C.S. Lewis on TV cooking shows

Well, in a time travel sort of way.  Lewis once wrote this:

You can get a large audience together for a strip-tease act — that is, to watch a girl undress on the stage.  Now suppose you come to a country where you could fill a theatre by simply bringing a covered plate on to the stage and then slowly lifting the cover so as to let every one see, just before the lights went out, that it contained a mutton chop or a bit of bacon, would you not think that in that country something had gone wrong with the appetite for food?

That quotation is from the new eBook by Steven Poole, You Aren’t What You Eat: Fed Up with Gastroculture.  The book is cranky, often self-contradictory, and also reasonably entertaining.


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