Watching What We Eat: The Evolution of Television Cooking Shows

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Bloomsbury Academic, May 1, 2009 - Performing Arts - 240 pages
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Verdict: Librarian Collins presents a witty and thoroughly researched history of the evolution and far-ranging impact of cooking programs. Circulating libraries and large media/cultural studies ... Read full review

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Watching What We Eat focuses on the rise of food television. It traces the evolution of today's food obsession from its roots in the homemaking radio shows used to disseminate tips and recipes in the ... Read full review

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Chapter 2
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Chapter 3
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Kathleen Collins is an experienced author and researcher who has studied and written about television, media history, popular culture and food. Her work has appeared in the magazines Working Woman and Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture and in the anthology Secrets &Confidences: The Complicated Truth About Women's Friendships (Seal Press: 2004). She has also written encyclopedia entries on a variety of media history topics. She has a Master's degree in journalism with a specialization in cultural reporting and criticism from New York University and a Master's degree in library science from Long Island University. For the past ten years, she has worked as an editorial researcher for a variety of publications including Glamour and Ladies' Home Journal. She is now a librarian and lives in Manhattan.

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