Alex Thomopoulos

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Co-Hosts in Portugal

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING: Co-Hosts in Portugal

 

On this episode of Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking, co-hosts Pete Evans and Alex Thomopoulos join forces in Lisbon, Portugal, to cook up an outstanding locally sourced feast. They begin by gathering the freshest ingredients at a Setubal market, Mercado de Livramento, considered one of the best in the world. Next, the pair visits the popular Time Out Market, studded with restaurant stalls and offering local flavors that will provide inspiration for their meal. Then it’s to the kitchen where they roll up their sleeves to cook a traditional Portuguese-inspired feast that includes Spiced Chicken Escabeche; Grilled Octopus Salad with Peppers, Herbs, and Citrus; Creamy Tomato Rice; Seared Swordfish with Citrus Vinaigrette; and a Pastel de Nata (Portuguese Custard Tart) for dessert.

 

 

 

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Beachside in Brighton

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING: Beachside in Brighton

 

We are in Brighton, a beautiful English seaside resort town, in this episode of Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking. Host Alex Thomopoulos is here to cook a feast with acclaimed chefs Michael Bremner and Sam Lambert. To gather the freshest fish, the chefs head to Brighton & Newhaven Fish Sales, where fisherman deliver the daily catch straight from the sea, then to inland to Namayasai, a gem of a farm that grows an exquisite array of Japanese vegetables. And finally, they travel to Saddlescombe Farm & Newtimber Hill, where sheep graze in the scenic British countryside. Back at Chef Michael’s waterfront restaurant, Murmur, the trio cooks a delectable feast with the daily catch and an Herby White Wine Butter Sauce, Fire-Roasted Lamb, and Shrimp Shu Mai.

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

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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.