Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking: Season 2
Watch Saturdays at 2pm beginning November 1, 2014 on WMHT TV.
MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING combines flavorful ingredients, top chefs and beautiful locations for the ultimate dining experience. In the second season of the Daytime Emmy-nominated series, Australian chef Pete Evans goes coast-to-coast, traveling to New Orleans, Maine, Chicago, California and other locations across the United States to meet the best chefs in the area and cook a delicious meal that incorporates local and seasonal ingredients. He goes night fishing, encounters alligators, visits vineyards and orchards, and tries out new recipes — all with the aim of inspiring viewers to cook bright food in their own kitchens.
#201 New Orleans Garden District | November 1, 2014 at 2pm
On this episode of Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking, host Pete Evans explores the land of Tennessee Williams, as we throw a New Orleans fete at the mansion that inspired the playwright to pen Suddenly Last Summer. Cooking for this feast are two of New Orleans’ culinary ambassadors. Brian Landry, a Louisiana seafood connoisseur and executive chef at Borgne, and John Folse, whose specialty in Cajun cooking and reproducing the vast variety of regional Louisiana favorites has made him world famous. On the way, we’ll source some gorgeous okra from Covey Rise Farms, smoke some iconic NOLA Andouille Sausage, have a Mardi Gras Indian Fire Water Cocktail, and top it all off with a cafe brolo brûlée. New Orleans knows how to throw a party!
#202 Chicago – The Little Goat | November 8, 2014 at 2pm
On today’s episode of Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking, Pete Evans visits the Windy City and finds out that there is an area of Chicago's west loop that is considered perhaps the best restaurant row in America. And that is due in no small part to one of today's guest chefs: Stefanie Izard, who runs not one, but three excellent establishments on Randolph Street. She's joined by her friend and fellow acclaimed chef, Chris Pandel. Together the group explores the city of Chicago gathering ingredients to cook up a Korean-inspired family style BBQ. Twenty or so Chicago foodies enjoy Grilled Spring Onion Kimchi with Radishes, Spring Onion Pancakes, Korean-Style Slow-Roasted American Guinea Hog, Chilled Pork Loin with Rhubarb, Pork Skin Noodles with Mustard Greens, a Rhubarb-Ginger Cocktail and a beer that Stephanie helped create. Proving again, Chicago is second to no city!
#203 NYC – Little Italy | November 15, 2014 at 2pm
On this episode of Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking, host Pete Evans explores one of New York City’s most famous neighborhoods, Little Italy. Creating this masterful meal are best-selling author and owner of Prune restaurant, Gabrielle Hamilton, along with chef, author, and restaurant owner Marco Canora, of the Michelin star-rated Insieme Restaurant. First stop, the culinary trio starts off at Sophia on the famed Mulberry Street for an espresso and a shot of grappa, then they visit Di Palo that has been in the Italian food business since the early 1900’s for the ingredients to make pasta and antipasto. And to round out their adventure of Italian purveyors they stop by a gelato maker to pick up dessert. On the menu tonight: a Negroni cocktail, Pork Chop Milanese with Endive and Treviso Salad, Bagna Cauda with Seasonal Vegetables, Fresh Pappardelle with Peas, Butter, and Parmigiano-Reggiano and Lemon Sgropino. A true Italian Feast! Mangia!
#204 Rancho Bella Sante | November 22, 2014 at 2pm
On this episode of Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking, host Pete Evans travels to the southern mountains of Temecula, California where he is joined by chefs Susan Feninger and Mary Sue Miliken of Santa Monica's famous Border Grill. Together they create a Latin inspired feast that features delectable avocadoes. First stop on today’s adventure, the Santa Monica Farmers Market, which is one of the largest grower-only markets in the nation. Here the group picks up lamb and other ingredients for the feast. Next stop, Temecula where Susan, Mary Sue and Pete pick avocadoes right off the tree. Tonight’s homage to the avocado includes heirloom bean tostada with herbs and crispy avocados and a lamb paddy with avocado relish.
#205 Portland Wine Collective | December 20, 2014 at 2pm
On this episode of Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking, Pete Evans visits the city of Portland, Oregon that is a city any true foodie would appreciate. Two of America's finest chefs: two time James Beard Award winning chef Gabriel Rucker and Greg Denton, whose restaurant, Ox, is considered one of Portland's finest, join Pete on today's adventure. First stop for ingredients, the Portland Farmer’s Market that is one of the most beautiful in the country. Next, Pete, Gabe and Greg stop at Nicky USA for some amazing cuts of meat, including bison chops. Today's meal is served at the Wine Collective in Portland. To go along with the fabulous wine, the menu includes Spiced Bison Flank Steak with Chimichurri, Tomatoes and Cucumbers, Charred Baby Leeks with Hazelnut Romesco and a Snap Pea and Goat Cheese salad that replaces the standard tomato with strawberries. Portland you have out done yourself!
#206 Flanagan’s Farm | December 27, 2014 at 2pm
On this episode of Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking, Pete Evans visits Portland, Maine a rugged foodie paradise. To help Pete today are two of Maine's premiere chefs, Rob Evans and Sam Hayward. First stop for ingredients the trio visits Matt Moretti at Bang Island Mussels where they learn the art of cultivating mussels. Later in the day Evan Strusinski joins Pete, Rob and Sam to go foraging around the area to find certain items for the meal. With their newly gathered ingredients...it's time to start cooking. On the menu tonight, Beer-Steamed Mussels, Rainbow Chard and Russian Kale with King Oyster Mushrooms and Pork Belly, Foraged Salad with Deviled Duck Eggs and Coppa and Casarecce with Goat Ragu. It must be Maine; the way life should be!
#207 Southern Michigan | January 3, 2015 at 2pm
Today on Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking, Pete joins three top chefs from metropolitan Chicago and travels three hours into the neighboring Michigan countryside for the makings of a true Midwestern meal. Cooking by the beautiful lakeside party are The Hearty Boys, Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh. Joining them is acclaimed pastry chef, Gail Gand. The entire meal is sourced within a radius of 5 miles from Buchanan, Michigan’s center city, including some gorgeous summer veggies, corn meal from the town's old mill and beer from a local brewery. On today's menu, Breakfast Radishes with Butter and Sea Salt, Kale Salad with Pickled Beets, Lardons, Blue Cheese, and Honey Clove Vinaigrette, Ramp-Stuffed Sirloin Roll with Hazelnuts and Michigan Cherry Sauce and a Midwest favorite--Cornmeal Spaetzle with Charred Grape Tomatoes and Asparagus. It's happiness in the heartland!
#208 New York – Staten Island
On this episode of Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking, Pete Evans visits various parts of New York City with chefs Seamus Mullen, owner of a handful on New York City restaurants including Tertulia in Manhattan’s West Village, and April Bloomfield, the James Beard Award winning best chef of New York City, whose Spotted Pig restaurant has won a prestigious Michelin star seven years in a row. The trio starts the day off at the Brooklyn Grange, which is a rooftop farm in the middle of Brooklyn and then head to Dickson's in Chelsea market where they break down a pig from the nose to the tail. Then it’s off to another borough on the ferryboat from Manhattan to Staten Island for the feast. Tonight’s menu includes Seafood Paella with Lobster, Scallops and Shrimp, a Brooklyn Grange Salad, Roasted Coppa Spring Greens with Scapes, Favas, and Herbs, and a Duck Confit Salad with Raisins, Fennel, and Apple and the view for the feast at Casa Belvedere is as stunning as the city it was created in!
#209 Woodland Plantation
On this episode of Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking, Pete Evans visits the banks of the big muddy herself, the Mississippi River, to feast on a southern seafood smorgasbord. Taking us to her shores are chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski who’ve partnered on numerous restaurants. The adventure begins by the moonlight as Pete and the boys go bow-fishing and the adventure continues by day as the group sets out to go crabbing. Together they throw a traditional New Orleans seafood feast with a classic crawfish boil, grilled oysters, jalapeno crab salad and grilled red fish. A feast that should appease the appetites of twenty or so friends, purveyors, and one very hungry alligator.
#210 America’s Fruit Basket
On this episode of Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking, Pete Evans is in central California, America’s fruit basket, about to throw a multi-cultural meal for a party of 30. Joining Pete are chefs David Lentz and Anthony Lamas. The morning starts off with a relaxing fishing trip on bass lake. It is tough to get the guys to leave the lake but there are a lot of hungry people waiting for dinner!! Next stop is a local orchard to pick up some juicy peaches and nectarines for a stone-fruit salsa to accompany the pork tenderloin and some California raisins for an updated version of a raisin/carrot salad. The rainbow trout is grilled to perfection with charred dandelion greens and we’re serving it all al fresco in Fresno.
On this episode of Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking, Pete Evans explores the City of Angels where he throws a Mexican inspired feast with the help of chefs and television personalities Jeffrey Saad and Brooke Williamson. No Mexican feast would be complete without some fresh corn tortillas. Pete and his amigos head to North Gate Markets where Molses Gonzalez and his family have been making tortillas the same way for years. To add a bit of an edge to the meal, the group stops by Groundwork Coffee for a needed afternoon boost but also another ingredient for the menu. Tonight the 15 or so glamorous LA invitees will dine like movie moguls on a menu that includes Chorizo and Lobster Queso Fundido, Ceviche with Bay Scallops and Jicama, Carnittas with Rice and Beans, Coffee Kahlua Trifle with candied peanuts and a delectable cocktail called "The Ruby Cigar.” Hooray for Hollywood!
#212 North Fork
On this episode of Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking, Pete Evans drives 120 miles outside New York City to the tip of Long Island where he meets up with chefs Bill Taibe and Will Horowitz. Together the trio starts the day going fishing for whelk. After a successful fishing trip, the guys travel to a duck farm to pick up duck for the evening and then head back to Will's house where the group does a bit of clamming. The meal starts out with a traditional clambake followed by Whelk and Potatoes with Celery Salsa Verde and Ramp Mayo, Roasted Carrot and Beets with Fermented Black Beans and Sesame Smoked Crescent Farms Duck with Grits, Pressed Duck Gravy, Black Garlic & Pickled Un-ripened Strawberries and Grilled Black Bass with Celery Salsa Verde. This meal was worth the trip!
#213 Bartlett Farm
On this episode of Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking, Pete Evans goes on a road trip across Lake Pontchartrain for a farm-fresh-feast Louisiana style and discovers that there is more to New Orleans than Mardi Gras. Who better to take us there than radio host/story teller Poppy Tooker and acclaimed New Orleans chef Susan Spicer. On their way they stop by local purveyors to pick up the ingredients for the night’s big feast. First stop on the road trip, Farmhouse Dairy Co. where Pete picks up fresh ricotta made from goat’s milk. Next stop is Bartlett Farm where the chefs pick local vegetables, farm fresh eggs and locally raised chickens. After an adventurous day on the road, it is time to eat! On the menu tonight, Stuffed Eggs with Prosciutto, Charred Fritters and Roasted Beets with Whipped Goat Ricotta, a delicious Spicy Chicken Dish with great local fruits, and a Louisiana dessert…Creole Cream Cheese. All for a pop-up party of 18 or so friends, family, fans, and more than a handful of local purveyors. A great way to spend the day!