NET Airs Programs for “Foodies”

News Release Date: 
May 8, 2017

For Immediate Release

NET Airs Programs for “Foodies”

LINCOLN, Neb. (May 5, 2017) – During May on NET television, sample stories about food, the people who prepare it and those who enjoy it on four “American Masters” specials.

First, experience a century of food through the life of one man who pioneered the food industry’s expansion into a billion-dollar business. At 8 p.m. CT on Friday, May 19, “James Beard: America’s First Foodie” airs on NET, followed at 9 p.m. CT by “Julia Child.” Standing more than six feet tall and speaking in a lilting soprano voice, Child was a disciplined French chef who promised that if she could prepare the dish coq au vin, so could cooks at home.

Jacques Pepin and Julia Child

The following Friday, learn about a young immigrant with movie-star good looks and a charming Gallic accent who became an early food icon. At 8 p.m. CT on May 26 on NET, “Jacques Pepin: The Art of Craft” showcases Pepin’s mastery of cooking and teaching.

The program on Jacques Pepin is followed at 9 p.m. CT on NET by “Alice Waters.” The documentary follows the California hippie and activist who rocked the food world and turned her culinary gifts into a consciousness about the environment, organics and nutrition.

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