Hearst Magazines and Food Network will create Food Network Magazine, a publication about food and entertaining that will be tested in the market starting this fall. The magazine will appeal to food lovers and Food Network fans of all ages and culinary abilities, offering pages of accessible recipes and tips, as well as unprecedented access to America's favorite Food Network stars.
The premiere issue is scheduled to hit newsstands nationwide on October 14, with a second test issue planned for January. Initial distribution will be 300,000 copies. Maile Carpenter, formerly executive editor of Every Day with Rachael Ray, is the magazine's editor-in-chief.
The magazine concept is to feature various Food Network talent -- from the Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten to Paula Deen, Guy Fieri, Alton Brown and Tyler Florence -- throughout its pages, offering readers their personal tips, tricks and recipes, plus a behind-the-scenes look at their shows and kitchens. Recipes from the Food Network Kitchens will be divided into easy weeknight meals and dishes more suited to weekend entertaining. In addition, the magazine will showcase great kitchen tools, food products, new restaurants, original recipes and the best food across America.