Interview with AADA

Napoleon himself, Derek Houck, was recently interviewed by The American Academy of Dramatic Arts Academy News about Napoleon Bon Appétit’s recent invasion of Amazon Prime Video. Derek talking about the inspiration for the series, his lack of culinary skill, and future projects. On the prospect of there being a third season, Derek has this to say:

A third season has been written. But at this point, we’d need some outside help to make it happen.

Read the full interview here: Class of 2005 Alumnus Derek Houck Conquers the Kitchen as “Napoleon Bon Appétit,” Streaming Now on Amazon

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Posted March 1st, 2017 at 11:50 AM in News.

‘Napoleon Bon Appétit’ Invades Amazon Prime

“Napoleon Bon Appétit” has arrived on Amazon Video. Amazon Prime members can now stream seasons one and two of the cooking show with a complex for free. Non-Prime members can purchase individual episodes and season packs from Watch below or read the full press release.

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Posted June 20th, 2016 at 8:30 AM in Featured,News.

Web Series Watch Interview with Derek Houck & Katherine Browning

Web Series Watch recently interviewed Napoleon Bon Appétit co-creators Katherine Browning and Derek Houck as part of their Creators Watch series. Katherine and Derek talked about the genesis of Napoleon Bon Appétit, the difficulties of filming a web series that centered on food, as well as the differences between producing for stage and producing for the web.

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Posted January 22nd, 2013 at 3:35 PM in News.

Napoleon Bon Appétit partners with 20/20 Productions

Napoleon Bon Appétit has partnered with 20/20 productions to distribute the cooking show with a complex across their network:

NAPOLEON BON APPÉTIT, the cooking show with a complex, features Napoleon and his Kitchen Wench as the hosts of their own cooking show. The pair conquer a new recipe every episode, delivering laughs and genuine cooking tips. Produced by Derek Houck and Katherine Browning, Season 1 of the series premieres today, April 3, with new episodes being released every Tuesday.

You can catch the episodes on YouTube, or on the Napoleon Bon Appétit channel of 20/20 Production’s website.

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Posted April 7th, 2012 at 8:52 AM in News.

New merchandise: “Why Don’t I Get Tuscany?” T-Shirt

Why Don't I Get Tuscany? T-ShirtThe Kitchen Wench saying "Why don't I get Tuscany?"

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, you can now ask the question that’s always been on your mind: “Why don’t I get Tuscany?” New Kitchen Wench apparel is now available in the merchandise store. Be sure to also check out the new logo t-shirts in men’s and women’s sizes. Conquer your kitchen in style!

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Posted February 7th, 2012 at 10:22 AM in News.

Napoleon Bon Appétit in The Blip Blog

Napoleon and the Kitchen Wench during an episode of "Napoleon Bon Appétit"

The Blip Blog recently did a wonderful write-up of Napoleon Bon Appétit:

Oddly, a cooking show hosted by Napoleon makes perfect sense. That’s not to say that it’s not a weird concept. It totally is. But it works.

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Posted January 6th, 2012 at 11:01 AM in News. Tagged with .

Napoleon Bon Appétit in The Oregonian

Grant Butler at The Oregonian wrote a fantastic piece about Napoleon Bon Appétit in their FOODday section:

Think of “Napoleon Bon Appétit” as a cooking show with a complex. This original Web series features Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte (actor Derek Houck) and his Kitchen Wench (Katherine Browning) as the hosts of their own cooking show, where they whip up things like Chicken Cordon Bleu and banana crepes with Imperial flair. Now you can catch each 3- to 5-minute episode from the first two seasons in high definition on, which can be streamed on your laptop, tablet, smartphone and even your television with Web access. No screen is safe from Napoleonic cooking!

Be sure to check out the full article at!

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Posted December 19th, 2011 at 5:30 PM in News.

“Napoleon Bon Appétit” Moves To

‘The cooking show with a complex’ to also appear on YouTube, iTunes, Boxee and Roku


PRLog (Press Release)Nov 29, 2011
LOS ANGELES – Napoleon Bon Appétit, the cooking show with a complex, is set to conquer a host of new web platforms. Beginning November 30th, seasons one and two of the series will be released in high definition on, YouTube, iTunes, Boxee and Roku.

“This move will allow Napoleon to invade not just your computer screen, but your mobile phones, your tablets, and even your television. All in glorious high definition,” said Derek Houck, who plays Napoleon. “No screen is safe!”

Napoleon Bon Appétit stars Derek Houck (United States of Tara, Cataclysmo) as the famous Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and Katherine Browning (The Carpenter) as his Kitchen Wench. Over the course of two seasons, the show has featured numerous guest stars, including former America’s Next Top Model finalist, Kimberly Leemans. Other cast members include Nicholas James, Heidi Schooler, Christine Moore, Rachel Whitman, Sasha Carrera and Robert Walters.

Napoleon Bon Appétit was written by Houck. Browning serves as the producer, along with David Walters. All episodes were directed by the Accolade award-winning Mike Campbell. The series is from Black Falcon Productions and Mahatma Dragon Productions in association with Three Roses Entertainment.

About Napoleon Bon Appétit
Napoleon Bon Appétit is an original web series featuring Napoleon and his Kitchen Wench as the hosts of their own cooking show. The show premiered in 2010 on Somebody’s Basement and was an Official Selection at the 2011 Action on Film International Film Festival.

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Posted November 29th, 2011 at 9:35 AM in News. Tagged with , , .

Barbecue Spare Ribs at AOF 2011

Napoleon Bon Appétit: Barbecue Spare Ribs is an Official Selection at the 2011 Action on Film International Film Festival! It will be shown on Saturday, July 23rd, during the 6pm block in theater 6 at the Regency Academy Theaters – Pasadena. The address for the theater is 1003 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91106. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door, and can be purchased by calling 323.878.5522 or by ordering online. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Posted July 12th, 2011 at 10:04 AM in News. Tagged with .

Napoleon Bon Appétit on Planet Emerson TV

Christopher Emerson was recently treated to some Cantaloop frozen yogurt and put together a wonderful thank you video promoting Napoleon Bon Appétit and its writer, Derek Houck. Come back soon for more info on our screening at the 2011 Action On Film International Film Festival!

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Posted July 4th, 2011 at 6:44 PM in News. Tagged with , .

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