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Very nice program on the food network

garçon | Sep 15, 200105:54 PM

"Planet food".

I just saw the second half of one episode about Moroccan food, followed by a program on India.

These British programs are well-produced, nicely photographed and entertaining culinary expeditions across the subject country. The Moroccan show wandered into the large open food court of Marrakech (similar to Singapoor's hawkers' corner), ventured deep into the Atlas mountains to a Berber village with a native guide who was a NY chef and ended on a famous fishing village in the Atlantic whose name escapes me. Lovely show.

The indian program, presented by a charming hostess, traveling from Mumbay to Cochin across the subcontinent was equally fascinating. A segment followed a typical Mumbay lunch from its morning creation in the kitchen of a local housewife through the hustle and bustle, the streets and trains, the bikes and carriers until its final destination on her husband's desk at lunchhour. Another one depicted an old chef in Hyderabad presenting the preparation of a royal lamb biryani enjoyed by dozens of schoolboys in a sunny courtyard. In the next segment, a Cochin chef prepares a fish curry under the palm trees by the water.

Those programs are somewhat lavish productions in comparison to the rest of the Food Network fare, so they are shown fairly often. They are some of the better fare on the Food Network.

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