A Whole New Season of TV Dinners
The Food Network is cooking up some brand-new shows.
By LORRIE GUTTMAN
For foodies, the Fourth of July is only the start of a celebration week -- because on the
fifth of July, Food Network's new schedule gets cooking.
And what an ambitious schedule it is.
We're talking about nine new shows, plus new episodes of already established series.
Food Network (cable 50) has widened its scope, to include more out-of-the-kitchen
experiences. It's added novelty shows, too, and we can only hope they won't be goofy.
In "Good Eats," the network says, "Filmmaker and food expert Alton Brown
takes a little of Andy Rooney, throws in a spot of 'Saturday Night Live' and for good measure, adds a little
bit of theatre. A new magazine show, "Best Of," covers the country looking for
the "best of" a certain food. Each week's theme is different: best deli, best seafood, best soul food,
best restaurant views.