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Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie; Chile: Mestizo


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Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie
Chile: Mestizo
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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 34 Come along with us as we discover the unique and little-known cuisine of Chile, a fascinating cross-pollination of native ingredients and European technique. In the charming city of Quintay, we find some of the best seafood in Chile featured in a family-run restaurant that offers just-out-of-the-water-fresh dishes. We also visit the birthplace of potatoes, where we meet a woman who has dedicated her life to preserving Chile’s unmatched potato diversity. And in the Gourmet kitchen, we’ll show you how queso fresco can create an easy, hearty, and very delicious stew.

RECIPES Locro de Papas (Potato Stew)

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