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Eric Ripert's new PBS show

ekandgh Aug 16, 2009 04:31 PM

Has anyone heard anything about the new PBS show Avec Eric? Read on his website that the first show will be broadcast in September and will start in California, focusing on Sonoma and coastal CA and spending time with David Kinch.

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  1. grayelf RE: ekandgh Aug 23, 2009 09:59 PM

    Spring stories on the show:



    The Avec Eric website:


    I'll be checking it out -- I admit to a Chow crush on M. Ripert...

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      Gigi007 RE: grayelf Aug 23, 2009 10:00 PM

      Re: Chow crush on M. Ripert. Moi aussi, grayelf! Eric is awesome!

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        LindaWhit RE: grayelf Aug 24, 2009 07:33 AM

        We still don't know the start date of this show? I see nothing on PBS' website about it.

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          Professional.Eater RE: LindaWhit Aug 24, 2009 07:54 AM

          The show is not distributed by PBS - it is actually distributed by American Public Television - distributor of the majority of cooking shows seen on public television. More information about the show can be found on the website at: http://www.aptonline.org/

          The show should begin airing September 5th - check your local listings for schedules.

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            LindaWhit RE: Professional.Eater Aug 24, 2009 09:01 AM

            Thanks - even with all of the PBS stations I get, it doesn't seem it's going to be on - even on CreateTV - in my area. Dammitall. Unless my searching just wasn't coming up with it.

            I *did* see that Julia & Jacques Cooking at Home is coming back on Sept 12th on Create!

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          alkapal RE: grayelf Nov 9, 2009 04:38 AM

          yeah, i think i have a chow crush on eric, as well.
          this show is on create tv in the d.c. metro area, fyi. http://www.createtv.com/CreateProgram...

          (ps, why does the photo in the create tv link look like he's *really* into makeup?).

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          QSheba RE: ekandgh Sep 19, 2009 01:44 PM

          I caught episode 2 today on PBS- Star Ingredients. I enjoyed his show and the recipe he made on the show looked easy and straightforward (seared salmon on a bed of pea shoots topped with a ginger-soy vinaigrette). He had an interesting stove- flat top and I assumed it was induction, but then he had a "flat top grill" built in- it looked like there were heating elements underneath the glass- that he just tossed the salmon on.

          I was looking at his other recipes from the show...a hodgepodge of metric and English system measurements, which is interesting.

          Has anyone watched the show/tried any of his recipes from the show?

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            grayelf RE: QSheba Sep 19, 2009 03:03 PM

            Sadly, it turns out not to be available in Vancouver -- thought I might get it on one of the PBS stations from the states but no such luck. Will live vicariously through your posts instead...

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              Gigi007 RE: grayelf Sep 19, 2009 06:54 PM

              I wonder if partial or even entire episodes might show up at some point on a web site somewhere. I'll post a link if I find anything. But lucky you living in Vancouver. What a gorgeous place!

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                grayelf RE: Gigi007 Sep 19, 2009 11:49 PM

                But I want the episodes on my DVR when I can download them and watch them obsessively on a big screen TV :-). I will have a rattle around youtube but we have so many problems accessing sites from Canada eg no Hulu here that I do get discouraged...

                And yes, it is mighty purdy here :-).

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                  raidar RE: grayelf Sep 20, 2009 03:53 PM

                  Feeling your pain from Edmonton grayelf!!!

            2. re: QSheba
              LindaWhit RE: QSheba Sep 19, 2009 06:51 PM

              Episode Two? EPISODE TWO???????? I've missed them? Gaaahhhhh! Didn't realize it had started to air yet.

              As for what you saw - salmon on pea shoots - that sounds like it was shot in the spring - you can't find pea shoots in September, that I'm aware of. The recipe as you describe it sounds great - just not now.

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                QSheba RE: LindaWhit Sep 19, 2009 07:35 PM

                I thought the same thing- who's going to find pea shoots now?!? I might try it, subbing peas or maybe napa cabbage for the pea shoots...not the same, but I can find them at the farmer's market or my grocery store!

                FYI- You can at least find short videos of his recipe demonstrations- not sure about full episodes-just look online.

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                  LindaWhit RE: QSheba Sep 20, 2009 05:31 AM

                  Turns out that episode (pea shoots) isn't on until NEXT Sunday in my area. Interestingly, it's the NH public TV carrying the show...the main PBS station, the original one - WGBH - doesn't even have it, even on CreateTV! Would have liked to have seen him hunting wild boar in Tuscany (my local episode yesterday) but hopefully it'll be repeated.

                  So 11am to noon next Saturday - first Jacques & Julia at home, and then Eric. :-)

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                    dorian RE: LindaWhit Sep 20, 2009 04:30 PM

                    Just watched the episode with hog island oysters, loved it. I was thrilled to see the one with David Kinch since I recently had an amazing dinner at Manresa. I just wish this show were longer. FYI, for those who don't get this channel, they air commercials of its dvd release available on the website.

            3. jpmcd RE: ekandgh Nov 2, 2009 06:45 PM

              i just found them all on itunes...for free

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                eviemichael RE: jpmcd Nov 9, 2009 06:22 AM

                Thank you SO much for the tip, I have just started downloading. :)


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                  jpmcd RE: eviemichael Nov 16, 2009 04:41 PM

                  i think they're actually on his website too, not sure why anyone would buy the dvd if it's all free!

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                    grayelf RE: jpmcd Nov 17, 2009 06:13 AM

                    Free online content is much harder to get if you're in Canada as I am (many sites block non-US users). Will recheck his website though...

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                      grayelf RE: grayelf Nov 17, 2009 01:23 PM

                      Thanks for making me look more carefully at ER's website, jpmcd. It appears that I will now be able to indulge my chow crush online!

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                blackoak RE: ekandgh Nov 17, 2009 07:54 PM

                I'm late on this (the first part of the show is on right now - Chef Ripert is on the second half) but I just realized that Chef Ripert is on Charlie Rose' PBS show tonight (11:30PM 17/11/2007 in NC - not sure when it airs in other markets).

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