About the book From Scratch: Inside the Food Network

NOW OUT from Putnam/Penguin - From Scratch: Inside The Food Network. A behind-the-scenes look at the history and the personalities that have made The Food Network what it is today. 

America has come a long way from the handful of “dump and stir” cooking shows of the 1970s and 80s to the vast and vibrant television food scene of today, when most of the population seems to be on a first-name basis with the likes of Bobby (Flay), Ina (Garten, the Barefoot Contessa) and Mario (Batali). From Scratch contains insight from over 200 interviews with people involved with The Food Network both past and present. Situated at the sweet spot where business, media, and food meet, From Scratch is author Allen Salkin’s highly entertaining, eye-opening look at a major pop culture phenomenon.

From Scratch was named by NPR as one of the best books of 2013.

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