Curtis Stone Named Co-Host of New Season of MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING fires up Season 5 by tapping renowned chef Curtis Stone as a new co-host and by covering even more ground. The award-winning food and travel adventure series announced today that it is expanding its footprint and touring diverse locales beyond American shores this season?bringing viewers to Europe and Puerto Rico, in addition to points in the U.S.?to meet Michelin star chefs and award-winning food artisans for memorable culinary experiences and spontaneous savory spreads around the globe. Produced by WGBH and Fine Cooking magazine, and distributed by American Public Television, the 13 all-new episodes premiere on public television stations beginning Saturday, September 2, 2017 (check local listings).

For the first time this season, the series features three separate hosts. New co-host Curtis Stone takes viewers on the American leg of the journey?visiting a number of coastal areas, the bread basket of California and other destinations in the Pacific Northwest, such as Seattle, WA, Carmel CA, and San Luis Obispo, CA, and down to Santa Fe, NM, and Taos, NM, to experience the local flavors of the Southwest, with its corn and chilies. The series? popular longtime host and award-winning Australian chef Pete Evans takes the reins for the European adventure?traveling to Italy to explore the culinary capital of Bologna, Polesine Parmense, Livorno, and Vercelli, and visiting the south of France and Paris, stopping along the way in Cadenet, Provence and Dijon, Burgundy. The series also taps James Beard Award-winning chef Michelle Bernstein, who is known for her Latin-style flavors of cooking, as a special guest host when the Moveable Feast rolls to Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.

In each episode of Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking, the hosts meet with local chefs known for their innovative cuisine, distinctive flavors and regional styles. Viewers follow along as they source fresh regional ingredients for their dishes and meet with food purveyors and artisans. The hosts and chefs collaborate to prepare a spontaneous multi-course menu for an eclectic group of diners who sit down to enjoy spectacular pop-up meals hosted in stunning and often surprising settings. At each featured location, viewers have the opportunity to learn about the chefs, their culinary styles and gastronomic muses, and experience their characteristic approach to creating both new recipes and classic traditional dishes. The series also explores the locally sourced food as the co-hosts embark on intriguing artisan field trips.

For recipes, video clips, bios of chefs and artisans, and more program info, visit FineCooking.TV. Like Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking on Facebook at Facebook.com/FineCookingTV and follow the series on Twitter at @FineCookingTV and #moveablefeast.

Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking is produced by WGBH Boston in association with Fine Cooking Magazine. Copyright is WGBH Educational Foundation and The Taunton Press, Inc. Executive Producer is Laurie Donnelly.

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