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Gourmet's Adventures with Ruth

The Tamarind School, Laos (#108)

Ruth tastes all the sour, bitter and textural components that make Laotian food worth the trip. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: GOURMET'S ADVENTURES WITH RUTH invites viewers to travel the globe alongside host and Gourmeteditor-in-chief Ruth Reichl, her Gourmetcolleagues and celebrity guests, as they visit exotic cooking schools and experience the local foods and traditions. Ten half-hour episodes feature Gourmeteditors Doc Willoughby and Ian Knauer, along with actors Dianne Wiest, Lorraine Bracco, Tom Skerritt and Jeffrey Wright, each of whom shares Ruth's passion for food and travel. In the first season, Ruth visits cooking schools abroad in Mexico, Italy, England, Morroco, Brazil, Laos and China; and closer to home in Washington, New York and Tennesee, the setting for the series' premiere episode. There, Ruth and actress Frances McDormand visit Blackberry Farm, a culinary resort that exults farm-to-fork eating by producing its own organic vegetables, honey, eggs, preserves and artisan cheeses.

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  • Blackberry Farm, Tennessee (#101)

    Ruth and Actress Frances McDormand harvest their own dinner and fly-fish at this culinary resort. [26 minutes]

  • Jon Rowley's Seattle (#102)

    Fish expert Jon Rowley shows Ruth and actor Tom Skerritt how to prepare a meal right on the beach. [26 minutes]

  • The Bertinet Kitchen, Bath (#103)

    Baker Richard Bertinet introduces Ruth and actress Dianne Wiest to his unique bread-making process. [26 minutes]

  • Enrica Rocca's Venice (#104)

    Ruth and actress Dianne Wiest learn how to cook and eat like true Venetians from Enrica Rocca. [26 minutes]

  • Cocinar Mexicano (#105)

    Ruth and Ian Knauer stuff squash-blossom tamales and master the tricky art of tortilla-making. [26 minutes]

  • Peggy Markel's Morocco (#106)

    Ruth and actress Lorraine Bracco roll couscous from scratch and prepare flavorful tagines. [26 minutes]

  • Yara Roberts' Brazil (#107)

    Ruth and food writer John "Doc" Willoughby discover the flavors and charms of Paraty, Brazil. [26 minutes]

  • The Yangshuo School, China (#109)

    Canton, Hunan and Vietnamese culinary traditions are fused in this beautiful southern province. [26 minutes]

  • Julie Sahni's New York (#110)

    Ruth and actor Jeffrey Wright explore a little slice of India hidden away in Queens, New York [26 minutes]

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