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. Professionals often advise that the best way to become an excellent cook is to know the history of the food you are preparing. The Frugal Gourmet helps make that possible with this episode about early American cuisine. Learn how to make Matalote, Chicken Pudding, Pickled Oysters, and Celery Sauce. Smith not only cooks, bit also discusses the theological and anthropological history of each dish he prepares. He brings humor and wide-ranging knowledge into the kitchen.
cooking, chef, colonialism, food, gourmet-food, lessons