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  • A Dream Dinner

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    S 2 : Ep 13 - 12/25/10

    Eric visits the renowned Inn at Little Washington where Chef Patrick O’Connell shares his stories (and cooking) about how the dream of a restaurant became a reality.
  • Dinner Social

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    S 2 : Ep 12 - 12/18/10

    Eric is invited to visit Ratna Ling, a Buddhist meditation center on the northern coast of California. He reciprocates by cooking a farm fresh vegetarian luncheon for the center’s volunteer workers.
  • Farm to Table

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    S 2 : Ep 11 - 12/10/10

    Eric visits Polyface Farms in rural Virginia. Farmer Joel Salatin has worked for 40 years creating a green, sustainable farm raising cattle, chickens, and pigs.
  • Service with Flare

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    S 2 : Ep 10 - 12/4/10

    Great food calls for great service. Eric visits the Culinary Institute of America.
  • Chef's Table

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    S 2 : Ep 9 - 11/27/10

    Eric takes time away from his kitchen in New York and spends a week sharing stories, inspiration and cooking with some of America’s greatest chefs – Anthony Bourdain, Dean Fearing, Jose Andres, Grant Achatz and David Chang.moreless
  • Building Flavors

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    S 2 : Ep 8 - 11/20/10

    Eric travels to rural Virginia to a heritage pig farm and then explores the flavorful Surryano Hams that are made from it.
  • City Harvest

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    S 2 : Ep 7 - 11/13/10

    Celebrity chef Eric Ripert doesn’t always cook in his 4-Star restaurant kitchen. Today, we’ll see him in action at City Harvest Mobile Market.
  • Cayman Cookout

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    S 2 : Ep 6 - 11/6/10

    A chef’s job is much more than cooking in a restaurant. Eric travels to Grand Cayman for a grand cookout and grilling competition with his friend Anthony Bourdain and lots of laughs and great food.moreless
  • Cultivating Taste

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    S 2 : Ep 5 - 10/30/10

    Eric visits a former chef colleague, now a farmer, whose mission is still all about taste and flavor.
  • Becoming a Chef

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    S 2 : Ep 4 - 10/23/10

    Eric visits the Culinary Institute of America aka CIA as a guest teacher.
  • Everything is Better with Bacon

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    S 2 : Ep 3 - 10/16/10

    Eric visits a mountaintop village in Italy where he learns all about making and eating lardo.
  • Catch and Cook

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    S 2 : Ep 2 - 10/9/10

    Chef Eric Ripert visits the Cayman Islands, where his restaurant serves fresh-from-the-ocean seafood.
  • Least Deadliest Catch

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    S 2 : Ep 1 - 10/3/10

    Eric joins a Chesapeake waterman to harvest soft shell crabs at sunrise and cooks them on the river bank for an al fresco feast. At home, the recipe is Poached Halibut Vinaigrette.
  • Craftsmanship

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    S 1 : Ep 10 - 11/17/09

    In the last episode, Eric takes a closer look at craftsmanship and the importance of hands-on skills in cooking. We start in Le Bernardin where we follow the fastest fish butcher in the business as he precisely prepares the hundreds of pounds of fish needed for the restaurant each day.moreless
  • Oil & Wine

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    S 1 : Ep 9 - 11/6/09

    Join Eric this week as he explores the fascinating parallels between olive oil and wine. We get an insider look at one of the regular olive oil blind tastings done at Le Bernardin to ensure that the restaurant is using the best oil to enhance the flavor of the dishes. Eric then travels to the Chianti region of Tuscany, which is known not just for its wine, but also its olive oil. We visit the Fonterutoli estate where they produce both wine and olive oil, and where Eric gets an up-close look at the process of making olive oil - which is not dissimilar to the process of making wine.moreless
  • Perfect Pairings

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    S 1 : Ep 8 - 10/30/09

    In this episode, Eric explores the fundamental relationship between food and wine, in which perfect pairings serve to elevate the quality of each.
  • Artisanal

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    S 1 : Ep 7 - 10/23/09

    This week, join Eric as he experiences the lifestyles of culinary artisans up close in Tuscany. Eric goes to a farm where they gather chestnuts for cooking and for feeding their prize-winning cows.moreless
  • Traditions

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    S 1 : Ep 6 - 10/12/09

    This week, Eric finds inspiration in the past and shows us how traditional practices can create a base for great cooking. Eric shares his grandmothers traditional capon recipe with the sous chefs at Le Bernardin. He then travels to Stone Barns in New Yorks Hudson River Valley where Chef Dan Barber explains how the farms focus on and reinterpretation of traditional farming practices results in remarkable ingredients. Eric then returns to the home kitchen to share his grandmothers recipes for perfectly roasted chicken and salad vinaigrette.moreless
  • Teamwork

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 10/5/09

    On today's show Eric explores the importance of teamwork - in the remarkable complexity of a honeybee hive, in the coordination of the staff of a 4-star restaurant, and in the harmony of contrasting flavors in a great dish.moreless
  • Birth of a Dish

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    S 1 : Ep 4 - 9/28/09

    On today's episode, we go on a journey with Eric to follow the birth a new dish. Eric travels to coastal Livorno in Tuscany where he starts the day early in the morning at the local fish and vegetable markets. He then heads into the kitchen to watch the preparation and enjoy eating a traditional fisherman's stew called cacciucco. Inspired by this red wine fish stew, we next join Eric at his restaurant as he and his team of chefs create a new dish using these traditional flavors with new techniques. Back home, Eric shows us how to prepare a home kitchen version of the codfish Basquaise they created at Le Bernardin.moreless
  • Farming the Sea

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 9/21/09

    On today's episode we travel with Eric to experience farming the sea. We begin at Le Bernardin with the preparation of thousands of pounds of fresh fish delivered every morning to the restaurant. Eric then travels to Hog Island, a California shellfish farm whose millions of oysters and clams naturally clean the sea they are grown in. Back in his home kitchen, Eric is inspired to make a whole roasted red snapper with Thai spices and coconut rice.moreless
  • Star Ingredients

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 9/21/09

    Join Eric as he demonstrates the importance of quality ingredients in great cooking. In the kitchen of Le Bernardin, Eric takes us through the preparation of raw ingredient dishes, such as smoked salmon with organic farm raised caviar (Yes, he's become a convert to farm-raised caviar!). We then travel with Eric to California, and visit with his good friend, surfer, gardener and chef, David Kinch. From surfing in Santa Cruz to sampling the garden and restaurant delights in Los Gatos, Eric is inspired by his friend's homage to the garden and the sea. Back home, Eric prepares a simple and delicious seared salmon with sautéed pea shoots and ginger-soy vinaigrette.moreless
  • Big Flavor

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 9/9/09

    Join super chef Eric Ripert as he takes us inside his world of big flavors. First, we get an inside look at, and introduction to, the legendary saucier at Le Bernardin, as he goes about developing the subtle flavors necessary for the myriad sauces used in the restaurant every day. Eric then travels to the beautiful Villa Bordoni in the Chianti region of Tuscany. But this is no luxury visit for our chef, as we join him on a wild boar [cinghiale] hunt during a torrential thunderstorm. All ends up deliciously safe and sated in the Villa's kitchen, then dining room, as we savor the delights of pappardelle with cinghiale ragu. Back home in his own kitchen, Eric teaches us how to prepare perfect roasted pork loin with wild mushrooms and garlic and sage pan jus.moreless
  • Introduction

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 9/1/09

    Join chef Eric Ripert on a culinary journey to the source of inspiration from his new public television show airing Fall 2009.