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Sep 17, 1999 11:44 AM

Food Network Recipes

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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
( 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rapidly outdated.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"


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  1. 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

      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

        > 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

          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.

    2. 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!