Galloping Gourmet, The

The showbiz nickname of Graham Kerr, a celebrated cooking expert who hosted his own syndicated program THE GALLOPING GOURMET/SYN/1968-71 produced by his wife Treena Kerr at CJOH-TV in Ottawa, Canada. Graham Kerr especially liked drinking wine and was often seen “sipping the grape” in between recipe steps.


In 1974, Kerr experienced a spiritual conversion, abandoned his television career, and liquidated much of his wealth (mansions, yachts and cars) to create projects designed to help the world’s needy.

In the 1990s, Kerr returned to TV and taped 39 segments of GRAHAM KERR/SYN/1990, a new half-hour food series which stressed the use of more healthful foods-less salt, fat and meat in the diet. The Graham’s live in Tacoma, Washington.

Note: On the sitcom ARNIE/CBS/1970-72 Charles Nelson Reilly played Arnie Nuvo’s neighbor, Randy Robinson, a gourmet cook who hosted his own TV program called “The Giddyap Gourmet,” an obvious parody of the real Galloping Gourmet.


Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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