Tyler Florence travels to Italy in search of the ultimate risotto. Pumpkin risotto is on the menu in Verona, and Tyler discovers a rather unusual technique. Then he heads off to Alba in Piemonte for a truffle hunt and makes wild mushroom risotto.
In search of the ultimate eggplant dish, Tyler Florence heads to the Annual Loomis Eggplant Festival in California to learn about the different varieties. Then he travels to San Francisco's Chinatown, where Chef Martin Yan makes him Szechuan eggplant with garlic sauce. Finally, Tyler sets off to Sicily to learn all about fresh ingredients and Italian dishes featuring eggplant, and he makes his own culinary creation.
Chef Tyler Florence goes fishing for wild salmon in California with members of the Native American Shasta Tribe. He then travels to Oregon to do more fishing with chef Greg Higgins. Back at Greg's house, Tyler and Greg cook up the catch with two recipes.
Tyler Florence travels to Cape May, N.J., to make a fried chicken dinner to remember. Then he then heads to Oxford, Miss., to meet the resident fried chicken aficionado before concluding his culinary journey in New York to learn the secrets of Tuscan fried chicken.
Tyler Florence's search for the ultimate one-pot dish starts in rural England, where he learns how to make Cornish hen and chestnut stew. Then he heads to Providence, R.I., to meet chef Walter Potenza and learn the art of cooking in terra-cotta pots.
Chef Tyler Florence heads to two colonial spots, the North Fork of Long Island, and Boston. After a trip to the Boston Fish Pier and learning to harvest clams on Long Island, Tyler gets busy in the kitchen making a jazzed up version of Manhattan Clam Chowder.
What do Smithfield, Virginia, and Copenhagen, Denmark, have in common? They're both home to the finest hams in the world, and Tyler Florence visits them in his quest to make the ultimate ham. Whether it's down-home ham biscuits in Virginia or a magnificent Viking ham feast in Denmark, Tyler loves to ham it up.
Tyler Florence's search for the ultimate ice cream begins in Massachusetts, where he meets ice cream genius Steve Herrell. In Washington, D.C., Tyler and Chef Todd Gray make creme fraiche ice cream, and then Tyler heads to Rome to make gelato with local chef Maximo Columbe.
Tyler Florence starts his search for the ultimate lasagna in a 1940s dining car in New York. Next he arrives at Rapallo near Genoa, Italy, for a traditional Ligurian lasagna with a pesto sauce. Back in his New York apartment, Tyler draws on his experiences to craft his own ultimate lasagna.
It's a tale of two Chinatowns as Tyler Florence travels from coast to coast, diving into everything from authentic dim sum in San Francisco with Chef Martin Yan to colorful, innovative dim sum and the most luscious spare ribs in New York.
It's the sweetest trip of all when Tyler Florence visits Washington, D.C., for simple but classic cakes and then heads to California for edible architecture. But the mother of all cakes is the Italian cassata, so he's off to Palermo, Sicily, where cake was born.
Tyler Florence starts his quest for the ultimate breakfast in San Francisco with Mexican food from a farmers market. He then drives to Inverness, Calif., to try the breakfast at Manka's Inverness Lodge before he heads off to Dorset, England, to taste the very best of the traditional English breakfast.
Every city has its hometown favorite and no matter what your idea is of the perfect sandwich, we have one for you! From New Jersey's famous subs to the perfect lobster, Tyler takes you on a sandwich tour to remember.