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SOMEWHERE SOUTH
Dumpling Dilemma

SOMEWHERE SOUTH: Dumpling Dilemma

 

Accompany Vivian on a trip to the Mississippi Delta and farther south to learn that not all dumplings are the same. But whether filled with minced meat, chopped veggies or nothing at all, they stretch our ingredients and our imaginations.

 

 

 

SOMEWHERE SOUTH
What a Pickle

 

Hear Vivian’s lecture on chow chow, a quintessentially Southern relish, at Asheville’s first ever Chow Chow Festival. Her preservation education dives into Indian and Sri Lankan pickles, Puerto Rican escabeche, and Korean kimchi.

 

 

 

DINING WITH THE CHEF
Marinated Swordfish

 

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.

 

Marinated Swordfish
In this episode, we’ll be making nanban-zuke marinated swordfish with some heat from a chili pepper, the perfect dish for appetites lost to the hot summer days. Chef Saito will be using bell peppers, onion, basil, and more for a beautiful and delicious dish, and he’ll also show the tricks to getting the best flavor out of vegetables. For our side, we’ll be making braised dried daikon radish. With its sweet and savory flavor and a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds, it makes the perfect accompaniment, rounding out the meal alongside rice, miso soup, and freshly pickled vegetables.

 

 

 

JULIA CHILD:
Best Bites

 

Celebrate the first lady of cooking with Martha Stewart, Jacques Pepin, Vivian Howard, Marcus Samuelsson, Jose Andres, Eric Ripert, Rick Bayless and more. Chefs and celebrities share personal insights as they screen Julia’s most-beloved episodes.

 

 

 

DINING WITH THE CHEF
Japanese-Style Fried Meatballs

DINING WITH THE CHEF: Japanese-Style Fried Meatballs

 

In this episode, we’ll be making Japanese-style fried meatballs. Rika’s mother taught her this unique recipe, where instead of stewing them, the meatballs are fried. By pre-heating onions in the microwave, their flavor can be integrated into the meat more easily. To add seasoning, we’ll be using soy sauce, ginger, and nutmeg, to give the flavor plenty of complexity. We’ll also be focusing on side dish soups made with ginger, and showing a simple recipe for one of the many different Japanese dishes made with ginger.

 

 

 

LIDIA CELEBRATES AMERICA
Return of the Artisans

 

Join Emmy and James Beard Award-winning chef Lidia Bastianich as she travels America to meet people mastering the art of meat curing, coopering, jam-making, cider-making and more, and finds out what inspires and fuels them.

 

 

 

DINING WITH THE CHEF
Rika’s Omelet Rice

DINING WITH THE CHEF: Rika’s Omelet Rice

 

Discover the basics of Japanese cuisine with professionals. Chef Saito provides easy guidance for making authentic dishes, while Chef Rika gives helpful advice on quick and stylish cuisine.

 

Rika’s Omelet Rice

 

In this episode, we’ll be making omelet rice, deliciously flavored with butter and ketchup, and with a tender, fluffy omelet. This simple recipe for this western-style Japanese dish is made without wrapping the omelet around the rice, for easier preparation. For our side dish, we’ll be using eggplant, a fall ingredient, grilling it and serving it with a miso dressing. The dressing is made with sushi vinegar, giving it a deliciously light and clean flavor. We’ll also learn about how to make a Japanese-style jelly from soymilk and black sesame seeds, for a healthy dessert that makes the most of the mild sweetness of the soymilk and the rich aroma of the sesame seeds.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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