Food Network: The Perfect Recipe for your Quarantine

Since being at home, I’ve been watching everything I possibly can that I couldn’t before. I know that any chance I could get, even if I were busy, was to take a break and watch the Food Network Channel. Any chance I got, I would turn my television and just binge watch as much as I could.

Now that I have nothing but time on my hands, I’m pretty sure I’ve cooked up more than I can handle. My roommates are tired of seeing dishes piled up in the sink from another “special recipe” that I’ve cooked up. I mean hey, they aren’t mad for long when they try the dish. Also, I clean up the kitchen, so it’s a win for all of us. I love how Food Network has accommodated to what’s going on around the world.

As most TV channels, I expected more reruns than anything. But Food Network took quarantine to a whole other level, and I’m enjoying it. They are not letting that stop them from cooking and putting on shows. Instead of putting things on hold, they just took the show on the road to cooking in their kitchen.

According to Food Network President Courtney White, she told CNN Entertainment “the network’s ratings went up. This was the highest ratings that they have ever seen in seven years. Increases averaging 20- 30% on any given week, and some parts of its daytime lineup have even increased as much as 70%.”

White also spoke on how more men are watching as well, due to the lack of sports entertainment that is on television. So, what other better way to fill that space than by watching some good cooking entertainment. I mean, this can also be a good thing. Ladies, let the guys try a hand with a few spices in the kitchen because they might surprise you.

Not being able to travel to different places to explore fresh food can be a challenge. But who says you can’t do that in the comfort of your kitchen?

Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives

We all know Guy Fieri with his spiked blonde hair and his infamous show where he travels to diners for some delicious eateries. Now, he’s taking it quarantine style and revisiting places that he’s visited but in his kitchen.

Robert Irvine’s Restaurant Impossible

Maybe a sweeter version of Kitchen Nightmares, but hey, he transforms these restaurants just as good. For his quarantine style transformations, Irvine revisits places and checks up on restaurants that he’s been. He sees how they have been doing since the change via video chat and catches viewers up.

Symon’s Dinners Cooking Out 

A new show that’s on Food Network by Chef Michael Symon is called “Symon’s Dinners Cooking Out.” Initially, these self-shot cooking videos were shown on Facebook Live. But with the views reaching 30 million, it’s now moved to Food Network for an even bigger episode.

Amy Schumer Learns to Cook 

Our favorite comedian and her husband Chef Chris Fischer, have come together to create the perfect quarantine-style cooking show that we all need. With Amy in the kitchen who knows what’s bound to happen.


Jori Ayers is a Staff Writer at Grit Daily based in Tampa, Florida. She was formerly with the editorial team at Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine.

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