Avec Eric

May 2019
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Season 2 Episode 4 - Becoming A Chef

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The path that each cook takes to becoming a chef is different. Eric's journey began in his home kitchen in the South of France, where he was lucky to be influenced by both of my grandmothers.
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Season 2 Episode 3 - Everything Is Better With Bacon

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Eric Ripert visits Tuscany to learn about the art of making and eating lardo. Along the way he enjoys fine wines, amazing meals and interesting concoctions. One of the most interesting concoctions is a Bacon Ice Cream.
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Season 2 Episode 2 - Catch & Cook

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Eric Ripert heads to the Cayman Islands to visit Blue, his restaurant, and serves up some fresh seafood. Heading out into the ocean, Eric goes fishing and catches some tuna as well as some conch to go with his dish. He also heads to the beach to cook Spiny Lobster for some friends.
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Season 2 Episode 1 - The Least Deadliest Catch

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Urbanna, Virginia, situated on the Rappahannock River just east of the Chesapeake Bay, was established in 1680 making it one of the oldest towns in America. Fish, oysters and crabs are plentiful and most of the fishing businesses here are multi-generational.
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Season 1 Episode 10 - Craftsmanship

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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.
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Season 1 Episode 9 - Oil & Wine

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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 flavour of the dishes.
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Season 1 Episode 8 - Perfect Parings

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Eric explores the fundamental relationship between food and wine, in which perfect pairings serve to elevate the quality of each. We begin at Le Bernardin where Eric and his Sous Chefs challenge his Chef Sommelier, Aldo Sohm, to find the perfect wine pairing to accompany a spicy new crab salad.
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Season 1 Episode 7 - Artisanal

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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. He visits the outdoor markets where all sorts of artisanal products are sold.
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Season 1 Episode 6 - Traditions

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Eric finds inspiration in the past and shows us how traditional practices can create a base for great cooking. Eric shares his grandmother’s traditional capon recipe with the sous chefs at Le Bernardi.
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Season 1 Episode 5 - Teamwork

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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 flavours in a great dish.
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