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LUCKY CHOW
Northern Thai Cuisine

 

Andy Ricker, a carpenter-turned-chef from Portland, OR, prepares a welcome dinner for the participating chefs at LA’s Lotus of Siam restaurant, with chef/owner Saipin Chutima at the helm. The duo create their collective version of a spicy Issan dish. At the table, Jet Tila rhapsodizes about the days when his family opened America’s first Thai grocery store in Hollywood and introduced lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves and other ingredients to the American palate.

 

 

 

LUCKY CHOW
Koreatown U.S.A.

 

This episode visits New York and Los Angeles – home to the two largest Korean populations in the United States – to explore what distinguishes each. Both are 24-hour hubs of food and drinking culture. However, New York City’s Koreatown covers just one block, whereas Los Angeles’ Koreatown seems like a city unto itself. At dinner with host Lisa Ling and her husband Paul Song, Chef Sang Yoon breaks down the basics of Korean cooking. Back in New York, Top Chef winner Kristen Kish, a Seoul-born Korean adoptee, receives a kimchi tutorial from Korean YouTube sensation, Maangchi. The episode ends with a night out at Pocha 32, an export of Korea’s popular “tent” restaurants.

 

 

 

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING
Polesine Parmense, Italy

 

At the beautiful Antica Corte Pallavicina Relais in Italy, host Pete Evans meets the master of culatello, Massimo Spigaroli, and Parma’s popular third-generation chef, Marco Parizzi. Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking takes you to Massimo’s mesmerizing culatello cellar, a place where his prized salumi lines the ceiling and walls. And then pluck the freshest of produce with Marco on the grounds of the gorgeous estate that’s been a part of the Spigaroli family for generations. The feast is served on the grounds perched on the edge of The Po River and surrounded by a curious peacock, roaming hens, and stunning white cows. On the menu are stuffed squash blossoms, millefoglie of quinoa, gnocchi with blue goat cheese, rabbit and culatello powder, and roasted Guinea hen.

 

 

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING
Seattle Washington

 

Explore the Pacific Northwest as Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking travels to Seattle to get a taste of some of the freshest food on the west coast. Host Curtis Stone travels by seaplane to Coupeville with Chef Tom Douglas, winner of three James Beard Awards, and Chef Renee Erickson, a major driving force in the food boom of Seattle. First stop: a visit to Penn Cove to see where mussels grow in the best environment in the region. He then meets Georgie Smith of Willowood Farms, one of the most photographed, painted and otherwise admired farmscapes in the Pacific Northwest. The chefs get together to create a feast that highlights the fresh mussels from Penn Cove and vegetables that benefit from Washington’s rich soil, in recipes such as a delicious spiced mussels and saffron soup followed by grilled salmon with Walla Walla onions and fava leaves.

 

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING
Dijon, France

 

The Season 5 premiere features exquisite cuisine that contrasts classic French ingredients with innovative techniques. Chef Jean-Michel Lorain serves up escargot bonbons and Burgundy roast chicken, while chef Nicolas Isnard prepares classic escargot and quinoa with mustard vinaigrette.

 

THE KITCHEN WISDOM OF CECILIA CHIANG
The Long Walk

THE KITCHEN WISDOM OF CECILIA CHIANG: The Long Walk

 

In 1937, the Japanese invaded China and by 1939 they arrived in Beijing, seizing most of the large family compound and with it, Cecilia’s idyllic and privileged youth. By 1941 there wasn’t enough food for the family so Cecilia and her number five sister (she had nine in total), fled on foot through Japanese occupied territory. They walked more than 1,000 miles and it took almost six months to reach the safety of “Free China.” In this episode, Cecilia joins Laurence Jossel, chef and owner of Nopa. Like Cecilia, South African-born Jossel came a long way to open a restaurant in San Francisco. Cecilia shows Laurence how to make “beggar’s chicken,” a whole, stuffed chicken wrapped in lotus leaves and then clay, and baked for at least two hours. It comes out of the oven with a hard shell that must be smashed with a mallet to open.

 

A CHEF’S LIFE
Cracklin’ Kitchen

 

A Chef’s Life is a documentary and cooking series that takes viewers inside the life of Chef Vivian Howard, who, with her husband Ben Knight, returned home to open a fine dining restaurant in small-town Eastern North Carolina. Each episode follows Vivian out of the kitchen and into cornfields, strawberry patches and hog farms as she hunts down the ingredients that inspire her menus. Using a chef’s modern sensibilities, Vivian explores Southern cuisine, past and present – one ingredient at a time. A celebration of true farm-to-table food, the series combines the action and drama of a high-pressure business with the joys and stresses of family life.

 

Cracklin’ Kitchen
Vivian goes about christening the restaurant’s new “whole animal, no waste” program with two pigs from Warren Brothers’ farm. She uses everything – including the skin – and, on her father’s recommendation, demonstrates how to make sweet potatoes with cracklins.

 

GLOBE TREKKER
West Texas

 

Trekker Zay Harding starts his journey in Austin, where he experiences everything from rattlesnake hotdogs to bingo with chickens. He then heads south to San Antonio for a visit to the Alamo. Following a night in the most haunted hotel in Texas, Zay travels to the border city of El Paso. After meeting the locals, he treks into the surrounding desert to travel along the old Butterfield trail. Traveling in a 1960s Mustang, Zay embarks on a road trip along Route 66 where he takes in the stunning Palo Duro Canyon, competes in Amarillo’s steak-eating challenge and concludes his trip in Glenrio, the mysterious ghost town that borders New Mexico.

 

FRONTLINE
The Trouble with Chicken

 

FRONTLINE investigates the spread of dangerous pathogens in our meat – particularly poultry – and why the food-safety system isn’t stopping the threat. Focusing on an outbreak of salmonella Heidelberg at one of the nation’s largest poultry processors, the episode shows how contaminants are evading regulators and causing more severe illnesses at a time when Americans are consuming more chicken than ever.