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TV chefs : +b the dish on the stars of your favorite cooking shows
Lurie, Karen, 1965-
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Los Angeles, CA : Renaissance Books, 1999.
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ix, 245 pages ; 23 cm
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TX649.A1 L87 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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TV Chefs dishes up all the facts on 29 stars of the nation's favorite cooking shows in an exploration of a pop-culture phenomenon that climaxed in 1993 with the creation of the TV Food Network. The hosts speak candidly about their shows, their cooking philosophies, and how they deal with celebrity status. 15 photos.

Table of Contents

Curtis AikensMario BataliSissy BiggersBob BlumerJulia ChildAmy ColemanSusan Feniger and Mary Sue MillikenBobby FlayMollie KatzenGraham KerrEmeril LagasseMichael LomonacoSara MoultonMolly O'NeillJennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson WrightCaprial PenceJacques PepinDavid RosengartenNick StellinoJacques TorresMing TsaiMartin Yan
Acknowledgmentsp. viii
Key to Chaptersp. ix
Part 1 Prologue
Chapter 1 Introduction: The Edible Complexp. 13
Chapter 2 Overview: Television's Food Court Through the Yearsp. 17
Part 2 The Chefs
Chapter 3 The Produce Guyp. 25
Chapter 4 Chow Batali-ap. 32
Chapter 5 Kitchen Syncp. 38
Chapter 6 The Dali of the Dishwasherp. 46
Chapter 7 The Spy Who Came into the Kitchenp. 52
Chapter 8 Home Sweet Home Cookingp. 61
Chapter 9 Dinner and a Movie: From Soup to Nutsp. 67
Chapter 10 (Too Hot Tamales): The Real Spice Girlsp. 80
Chapter 11 Full of Flay-vorp. 90
Chapter 12 Still Life in Vegetablesp. 99
Chapter 13 Intensive Kerrp. 108
Chapter 14 He Gives a Bamp. 116
Chapter 15 Brooklyn Boy Scout Makes Goodp. 125
Chapter 16 Live from New Yorkp. 134
Chapter 17 Fare Commentaryp. 141
Chapter 18 (Two Fat Ladies): Women Behaving Badlyp. 148
Chapter 19 The Caprial Worldp. 157
Chapter 20 Jacques Treatmentp. 164
Chapter 21 Remembrance of Things Repastp. 172
Chapter 22 From Stock Market to Stock Potsp. 181
Chapter 23 Three Dog Bakery: It's a Dog's Kitchenp. 188
Chapter 24 The French Confectionp. 193
Chapter 25 Food Tsai-encep. 200
Chapter 26 Yan the Manp. 206
Appendix A Vast Tasteland: An A-to-Z List of Fictional TV Food Folksp. 215
Appendix B Hollyfood: A Filmography of Food Moviesp. 220
Appendix C Celebrity Dish: Celebrity Cookbooksp. 226
Appendix D Tossing the Virtual Salad: Web Sites and Usenet Groupsp. 228
Appendix E Glossary of Cooking Terms and Ingredientsp. 230
Bibliographyp. 237
Indexp. 242