was created to help ensure all people have reliable access to food during this uncertain time. 100% of proceeds benefit Feeding America, World Central Kitchen, No Kid Hungry, Save the Children U.S. and Urban School Food Alliance. For more information, please visit GoFundMe.com/AmericasFoodFund.

About Food Network

Food Network (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers’ best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring, empowering and entertaining through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to nearly 100 million U.S. households and draws over 46 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine’s rate base has grown 13 times and is the No. 2 best-selling monthly magazine on the newsstand, with 13.5 million readers. Food Network is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment spanning 220 countries and territories; the portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, TLC, Investigation Discovery, and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

About Two One Five Entertainment

Two One Five Entertainment, founded by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tarik “Black Thought” Trotter, is a full-service storytelling and content development media company. The foundation of the company is built upon compelling storytelling through the creation of films, short form and long form digital content, theatrical experiences and documentary styled content. Two One Five has produced content for partners such as AMC, Disney, Amazon, VH1, BET, You Tube and Twitch. Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Tarik Trotter, The Roots and Two One Five are all represented by Shawn Gee of Maverick Management.

About Bungalow Media + Entertainment, LLC

Founded in 2013 by CEO Bob Friedman, a thirty-year veteran of the entertainment business having held senior roles at MTV, New Line Cinema, AOL and Radical Media, Bungalow is an Emmy Award-winning integrated entertainment company that develops, produces and distributes content across all media platforms.



Cookies, Cupcakes, and Cakes Fill Each Episode of Food Network’s New Competition Series “Big Time Bake”





Cookies, Cupcakes, and Cakes Fill Each Episode of Food Network’s New Competition Series “Big Time Bake” with Buddy Valastro
In each of the six hour-long episodes, four bakers along with their assistants must complete cookies, cupcakes and an outstanding cake from scratch in only six hours.
[via press release from Food Network]
COOKIES, CUPCAKES, AND CAKES FILL EACH EPISODE OF FOOD NETWORK’S NEW COMPETITION SERIES “BIG TIME BAKE” WITH BUDDY VALASTRO

Four Bakers, Three Desserts, and Only Six Hours on the Intense New Dessert Competition Series, Premiering on Monday, June 8th at 9PM ET/PT

NEW YORK – May 14, 2020 – After winning the most recent season of ultimate baking brawl Buddy vs. Duff, Buddy Valastro is now judging some of the best bakers from across the country to the test in a nonstop dessert competition on Big Time Bake, premiering on Monday June 8th at 9pm ET/PT. With only six hours, the competitors must bake creative cookies, decadent cupcakes and a showpiece cake all inspired by a surprise theme. The clock never stops, even during the judging, as Buddy and the guest judges visit each baker’s station every two hours to taste and critique their sweets. Buddy and two rotating expert judges, including Nacho Aguirre, Ralph Attanasia, Zoe Francois, Tregaye Frasier, Dan Langan, Lorraine Pascale, Aarti Sequeira, Thiago Silva,and Kristen Tomlan will determine the baker’s item on the bottom of the batch and will send them home without finishing their remaining items. It’s a battle against the clock!

“The competitors must bake the best cookies, cupcakes, and cakes that not only taste delicious, but also impress Buddy Valastro with the technique and presentation,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network. “On top of preparing the desserts, the bakers must strategize to use their time wisely, making Big Time Bake one of the most difficult competitions.”

In each of the six hour-long episodes, four bakers along with their assistants must complete cookies, cupcakes and an outstanding cake from scratch in only six hours. The baked goods must fit a special theme, from spellbinding magical confections, to tasty treats that transport the judges to another realm, and to desserts that dive deep into the blue seas. After two hours of the competition, Buddy and the guest judges visit each baker’s station to taste the cookies, but time will still be running out so the bakers must continue working during the judging. One baker’s cookies will leave them crumbled in the competition and will be eliminated without finishing their other items. At the fourth hour of the competition the cupcakes are due, and time in the competition will run out for the bottom baker. With two bakers remaining and two hours left until the six hours are up, they must rush to finish their masterpiece cakes.

Fans can head to FoodNetwork.com/BigTimeBake for a closer look at the over-the-top cakes, cookies and cupcake creations, as well as learn some of Buddy’s best baking tips. Follow the competition and join in on the conversation on social media using #BigTimeBake.

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FOOD NETWORK (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers’ best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring, empowering and entertaining through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to nearly 100 million U.S. households and draws over 46 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine’s rate base has grown 13 times and is the No. 2 best-selling monthly magazine on the newsstand, with 13.5 million readers. Food Network is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment spanning 220 countries and territories; the portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, TLC, Investigation Discovery, and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.



Food Network’s New Reality Series Features One Family, Three Restaurants





Food Network’s New Reality Series Features One Family, Three Restaurants and the Craziest Time of the Year on “Summer Rush”
The four-part reality series premieres on Thursday, June 4 at 10:00/9:00c.
[via press release from Food Network]
FOOD NETWORK’S NEW REALITY SERIES FEATURES ONE FAMILY, THREE RESTAURANTS AND THE CRAZIEST TIME OF THE YEAR ON “SUMMER RUSH”

New Series Premieres on Thursday, June 4th at 10PM

NEW YORK – May 12, 2020 – The competition between restaurants around Lake George, NY is tough, and even tougher when you’re up against family. Food Network’s new four-part reality series, Summer Rush premiering on Thursday, June 4th at 10pm, follows the Foy family, local restaurateurs that own three separate restaurants, as they work to keep their businesses operating smoothly during the busiest weeks of the year. Buddy Foy Jr. and wife Jennifer Foy operate the high-end restaurant, Chateau on the Lake, specializing in international flavors. Jesse Foy and wife Jessica Foy run the local burger and fish joint, Diamond Point Grille. Their parents, Buddy Foy Sr. and Cate Foy have owned one of the oldest places in town, Cate’s Italian Garden. To survive the rest of the year, their restaurants must do enough business from Fourth of July to Labor Day to carry them all year long. The Foy family knows all too well that running a small business isn’t easy, and they will need the help and support of the whole family to make it through the Summer Rush!

“Summer Rush is a fresh, new docu-soap series examining the high-stakes and high-stress of a seasonal restaurant business,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network. “The Foys are a dynamic and driven family, and our cameras were there to capture all the real and raw moments as they strive for success- from the conflicts to the victories, the series showcases the unvarnished reality of the summer season as well as the incredible bond one family can maintain even while competing against each other for business.”

The Foys never know what obstacles the summer rush will throw at them. Husband and wife duo, Buddy Foy Jr. and Jen Foy, cannot seem to agree on the best way to drive more customers and profits. From taking a risk on a new pastry chef, to serving dinner without power after a large storm, to a big crash in the wine cellar destroying rare, expensive bottles of wine, and to last minute restorations before a big event, they must tackle it all together because one bad season could finish them for good. To get customers in the door, Jesse Foy offers new menu items and tests a new takeout service, possibly biting off more than he can chew. Plus, the pressure is on for Buddy Foy Sr. and Cate Foy as they await a local restaurant review from the Mayor. Each of the Foy family restaurants has its own unique specialty, but the one thing they have in common is that they must fill their tables with customers all summer long to make it another year.

Fans can head to FoodNetwork.com/SummerRush to find out more about the Foy Family, also follow #SummerRush for some of the best moments from the show.

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FOOD NETWORK (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers’ best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring, empowering and entertaining through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to nearly 100 million U.S. households and draws over 46 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine’s rate base has grown 13 times and is the No. 2 best-selling monthly magazine on the newsstand, with 13.5 million readers. Food Network is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment spanning 220 countries and territories; the portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, TLC, Investigation Discovery, and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.



Food Network Sets Launch for Self-Shot “Symon’s Dinners Cooking Out”





Food Network Sets Launch for Self-Shot “Symon’s Dinners Cooking Out” After Michael Symon Live Online Cooking Series Surpasses Thirty Million Views
Almost daily, the chef has been treating fans to live cooking classes from his home on Food Network Kitchen’s Facebook page since quarantine began.
[via press release from Food Network]
FOOD NETWORK SETS LAUNCH FOR SELF-SHOT “SYMON’S DINNERS COOKING OUT” AFTER MICHAEL SYMON LIVE ONLINE COOKING SERIES SURPASSES THIRTY MILLION VIEWS

Six-Episode Outdoor Cooking Series Will Premiere with Three Episodes on Food Network and Three Episodes on Food Network Kitchen App

Linear Episodes Start on Sunday, June 7th at 12:30pm ET/PT, App Episodes Launch on Monday, June 22nd

NEW YORK – MAY 11, 2020 – Food Network has fast-tracked the new Michael Symon self-shot outdoor cooking series Symon’s Dinners Cooking Out, with the first of three episodes premiering on Sunday, June 7th at 12:30pm ET/PT on Food Network, followed by three additional episodes on Food Network Kitchen app that launch weekly starting Monday, June 22nd. Almost daily, the chef has been treating fans to live cooking classes from his home on Food Network Kitchen’s Facebook page since quarantine began, taking place at 5pm each night as he shared family recipes and stories using pantry-friendly ingredients, step-by-step cooking instructions, and a reassuring mission and message of ‘One day at a time, one dish at a time.’ Shot with the help of his wife Liz, social media manager Liv, and frequent appearances by puppy Norman, Symon’s Dinners was a hit with over 30 million views to date. Now, just in time for summer, Symon’s Dinners Cooking Out will continue that mission, and feature the Food Network star showcasing some of his favorite outdoor meals and cooking techniques, while inviting viewers to cook along as he demonstrates how simple and fun it is to make amazing dishes at home in the backyard.

“Michael Symon is a unique talent, a skilled chef with a passion for cooking and someone who possesses a warmth audiences gravitate to,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network. “Michael’s heartfelt compassion for the changes in daily routines and what everyone was experiencing was the driving force behind his 40-plus daily Symon’s Dinners live-cooking classes. The fan reaction was tremendous and we knew we wanted to deliver more of what the audience so clearly wanted and needed.”

“When I first discussed doing something to help, leaning in to share some pantry ideas with fans at home and sheltering in place, I had no way of knowing how much I would come to enjoy and rely on the interaction,” said Symon. “The community and kindness that was shown to me, the thousands upon thousands of messages, photos and videos people at home were posting nightly, I am beyond happy to be able to now make a show based on something as special as Symon’s Dinners.”

Over the course of six self-shot episodes from home, Michael will dig into a variety of dishes perfect for cooking outdoors as the summer weather kicks in all across the country. From traditionally grilled foods such as sticky ribs, steak and BBQ chicken, to unconventional entrées like meatball parmesan, chicken and dumplings, and even bananas foster and a tart apple crisp, Michael’s passion for cooking is ever on display as is his desire to help those at home serve up delicious homecooked dishes for themselves and their families. Michael will also share tips and tricks for working an everyday backyard grill to create amazing food for all to enjoy.

Head to FoodNetwork.com/SymonDinners to get Michael’s go-to recipes for easy meals, and check out photos of him grilling outside at home. Plus, visit Food Network’s social platforms for Michael’s exclusive how-tos you’ll need for outdoor cooking this summer. Join the conversation anytime using #SymonDinners.

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FOOD NETWORK (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers’ best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring, empowering and entertaining through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to nearly 100 million U.S. households and draws over 46 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine’s rate base has grown 13 times and is the No. 2 best-selling monthly magazine on the newsstand, with 13.5 million readers. Food Network is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment spanning 220 countries and territories; the portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, TLC, Investigation Discovery, and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.



Ina Garten Is Back with Fresh Spring Recipes for Home Cooks in Brand-New Season of “Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro”





Ina Garten Is Back with Fresh Spring Recipes for Home Cooks in Brand-New Season of “Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro”
Shot on-location at her home in East Hampton, New York, Ina opens up her kitchen each week to help viewers cooks with confidence no matter their level of expertise.

[via press release from Food Network]
INA GARTEN IS BACK WITH FRESH SPRING RECIPES FOR HOME COOKS IN BRAND-NEW SEASON OF “BAREFOOT CONTESSA: COOK LIKE A PRO”
New Episodes Kick Off Saturday, May 16th at 12:30pm ET/PT on Food Network

NEW YORK – April 30, 2020 – Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, returns with a new menu of foolproof recipes, tips and tricks for home cooks in a new season of Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro, premiering Saturday, May 16th at 12:30pm (all times ET/PT) on Food Network. Shot on-location at her home in East Hampton, New York, Ina opens up her kitchen each week to help viewers cooks with confidence no matter their level of expertise. In the season premiere, Ina serves up some of her best-in-class dishes from Lemon Ricotta Pancakeswith Figs for breakfast to Vanilla Brioche Bread Pudding for dessert. Upcoming episodes include a celebration of one of Ina’s favorite ingredients: the tomato, a menu of her husband Jeffrey’s favorite new dishes and an all-dessert show.

“Ina is beloved to our audience and now more than ever, they cannot wait to join her in her kitchen,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network. “With many people cooking three meals a day at home, Ina is the perfect inspiration to help make the most of this time.”

“We’re all cooking so much these days, this is a great time to brush up on your kitchen skills,” said Ina Garten. “In the new episodes of Cook Like a Pro, I’m going to show you some deeply satisfying dishes that you can make, along with lots of professional tips to help you cook them with confidence. And isn’t that what we all need right now?”

In the season premiere, Ina shares her best-in-class dishes with the volume turned up. She revamps everyone’s favorite breakfast making Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Figs, then mashes up two winners in Caesar-Roasted Swordfish. For an amazing party dessert there’s Vanilla Brioche Bread Pudding and she’s even taking the cheese course to the next level teaming up Stilton & Pears with Roasted Plum Chutney that you can cook like a pro.

Ina Garten is a New York Times bestselling cookbook author of eleven cookbooks and the host of Food Network’s Emmy Award-winning Barefoot Contessa. Her twelfth book Modern Comfort Food will be released in October 2020. She lives in East Hampton, New York, with her husband, Jeffrey.

Viewers can browse Ina’s top recipes, watch videos and brush up on their entertaining skills at FoodNetwork.com/BarefootContessa and learn more about Ina, her bestselling cookbooks, and her Emmy Award-winning(R) television show at BarefootContessa.com. Join the conversation on social media using @InaGarten and #BarefootContessa.

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FOOD NETWORK (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers’ best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring, empowering and entertaining through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to nearly 100 million U.S. households and draws over 46 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine’s rate base has grown 13 times and is the No. 2 best-selling monthly magazine on the newsstand, with 13.5 million readers. Food Network is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment spanning 220 countries and territories; the portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, TLC, Investigation Discovery, and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.



“Amy Schumer Learns to Cook” to Premiere on Monday, May 11th at 10pm on Food Network





“Amy Schumer Learns to Cook” to Premiere on Monday, May 11th at 10pm on Food Network
The series premieres Monday, May 11 at 10:00/9:00c with back-to-back half-hour episodes each week.

[via press release from Food Network]
COME COOK IN THE WOODS AS AMY SCHUMER LEARNS TO COOK
AMY ALONG WITH HUSBAND-CHEF CHRIS FISCHER GIVE AUDIENCES A PEEK INSIDE THEIR LIFE IN QUARANTINE IN NEW SELF-SHOT FOOD NETWORK SHOW
Series Premieres Monday, May 11th at 10pm with Weekly Double-Episodes
NEW YORK – April 27, 2020 – Acclaimed stand-up comedian and Emmy Award(R)-winning actress Amy Schumer and her husband, James Beard Award-winning chef Chris Fischer, have quarantined themselves, their son, his nanny Jane, and their dog at their home in the woods as they share a behind-the-scenes look at their lives in the new Food Network series Amy Schumer Learns to Cook. Premiering Monday, May 11th at 10pm ET/PT with back-to-back half-hour episodes each week, Chris and Amy bring viewers into their kitchen and share what home-life is like, including Jane’s promotion to part-time camera operator when the baby is napping. During this unusual time, phoning a friend becomes a reality as the couple also stay in contact with family and some surprise celebrity friends via video, all-the-while Chris, who specializes in farm-to-table cuisine, creates comfort food through eight episodes with a whole lot of fennel as Amy takes the lead tending to the bar.
“Watching Amy and Chris is intimate, real, fun and just great TV,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network. “The nanny holds the camera, as Chris makes incredibly delicious food and Amy’s sharp wit delivers laugh out loud moments all the way through. Mix that with poignant moments of a family sharing their challenges during this pandemic and you have a series that many will relate to and some will likely become addicted to.”
“We hope people like the show, we did our best,” said Schumer and Fischer.
In the double-episode premiere, Amy begins her culinary education where most of us begin the day – at breakfast. Chris shows Amy how to make a perfectly Poached Egg, some Crispy Bacon, and a Celery and Fennel Salad, while Homemade Latkes are frying up and Amy crafts an Old-Fashioned cocktail to start the day. Chris then works on a menu for some of Amy’s favorite late-night treats, including Homemade Fried Rice, Chicken Wings, Peanut Butter Cup Cookies, and Amy’s favorite snack to eat in bed, Matzah with Butter, while Amy makes a Moscow Mule for a night cap. Other episodes feature Amy and Chris enjoying taco night with Tempura-Battered Fish Tacos, and Chris and Amy taking time to enjoy a quarantine movie night dinner with Crispy Potatoes, Lamb Sliders and a very inventive Greek Salad Dip.
Go behind the scenes with Amy and Chris at FoodNetwork.com/AmyLearnsToCook for all the must-try recipes. And follow along using #AmyLearnsToCook for fun highlights from the episodes and to share your favorite dishes from the show.
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FOOD NETWORK (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers’ best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring, empowering and entertaining through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to nearly 100 million U.S. households and draws over 46 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine’s rate base has grown 13 times and is the No. 2 best-selling monthly magazine on the newsstand, with 13.5 million readers. Food Network is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment spanning 220 countries and territories; the portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, TLC, Investigation Discovery, and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.



Discovery, Inc. and Amazon Expand Food Network Kitchen Collaboration





Discovery, Inc. and Amazon Expand Food Network Kitchen Collaboration with One-Year Subscription Complimentary to All Fire TV and Fire Tablet Customers
Starting today, new and existing Fire TV and Fire Tablet customers will receive a complimentary year-long subscription.

[via press release from Discovery Channel]
DISCOVERY, INC. AND AMAZON EXPAND FOOD NETWORK KITCHEN COLLABORATION WITH ONE-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION COMPLIMENTARY TO ALL FIRE TV AND FIRE TABLET CUSTOMERS
“We Cook Together Weekend” May 2nd and 3rd Will Offer 10 All-New LIVE Cooking Classes Hosted From the Home Kitchens of Valerie Bertinelli, Scott Conant, Bobby Flay, Tyler Florence, Amanda Freitag, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy, Michael Symon and Jet Tila

New York, NY – April 27, 2020 – Discovery, Inc. and Amazon announced today an expanded collaboration that will provide the tens of millions of new and existing Amazon Fire TV and Fire Tablet customers in the U.S. with a one-year subscription to Discovery’s Food Network Kitchen, compliments of Amazon.

Amazon and Discovery first joined forces in 2019 to introduce Food Network Kitchen on Amazon devices, with hands-free access to Alexa. Starting today, new and existing Fire TV and Fire Tablet customers will receive a complimentary year-long subscription. Customers will be able to immediately enjoy live and on-demand cooking classes with Food Network culinary experts and fan-favorite personalities, along with world-renowned chefs including Bobby Flay, Rachael Ray, Giada De Laurentiis, Guy Fieri, Martha Stewart, Alton Brown, Ina Garten, Andrew Zimmern, Ree Drummond, Daniel Boulud, Valerie Bertinelli, Sunny Anderson, Jonathan Waxman, Molly Yeh, Nancy Silverton, JJ Johnson and many more. Customers can also stream episodes of popular Food Network shows ad-free, including 30 Minute Meals, Barefoot Contessa and Brunch @ Bobby’s, and find inspiration for quick and easy meals for the whole family using pantry staples. To navigate to the app just say “Alexa, open Food Network Kitchen” into the Alexa Voice Remote for Fire TV or an Alexa-enabled Tablet; for hands-free voice control use Fire TV Cube or paired Echo device.

“We were thrilled with the success of our initial collaboration with Amazon to launch Food Network Kitchen and we couldn’t be more excited to introduce tens of millions of Fire TV and Fire Tablet customers to Food Network Kitchen,” said Peter Faricy, CEO, Global Direct-to-Consumer, Discovery, Inc. “With families and individuals preparing meals at home now more than ever, this offer will help provide ideas and encouragement to even more customers during this unprecedented time.”

“When Food Network Kitchen came to Fire TV and Alexa last year, we saw how much customers love cooking with, and learning from, their favorite chefs,” said Marc Whitten, VP of Amazon Entertainment Devices and Services. “Many of us are spending more time cooking at home during these challenging times and are in need of a little inspiration. That’s why we are excited to offer all of our new and existing Fire TV and Fire Tablet customers a free year of access to Food Network Kitchen.”

To coincide with the new offer, Food Network Kitchen and Amazon are launching the “We Cook Together” initiative to help those seeking inspiration and assistance in the kitchen. On May 2nd and 3rd, Food Network Kitchen will present a special “We Cook Together Weekend,” bringing back live classes for two days and allowing at-home cooks across the country the opportunity to cook alongside their favorite chefs, cooking in real-time from their own home kitchens.

“We Cook Together Weekend” will feature 10 all-new cooking classes live from the personal kitchens of Valerie Bertinelli, Scott Conant, Bobby Flay, Tyler Florence, Amanda Freitag, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy, Michael Symon and Jet Tila enabling customers to cook with their favorite chefs and even ask questions throughout with live Q&As. During a time when at-home meal planning and cooking are essential, Food Network Kitchen alleviates pain points associated with the kitchen and brings joy and ease to cooking, offering timely ideas such as incorporating pantry staples and low-cost meal planning.
The most complete food and cooking experience available, Food Network Kitchen offers thousands of cooking classes; home delivery for ingredients used in all classes, recipes, videos and shows; “hands-free” functionality via Amazon Alexa; hundreds of step-by-step instructional videos; advanced search functionality to make finding recipes and classes easier; and a curated selection of Food Network shows.

“During this unprecedented time, I know my first instinct as a chef is to turn to my kitchen, to cook something nourishing for those I care most about,” said Bobby Flay. “Suddenly being faced with the task of cooking for yourself and family, multiple times a day, can be daunting, and we hope the Food Network Kitchen app and our #WeCookTogether weekend of live classes offer the assistance and motivation needed to plate something delicious for your loved ones.”

Earning an average 4.6 rating across the Amazon Appstore, Apple’s appstores, and Google Play, Food Network Kitchen has been well-received since its launch. Customers have raved about the ease of the app and the support it provides. During a time when more people are cooking at home than ever, customers appreciate how Food Network Kitchen has adapted and continues to provide inspiration tailored to the current circumstances they are facing. One customer recently shared, “Thank you for the pantry raid portion of the app! In this ‘interesting time’ it is fantastic how you are always there for us. I have always loved your shows and the new app is wonderful.” Another said, “During our quarantine, I enjoy searching for just the right meal with ingredients I already have in my pantry. With so many choices I can usually find that perfect recipe, even if an ingredient substitute or elimination is necessary. Thanks, for taking us through this tough time.”

The new offer from Discovery and Amazon will give Fire TV and Fire Tablet customers access to more than 2,300 on-demand cooking classes; hundreds of premium step-by-step instructional video; episodes of Food Network cooking shows; and over 80,000 tested recipes.

Customers can sign up for the one-year trial offer by opening the Food Network Kitchen app on Fire TV and Fire Tablet devices and following on-screen directions. Learn more at Amazon.com/FNKpromo.
Food Network Kitchen launched in the United States in October 2019 as a first-of-its-kind direct-to-consumer product with proprietary streaming technology, offering consumers live, interactive cooking classes; on-demand cooking classes; ingredient home delivery; trusted recipes; and direct access to Food Network talent and culinary experts.

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About Discovery:
Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player, Food Network Kitchen and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.

About Amazon:
Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/about and follow @AmazonNews.



Robert Irvine Returns with New “Restaurant: Impossible” Episodes





Robert Irvine Returns with New “Restaurant: Impossible” Episodes and Quarantine Specials on Food Network
“Restaurant: Impossible” formally returns on Thursday, May 14.

[via press release from Food Network]
ROBERT IRVINE RETURNS WITH NEW “RESTAURANT: IMPOSSIBLE” EPISODES AND QUARANTINE SPECIALS ON FOOD NETWORK
New Season of Restaurant: Impossible Premieres Thursday, May 14 at 9pm
Plus, the Return of Restaurant Impossible: Revisited and Special Quarantine Episodes
NEW YORK – April 21, 2020 – Food Network returns with a full lineup of inspiring content featuring Robert Irvine, including new episodes of Restaurant: Impossible, the return of Restaurant Impossible: Revisited and special quarantine editions of RI, featuring Robert and his wife, former professional Hall of Fame wrestler Gail Kim-Irvine, bringing viewers into their home as they go back to the past and explore some of the most memorable Restaurant: Impossible moments over the years. Whether it is tales of human redemption or heartwarming resilience, Robert has viewers covered with new episodes and satisfying specials perfect for the whole family.
“In these daunting times, Robert’s support, guidance and longstanding commitment to helping restaurant owners turn around their lives is more paramount than ever as Robert continues to do what he loves best, sharing stories of hope with new episodes of Restaurant: Impossible,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network.
Premiering Thursday, April 30th at 9pm ET/PT, Robert checks in remotely with the Restaurant: Impossible family, seeing how past restaurants from across the country are faring during the global pandemic in a special episode. And on Thursday, May 7th at 9pm ET/PT, Robert and his wife Gail sit down at their house while quarantined to watch the very first episode of Restaurant: Impossible to see how far they have come and how much has changed through the years.
Armed with his design team and list of volunteers, Robert attempts to turn the tide of struggling restaurants and pave the road to success in a new season of Restaurant: Impossible, premiering Thursday, May 14th at 9pm ET/PT. With a little outside-the-box thinking and a lot of muscle, Robert looks to rescue these desperate restaurants from complete collapse, including a special 90-minute episode on Thursday, May 28th at 9pm ET/PT that finds Robert returning to Escondido, California, where one year ago he helped Kaitlyn, the owner of Rosie’s Café, turn around her failing restaurant. But after Kaitlyn suffered a near-fatal car accident, Robert comes back to pull off a spectacular event to help Kaitlyn with her mounting medical bills.
After fixing over a hundred restaurants over the years, Robert now surprises some of the most memorable places and people with a visit to see how things have changed with new episodes of Restaurant Impossible: Revisited, premiering Thursday, June 18th at 9pm ET/PT. And catch special episodes of Restaurant: Impossible starting on Thursday, June 25th at 9pm ET/PT, as Robert counts down some of his favorite episodes, including the biggest restaurant transformations in RI history, the worst bites, best meals and most touching reveals, and a special look at the most memorable Restaurant: Impossible relationships though the years.
Visit FoodNetwork.com to learn more about Robert Irvine and the restaurants that he transforms, and check out Food Network’s social pages for a special look back at Rosie’s Café, plus a Q&A with Robert on viewers’ most asked questions. Follow #RestaurantImpossible to go behind the scenes of the action with Robert.
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FOOD NETWORK (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers’ best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring, empowering and entertaining through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to nearly 100 million U.S. households and draws over 46 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine’s rate base has grown 13 times and is the No. 2 best-selling monthly magazine on the newsstand, with 13.5 million readers. Food Network is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment spanning 220 countries and territories; the portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, TLC, Investigation Discovery, and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.