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From Scratch - Inside the Food Network

Allen Salkin

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Description:

Big personalities, high drama-the extraordinary behind-the-scenes story of the Food Network, now about to celebrate its twentieth anniversary: the business, media, and cultural juggernaut that changed the way America thinks about food. In October 1993, a tiny start-up called the Food Network debuted to little notice. Twenty years later, it is in 100 million homes, approaches a billion dollars a year in revenue, and features a galaxy of stars whose faces and names are as familiar to us as our own family's. But what we don't know about them, and the people behind them, could fill a book. Based upon extensive inside access, documents, and interviews with hundreds of executives, stars, and employees all up and down the ladder, Allen Salkin's book is an exhilarating roller-coaster ride from chaos to conquest (and sometimes back). As Salkin takes us inside the conference rooms, studios, homes, restaurants, and after-hours meetings, we see a salty Julia Child lording it over the early network performers; a fragile Emeril Lagasse staggering from the sudden public shock of cancellation; a very green Rachael Ray nearly burning down the set on her first day; a torn Tyler Florence accepting the Applebee's job he knows he can't refuse, but with a chill running down his spine; a determined Bobby Flay reinventing himself once again to survive. Paula Deen, Tom Colicchio, Anthony Bourdain, Mario Batali, Jamie Oliver, Martha Stewart, Guy Fieri, Cat Cora: Salkin illuminates the people we thought we knew, and the ones we never knew about, in this irresistible story of the intersection between business, television, pop culture, food-and us.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Julian Fleischer

Length:

15h 46m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:11


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:40


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:09:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:03:24


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

57:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

34:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

44:00


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

41:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

51:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

50:13


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:11:00


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:03:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:10:31


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

52:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

24:51


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:16:07


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

57:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

48:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

38:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:38