Mind of A Chef, The
From ramen to rotting bananas, from Copenhagen to Kentucky, from pork buns to golf clubs, this series is a rethinking of a "travel/cooking show" - it feeds the gut and the mind. It dares to make connections between food and nature, science, music, art, sports, history, and pretty much anything else a renowned chef can stir up. It is an experience that unlocks the potential of food, travel and the mind. Narrated by Anthony Bourdain.
Mind of A Chef, The Previous Broadcasts
Kentucky (Episode #305H)
KQED Life: Mon, Jul 18, 2016 -- 8:00 PM
Ed got his start in NYC but now calls Louisville home. Ed takes us on an insider tour of town to see what goes on behind the scenes with his friend Bobby, a horse trainer. They eschew mint juleps for tamales with the other trainers in pre-dawn hours just days before the Derby. Ed's evolution continues as he discusses how living and working in Louisville has inspired, influenced, and changed him over the past decade - Louisville is where he gently placed aside his classic French technique and decided to do something all his own. Ed delves into Louisville's fried chicken scene and cooks up his own version along with North Carolina chef Ashley Christensen, and uses the city's German heritage as an inspiration to cook hasenpfeffer for his wife, Dianne.
- KQED Life: Tue, Jul 19, 2016 -- 2:00 AM
Louisville (Episode #304H)
KQED Life: Mon, Jul 11, 2016 -- 8:00 PM
Ed got his start in NYC, but now calls Louisville home and home is where the heart is. He discusses how living and working in Louisville have inspired, influenced and changed him over the past decade - Louisville is where he gently put aside his classic French technique and decided to do something all his own. Working with chef Kevin Ashworth from Ed's restaurant Milkwood, the chefs experiment with farmers market finds, allowing a view into how a new dish is created. Ed then delves into Louisville's fried chicken scene and cooks up his own version with North Carolina chef Ashley Christensen. Finally, honoring the woman who kept him in Louisville in the first place, Ed uses the city's German heritage as inspiration to cook hasenpfeffer for his wife, Dianne.
- KQED Life: Tue, Jul 12, 2016 -- 2:00 AM
Argentina (Episode #303H)
KQED Life: Mon, Jul 4, 2016 -- 8:00 PM
Fire is the most elemental part of a kitchen - without it, food would simply be eaten, never "cooked." And yet in the post-Nouvelle-Cuisine age, food and fire have become distant from one another. Ed travels to Argentina to visit Francis Mallmann, the country's most esteemed chef and the godfather of open-flame cooking, on his private island nestled in the foothills of the Andes. While on La Isla for three days, Francis and Ed create a feast that reunites the simplest - and arguably the best - ingredients and cooking techniques. Armed with fire, smoke, meat and salt, Ed relishes this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
- KQED Life: Tue, Jul 5, 2016 -- 2:00 AM
London (Episode #209H)
KQED 9: Sun, Jul 3, 2016 -- 11:30 AM
Chef Bloomfield wrestles with the questions every aspiring new or expanding veteran chef has to confront: What does it take to open a new restaurant? What happens if you are fortunate enough to make it past year one? How do you stay relevant? Do you keep serving what made you famous? Do you branch out and try something totally new? These are questions for reflection as April and her business partner, Ken Friedman, explore the challenges of opening their first out-of-state venture in San Francisco: Tosca. April is inspired by a local morning bun, and she's busy in the kitchen testing and tasting dishes for her new menu.
Hunger (Episode #404H)
KQED Plus: Sat, Jul 2, 2016 -- 3:30 PM
Learn how Gabrielle's experiences with hunger made her the chef she is today.