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Advanced Praise for “GETTING SAUCED”

GETTING SAUCED is one big heaping dish of deliciousness. Reading it was like sitting down to dinner with Karen. You know there’s going to be some crazy story about her family, you know you’re going to laugh, you know at some point she’s going to say something that touches you deep in your soul, and of course, you know you can’t end the night without discussing where you’re going to eat next.

-EMERIL LAGASSE, chef, restaurateur, author, and TV host

GETTING SAUCED is an extremely entertaining account of food television’s explosive coming of age, written from the perspective of one of the era’s key behind-the-scenes players.  And bonus! There’s a tasty recipe at the end of every chapter.

-SARA MOULTON, host “Sara’s Weeknight Meals” on public television

Wow! GETTING SAUCED reminds me how crazy those early days were at Food Network. It’s a wonderful glimpse of where all the magic began as we simply rolled cameras and just were cooks doing what we do. It shows you our lives back then.

-SUSAN FENIGER, James Beard award-winning chef, restaurateur, and cookbook author

If you want to know what it was like to be on the ground floor when Food Network began … stay tuned! Karen Katz was a creator, innovator and culinary magician with Emeril and other FN chefs. GETTING SAUCED is one very satisfying dish.

-MARC SUMMERS, TV host, executive producer, performer

GETTING SAUCED takes readers on an unforgettable culinary adventure, sprinkled with behind-the-scenes tales and seasoned with a dash of love and enthusiasm, making it a must-read for Food Network fans and food lovers too!

-GEORGE DURAN, chef, author, TV Host

What fun it is to go with Karen Katz behind the scenes of the iconic Emeril Live! (And I was there!) Karen, the consummate professional gives the reader a peek into her super strengths as a leader, genius creator, fab collaborator, and exec producer extraordinaire. And by the way, she’s a blast as a work partner, road warrior companion, and eating and drinking buddy. And her paella slaps!

-HEIDI DIAMOND, executive, board member, board advisor, Angel Investor

Reading GETTING SAUCED is akin to settling in for a long, G&T-fuelled chitchat with KK in person. I can hear her giggle-laced New York accent describe each TV & travel adventure with glee. And I can literally taste the cocktails & meals she so vividly recollects. From a woman with two kitchens: one dedicated solely to making desserts, this book is a delicious cackle of a journey. I loved it!

-LOUISE ROE, founder & creative director, Sharland England

When Karen Katz joined the Food Network in 1998, she produced shows from a soon-to-be legendary generation of culinary celebrities. In GETTING SAUCED, Karen shares how the network’s earliest hits came to be and set a standard for culinary television for decades. I loved the trip down memory lane, the family stories and the recipes.

-CHRISTINA GRDOVIC, former publisher Food & Wine

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