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Watch This Trailer For ‘Mind of a Chef’ In Argentina (ES)

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.

Video: Diego Oka On ‘A Chef’s Journey’ (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[A Chef's Journey]

[A Chef’s Journey]

Although Mind of a Chef on the United States’ PBS gets everyone gathered around the television on a weekly basis to watch as chefs like David Chang, Sean Brock, and April Bloomfield create culinary magic while traveling, they’re not the only public broadcasting game worth watching.  Detroit-based chef Steven Meese hosts A Chef’s Journey, which also airs on PBS and follows some of the United States’ most creative chefs creating masterpieces at their restaurant.  Meese recently went to Miami, Florida to hang out with Diego Oka, chef at the newest location of Gastón Acurio’s La Mar cevichería at the Mandarin Oriental.  Watch as Oka talks Peru, makes an ‘Arroz Chaufa con tortilla,’ and basically blows Meese’s mind with the explosive Peruvian flavors.  Then set your DVR to record.