Tuesday, October 27, 2009

PBS Hits The Road With Top Chefs To Find Freshest, Eco-Friendly Cooking Ingredients

With the release of season 4 of the award-winning culinary series, Chefs A’Field, on DVD November 3, PBS audiences will follow some of America’s most renowned chefs as they step out of the kitchen to travel across the U.S. exploring the country’s finest, healthiest foods available for cooking. From a pair of cousins who revitalized their family’s oyster business to a paraplegic farmer of the freshest organic ingredients around, this unique series offers memorable personal tales of triumph as well as home recipes that all viewers can enjoy.

Chefs A’field, Season 4
Fresh from the farm and sea, Chefs A’Field offers a visual feast of culinary adventures, with episodes filmed coast to coast, from Hawaii’s rich volcanic beaches to Mexico’s dense Yucatan jungle. This program showcases America’s best chefs who, with family and friends, visit local farmers and fishermen to learn about eco-friendly foods. Then, it is back to the kitchen for a behind-the-scenes cooking lesson. Here the professional techniques of the restaurant kitchen are simplified to inspire people of all ages and skill levels to get cooking.

Chefs A’ Field is one of the first in the cooking genre to focus on environmental issues pertaining to food, travel, and lifestyle. In Season Four that tradition continues with a strong focus on sustain¬able agriculture and seafood, shopping with an environmental mindset, ideas to get the whole family closer to where their food comes from, and ways to prepare a delicious meal with healthy ingredients.

The Emmy-nominated series has won numerous awards, including two James Beard Awards and two CINE Golden Eagles, among others. Filmed in true High-Definition, the new batch of culinary adventures explores the diverse faces and places of America’s food landscape in a visually stunning format. Exclusive behind-the-scenes footage in America’s best restaurants, combined with family-friendly cooking lessons, will keep viewers salivating from episode to episode.

Episodes include:
Counting Sheep
King of Alaska
Blueberry Bombshells
Old Salt, Young Guns
Sweet Nectar
Peaches & Herbs
Food Defines Family
The Real Chef’s Garden
Sustainable Hawaii
Oregon Organics
Disappearing Act
Milking Goodness
Organic Revolution

To order a copy of Chefs A’Field, Season 4, please call (800) PLAY-PBS or visit shopPBS.org.


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TITLE: Chefs A’field, Season 4
RUNNING TIME: approximately 6.5 hours
SRP: $34.99
STREET: 11/3/09

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