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It's a Man's, Man's, Man's World
Wednesday, September 13, 2006 | posted by Mike

With apologies to James Brown...

Jessica over at Food TV and Me has a post up about an interesting St. Petersburg Times article all about the Food Network programming, including the latest trends in shows and a word from the head of programming about his high hopes for the new Paula Deen show.

I had seen the article, but Jessica catches something that I didn't.
I looked at the list and found it strange that all of these shows have mostly male cooks (the only female is Cat Cora from Iron Chef America.) The core audience, according to the article, is mostly women. Maybe we like to see hot chefs cooking tasty dishes. I don’t know.
That's something to think about, especially in light of the discussion we had here some time back about gender and food and how it all ties in to our appreciation for food television.

To a certain extent, I think that the male-dominated evening schedule is a cyclical thing. Two of the Network's biggest female stars are busy with other projects right now, so it only makes sense that they're packing their evening schedule with what they have available.

Of course, maybe Jessica is right and we just like looking at attractive people.

Anyway, be sure to check out the article and you should absolutely add Food TV and Me to your bookmarks or feedreader!



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