The Mind of a Chef

Season 2 Episode 2


Aired Friday Sep 12, 2013 on PBS
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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.moreless

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