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Gourmet's Adventures With Ruth; Julie Sahni's New York

10/22/2009

Julie Sahni’s New York


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Series
Gourmet's Adventures With Ruth
Program
Julie Sahni's New York
Program Number

110

Series Description

“There’s no better way to experience a culture than to stand at the stove with a wonderful cook.” –Ruth Reichl

Want to guarantee you eat well on your next trip? Then book a cooking vacation. That’s exactly what Gourmet Editor in Chief Ruth Reichl did for this 10-episode culinary journey. In Gourmet’s Adventures with Ruth, she uncovers the best cooking schools on five continents and brings along a host of her foodie and actor friends to sharpen their skills. Ruth came back with a suitcase of recipes and a new understanding of what it means to cook in another culture—and so will you.

For the series premiere, Ruth and actress Frances McDormand travel to Blackberry Farm, a Tennessee idyll where fly-fishing, beekeeping, and sophisticated Southern recipes are all on the menu. In other episodes, Ruth is whisked away to Marrakech, Morocco, for lessons on couscous and tagines, with Lorraine Bracco and to Bath, England, for secrets of homemade bread with Dianne Wiest. Plus, she fishes Seattle with Tom Skerritt and explores New York City’s Indian community with Jeffrey Wright.

Ruth Reichl joined Gourmet as Editor in Chief in April 1999. She came to the magazine from The New York Times, where she had been the restaurant critic since 1993. Before that she was the restaurant critic of the Los Angeles Times, where she was also named food editor. Her books include the critically acclaimed, best-selling memoirs Tender at the Bone, Comfort Me With Apples, and Garlic and Sapphires. Series release date: 10/17/2009

Program Description

“New York is my home, and I think it?s the greatest place in the world to eat. The food here is diverse, extraordinary, and delicious.” —Ruth Reichl

In New York, you don't have to travel far to get all of the flavors of the world. Ruth Reichl and actor Jeffrey Wright explore a little slice of India hidden away in Queens, New York, with Indian cooking authority Julie Sahni. They visit supermarkets filled with otherworldly vegetables and street food vendors selling spice-packed paan. Then, Sahni invites us to her Brooklyn apartment to learn how to bring the flavors of India home—wherever you may live.

Recipes: DOSA:South Indian rice and bean crepe (Accompanied by coconut chutney) PATRA:Gujarati taro leaf pinwheels with chili-flecked black chickpea stuffing PRAWN VARUVAL: Chennai black pepper and masala grilled shrimp MEEN VEVICHETTHU: Kerala red fish curry with kokum SHUKHTO: Bangladeshi pan-roasted mixed vegetable with bitter melon

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Cooking
Travel
Citation
Chicago: “Gourmet's Adventures With Ruth; Julie Sahni's New York,” 10/22/2009, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 7, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2B60F32586C64D2995BB44DE54AA5D19.
MLA: “Gourmet's Adventures With Ruth; Julie Sahni's New York.” 10/22/2009. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 7, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2B60F32586C64D2995BB44DE54AA5D19>.
APA: Gourmet's Adventures With Ruth; Julie Sahni's New York. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2B60F32586C64D2995BB44DE54AA5D19
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