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Rachel Perlow Sep 17, 1999 11:44 AM

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
rapidly outdated.
Thank you for your attention, Rachel Perlow"

Link: http://www.foodtv.com/fn/contact/webc...

  1. l
    Liza Sep 22, 1999 02:59 PM

    Food Network is currently redesigning their website.
    If I hear about an archive, I will post here on
    Chowhound. Also, I if I can get any suggestions to
    them, I will!

    1. c
      christina z Sep 17, 1999 02:05 PM

      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?

      3 Replies
      1. re: christina z
        Gourmet Guy Sep 19, 1999 03:30 PM

        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.

        So there!

        1. re: Gourmet Guy
          Rachel Perlow Sep 22, 1999 12:31 PM

          > 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.


          1. re: Rachel Perlow
            christina z Sep 22, 1999 04:00 PM

            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
            to rerun.

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