The Mind of A Chef, a superb television show produced and narrated by Anthony Bourdain celebrates the passion of some of the world’s most talented chefs. They are nothing if not passionate about what they do. And all completely different from one another.
Every time I watch the show, done is a series format with several episodes concentrating on one chef cooking with friends, highlighting the foods that are special to them and if we’re lucky, seeing into the heart of their kitchens, I am convinced that each featured chef is my new favorite. April Bloomfield goes without saying. I’ve been eating in her restaurants for years. I was completely blown away by the quiet demeanor and expansive knowledge of Kentuckian Ed Lee. And now I am obsessed with dining at the Swedish restaurant of Chef Magnus Nilsson — a 12 seat, 20+ course tasting menu affair choreographed down to the minutest detail, served in a barn some 375 miles north of Stockholm. I don’t know if I’ll ever get there but watch and you’ll see why it sounds like a must do experience.
The Mind of a Chef airs on PBS. Check your local listings for showtimes or catch past seasons on Netflix. And don’t miss the bonus scene after the credits roll.