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Food Network Welcomes Hipper, Younger Brother: The Cooking Channel

“The feel and style we’re going for is a little grittier, a little edgier, a little hipper,” said Bruce Seidel, the senior vice president for programming and production for the Cooking Channel.

It seems like TLC, The Travel Channel’s action packed food lineup and ABC’s “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” is putting a hurting on the more bland programming of Food Network. The execs got the message and are looking to switch it up a bit on a whole new channel.

The Cooking Channel is targeting the younger, hipster hipper crowd and maybe even the more eco-conscious viewer with younger cooks and fresher programming. I know what you’re thinking, people who cook that are even younger than Rachel Ray and Bobby Flay? Is that even possible? Well it is and apparently Food Network has finally figured that out. Yes, there is always Ace Of Cakes but they’re not enough.

Seems like there will still be no serious discussion about food on this network though and we will have to leave that to Michael Pollan who has had some words about the Food Network in the past. The new network is, however, considering featuring programs that feature killing chickens on air which I guess the Supreme Court would think is ok.

Also they are considering programming on eating disorders and obesity. Can you imagine a food network doing a show on people who throw up food? Continue reading



Author, columnist and food activist Michael Pollan was recently on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Pollan has written extensively about the food industry in the United States and he’s at it again with a new book called “Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual”.

I’ve featured some of his words before on this site so if you’re a Food Network fan you’ll want to read what he said about those guys in Food Network Addicts Stand Up: Michael Pollan Has Some Words For You.

Pollan promises you can read it in an hour.

His simple recommendation: “Eat food and avoid edible food like substances.”

Easier said than done my friend. He explains in the video…

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Would You Let Rachael Ray Feed Your Kids?


Food Network TV star Rachael Ray wants to feed your kids. Because of a partnership between the celebrity “chef” and New York City’s Department of Education up to 600,000 New York City school children will be eating healthier foods from Rachael Ray’s recipes as their school lunch.

New York City’s school program is said to be one of the nation’s healthiest, which sounds kind of crazy to me. I can’t remember a single vegetable except maybe if you want to include french fries and ketchup.

As it turns out there are other aspects of NYC school lunch that are in need of a healthier change. While at Public School 89 with a group of 6th graders and her new menu a cockroach dropped in as reported by the New York Daily News.

MF DOOM- “Poo-Putt Platter”

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Here’s a track off of MF DOOM’s MM Food album. No rapping on this one but lots of entertaining toon clips from cartoons DOOM favors like Fantastic Four, Spiderman and Superman..

When asked about it Ray said:
“I did not see that. It’s unfortunate if there was [a bug]. I think that these schools strive to be the best across the board; I’m sure that includes cleanliness.” Continue reading

Nore’s On The Run Eatin’ A Pack Of Newports Shaped Birthday Cake

Nore looks like he could lay off some of the cake here, but he’s lost it since. As for the cake, I’m sure he shared.

Wowzers, after writing about the Food Network, a mention about creative cakes on Ace of Cakes and unhealthy habits of Americans I came across this vid of Queens rapper Nore’s birthday cake. Continue reading

Food Network Addicts Stand Up, Author Michael Pollan Has Some Words For You

Duff Goldman, founder of Charm City Cakes, dude on Ace of Cakes. And yes, those are cakes around him.

Recently Michael Pollan took a few shots at the Food Network. For those who don’t know Michael Pollan is an author, columnist, activist, who has written extensively about the food industry in the United States without being an evangelist for vegetarianism or veganism.

I like Ace of Cakes, sometimes BBQ with Bobby Flay and I always enjoy the thinking person’s cooking show Good Eats with Alton Brown. There is a lot that the Food Network is lacking as a whole though.

Sure there are people starving in the world and the Food Network would be like porn to them. I get that. Sure there are mega corporations running the food industry in the U.S. and most Americans have no idea where their food actually comes from. The Food Network offers no discussion of any of this.

It’s great that rappers like Homeboy Sandman that have such an array of subject matter and song titles that it makes my job that much easier. This Queens MC is a fan of variety which is pretty refreshing or should I say nutritious.

Sure they don’t and I caught that, but I didn’t consider some of the observations Michael Pollan put forth in a New York Times article called “Out of the Kitchen, Onto the Couch” where he discusses the fact that Americans have been watching food shows more while eating fast food and cooking less.

“How is it that we are so eager to watch other people browning beef cubes on screen but so much less eager to brown them ourselves? Continue reading