National Collegiate Honors Council


Date of this Version

Fall 2000


Published in the Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council 1:2, Fall/Winter 2000. Copyright © 2000 by the National Collegiate Honors Council.


There is a program on the Food Network called "Cooking Live." I happen to be a regular watcher of this very informative show, which is hosted by a personable and knowledgeable chef named Sara Moulton. What sets this particular cooking show apart from the others is that it is less about entertainment than it is about actually teaching the viewer how to make proper pancakes, or how to chop an onion, or how long chicken can marinate safely at room temperature. (I think I remember Sara saying one half-hour, tops, though the FDA says never.) It is a wonderful mix of process and content.