-Food Network Star is only a foil for brand partners (Volkswagen, Popeyes,etc) and everything has to have an Instagram component.
-All the contestants are semi-pro chefs.
-24/7 Guy Fieri reruns are getting old.
-Skip Celebrity Edition Worst Cooks. The guest cooks are an embarrassment.
Network is getting TIRED and extremely PREDICTABLE.
Go back and review your old shows.
I'm a man. I cannot help but notice Giada's wardrobe choices. Yes, she has a great deal of culinary expertise but who's focused on food when her boobs are continually hanging out. Food Network Star has all the qualities of a good family show, but it's not because of this.
I agree with you. It seems that all we see are her boobs hanging out from all her clothes lately. I used to enjoy watching her but now she dresses like a slut. She has a young daughter she needs to dress better. I wonder why fntv lets her dress like this. I also wonder if she knows how to close her mouth all you see facewise is teeth, teeth and more teeth.
So glad to have Tyler Florence back with a real cooking show Test Kitchen. ....hope you keep him there. I would love to have Ann Burrell back on a real cooking show too they're talent has been so wasted
Please stop cake wars or cupcake wars. They mean nothing. Im Sick of seeing Gay Boy Johhny Weir. Hes on so many of your shows
I'll stop watching this network if you keep putting him on your network. . I pay a lot for my cable to watch Food Network but I'm ready to quit because of your lack of putting on decent teaching shows. Now it's all about Beat Bobby Flay competitions and engaging the alternative lifestlye. So very sad.
Your are drinking the liberal koolaid. And I don't want to pay for it if you are not willing to change.
OMG! I can't believe you just posted your email address, especially after posting such a homophobic rant. But, you reap what you sow. And, in your case, that would be homophobic hatred. You deserve to be inundated by hate mail. But, you opened your mailbox to it.
I hear you Belli- I won't watch anything with Johnny Weir either- that guy turns my stomach.
I found The Great British Baking Show on PBS that I really enjoy watching. And I don't watch Food Network on Beat Bobby Flay days or Chopped with Martha Stewart or anyone else on a show that features someone that makes my skin crawl.
I do family history or read a good book. That's my alternative go to!
Lynne, I too enjoy watching The Great British Baking Show on PBS, even though I'm not into baking. There are currently four PBS channels available in my area on broadcast and cable TV. I'd love to see PBS add an all food channel to their lineup, or at least convert one of their existing channels to all food content. I also think that this would force Food Network to improve THEIR programming strategy.
Four PBS channels Rob? You must live in a huge area!
And good idea about adding more food shows to PBS!
Lynne, I actually have only one PBS channel, but it has three sub-channels. The main PBS channel is HD; the other three are not, but that doesn't bother me. In my state, they are broadcasted, so if you have a decent antenna, you can watch all four for free. I also have cable. If you choose the basic cable package, you only have access to the main PBS channel. I pay for the expanded cable tier, so I have all four of those PBS channels on both broadcast and cable TV. Even with the expanded cable tier, the only all food channel that I have is Food Network. So, what's my long-winded point here? I assume that Food Network is the most widely available food channel on cable TV. However, if PBS should ever choose to take them on, I think that Food Network would be in big trouble!
My family is vegan. There are 19 of us. My children get angry with me when they come to my house and I have your channel on. Would it ever be possible to have at least a1/2 hour show of vegan, not vegetarian, no dead animals, program for week? And more vege choices? Thank you
Oh Mrs. Baker! 19 of you?? I feel your pain. I hope your family lightens up in their criticisms of you for merely watching Food Network. It's not as if they caught you watching Porn.
Although I'm sure it takes some time to find them, there are Vegan Recipes showing up, now and then, throughout the regular programming. I also believe that watching Food Network shows can provide you ideas for recipes which you can convert to your standards. You certainly have enough test subjects. So, it's not exactly a waste of your time.
Fimally, with regard to a show dedicated to Vegan Recipes and Cooking, one might think that the potential audience would not be large enough to support such a show. I'm not so sure of that. How many people indicate that they are Vegan? I don't know. But, considering the availability of Vegan options currently offered, such a show would draw a significant portion of that potential audience. And, if the options were easier to access, I'm pretty sure that a significant potential audience could be developed from those thinking about moving toward a Vegan diet. I recall DD&D's featured a Vegan Restaurant, which by all accounts, served up amazing food that most would not have recognized as Vegan.
Finally, as I know you are in a rush for results, I suggest you might want to check out YouTube for possible options. YouTube might already have Vegan related options already being addressed.
Ms. Baker. Out of curiosity, I Googled "Vegan Cooking and Recipes", then scrolled down to the Videos. I found quite a few options. I was actually surprised to find that some had views of 1, 2 and aimost 3 million. That sounds like a fairly significant following, unless you're a Kardashian or Teen Pop Idol. If Food Network could attract that many dedicated viewers simply from adding a show focusing on a Vegan Diet I would think they'd be very happy with the results. I think you should take your excellent idea to the next level and start a campaign. You already have 19 members. Contact information is listed at the top of this column. Good Luck!
P.S. Alexa just informed me that there are 8 million Vegans in the U.S. and 7.3 million Vegetarians. I'm assuming there is no overlap. If that is correct. I'm pretty sure that 15.3 million is larger than Food Network's entire viewership.
My apologies, but I have to back off the claim of "more than Food Network's entire viewership". The statistics are ambiguous in that some report daily viewership while others report viewers within a 7 day period. Nonetheless, your potential Vegan audience is quite significant.
Gosh, George. I would have expected that that we'd have heard from at least ONE other vegan than Mrs. Baker by now. Maybe that's just because it's Friday, and people are doing other things, or maybe because most vegans stay the hell away from Food Network? Anyway, I liked reading your thoughtful vegan comments, even though I'm a dedicated carnivore.
Rob, I've seen requests for Vegan Options in this forum on a couple of occasions. I hope Mrs. Baker takes the lead in her request. It's yet another excellent example of programming which, I believe, would increase Food Net market share. Although I'm also a meat eater, I'd entertain meatless options and would rather watch a show focusing on a Vegan Diet than reruns which I've already seen twice.
Forget about vegan stuff, no one wants to see it or eat it, people who watch food network as you can tell like ddd , I personally hate the show but that's all your going to find cause fn o ly likes Fieri, all the other good chefs who use to have a show for a few minutes, are all off now and all you get is fieri, so forget about vegan, they really won't have that
Penny, I like Guy Fieri, but Food Network seems to be trying to kill that for me. They seem to think that you just CAN'T get too much of a "good" thing. I still like Triple G, but I very rarely watch Triple D anymore. A curious thing about Guy is that he never cooks on air these days. I'd love to see him compete on Chopped, Beat Bobby Flay, or even Triple G. I saw him cook a cauliflower steak once on Triple G, but he did that just for fun. And you are correct that Guy has become the "face" of Food Network. I don't know if Bobby Flay is jealous about that, or just happy to get a break. By the way, cool name!
Penny, do I sense some frustration here? Actually, I totally understand. But, never give up. It's sad that Food Network doesn't monitor this forum. I believe they would learn a lot from us that they don't seem to notice or care about. leaving us to speculate as to why they do the things they do.
Total TV viewership goes up pretty much every year. So, "the pie" is getting larger. But, the available viewing options increase at least as fast. Therefore, this leaves the networks, etc. fighting for marketshare. And, suggests that they need to spend more time AND money researching and developing strategies which will keep them relevant and growing. Unfortunately, Food Network doesn't seem to be doing this as they rely on reruns and game shows which may be slightly entertaining, the first time, but do nothing for us in rerun and allow us to learn virtually nothing.
That being said, if we don't like what we see in Food Network, we should change the channel. I personally will not force myself to watch marathons. That's an insult to us as they can't put forth the effort to keep us watching with original programming. I do go to FoodNetwork.com and download many, many recipes from my favorite Food Network hosts. I have Chocolate Cakes and Meatloaf recipes from Ina Garten, BBQ and Grill recipes from the Neelys, ect. I get EXACTLY what I want and don't waste my time with reruns.
But, don't give up. Food Network will change or they will fade away.
Since you seem to have some knowledge of what might be coming on food network, any Melissa Darabian on the up and coming shows? I just loved her and really enjoyed watching her cook
Sandy, I'll see what I can find. I have to admit, initially, I wasn't a big fan of D' Arabian, but she grew on me quickly. Who could argue with her focus? Ten Dollar Dinners? Cost, quality, simplicity and speed are very important to today's cooks. That's why so many take the easy, and more expensive, way out and don't really cook at all. Taking her show off the air never made much business sense to me. You've peaked my curiosity, so I'll see what I can find out. Good Network is wasting her talent by using her only as a judge on contest shows.
I learned several bits of info during recent hunts for updates on the dates of other of my favorite FN hosts.
I loved the Neelys. They worked so well together. I thought. And, I use several of their recipes. Where are they now? OMG! Things evidently weren't as great on a personal level. They sure out in a good act. So, they agreed to an amicable divorce a few years back. Sad. I loved those guys.
Marcella had a new baby, which we saw on The Kitchen. Several of the shows were taped with her Skyping from her home in CA. The travelng between CA and NYC was more than she was willing to endure. So, she gave up Food Network for her young family. Who could blame her?
I'm still not sure exactly why Rachel Ray departed. But. she's still wildly popular and doesn't need Food Network to do whatever she wants with her life.
I'll let you know what I find out about D' Arabian.
Ok Sandy. I don't do Social Network beyond text and email. So, I have a "project" for you. I Googled "Melissa D'Arabian Contact Information" and learned, amongst other things, that she is/was on Facebook. Evidently, she is/was on live chat on Tuesadays. If you can get the details, as I did, you could possibly be live chatting with her by Tuesday. Please let us know what happens.
I also learned that she lives near San Diego with her husband and four young daughters. That alone might suggest that commuting between Southern CA and NYC might be a reason we don't see her as much these days. That's the reason, I understand, Marcella departed Food Network.
Where's Sandy? Tomorrow is Tuesday. That's when, evidently Melissa D'Arabian is/was on Facebook live chatting. I was hoping that Sandy might have the opportunity to check this out and see what's up these days with D'Arabian and if we can expect to see more of her.
I loved watching the Neelys too. Loved watching Rachel Ray on her different shows, now she's doing a talk show on a big corporate channel. I don't watch talk shows (except Greg Gutfeld).
Good for Marcella! I have nothing but respect for those who put family first.