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In His Own Words, Eric Ripert Shares How a Buddhist Nun Became One of His Most Important Mentors

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In His Own Words, Eric Ripert Shares How a Buddhist Nun Became One of His Most Important Mentors
As editors, we strive to celebrate extraordinary people doing ordinary things and ordinary people doing extraordinary things. In keeping with that mandate, People Food asked award-winning chef and author Eric Ripert to share his story about meeting his mentor and teacher, Buddhist nun Jeong Kwan—whose story is featured in the third season of Netflix’s original series Chef’s Table, available for streaming on Feb. 17th. Below in his own words, Ripert writes about their strong bonds of food and friendship.

In the mountains a few hours from Seoul, there’s a temple called Baekyangsa. This temple is inhabited by monks,
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Latest Crop of Celebrity Chefs Up the Travel Danger Quotient

Ever since Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations” and “Parts Unknown” showed that sometimes-dangerous destinations combined with exotic foods could be an Emmy-winning combination, nets have been eager to let chefs guide viewers on adventurous journeys. The latest is Travel Channel’s “Breaking Borders,” which premieres March 15.

Breaking Borders (Travel Channel)

Chef: Michael Voltaggio (Ink, Los Angeles)

Premise: The “Top Chef” winner teams with co-host Mariana van Zeller to host a dinner for residents of global hot spots like Palestine, Cambodia and Egypt, who debate their differences over delicious meals.

Strange edibles: tarantula

Scary moment: Getting arrested in Egypt’s Tahrir Square

Avec Eric (Cooking Channel)

Chef: Eric Ripert (Le Bernadin, New York)

Premise: The “Top Chef” judge jumps from PBS to Cooking Channel with a more action-packed edition of his earlier show, travelling to Australia, South Korea and more.

Strange edibles: crocodile tail

Scary moment: Picking daikon near North Korean border

Huang’s World (Vice.
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How to Make Eric Ripert's Coconut Chicken

How to Make Eric Ripert's Coconut Chicken
Eric Ripert may be especially renowned for his work with seafood - but everything the French chef cooks seems to meet near-universal praise. His New York restaurant Le Bernardin is still ranked among the best restaurants internationally, and he's been an expert judge on Top Chef and even starred on his own hit PBS cooking show, Avec Eric. Next up, he is hosting the Cayman Cookout at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, but you can enjoy the flavor at home: Baked chicken with coconut brothServes 4Ingredients• 4 (8-oz.) boneless, skinless chicken breasts• Salt & pepper• ½ cup cilantro leaves• 1 lime, sliced into 8 rounds• 2 cups
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You’ve Been Served! A New Feast of Food Documentaries

You’ve Been Served! A New Feast of Food Documentaries
Alive Mind Cinema Eduard Xatruch, Oriol Castro and Ferran Adrià in ‘El Bulli’

There’s a lot of roasting, searing and skewering going on in theaters these days, and it’s not just critics taking potshots at “Zookeeper.”

Over the last few months, a slew of new food documentaries has been cooking up savory thrills for hungry audiences: in theaters, on TV and within the film-festival circuit. We’re not talking “Top Chef” quickfire quickies here. There are profiles of
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Daytime Emmy Awards 2011 - The Nominees

The list of nominees in the major categories at the 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, to be held on June 17, is as follows: Outstanding Drama Series

All My Children (ABC)

The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)

General Hospital (ABC)

The Young and the Restless (CBS) Outstanding Children's Animated Program

The Backyardigans (Nickelodeon)

Curious George (PBS)

Dinosaur Train (PBS)

Penguins of Madagascar (Nickelodeon)

Sid the Science Kid (PBS) Outstanding Children's Series

The Electric Company (PBS)

Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman (PBS)

Jack Hanna's Into the Wild (Syndicated)

SciGirls (PBS) Outstanding Culinary Program

America's Test Kitchen (PBS)

Avec Eric (PBS)

Cook's Country (PBS)

Lidia's Italy (PBS)

Paula's Best Dishes (Food Network)

Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network) Outstanding (more)
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Fresh Picks

The Kingpin of the NYC culinary scene tells us what he's loving right now.

Daniel Boulud

Daniel Boulud, chairman of the Bocuse d'Or USA Foundation, is the chef-owner of several award-winning restaurants and the Feast & Fêtes catering company. While he hails from Lyon, France, it is in New York City that he has truly mastered the restaurant scene and is today considered one of America's leading culinary authorities. Over the last two decades, Boulud has evolved from a chef to a chef-restaurateur, bringing his artistry to his Manhattan-based restaurants Daniel, Café Boulud, Db Bistro Moderne, Bar Boulud, and Dbgb Kitchen and Bar.

Boulud is also the recipient of several James Beard Foundation awards, including "Outstanding Restaurateur," "Best Chef of New York City," "Outstanding Chef of the Year," and the 2010 "Outstanding Restaurant" award for Daniel, his Michelin three-star flagship. In 2006, he was named a Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur by the
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Top Chef's Eric Ripert Rips Into Gordon Ramsay

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Top Chef's Eric Ripert Rips Into Gordon Ramsay
Looks like Gordon Ramsay's been called to the Judges' table. In the wake of news that a chef who'd appeared on Kitchen Nightmares has jumped to his death, Top Chef judge Eric Ripert unleashed a flurry of tweets that seem to—if not exactly blame Ramsay for Joseph Cerniglia's suicide—take him to task for the abrasive abuse he heaps upon his TV charges. "Nothing personal against Gordon Ramsay but he is a poor inspiration for professional chefs in his shows. Who perform better scared, insulted?" tweeted the usually low-key Ripert, the executive chef of Le Bernadin when not on Top Chef and Avec Eric. "I have my bad days to but always try to improve.TV or not it s no excuse!...
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