By Patrick Hieger

[PBS]

[PBS]

Even if you haven’t yet heard of Mind of a Chef, don’t worry, it’s not too late.  The show, which airs on PBS in the United States, is produced by Anthony Bourdain’s Zero Point Zero production company, and aims, well, to get in the minds of some of today’s leading–though sometimes overlooked–chefs working in the industry.  The first season was all about David Chang, followed in season two by April Bloomfield and Sean Brock.  In season three, currently airing now, things have started to break out of the United States, featuring Magnus Nilsson of Sweden’s Fäviken, as well as Edward Lee, the Kentucky-based chef who was narrowly knocked out in Season 10 of Top Chef.

Although Mind of a Chef airs exclusively in the States, the good part for the rest of us is that PBS streams full episodes after they’ve premiered.  This is especially good, because the forthcoming episode 3 of the current season features Edward Lee hanging out with none other than Prometheus himself, Francis Mallman, cooking on a remote island in Argentina.  For now, you can watch the trailer, which is perhaps the most epic 45 seconds of chef talk you’ll ever see.  “How come the smoke doesn’t bother you?” Lee asks Mallmann.  “I’m used to it.  I live in smoke,” he responds.  Fire, meat, elements.  This might be the best episode of food television ever created.  We’ll let you know when the full episode comes out.