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American Masters: Chefs Flight: Jacques Pépin and Alice Waters

Friday, May 26, 9-11pm: Get to know iconic American chefs Jacques Pépin and Alice Waters through American Masters' Chefs Flight series.

American Masters: Chefs Flight: Jacques Pépin and Alice Waters

Jacques Pepin: The Art of Craft

At 9pm. explore the American story of chef Jacques Pépin, a young immigrant with movie-star looks, a charming Gallic accent and a mastery of cooking and teaching so breathtaking he became an early food icon — joining James Beard and Julia Child among the handful of Americans who transformed the way the country views the world of chefs, restaurants and food.


American Masters: Alice Waters and Her Delicious Revolution

At 10pm, follow Alice Waters through a year of seasonal shopping and cooking, and discover both the recipes and vision of an artist and an advocate. She and her now-famous restaurant Chez Panisse became a major force behind the way Americans eat and think about food, launching the explosion of local farmers’ markets and redesigned supermarket produce departments. Distressed by the food she saw in public schools, Waters started an organic garden with an integrated curriculum at the Martin Luther King Middle School near her house, an idea inspired by The Garden Project at the San Francisco county jail. The idea of an Edible Schoolyard has now spread across the U.S. – and inspired similar programs worldwide. She is an activist with a flawless palette who has taken her gift for food and turned it into consciousness about the environment and nutrition, and a device for social change. Originally broadcast March 2003.