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The Mind of a Chef: Season 2

Full Episode: Southerners (23:10)

In the first eight episodes of Season 2, Chef Sean Brock of McCrady’s and Husk spotlights southern cooking with heritage varieties of rice, beans and grains. In the second half of the season, Chef April Bloomfield of The Spotted Pig follows up with an innovative, refreshingly straightforward take on food.


Episode Descriptions

The Mind of a Chef - Season 2 Episode 1: Southerners

Season 2 Episode 1: Southerners

Explore some of the unique regional cuisines in the South with Chef Sean Brock. Watch full episode »

Season 2 Episode 2: Seeds

Season 2 Episode 2: Seeds

Learn how Chef Brock began searching, archiving and reviving lost crops of the South.

Season 2 Episode 3: Rice

Season 2 Episode 3: Rice

Learn about rice and its essential role in Southern cuisine.

Season 2 Episode 4: Louisiana

Season 2 Episode 4: Louisiana

Find out about the heavy influence of Louisiana cuisine on Chef Brock.

Season 2 Episode 5: Preserve

Season 2 Episode 5: Preserve

Explore the food preservation techniques that are critical components of southern culture.

Season 2 Episode 6: Roots

Season 2 Episode 6: Roots

Join Sean Brock as he explores his roots and prepares a typical Appalachian dinner.

Season 2 Episode 7: Low Country BBQ

Season 2 Episode 7: Low Country BBQ

Journey to the low country, for highlights of both the food and the people.

Season 2 Episode 8: Senegal

Season 2 Episode 8: Senegal

Travel to Senegal with Brock to understand how West Africa influenced the ingredients of America.

The Mind of a Chef - Season 2 Episode 9: London

Season 2 Episode 9: London

Travel with Chef April Bloomfield to London, where her cooking career began. Watch full episode »

Season 2 Episode 10: Sea/Salt

Season 2 Episode 10: Sea/Salt

Focus on April’s love of the sea, which is deep and fully realized.

Season 2 Episode 11: Curry

Season 2 Episode 11: Curry

Explore the origins of curry and England’s versions of this historic cuisine.

Season 2 Episode 12: Italian

Season 2 Episode 12: Italian

Explore April Bloomfield’s deep love for Italian cuisine and its influence on her cooking.

Season 2 Episode 13: British Classics

Season 2 Episode 13: British Classics

Review some of the signature dishes of UK cuisine: bangers and mash, fish-n-chips, and pies.

Season 2 Episode 14: Farmer

Season 2 Episode 14: Farmer

Travel to Cornwall with April, who visits farmer and chef Tom Adams on his pig farm.

Season 2 Episode 15: Leftovers

Season 2 Episode 15: Leftovers

Find out why “nasty bits” deserve to be on the kitchen table.

Season 2 Episode 16: Restaurateur

Season 2 Episode 16: Restaurateur

Follow April Bloomfield as she wrestles with the questions every chef has to confront.

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