How did The Food Network get its start? Find out on this week’s episode of Sharp & Hot as Emily Peterson is joined by Allen Salkin, author of From Scratch: Inside the Food Network. The Food Network has risen from obscurity and ridicule in the early ’90s to become a powerhouse of cable television, transforming chefs like Emeril Lagasse and Paula Deen into celebrities and changing food culture forever. With a light wit and balanced perspective, Allen Salkin, a former food and media reporter for the New York Times, presents the definitive history of the network from inception to the present day. This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market





“Anthony Bourdain is the Mark Twain of all of this – he’s absolutely genius.” [15:00]


“Self help, self meditation – that’s the new frontier (in entertainment). We’re all just so busy these days.” [25:00]


–Allen Salkin on Sharp & Hot