Did Cooking Shows Start the Foodie Revolution?

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The term "foodie" was coined by restaurant critic Gael Greene in 1980 in a review in New York Magazine and was then was popularized later by the authors of The Official Foodie Handbook. According to dictionaries, the term has become universally accepted and generally means "a person with a special interest in food." Food television programs have been a staple of Public Broadcasting and daytime television for decades. Some of the earliest pioneers include Julia Child, whose French Chef program started broadcasting in 1963, A few years later, Graham Kerr elevated the status of cooking shows with "The Galloping Gourmet." It's only been in recent years that television has elevated the hosts of its cooking shows to global superstar status. . . .

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