They say that the kitchen is the heart of the home, and for good reason: food has always constituted an important aspect of family life. Mealtimes not only offer a perfect excuse for family members to break from their increasingly hectic everyday lives in order to spend time with one another, but also provide a great opportunity for home cooks to express their love by creating delicious meals for the entire family.
Many individuals’ culinary knowledge, abilities, and tastes are rooted in familial tradition—in time-honored recipes and preparation methods that have been passed down through generations of home cooks and served to generations of hungry men, women, and children. While there’s no reason to abandon your family’s tried-and-true lasagna recipe, The Food Network, available through DISH TV, offers hundreds of ways to expand your culinary horizons!
The Food Network offers something for every type of home cook. For those moms and dads who are looking for quick and easy weeknight meals, there’s Rachael Ray’s 30 Minute Meals, which features an array of delicious dishes that can easily be prepared in thirty minutes or less. Another go-to program for those seeking to start simple in their kitchen experiments is Jeff Mauro’s Sandwich King, wherein viewers can learn to make a meal out of a sandwich, and a sandwich out of a meal!
To learn about regional foods and diversify your cooking, you can tune in to such programs as California-based Giada De Laurentiis’s Giada at Home, Paula Deen’s southern-food spectacular Paula’s Best Dishes, and Ree Drummond’s Pioneer Woman, which features down-home recipes designed for casual and elegant dinners alike. To learn how to cook a variety of international foods, one need only check out Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa, which features an assortment of French, British, Italian, and Asian dishes. And for those who prefer to do their cooking outdoors, there’s Bobby Flay’s Barbeque Addiction, wherein the grill-master himself takes on everything from down-home-style barbeque to elegant seafood dishes, all in the great outdoors!
What’s more is that The Food Network allows you and your family to travel to inspiring culinary destinations from the comfort of your own home. By tuning in to Sunny Anderson’s Home Made in America, for instance, you can join her as she travels through the United States sampling signature dishes prepared by home cooks just like you! The Food Network also features a number of competitive cooking shows sure to both inspire the home cook and entertain the entire family—from Chef Wanted With Anne Burrell, which offers an inside look at the culinary industry, to Cupcake Wars, wherein top American bakers square off for a huge prize!
The Food Network is included with a number of DISH TV packages, from the Dish FAMILY package—a delicious deal of over fifty DISH channels at the promotional price of $19.99 per month—to the America’s Everything Pak, which includes thirty-one commercial-free movie channels in addition to the 250 channels included in the America’s Top 250 package! Not unlike the home cook, DISH TV offers something for everyone.