Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Communication and Culture
Today, the television Food Network is one of the most popular sources of food knowledge. Although it may be perceived simplistically as a recipe resource for aspiring home chefs it represents much more. Through analyses of the Food Network programming this work examines the network's representations of our food ways. More specifically, portrayals of the food industry are explored. It is argued that the network is steeped in nostalgic longing for a traditional value system which emphasizes family and home. This focus on family, community and small scale food preparation eliminates problematic aspects of our food production, distribution and consumption systems.
Kornik, Sarah, "What is the Food Network feeding us? : questioning the Food Network's representation of the food industry" (2007). Theses and dissertations. Paper 327.