Friday, August 29, 2008

Great Chefs on the 'Tube

The celebrated Great Chefs television programs are now on their own YouTube Channel.

Great Chefs – Great Cities launches the new channel, making these 80 shows available to be reviewed on one’s own personal schedule.

Great Chefs is one of the longest continuing cooking series, airing on The Discovery Channel, PBS, The Travel Channel, and finally on Discovery Home. Breaking the mold of studio-based cooking shows, Great Chefs programs are all shot on location in the kitchens of the world’s finest chefs. Each program presents a menu -- an appetizer, an entrée, and a dessert -- from three different Great Chefs.

The companion Great Chefs website,, includes a grid matching the programs to their menus, so that users can check to find a particular episode, then view it on YouTube.

All the recipes for all Great Chefs programs are also available on the website.

Among the featured chefs on the premiere series, Great Chefs – Great Cities, are Michael Lomonaco, Allen Susser, Julian Serrano, Robert Del Grande, Larry Forgione, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Hubert Keller, Gerald Hirigoyen, Susan Spicer, Stephen Pyles, David Burke, Emily Luchetti (whose Marscapone Caramel Cream is pictured above), Michael Romano, Gary Danko, Rick Bayless, Bradley Ogden, Hans Rockenwagner, Roy Yamaguchi and Dean Fearing.

Great Chefs Television is based in New Orleans.