On May 31, the Fine Living Channel relaunch as The Cooking Channel, broadcasting to nearly 50 million homes, reports Multichannel News.
At the Scripps upfront on April 20, plans were announced for The Cooking Channel including a show about cocktails called "Drink Up" with Darryl Robinson, the Hudson Hotel master mixologist; "Foodcrafters" hosted by Food Network’s Aida Mollenkamp about handmade, craft cooking from around America; Mo Rocca’s "Foodography" about culinary trends past and present; and "Food Jammers," set in the Jammer’s warehouse studio and presenting culinary contraptions.
There will also be classic episodes from Julia Child and "The Galloping Gourmet," plus Food Network library features like "Everyday Italian" with Giada De Laurentiis.
In the fall, two major Food Network stars — Rachael Ray and Bobby Flay — will debut new shows. "Rachael’s Week In A Day" will have Ray presenting a week’s worth of meals, while "Brunch @ Bobby’s" will focus on Flay’s fascination with the midday meal.