The Frugal Gourmet (1992)

Sub-Genres - Cooking & Food  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United States  |  
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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. This episode teaches cooks at home to respect the Japanese proverb, "Food should feast the eyes as well as the stomach." Beautiful recipes include Spinach with Sesame Seeds, Chicken Teriyaki, Jade Chicken, and Pork Tonkatsu. 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.



Japan, chef, cooking, gourmet-food, kitchen, lessons