The always cute Bobby Flay will be selling a line of kitchenware at Kohl's next spring. It will be produced jointly by The Food Network and Kohl’s Department Stores.
Is there any Food Network Star who isn't shilling merchandise?
I don't actually mind, though. Emeril's pots are good, Mario Batali's pots are sensational and stunning, and I'm sure Bobby's will be fine.
Apparently, he is the first of the Food Network's celebrity chefs to collaborate with the Food Network on these products. I'm not exactly sure what that means, except that I guess he'll have larger marketing opportunities, coupled with a smaller piece of the pie.
I was rooting around for more information and I found a page on the Food Network website I didn’t even know existed. It's a list of products offered by every single host on the network from Al Roker to Wolfgang Puck. (Remember, they don't think we're terribly educated, so they alphabetize by first name.)
Many of the hosts only have cookbooks on that site, but some have interesting products. Paula Deen, for example, has a small appliance that measures the fat globules in your bloodstream after eating one her meals. Okay, not really, but she does have a machine which cooks an egg and an English muffin simultaneously.
Luckily, there are only cookbooks listed for Sandy. RR has hundreds of products on the site, including this aptly named Garbage Bowl, which, funnily enough, is sold out. I guess after misguided folks try her recipes, they need some place to put the atrocious food, before it goes to its final resting place: the garbage...Am I being too harsh? It IS a good looking bowl.