Several documentaries about celebrity chefs were released between 2010 and 2012, building on trends that have turned knowledge of and access to fine dining restaurants into a crucial arena for globalized elite's construction of social status and cultural capital. The analysis of three of these films - Three Stars, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, and Step up to Your Plate - indicates how media contribute to the formation of a global canon of practices, performances, and discourses that naturalize the accomplished, knowledgeable, and male chef trained in established and prestigious food traditions as the culinary ideal.
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- Language and Linguistics
- Linguistics and Language
- Literature and Literary Theory