Food TV: From Julia Child to Top Chef
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Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Undergraduate Studies
Department: Food Studies
Course Number: NFDS 2950
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Almost everybody watches food television, whether it's programs that teach us how to cook, travel shows that tell us how others eat, or food competitions that entertain us. This overview begins with early cooking shows and ends with the latest hit programs. We take a critical look at food television: Is it educational or just entertainment? How are food television shows made? What is the relationship between food television and sponsors? How does television affect our food choices? Guest speakers enliven our discussions of these fascinating topics.