Food Network Recipes
A disussion in a thread on Tiramisu inspired me to
email TVFN to ask them to archive their recipes. I
doubt my single request will get their attention, but
if everyone else who is interested in this happening
would send them a note, I'm sure they'd have to
respond. The link to the "send comments" area on
their website is below. Here is the note I sent to
"Could you please archive the recipes? I
understand that there are too many recipes to keep
associated with each show for a long term basis, but
perhaps an archive just listing all the recipes,
searchable by name, show and main ingredients would be
possible. Many other sites do this sort of thing, and
the files aren't too large because they are usually in
a simple text format. A food related site I frequent
(chowhound.com) prohibits the posting of copyrighted
material, suggesting people post links to the
recipes/articles instead. This works for most things,
except the Food Network. As you do not keep recipes
online for more than two weeks, any link becomes
Thank you for your attention, Rachel Perlow"
Great idea. I've often been frustrated trying to
find a particular recipe on their site and will
certainly follow-up with an e-mail request similar
to yours. BTW, I just caught the Martha Stewart show
aired on TVFN last night (home early because of the
weather). She seems a lot less objectionable than
I've heard. Then again, I haven't had a lot of
exposure to her. What do you think of the show?
re: christina z
Christina, you should check out the "Not About Food"
sector of the message boards, where a bunch of us very
recently got into quite a tizzy over Martha Stewart. Few
public personalities elicit such disparate, visceral
I like her cooking segments very much, and have used
several of "her" recipes, with invariably good results.
re: Gourmet Guy
> Christina, you should check out the "Not About Food"
>sector of the message boards, where a bunch of us
>very recently got into quite a tizzy over Martha
"Quite a tizzy" indeed!
Re: her show on TVFN. It's nice to get an all cooking
segments version of her show. However, be aware that
it is not new material. Like her 1/2 hour weekend
show, it is recycled from her 1 hour daily show. This
is fine if you just want "the best of Martha Stewart
cooking segments," but if you watch the daily show, it
is all repeats.
re: Rachel Perlow
Yes, it's unfortunate that TVFN is so hard up for
new material. Repeats of the live (really live not
fake live like Emeril and Sissy Bigger's show)
shows are good for those who can't watch the
actual live broadcast but the other repeats really
get tiresome. I used to like the vintage Julia
Child tapes they were running for a while and wish
they'd dig up more pre-Food Network cooking shows