Modern Living: Cooking with Kerr

Escoffier he is not. And no one could compare him to the organized Julia Child. But the Galloping Gourmet, who first roistered onto U.S. TV screens in 1969, charmed and instructed large audiences with his intentionally maladroit preparation of elegant food, claret-nipping and well-staged cocky capers. After a three-year sabbatical from television —caused by a near-fatal driving accident—Graham Kerr (rhymes with rare) is back on the tube, this time at a canter. Now, skipping foie gras, fondue and farce, Kerr has a basic, economy-oriented series of five-minute segments called Take Kerr, on view...

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