For Immediate Release
April 09, 2009
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Cindy McConkey,
Daphne Leroy,

(BPRW) NAMIC Treats Members to a Taste of Diversity with Custom Cookbook Powered by Food Network

(BLACK PR WIRE) (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Members of the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) are in for a treat, compliments of Food Network. Pat and Gina Neely, hosts of Down Home with the Neelys on Food Network, have announced Deliciously Diverse Recipes, a user-generated, online initiative that will serve up a custom cookbook to participating NAMIC members.
The stunning hardcover cookbook will feature 25 of the best recipes submitted by NAMIC members, plus 25 additional recipes participants can select from Food Network and its Web site partner, 

At Scripps Networks, we’re all about connecting with consumers how and where they want to interact with our brands, said Lisa Choi Owens, Scripps SVP of online partnerships and distribution. This converged platform has become a leading social networking application for, and I know NAMIC and its members will love the experience we’re providing through this unique online community. 

During the next four months, members can submit their favorite recipes at NAMIC’s DiversityLive online community at The culinary staff at Food Network will choose the best 25 recipes to appear in all cookbooks. Participants will receive a voucher for a custom cookbook, which can be redeemed online beginning during the Annual NAMIC Conference in October, enabling them to add 25 recipes of their own choosing. 

Visitors to DiversityLive at will delight in the four-month interactive promotion , which will feature recipes and videos from favorite Food Network chefs and hosts such as the Neelys, whose program Down Home with the Neelys has become a favorite among foodies everywhere, along with Aaron McCargo Jr. of Big Daddy’s House, Daisy Martinez of Viva Dais!y, and Sunny Anderson, popular host of Cooking For Real.. 

We’re always looking for ways to create excitement and energy for our members and to make them feel like a valued part of the community, explained Kathy Johnson, NAMIC president, whose own favorite recipe will also be featured on the site. Thanks to our friends at Food Network, we have a special opportunity to bring the diversity of our membership to life in a unique way. 

For more information on Deliciously Diverse Recipes or the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications, visit