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Laura Calder Explores: The French Alps - special on Sunday, Aug 26

pamf Aug 24, 2012 11:18 AM

I know there are a few Laura Calder fans on this board. This is a new show that she filmed this past spring. I am not sure if it is a one-off special or a pilot for a future series.

It's supposed to be airing on The Cooking Channel, Sunday, 26 August at 8 PM Eastern, 5 PM Pacific, but check your cable provider. The show might also be listed with the title "France Exposed".


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    HillJ RE: pamf Aug 24, 2012 11:41 AM

    Count me in! I can't wait to see the show. I really love LC's work. She has a wonderful spirit for life.

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      merlin4445 RE: HillJ Sep 21, 2012 12:03 PM

      The French Alps: great episode, especially the Tartiflette recipe segment.

    2. emily RE: pamf Aug 24, 2012 02:38 PM

      Thanks -- I enjoyed watching her show on the Cooking Channel.

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        LindyCindy RE: pamf Aug 24, 2012 03:00 PM

        Thank you so much for the reminder. I knew from her website that a special was scheduled for August 2012, but never heard anything more. I have DVR'd all of her shows and I count her as one of the few bona fide cooks on air today. Each time I watch, I learn something new and I know her recipes are classics, not something lifted from church cookbooks. Again, thanks!

        1. pamf RE: pamf Aug 27, 2012 07:55 PM

          Watched the show last evening. It was enjoyable, mostly because of Laura and because the French Alps are a little bit off the beaten path.

          It's still a formulaic road-trip show, but Laura does do some hands on work with the chefs and artisans that she interviews. I would be very happy to see many more episodes of this featuring other regions of France.

          I was especially intrigued by the eau de vie chocolates. My SO loved the sequences with charcuterie, and cheese from Abondance. I have every reason to suspect that he will be heading here:

          as soon as possible for supplies.

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            sandylc RE: pamf Aug 27, 2012 09:49 PM

            What a refreshing show! I am totally trying to make those chocolates....

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              randyg RE: pamf Sep 15, 2012 07:41 AM

              I was pleasantly surprised. Yes, as someone pointed out, it is a little formulaic but she still managed to appease the ratings Nazis at the network and still add her own unique touch. I can't wait for the rest to be aired!

              This show is now on the very short list of cooking shows that I'll watch - if the Cooking Channel will ever get the remaining episodes out (hint-hint networks)!

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                paulj RE: randyg Sep 15, 2012 11:45 AM

                Is there any evidence of more episodes? The way CC is currently playing it looks like a one-off pilot.

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