Julia Child's, the French Chef

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Julia Child's, the French Chef

Format:  Hardcover,

295 pages

Publisher: Duke Univ Pr

Publish Date: Jul 2011

ISBN-13: 9780822348597

ISBN-10: 0822348594

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Julia Child's TV show, "The French Chef," was extraordinarily popular during its broadcast from 1963 until 1973. Child became a cultural icon in the 1960s, and, in the years since, she and her show have remained enduring influences on American cooking, American television, and American culture. In this concise book, Dana Polan considers what made Child's program such a success. It was not the first televised cooking show, but it did define and popularize the genre. Polan examines the development of the show, its day-to-day production, and its critical and fan reception. He argues that "The French Chef" changed the conventions of television's culinary culture by rendering personality indispensable. Child was energetic and enthusiastic, and her cooking lessons were never just about food preparation, although she was an effective and unpretentious instructor. They were also about social mobility, the discovery of foreign culture, and a personal enjoyment and fulfillment that promised to transcend domestic drudgery. Polan situates Julia Child and "The French Chef" in their historical and cultural moment, while never losing sight of Child's unique personality and captivating on-air presence.

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Publisher: Duke Univ Pr
Publish Date: Jul 2011
ISBN-13: 9780822348597
ISBN-10: 0822348594
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 295
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.1 x 0.9 x 8.3

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Julia Child’s TV show, The French Chef, was extraordinarily popular during its broadcast from 1963 until 1973. Child became a cultural icon in the 1960s, and, in the years since, she and her show have remained enduring influences on American cooking, American television, and American culture. In this concise book, Dana Polan considers what made Child’s program such a success. It was not the first televised cooking show, but it did define and popularize the genre.

Polan examines the development of the show, its day-to-day production, and its critical and fan reception. He argues that The French Chef changed the conventions of television’s culinary culture by rendering personality indispensable. Child was energetic and enthusiastic, and her cooking lessons were never just about food preparation, although she was an effective and unpretentious instructor. They were also about social mobility, the discovery of foreign culture, and a personal enjoyment and fulfillment that promised to transcend domestic drudgery. Polan situates Julia Child and The French Chef in their historical and cultural moment, while never losing sight of Child’s unique personality and captivating on-air presence.

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