"chef's story" on the "create" network-- nice show
- alkapal Feb 17, 2009 04:56 AM
on the dc pbs station "create" (affiliated with WETA? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Create_(... ) i saw this program this morning, with andré soltner (of "lutece" http://gothamist.com/2004/02/11/au_re... ). he talked about his philosophy as a chef -- a craftsman, and not an "artist" -- because you have to have discipline to do the same thing perfectly (or very well) EVERY day.
i believe there's a different chef every show. i didn't get to see the entire half-hour, but from what i did see, i would recommend the show. it is an interview format, but there is also a demo portion. soltner made the "perfect" french omelette, which he said was the dish that he used to "test" a job applicant for his kitchen. http://www.chefsstory.com/
the listing on the chefsstory.com website doesn't seem comprehensive at all. check your local listings.
WETA: WETA Create How-to, travel and cooking programming. (digital channel 26.2 / 27.2, Comcast 200, and Cox 800, broadcasting 24 hours).
ps "create" is also running lots of julia, lidia, jacques pepín, ATK....
Right. The listings on http://www.chefsstory.com are way outdated. The site might be useful for ordering the DVD...
WGBH, in Boston, is running the program.
I found it on channel 133 (Create), for us on Cablevision, in south central CT .
Create TV's scheduled broadcasts on cooking: http://www.createtv.org/CreateTV.nsf/...
bobby flay today.
he apparently didn't do well at the french culinary institute, and the host kept alluding to discussing it "later" -- but they never get around to it.
flay also said re iron chef that he views it as an athletic event, and that he is very competitive. he also said something that made me go "huh?": "we don't know the theme ingredient until 5 minutes before we cook. it's quite a challenge."
i thought that they knew well in advance that the theme ingredient will be one of three particular ingredients -- so that's no real surprise.
i like that he set up a FCI scholarship for another student like him: barely making it out of high school, no college.....
he looked fairly "close" to the host, who heads the school. i think he must help the school, and that scholarship deal probably involves him a lot with the school, as he meets the pool of potential scholarship recipients from the high school every month (did i hear that right?) and even in july. he makes the selection. he mentioned that four other kids also got some sort of scholarship, as bobby worked in conjunction with the host to "find" other money for those kids, too.
i know the show was shot in 2007, but he spoke only about his daughter, anastasia ?, but no wife. i thought he was married (Wife 2) to some texan blonde --in the same period as he was shooting "boy meets grill" iirc.?
and no, i'm not a flay stalker! ;-).