Green Peas TV to Film Backstage at the James Beard House

We’re very excited to announce True Simmer Productions and Green Peas TV will be backstage at the James Beard House as Berkshire chefs craft “The Whole Berkshire Hog” dinner for more than 80 guests on Friday, February 4.

In the upcoming Berkshires episode scheduled for the spring of 2011, Green Peas TV will take their viewers on a behind-the-scenes look into the kitchens of six culinary artists in the Berkshires as they prepare for their spotlight at the James Beard House. Nicholas Moulton, sous chef at Mezze Bistro and Chris Amendola, chef at Allium, will be representing Mezze Restaurant Group for this event. The dinner is organized by Brian J. Alberg, Executive Chef and Food & Beverage Director at The Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge. The episode will feature demonstrations by members of the team who will share their techniques and how they created the courses.

Over the last few months, Jane Watson of Green Peas TV has been interviewing and filming several chefs slated to work the February 4th dinner capturing video footage of the farm fields where ingredients are being sourced and the kitchens where various elements of the dinner are coming together. This coming week, Jane will film Chef Chris Amendola as he prepares cabbage from Mighty Food Farm for kimchi as part of his 48-Hour Sous Vide Spare Ribs with House-made Mustard Kimchi & Carolina BBQ Fluid Gel.

Green Peas TV is the new Internet cooking show for the Berkshire and Hudson Valley regions. Their road trip episodes place top chefs in unusual settings, at unusual events, and then take side trips to the farms, the grain mills and the distilleries where farm-to-table chefs are sourcing the food for their creations.

Adventures to be released in the next few weeks include dinners prepared on a bridge overlooking the Hudson River, on an island amongst the ruins of a castle, in a lighthouse during a nor’easter storm, and a harvest feast at the historic and very private Astor Estate.

Green Peas is a stew, a bouillabaisse, of culinary tourism and the farm-to-table movement. Each episode pairs one of the many celebrated chefs of the region with a member of the community. With an entertaining yet instructional style, Green Peas TV strives to promote the concept of supporting and buying from local food sources. Their aim is to create a greater demand for locally produced food by gradually making the public aware of the true cost of buying food that is shipped from across the miles, both to their own health and to the community. For more info, visit

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  1. By James Beard dinner « A Chef's Journey on January 25, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    […] supper excited and cant wait for this dinner to happen. The whole process is getting video taped by Green Peas TV. They came to Allium the other day and taped me prepping my kimchee and pork rinds, it was really […]

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