Hungry Girl Leaves Cooking Channel for Food Network
It had to happen eventually. Some show from the Cooking Channel would eventually make the move to the big network. It’s easy to equate such a programming change to a pitcher being called up from the Triple A farm team but that doesn’t make it accurate.
The reality is that the best cooking shows are on the Cooking Channel not the Food Network. However, most of those cooking shows are geared towards cooks with advanced skills. The cooking shows on the Food Network are geared for newer cooks. As I wrote in my April review of Hungry Girl, “All though this may not be the kind of show to inspire professional chefs it is a great instructional series for the home cook. It’s the kind of show that sister Food Network was built on.”
Is it arrogant to describe yourself as prophetic? Yeah, I agree. Anyway, here is part of the press release about the August premiere of Hungry Girl on the Food Network:
NEW YORK – July 5, 2011 – Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien indulges in summer’s most delicious treats, Hungry Girl Style, with less calories and less guilt but never sacrificing flavor, when season two premieres on Food Network August 7th at 10am ET/PT with 16 all new episodes. There’s no challenge this New York Times Bestselling author and creator of the renowned Hungry Girl newsletter can’t take on – from overcoming potential date night disaster dishes to what to order when you want to scream for ice cream. All 30-minute episodes begin with an eating situation that might otherwise result in an over-the-top calorie fest and Hungry Girl proves there’s no craving she can’t satisfy with creative, lower calorie options.
“There’s no better time than the hottest month of the year to show my fans how they can indulge in their favorite foods of all time and still look and feel their best this summer,” says Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien. “The show allows me to bring my newsletter to life and take the cameras with me as I search for lower calorie treasures at the grocery store, whip up treats in my kitchen and order off the menu at my favorite restaurants.”