RACHAEL RAY’S 30 MINUTE MEALS RETURNS ACROSS FOOD NETWORK’S ON-AIR AND DIGITAL PLATFORMS

Season Premieres Monday, April 1st at 12pm ET/PT, with 30 New Episodes to Premiere in 30 Days

Select Episodes Available on Food Network’s TVE Platform Beginning March 29th, Plus Weekly Real-Time Episodes to Premiere on Facebook on the First Four Mondays of April

New Season Accompanied by Multiplatform Content Including Facebook Live with Rachael Directly Preceding Premiere on April 1st at 11am, Exclusive Digital Companion Series on FoodNetwork.com, and Rachael Ray Taking Over the Food Network Skill on Amazon Alexa Devices

NEW YORK – March 14, 2019 – Food Network star, Emmy®-winning talk show host, and best-selling cookbook author Rachael Ray returns with a new season of 30 Minute Meals, with 30 new episodes airing in 30 days throughout the month of April, all accompanied by a dynamic, multiplatform content offering. In 30 Minute Meals, Ray gives viewers real-time, step-by-step cooking instructions from ingredient prep through getting a meal on the table, with time-saving tips that make the aspirational achievable. Kicking off the season on Monday, April 1st at 12pm ET/PT, viewers will be able to access the premiere episode on multiple platforms including linear, TVE and Facebook, with subsequent premieres airing every day in April at noon ET/PT. In addition, the first five episodes will be available starting March 29th on demand across all platforms and the  Food Network app. Fans can also check out Food Network’s Facebook page on April 1st, April 8th, April 15th and April 22nd, to watch select episodes commercial-free in real time. The series return also features a rich array of companion content, including the exclusive digital companion series Rachael’s Best of Brooklyn, recipes and tips, as well as Ray taking over the Food Network Skill on Amazon Alexa devices for the month of April, and much, much more.

“Rachael Ray is synonymous with culinary success, whose self-made accomplishments across all genres has earned her a loyal and passionate fan base throughout the country,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network. “With Rachael’s infectious spirit and delicious recipes for the home cook, we cannot be more excited to share new episodes of 30 Minute Meals for a new generation, with a new premiere every day throughout April on both linear and digital.”

On the season premiere of 30 Minute Meals Rachael shares with viewers a delicious recipe for her chicken patty parm meatballs. In another episode Rachael whips up the perfect “breakfast for dinner” recipe, with a hearty and savory dish that will make you want breakfast for every meal of the day. And for those who like their comfort food served quick, Rachael shows off a quick and easy, stove-top pot pie that you can make in half the time. Additional 30-minute recipes during the season feature a cast iron skillet pizza, a Korean-inspired take on the old favorite sloppy joe, and in honor of Rachael’s husband’s favorite sandwich, she is treating viewers to her Beef au Jus, Italian-style sandwich, with provolone sauce, roasted peppers and pickled peppers that is affectionately named ‘Da Cuz!

Starting Friday, March 29th, fans of 30 Minute Meals can also enjoy the new digital companion series Rachael’s Best of Brooklyn on FoodNetwork.com/30MinuteMeals, with Ray introducing audiences to her favorite spots in Brooklyn to see all the great food up close and meet the chefs behind the creations.

Other components of the robust, 360-content offering include a Rachael Ray recipe highlighted in FoodNetwork.com’s daily recipe newsletter, Facebook Lives with Rachael day of premiere and throughout the season, and Ray taking over the Food Network Skill on Amazon Alexa devices starting April 1st – which allows users to interface with Alexa-compatible devices by asking “Alexa, talk to Food Network,” to be greeted by Rachael’s welcoming voice where they can receive recipes from the season, along with reminders to tune in all month long for new episodes. Viewers can visit FoodNetwork.com for more of Rachael’s must-try recipes and join the conversation anytime using #30MinuteMeals.

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