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Colameco's Food Show


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Colameco's Food Show

weinhen | Apr 21, 2002 05:24 PM

Sorry if this redundant, but a chowhound search yielded no results, so...

I've been enjoying this PBS series called Colameco's food show, Sundays at 4:30 pm in NYC. The deal is that he, Colameco is a chef who is based in New York and has weekly cuisine related shows. These involve visits to the kitchens of well known and sometimes "hot" restaurants, mostly in NY. We watch the chefs prepare menu items, typically signature dishes. The second half of each episode has Colameco at home, preparing emulations of the restaurant recipes adapted for the home. The recipes are straightforward, well demonstrated and eminently doable. The guy clearly knows what he's doing. He has a sort of Italian "shtick" to go with it - saying ba-da-boom when adding ingedients to a pan, etc.

The real charm of the show are the restaurant segments which go to places outside the ordinary star chef turf. Today was NYC Chinatown which visited the kitchens of two chowhound spots - Ping's seafood and New Green Bo. Definitely interesting to watch the behind the scenes action. The interviews with the chef are brief, often enough due to language limits. Previous episodes have included La Cote Basque, L'Espinasse, and Les Halles with celeb chef Bourdain.

Anyway it's good watching. I guess I'm a fan. Anyone else seen it?



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