Food Network, Here We Come!

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2011-08-18 09:04:51 -0500
Started 2008-09-22 02:01:06 -0500

It came up in another discussion that there is not a cooking show out there on national TV that helps us deal with our diabetes. I kind of joked about starting a show called "The Decadant Diabetic" and you know what…we should do something about it.

I visited the Food Network website and got the contact information. Here are the rules:

"1. I have an idea for a new Food Network Show. Where Should I send it?
Food Network appreciates your interest in suggesting ideas, but we accept series and specials proposals only from television production companies with national or major market production credentials. If you are a production company, please send us your credentials and a history of your production experience only. After reviewing them, Food Network will determine whether or not to send you a release form with a request for further information.
Do not send any pitch ideas or proposals at this time, as they will be returned unread.
Please send your company's credentials to:"

Food Network
75 Ninth Avenue
NY NY 10011
attention: Submissions

Obviously, I do not have these cridentials, but if someone out there does, or knows someone who does, we could be on to something.

17 replies

GabbyPA 2011-08-18 08:48:33 -0500 Report

I went back to the Diabetic Chef website and found a page where we can sign up and get newsletters, recipes and more. When you sign up, there is a space for comments. Ask him again to consider contacting the Food Network with his show. Maybe if we all encourage him to do that, he will consider it.

GabbyPA 2011-08-17 20:40:38 -0500 Report

This is something whose time has come. Is there anyone out there who had the credentials to approach the Food Network??

Lori Dee
Lori Dee 2008-09-25 08:25:26 -0500 Report

This is great, way to go!

I admire you so much for taking control of your body and the diabetes on your own. That's amazing.

GabbyPA 2008-09-23 09:08:50 -0500 Report

Very intersting news. I spoke with Chris Smith the Diabetic Chef today. Really wonderful guy whose heart and soul are into getting the tools out to us and getting people back into the kitchen, cooking for our health.
Here is what I found out.

He is actually getting ready to go into production with PBS to do his own show! How cool is that? He is a contributor to the Diabetic Living Magazine by Better Homes and Gardens and has been doing this since 1993.

So guys, it looks like we might have our wish after all.
There might be more to come on this, so keep tracking it, so you can be the frist to hear about his new venture!

butterfly_8 2008-09-22 04:43:58 -0500 Report

Good news Gabby. Thanks for the the idea.

caspersmama 2008-09-22 05:45:53 -0500 Report

Food network did have 2 shows about low carbs on a couple of years ago. One did deal with diabetic dishes sometimes because the host had been diagnosed when overweight but had lost a lot of weight. i quess they did not do well because neither one is on now. But one specifically about diabetes would be great. I like the guy on Dlife. His recipes are good I have tried them. Maybe he should do it?

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-09-22 04:11:47 -0500 Report

Gabby , I di 3 years at a vocational school for Restaurant trades. What my friend and I am doing now is trying to convert recipes to low carb, low fat, and low sugar or no sugar. Let me in on any forthcomings !!!

GabbyPA 2008-09-22 04:19:32 -0500 Report

That is fantastic. We need more. I am very interested in cooking without toxins such as Splenda, Aspertame, MSG, and using unprocessed foods. I think it is great to get us going in the right direction.
Any suggestions on ways we can contact people who could take our cause to the national cicruit?

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