Recently I had the opportunity to take a behind the scenes look at Hubert Keller's cooking show Secrets of a Chef. Filmed in the Napa Valley, his fantastic PBS show is a mix of great cooking, relaxed presentation, and fun. I was absolutely nervous to meet such a prestigious chef, but it wasn't him I should've been scared of, it was his producer Marjorie Poore!
An award-winning cooking show producer with a meticulous eye for detail, she knows exactly what she wants and isn't afraid to tell people what that is. In fact, I watched her command Chef Keller to pick up a pot and put it back down five times until the angle was just right. Her technique was thoroughly impressive and the entire crew was a treat to work with.
I'll have more about the experience later, but for now I'll leave you with a video of what it was like. Consider it a little amuse-bouche.