Cooking Shows


In 1963, Julia Child made an omelet on Boston public television and changed culinary history forever. Cristen and Caroline cook up how television cooking gave rise to celebrity chefs who brought a new generation of cooking women into our homes for better -- or burnt.

Episode sources:

"8 Celebrity Chefs of Yesteryear." http://mentalfloss.com/article/60130/8-celebrity-chefs-yesteryear

"About Julia Child." http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/julia-child-about-julia-child/555/

"A Look Back...Julia Child: Life Before French Cuisine." https://www.cia.gov/news-information/featured-story-archive/2007-featured-story-archive/julia-child.html

"Analysis of Gender Representations on Food Television." http://www.slideshare.net/EvanKropp/analysis-of-gender-representations-on-food-television

"Being Rachel Ray: How Cool Is That?" http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/19/dining/being-rachael-ray-how-cool-is-that.html

"Frump-Free Cooking: The Look That Sizzles." http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/27/dining/27scoo.html

"Julia Child Revolutionized the Way Women Saw Cooking." http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/08/julia-child-women-cooking-joy-of-food_n_1500372.html

"The first female Iron Chef: How I overcame sexism in the kitchen." http://fortune.com/2015/10/05/the-first-female-iron-chef-how-i-overcame-sexism-in-the-kitchen/

"The Long History of Food -- And Celebrity Chefs." http://www.newsweek.com/long-history-food-and-celebrity-chefs-311760

"The Origins of the Cooking Show." http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/08/02/magazine/20090802_COOKING_INTERACTIVE.html?_r=0

Topics in this Podcast: kitchen, television, Food, chefs, cooking