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Black Families: The Roundup

Tea, toast, and good times with the Ambrose clan and their extended family.

Check out all of the posts for our Black Families Theme Week here.

‘Chef!’: The Perfectly Imperfect Marital Eroticism of Janice and Gareth

Janice and Gareth's stressful ideal

Gareth does not “happen to be Black”; the pressure on him to conform to white culture, to avoid limiting his own narrative, mirrors the show’s own need to conform to that culture, to avoid limiting its audience. This conflict is slyly embodied in plausibly deniable food metaphor.