About The Mind of a Chef

Narrated by executive producer Anthony Bourdain, The Mind Of A Chef is that rare and beautiful thing: an intelligent show about cooking.

Pizza Hawaii

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A staff-meal favorite at Chef Nilsson’s restaurant is Pizza Hawaii. The dough can be bought ...Read More

Almond Barley Parnod Cocktail

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This milky white cocktail, made from toasted barley almonds and Pernod and is garnished with ...Read More

Cocoa Balls

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This simple dessert made with, oats, cocoa powder, butter, sugar, and coconut is a fun ...Read More

Chicken Liver Pate

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This recipe for chicken liver pâté, served along with cornichons and a crust of bread, ...Read More

The Cake

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This almond and lemon cake can sit out on counter and be picked at for ...Read More

Toasted Barley Tea

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For this recipe, inspired by Japanese teas made from toasted grains, the barley is toasted ...Read More

Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

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For this quick and easy recipe you can choose any frozen fruit you want. The ...Read More

Ham Sandwich with Pressgurka

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A perfect lunch, this open-faced ham sandwich contains fresh bread, butter, ham, mustard, and pressgurka, ...Read More

Kentucky Fried Quail

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Elegant quail gets the southern treatment with a quick deep-fry, topped off with a fragrant ...Read More

Cornbread Sorghum Milkshake (or, “Breakfast”)

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The combination of stale cornbread, sticky sorghum and tangy buttermilk ice cream is a treat ...Read More

Bourbon Sweet Tea

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Combining two of the American South’s most popular exports, Chef Edward Lee's Bourbon Sweet Tea ...Read More

T-Bone Steak with Lemongrass-Habanero Marinade

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Soy sauce, spicy habanero, lemongrass and citrus bump up the umami factor of this marinade; ...Read More

Edamame Hummus

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This bright green purée goes well with heavy meats like brisket and grilled kalbi, but ...Read More

Buttermilk Whipped Cream

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The tartness of buttermilk helps keep this whipped cream from being too cloying, making it ...Read More

Bacon Candy and Curried Cashews

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Sweet, crispy, candied bacon and warm, tasted, curried cashews elevate this bar snack to dinner-ruining ...Read More

Yellow Squash Soup with Cured Strawberries

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At the height of the season, puréed yellow squash with a little bit of thyme ...Read More

Episode 10: Travel with a Chef, Always

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If you want to eat well while you travel, I suggest you take a chef ...Read More

Episode 11: Opening a Restaurant

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We were fortunate enough to be filming as April prepared to open Tosca, her first ...Read More

Episode 9: Journal of a Italophile

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As an avid Italophile, I jumped at the chance to work on an episode of ...Read More

Episode 13: Spicy and Saucy Curry

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Curry is a dish, a sauce, and a combination of spices, as we learned while ...Read More

Episode 12: Worth Her Salt

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Alexandra Chaden learns how one simple ingredient, one mineral, makes all the difference in the ...Read More

Episode 14: Waste Not Want Not

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As Americans, we throw away tons of food every year -- literally. Waste not want ...Read More

Episode 15: British Homage

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One of April’s trademarks is paying homage to the foods that her countrymen grew up ...Read More

Episode 16: English Countryside

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We fall in love with piglets in the English countryside.

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