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. Learn to make Dim Sum (Chinese for "touching your heart"), the authentic Chinese teatime lunch. Recipes include Ha Gow, Shrimp-stuffed Mushrooms, Pork Shu-Mai Dumplings, Stuffed Bean Curd, Hot and Spicy Squid, and Spareribs with Black Bean and Pepper Sauce. Smith not only cooks, but also discusses the theological and anthropological histories of the dishes he prepares. He brings humor and wide-ranging knowledge into the kitchen.
chef, Chinese [nationality], cooking, gourmet-food, lessons