Food Network Dishes Out Latest Food Trends With First-Ever Web-Only Series, 'Eat This With Dave Lieberman'

13-Part Original Broadband Series Launches November 21 on FoodNetwork.com

To Spotlight Latest Food Trends, Kitchen Gadgets and Cuisine Crazes Across The

U.S.



Oct 28, 2005, 01:00 ET from Scripps Networks

    NEW YORK, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Coming soon to a computer near you -
 Alligator sausage. Jurassic salt.  Edible menus.  Four-star gourmet "pop
 rocks." The edgiest and most innovative trends across the U.S. will be
 spotlighted in Food Network's first-ever web-exclusive series,
 "Eat This With Dave Lieberman."  The most popular food and cooking site on the
 web, FoodNetwork.com, will launch the series on Monday, Nov. 21.
     Hosted by the critically acclaimed young chef, author and host of "Good
 Deal With Dave Lieberman," each of the 13 episodes will visit several of the
 hottest spots in five major U.S. cities, New York, Chicago, Seattle, San
 Francisco and Miami, to focus on hot new trends and crazes in cuisine.
 Lieberman will delve into everything from science-influenced food (in such
 famed places as NYC's WD-50 and Chicago's Moto) to specialty meats (alligator,
 kangaroo, elk) and flavored salt (smoked, Hawaiian red and Maldon) to spicy
 sweets (chocolate truffles and bars flavored with curry, goat cheese and
 basil).
     In addition to the videos in the web series, FoodNetwork.com will provide
 a travelogue of all the places, with additional educational information and
 related links, as well as showcasing the most popular and unique eateries in
 those cities.
     The concept for "Eat This With Dave Lieberman" was developed by Food
 Network as the perfect opportunity to kick off Scripps Networks' launch into
 series programming via broadband by utilizing one of its key talents.  "We
 want to take advantage of the immediacy of the Internet - combined with the
 culinary authority of Food Network - to quickly inform the general public
 about what's going on in the food world," said Brooke Johnson, president of
 Food Network. "America's culinary industry is full of passion, energy, and
 some eccentricity, which makes for a great combination. We're trying to
 capture that pulse of excitement with the series' episodes."
     Beginning Nov. 21, FoodNetwork.com will post three new episodes each week.
 Each episode will be three to five minutes long, and bonus footage will be
 provided for all key points in the clip, allowing users to navigate in and out
 of the episode and into supplementary clips.  Shorter 60-second versions of
 these episodes will air on Food Network.
     The URL for the series is: http://foodnetwork.com/eatthis .
 
     FoodNetwork.com currently offers hundreds of streaming videos that detail
 the how-to instructions for culinary projects and recipes. "Eat This With Dave
 Lieberman" marks the network's first foray into shooting original content for
 a multi-part online series. It is also the first Internet-only series for all
 of the websites owned and operated by Scripps Networks, which also include
 HGTV, DIY Network, FINE LIVING, Great American Country (GAC) as well as
 electronic retailer Shop at Home.
 
     "Good Deal with Dave Lieberman" airs Saturdays at 1:30 pm (ET/PT) on Food
 Network. In "Good Deal," Lieberman keeps things quick, easy and inexpensive,
 giving viewers practical tips on keeping quality up and costs down.
 
     Topics and Trends included in "Eat This With Dave Lieberman":
 
     * Scientific - Avant Garde Cuisine: Lieberman visits New York City's WD-50
       and Venue along with Chicago's Moto, which provide extreme cuisines such
       as edible, gastronomic menus and science-influenced food like liquid
       nitrogen poured over popcorn.
 
     * Spiced Chocolates:  Chocolatiers all over the country are adding unusual
       spices to their homemade truffles and chocolate bars - from curry and
       Japanese purple potato to goat cheese and basil.
 
     * Specialty Meats: Kangaroo, elk, buffalo, alligator, waygu, and organic,
       free-range beef are growing in popularity around the States.
 
     * High Quality Fast Food:  Four-star chefs are opening up quick, high-
       quality lunch & dinner spots for customers on the go. These include New
       York City's Shake Shack, Rickshaw, and Daisy May's along with Chicago's
       Hot Doug's.
 
     * Mixology:  Classic cocktails from the Manhattan to the Sidecar are
       making a serious comeback as the Cosmo begins to fall out of style.
 
     * Flavored Salt:  Smoked salt, Hawaiian red salt, Maldon sea salt,
       Jurassic salt and more are popping up in restaurants across the country.
 
     * Dessert Bars:  New trends cater to the after-dinner crowd looking for a
       sweet bite paired with a nice wine or cocktail. New York City's
       Chikalicious, Cocoa Bar, The Chocolate Room; Chicago's Hot Chocolate and
       San Francisco's Citizen Cake are all highlighted.
 
     * Holiday gifts and Traditional holiday dinners:  Great places for great
       gadgets and where to go to get the best taste of home including the
       Mankas Lodge in San Francisco.
 
     * Small Plates:  Twists on the traditional Spanish tapas are popping up
       all over the place.  These small plates are a big trend in cities such
       as New York, Chicago and Seattle.
 
     * Great Wines Under $10:  A fine wine doesn't have to empty out your
       wallet.  Dave highlights where to find some of the best buys including
       Kafka Wines in Chicago and Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant in San Francisco.
 
     FOOD NETWORK (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network and
 website that strives to surprise and engage its viewers with likable hosts,
 personalities and the variety of things they do with food.  The network is
 committed to exploring new, different and interesting ways to approach food -
 through pop culture, adventure and travel - while also expanding its
 repertoire of technique-based information. Distributed to more than 88 million
 U.S. households and five million website users, Food Network ranks first among
 ad-supported cable networks for year-to-year subscriber growth and first among
 food websites.
     With headquarters in New York City and offices in Atlanta, Los Angeles,
 Chicago, Detroit and Knoxville, Food Network can be seen internationally in
 Canada, Australia, Korea, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, Monaco,
 Andorra, Africa, France, and the French-speaking territories in the Caribbean
 and Polynesia. The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE:   SSP), which also owns and
 operates Home & Garden Television (HGTV), DIY Network, FINE LIVING, Great
 American Country (GAC) and Shop at Home, is the manager and general partner.
 
 

SOURCE Scripps Networks
    NEW YORK, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Coming soon to a computer near you -
 Alligator sausage. Jurassic salt.  Edible menus.  Four-star gourmet "pop
 rocks." The edgiest and most innovative trends across the U.S. will be
 spotlighted in Food Network's first-ever web-exclusive series,
 "Eat This With Dave Lieberman."  The most popular food and cooking site on the
 web, FoodNetwork.com, will launch the series on Monday, Nov. 21.
     Hosted by the critically acclaimed young chef, author and host of "Good
 Deal With Dave Lieberman," each of the 13 episodes will visit several of the
 hottest spots in five major U.S. cities, New York, Chicago, Seattle, San
 Francisco and Miami, to focus on hot new trends and crazes in cuisine.
 Lieberman will delve into everything from science-influenced food (in such
 famed places as NYC's WD-50 and Chicago's Moto) to specialty meats (alligator,
 kangaroo, elk) and flavored salt (smoked, Hawaiian red and Maldon) to spicy
 sweets (chocolate truffles and bars flavored with curry, goat cheese and
 basil).
     In addition to the videos in the web series, FoodNetwork.com will provide
 a travelogue of all the places, with additional educational information and
 related links, as well as showcasing the most popular and unique eateries in
 those cities.
     The concept for "Eat This With Dave Lieberman" was developed by Food
 Network as the perfect opportunity to kick off Scripps Networks' launch into
 series programming via broadband by utilizing one of its key talents.  "We
 want to take advantage of the immediacy of the Internet - combined with the
 culinary authority of Food Network - to quickly inform the general public
 about what's going on in the food world," said Brooke Johnson, president of
 Food Network. "America's culinary industry is full of passion, energy, and
 some eccentricity, which makes for a great combination. We're trying to
 capture that pulse of excitement with the series' episodes."
     Beginning Nov. 21, FoodNetwork.com will post three new episodes each week.
 Each episode will be three to five minutes long, and bonus footage will be
 provided for all key points in the clip, allowing users to navigate in and out
 of the episode and into supplementary clips.  Shorter 60-second versions of
 these episodes will air on Food Network.
     The URL for the series is: http://foodnetwork.com/eatthis .
 
     FoodNetwork.com currently offers hundreds of streaming videos that detail
 the how-to instructions for culinary projects and recipes. "Eat This With Dave
 Lieberman" marks the network's first foray into shooting original content for
 a multi-part online series. It is also the first Internet-only series for all
 of the websites owned and operated by Scripps Networks, which also include
 HGTV, DIY Network, FINE LIVING, Great American Country (GAC) as well as
 electronic retailer Shop at Home.
 
     "Good Deal with Dave Lieberman" airs Saturdays at 1:30 pm (ET/PT) on Food
 Network. In "Good Deal," Lieberman keeps things quick, easy and inexpensive,
 giving viewers practical tips on keeping quality up and costs down.
 
     Topics and Trends included in "Eat This With Dave Lieberman":
 
     * Scientific - Avant Garde Cuisine: Lieberman visits New York City's WD-50
       and Venue along with Chicago's Moto, which provide extreme cuisines such
       as edible, gastronomic menus and science-influenced food like liquid
       nitrogen poured over popcorn.
 
     * Spiced Chocolates:  Chocolatiers all over the country are adding unusual
       spices to their homemade truffles and chocolate bars - from curry and
       Japanese purple potato to goat cheese and basil.
 
     * Specialty Meats: Kangaroo, elk, buffalo, alligator, waygu, and organic,
       free-range beef are growing in popularity around the States.
 
     * High Quality Fast Food:  Four-star chefs are opening up quick, high-
       quality lunch & dinner spots for customers on the go. These include New
       York City's Shake Shack, Rickshaw, and Daisy May's along with Chicago's
       Hot Doug's.
 
     * Mixology:  Classic cocktails from the Manhattan to the Sidecar are
       making a serious comeback as the Cosmo begins to fall out of style.
 
     * Flavored Salt:  Smoked salt, Hawaiian red salt, Maldon sea salt,
       Jurassic salt and more are popping up in restaurants across the country.
 
     * Dessert Bars:  New trends cater to the after-dinner crowd looking for a
       sweet bite paired with a nice wine or cocktail. New York City's
       Chikalicious, Cocoa Bar, The Chocolate Room; Chicago's Hot Chocolate and
       San Francisco's Citizen Cake are all highlighted.
 
     * Holiday gifts and Traditional holiday dinners:  Great places for great
       gadgets and where to go to get the best taste of home including the
       Mankas Lodge in San Francisco.
 
     * Small Plates:  Twists on the traditional Spanish tapas are popping up
       all over the place.  These small plates are a big trend in cities such
       as New York, Chicago and Seattle.
 
     * Great Wines Under $10:  A fine wine doesn't have to empty out your
       wallet.  Dave highlights where to find some of the best buys including
       Kafka Wines in Chicago and Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant in San Francisco.
 
     FOOD NETWORK (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network and
 website that strives to surprise and engage its viewers with likable hosts,
 personalities and the variety of things they do with food.  The network is
 committed to exploring new, different and interesting ways to approach food -
 through pop culture, adventure and travel - while also expanding its
 repertoire of technique-based information. Distributed to more than 88 million
 U.S. households and five million website users, Food Network ranks first among
 ad-supported cable networks for year-to-year subscriber growth and first among
 food websites.
     With headquarters in New York City and offices in Atlanta, Los Angeles,
 Chicago, Detroit and Knoxville, Food Network can be seen internationally in
 Canada, Australia, Korea, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, Monaco,
 Andorra, Africa, France, and the French-speaking territories in the Caribbean
 and Polynesia. The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE:   SSP), which also owns and
 operates Home & Garden Television (HGTV), DIY Network, FINE LIVING, Great
 American Country (GAC) and Shop at Home, is the manager and general partner.
 
 SOURCE  Scripps Networks