First TV cookery show
Cook's Night Out
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United Kingdom ()

The first cookery show to be broadcast on television was the live, black-and-white Cook's Night Out (BBC), presented by French chef and restaurateur Marcel Boulestin (1878–1943), which debuted at 9.25 p.m. on 21 January 1937. The inaugural part in a series of five 15-minute-long episodes, each focusing on a single dish that could be made individually or combined into a five-course meal, in this premiere, Boulestin demonstrated how to prepare an omelette.

The first TV chef, Boulestin went on to present other cookery programmes on the BBC, including Dish of the Month (1937) and Foundations of Cookery (1939).