Synopsis by Madeline Cavalieri
The Frugal Gourmet, with chef Jeff Smith, is an amazingly thorough video collection with over 80 episodes that include food recipes from around the world. In each episode, Smith demonstrates several simple but important recipes. The Appetizers episode presents first-course dishes from several regions around the world. Begin in Asia with Chinese Brine Pickles, Bean Sprout and Szechwan Pepper Salad, Glass Noodles with Peanut Sauce, and Shredded Chicken Sesame. And from the Mediterranean region, there's Tzatsiki, Taramasalata, and Pepperonata. Smith not only cooks, he also discusses the theological and anthropological histories of the dishes he prepares. He brings humor and wide-ranging knowledge into the kitchen.
appetizers, cooking, chef, gourmet-food, lessons