Cooking Channel from June 1"Modern people pursue tastes, fashions and fun through food. They enjoy delicious food in a cool atmosphere with amusing conversation or events. Our channel will become an infortainment (information+entertainment) focused channel."
A channel that deals with only cooking for 18 hours a day will go on the air June 1. Starting at 8:00 a.m., Channel F (www.chf.co.kr) will provide viewers with a variety of cooking programs under the slogan 'Enjoyable food, delicious TV.'
The channel covers all kinds of cooking-related information from homemade food to hotel recipes to news about markets, health, diet and dining out. The channel will broadcast a total of 16 shows including 6 daily programs, 5 weekend programs and 5 foreign cooking programs. The foreign programs will be provided by the American cable channel The Food Network. Channel F is also working on a co-production with a Japanese satellite broadcasting company to provide Japanese cooking programs.
Park Won-se. president of Channel F, says "We launched a cooking focused Internet broadcasting site this March and have surveyed the viewer's demands...The main targets are housewives and workers and we will broadcast sensuous, practical programs that fit their taste."
The program that Channel F is most excited about is 'Making Hotel Dishes at Home', which will be shown Monday to Friday at 11:00 am. The show, hosted by hotel chef Ho Soo-kyung, will introduce hotel recipes such as her exclusive Italian and French dishes. Another show,'Doctor Cook' hosted by Gang Ho-dong, will focus on the preparation of health foods. A doctor and a chef will jointly host the show and inform people about how to eat healthy.
'Kim Yeon-joo's Beginner Cooking' will teach basic recipes for newlyweds and young housewives. People can learn how to make kimchi and dwenjang (soy bean paste) stew with popular chef Kim Ha-jin. 'Heaven of Fusion', which airs on Mondays at 2:00 pm, 'Beautiful Kitchen' on Wednesdays at 2:00 pm and 'Doctor Brown's Cook Book' on Friday at 2:00 pm will also be featured on the network.
by Kang Chan-ho