the great tradition of legendary PBS cooking shows, "Sunshine
Cuisine" represents the gold standard of television
production in this genre.
Cuisine " was difficult to produce, even for a cooking
show. The shooting schedule began with morning prep, after
which was a straight run through, live on tape. After pickups,
the production moved to product shots of the finished dishes.
This required elaborate "vignettes" consisting
of props and table settings on a swept light table top and
cooking shows required working appliances, including gas
piped in from external tanks and practical sinks and faucets
in studios with no existing drains or water. Waste water
was collected in holding tanks under the sink, filtered
and pumped out. Hot water heaters were also in the center
island counter as well as a practical sink and cook top.
Behind the set is a full prep kitchen with refrigerators,
stoves, prep tables, automatic dish and clothes washers.
Hot water heaters are also needed for prep area and waste
water was collected in holding tanks under the sink, filtered
and pumped out.
the right is a Sun Sentinel story for "Sunshine Cuisine
" Show on PBS
Sets and Props from PBS affiliate WPBT