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The best baking show ever broadcast

dmsnyder's picture

The best baking show ever broadcast

You have to be "of a certain age" to have seen the best baking show ever broadcast. It was a demonstration of making a Banana Cream Pie by Marshall Efron, an episode of The Great American Dream Machine broadcast on PBS in 1971.

I've thought of this landmark broadcast many times over the years and wished I could view it again. Well, I found it this evening, and I want to share it with you all. 

Marshall Efon - Better Living through Chemistry



EvaB's picture

I am close to a certain age, but we didn't have tv until I was 12, and then we only had one station a CBC affiliate so wouldn't have gotten this anyway, but the list of stuff on the side of the boxes these days is enough to make you shudder.

The Safeway bakery here puts an ingredient list on their breads and so forth, and after the firs couple items they are totally incomprehensible. Bread tastes ok, but ugh the stuff that goes into it. And every thing has corn syrup which I am avoiding.

pdiff's picture

What!!?  You don't bake that way?


Seriously, you shouldn't make me laugh that hard!  Loved the "sifting"



belfiore's picture

I ditto JBeddo...still ROFL...this and the Swedish Chef from Sesame Street are perfect!