Avec Eric provides an insider’s view of the professional life and lifestyle of one of the greatest chefs in the world today. Each episode is a journey from restaurant to the source of inspiration to your own home. We learn from the work and life of a master chef while he teaches us how to achieve four-star simplicity and elevate our own food experiences.
A Journey to the
Source of Inspiration
Life is a journey. Some people snap photos along the way. Others write stories. Some sketch. I cook. That’s the best way I know to experience what life has to offer at every turn. I’m inviting you to join me on a creative journey. My goal is to have some fun and inspire you in your own cooking.
Great cooking doesn’t have to be complicated. High-quality ingredients and simple methods are all you need. Mix in some good friends and great locations and you’ve got a truly transcendent experience. I want to show you how a simple meal becomes a shared adventure; the rewards are new insight into the nature of food and a deeper respect for food’s meaning in our lives.
Over 10 years ago, I was introduced to City Harvest. Now serving New York City for 25 years, City Harvest is the world’s first food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding the city’s hungry men, women and children. This year, City Harvest will collect 28 million pounds of excess food from all segments of the food industry, including restaurants, grocers, corporate cafeterias, manufacturers and farms. This food is then delivered free of charge to nearly 600 community food programs throughout New York City using a fleet of trucks and bikes as well as volunteers on foot. Each week, City Harvest helps over 300,000 hungry New Yorkers find their next meal. Every day, Le Bernardin collects and donates unused food such as vegetables and fruit, bread, pastry, fish and other fresh food that City Harvest redistributes to shelters and agencies so it can be used to create meals.