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A Slew of Cooking Shows on Television

Friday, April 12, 2013

Emily Nussbaum, television critic for The New Yorker, talks about the variety of cooking shows on television—from Julia Child’s stand and stir style to the intense competitions on "Hell’s Kitchen" and "Top Chef." Her article "To Stir, With Love" appeared in the April 8, 2013, issue of The New Yorker.

What's your favorite cooking show, past or present?

Guests:

Emily Nussbaum

Comments [6]

Graham Kerr, the Galloping Gourmet!

What? Did I just give-away my age?

Apr. 13 2013 07:59 AM
magraham

Wow--talk about fast and angry. Was this guest a meth addict? Or just maniacally addicted to the word "actually?" In either case, she made me lose my appetite.

Apr. 12 2013 11:05 PM
janny1006 from jersey city

When my daughter was young (5-6), we'd only let her watch The Food Network; Emeril was her favorite. She still remembers going to see his show live (she's 16 now)...in between breaks he invited the kids down to the set to give them ice cream.

Apr. 12 2013 01:20 PM
Sheldon from Brooklyn

America's test Kitchen/Cooks Illustrated on PBS. Great at deconstructing classic recipes.

Apr. 12 2013 01:19 PM
Peg

My mother was a terrible cook, so us kids learned to cook out of self defense. When we asked her why she didn't like to cook, she said, "Because I'd prefer someone else did it for me."

Apr. 12 2013 01:17 PM
Eduardo Cristoforis from Brooklyn, NY

I learned many different cooking techniques by watching Top Chef, and now I consider myself a fairly good cook. I even won a cooking competition between some of my foodie friends.

Apr. 12 2013 01:15 PM

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