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Season 2010 Episode 0316

Culinary Luminaries: Joseph Baum, Restaurant Impresario

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Culinary Luminaries: Joseph Baum, Restaurant Impresario
Mention the name of Joe Baum (1920-1998), and the restaurants that come to mind -- Windows On The World, the Four Seasons, la Fonda Del Sol -- tell you he was a man of big dreams. It took a huge personality and force of will to execute some of the most extravagant restaurant projects ever seen. Joe Baum had a tenacious attention to detail and a flair for the spectacular, with the ability to pull people together to solve seemingly insurmountable obstacles. A true visionary in the spirit of those previously honored as Culinary Luminaries: James Beard, Julia Child, M.F.K. Fisher, and Craig Claiborne. Meet the people that knew and worked with Joseph Baum and learn how he changed the industry.Participants include:Milton Glaser, Graphic and Interior Designer on many projects for Joseph Baum.Hugh Hardy, Principal and Founder of H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture, LLC.Michael Whiteman, President of Joseph Baum and Michael Whiteman Company.Kevin Zraly, founder of Windows on the World Wine School and author of Kevin Zraly's American Wine Guide.Moderated by William Grimes, author of Appetite City, former New York Times restaurant critic.Sponsored by the Food Studies program.moreless

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