[01/09/08 - 01:28 PM]
Bravo Media Announces "Top Chef: The Cookbook" Published by Chronicle Books
Launching in March, the book will be the official companion cookbook to Bravo's Emmy-nominated culinary hit series "Top Chef."

[via press release from Bravo]


Book Launches In March

NEW YORK � January 9, 2008 � Bravo Media, Bravo's global, multimedia content company, announced the group's first publication, "Top Chef: The Cookbook," to be published by Chronicle Books, a leading publisher in the cooking category (Michael Chiarello's Casual Cooking, Weber's Big Book of Grilling) and packaging by Melcher Media (Sex in the City, Curb Your Enthusiasm). Launching in March, the book will be the official companion cookbook to Bravo's Emmy-nominated culinary hit series "Top Chef" � the No. 1 food show on cable � and will reveal the dish on the food, chef'testants and the show. The announcement was made by Jason Klarman, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Digital Strategy, Bravo.

"'Top Chef' fans are as passionate about the food on the show as they are about the contestants," said Klarman. "This book serves them the best of both, allowing them now to enjoy the show in their kitchens as well as their living rooms."

"Chronicle Books is thrilled to be publishing the Top Chef Cookbook. Many of us here are fans of the show---it all began in San Francisco, after all � and more than that, we are admirers of Bravo's creative approach to entertainment," said Mikyla Bruder, Publishing Director, Chronicle Books. "We know we will have great fun collaborating with them on this exciting project."

With more than 100 recipes from the first three seasons of the series, "Top Chef: The Cookbook" includes dishes from the Elimination Rounds and the Quick-Fire Challenges, daring fans to join the fun by recreating their favorite recipes at home. With an introduction written by lead judge Tom Colicchio, the book features in-depth discussions with contestants, judges and crew that reveal the inner workings of the series � answering questions like who creates the challenges, who came up with the "Pack your knives and go" tagline and 'where are they now?' Extensively photographed, readers will get a satisfying look into the "Top Chef" pantry (as well as what to stock in their own kitchen), see close-ups of competition sites and relive a variety of classic show moments.

In addition to publishing, Bravo Media has extended the "Top Chef" brand with "Top Chef Challenge," a new mobile game from LimeLife, one of the premiere mobile gaming companies, via the web with Bravo For Foodies (www.BravoTV.com) and with "Top Chef" knives from Master Cutlery.

One of the most admired and respected publishing companies in the U.S., Chronicle Books was founded in 1967 and over the years has developed a reputation for award-winning, innovative books. Recently recognized as one of the 50 best small companies to work for in the U.S. (and the only independent publisher to receive this award), the company continues to challenge conventional publishing wisdom, setting trends in both subject and format, maintaining a list that includes illustrated titles in design, art, architecture, photography, food, lifestyle and pop culture, as well as much-admired books for children and ancillary products through its gift division. Chronicle Books' objective is to create and distribute exceptional publishing that's instantly recognizable for its spirit, creativity, and value.

Award-winning content producer and packager Melcher Media translates big-ticket brands into books and propels them onto the bestseller list. With more than 40 titles and 4.5 million books in print, Melcher Media creates stylish, market-savvy books that break conventions, broaden corporate impact, and attract new audiences � such as unusually great-looking and successful insiders' guides to shows such as MTV's The Real World, with The Real Real World and The Real World Diaries, and most recently with the official companion to the HBO phenomenon Sex and the City.

Bravo Media � a global, multimedia content company � reaches every consumer touch point, with its all-encompassing group of divisions: talent management, publishing, merchandising, Bravo To Go (wireless), Bravo Experience, digital, television, radio and international. With Bravo's television content serving as a blueprint for the multiplatform business, Bravo Media's divisions are organic extensions, providing the network's highly-engaged fans with a menu of options to experience the network in a four-dimensional manner. Bravo is a program service of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Bravo has been an NBC cable network since December 2002 and was the first television service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980. For more information, visit www.BravoTV.com.

  [january 2008]  


[10/08/15 - 11:05 AM]
"David Tutera's CELEBrations" Season Three Premieres Friday, October 30 at 10PM ET/PT on WE tv
Vanessa Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Kim Coles, Ian Ziering, Cynthia Bailey, Big Ang Raiola and Reza Farahan are among those featured in the new season.

[10/08/15 - 11:00 AM]
"Tyrant" Returning For Third Season on FX
The 10-episode third season will air in 2016.

[10/08/15 - 11:00 AM]
AMC Renews "Halt and Catch Fire" for Third Season
Co-creators and writers Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers have been upped to showrunners for the 10-episode third season, which will return to AMC next summer.

[10/08/15 - 10:37 AM]
Jimmy Fallon Generates His Biggest Margin to Date vs. Colbert, Taking the Week of Sept. 28-Oct. 2 in 18-49 by a 41% Advantage
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 28-October 2.

[10/08/15 - 09:48 AM]
"The Operatives" Is Back Saving the World's Most Precious Wildlife and Eco-Systems in an All-New Season Premiering on Pivot on October 18 at 10 P.M.
With 10, all new, hour-long episodes, Pete Bethune and his hand-picked team of military elite travel to the furthest parts of the world to expose those suspected of endangering our wildlife and environment in an effort to bring them to justice.

[10/08/15 - 09:43 AM]
HBO NOW Arrives Today on the Roku Platform
Roku customers can purchase a subscription directly within the HBO NOW channel on their Roku device, which will also enable them to access the service at HBONOW.com and on other HBO NOW enabled devices.

[10/08/15 - 09:32 AM]
Syfy Launches All-New Virtual Reality Experience for Award-Winning "The Expanse" VR App
The app immerses viewers into the vast world of "The Expanse," giving them the opportunity to enter into locations from the show and experience them in virtual reality.

[10/08/15 - 09:32 AM]
Game 1 of 2015 WNBA Finals Sees Viewership Increase from 2014
ESPN spins the numbers for Sunday, October 4.

[10/08/15 - 09:14 AM]
Video: Extended Trailer for TNT's "The Librarians" Season 2, Premiering Sunday, Nov. 1
Check out the latest tease for the show's sophomore run.

[10/08/15 - 08:44 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Continues Its Reign for FOX
Plus: The CW sees year-to-year growth with the return of "Arrow" and "Supernatural."

[10/08/15 - 08:34 AM]
The Long Anticipated Third Season of David Cross' "Todd Margaret" Returns to IFC on Thursday, January 7, 2016
Jack McBrayer, Will Arnett, Blake Harrison, Sharon Horgan, Amber Tamblyn and Russ Tamblyn are among those featured in the new season.

[10/08/15 - 08:31 AM]
"Chicago P.D." Wins at 10 Among ABC, CBS and NBC in 18-49 and All Other Key Demos
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 7.

[10/08/15 - 08:28 AM]
"black-ish" Is the Night's Only Program to Post Week-to-Week Growth
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 7.

[10/08/15 - 08:22 AM]
HBO Latin America to Launch New Streaming Service for Latin America and the Caribbean
The company plans to start deploying the service in markets throughout the region, beginning with a launch in Colombia by the end of the year.

[10/08/15 - 08:01 AM]
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Rings in the Holidays with "The Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas," Featuring Originals and Beloved Christmas Classics Round-the-Clock Beginning October 31
Said lineup includes "Murder She Baked: A Plum Pudding Mystery," "The Christmas Note," "Magic Stocking" and "Debbie Macomber's Dashing Through The Snow."