CINEMA TOAST: A look back at the uproar over the first season of 'The Bear'
FX's summer '22 hit show set a new standard for cinematic kitchen storytelling
Welcome, reader, to my first Cinema Toast installment.
Long before Instagram was letting the camera eat, Hollywood made numerous attempts at it. It took decades and technicolor film before anyone recognized the sex appeal of cheese oozing from a burger. Since then, food has grown into the subject of avant garde film, documentaries, its own network and now the hottest streaming show in Hulu’s history.
When I was writing for The Oklahoman, I published a number of pieces about food in film and television and thought I might bring some of that to The Feed with fresh eyes.
Since “The Bear” proved such a sensation last summer and recently released Season 2 we’ll start there before we dive into some of the classics and take a look at some of the competition shows.
Here’s my review of Season 1 of “The Bear.”
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