Food Network Back on Cablevision; Brooklyn Gets a Gay Cookbook


A week after losing its high-profile chef, Fabio Trabocchi, who had only been in the position for three months, The Four Seasons restaurant is also saying farewell its dining room manager, James Olson, who will be the general manager at the new Tavern on the Green. [Page Six]

The Cablevision-Food Network dispute over fees has been settled. The Food Network and HGTV will return to Cablevision customers in the New York tri-state area. [Wall Street Journal]

The first gay cookbook is being put together by Brooklyn Pride. A Family Table: Recipes from Brooklyn’s Gay-owned and Gay-friendly Restaurants is scheduled for release February 18. [Brooklyn Paper]

Weight Watchers won the first round in a legal battle with Jenny Craig. Ads in which Valerie Bertinelli claims that Jenny Craig’s diet plan burns more fat are now banned. [NY Post]

Denise Felix, one of the owners of Haitian restaurant Kombit, has been found unharmed by the recent earthquake. She was visiting her mother in Port-Au-Prince when the quake hit. [NY Times/Diner’s Journal]

A waiter was arrested for stabbing the sous chef at the Algonquin following an argument over the radio being played in the kitchen. He is free on a $1,500 bail. [NY Post]

The Journal tests five different knife sharpening services, including Korin Japanese Trading Corp. in Manhattan, which scored very well among its competitors. [Wall Street Journal]


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