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Graham Kerr

 Why is Graham Kerr famous? - by Christian
Graham Kerr Graham Kerr was born on January 22, 1934 in London. He is a cooking personality on television.

Biography and Career

Graham Kerr was born on January 22, 1934 in London is a cooking personality who gained fame through his cooking show The Galloping Gourmet. Kerr regards himself as a Scot but grew up in England where his parents were established hoteliers.

As a result, much of his childhood was spent among some of the most outstanding chefs of Europe. Educated at the independent school Brighton College, he became trainee manager at the Roebuck Hotel in East Sussex, England, aged fifteen. After five years in the British Army as catering adviser Graham became General Manager of England's Royal Ascot Hotel

He moved to New Zealand in 1958, becoming chief chef catering adviser for the Royal New Zealand Air Force. It was there that his media career began in the early 1960s, his recipes were delivered on radio and in magazines and a related book, Entertaining with Kerr, sold out its first edition in eight days. He moved into television with the emergence of the new medium in New Zealand after being recruited by NZBC producer Shirley Maddock.

Later The Galloping Gourmet, a show named for Kerr's onscreen persona was taped in Ottawa at CJOH TV for the CBC and produced by his wife Treena Kerr. The origin of his Galloping Gourmet persona stemmed from a 1967 book he co authored with wine expert Len Evans, The Galloping Gourmets. They got their nickname from a 35 day worldwide trek to the finest restaurants around the globe.

During The Galloping Gourmet's successful run, Graham became a worldwide sensation, wrote an abundance of cookbooks and earned two Emmy Award nominations. One particularly amusing episode featured Kerr making the British dessert known as Spotted Dick. The show ended in 1971 after a car accident that left Graham temporarily paralysed. After his wife Treena's stroke, then heart attack he was prompted to create a new style of cooking that he dubbed Minimax.

This new method of food preparation minimized fat and cholesterol while it maximised aroma, colour, texture and taste. Minimax led to the eponymous Graham Kerr show originally produced at KING TV in Seattle in 1990 and 1991 and later syndicated to local stations and later, the Discovery Channel.

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Birth Name: Graham Kerr
Birth: January 22, 1934

Why do we like Graham Kerr?

We like him because of his talent of cooking.

Why is Graham Kerr Famous?

He is famous as a cooking personality.

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Galloping Gourmet Graham Kerr makes Organic Muesli Hippy-style!


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Date Added: 08 May '10

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