In this edition of The Five Food And Dining Videos That You Need To Watch Today, a chilled out Daniel Boulud shares his thoughts on the the Miami restaurant scene and farm-to-table cooking, Michael Voltaggio talks about the inspiration behind his pigeon pastrami, Joe Bastianich pairs wine with music, and much, much more!
1) A Chilled Out Daniel Boulud Talks Shop: In the video interview below—filmed by UK travel program FoodTripper at the Sobe '10 fest—master chef Daniel Boulud talks about why he loves the Miami food scene, how farm-to-table cooking is in his bones, and the difficulties of cooking seasonal food in New York City:
2) The Food Wars Hit the Midwest: The new preview for next week's Food Wars is up. It's going to be a fried chicken throwdown between bitter Pittsburgh, Kansas rivals Mary's Chicken and Chicken Annie's. For some reason, Brian Williams is there to help mediate:
3) Mike Voltaggio at the Beard House: Michael Voltaggio cooked a special (sold out) dinner at NYC's James Beard house last week. In the video below — taped in the Beard House kitchen— Michael talks about the inspiration behind his signature dish, pigeon pastrami:
4) New Jamie Oliver Sainsbury's Commercial: Yep, Jamie Oliver—perhaps the biggest chef in England today—is still shilling for UK grocery store chain, Sainsbury's. Here's his newest advert, where he cooks some Easter-time roast beef for a crowd of hungry town folk assembled around the village green:
5) Bastianich Pairs Wine with Music: This morning, New York restaurateur Joe Bastianich (son of Lidia) stopped by the Today Show to share his tips for pairing wine with music. A Petite Sirah apparently goes with Bob Marley, pink Pinot Grigio works well with the Bee Gees, and Pinot Noir matches up nicely with contemporary country music: