Launches Food Central

Posted on January 12, 1999 has launched Food Centeral, the newest addition to its heavily trafficked feature sections. Located at, Food Central offers the latest food and nutrition news together with recipes, restaurant reviews and other useful resources for food-lovers around the world. It also hosts 75 message boards, allowing Internet users to swap recipes and tips, as well as review their favorite restaurants. Digital Chef, an nline gourmet food and kitchenware retailer and online cooking authority, provides Food Central daily recipe specials and step-by-step cooking guides.

"'s Food Central allows users to keep up-to-speed on all the latest issues affecting food and diet and at the same time form online communities to share restaurant and cooking experiences," said Scott Woelfel, editor in chief and vice president, CNN Interactive. "This is yet another example of how CNN can be the one online source for all kinds of news and information."

"Digital Chef works closely with The Culinary Institute of America, assuring that users are getting the most authoritative cooking information on the Internet when they access Digital Chef recipes and cooking tips in CNN's Food Central," said Kevin Appelbaum, president and CEO, Digital Chef. "We are delighted to be the featured provider of daily recipes and cooking tips on CNN's new food section and look forward to showing's millions of users that they can easily shop for gourmet foods, kitchenware and other cooking related merchandise on Digital Chef."