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Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie
La Cocina Andaluza: The Flavor of Flamenco
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Premiere October 8, 2006

The edgy and provocative Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie provides exclusive entrée into the passionate inner circle of the food world to uncover the latest cutting-edge food trends, must-use ingredients, kitchen gadgets and food destinations. The 20-part series affords viewers privileged access to an arsenal of trusted industry journalists and epicurean experts who deliver compelling food stories from all around the globe. From street food in Shanghai to a "flameless" restaurant in Spain, Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie mixes travel with food to explore, inform and entertain.

Looking at the world food-first, Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie is a sophisticated, high-end series that introduces viewers to a feast of cutting-edge food trends, exotic ingredients, and in-the-know food players on an international level. Expanding on the lessons learned during the show's travels, Gourmet Editor-in-Chief Ruth Reichl, along with a supporting staff of Gourmet's renowned food editors, go inside the magazine's test kitchens to show viewers how they can bring this diverse culinary landscape into their own homes.

Produced by WGBH and Zero Point Zero Productions in association with Gourmet magazine and Discovery Networks International, and exclusively sponsored by TIAA-CREF. Series release date: 10/8/2006

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Episode 53 Travel to the southernmost part of Spain—Andalucía, the land of flamenco and bullfighting. Visit the home of a family of flamenco musicians as they prepare classic Gypsy dishes. Meet a local farmer who is committed to producing jamón ibérico in the time-consuming traditional way because he considers its unique flavor a miracle. Learn the history of gazpacho, one of Andalucía’s most well-known delicacies and meet a chef who puts an avant-garde twist on the chilled soup. And in the Gourmet test kitchen, editor in chief Ruth Reichl shares a quick and easy way to make paella at home.

RECIPES Easy Seafood Paella Gazpacho

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Zero Point Zero Productions (Series Producer)
Tenaglia, Lydia (Series Producer)
Collins, Christopher (Series Producer)
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