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Friday, March 29, 2013

Children’s Books, Food Network Style

It’s no secret that I love The Food Network~ it’s right over there on my Blogger profile bio. I love it so much that I *nearly* wrote a letter to the network a few years ago, detailing why they should come up with a children’s cartoon called “The Little Chefs.”
*aka, did some thinking about it while looking at Mario Batali marinara sauce and having my little daughter tug on my legs at the grocery store*

That’s right, I wanted them to create a tv show with a 6-year-old Emeril Lagasse, Paula Deen, Guy Fieri, Sunny Anderson, Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis, Mario Batali, and especially a 6-year-old Alton Brown. 


How adorable would that show be???  Little Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto getting into a playground fight with Little Robert Irvine.


Little Paula Deen getting upset with Little Bobby Flay for setting up a rival lemonade/fried chicken stand?

It still makes me happy just to think about that imaginary show.

Sadly, as far as I know (PLEASE correct me if I’m wrong), a cartoon version of Food Network chefs isn’t coming to your television anytime soon, BUT something even better is:

A CHILDREN'S BOOK SERIES BY GIADA!!

According to GalleyCat:
Food Network star and cookbook author Giada De Laurentiis has inked a deal with to publish a children’s book series.
The series … is aimed at readers ages 7-10 and follows brother and sister Alfie and Emilia as they are transported to famous food cities around the world, where they learn first-hand how food cannot only take you places but can also bring you back home.




44 comments:

  1. I love your obsession! And the cartoon sounds hilarious. :D Here's to hoping Giada's books are great!

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    1. Thanks Janet~ I'm hoping they're great too!

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  2. Have you watched The Great British Bake-off yet? Best baking show, Evar!

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    1. Haven't seen it! I'll look into it, thanks :)

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    2. It's available on YouTube. LOVE that show.

      PS: Glad you snagged a Junie B., book. Such a great series.

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  3. Sounds like a cool story idea. Awesome that you love The Food Channel. My husband does too. I don't have enough time to sit and watch it.

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    1. It's my one tv indulgence (okay, the Travel Channel as well). I don't really watch much tv at all anymore--free time always goes to writing--but when I DO watch, it's usually food/travel-related.

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  4. My girl Paula would 'whip' Bobby into a custard! :D

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  5. What an inspirational blog. I am really such a big fan of these kind of stuff. I am very glad to come across such a nice information. I love food and recipes all the time. I would love to recommend it to others. Summer Sausage

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  6. Mrs. Ninja is also obsessed with the food network, which leads to me eating better meals:) I think a kid's cooking show is a great idea and would be a lot of fun!

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    1. Thanks Ninja! Mrs. Ninja sounds like a wise woman :)

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  7. Not having TV, I have never seen The Food Network, although, as the cooker in the house, I would probably watch it from time to time just to get ideas. Oh, well...
    Sounds like it could be a good book series, though? I guess.
    They should totally make your cartoon!

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    1. The book series sounds like my kind of plot~ hope it turns out as yummy as it sounds! Still majorly impressed with your lack of television.

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  8. I don't actually much think about it anymore. I haven't "watched TV" since I was about 15.

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    1. I bet your brain is packed with much better information than my television commercial-soaked brain contains! :)

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  9. Love the little chef idea. They really should do that.

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    1. Thanks, Kirsten~ a girl can dream :)

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  10. What a charming idea! I still think it has a lot of merit. Have a great weekend!

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    1. You too~ hope you had a happy Easter!

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  11. I love your ideas! Maybe you should pitch to SNL instead of the Food Network... :-)

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    1. Ha! But SNL would just make fun of it, and I'm quite serious about the show ;)

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  12. Cool! I confess I don't watch any cable so I'm in teh dark with your post, but I like the sound of Giada's book. Good to see you around again Jess! Take care!

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    1. Food Network and Travel Channel are pretty much the only cable channels we watch. Well, that and the Golf Channel, which my hubby LOVES :)

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  13. Food, international travel, and middle grade--three of my favorite things! I'll definitely want to check this series out. Jess, you're always in the know about such cool stuff!

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    1. With the subject matter of your book, I thought you might be interested (ANYBODY READING THIS: TARA HAS AN AWESOME MIDDLE GRADE BOOK COMING OUT NEXT SUMMER!).

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  14. I love your idea! And you should still ink that letter...perhaps suggest yourself as the writer :)

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    1. Oooo, a nice dream, but I think they'd go with someone a little more established. Correction, AT ALL established :) Too bad for me :)

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  15. I miss Food Network, especially Giada (got rid of our cable to save money). Then again I'm on a diet now, so maybe not a good idea! But a pair of kids getting transported to famous food cities around the world??? In love!

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    1. I'm really hoping it's as yummy as it sounds. If you're on a diet, then you should watch Bizarre Foods to curb your appetite ;)

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  16. Sounds interesting even though I'm a bit eh about it.
    I like your idea a lot better though. :)

    ~Akoss

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