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Julia Child: The Original French Chef Collection

Julia Child: The Original French Chef Collection

This special collection of 12 original black-and-white episodes of THE FRENCH CHEF from the 1960s brings Julia into the kitchen to teach cooks of all abilities how to prepare some of her favorite French classics. As Julia herself said, "If I can do it, you can do it...and here's how to do it! Bon appétit!" A cooking legend and cultural icon, Julia Child introduced French cuisine to American kitchens in 1963 with this pioneering series: THE FRENCH CHEF. Unlike anything ever seen on television before, it was entertaining and real in a way that influenced every culinary television program that followed. In her passionate, capable, and approachable way, Julia changed the way Americans cook, eat, and think about food. She was a natural television star, warm and exuberant and ready to share all of the lessons she had learned from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and her years of work on her groundbreaking cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Julia presented the nuances of every recipe while also teaching her audience the basics of French cooking, from the proper way to choose and prepare cuts of meat and how to chop and sauté onions to achieving the perfect simmer and the safest way to flambé. Never afraid to make mistakes on camera, she used them to her advantage to show her viewers how to adapt with confidence. Approximately 6 hours in total on 2 DVDs, this collection includes many fantastic recipes for Starters & Sides, Entrees and Desserts. As seen on public television. These DVDs feature subtitles in English (SDH). The episodes on this DVD collection include occasional audio and video imperfections inherent to the original master tapes. We hope you enjoy these truly classic television programs!

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Jacques Pepin: Heart & Soul

Jacques Pepin: Heart & Soul Lowest new price: $17.93
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Brand: PBS Home Video
Model: 35221716

After a lifetime in the kitchen, Jacques Pépin brings you his final series, with more than 100 recipes and his impeccable technique. It showcases the warmth, wit, and mastery of a culinary icon. Jacques passion, humor, and culinary skills are at their best as he shares memories and wisdom from more than half a century in the kitchen.

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Deli Man

Deli Man Lowest new price: $15.66
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Model: 33973819

Jewish culture reflects the heart of a vital ethnic history. As that culture continues
to shift and adapt alongside mainstream America, delicatessen food as its
name suggests remains a beloved communal delicacy.

In Houston, Texas, third-generation deli man Ziggy Gruber has built arguably the
finest delicatessen restaurant in the U.S. His story augmented by the stories of
iconic delis such as Katz s, 2nd Avenue Deli, Nate n Al, Carnegie, and the Stage
embodies a tradition indelibly linked to its savory, nostalgic foods.

DVD FEATURES:
Theatrical Trailer;
Interviews (plays this option);
Sam Brummer s Story;
Ziggy and Dennis Talk Deli;
Ziggy Visits ACME Smoked Fish;
Deli Woman: Jacqueline Canter;
A Surprise...Meet Izzy

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Top Chef: New York - Season 5

Top Chef: New York - Season 5 Lowest new price: $44.95
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Brand: A&E

Product Description

The world-class culinary competition only gets hotter in TOP CHEF: NEW YORK - the No. 1 food show on cable - as 17 new cheftestants head to the Big Apple to test their skills and compete for culinary stardom.

Featuring some of the biggest names in food and entertainment, including Martha Stewart, Foo Fighters, Jean-Georges, and Rocco DiSpirito, the fifth season of this Emmy®-award winning series welcomes newbie Toby Young (How to Lose Friends and Alienate People) to the judges' table alongside host Padma Lakshmi, head judge and celebrity chef Tom Colicchio, and Gail Simmons. Each episode features two challenges for the chefs: a Quickfire test of basic abilities and an Elimination Challenge designed to test versatility and inventiveness as the chefs take on unique culinary trials, such as working with unusual and exotic foods or catering for a range of demanding clients.

In the most challenging season yet, the cheftestants battle to prove they have what it takes to be crowned the next Top Chef.

Special Features

  • Exclusive Cookbook
  • Never-Aired Stew Room Footage
  • Extended Interviews
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • PC Game Demo

DISC ONE: Melting Pot / Show Your Craft / Foo Fighters Thanksgiving / Today Show / Bonus
DISC TWO: Gail's Bridal Shower / 12 Days of Christmas / Focus Group / Down on the Farm / Bonus
DISC THREE: Restaurant Wars / Super Bowl Chef Showdown / Le Bernadin / The Last Supper / Bonus
DISC FOUR: Finale Part 1 / Finale Part 2 / Watch What Happens / Bonus

Foodies and budding chefs love the reality show Top Chef, but so do millions of other viewers, as evidenced by Top Chef's position as the number one food show on cable. Season 5 of Top Chef takes place in the food city of New York as well as in New Orleans and pits 17 chefs against each other in a test of culinary skill, creativity, flexibility, and performance under pressure. While the show is all about food, it's also about personalities, and this 14-episode season is full of strong personalities. There's the brashly confident Stefan, hyper Carla, ladies' man Fabio, overachiever Jeff, gay and lesbian "team rainbow," and many others, and everyone's antics in the kitchen, the stew room where they await judgment, and their shared apartment translate into some great entertainment. Host Padma Lakshmi is joined by head judge Chef Tom Colicchio, judges Gail Simmons and Toby Young, and an array of guest judges, including celebrities like Emeril Lagasse, Martha Stewart, Jean-Georges, and Wylie Dufresne. The judges are demanding, exacting, and sometimes downright harsh, but they push each chef to deliver the very best food that he or she can--all in hopes of escaping Padma's dreaded words "please pack your knives and go."

Each episode consists of a quickfire challenge and an elimination challenge. The quickfire challenges test the chefs' culinary techniques and palates as well as their ability to think on their feet and create winning dishes with very little time and some particularly odd ingredients. The elimination challenges give the chefs more time but test their versatility and creativity, requiring them to cater to groups such as rock's Foo Fighters and other Top Chef contestants and highly regarded food legends; to cook in specific styles that may lead them far from their comfort zones; to employ highly exotic ingredients; to make do with severely limited kitchens; or to engage in the highly competitive restaurant wars at the very last moment, among other trials.

Just as entertaining as the food challenges are the unpredictable interactions between contestants, which range from unlikely friendships to romantic liaisons and ugly shouting matches. This fifth season gives rise to several burning questions: can a person get voted out for serving deviled eggs or s'mores in a cooking contest? Is making an ostrich egg omelet original enough to keep a contestant in the competition? Is the Top Chef competition all about food, or does service count, too--and if so, how much does it count? Is this purely a cutthroat competition between chefs, or is there room for compassion and maybe even a little holiday spirit? Bonus features include footage and interviews from inside the eliminated cast house, extended interviews with the top four chefs, some pretty amusing stew room footage, and cooking demonstrations of selected contestants' dishes on "The Wong Way to Cook." The DVD also comes with a cookbook insert that features five recipes from past Top Chef seasons. --Tami Horiuchi

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  • TOP CHEF: NEW YORK: THE COMPLETE SEASON 5 (DVD MOVIE)

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Chef's Life: Season 2

Chef's Life: Season 2 Lowest new price: $14.67
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Model: 31820799

Season Two hits the road with a new roster of Southern ingredients. Vivian and Ben open a second restaurant, plant heirloom apple trees, go pier fishing, hunt ramps and pick up pecans. Well tag along as Vivian prepares something special for 400 food writers and chefs down in the Delta, fixes holiday meals to meet her familys high standards, and returns to New York City to cook the meal of her career at the James Beard House.

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The French Chef With Julia Child 2

The French Chef With Julia Child 2 Lowest new price: $21.79
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Brand: WGBH BOSTON VIDEO
Model: 2258555

Eighteen more episodes from the groundbreaking TV cooking show recall the warmth and culinary genius of the late Julia Child. Even with her humorous bloopers (intentionally retained), The French Chef was a marvelously entertaining learning experience. Now sample more of Julias classic recipes, from crêpes suzette and omelette gratinée to pâté de champagne and bûche de Noël.

A regular program on WGBH Boston from 1963 to 1972, The French Chef is perhaps best known for its down-to-earth hostess Julia Child with her dry wit and practical approach to "fancy" French cooking. Eighteen classic programs, in black and white and color, feature the ever-practical Julia Child educating viewers in everything from starters and side dishes like braised spinach, shirred eggs, and hollandaise sauce, to main courses like seafood crêpes and braised goose, to breads and desserts like croissants and the exotic gâteau in a cage. Julia Child leads viewers step-by-step through each recipe, imploring budding chefs to use their fingers and hands, let go of their fear of failure, avoid a sense of panic and maintain a sense of humor so that neither the cook nor the soufflé collapses. Helpful tips include advice about preparing dishes ahead of time, how to save a recipe gone awry, and an ever-present sense of humor that includes a waving goose and more than a few chuckles from Julia Child at her own inevitable bloopers. While current recommendations about food safety may necessitate altering some suggestions like defrosting a goose in the sink for 4 hours and modern dietary guidelines might frown upon the use of pork back fat in a terrine or pâté, the majority of these recipes can easily be prepared without alteration today. If you love French food and want to learn how to prepare it yourself, join Julia Child for 18 lessons that are sure to have you cooking up exotic dishes in no time. --Tami Horiuchi

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Jeff Novick's Fast Food 1

Jeff Novick's Fast Food 1 Lowest new price: $18.85
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Brand: Mostly Magic

Do you want to eat healthy, but hate to cook? Does cooking take too much time? Cost too much money? Is it too hard? Does your grocery shopping bag come from a drive-through? If the answer to any of these questions is YES, then Chef Jeff Novick can lend you a helping hand -- not to mention spurtle! In this essential DVD, nutritionist and Chef Jeff Novick takes on Fast Food in his own exuberant style -- and demonstrates how anyone can create a healthy, low cost, delicious and easy meal in under ten minutes. Now that's fast food we can all enjoy! WHAT YOU GET Some healthy eating programs are hard to stick with, because they're too much work, the recipes are too hard, or they just don't satisfy. You end up snacking on junk because you don't feel full. Jeff Novick's FAST FOOD is different. It makes an excellent gift for someone trying to lose weight, make a healthy change in their life -- and stick with it. Jeff shows how healthy eating can be easy, satisfying and fun.

Features:

  • Eat healthy
  • Cook healthy
  • Be healthy
  • Save money

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Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way

Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way Lowest new price: $6.48
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In Jacques Pépin: More Fast Food My Way, the man who taught millions of Americans how to cook shares the techniques he honed in the most famous kitchens of the world to show you how to create simple, special meals in minutes. Jacques shows you how to create great-tasting dishes ranging from stunning salads to main courses to desserts - all special enough for company, yet easy enough for those weekday evenings when you have no time.

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  • Shrink-wrapped

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The Complete Pepin: Techniques and Recipes

The Complete Pepin: Techniques and Recipes Lowest new price: $89.95
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It doesnt matter whether you can make the fanciest gourmet meal if you lack the skills to do something as basic as poach an egg. Once you acquire those basic skills, your culinary repertoire is limited only by your imagination. The Complete Pépin is an entire cooking course on DVD that features dozens of techniques that Jacques has sharpened over his decades in the kitchen.

Features:

  • Factory sealed DVD

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Iron Chef America - Season 9

Iron Chef America - Season 9 Lowest new price: $29.99
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Based upon the Japanese cult sensation, Iron Chef America carries on the legend of Kitchen Stadium and the famed ""secret ingredient."" Each week, world-class chefs battle the legendary Iron Chefs of America: Bobby Flay, Masaharu Morimoto, Cat Cora, Jose Garces, Michael Symon, Marc Forgione, Geoffrey Zakarian, and the newest Iron Chef, Alex Guarnaschelli. Alton Brown serves as Commentator and Mark Dacascos is Chairman.

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