The Cooking at Home show was inspired in part by Martha Rosler's "Semiotics of the Kitchen", in part by Julia Child and in part by the comedic stylings of Gilda Radnor. As a parody of the over-saturated genre of the cooking show, the episodic series is also meant to eschew traditional values on painting and art-making in general, as well as conquer the notions of what it means to be a feminist in an age of post-feminism.