James Beard Award

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.

 

THE MIND OF A CHEF
Joie de Vivre

 

The rigors to ensure quality and consistency in his establishments, along with TV appearances, interviews and an online presence, keep Chef Ludo Lefevbre busy. When he needs to escape, he heads to Paris in the spring, where the emphasis is on life’s joy and fun.

 

THE MIND OF A CHEF
La Mer

THE MIND OF A CHEF: La Mer

 

“La mer” means, simply, the sea. Explore the oceanic bounty of France with Chef Ludo Ludo Lefebvre. Ludo’s eyes light up when he describes the lobsters of Brittany, oysters from Cancale and a myriad of other extraordinary culinary jewels.

 

THE MIND OF A CHEF
Le Végétale

 

“La terre”- the earth – is where ingredients for some of Chef Ludo Lefebvre’s favorite dishes are cultured, grown, harvested and served. Explore the vegetables, gardens and memories that contribute to his preparations.

 

THE MIND OF A CHEF
Strip Malls

 

Ludo meets with his partners to discuss the business decisions that go into serving fine food in a strip mall setting. He demonstrates the restaurant dishes that best embody the cultural mash-up and high/low flair of his strip mall philosophy.