20 November 2017
Fans are invited to join the December 8th cook-along 
 
NEW YORK - November 20, 2017 - Food Network will go live Friday, December 8th with a multi-platform holiday Cookie Party, offering themed content across Facebook Live, Food Network Kitchen, new franchise Food Network Finds, as well as Food Network's Snapchat Discover channel and leading into Saturday's holiday-themed episode of the Emmy-nominated series, The Kitchen. This cookie extravaganza invites fans to join the celebration, bring along any questions they may have and will showcase Food Network's expertise across all things cookie and holiday alike.
 
"Our Cookie Party cook-along shows the full capacity of what we can do with our digital, linear and convergent platforms, offering content wherever our Food Network audience is," said Kathleen Finch, Chief Programming, Content, and Brand Officer of Scripps Networks Interactive. "Holidays and cookies go hand-in-hand, and this is a great way to celebrate the season while also entertaining fans."
 
Food Network will go live on Facebook starting at 11am ET with Food Network Kitchen: Office Hours offering advice on all things holiday cookies. Food Network Kitchen chefs and staff will recreate some of the most popular cookie recipes fans have grown to love, all while answering fan questions in real time.
 
Later in the afternoon, Food Network Finds, the popular social franchise, will offer audiences an afternoon cookie-snack when they bring viewers live into a famous New York City bakery.
 
#InspiredBy, the social convergent series that highlights aspirational food exploration, will feature an exciting, over-the-top cookie created by Food Network Kitchen's Sarah Balke; and continue to inspire fans alongside Food Network's newest holiday series, Christmas Cookie Challenge, Monday nights at 10pm ET.
 
Food Network's Snapchat Discover channel live story will be celebrating all things gingerbread, as well as looking to break the Guinness Book of World Records set for tallest gingerbread cookie tower.
 
Sit back, relax, and watch some soothing frosting magic happen as Decorating 101 introduces various ways to flood and decorate cookies.
 
The entire day-long event will offer a unique opportunity for audiences to interact with experts and virtually sample recipes, as well as take away helpful tips on how to make their own holiday celebrations a little sweeter. For more information, visit http://www.foodnetwork.com/fn-dish and join the cookie-filled celebration using #CookiePartyLive. 
 
 
FOOD NETWORK (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers' best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring, empowering and entertaining through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to nearly 100 million U.S. households and draws over 46 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine's rate base has grown 13 times and is the #2 best-selling monthly magazine on the newsstand, with 13.9 million readers.  Headquartered in New York, Food Network has a growing international presence with programming in more than 150 countries, including 24-hour networks in the United Kingdom, Asia, and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Scripps Networks Interactive (NASDAQ: SNI), which also owns and operates Cooking Channel (www,cookingchanneltv.com), HGTV (www.hgtv.com), DIY Network (www.diynetwork.com), Travel Channel (www.travelchannel.com) and Great American Country (www.gactv.com), is the manager and general partner.

ABOUT SCRIPPS LIFESTYLE STUDIOS Launched in December 2015, Scripps Lifestyle Studios is a digital business division of Scripps Networks Interactive, created to drive digital content innovation and advertising solutions. Combining the digital content operations of HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, Cooking Channel, DIY Network, Great American Country, and Genius Kitchen, this full service editorial unit spearheads development of compelling lifestyle experiences across social media, apps, websites, third party offerings, and more. Scripps Lifestyle Studios operates physical locations through the Food Network Kitchen in New York and the HGTV Studio in Knoxville, Tennessee. For more information, visit www.scrippslifestylestudios.com.
 
 
 
 
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