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When did FoodTV begin?

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When did FoodTV begin?

Kris in Beijing | Jul 2, 2012 01:05 PM

Continuing a discussion begun here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/855660

When do you feel that Food TV began?

Food network?
Some seminal show?
PBS Saturdays?
A particular chef?
Julia?

I don't mean "what was the first televised cooking segment/ program/ series"— I mean, when did the American (maybe North American) cultural consciousness develop the concept that there was Food TV?

What's the REVERSE of Jump The Shark? That genesis moment- when the meme took hold. That's what I mean.

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