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Get some great insights and go deep into the world of craft cocktails on a brand new episode of The Speakeasy, as host Damon Boelte is joined by bartender/drink impressario and author, Greg Seider. His latest book, Alchemy in a Glass: The Essential Guide to Handcrafted Cocktails is full of original, ingredient-driven recipes for cocktails, mixers, garnishes, and bitters, this book by a cocktail expert for master chefs shows readers how to transform spirits and flavors into inspiring, mouthwatering drinks. In bars and restaurants across America, drinkers are being exposed to the artistry of the modern cocktail. Seider, who has created cocktail programs for top bars and restaurants in New York and Los Angeles, approaches cocktail creation as the art of understanding how flavors work together and develop over the course of a drink. Drawing on his experience developing cocktail programs for chefs such as Eric Ripert, Seider goes beyond recipes to show readers how flavors work, giving them blueprints for constructing a balanced drink. This program was brought to you by Michter's.

"The danger with a lot of cocktails is too many bitter components in a rink that knocks out complexity or flavors." [11:00]

--Greg Seider on The Speakeasy


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How did an Ethiopian immigrant become an award winning chef in NYC? Find out today on A Taste of the Past as Linda Pelaccio hosts Ethiopian native and chef of the Peninsula Hotel in Manhattan, Kubee Kassaye as well as Marsha Palanci of Les Dames d’Escoffier and the International Legacy Awards. Kubee describes her journey from Ethiopia to New York City as a child, attending the New York College of Technology, and eventually becoming a chef tournant at the Peninsula Hotel in Manhattan. Her culinary expertise won her the Les Dames d’Escoffier International Legacy Award presented by Marsha Palanci and Kubee has accepted it with enthusiasm! You can find her cooking up authentic Ethiopian cuisine, teaching young culinary students, and participating in volunteer programs for sustainable foods and nutrition. Tune in and hear about this exciting and talented chef and her plans to one day open an Ethiopian and Italian restaurant! This program was sponsored by Hearst Ranch.

"I was so excited I couldn't believe I had won...the scholarship opened my eyes to see the culinary world in a bigger perspective." [11:23]

"I want something different, to start a restaurant, I like Italian food and Ethiopian food, they complement each other." [14:00]

--Kubee Kassaye, Chef at Peninsula Hotel on A Taste From the Past


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Michel Richard is an author, industry advocate, philanthropist, and legendary chef. Known as a pioneer of French food in America, the Brittany native knew he wanted to be a chef at 8, when he first glimpsed a restaurant kitchen. At 14, Richard apprenticed at a patisserie in Champagne, moving to Paris three years later, where he quickly rose to the top position at Gaston Lenotre’s esteemed pastry shop. In 1974, he moved to America to help open a Manhattan shop with Lenotre and found himself at home in a new country. Three years later, he opened Michel Richard in Los Angeles—it was an instantaneous success. A decade later, Richard opened the stylized and quintessentially French-Californian Citrus and the following year was inducted into James Beard’s “Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America.” Richard then opened a series of restaurants across the country, and even in Japan. Find out what it took to transition from pastry to savory chef and hear the legendary Michel Richard reflect on his career with Dorothy Cann Hamilton on Chef's Story. This program was sponsored by Heritage Foods USA.

[Savory cooking] is fun because you have to come up with something different every day. You get to create an emotion with your cooking." [15:00]

"In 10 years America will be the best. All the young chefs want to move to America." [27:00]

--Michel Richard on Chef's Story


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