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Chefs A' Field: Oregon Organics

Walnut Hill Farm lettuces and herbs ready for harvest in Oregon.
American Public Television
Walnut Hill Farm lettuces and herbs ready for harvest in Oregon.

Airs Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 12 p.m. on KPBS TV

The Emmy-nominated "Chefs A' Field" returns with a bumper crop of new episodes. Fresh from the farm and sea, the second season offers a visual feast of culinary adventures, filmed coast to coast, from Hawaii's rich volcanic beaches to Mexico's dense Yucatan jungle. This season showcases America's best chefs who, with family and friends, visit local farmers and fishermen to learn about eco-friendly foods. Then, they head back to the kitchen for a behind-the-scenes cooking lesson, where the chefs simplify the professional techniques of the restaurant kitchen to inspire people of all ages and skill levels to cook.

In this episode, Tim Gilmer is a paraplegic farmer who has little patience for sympathy, but a great fondness for earth-friendly produce. He grows impeccable ingredients, all without chemicals. Chef Philippe Boulot and his daughter visit Gilmer's farm in Walnut Hill, Oregon. In the kitchen, the chef shows off the culinary skills that earned him a James Beard Foundation Award.

Recipes: Stuffed Zucchini with Chanterelle Mushrooms & Garlic-Parsley Butter; Fava Bean Sandwich with Tomato Relish. Download these recipes (PDF)

Season Excerpts: Chefs A' Field