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(I believe all the other photos of Marcel Boulestin come from Dish of the Month and Foundations of Cookery. Yes, those articles will be written too at some point!)
 
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'''''Cook's Night Out''''' is an early five-part BBC television cooking show. Hosted by French chef Marcel Boulestin, it is claimed by BBC Archive to be the first ever television cookery show.<ref>[https://twitter.com/BBCArchive/status/1087262270483238912 ''BBC Archive'' tweet, crediting ''Cook's Night Out'' as the first TV cookery series.] Retrieved 18 Apr '21</ref>
'''''Cook's Night Out''''' is an early five-part BBC television cooking show. Hosted by French chef Marcel Boulestin, it is claimed by ''BBC Archive'' to be the first ever television cookery show.<ref>[https://twitter.com/BBCArchive/status/1087262270483238912 ''BBC Archive'' tweet, crediting ''Cook's Night Out'' as the first TV cookery series.] Retrieved 18 April '21</ref>
 
  
 
==Background==
 
==Background==
Five episodes were broadcast live every fortnight, from 21 January to 18 March 1937. It involved Boulestin making various dishes, which could be combined together to make an "excellent five-course dinner".<ref>[https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/search/0/20?adv=0&q=cook%27s+night+out&media=all&yf=1923&yt=2009&mf=1&mt=12&tf=00%3A00&tt=00%3A00#search ''BBC Genome'' archive of ''Radio Times'' issues, listing ''Cook's Night Out'' and the "excellent five-course dinner" quote.] Retrieved 18 April '21</ref> Boulestin would first demonstrate how to make an omelette,<ref>[https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/page/70c5577a83c6414dae211f6d487fe426 ''Radio Times'' issue summarising episode 1.] Retrieved 18 April '21</ref> followed by a Filet de Sole Murat,<ref>[https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/page/0c67b42478c04637b8488b60fdb57df2 ''Radio Times'' issue summarising episode 2.] Retrieved 18 April '21</ref> Escalope de Veau Choisy,<ref>[https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4178068/episodes?ref_=tt_ov_epl ''IMDB'' page for ''Cook's Night Out'', summarising all five epsiodes.] Retrieved 18 April '21</ref> preparation of salads,<ref>[https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/page/042726095e724141b96a8dd84de73006 ''Radio Times'' issue summarising episode 4.] Retrieved 18 April '21</ref> and finally Crepes Flambees.<ref>[https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/page/515bc03b89e3497882a743ea7b578587 ''Radio Times'' issue summarising episode 5.] Retrieved 18 April '21</ref> According to ''Eater'', the show's target audience was upper-class individuals who could afford then-very expensive television sets, but of whom lacked at-home cooking staff for that particular evening.<ref>[https://www.eater.com/2016/7/6/12095640/marcel-boulestin-chef-cookbook-history ''Eater'' article, summarising the show's premise and intended audience.] Retrieved 18 April '21</ref>
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Five episodes were broadcast live every fortnight, from January 21st, to March 18th, 1937. It involved Boulestin making various dishes, which could be combined together to make an "excellent five-course dinner".<ref>[https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/search/0/20?adv=0&q=cook%27s+night+out&media=all&yf=1923&yt=2009&mf=1&mt=12&tf=00%3A00&tt=00%3A00#search BBC Genome archive of ''Radio Times'' issues, listing ''Cook's Night Out'' and the "excellent five-course dinner" quote.] Retrieved 18 Apr '21</ref> Boulestin would first demonstrate how to make an omelette,<ref>[https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/page/70c5577a83c6414dae211f6d487fe426 ''Radio Times'' issue summarising episode 1.] Retrieved 18 Apr '21</ref> followed by a Filet de Sole Murat,<ref>[https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/page/0c67b42478c04637b8488b60fdb57df2 ''Radio Times'' issue summarising episode 2.] Retrieved 18 Apr '21</ref> Escalope de Veau Choisy, preparation of salads,<ref>[https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/page/042726095e724141b96a8dd84de73006 ''Radio Times'' issue summarising episode 4.] Retrieved 18 Apr '21</ref> and finally Crepes Flambees.<ref>[https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/page/515bc03b89e3497882a743ea7b578587 ''Radio Times'' issue summarising episode 5.] Retrieved 18 Apr '21</ref> According to ''Eater'', the show's target audience was upper-class individuals who could afford then-very expensive television sets, but of whom lacked at-home cooking staff for that particular evening.<ref>[https://www.eater.com/2016/7/6/12095640/marcel-boulestin-chef-cookbook-history ''Eater'' article, summarising the show's premise and intended audience.] Retrieved 18 Apr '21</ref>
  
 
==Availability==
 
==Availability==
Like other early BBC television broadcasts, Cook's Night Out was broadcast live and was not recorded. Therefore, all five episodes are now permanently missing. A photo of Boulestin making the omelette is all that remains of the show.
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Like other early BBC television broadcasts, ''Cook's Night Out'' was broadcast live and was not recorded. Therefore, all five episodes are now permanently missing. A photo of Boulestin making the omelette is all that remains of the show.
  
 
==Images==
 
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File:Cooksnightout5.png|Listing of episode 5 of ''Cook's Night Out'' in ''Radio Times''.
 
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==External Link==
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*[https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4178068/episodes?ref_=tt_ov_epl IMDB page for ''Cook's Night Out''.]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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Revision as of 13:34, 18 April 2021

Cooksnightoutmarcel.jpg

The only known photo of Cook's Night Out.

Status: Lost

Cook's Night Out is an early five-part BBC television cooking show. Hosted by French chef Marcel Boulestin, it is claimed by BBC Archive to be the first ever television cookery show.[1]

Background

Five episodes were broadcast live every fortnight, from January 21st, to March 18th, 1937. It involved Boulestin making various dishes, which could be combined together to make an "excellent five-course dinner".[2] Boulestin would first demonstrate how to make an omelette,[3] followed by a Filet de Sole Murat,[4] Escalope de Veau Choisy, preparation of salads,[5] and finally Crepes Flambees.[6] According to Eater, the show's target audience was upper-class individuals who could afford then-very expensive television sets, but of whom lacked at-home cooking staff for that particular evening.[7]

Availability

Like other early BBC television broadcasts, Cook's Night Out was broadcast live and was not recorded. Therefore, all five episodes are now permanently missing. A photo of Boulestin making the omelette is all that remains of the show.

Images

External Link

References