Featured this Month
American Masters "Chef's Flight"
The full “Chefs Flight” schedule follows below:
American Masters – James Beard: America’s First Foodie
Premieres Friday, May 19, 9-10 p.m.
Experience a century of food through the life of one man, James Beard (1903-1985). A cookbook author, journalist, television celebrity and teacher, Beard helped to pioneer and expand the food media industry into the billion-dollar business it is today.
American Masters – Julia! America’s Favorite Chef
Friday, May 19, 10-11 p.m.
Celebrate the life and legacy of Julia Child (1912-2004), fondly remembered for introducing French cuisine to American home cooks through her television series – beginning with WGBH’s The French Chef in 1963 – and books. The film tells two love stories: one between Julia and Paul Child, the other between Julia and French food.
American Masters – Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft
Premieres Friday, May 26, 9-10 p.m.
Discover the story of Chef Jacques Pépin (b. December 18, 1935), a young immigrant with movie-star looks, a charming Gallic accent, and a mastery of cooking and teaching so breathtaking he became an early food icon—joining James Beard and Julia Child among the handful of Americans who transformed the way the country views the food world.
American Masters – Alice Waters and Her Delicious Revolution
Friday, May 26, 10-11 p.m.
Follow Alice Waters (b. April 28, 1944) through a year of seasonal shopping and cooking, and discover both the recipes and vision of an artist and an advocate. She and her now-famous restaurant Chez Panisse became a major force behind the way Americans eat and think about