Okra

DINING WITH THE CHEF
Gyusuji Curry and Rice

DINING WITH THE CHEF: Gyusuji Curry and Rice

 

DINING WITH THE CHEF introduces Americans to the techniques, ingredients and harmony of Japanese cuisine. Hosted by Yu Hayami, who cooks alongside master chef Tatsuo Saito, and also by Patrick Harlan who cooks with chef Rika Yukimasa — and with occasional appearances by other guest chefs — the series presents delicious Japanese dishes that can be made at home.

 

DINING WITH THE CHEF: Gyusuji Curry and Rice

 

Gyusuji Curry and Rice
In this episode, we’ll be making curry with gyusuji, or beef tendons. Beef tendons slowly stewed in a sweet and savory broth made with sugar and soy sauce are a popular addition to okonomiyaki, yakisoba, udon, and more. In the Kansai region, beef tendons simmered as part of simmered daikon radish with miso to make dote-ni are variations long beloved as everyday dishes. Rika will be demonstrating her pressure cooker prowess to quickly stew beef tendons until they’re tender, then add Japanese curry roux, coriander seed, cardamom, garam masala, and other spices to put together a delicious curry. For her side dishes, she’ll be making octopus sautéed with wasabi, butter and soy sauce, as well as pickled myoga ginger buds and okra.

 

 

 

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING
Miami 1 – Fruit and Spice Park

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING: Fruit and Spice Park

 

This series combines flavorful ingredients, top chefs and beautiful locations for the ultimate dining experience. In the third season of the Emmy-nominated series, Australian Chef Pete Evans goes coast-to-coast, and across the sea, traveling to Nashville, Louisville, Miami, San Antonio, Hawaii and other US locations to meet the best chefs in each area and cook a delicious meal that incorporates local and seasonal ingredients.

 

Miami 1 – Fruit and Spice Park
Pete visits Miami and meets up with three fabulous chefs: Michelle Bernstein, Lindsay Autry and Cindy Hudson. The three travel to Paradise Farms to pick-up banana leaves and other fresh veggies for the night’s feast. Then they’re off to the Fruit & Spice Park, a 37-acre botanical garden with exotic fruits and produce where the chefs pick fresh jackfruit and canistel in the gardens and prepare this farm-fresh feast. The menu features grilled snapper in banana leaf with charred okra and tomato stew; farro risotto with squash blossoms and creamy pesto; toasted curried jackfruit pilau with salted cashews; maduros and fresh coconut cream; and canistel islas flotantes for dessert.

 

A CHEF’S LIFE
Prickly Business

 

A Chef’s Life is a cooking and documentary series that takes viewers inside the life of Chef Vivian Howard, who, with her husband Ben Knight, opens a fine dining restaurant in her small hometown in 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.

 

Prickly Business
Vivian’s mentor, Scott Barton, stops by the restaurant and shares the story of the African roots of okra. Vivian learns that picking okra can be a prickly business.