Here's a 360 degree look at Thanksgiving, the ultimate food-lover's holiday, from the first harvest table to Thanksgiving re-imagined with twists on traditional fare. We'll dig into Akhtar Nawab's Indian fusion feast, serve up Aki and Alex's molecular turkey meatballs and even taste a bit of luxury at Christopher Kostow's posh Napa Valley Thanksgiving. You'll wanna savor every bite, from the oyster stuffing to the pumpkin pie!
Bring on the fruit cake, Hanukkah gelt and Gingerbread! Let's loosen our belts and dig into Anthony Pucciarello's Feast of the Seven Fishes and Norma Jean Darden's Hoppin' John with collard greens. And, you'll definitely want to save room for King's Cake at the ultra-exclusive LudoBites. Plus, it's Chinese New Year, so have some Lobster Yee Mein! Remember, your diet starts back up the day AFTER the holiday.
From snout to tail, pound for pound, the possibilities of pork are endless, and Foodography is going whole hog! Check out the Meat Hook butcher shop where Brent Young and Ben Turley will walk us through the best cuts. Pile your plate high with Pork Braciola Marinara at Frankie's. And later, follow us to Louisville, Ky., for some Pig's Feet Wasabi Griddle Cakes and Pork Shoulder with Chef Edward Lee. Fear not, pork-lovers, there will be bacon!
Up and at 'em early-birds, from the nutritious to the delicious, we're exploring the history of the morning meal. Plus, we'll brunch our way around the world! Join us for Dim Sum at Chinatown Brasserie, a Sunday Smorgasbord at Aquavit and the breakfast of the future with Dave Arnold. They say it's the most important meal of the day, but breakfast is so much more!
Get your sweet tooth ready -- it's time for cakes, cookies and everything in-between. We'll learn to make a 30-second chocolate cake, meet celebrity food stylist Susan Spungen and even try meatloaf cupcakes complete with mashed potato frosting! Plus, don't miss an astounding artist whose cakes are meant to be experienced, not eaten and the ancient history of the birthday cake -- in this sweet and savory slice of food(ography)!
From bagels to burgers, discover the history and the most delicious foods of New York. Join host Mo Rocca as we criss-cross the boroughs to bring you the secrets of the perfect fried Chicken at Dirty Bird To Go and stop by the legendary Sardi's restaurant for a pre-theatre bite. Later, we'll quench our thirst with an old-fashioned egg cream at Brooklyn Farmacy and taste flavors from around the world in just one block. Think you've seen everything New York has to offer? Fuggedaboutit.
Grab your iron skill for some Southern cooking as we explore all of the delicious history and lore from Mississippi to Charleston -- and even Brooklyn! From the tastiest catfish at Taylor Grocery to Dean Corbett's fried green tomatoes. Plus, the Lee Brothers boil up some peanuts and bubbling, pimento cheese potato gratin from their porch swing. And don't miss the fried gator -- plus Chef Sean Brock's molecular makeover for his signature shrimp and grits. You've heard of Southern comfort, well this is Southern comfort food.
Double click on delicious as Food(ography) explores the recent history of how websites, bloggers and social networking is changing our culinary mainframe. Log on for bloggers like Matt Bites who style food, see how a 12-year-old culinary prodigy masters the web and pick up more than cooking tips with internet sensation Hungry Girl. Plus, detour down the information superhighway with the wackier side of the web as viral video vixens shake up cocktails and meet a molecular gastro-girl who is Salty Seattle. Be sure to save some room on your hard drive as we take a mega-bite out of high-tech ordering with 4food.
Great food doesn't have to be overly expensive, and to foodographists there's nothing tastier than a bargain. From the Brooklyn flea market for great food and finds to the 99 Cent Chef for a cheap and delicious make-at-home meal. Plus, we'll transform fast food into a fancy feast with a few tricks, grab some grub at L.A.'s oldest dive bar and meet Emily Farris, the Casserole Queen. Don't worry about the bill! Food(ography) is picking up the tab.
The history of New Orleans takes place on the plate, which is why Food(ography) has dedicated an entire hour to celebrating The Big Easy! We'll dive into a big bowl of gumbo at the famous Dooky Chase, where Louisiana legend Leah Chase shares her recipes and her amazing stories and meet some new culinary treasures with a rich past. Plus, Mo shucks his first oyster at Casamento's, learns the secret to making the perfect Po'Boy at Parkway and samples some fancy drinks at the swanky Sazerac. Don't miss dinner and the band!
Cancel your plans because Food(ography) is taking you out to dinner! On the menu tonight: the history of restaurants from the Romans to the French. Plus some spunky upstarts like iconoclast Gabrielle Hamilton's personal menu at Prune and a VIP ticket to a hot Supper Club with Tamara Reynolds. We'll even check out Anfora Wine bar and Frenchman Michel Richard's fine dining experience at Citronelle. But we're not done, we're making our rounds to the restaurants people, so please, don't fill up on the bread.
When it comes to seafood, we want it all, so we're casting a very wide net! We'll set a course for Hugo's restaurant in Portland, Maine, where Chef Rob Evans takes a common fish and gets a little crazy with his Cod Cheeks and Pierced Cod Tongue creation. We'll sample some sushi at Jewel Bako in New York and learn the history behind it, plus we'll munch on monkfish at the Michelin Award-winning Brooklyn Fare. Then we'll sail off to the rocky shores of Maine for a lobster bake, dock our boat at Providence for some fresh John Dory fish and find time to pound some octopus. And if you've never encountered a Geoduck then you definitely don't want this episode to be the one that got away!
Mo hits Hollywood in a major way, so put on that bikini and grab your rollerblades, we're heading to L.A.! Mo's found stars who eat carbs -- actress Debi Mazar and her husband, Tuscan chef Gabriele Corcos. Meet a top private chef to the stars, plus, who knew that you can sample all the exotic flavors of Thailand and Iran by visiting West Coast strip malls? And join Mo as he discovers that the best Fish Tacos in Ensenada are actually in L.A.! Grill up gastropub burgers at Father's Office and stop by the exclusive Viceroy Hotel where Chef Tony DiSalvo schools Mo on some veal tenderloin.
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