Guy Fieri and Food Network really dish with Emmy voters

Who knew that you can order in from Guy Fieri and the Food Network? On Wednesday night, Fieri and network general manager Bob Tuschman not only arrived at the Television Academy for a spicey chat with Emmy voters, but they brought along an impressive banquet showcasing a full menu of what the channel serves up best.

The chat was moderated by Variety editor-in-chief of television Cynthia Littleton. Listen to my crudely recorded audio podcast below. Then feast your eyes on what upstaged the speakers after the jaw-boning was over. Audience members wrapped their own jaws around sliders, fried chicken, quiches, cakes and more. Particular faves were the sweet potato fries and steak-kabobs cooked on an open grill out in the courtyard where TV academy members lounged among tables, buffets and the extremely popular milkshake bar.

The Food Network got its first taste of Emmy last year when Guy Fieri’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” was nominated for Best Reality Program. This year the channel is campaigning eight shows in many reality races. READ MORE


Photos: Brandon Clark/ AP


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