Number of page: 512
Category: Social Science
Twenty Years of Dish from Flay and Fieri to Deen and DeLaurentiis Includes a New Afterword!“I don’t want this shown. I want the tapes of this whole series destroyed.”—Martha Stewart“In those days, the main requirement to be on the Food Network was being able to get there by subway.”—Bobby Flay“She seems to suggest that you can make good food easily, in minutes, using Cheez Whiz and chopped-up Pringles and packaged chili mix.”—Anthony BourdainThis is the definitive history of The Food Network from its earliest days as a long-shot business gamble to its current status as a cable obsession for millions, home along the way to such icons as Emeril Lagasse, Rachael Ray, Mario Batali, Alton Brown, and countless other celebrity chefs. Using extensive inside access and interviews with hundreds of executives, stars, and employees, From Scratch is a tantalizing, delicious look at the intersection of business, pop culture, and food.INCLUDES PHOTOS
- Robert Deem
Great history of Food Network A solid history of the network. While scandals are mentioned it is only in context of the network. Very enjoyable and interesting read.
Tell Me A Story: 50 Years and 60 Minutes in Television
In more than a half century with CBS News Don Hewitt has been responsible for many of the greatest moments in television history including the first broadcasts of political conventions in 1948 the first Kennedy Nixon debate in 1960 and most spectacularly for the past 34 years 60 Minutes for which he has been the creator executive producer and driving force of the news program that has redefined television journalism In Tell Me a Story Hewitt presents his own remarkable life story in his own words from his time as a reporter for Stars Stripes during the Second World War to the heady exhilaration of the early days of television to the triumphs and controversies of 60 Minutes Hewitt has been at the center of events covering some of the leading cultural and political figures of our century and working with an all star roster of journalists Hewitt also speaks bluntly with affection and humor about the promise and the shortcomingsof television news and offers surprising perspectives on its continued power and potential as we move into a new media environment The key to his success as Hewitt is fond of saying is I may not know a lot but I think I know how to tell a story Never has his storytelling talent been on better display than in the pages of this extraordinary book