Julia Child: Cooking With Master Chefs: Charles Palmer
Airs Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. on KPBS TV
Monday, July 9, 2012
Celebrate Julia Child’s 100th Birthday
In COOKING WITH MASTER CHEFS, Julia Child visits sixteen nationally acclaimed master chefs in their own kitchens. Each chef demonstrates distinct techniques, regional recipes, and culinary tips which guide home cooks through their favorite recipes.
Expertly preparing each dish and teaching with passion along the way, the master chefs offer the viewer a unique and inspirational learning experience.
"Charles Palmer" - Chef Charles Palmer grew up in upstate New York and owns Aureole restaurant in New York City, among others. In this episode from his home kitchen, Palmer shares his expertise with wild game and prepares Pepper Seared Venison Steaks with Pinot Noir and Sun-Dried Cherries, Herb Potato Maximes, and a Warm Chocolate Tarragon Cake.
About Chef Palmer:
Since the beginning of his celebrated career, master chef and hospitality entrepreneur Charlie Palmer has received critical acclaim for his signature Progressive American Cuisine, a style built on rambunctious flavors and unexpected combinations with a deep and lasting infusion of classical French technique.
Influenced by his childhood experiences working in his family's vegetable garden, Palmer was an early advocate of farm over factory food. In 1988, he made a landmark commitment to creating dishes featuring regional American ingredients at his sublime three-star Aureole, once situated in a historic town house off Manhattan's Madison Avenue. Today Palmer's flagship Aureole is strategically located within New York City mid-town's dramatically modern Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park.
Over the years, Palmer combined his creative cooking spirit and flair for business to open thirteen notable restaurants across the country, a growing collection of food-forward wine shops and award-winning boutique hotels. But even today, the chef still steps in the kitchen with reinvention on his mind. "Without a doubt, people eat with their eye long before they put fork to food, so I continue to look for a playful yet respectful way to create excitement on the plate."
A frequent guest on NBC's "Today Show," Charlie Palmer is also the author of four cookbooks, "Great American Food" (Random House/1996), "Charlie Palmer's Casual Cooking" (Harper Collins/2001), "The Art of Aureole," (Ten Speed Press/2002), and "Charlie Palmer's Practical Guide to the New American Kitchen" (Melcher Media/2006).