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Last updated:
March 18, 2003
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Dave says Hello


Hi! I’m Dave Eckert, producer and host of Culinary Travels With Dave Eckert, the only television show that takes you to "the source" of interesting, indigenous, and delicious food, wine, and spirits, all over the world.

Come along with me and go behind the scenes with the greatest chefs in the world: Alain Ducasse, Jean-Louis Palladin, Charlie Trotter, Paul Bocuse, Gary Danko, Michael Mina, Daniel Boulud, Marc Haeberlin, Gualtiero Marchesi, Michael Mina, and dozens more. And, what would great chefs be without great raw products? We’ll show you where the products come from. Meet the fishermen from New Zealand to Tuscany. Visit the markets in Australia, Bali, Hong Kong, and India. Watch world-class coffee being roasted and taste-tested, and learn how it’s done. See master chocolatiers practice their alchemy. Experience the production and harvesting of walnuts and pistachios, then tag along as we put them to use in great cuisine. Ride a potato harvester as the gold in the Idaho soil is brought out of the earth. Why would anyone eat marinated bull’s penis, duck’s feet, braised pig’s knuckles, scorpians, water cockroaches, and sea snakes? You’ll have to watch to find out. But, in the end, nowhere will you find the wealth of food experiences of Culinary Travels with Dave Eckert.

Wine and spirits lovers will be rewarded too. Come with me as I tour the great wine producing regions of the world: Napa, Sonoma, Burgundy, The Rhone Valley, Alsace, Tuscany, Piedmont, The Veneto, Campania, The Hunter Valley, Victoria, South Australia, Marlborough, The Maipo Valley, the Aconcagua Valley, and on and on. Along the way, we'll experience the history, passion, and love of some of the great viticulturists of our time: Piero Antinori of Antinori, John Duvall and Peter Gago of Penfolds, Michel Chapoutier of Chapoutier, Michel LaRoche of Domaine LaRoche, Ed Spragia of Beringer, Dirk Hampson of Far Niente, Randy Ullom of Kendall-Jackson, and Gina Gallo of Gallo-Sonoma just to name a few. You’ll walk the vineyards, sample the grapes, taste the wines, and of course, match the wines to incredible cuisine.

On the spirits side, I'll take you to Jalisco to witness the art and tradition that is tequila. I’ll visit the highlands and islands of Scotland to tell the story of single malt scotch. In Kentucky, it’s none other than bourbon-over 200 years old but as new as the latest super-premium small batch bottling.

And, how about beer? Well, that's here too. From micro-brews to the centuries-old traditions in Ireland, Scotland, and England, once again, Culinary Travels With Dave Eckert takes you to "the source."

Great food served with a world of cultural insights and the beverage of your choice to accompany it-that’s Culinary Travels With Dave Eckert!

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