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"Asian Flair" and Mainstream Food Media

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In an essay for The Bygone Bureau, Darryll Campbell discusses an unsettling trend in middlebrow cooking: "Asian Flair." Used to describe ingredients from a multitude of Asian countries and cultures, "Asian flair" has been used by Rachael Ray, Zagat's and even Coolio to describe that certain something that takes a dish from boring to [...]

What Would Brian Boitano Make Picked Up for Another Season

If your idea of a cooking show is a flamboyant gold medal-winning Olympian figure skater preparing a series of dishes for the likes of an all-female roller derby crew, you're in luck! After a four-episode long first season, according to Brian Boitano's website, What Would Brian Boitano Make got picked up by the Food [...]

Anthony Bourdain Back in Bed With the Food Network

Mergers and acquisitions! Scripps Networks Interactive Inc., owner of the Food Network, HGTV, and the upcoming Cooking Channel, agreed to buy a controlling stake in the Travel Channel, reports Bloomberg. Anthony Bourdain originally got his start on television with the Food Network series A Cook's Tour that ran for two seasons, later decamping to the [...]

Upcoming: Food Network's Cook or Be Cooked Video Game

Coming November 3, 2009 is the Food Network's Cook or Be Cooked video game by Namco for the Nintendo Wii ($39.99, preorder at Amazon). Cook or Be Cooked appears to a more "professional" version of the Cooking Mama series of games, but it really couldn't go any lower than the trainwreck that was Iron Chef [...]

Scripps to Launch The Cooking Channel, Scrap Fine Living

Scripps Networks Interactive, the parent company of the Food Network, HGTV, DIY, and Fine Living, plans to rebrand Fine Living into what they're calling "The Cooking Channel" in the third quarter of 2010. Easier than launching a new channel as Fine Living is already in 55 million homes, the Food Network can dedicate itself completely [...]

Potential New Guy Fieri Reality Show to Document Guy Fieri's Road Show

You thought you might be able to avoid Guy Fieri's 21-city live tour Guy Fieri's Road Show, the show that he describes as "Food, rock n' roll, and everything they won't let me do on TV!" But now it's potentially going to be turned into a short-run reality show on the Food Network: "We are [...]

Food Network's Chefography of Guy Fieri [video]

Over the weekend, the Food Network rolled out the latest in their Chefography series, giving Guy Fieri the treatment. His story is impressive — it was clear from early on that Fieri was totally destined for food, entrepreneurship, and celebrity. All new to us: As a child, he learned how to cook because he couldn't [...]

Iron Chef America's Chairman Mark Dacascos to Join Cast of Dancing With the Stars

Before he was the Chairman on Iron Chef America, Mark Dacascos was an actor and martial artist with a lengthy film and television career including that French 18th century drama/martial arts mashup The Brotherhood of the Wolf and the television adapation of The Crow.
THR reports that he'll be on the next season of Dancing With [...]

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