Continuing a discussion begun here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/855660
When do you feel that Food TV began?
Some seminal show?
A particular chef?
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.