Films by Subject Cultural Studies

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1945 - The Year That Changed The World (five part series)

This series documents the struggles of Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin in the last year of World War II as each sought to impose his conception of the post-war world on the others. The war would soon be over, but who would win the peace and dominate the world? The US wanted to convert the world to its blend of democracy and capitalism; Britain sought to re-impose the pre-war colonial system and stem the tide of communism; and the USSR sought to create as wide a zone of protection and dominion as possible. This comprehensive set of programs covers the attitudes and actions, the deceptions and double-dealings, the leaders and events that set the stage for the Cold War.
Release
2004
Minutes
5x45
Grade Level
s,c
Format
DVD and VHS

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44 Daze

The fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman occurred on February 26, 2012 in the community of Sanford, Florida. The incident caused huge waves throughout the world and raised many questions about the approach that was taken by the city officials of Sanford while investigating the incident. This documentary focuses on the 44 days directly after the shooting and the mounting pressure from around the nation that finally led to the arrest and charging of Zimmerman. The issues of social justice and judicial and municipal efficiency that were raised during this period are examined through in-depth interviews with Sanford city council and law enforcement officials.

Release
2014
Minutes
45
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Asian Food & Culture Series - 5 Part Series

The Study of Asian cuisine has rapidly become one of the last sources of an undiluted look into the traditions of the region. In this five part series, we profile a variety of Asian countries, the unique food and their culture. This extraordinary series will have viewers thinking they are eating spicy chilies or creating handmade noodles alongside the featured chefs.
Release
2008
Minutes
25-52
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Asian Food & Culture - Food In The Muslim World

Asia is home to the world's four major religions; one of them, Islam. United in their worship of Allah, in this program we learn of another way they are united; Food which embodies Islam. From the desserts of Iran to Bhiriyani of India, and Indonesia, we see a variety of Muslim cuisines throughout Asia.
Release
2008
Minutes
50
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Best Chef: Richard Coutanceau

Restaurant Richard Coutanceau CHARENTE - La Rochelle, FRANCE The name Coutanceau belongs to a dynasty in La Rochelle: Richard the father and his two sons, Christopher and Gregory, are the uncontested stars of local gastronomy. The garden produces Richard Coutanceau's inspiration while his storehouse is the Atlantic Ocean, to which his cuisine pays spectacular homage, day after day.
Release
2008
Minutes
25
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Best Chefs, The- A 20 Part Series

THE BEST CHEFS takes us on a journey into the culinary philosophy and genius of each featured chef. An exploration of the most beautiful gastronomic restaurants and châteaux introduces the viewer to the history and culinary gems native to each beautiful region. The series takes us behind the scenes into the kitchens of these creative chefs who share their best-kept culinary secrets while presenting the dishes that either make them happy or have made them famous. Each of these great chefs discuss their paths, inspirations and the catalysts which made them who they are today.
Release
2008
Minutes
25
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Best Chefs: Charlie Trotter

Charlie Trotter's Chicago, Illinois, USA Responding to a call from Charlie Trotter, one of the most high-profile chefs in the US, chefs Heston Blumenthal and Tetsuya Wakuda crossed oceans to take part in a benefit evening. Chicago's big cheese turned out for this sizzling event serving up a taste of gastronomic vitality, American style.
Release
2008
Minutes
25
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Best Chefs: Gerald Passedat

Le Petit Nice Provence – Marseilles, FRANCE Gerald Passedat is described as a cross between Gilbert Bécaud and Al Pacino. Yet he is the son of Jean-Paul Passedat, from whom he inherited Le Petit Nice, a magnificent “work tool” located on the most beautiful coast of Marseilles, which is perhaps the most mythical city in France.
Release
2008
Minutes
25
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Best Chefs: Jacques & Laurent Pourcel

Le Jardin des Sens Languedoc – Montpellier The Pourcel twins were born the very day the Ephebe of Agde was raised from the Mediterranean after thousands of years — a powerful symbol for two of France's greatest culinary stars at the cutting edge of gastronomic exploration.
Release
2008
Minutes
25
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Best Chefs: Jean Andre Charial

Oustau de Baumanière Provence - Baux-de-Provence, FRANCE When Raymond Thuilier opened the Oustau de Baumanière after the Second World War, no one remembered the Baux-de-Provence and its Val d'Enfer, which inspired the poetry of the great Dante. After 27 years at his side, his grandson Jean-André Charial now upholds the great tradition of the Relais et Châteaux in the most enchanting surroundings.
Release
2008
Minutes
25
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Best Chefs: Jean-Bernard Pautrat

Château de Locguenolé BRITTANY– Hennebont, FRANCE With grace and intelligence, Mrs. de la Sablière would have inspired the greatest classics. Ideally located along the Blavet River, just minutes from Lorient, this Locguénolé domain would have provided an ideal backdrop for the creation of great masterpieces. Given his talent and generosity, its chef, Jean-Bernard Pautrat would have delighted them with the finest products of dramatic and bewitching Brittany.
Release
2008
Minutes
25
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Best Chefs: Jean-Marc Banzo

Clos de la Violette PROVENCE - Aix-en-Provence, FRANCE At the foot of Mont Sainte-Victoire, oft-painted by Cezanne, Jean Marc Banzo delights the people of Aix with his fine and very tasty culinary creations. The chef adores his town, and his town returns the feeling. Banzo manifests his hunger for adventure and exploration into his dishes.
Release
2008
Minutes
25
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Best Chefs: Michel Richard

Citronelle Washington D.C., USA After 31 years in the United States, Michel Richard has remained more French than any of his colleagues in France. It was his Los Angeles restaurant that introduced gourmet palates to California. Today, his Washington restaurant rules this world capital. Michel Richard's genius and outreach are matched only by his joyful disposition.
Release
2008
Minutes
25
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Best Chefs: Michel Trama

Loges de l'Aubergade AQUITAINE- Puymirol, FRANCE With the sumptuous décor of his dining room, the humour and efficiency of his cuisine, the beauty of his wife and the smoke spiralling from his cigar, Michel Trama never fails to win over his guests. Playful and adventurous, this self-taught chef is the envy of many professionals, and a true delight to lovers of fine food.
Release
2008
Minutes
25
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Best Chefs: Michel Troisgros

Maison Troisgros Rhône-Alps - Roanne, FRANCE In his youth, the great Bernard Loiseau idolized the Troisgros brothers. Virtually every one of his colleagues who enjoyed his level of success was trained by them. Today, this family tradition is being perpetuated by Michel Troisgros and his wife, Marie-Pierre.
Release
2008
Minutes
25
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Best Chefs: Philippe Labbe

Château de la Chèvre d'Or Provence – Eze, FRANCE Eze is a tiny medieval village perched on a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean just minutes from Monaco. This site is so fabulous that its restaurant, Château de la Chèvre d'Or, would be full every night, even if it served nothing but French fries. Fortunately, Philippe Labbé, its young chef, is brimful of talent, ensuring a memorable dining experience.
Release
2008
Minutes
25
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Best Chefs: Roger Verge

Le Moulin de Mougins Provence – Mougins, FRANCE Located between Grasse and Cannes, Mougins is the city of artists where Picasso spent his final days. It is here that the legendary Roger Vergé converted an old windmill into a mecca of world-class gastronomy and a museum of the great chef's friends: César, Folon and others.
Release
2008
Minutes
25
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Best Chefs: Roland Mazere

Hôtel du Centenaire AQUITAINE - Les-Eyzies-de-Teillac, FRANCE At the doorway to the prehistoric land of the cromagnon, near the grottos of Lascaux and the domains of the Dor dogne River, Roland Mazère prepares dishes of such high precision they give the Perigord a whole new flavor.
Release
2008
Minutes
25
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Best Chefs: Stephane Raimbault

Restaurant L' Oasis French Riviera - La Napoule, FRANCE Stéphane Raimbault is the culinary Rimbaud and market Rambo. After ten years in Japan, he had his two brothers join him at the foot of the Esterel. Here, next to the famous château of an American eccentric, they help him operate the Napoule's renowned Oasis. On the menu: a gastronomic travelogue.
Release
2008
Minutes
25
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Best Chefs: Theirry Marx

Château Cordeillan-Bages AQUITAINE – Pauillac, FRANCE In the midst of an ocean of vines and the great vintages of the Medoc, Thierry Marx paints Caravaggio's on the tables of Cordeillan-Bages, the Relais Gourmand of the prestigious Lynch-Bages. Along with owner Jean-Michel Cazes, Marx is in the process of revolutionizing the peaceful village of Bages, on the west bank of the Gironde.
Release
2008
Minutes
25
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Best Chefs: Thierry Voisin

Boyer “Les Crayères” CHAMPAGNE – Reims, FRANCE A native of this land, which gives local vines some of their world-renowned characteristics, young Thierry Voisin took over from legendary chef Gérard Boyer in this restaurant, which is perhaps the most sumptuous in the entire Champagne region.
Release
2008
Minutes
25
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Best Chefs: Thomas Henkelmann

Homestead Inn Connecticut – Greenwich, USA Thomas Henkelmann left his home in the Black Forest, to learn his culinary trade from the greatest chefs before settling in New York, where he quickly became one of the leading ambassadors of French cuisine. Working with his wife Thérèse in his magnificent Greenwich inn, he continues to delight Manhattan's most discriminating diners.
Release
2008
Minutes
25
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Bird's Nest, The

Experience the birth of the "Bird's Nest," Beijing's iconic National Stadium which played host to the 2008 Summer Olympics. Swedish designer, Thomas Herzog, conceptualized this marvel, which is not only functional, but architectural and cultural. Explore the creation of this magnificent structure from the beginning stages through the construction and completion. You'll hear from the designers, architects and welders who each played a part. The Bird's Nest stands apart from any other stadium as a one of a kind structure unique in its design and social significance. Like humans, buildings have life. The Bird's Nest will forever be a piece of Beijing's history and Chinese culture. Related Titles: "The World's Dream Stage," "Megawheel"
Release
2009
Minutes
51
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Damascus - Syria, On The Road To Damascus

Depending on your point of view Syria is either a rogue state run by an authoritarian regime, or a champion of the Arab cause. But what's not in dispute is that the war in neighboring Lebanon has drastically altered the balance of power in this region and radicalized opinion in Syria.
Release
2007
Minutes
22
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Debaters, The

The Debaters highlights the concept behind debating, its role in society and how it develops a global discourse for students to discuss important issues. Welcome to the cut-throat world of international school debating where feisty, intelligent teens from across the globe argue their way to the top. At the World School Debating Championships in Wales, we follow the journey of a top debating team and their determined coach as they face off against 36 countries in the battle for world domination.
Release
2008
Minutes
52
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Destination Art- Italy

Travel to Italy to discover more about its burgeoning contemporary art scene. We meet rising star Patrick Tuttofuoco, who uses architecture as inspiration for his dynamic sculptures and we meet il Padre of contemporary Italian art, Michelangelo Pistoletto.
Release
2009
Minutes
26
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Destination Art- Mumbai

Destination Art travels to Mumbai, the fastest moving, most affluent and industrialized city in India. We take a look at its ever changing landscape through the eyes of two very different artists, Hema Upadhyay and Sudhir Patwardhan.
Release
2009
Minutes
26
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Destination Art- Tokyo

In the vibrant city of Tokyo where Asian and Western art styles meet, photographer Ishiuchi Miyako discusses her captivating work which explores the passage of time. We also meet one of Japan's most established sculptures and painters, 77-year old Yayoi Kusama.
Release
2009
Minutes
26
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Destination Art: 5-Part Series

Destination Art travels the world in search of art in all shapes and sizes. Presented by Francine Stock, this series showcases some of the most renowned creative figures at the cutting edge of the world of art. From Tokyo to Mumbai we find both budding and established artists working in a range of materials and styles. Sculpture, oils, photography, installation; it is all covered in this insightful series.
Release
2009
Minutes
26
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Destination Fashion: 3-Part Series

Destination Fashion views the designs, innovations and philosophies of some of the most creative, new and well-known people who work in the fashion industry. This 3-part series features trendsetters, creators and writers from India, London and Copenhagen. India is a fast emerging fashion hub. The emergence of fashion weeks in Mumbai and Delhi gives Indian fashion a platform the rest of the world is invited to see.
Release
2008
Minutes
30
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Destination Fashion: Copenhagen

Fashion is big business in Copenhagen and design standards are very high! We meet several successful designers indigenous to Denmark such as: Malene Birger, Baum und Pferdgarten, and Bruuns Bazaar. All of whom are building major international reputations. Take an in-depth look at Copenhagen Fur, the biggest exporter of luxury furs and pelts around the world. Get insight into this glamorous, yet controversial, jewel in the Danish fashion industry. Learn about Nior, a brand who strives to make a political statement and peek into some of the street trends of up and coming designers. Top Danish fashion experts Eva Kruse and Uffe Buchard offer their expert analysis on Copenhagen's drive to be a leading fashion epicenter.
Release
2008
Minutes
30
Grade Level
S, C
Format
DVD

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Destination Fashion: India

India is a country rich in culture and tradition, and fashion is no exception. Explore how designers incorporate traditional aspects such as fabulously colorful fabrics and intricate beading into new, trendy ideas. Meet up with Ritu Kumar who is seen as the queen of Indian designers and look into an important part of Indian fashion: the wedding. Bollywood, which sets trends and captures the imagination of the public and fashion designers alike, is central to fashion in India. Rocky S. discusses his reputation as one of the most notable Bollywood designers. Rohit Bal has brought resurgence in Indian mens wear and is keen on preserving craft techniques that are under threat. Young designers like Swapnil Shinde, show the future of Indian fashion. Which city will emerge as the fashionistas favorite Mumbai or Delhi?
Release
2008
Minutes
30
Grade Level
S,C
Format
DVD

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Destination Fashion: London

London is ranked as one of the top five fashion capitals of the world, and we are going to see why. Some of the most famed designers come out of schools in London. Meet up with the expert staff at Central St. Martin's to discover why they nurture talent with unique qualities. Bora Aksu is no exception. He came from Turkey and has since become a huge name in London's fashion scene. Meet the quirky designers Antoni and Alison who make their own trends. Unearth the vintage treasures that can be found in Rellik. Hear Amanda Wakeley's values of British quality and style. Visit Jasper Conran in his chic London boutique to discuss high-end fashion. And finally, unlock the secrets of Topshop in a meeting with brand director Jane Sheperdson. Experience the chaos, class and originality that is British style.
Release
2008
Minutes
30
Grade Level
S, C
Format
DVD

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Dragon's Tongue - A 19 Part Chinese Language Series

The target language in this series is Mandarin (Putonghua); the official language of the People's Republic of China, is based on the dialect of China's capital, Beijing. The Dragon's Tongue is a valuable source of genuine cultural information about China today.
Release
Minutes
25 each
Grade Level
C, G
Format
DVD

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Fight For Oil - 3 Part Series

The discovery of oil in the Middle East sparked worldwide interest for its acquisition and control. Over the past 100 years, struggles for power and wealth have kept the Middle East at the center of world conflict.
Release
2007
Minutes
3x60
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Fight For Oil - Part 1

Part 1 chronicles the discovery of oil in Persia in 1908; the tumultuous claims placed on Middle East territories and conclude with the British being sent home from Iran in the 1950s. This episode explores the sphere of interest, power politics, oil's role in both World Wars, American influence, the Saudi empire, the exile of Britain, and the Shaw's rise to power and the start of turmoil between the nations of the Middle East.
Release
2007
Minutes
460
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Fight For Oil - Part 2

Part 2 profiles the history of Middle East oil beginning in the early 1970's. It chronicles the oil embargo and the resulting rise in import prices as foreign leaders attempt to negotiate. Tensions in the Middle East begin to heighten as conflicting groups become more violent with each other and foreign powers. Assassinations, hostage situations and torture are tearing the region apart. American female soldiers fighting in the Gulf War sparks interests in women's rights in Saudi Arabia. Fundamentalist groups react to this and become even more oppressive and aggressive.
Release
2007
Minutes
55
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Fight For Oil - Part 3

Part 3 profiles the after effects of the second gulf war. Iraq, which once played a major role in the Middle East oil trade, is struggling to gain stability. Exemplifying this is the city of Kirkuk, one of the two largest oil regions in the country, where oil brought destruction and discrimination against the Kurds. In Iran, controversy surrounds the Sunni and Shiite's and the struggle for everyday life. This episode also shows the disparity between north and south Tehran and the south's disappointment with failed promises by president Ahmadinijhad. In stark contrast lies Kuwait and Saudi Arabia where modernization is far beyond that of Iran and Iraq.
Release
2007
Minutes
55
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Future of Water: 3-Part Series

From ancient civilizations to current day metropolitan cities, all societies have been shaped by the struggle to control water. The future of humankind will be shaped by the element of water and this struggle for control will establish the balance between peace and war, profoundly influencing relations between countries and continents. Climate change will also greatly affect water resources in the future. In the next decades huge water projects will radically change the face of the Earth. The future of water is a highly important global issue, which threatens the security of the entire planet.
Release
2008
Minutes
52
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Hamas Victory

HAMAS VICTORY investigates the appeal of an officially terrorist organization both in the isolated, more traditionally Islamic oriented Gaza Strip, and in the secularized West Bank. The earlier Palestinian popular support of Yassir Arafat's "Fatah" movement has declined as its corruption and scandals punctuated the failure to achieve peace and prosperity, much less totally expel the Israelis - portrayed as alien and brutal occupiers.
Release
2006
Minutes
22
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Hidden China, The

Hidden China takes an in-depth look into this country's meteoric rise to economic superpower in this behind the scenes show. Through access to exclusive interviews and on-camera visits to areas forbidden to journalists, discover how China has rapidly changed from a state run disaster to the world's powerful economy.
Release
2009
Minutes
45
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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How To Look at a Painting - 12 Part series

This dazzling art series reveals a fresh and exciting perspective on how to truly appreciate and better understand the world of painting.


Release
2013
Minutes
24
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Impressionists, The - An Eight Part Series

Impressionism is probably the most well known and most popular style of art today. This eight-part series brings that world alive by looking at the movement through the lives of eight of the greatest Impressionist painters ever - MANET, MONEY, DEGAS, RENOIR, CEZANNE, VAN GOGH, TOULOUSE-LAUTREC and GAUGUIN. This series covers all aspects of "The Impressionists'" lives; their work, the development of their style, their characters, and their friendships. It also looks at a selection of each of the artists' paintings which are representative of their life and work. These paintings are all from a limited number of collections in Britain, Paris and Amsterdam.
Release
1999
Minutes
8x30
Grade Level
I-S
Format
DVD and VHS

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Made to Order: 13-Part Series

As seen on the Fine Living Network and Food Network Canada! Made to Order lifts the veil off the high-end restaurant business and takes you on a guided tour with two of its exceptional young stars. Chef Guy Rubino and his brother and partner, Michael, a master in hospitality, escort you through this reality-based series doing what they do best: Michael orchestrating the front of the house and Guy creating wildly in the kitchen. Made to Order documents the strategizing, research, and planning undertaken by the brothers as they engineer solutions to satisfy a new challenge per episode.
Release
2010
Minutes
21
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Made to Order: Anatomy of a Tasting Menu

Taking the future of culinary education to heart, the Rubinos gear up to lead a workshop in tasting menu production for some of the country's most promising young talents. Prepped by a lecture and provided with a pantry full of raw ingredients, the student chefs keenly apply some Rubino basics to their own tasting menu creations.
Release
2009
Minutes
21
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Made to Order: Champagne for All Seasons

Three chefs, three menus, one kitchen, 150 guests, 8,000 miles away. These are the parameters for a new event the Rubino brothers are asked to co-host along with the champagne maker Moet & Chandon to launch the opening of the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong.
Release
2009
Minutes
21
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Made to Order: Cookbook Proposal

Having established successful careers in the restaurant business, the Rubinos take the next step in building their brand by testing the waters of the publishing world. With requests from loyal patrons to document their recipes, the brothers educate themselves about the art and business of creating a cookbook. Thomas Keller, Masaharu Morimoto and Alfred Portale make guest appearances.
Release
2009
Minutes
21
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Made to Order: Dim Sum

Craving a new food experience that is both delicious and educational, the Rubinos fly to Hong Kong, the world capital of dim sum with more than 10,000 restaurants specializing in this age-old fare. Guy apprentices under a dim sum master while Michael learns all there is to know about the traditional pairing of tea and dim sum.
Release
2009
Minutes
21
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Made to Order: Food Science (Molecular Gastronomy)

Molecular gastronomy is a hot topic burning up the culinary world. As with any controversy, the Rubinos are hooked by opposing views coming in from gastronomic purists and hypermodern cooks alike. The only way to really get to the heart of the matter is to jump right in. A fresh approach to demystifying the old school vs. new school battle leads the Rubinos to some of America's leaders in culinary science. In the end, only ones palette can be the true judge of any culinary creation and an expert panel is called in to assess the validity of the food science movement or to make it history.
Release
2009
Minutes
21
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Made to Order: Gone Fishing

Guy Rubino's sous chef Greg brings freshly-caught trout to the kitchen and starts a debate. Could the average person tell the difference between wild and farm-raised? The challenge is on, with input from a fishery expert and environmentalist David Suzuki before Guy prepares both types for a table of discriminating fishmongers... stay tuned for their verdict!
Release
2009
Minutes
21
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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