Season 3 Episode 3: Argentina | The Mind of a Chef | PBS Food

Season 3 Episode 3: Argentina

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Fire is the most elemental part of a kitchen – without it, food would simply be eaten, never “cooked.” And yet in the post-Nouvelle-Cuisine age, food and fire have become distant from one another. Ed Lee travels to Argentina to visit Francis Mallmann, the country’s most esteemed chef and the godfather of open-flame cooking, on his private island nestled in the foothills of the Andes. While on La Isla for three days, Francis and Ed create a feast that reunites the simplest – and arguably the best – ingredients and cooking techniques. Armed with fire, smoke, meat and salt, Ed relishes in this once-in-a-lifetime experience.  

Behind the Scenes: Argentina

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Chef Ed Lee

One part Southern soul, one part Asian spice, and one part New York attitude, Chef Ed Lee is a Korean-American… Read more »
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