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Galloping Gourmet, The

1 9 6 8 – 1 9 7 1 (Canada)
30 minute episodes

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English chef Graham Kerr became one of television’s most popular cooking instructors of the late ’60s.

With one hand usually clutching a glass of wine, Kerr presented his somewhat unconventional approach to cooking with a humorous approach.

Sometimes the dishes came out perfectly, and sometimes not so much . . .

The 25-minute show was produced by Kerr’s wife, Treena, at CJOH-TV in Ottowa, Canada.

Kerr returned in the mid-1970s, after a few years’ hiatus, with another syndicated cooking show.

Because Kerr and his producer wife had apparently found religion and sworn off alcoholic beverages and rich food, the wine glass was no longer featured, and he prepared mainly low-fat low-cholesterol dishes.

Although the new show attracted a loyal following it certainly had fewer viewers than his more outrageous original series.