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Aug 24, 2012 11:18 AM

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

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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  1. 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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    1. re: HillJ

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

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

      1. 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!

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          1. 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.