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.
Napkin (#407H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG
Explore both contemporary and classic Italian culture with Chef Hamilton as she takes in the century-old work around her that's grounded in tradition and respect, but also quiet and not for personal gain.
Evolution (#408H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG
Venture into the unknown with Chef Hamilton as she explores what's next for her career and the challenges associated with making the decision to step away from life in the kitchen. Jacques Pepin demonstrates techniques and Mario Batali offers advice.
Balance (#413H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG
Join David and Carlo Mirarchi, a chef and restaurateur, as they head up the coast for a carefree hangout with some old friends, to grill some steaks, cook pizzas in a wood-fire oven alfresco and relish some moments off the restaurant line.
- KQED 9: Sun, Dec 20, 2015 -- 11:30am Remind me
Fire (#409H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG
Join Chef Kinch as he explores how a devastating restaurant fire changed and improved him. He also prepares some dishes that came out of that challenging period of his life, with one of them being a new signature dish.
25 Bites (#416H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG
Learn why Chef Kinch believes no meal should take more than 25 bites to finish. Through delicate preparation, he details the various components that bring the perfect dish together.
- KQED 9: Sun, Jan 10, 2016 -- 11:30am Remind me
London (#209H) Duration: 26:01 STEREO TVPG
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.
Southerners (#201H) Duration: 26:01 STEREO TVPG
It all began when Sean Brock went looking for Jimmy red corn. That simple journey turned into a lifetime of searching, archiving and reviving lost crops of the South. His partners in crime are legendary owner and operator of Anson Mills, Glen Roberts, and University of South Carolina professor David Shields - a trifecta of seed nerds hell-bent on preserving Southern food heritage. In this episode, Sean travels to Anson Mills to hand-quern Jimmy red corn, discover fire threshing and cook hominy. David Shields visits Sean's R&D lab to experiment with seeds and to tell the story of the Bradford watermelon, a near-extinct fruit with a delicious and deadly history. Sean travels to Blackberry Farm in Tennessee to talk to Master Gardener John Coyenkdall about heirloom seeds. Finally, food scientist Harold McGee talks about the magic of combining corn and lye.
- KQED 9: Sun, Jan 24, 2016 -- 11:30am Remind me
Seeds (#202H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG
It's Sean's mission in life to expose to the world the regional varieties of Southern cuisine and to erase the misconception that southern cuisine is all the same. In this episode, he explores a few of the unique regional cuisines in the South. Chef Steven Satterfield from Georgia cooks okra and grits. Chef John Currence makes tamales - that's right ... tamales. Chef Ed Lee cooks a dish using the Kentucky holy trinity: bourbon, sorghum and country ham. Tennessee pastry chef Lisa Donavan makes a buttermilk pie. Sean and fellow South Carolinians, the Lee Brothers, make deviled crab, before visiting Fishnet's Seafood outside of Charleston to enjoy their more wholesome version: "Jesus crabs."
- KQED 9: Sun, Jan 31, 2016 -- 11:30am Remind me