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Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie
Farm To Fork
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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 45 Discover the many ways in which chefs and farmers around the world are shrinking the distance between farm and table. In New Zealand, a family runs a century-old sustainable ranch and eats almost exclusively from meat and produce cultivated in their backyard. Travel to France to meet a chef who is garnering international attention with a menu inspired by what he pulls straight from his restaurant's garden. Then visit a baker in upstate New York who sees bread as a philosophy and baking as a life experiment. In the Gourmet test kitchen, executive food editor Kemp Minifie shares a resourceful pasta recipe featuring an ingredient many throw away-beet greens.

RECIPES Pasta with Beet Greens Bollito di Manzo e Vitellone (Boiled Beef) Mayonnaise Salsa Verde Seared Venison and K

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