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SAMANTHA BROWN’S PLACES TO LOVE
Charleston, South Carolina

SAMANTHA BROWN’S PLACES TO LOVE: Charleston, South Carolina

 

The Holy City has quite the history, and Samantha takes a walking tour through its hidden alleyways and the French Quarter, including a tour of the haunted Old City Jail. She also visits the City Market to learn about the Gullah tradition of sweetgrass basket weaving.

 

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MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING
The Allbright In London

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING - The Allbright In London

 

This week on Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking host Alex Thomopoulos is in London, England, a wonderfully diverse and rapidly changing gourmet destination. She’s here to create a feast with two of the city’s premier chefs, Sabrina Gidda, executive chef at The AllBright, an all-women’s member club, and attorney-turned-chef Karan Gokani, owner of Hoppers restaurants. Before the chefs start cooking, they head to Borough Market to source local meats and spices. They also pay a visit to Paxton & Whitfield, one of London’s most famous cheese shops, with a unique tasting room. Then it’s back to The AllBright where the three create an amazing menu that includes Cauliflower Chaat, a succulent Keralan Roast Lamb, and Masala Pork Belly with a Slow-Cooked Cardamom Pork Cheek served in a Spiced Carrot and Cumin Puree.

 

 

 

SAMANTHA BROWN’S PLACES TO LOVE
Food Around the World

SAMANTHA BROWN’S PLACES TO LOVE: Food Around The World

 

While visiting the Swiss city of Interlaken, Samantha learns the art of chocolate making in a “funky” way. In Orange County, California Samantha learns about the Vietnamese community in the city of Westminster while making spring rolls. On a road trip through Texas Hill Country she stops in and tries her hand at making duck schnitzel in keeping with the historical roots of the region. In New Zealand, Samantha engages with the local Maori community in the city of Whakatane and learns how the traditional feast “Hangi” is made. What’s food, without a drink? In Montreal, Samantha learns about how gin is made from local ingredients and then has a classic cocktail. On a fascinating trip to Seoul, South Korea Samantha learns how to make bulgogi, the classic Korean beef dish. Finally, in Santa Fe she learns how to make an enchilada “Christmas” style.

 

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MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING
On the Road in Cambridge, UK

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING: On the Road in Cambridge, UK

 

We’re on the road in Cambridge, England, to cook a feast with host Alex Thomopoulos and critically acclaimed chefs Tristan Welch and Alex Rushmer in this week’s episode of Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking. The day begins with a trip to source some amazing local ingredients at Flourish Produce, which specializes in growing seasonal vegetables for the area’s leading chefs. The trio also forages fresh herbs by the River Cam and makes a stop at an award-winning gin distillery that makes outstanding gins using local botanicals-and ants! Our adventure culminates at the University Arms Hotel with a cup of tea and a true British picnic, including Charred Ricotta and Pickled Beetroot Toast, Cured Smoked Trout, and Salt-Baked Kohlrabi with Turnips, all served to guests eager and delighted to dine al fresco with these top chefs.

 

 

 

SAMANTHA BROWN’S PLACES TO LOVE
Baltimore, Maryland

SAMANTHA BROWN’S PLACES TO LOVE: Baltimore, Maryland

 

Samantha starts her visit in Charm City at the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) and meets its founder, who together tour this truly inspiring and original facility that is filled unique and visual works of art. Hitting the Sunday farmers’ market, Samantha meets Chef Thomas, who picks up some local ingredients for his soul food restaurant, Ida B’s Table. Joining Chef Thomas and his wife for a bite, Samantha is invited to taste some of their brunch inspirations, as they discuss the importance of community and how their restaurant serves as a conduit for it. In the Hampden neighborhood, one Baltimore’s wildest yearly traditions is HonFest. Playing along, Samantha gets a “Full Hon” make-over that includes a red beehive wig, winged glasses and a vintage dress and then sashays through the festival with 2015 Hon of the Year, Nikki Bass. On the MICA campus at the Nancy cafe, Samantha visits with art enthusiast, “Downtown” Kevin Brown and renowned artist, Joyce Scott, who discuss the cruciality of art and Joyce’s famed career. From local artists to local “makers”, the Treason Toting Company is building a huge name for its brand in the backpack and toting industry. Samantha meets its young founders in their workspace and learns about the exciting canvas and leather products they are developing. Baltimore is a city of deep American roots that Samantha tours and discusses with guide, Lou Fields, who talks about the revitalization of the Fells Point docks along with historical significance of this powerful neighborhood which includes the likes of Frederick Douglass and Billie Holiday. In a wonderful finish, Samantha joins a local dance “step” team, the Lethal Ladies, where she learns the choreographed precision moves from Coach G and her highly talented high school girls team.

 

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MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING
On the Road in Madrid, Spain

 

In this episode of Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking, host Pete Evans is on the road in Madrid with two of the city’s rising star chefs, Benjamin Bensoussan and Manuel Berganza. The trio creates a delectable feast in one of the most coveted Madrid rooftop restaurants, Picalagartos Sky Bar. Before the cooking begins, Pete, Ben, and Manuel head to an ecological farm on the outskirts of Madrid, and then make a stop at the famed restaurant Cinco Jotas, where Pete learns the right way to carve a Jamon Iberico (iberian ham). Back at Manuel’s restaurant, NuBel, the chefs cook up delectable Ceps Tatin, a Whole Roasted Suckling Pig, plus other mouthwatering local dishes-all to be enjoyed by guests at a spectacular Spanish rooftop feast.

 

 

 

SAMANTHA BROWN’S PLACES TO LOVE
Lafayette and Cajun County, Louisiana

SAMANTHA BROWN’S PLACES TO LOVE: Lafayette and Cajun County, Louisiana

 

Samantha is instantly engulfed in Cajun and Zydeco music at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival. The journey continues with a visit to Tabasco to learn the 5-year process of bottling the hot sauce, followed by a kayak tour through the local swamps.

 

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JOSEPH ROSENDO’S TRAVELSCOPE
Maine – Town & Country

 

Join Joseph on a Maine adventure that uncovers Maine’s Town and Country pleasures while focusing on its greatest resource – its people. From brew masters to boat builders, from the Oyster Lady to the Lobsterman Family, Joseph meets the Mainers that carrying on the traditions and maritime heritage of Maine and those that are in the forefront of innovation and change. Travel with Joseph as he explores the historic sites, chic shops and fine restaurants of Portland, and discovers the joys of going off-the-beaten-track in the fishing villages and towns of the beautiful Blue Hill Peninsula. On his travels Joseph hikes, bikes, sails, kayaks, dines and samples the citified and rural pleasures of the country’s most forested state. He uncovers little-known attractions while he also experiences Maine’s tried and true one. It’s a Down East Maine Down Home journey.

 

 

 

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