As if there weren't enough cooking magazines...
Hearst Magazines and the Food Network are forging ahead with their new food title. Food Network Magazine, as they’re calling it, will represent the array of the network’s celeb chefs, from Paula Deen to Ina Garten to Bobby Flay. The first of two test issues is slated to come out in October, with a second to follow in January, said Michael Clinton, executive vp, chief marketing officer and publishing director for Hearst. - MediaWeekAnd speaking of FoodNetwork, Tyler Florence, now that he is a citizen of the United State of California, has been picked to head up a department (or two) at Copia: The American Center For Wine, Food and the Arts in Napa.
According to a published report last week, Florence is being tapped as the center’s dean of culinary studies, responsible for all food education and culinary instruction as well as for the online food and wine content on copia.org. - The Press DemocratI don't know if Tyler's presence will help the financially troubled Food/Wine Mecca, but I certainly hope so. Wonder if we'll be seeing him on Copia TV, too.
Creditors are taking control of the troubled insurer that guaranteed the $77 million in bonds issued by a California state bank for Napa's Copia: the American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts.
...I-Bank, a tiny, state-owned institution, endorsed a $77 million bailout of Copia last year even as the museum was insolvent and facing IRS accusations of violating its nonprofit status with too many for-profit activities. I-Bank also had authorized the first bond offering for Copia in 1999, for $70 million, which allowed construction of the center's lavish buildings and grounds.
As a third party, I-Bank maintains it is not liable for the bonds, but its former chairman expressed concern about Copia's financial instability before the second round of bonds were approved. That approval hinged on ACA's insurance.- SacBee