Watching What We Eat

Watching What We Eat

The Evolution of Television Cooking Shows

Book - 2009
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Continuum Intl Pub Group
"Watching What We Eat: The Evolution of Television Cooking Shows" illuminates how cooking shows have both reflected and shaped significant changes in American culture and will explore why it is that just about everybody still finds them irresistible.

More than just a how-to or an amusement, cooking shows are also a unique social barometer.>

McMillan Palgrave


Publisher: New York : Continuum, 2009
ISBN: 9780826429308
Branch Call Number: 791.456 COL
Characteristics: viii, 278 p. : ill. ; 23 cm


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Jun 28, 2016

I decided to read Watching What We Eat after listening to an episode of A Taste of the Past on Heritage Radio. This is a dense account of the food television genre. Where it started with short simple recipes on the radio and television to the Food Network and beyond. She talks about the major characters from Dione Lucas, Julia Child, Graham Kerr to Sara Moulton and Emeril Lagasse and many more. She talks about what worked as well as the criticisms.

It was an enjoyable read for someone who likes food and for someone who likes to watch people make food. I am also curious to watch the old episodes of not just Julia Child but those of the Galloping Gourmet and the Frugal Gourmet.


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