Food Network Magazine
June/July 2009 Cover
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Food Network Magazine is a monthly food entertainment magazine founded by Hearst Corporation and Scripps Networks Interactive based on the latter's popular television network Food Network. The magazine debuted in 2008, originally as two newsstand-only test issues to be followed by the first official issue in June 2009. As of 2010, it reaches 5 million readers with each issue with a 1.35 million circulation. It is now published 10 times a year.
In October 2008, Hearst President Cathie Black announced that Hearst Magazines had partnered with Scripps Networks Interactive to develop Food Network Magazine. Maile Carpenter, who was working at Everyday with Rachael Ray, is the magazine's founding editor. The magazine started out with a 300,000 issue rate base guarantee to advertisers. Due to the tremendous growth of interest and subscribers generated by internet sales and television, that guarantee increased to 1.25 million after only 9 issues in 2009-2010.
Food Network Magazine is the only magazine in the epicurean category to offer unprecedented access to many of America's favorite TV chefs and reflects the fun, playful sensibility of the Food Network. Each issue features various Food Network talent throughout its pages, plus a behind-the-scenes look at their shows and kitchens. In addition, the magazine showcases great kitchen tools, food products, new restaurants, original recipes and the best food across America. Food Network Magazine appeals to food lovers and Food Network fans of all ages and culinary abilities, offering pages of accessible recipes and tips on entertaining.
Chefs that have been included in Food Network Magazine include Alton Brown, Guy Fieri, Bobby Flay, Ina Garten, Michael Symon, Melissa d'Arabian, Rachael Ray, Tyler Florence, Ellie Krieger, Ted Allen, Morimoto, Aida Mollenkamp, Anne Burrell, Aaron Sanchez, Jose Garces, Pat Neely, Sunny Anderson and Nigella Lawson.
In a relatively short amount of time, the magazine has received a number of accolades, including being named "Launch of the Year" by Folio, Advertising Age and min. In April 2010, Food Network Magazine was listed as #1 on Adweek's Hot List "10 under 60" for their first eligible year.
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