30 September 2015

BERTINELLI INVITES FOOD NETWORK VIEWERS BACK INTO HER KITCHEN FOR MORE OF HER FAVORITE RECIPES

Series Returns Saturday, November 7th at 12:30pm ET/PT

NEW YORK - Golden Globe® award-winning actress and best-selling cookbook author Valerie Bertinelli is back sharing her flavor and flair for creating mouthwatering recipes on Valerie's Home Cooking, beginning on Saturday, November 7th at 12:30pm ET/PT on Food Network. Whether it is a fun poker night, an irresistible Thanksgiving feast, or just a simple Sunday dinner, Valerie offers her tips and tricks for preparing crowd-pleasing, homemade dishes that everyone will enjoy!

"Audiences were charmed by Valerie's talents in the kitchen as she prepared delicious, modern, easy-to-make recipes for friends and family. Now, on the return of Valerie's Home Cooking, viewers will get a bigger bite of her passion for cooking homemade meals to share with those that she loves most," said Bob Tuschman, General Manager and Senior Vice President Programming, Food Network.

Each of the 13 half-hour long episodes are filled with tasty food, great company and lots of laughs, as Valerie invites friends and family over for some hearty home cooking. On the premiere, Valerie has a full house when she invites friends Michael Burger, Duff Goldman and Jenny Johnson over for a fun night of poker. She ups the ante with a menu full of finger foods, including Southwest Eggrolls with homemade Salsa Dipping Sauce, retro Rumaki Teriyaki, and bite-sized Ham, Apple and Cheddar Sliders. Everyone is a winner after they go all in on this meal!

Over the course of the season, Valerie entertains with her favorite recipes, including a satisfying meal of Spicy Coconut Shrimp after a busy day of errands with her husband Tom Vitale, a fab dinner for fab friends with elegant Peppered Beef Tenderloin, a meal fit for a French chef full of melt-in-your-mouth Corn & Cauliflower with Bourbon Infused Butter, and a comforting meal with actress Faith Ford of slow-cooked Rice & Beans. Valerie's skills in the kitchen are sure to impress, from the perfect Thanksgiving feast trimmed with Valerie's homemade turkey gravy to a sweet start to a healthy New Year with a longtime friend Mackenzie Phillips with Mini Pear Compote Crumble with Maple Yogurt. Sharing good food with good company is one of the things Valerie enjoys most, so come into her kitchen to see what is cooking.

Fans can find Valerie's family-inspired recipes, go behind-the-scenes to learn more about her cooking influences, family and rescue dog in photo and video exclusives on FoodNetwork.com/Valerie. They can also join the conversation on Twitter using #HomeCooking.

Two-time Golden Globe® award-winning actress, Valerie Bertinelli, first became a household name for her role as Barbara on CBS' long-running series, One Day At A Time. Over the years, her career expanded to include television personality, spokesperson and best-selling New York Times author of Losing It, Finding It: And Satisfying My Hunger for Life Without Opening the Fridge and One Dish At A Time. Bertinelli has also helped develop, produce and star in several television movies and mini-series, and in August 2012 she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She most recently stared as Melanie Moretti in TV Land's critically-acclaimed sitcom Hot in Cleveland, and co-hosted Food Network's Kids Baking Championship.

Valerie's Home Cooking is produced by Bunim/Murray Productions in association with Bertinelli/Grossbart/Schwartz.

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 more than 100 million U.S. households and up to 35 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine's rate base has grown 13 times and is now the third largest monthly magazine on the newsstand, with over 12.4 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 (NYSE: 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.

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