"Vegas is the land of Women" says Giada

Vegas is the land of women,” @GDeLaurentiis tells @VickiHstarledger http://www.nj.com/entertainment/tv/index.ssf/2014/07/giada_de_laurentiis_interview_appetite_count_basie_theatre.html#incart_related_stories

"Comedic TV chef Nadia G hit Nashville this summer and will show off her experience in a September episode of The Cooking Channel’s "Bite This With Nadia G."

The host first takes a bite out of the farm-to-table roast beef sandwich with horseradish cream atCapitol Grille, then challenges herself to Hattie B’sDamn Hot chicken, and f…”

Food Network most popular with “upscale women” who watch it live

"Our family-friendly networks in the home, food and travel content categories are extremely popular with viewers of all ages, but they particularly appeal to upscale women who watch our programming live." says CEO Ken Lowe.



Here, at East Hampton Library Authors Night with: actress Lee Grant, author Holly Peterson, Poet Philip Schultz, Uber-user Josh Resnick, Restaurant Girl Danyelle Freeman, Entrepreneur and PR strategist Becky Wisdom, New York Times Food Genies Florence Fabricant and Eric Asimov and, finally, the copy of From Scratch which some guy showed me he asked Giada DeLaurentiis to sign.

"Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. (SNI - Analyst Report) reported better-than-expected financial results for the second quarter of 2014. Quarterly GAAP net income stood at $153.8 million or $1.07 per share compared with $159.7 million or $1.07 per share in the prior-year quarter. However, adjusted earnings per share of $1.14 missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a penny"


Food Network owner spending heavily on international expansion

Cost of international expansion took a bite out of second quarter earnings.

"The cost of international expansion took a bite out of Scripps’s second quarter earnings. While revenue grew 6.5%, net income fell 3.7% to $154 million from the prior year, driven by a 13% jump in costs. The company said its international expansion contributed to the rise in costs, along with higher programming amortization and marketing expenses for its lifestyle networks." — Wall Street Journal


Food Network’s 12 Best Cooking Shows Ever?

So sayeth thedailymeal : The @FoodNetwork’s 12 Best Cooking Shows All Time http://www.thedailymeal.com/food-networks-12-best-cooking-shows-all-time via @thedailymeal @sirmyers @chefmingtsai @catcora mariobatali

Bourdain with FloFab this morning

See Florence interview Tony this morning in East Hampton:


More REWRAPPED on Food Network

Congratulations Marc Summers on another go around: http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Food-Network-to-Premiere-Season-2-of-REWRAPPED-Hosted-by-Joey-Fatone-98-20140806#.U-OUW4BdVZ8

Come see me Saturday!

If you are gilded or not, come to Authors Night East Hampton Sat Aug 9. Many MANY top notch writers there for you to  (Long Island, New York) meet. http://www.authorsnight.org/

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I’m quoted extensively and profanely in this piece. 

Ta-DA! Here is the new cover and title of the paperback. Like it? “UNCENSORED HISTORY”… yeah. #FromScratch

Ta-DA! Here is the new cover and title of the paperback. Like it? “UNCENSORED HISTORY”… yeah. #FromScratch

Photos of me talking at #techmunch plus a funny pic of eating corn from #SOBEWFF @AndrewZimmern in Feb. 

Useful Apps and Websites for Food Bloggers

Web sites and Apps mentioned at #techmunch conference

Productivity, etc sites from smart food media people:

MacFreedom  shut off the internet for specified periods.

Asana, a task based web and mobile app. Can help you get organized. Create projects. Create all tasks on that list and you can see priorities. Has tried many apps (perillo). can invite others you work with to be part of the project. Takes a moment to teach yourself but worth it.

“If this than that” website — a recipe that if I like something on instagram, it goes to tumblr… others use it to track things that are going viral on social media networks… another use: gets notices if something is getting a lot of comments… if this is getting a lot of comments, then send me an email…IFTTT

+ BUFFER app to manage your social media etc

+ for music: Pond Five — royalty free distribution licenses…dig for the good stuff / DeWolf music, a bit more expensive. 

oDesk — people who will do freelance projects for you cost effective. 

Tastemade. Make your own food video, no muss, no fuss — plus site has “discovered” stars from those who use app.

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Ruth Reichl discusses her writing process with me

For the full interview, a wonderful 45 minute conversation between Ruth and I, go here: http://newbooksinfood.com/2014/05/06/ruth-reichl-delicious-random-house-2014/

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