Charles L. Pinsky
Executive Producer/Director

Charles Pinsky began his television production career in sports, working first for Philadelphia Phillies Baseball and later for CBS Sports. Some 20 years ago he traded one passion for another and began producing television cooking shows. Since then, Pinsky has worked with both the world's most famous chefs and many home cooks whose work is best known to family and friends. Pinsky is founder and president of frappé, inc., an award-winning video production company. His credits include Redbook's Family Chef; Cuisine Rapide; Pierre Franey's Cooking in America; Pierre Franey's Cooking in France; Pierre Franey's Cooking in Europe; two series' of Dessert Circus with Jacques Torres; Jewish Cooking in America with Joan Nathan; Chez Pépin with Jacques Pépin; and A Spoonful of Ginger: Food as Medicine. Pinsky is a three-time recipient of The James Beard Foundation's awards for best television cooking series or special. In 2001 he produced a PBS prime-time special starring Carl Reiner on the history of sitcoms and in 2002 a special on post-September 11 humor featuring Whoopi Goldberg. Pinsky has also produced numerous food commercials and home videos including the best selling Once Upon a Potty. Pinsky lives in New York with his daughter Juliette and their dog Pablo.


A national co-production of Maryland Public Television (MPT), frappé Inc., and Joan Nathan


Executive Producer/Director:
Charles Pinsky

Theme Music Composed and Arranged By:
Andy Statman

Margaret Sullivan

The Andy Statman Quartet:
Andy Statman - Clarient, Mandolin
Bruce Barth - Piano
Scott Lee - Bass
Bob Weiner - Drums, Percussion

Music Produced By:
Andy Statman
Roger Mason

Production Assistance Provided By:
Le Creuset of America

Executive Producer/Host:
Joan Nathan

Executive Producer/frappé Productions:
Charles Pinsky

Executive in Charge of Production/MPT:
John T. Potthast

c. 2002 Joan Nathan

Publicity Contacts:
Kenneth R. Smith (stations)
Maryland Public Television
(410) 581-4075