If one Food Network station wasn’t enough, Scripps (the owner of Food Network) will be launching a second 24-Hour food network called the Cooking Channel at the end of this May. The decision to do another food channel has been in the works for about 2 years.
The Cooking Channel will be replacing the Fine Living Network (FLN) and will be focusing on information and instructional shows, but of course will have more entertaining programming to go with it.
They even have a few new series already in the works for the station with Bobby Flay doing “Brunch With Bobby,“ Rachael Ray will have “A Week in a Day,” Emeril Lagasse’s “Fresh Food Fast.” It will also include some Canadian and British celebrity chefs such as David Rocco, Chuck Hughes, Laura Calder, Roger Mooking, Rachel Allen, and Chin-He Huang.
This means not only will we be able to see the same shows we’ve grown to love on Food Network but will have a chance to see new faces and new ideas coming from other places in the world from a whole new channel.
Photo by Karen Horton.