And yet we’ve only scratched the surface. This year, we launched our Adventures in Cooking package: a collection of fun weekend cooking projects for the curious cooks and food geeks who dominate the Food People sector. (We’re talking fermenting kimchi, making bacon from scratch and crafting some seriously creative cakes.) We dug into Dumplings Around the World in honor of the Olympics, made magic fairy dust out of pizza and pastrami (OK, spice mixes that taste just like pizza and pastrami), mashed up your favorite comfort foods and gave you the most epic game plan, ever, for your Super Bowl or game-day party. Speaking of parties: We continue to share the best tips, decorating ideas and recipes for all your entertaining needs. From a last-minute holiday cocktail party to a casual Mediterranean summer fete, our Party in Five series has you covered.
Through ongoing discussions with our partners at Share Our Strength, Food Network and Cooking Channel are focused on actions we can take, as well as options we can share with our viewers interested in helping to support those on the ground in New York, New Jersey and the entire storm affected region, who are working around the clock to ensure families access to the food they need.
You can help, through direct donations (product donations, volunteering of your time or financial support) to City Harvest, the Food Bank for New York City, and the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. These three organizations, in addition to the American Red Cross, are working day in and day out to ensure the area’s families can access the basic necessities during this trying time. As they ramp up their response to feed those impacted by Hurricane Sandy, we applaud and support their work and encourage our audience to do the same.
One week later, we are optimistic that our Food Network & Cooking Channel offices will reopen sometime in the coming week, though it may take weeks more, before our whole team as well as the entire area affected by the storm is back up and running.
Bobby and Jamie Deen fry a turkey for their Thanksgiving feast
Is it too early to talk about Thanksgiving?
Because we can’t help it — it’s our favorite holiday (and not just because of our severe pecan pie addiction), plus Cooking Channel has such a great line-up of Thanksgiving specials coming in November that we couldn’t keep it to ourselves.
While pie is our #1 highlight of the holiday, a close second is the chance to watch some of our favorite chefs like Jamie and Bobby Deenshare the family recipes that fill their Thanksgiving table each year. We take inspiration and start planning which recipes to add to our own Thanksgiving menu.
So here’s a sneak peek at Cooking Channel’s feast of Thanksgiving specials:
We’re celebrating our second birthday (and summer!) with a road trip, and we kicked it off this weekend in Brooklyn, New York. We set up camp at Smorgasburg in Williamsburg and doled out our favorite food and drinks and kept the crowd entertained with live music, a photo booth and more. Plus, Baron Ambrosia and Eden Grinshpan from Eden Eats stopped by to take part in the fun.
Here’s a look at what went down:
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We're giving away these adorable Cooking Channel Cookout Cookies - comment below for a chance to win!
For me, cookies are an essential part of summer: They’re fun, they’re portable, they’re not messy (looking at you, ice cream ‘wiches), they won’t melt in the sun (sorry, shortcake!), and they’re perfect paired with a drink by the pool. Why not have a few friends over and celebrate summer with a batch of sizzling Cooking Channel Cookout Cookies? Our friends at Peapods Cookies baked up a fresh, Cooking Channel cookout-inspired batch of cookies just for you.
Kristie at Peapods absolutely loves to bake, and is getting orders right and left on Etsy and Facebook. She bakes buttery, vanilla scented thick-cut sugar cookies decorated to perfection (she has a degree in fashion design, and it shows) with royal icing. If you can dream it, Kristie can bake it into a delicious cookie. We’re so excited to give away these adorable cookout-themed cookies to one lucky winner — they’ll be the star of any summer party.
These summery cookies are the perfect ending to your summer party. They're sure to vanish long before ants have time to gather on your picnic blanket.
We’re giving away one batch of these Cooking Channel Cookout Cookies to one lucky winner. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment telling us your favorite summertime treat.
So, tell us, what’s your favorite summertime treat?
You must include your email address in the “Email” field when submitting your comment so we can communicate back with you if you’re the winner. (But do not post your email address into the actual body of the comment.) We’re giving one batch of cookies away to one very lucky, randomly selected commenter.
You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited. Only open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. states, D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win. All entries (comments) must be entered between 12:00 p.m. ET on June 19 and 5:00 p.m. ET on June 21. Subject to full Official Rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of prize: $48. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a/ Cooking Channel, 75 9th Ave., New York, NY 10011.
We’re celebrating our second birthday (and summer!) with a road trip. Catch up with Cooking Channel as we hit the road with our Summer Eats pop-ups. We’ll be stopping at five cities around the country.
From Mexican to Middle Eastern and everything in between, food trucks have taken the food nation by storm. Since the second season of Eat Street premiered back in October, we’ve only gotten more stoked on all the new mobile eats that have been popping up.
This past week, the Village Voice hosted their first ever Choice Streets event in New York City. Featuring some of the city’s best food trucks — new and old — we couldn’t help but bring our empty stomachs over for a bite, or twenty. Check out some of our favorites, as well as easy recipes to make your own version or recreate the flavors at home.
Get ready for a whole new season of Kelsey’s Essentials. This time around, Kelsey’s spending some time out of the kitchen, looking for inspiration as she develops new recipes.
Tune in to today’s premiere as she steps into the role of butcher at the Meat Hook in Brooklyn, New York. Kelsey gets a lesson a butchering, gaining a new appreciation for a butcher’s favorite cut of meat, the eye of round steak (much less expensive than other premium cuts). Plus, she learns how to make fresh sausage, tailoring the ingredients to her recipe.
Chef Michael Symon returns to Cooking Channel for his new show Symon’s Suppers, sharing his secrets for serving great food at home. Tune in Thursday’s at 9:30 pm ET as he demonstrates his best recipes for steak night, bar snacks, Southern favorites and more.