MULTI-EMMY(R) AWARD-WINNER SANDRA LEE HEADS OUT OF THE KITCHEN IN TWO NEW SERIES
"Sandra's Restaurant Remakes" Joins Food Network Lineup and "Sandra Lee's Taverns, Lounges & Clubs" Mixes Up Cooking Channel Primetime Programming
NEW YORK - September 27, 2012 - Multi-Emmy (R) award-winner Sandra Lee shines in and out of the kitchen this October in two new series on Food Network and Cooking Channel. Sandra, known for making semi-homemade recipes and money-saving meals, hits the road visiting famous food establishments across the country to learn the tricks of their signature dishes and then recreates them the easy way in Sandra's Restaurant Remakes premiering Sunday, October 14th at 10amET/PT on Food Network. The following Wednesday, October 17th at 10:30pmET/7:30PT on Cooking Channel, Sandra debuts her new series Sandra Lee's Taverns, Lounges, & Clubs, as she searches for the hottest nightlife spots in America. Born out of Sandra's most popular segment from Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee, 'Cocktail Time', the new series highlights the hottest spots in America from neighborhood hangouts and historical watering holes to elegant cocktail lounges and buzzing sports bar scenes. In each episode, Sandra jumps behind the bar to make and taste one-of-a-kind cocktails then joins the regulars for a toast to the town.
Throughout the season of Sandra's Restaurant Remakes, Sandra takes on the famous fare of restaurants, bakeries and bars, and then puts her unique spin on the perfected classics giving viewers tips on how to make restaurant-quality dishes at home. From her Unbelievable Meatball Burger to a Chocolate Coconut Cake Cocktail, Sandra makes the astonishing, attainable and the remarkable, relatable for all at-home cooks.
Sandra visits the places that come alive after dark in Chicago, New York City, Los Angelesand other cities across America in Sandra Lee's Taverns, Lounges & Clubs. From tiki bars and speakeasies to dance clubs and sports lounges, Sandra unveils the secrets to the spirits, as well as fabulous finger foods that keep these hot spots booming.
"Sandra is a proven expert at connecting with her audience through the lens of her home kitchen and has become one of America's most beloved culinary experts," said Michael Smith, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Cooking Channel. "We are thrilled to launch her first-ever primetime food and drink exploration series, allowing Sandra's versatility and personality to shine as she heads outside the kitchen to connect with people and make unique discoveries out in the field."
A multi-Emmy(R) award-winner and internationally-acclaimed expert in all things kitchen and home, Sandra Lee has predicted and changed the trajectory of American lifestyle with her signature "smart and simple" philosophy. She empowers people of all walks of life to create memorable meals, hospitable homes, and creative crafts and shows them how to entertain for every occasion - with ease. She is the host of Food Network's Sandra's Money Saving Meals, which helps viewers make delicious, budget-conscious meals using fresh, in-season ingredients and Semi-Homemade Cooking, a veteran program on the network in its' fifteenth season. Sandra works with numerous philanthropic organizations and is the national spokesperson for Share our Strength's No Kid Hungry Campaign. In spring 2013, the New York Times best-selling author will release her newest title, Every Dish Delivers. She has also launched several lines of home, garden, and craft products including her newest kitchens and domestics collections, Sandra by Sandra Lee, which are sold exclusively at Kmart/Sears.
Sandra's Restaurant Remakes is produced by BSTV Entertainment and Trilogy.
Sandra Lee's Taverns, Lounges & Clubs is produced by Concentric.
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