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The Mind of a Chef

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Sat., March 28, 2015
12:00 pm
(30 minutes)

Seeds  

Host Sean Brock shares his passion for archiving and reviving lost crops of the South. Included: hand-querning Jimmy red corn, learning fire threshing and cooking hominy. He also travels to Tennessee's Blackberry Farm, where master gardener John Coyenkdall discusses heirloom seeds; Brock's friend David Shields experiments with seeds at Brock's R&D lab and shares the story of the near-extinct Bradford watermelon; and food scientist Harold McGee talks about combining corn and lye.

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Sat., April 4, 2015
12:00 pm
(30 minutes)

NYC Origin  

In the Season 3 premiere, chef Edward Lee returns to East Brooklyn, where he grew up surrounded by a mix of cultures and cuisines. He also meets with other chefs who have followed culinary paths not in line with their roots. Later, he's joined by chef Ivan Orkin for a visit to one of the city's oldest "appetizing" stores; and the two share their spins on American cuisine (Japanese-Jewish and Korean-Southern). Lee's mother also offers a lesson on making Korean comfort food.