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MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING
The Algarve

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING: The Algarve

 

This episode of Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking takes us to the southernmost region of continental Portugal, called the Algarve. Joining host Alex Thomolopoulos is Michelin-star-chef Leonel Pereira and his friend chef Louis Anjos to create an epic menu of Portuguese dishes using cutting-edge cooking techniques. To gather ingredients, the trio heads to the coast to catch local blue crab. Next is a visit to one of the chefs’ favorite spots, the Faro Municipal Market, to source additional seasonal ingredients. Then Alex, Leonel, and Louis head to Leonel’s restaurant, Sao Gabriel, known for its dishes inspired by the sea, to start cooking. On the menu will be the makings of an incredible feast, which includes a Cataplana and a Caldeirada-two versions of seafood stew-and an Orange, Fennel, and Almond Salad with a Sweet Vinaigrette Dressing.

 

 

 

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING
Livorno, Italy

 

In the port city of Livorno, host Pete Evans is joined in Italy by two chef-authors with US roots: Bryan Voltaggio, who visits from Maryland, and Pamela Sheldon Johns, who has called Tuscany home for over 20 years. Seasonal, local and traditional flavors have inspired this seaside episode of Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking; first, Pete visits Prosciutto di Parma to learn about this geographically-protected delicacy. Then, he meets up with Bryan and Pamela to tour the city’s Venetian-style canals and browse the 19th-century style Mercato Centrale for local produce. From the regional classic cacciucco, a tomato-based seafood stew, to a flavorful bordatino, a bean and polenta soup, this feast embodies the spirit of Livorno in its unpretentious character and coastal integrity.

 

 

A CHEF’S LIFE
Onions and Avetts

 

The fourth helping of this award-winning series is the most unpredictable yet, featuring a healthy dose of homegrown laughter and inspired ingredients served up by Chef Vivian Howard alongside a hearty cast of family, farmers, chefs, home cooks and friends.

 

Onions and Avetts
Spring onions kick off the season as Vivian takes a break from penning her first cookbook to prepare dinner for beginner farmers. Music group the Avett Brothers make an appearance, but the underdog spring onion steals the show.

 

A CHEF’S LIFE
The Fish Episode, Y’all

 

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.

 

The Fish Episode, Y’all
Chef Vivian presents a few of the many ways fish makes its appearance in southern cooking. She learns the rules of a good Eastern North Carolina fish stew: Make it a social event. Use whole hog bacon. Resist your urge to stir! And most important, start crackin’ eggs and don’t forget a side of white bread.

 

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING
Homer, Alaska

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING: Homer, Alaska

 

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, traveling to Nashville, Louisville, Miami, San Antonio, Hawaii and other locations across the United States to meet the best chefs in each area and cook a delicious meal that incorporates local and seasonal ingredients.

 

Homer, Alaska
Pete travels to Homer, Alaska to team up with a mother-daughter duo, chefs Kristen and Mandy Dixon, to explore local Alaskan cuisine. Kristen, who has been cooking in the backcountry of Alaska for over 20 years, and Mandy take Pete on an adventure to forage for ingredients for their feast. Mandy prepares a salad along with the signature Tutka Bay sling cocktail, while her mom Kristen makes the main dish: fisherman’s stew with mussels, crab, scallops and tomato broth.

 

THE MIND OF A CHEF
American

 

American cuisine has come to be known as much more than just burgers and hot dogs. Chef Ed Lee heads to Brooklyn’s Chinatown for some ingredients, then to the kitchen to make jop chai, a Thai stew. Later, Ed visits Houston, Texas, and makes a crispy fish fresh from the Gulf of Mexico and Filipino kinilaw (raw fish salad). A sweat-inducing crawfish dinner in a Vietnamese joint exemplifies how Creole, Cajun, Mexican, and Asian flavors blend with the Gulf’s bounty, effectively creating an entirely new American cuisine.