Food Network (legally known as Television Food Network) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is operated as a joint venture between Scripps Networks Interactive (which owns 70% of the network) and the Tribune (FN) Cable Ventures Inc. (which controls the remaining 30%). The channel airs both specials and regular episodic programs about food and cooking.
In addition to its headquarters in New York City, Food Network has offices in Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Detroit, Jersey City, Cincinnati, and Knoxville, Tennessee.
Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. It is usually of plant or animal origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals. The substance is ingested by an organism and assimilated by the organism's cells in an effort to produce energy, maintain life, or stimulate growth.
Historically, people secured food through two methods: hunting and gathering, and agriculture. Today, most of the food energy consumed by the world population is supplied by the food industry.
Television is one of the major mass media of the United States. Household ownership is 96.7% and the majority of households have more than one. Its peak was the 1996-1997 season with 98.4% ownership.  As a whole, the television networks of the United States are the largest and most syndicated in the world.
As of August 2013, there are approximately 114,200,000 American households with television.
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (DDD, The Triple D) is an American food television series that premiered in November 2006 on the Food Network. First produced by Page Productions and now by Citizen Pictures the program stars and is hosted by Guy Fieri. The show originally began as a one-off special, based on the idea proposed by David Page.
When Food Network launched its HD simulcast of its SD channel on March 31, 2008, later episodes of the series began to be presented in high definition, although it never aired on the former Food Network HD channel.
Melt Bar and Grilled is a restaurant with four locations in Lakewood, Ohio, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Independence, Ohio, and Mentor, Ohio that specializes in creative grilled cheese sandwiches. The restaurant is owned and operated by Matt Fish, who is also the executive chef. Melt is located at 14718 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood, and at 13463 Cedar Road in Cleveland Heights. A third location opened in Independence, Ohio in October 2011 and a fourth in Mentor, Ohio in November 2012.
Melt has enjoyed notoriety both locally and nationally. Matt Fish's creations and the popular Cleveland restaurant have been featured in USA Today; Esquire Magazine, as one of the best sandwiches in America; and in National Culinary Review.
Guy Fieri (/ /; born Guy Ferry; 22 January 1968) is a television personality working for Food Network. He is an American restaurateur, author, television personality, and game show host. He co-owns five restaurants in California and is known for his television series on the Food Network.
By mid-2010, the Food Network had made Fieri the "face of the network." In 2010, the New York Times reported that Fieri brought an "element of rowdy, mass-market culture to American food television," and that his "prime-time shows attract more male viewers than any others on the network."