JoAnn Cianciulli

JoAnn Cianciulli

Cook, culinary producer and author, JoAnn Cianciulli (chan-chew-lee) has become known as one of the food industry’s top insiders and currently is serving as culinary producer on Spike TV’s new show, “Bar Rescue.” A pioneer in her field, Cianciulli’s experience ranges from co-creating and producing old-school Food Network shows such as "Food 911" with Tyler Florence, co-authoring cookbooks with world-renowned chefs such as Michael Mina, serving as an industry expert on television shows including Bravo’s "Top Chef Masters" and most recently, as author of her own cookbooks, "L.A.’s Original Farmers Market Cookbook" and "The MasterChef Cookbook."

Stories by JoAnn Cianciulli

The Olive Pit is reborn as O.P.

A frequent watering hole for the local blue-collar crowd, The Olive Pit, located in Orange, California, is the dive bar that nobody knows aboutathough itas been around since 1962.

J.A. Murphyas is reborn as Murphyas Law

Two college buddies whimsically decide to open a bar in 2009. For the first year, J.A. Murphyas was very successful. Since 2011, however, the bar has become a run-down place for the frat boy-type to get wasted.

From Dingy to Classy: Yorba Linda's Canyon Inn

As the only bar in Yorba Linda, Calif., that has a liquor license safely grandfathered, Canyon Inn has served generations of Orange County customers. But because itas focus has morphed, Canyon Inn now is a confused little spot with an identity crisis.

Looking to Score at Champs

Jon Taffer of Spike TV's "Bar Rescue" takes on perhaps his biggest challenge yet as he looks to turnaround Champs, the oldest -- and now failing -- sports bar in Burbank, Calif.