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Food Network Scores Best-ever September

Restaurant StakeoutNEW YORK – September 27, 2012 – Food Network has launched into autumn with its best September in network history (up over 20% from September 2011), posting a .6 among adults 25-54 and was watched nightly by an average of 1.1 million P2+ total viewers making it the highest-rated, most-watched September ever.  The network also ranked 8th among ad-supported cable networks A25-54 for the month, up one spot from last year, according to Nielsen Media Research*.

Sunday night series The Great Food Truck Race revved up ratings with an average .9 rating for adults 25-54 after premiering six episodes of the seven-week stunt.  Also driving September’s success were primetime hits Restaurant Stakeout (averaging .9 adults 25-54, outpacing season one by 13%) and Restaurant Impossible (averaging .9 adults 25-54, up over 50% from the same timeslot a year ago).  Food Network also saw success in its weekend daytime programming block, with Pioneer Woman posting .6 women 25-54, gaining +50% over year ago timeslot.

Bobby Flay is Looking for America’s Best Home Cooks!

BOBBY FLAY is Looking for America’s Best HOME COOK!

America's Best Home CookIs your house always filled with guests who are craving your amazing meals?
Do you throw the best dinner parties in town?
Are people always asking for your recipes?

In this exciting new series, teams of two will be given the opportunity to show BOBBY FLAY that they have what it takes to be crowned America’s Best Home Cook!

We are looking for the best home cook duos in Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Philadelphia, New York/New Jersey.

Maybe you and your spouse make an awesome team in the kitchen

Or…

…Your sister is the only other person you trust with a spatula!

If you are fiercely competitive, fantastically creative and truly believe you are the best home cooks around, then we want we want to hear from you!

HOW TO APPLY

Please email BobbyBestHomeCookCasting@gmail.com ASAP with the following:

  1. Your name and the name of your teammate
  2. Recent photos of you and your teammate
  3. A short Bio on you and your teammate (relationship, occupations, etc.)
  4. Tell us why you are the best home cooks, please provide photos of your food
  5. Tell us about the best parties you’ve thrown
  6. Contact information and current location

Deadline to apply is soon, so please check our website asap!

For more information on the show please visit us at www.bobbysbesthomecookcasting.com or www.foodnetwork.com/casting.

Food Network Delivers Best 2nd Quarter Ever

2nd Quarter Finished Highest-Rated and Most-Watched
Ties as Best Quarter in Network History
Ranked #7 Cable Network

ChoppedNEW YORK – June 25, 2012–Food Network delivers its highest-rated, most-watched 2nd quarter* ever posting a .6 among adults 25-54 (up 20 percent from 2011) making it ranked 7th* among ad-supported cable networks, up two spots from 2011. The quarter’s ratings delivery also ties as the network’s highest-rated quarter in network history, the most recent title holder being 1st quarter of this year.   Food Network was watched nightly by an average of nearly 1.2 million total viewers (585k adults 25-54, up 17% vs. 2Q 2011).

Food Network Star season eight continues its success, having been watched by over 12 million adults 25-54 since its premiere in May and averaging a 1.0 adults 25-54 rating, up 28% over year ago time period delivery. The series culminates in a viewer vote to determine this year’s winner, revealed in the July finale on July 22nd.

Strong performances came from primetime network juggernauts Chopped, with its second installment of the ‘All Stars’ stunt having averaged a 1.3 adults 25-54, doubling year ago time period (+97%) and Restaurant: Impossible, whose new episodes have averaged a .9 adults 25-54 in 2nd quarter.  Newcomers to the line-up, Mystery Diners (averaged .7 adults 25-54 rating, +40% year ago time period) and Restaurant Stakeout (averaged .8 adults 25-54, +58% year ago time period) were solid, resulting in season two pick-ups for both series to return this fall.

*at time of release according to Nielsen Media Research

Food Network Renews “Trisha’s Southern Kitchen”

FOOD NETWORK PICKS UP SECOND SEASON OF HIT
DAYTIME SERIES TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN

Grammy-Winning® Music Superstar and Best-Selling Cookbook Author Trisha Yearwood Returns for Thirteen-Episode New Season, Slated to Premiere Fall 2012
Trisha Yearwood

NEW YORK – June 20, 2012 – Food Network has ordered a new season of the hit daytime series Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, starring music superstar and best-selling cookbook author Trisha Yearwood. The show’s thirteen-episode, second cycle will begin production this summer and is slated to premiere in the fall. In Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, she shares her food traditions, updates classic dishes and displays her southern hospitality, cooking family-inspired, down-home recipes with her friends and family. Each themed episode invites viewers into Trisha’s kitchen for favorite meals and beloved family stories.

“Our viewers loved seeing a different side of Trisha. Her impressive cooking skills and family recipes, coupled with her natural southern charm, really resonated with our audience,” said Bob Tuschman, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Food Network. “We’re thrilled Trisha will be returning for a second season with more delicious dishes and family traditions.”

“I had so much fun doing the first season of the show. It was such a great experience, and the positive response from viewers was overwhelming and truly gratifying. I’ve always believed that food brings people together. I can’t wait to share more family memories and recipes with Food Network fans,” said Yearwood.

Trisha Yearwood, who has won three Grammy Awards®, two Academy of Country Music Awards, three Country Music Association honors and had 19 top-ten singles, released her first best-selling cookbook “Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen” (Clarkson Potter) in 2008. Her second book “Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood” (Clarkson Potter) followed in 2010. Both books reached the #1 position on the New York Times best-seller list in the Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous category.

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Stuart is a celebrity chef, food activist and award-winning food writer. He penned the cookbooks Third Coast Cuisine: Recipes of the Gulf of Mexico, No Sides Needed: 34 Recipes To Simplify Life and Amigeauxs - Mexican/Creole Fusion Cuisine. He hosts two Internet cooking shows "Everyday Gourmet" and "Little Grill Big Flavor." His recipes have been featured in Current, Lagniappe, Southern Tailgater, The Kitchen Hotline and on the Cooking Channel.

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Stuart’s Honors & Awards

2015 1st Place Luck of the Irish Cook-off
2015 4th Place Downtown Cajun Cook-off
2015 2nd Place Fins' Wings & Chili Cook-off
2014 2015 4th Place LA Gumbo Cook-off
2012 Taste Award nominee for best chef (web)
2012 Finalist in the Safeway Next Chef Contest
2011 Taste Award Nominee for Little Grill Big Flavor
2011, 12 Member: Council of Media Tastemakers
2011 Judge: 29th Chef's of the Coast Cook-off
2011 Judge: Dauphin Island Wing Cook-off
2011 Cooking Channel Perfect 3 Recipe Finalist
2011 Judge: Dauphin Island Gumbo Cook-off
2011 Culinary Hall of Fame Member
2010 Tasty Awards Judge
2010 Judge: Bayou La Batre Gumbo Cook-off
2010 Gourmand World Cookbook Award Nominee
2010 Chef2Chef Top 10 Best Food Blogs
2010 Denay's Top 10 Best Food Blogs
2009 2nd Place Bay Area Food Bank Chef Challenge
2008 Tava: Discovery Contest Runner-up

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