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Watching what we eat : the evolution of television cooking shows

Author: Kathleen Collins
Publisher: New York ; London : Continuum, 2009.
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As the role of food changed from mere necessity to a means of self-expression and a conspicuous lifestyle accessory the aim of cooking shows shifted from didactic to entertainment, teaching viewers  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Collins
ISBN: 9780826429308 0826429300
OCLC Number: 751220022
Description: VIII, [2], 278 s. : il. ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction; Chapter One: Betty Crocker and Post-War Domestic Tranquility; Chapter Two: The Can Opener Queen and Suburbia; Chapter Three: The French Chef and a Revolution in the Kitchen; Chapter Four: The Galloping Gourmet and the Me Decade; Chapter Five: The Frugal Gourmet and Cultural Capital; Chapter Six: The Food Network and Having It All; Chapter Seven: The Culture/Business of Food/Television; Conclusion.
Responsibility: Kathleen Collins.


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"In her lively and informative narrative of television food shows, Kathleen Collins captures the phenomenal growth of food as entertainment, what has evolved into a new form of spectator sport in Read more...

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