Cooking Channel

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Cooking Channel
Launched May 31, 2010; 6 years ago (2010-05-31)
Owned by Scripps Networks Interactive
(Cooking Channel, LLC.)
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Downgraded to letterboxed 480i for SDTV feed
Slogan Stay Hungry.
Headquarters Knoxville, Tennessee, US
Replaced Fine Living Network
Sister channel(s) DIY Network
Food Network
Great American Country
Travel Channel
DirecTV 232
Dish Network 113
Verizon FiOS 663
163 (SD)
AT&T U-verse 1456
456 (SD)
Streaming media
PlayStation Vue Internet Protocol television
Sling TV Internet Protocol television

Cooking Channel is an American cable channel owned by Scripps Networks Interactive. The channel is a spin-off of Food Network, broadcasting programming related to food and cooking. As opposed to its parent network's growing focus on reality and competition series, Cooking Channel is oriented towards insructional and chef-oriented programming—which have been largely displaced by the growth of Food Network's reality programming.[1] The network airs both new series, and archived programming from Food Network. Cooking Channel replaced Fine Living Network on May 31, 2010 (coinciding with the Memorial Day holiday), pushed ahead from a planned launch later in the year.[2][1]

As of February 2015, Cooking Channel is available to approximately 61,951,000 pay television households (53.2% of households with television) in the United States.[3]


Original series[edit]

Food Network stars Emeril Lagasse, Rachael Ray and Bobby Flay were among the first to air new programs on the channel, including Emeril's Fresh Food Fast, Week In a Day, and Brunch @ Bobby's.

Original programming included the Mo Rocca-hosted food education program Food(ography) and the combination reality TV series and cooking show Extra Virgin, featuring slice-of-life footage of actress Debi Mazar, her Italian chef husband Gabriele Cocoros, their two children, and assorted friends and family members. The weekly series Robert Earl's Be My Guest, which premiered in September 2014, features entrepreneur and restaurateur Robert Earl as he goes behind the velvet rope to share the best-of-the-best dining secrets and destinations. During February 2015, a new show, Unwrapped 2.0 (a revival of the original Fooed Network series Unwrapped) began airing.[4] Since September 2014 actress Haylie Duff presents Real Girl's Kitchen and Haylie's America.[5]

Other original series include Dinner at Tiffani's hosted by Tiffani Thiessen, Man Fire Food hosted by Roger Mooking, Food: Fact Or Fiction? hosted by Michael McKean, Tia Mowry at Home hosted by Tia Mowry, Cheap Eats hosted by Ali Khan, Carnival Eats hosted by Noah Cappe, Rev Run's Sunday Suppers hosted by Rev Run, Unique Eats, Unique Sweets, and Donut Showdown.


Shows airing on the Cooking Channel that are first to air in the United States but have previously aired outside the country come predominantly from cooks in Canada and Great Britain, such as Food Network Canada host David Rocco, who hosts the self-titled David Rocco's Dolce Vita and Irish chef Rachel Allen with Rachel Allen: Bake!. The following Cooking Channel programs are either "first to air in the U.S." or reruns that come from the Food Network library: A Cook's Tour, Ace of Cakes, Bill's Food, Bitchin' Kitchen, Caribbean Food Made Easy, Chuck's Day Off, Chinese Food Made Easy, Cupcake Wars, Drink Up, Easy Chinese San Francisco by Ching He Huang, Everyday Exotic, Everyday Italian with Giada De Laurentiis, FoodCrafters, Food Jammers, French Food at Home, Good Eats, Indian Food Made Easy, Iron Chef (original Japanese version), Iron Chef America, MasterChef Canada, Spice Goddess, Two Fat Ladies, and Tyler's Ultimate, in addition to various past programs hosted by Julia Child and Nigella Lawson.

International versions[edit]

A Canadian version of Cooking Channel launched on December 12, 2016. It is operated by Corus Entertainment, who also operates the Canadian version of Food Network.[6]


  1. ^ a b Another Cable Helping for Food Lovers, New York Times, February 18, 2010
  2. ^ Scripps Rebranding Fine Living Into Cooking Channel, MultiChannel News, October 8, 2009
  3. ^ Seidman, Robert (February 22, 2015). "List of how many homes each cable network is in as of February 2015". TV by the Numbers. Zap2it. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Cooking Channel Announces September 2014 Highlights". Broadway World. 4 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Real Girl's Kitchen". Cooking Channel. 2011-05-30. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Corus feeds the food genre with new channel". Realscreen. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 

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