Watching What We Eat

Watching What We Eat

The Evolution of Television Cooking Shows

Book - 2009
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Publisher: New York : Continuum, 2009
ISBN: 9781441103192
Branch Call Number: 791.456564 C712w 2009
Characteristics: viii, 278 p. : ill. ; 23 cm


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"In this robust roundup, researcher and librarian Collins scours the archives to show how cooking programs throughout the decades reflect America's changing cultural mores." -Publishers Weekly

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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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