Monthly Archives: October 2011

The History and Future of

Our company, Family Features, relaunched this week – the following is my post on the launch:

Hello and welcome to the new After a tremendous amount of planning, we are proud to present the first of many changes to the culinary site. Our goal is simple – to help our visitors get more value and joy from their food and food preparation. I want to emphasize the word “joy” – we want everything about the new to focus on bringing more joy to your life.

Believe it or not, was one of the first food sites on the Internet. In fact, it started in 1996 as an online bulletin board service for food professionals called “Culinary CyberCity.” In 1997 the service transitioned to the World Wide Web as

Since that time the site has gone through several transitions but this is potentially the most exciting day in the history of the site. Today we are unveiling the new The new site features a variety of new tools and features that will help users find what they need and connect with one another better than ever.

Rather than tell you about some of the changes I would encourage you to spend a few minutes exploring the site. Check out some of the thousands of test kitchen recipes. Do a search to view some of the thousands of food articles we have on the site. Check out some of our editor’s picks in the left hand column for healthy eating, tailgating or desserts.

I also encourage you to come back to the site often. We have a great team at that is focused on bringing you the best from the Web. If you “Like” us on Facebook we will give you updates throughout the day on the world of food.

Before I go, I want to tell you a little about us. We are not a huge faceless company. We are a small group that loves food and loves what we do. I personally am heading up the project and am part of a fantastic team. I am married with four wonderful children (and an amazing wife). My favorite food is probably Chicken Parmesan and I have a real weakness for cookies and milk.

If you have any ideas or suggestion, you can reach the team at or you can email me directly at