Mario Batali, rolls into Eric Ripert's kitchen on his massive motorcycle. Watch the two chefs banter over who will be in charge of the kitchen as they whip up Mario's signature dish, Two-minute Calamari: Sicilian Lifeguard Style. After an authentic Italian toast, the guys talk about life, family, fortune and — of course — good cooking.
Food, like film, is performance. Both are dramatic, romantic, spectacular or sad," says Eric Ripert. Join him and guest Stanley Tucci as they start the day with vodka martinis, prepare lemon risotto and whole branzino, talk about their childhoods, quip over how actors are like chefs, and then enjoy the final dish.
Author Jay McInerney visits Eric Ripert’s kitchen to enjoy wine and prepare Braised Lamb Shanks. They discuss the life experiences that have informed his writing, how drama and fame have affected his personal life, and the writers who have influenced him through his career. McInerney confides to Ripert about depression, tragedy, and the indulgences of his past.