Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck, Padma Lakshmi, Chef Ken Hom and The Lee Bros Among Other Acclaimed Chefs Preparing the Ultimate Culinary Experience on HSN
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Get ready for the biggest cooking event of the season as multichannel retailer HSN presents more than 24-hours of the best chefs in the industry and over 75 high-quality kitchen products during its HSN Cooks Spring Weekend Event presented by Bon Appetit on March 26 and 27. This LIVE epicurean event will feature extraordinary chefs including Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck and Padma Lakshmi preparing mouth-watering springtime dishes alongside an unprecedented lineup of top kitchen and food brands. Whether it’s on TV, computer or mobile device, HSN viewers will have the opportunity to learn time-saving tips and recipes as HSN’s cooking experts demonstrate how to prepare delicious spring delights using high-quality kitchenware and innovative appliances and tools.
HSN Cooks Spring Weekend Event presented by Bon Appetit will mark the HSN debut of several culinary experts:
- The Lee Bros. Southern-food enthusiasts Matt and Ted Lee will introduce an exclusive new line of beautiful Graniteware.
- Chinese-American chef and author Ken Hom. Known for making wok cooking an art form across the globe, Ken will be presenting his signature wok collection and healthy stir-fry cooking guide.
- Jacques “Mr. Chocolate” Torres. Acclaimed French pastry chef and legendary chocolatier Jacques Torres will officially launch his unparalleled collection of delectable chocolate treats to HSN customers.
“HSN is thrilled to add highly-respected figures such as Ken Hom and Matt and Ted Lee to our council of culinary experts,” said Sandy Conrad, SVP of Merchandising – Electronics and Household. “HSN has long been a culinary destination for our customers and we look forward to hosting our biggest HSN Cooks event yet.”
“I’ve been an admirer of HSN for some time and am impressed with the company’s ever-expanding culinary category,” says Chef Hom. “I feel privileged to have the opportunity to join such legendary chefs as Emeril Lagasse and Wolfgang Puck for my U.S. return and look forward to bringing my 51 years of wok-cooking experience to life while showing the HSN customer how to use my products to cook easy, delicious and healthy meals.”
“We’re thrilled to be bringing a Southern accent to this exciting HSN Cooks weekend, and so honored to be in the company of food experts–chefs and cookbook authors alike–who have literally inspired us to become better home cooks,” states Matt and Ted Lee. “That’s really the greatest hope we have for our own product line: that our high-performing classics (along with a little Southern know-how!) will enable viewers nationwide to enjoy their kitchen more often, preparing scrumptious meals from scratch.”
Additional brands participating in the HSN Cooks Spring Weekend Event presented by Bon Appetit include: David’s Cookies; Debbie Meyer; The Beverly Hills Kitchen; Kent Island Crab Cakes; Leonetti’s; and Aunt Ida’s Baked Goods, among others. Bon Appetit editor, Dede Wilson, will be on-air providing cooking tips exclusively for HSN customers.
The event will begin at 6 a.m. (ET) during a special HSN Today show on Saturday, March 26 and continue throughout the weekend with Top Chef star Padma Lakshmi hosting the finale at 11 p.m. (ET) on Sunday, March 27 featuring new additions to her line of tea pots, teas and spices. For more information on HSN Cooks Spring Weekend Event presented by Bon Appetit, please visit www.hsn.com.
Headquartered in St. Petersburg, FL, HSN is a leading interactive multichannel retailer, offering a curated assortment of exclusive products and top brand names to its customers. HSN incorporates experts, entertainment, inspiration, solutions, tips and ideas to provide an entirely unique shopping experience. At HSN, customers find exceptional selections in Health & Beauty (e.g. Mary J. Blige’s My Life, Carol’s Daughter, Coty, Elizabeth Arden, FusionBeauty, Andrew Lessman’s Procaps, Lancaster, Lancome, Perlier, PRAI Beauty, Serious Skin Care, Andre Walker, Wei East, ybf Beauty); Jewelry (e.g. AKKAD, Joan Boyce, Heidi Daus, Grayce by Molly Sims, R.J. Graziano, IMAN Global Chic, , Rarities: Fine Jewelry with Carol Brodie, , Amedeo Scognamiglio, Tori Spelling, Hutton Wilkinson, Serena Williams Signature Statement, Gerard Yosca); Home/Lifestyle (e.g. Jeffrey Banks, Nate Berkus, Bissell, Colin Cowie, Dyson, Todd English, GreenPan with Thermolon, Emeril Lagasse, Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler, Joy Mangano, MoMA Design Store, Carleton Varney, Hutton Wilkinson, Wolfgang Puck); Fashion/Accessories (e.g. Reem by Reem Acra, American Glamour Badgley Mischka, Completely Me by Liz Lange, Curations with Stefani Greenfield, DKNYC, Libby Edelman, Sam Edelman, Chi by Carlos Falchi, Diane Gilman, “Timeless” by Naeem Khan, Adrienne Landau, Twiggy LONDON); and Electronics (e.g. Acer, Canon, Fuji, Garmin, Gateway, GE, HP, JVC, Kodak, LG, Samsung, Sony).
A leader in transactional innovation, HSN is the only retailer offering live streaming video on three screens: TV network, which broadcasts live to 96 million households in the US in HD 24/7; hsn.com, which ranks in the top 30 of the top 500 internet retailers and features 15,000 product videos; and mobile via its iPhone application. HSN, founded 33 years ago as the first shopping network, is an operating segment of HSN, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSNI).