One more episode of Chef's Table from Netflix, about Los Angeles chef and restaurateur Nancy Silverton. Much less of the usual phoniness in this episode!
|Nancy Silverton many years ago when she founded the LaBrea bakery. First she made all the bread by hand.|
Then she expanded it into a commercial bakery and sold it. More recently: I've had their bread from major supermarkets.
I enjoyed the descriptions of the many places Silverton worked, showing how she established her reputation.
I definitely had heard of her; unlike in some of the Chef's Table series, which feature fairly obscure though food-world-famous chefs. Overall, it was a good show.
|Here's L.A.Times critic Jonathan Gold (whose face is usually a secret).|
He's a bit over-the-top but not like the usual Chef's Table "experts."
The only other expert was Mario Batali who is always over the top.
|Nancy Silverton has a very expressive face, and I enjoyed their close ups of her, as well as the scenes where she|
tasted foods that her staff were preparing and showed her reactions. The impression (whether true or not) is
that she's a very hands-on director of rather large restaurant kitchens, as well as a host for the dining rooms.
|Silverton's current restaurants are Italian, and I loved this image of her|
hands preparing squash blossoms. I also liked the part where she purchases
the squash blossoms and many other foods from a delivery truck.
I really love that series.
I haven't watched this yet, will have to look out for it.
I should catch this show sometime. Sounds very interesting.
I love seeing women chefs! The culinary world is so male-dominated, especially at the very top, so it's exciting to see a strong woman chef making waves.
My nephew loves Chef's Table, I have to catch up with this.
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