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MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOK
Basque Country

 

This week on Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking, host Pete Evans is in Spain’s beautiful Basque Country with three-Michelin-star-chef Eneko Atxa and friend, chef Iker Barrenetxea. They are together to create an incredible feast sourcing the freshest ingredients from Spain’s rich land. The trio starts out with an adventure at sea at the scenic Puerto de Bermeo, where they go in search of the best catch of the day. Next, Pete, Eneko, and Iker travel inland to an ecological farm in the heart of Basque country. Finally back at Eneko’s exquisite restaurant, Azurmendi, with its award-winning garden committed to sustainability, it’s time to cook up the feast: Foie Gras Mousse with Lemongrass Jelly, Tomato Tarts with Basil Aioli and Tomato Emulsion, Roasted Hake with Garlic and Parsley Oil, Oysters with Sea Aromas, Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Brown Butter, and Mixed Basque Cheeses for dessert.

 

 

 

A CHEF’S LIFE
The World is Your Oyster

 

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.

 

The World is Your Oyster
Chef Vivian goes to Cedar Island to explore the new culture of farm-raised oysters in the Southeast. She and Ben share plans of opening an oyster bar across the street from The Chef & the Farmer in hopes it will be a place that adds character and variety to the town’s “dining scene.” Vivian and her dad orchestrate their family’s first-ever oyster roast.