Galloping Gourmet, The (Series) (1968-1972)

Galloping Gourmet, The
The Galloping Gourmet, a half-hour, weekday show, was the most popular cooking show of its time. It had originated on Australian television, and then moved to Canada, with Ottawa's CJOH-TV as its production base.

Graham Kerr demonstrated the preparation of dishes that were exotic, but affordable and accessible. The key to the show's popularity, however, was Kerr himself. He was a handsome, athletic young man with an ebullient personality, and an antitraditional approach to cookery and to cooking for television. He worked very rapidly, with continual, sometimes mildly racy, chatter. At the end of each show, he sat down at a table to eat what he had prepared, whether the dish had worked or not. As the credits rolled, he usually pulled someone up from the front row of the studio audience to share the meal.

The show also took Kerr around the world for film segments that showed him and his wife, Treena, eating their way through different countries.

Graham Kerr....Host
Treena Kerr

Original Broadcaster(s): CBC

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I remember watching this show when I was a kid! Graham Kerr was very funny and I recall that he used alot of butter in his recipes as was typical during the 70's. I think they re-made the show about 20 years later and they would make a more healthier version of the old recipe to compare how much less fat and calories the new recipe had.
byClick here to see the profile of this user lesli2, May 30, 2008
I watched this even thou I was in the us here.
he always entertained us so well, He made cooking fun. God bless you Mr. G
byClick here to see the profile of this user GordFred, March 29, 2008
I remember watching the Galloping Gourmet after school. I always got a chuckle but more importantly a life long interest in cooking. While I was also influenced by family members in the cooking trade, I think a lot of my flair came from Graham. I'll never forget his closing of each segment with "time for a short slurp". I think he influenced a lot of chef's on TV today.

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