The Mind of a Chef: Season 2 (2013 - 2014)

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Air date: Sep 5, 2013

The Season 2 premiere spotlights the regional variations of southern cuisine. Included: chef Steven Satterfield makes okra and grits; chef John Currence makes tamales; chef Ed Lee creates a dish using bourbon, sorghum and country ham; pastry chef Lisa Donavan makes a buttermilk pie; and new host Sean Brock is joined by the Lee Brothers to make deviled crab. Also: a visit to Fishnet Seafood in South Carolina spotlights Jesus crabs.

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Air date: Sep 12, 2013

Host Sean Brock shares his passion for archiving and reviving lost crops of the South. Included: hand-querning Jimmy red corn, learning fire threshing and cooking hominy. He also travels to Tennessee's Blackberry Farm, where master gardener John Coyenkdall discusses heirloom seeds; Brock's friend David Shields experiments with seeds at Brock's R&D lab and shares the story of the near-extinct Bradford watermelon; and food scientist Harold McGee talks about combining corn and lye.

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Air date: Sep 19, 2013

The resurrection of Carolina gold rice, which disappeared following the Civil War era, is examined. Included: making pilaf and Hoppin' John fritters. Also: Louisiana chef Donald Link makes jambalaya; and Senegalese chef Fati Ly makes pilau.

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Air date: Sep 26, 2013

A look at Louisiana cuisine features a visit to Middendorf's Restaurant in Akers, La., with food writer John T. Edge; and a frogging excursion with chef Donald Link.

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Air date: Oct 3, 2013

Preservation techniques that play an important role in Southern culture are discussed, including drying, salt-curing, canning and fermentation.

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Air date: Oct 10, 2013

Host Sean Brock prepares a typical Appalachian dinner; cooks chicken dumplings with his mother; visits with chef Joseph Lenn at Blackberry Farms in Tennessee; and learns how to make fried okra and country ham.

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Air date: Oct 17, 2013

Host Sean Brock prepares an outdoor feast on a friend's farm, where he's joined by barbecue pitmaster Rodney Scott, who roasts a whole pig; and Steven Satterfield, who makes Savannah red rice. Brock also prepares frogmore stew.

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Air date: Oct 24, 2013

The influence of West Africa on Southern cuisine is explored during a visit to Senegal. Historian and chef Fati Ly leads a tour of the markets in Dakar and M'Bour; and cooks theibou yapp, a traditional Sengalese dish.

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Air date: Oct 31, 2013

Chef April Bloomfield visits London, where she began her cooking career. Included: cooking walnut tagliatelle with chef Ruth Rogers; making rabbit pie with chef Fergus Henderson; and enjoying a pint and scotch eggs with chef Rowley Leigh.

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Air date: Nov 7, 2013

Host April Bloomfield and chef Anita Lo go clamming in Riverhead, N.Y.; and make clam chowder. Later, Bloomfield makes carte da musica with bottarga and chili; and visits with Ben Jacobsen of Jacobsen Salt Co. Also: food scientist Harold McGee breaks down salt.

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