Robert Benchley—How to Eat

Robert Benchley demonstrates how to eat properly.

Menu (A Pete Smith Specialty)

Possibly the world’s first cooking video, in (less than appetizing) two-strip Technicolor. Oscar nominee for Best Short Subject, 1933.

Prudence Penny

An early cooking short movie circa 1937.

The Tuolumne River wins NBC’s Golden Grape Award

Gold Country Wine Tasting

1972 Pepsi Commercial Calaveras

Julia Child & Company

Here’s a classic “Foodie” video.

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  • Bert Wolf—Television Journalist


    “People travel to meet other people
    and eat their food”

  • Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin


    “Tell me what you eat
    and I will tell you who you are”
    (1 April 1755, Belley, France
    — 2 February 1826, Paris)