|February 7th, 2012 @ 8:00pm
April 14, 2012 @ 4:30PM
June 30, 2012 @ 12 Noon
|March 3, 2012 @ 5:30PM|
Maryland's own Chef Bryan Voltaggio's celebrity status skyrocketed when he became a finalist on Top Chef. But that didn't change Voltaggio's style or mission at Volt, the three-star restaurant in Frederick where he's both partner and Executive Chef.
Photo Credit: Rick Schiappacasse
Obsessed with Everything Food: A Living Magazine," is the title for a new half-hour MPT special featuring Chef Voltaggio performing his cooking magic at Volt and escorting us to some of his favorite culinary spots throughout Maryland. In a word, the Chef is obsessed.
Savor the moment as Chef Voltaggio creates his spectacular "Chesapeake Bay Crab Summer Roll" with Yuzu vinaigrette – rolled in a delicate made-from-scratch rice paper.
After uncovering a few of the Chef's secrets we visit a local farm; steam Maryland crabs; and stop in to Flying Dog, Frederick's own wildly successful micro-brewery, to explore the art of making craft beer.
Next we head back to the kitchen where Chef roasts up some melt-in-your-mouth baby carrots with garlic, ginger, and cardamom.
Then it's on to an authentic taste of back-roads Maryland for a simple dessert - the snoball - an icy concoction of homemade syrups poured over shaved ice.
"Obsessed with Everything Food" premieres exclusively on Maryland Public Television on February 7, 2012 at 8:00pm. A co-production of Cravequest Productions and Maryland Public Television, the special is envisioned as a pilot for a series that will follow Chef Voltaggio across America in search of discovering everything food.
In the words of Chef Voltaggio: "I'm still, and always, Obsessed with Everything Food."
About the Host
Photo Credit: Rick Schiappacasse
Bryan Voltaggio, a Maryland native, has appeared on Bravo's Top Chef and is part owner of Volt, a three star fine dining establishment in his native Frederick, Maryland. He was classically trained at the Culinary Institute of America and was a protégé of celebrated chef Charlie Palmer. Bryan first fostered his passion for cooking during childhood, when his meals included produce harvested in the family garden. He has since become a strong advocate for meats, seafood, and produce that are local, sustainable and organic. Bryan says "through our choice of ingredients we become engaged in more than creating a great dining experience, but in supporting local agriculture." Click here to visit Volt Restaurant.
Producer/ Creator - Christy Neale
Christy Neale is the creator of Obsessed with Everything Food. A writer and producer with an extreme passion for food, Christy was the natural choice when it came to creating a show about everything food. Having lived and traveled all over the world she has acquired a taste for culinary extravagance. She attended SFSU and earned her degree in cultural anthropology and film. Soon after, Christy set out on an adventure that led to the creation of her blog, Around the World in 80 Recipes, where she traveled to numerous countries cooking and collecting secret family recipes. She got an early start to her career by growing up cooking colorful meals with her grandmother. She then studied food and wine in New York with some of America's top chefs and sommeliers. Later, Christy started her own company, Cravequest Productions. She now works on documentaries in her hometown of Baltimore and recently won an Emmy Award for her role in the production of Eatin' Crabcakes: The Best I Ever Had.
Behind the scenes with the producer for some fun how-tos:
|Eating Crabs||Making Snowball Syrup at Home|