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The Chef Who Conquered New York: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt

Storyville takes an intimate look at the driven and talented British celebrity chef, Paul Liebrandt, who at 24 was the youngest chef to be awarded three stars by the New York Times. His controversial and hyper-modern dishes have meant that he soon became a chef whom critics loved or loved to hate. The film follows Liebrandt for over a decade as he rose to the peaks of success in the cutthroat world of haute cuisine in New York City. Exploring the complicated relationships between food critics, chefs and restaurant owners, the film delves into the life of an uncompromising, thought-provoking young chef ahead of his time.

Release date:

1 hour, 10 minutes

Last on

Mon 12 Nov 2012 22:00

Food Glorious Food Season

Food Glorious Food Season

The Chef Who Conquered New York: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt is part of the BBC Four Food Glorious Food Season, a collection of intriguing new programmes exploring Britain’s curious foodie history. Find out more about the other programmes in the season below…


Food in England: The Lost World of Dorothy Hartley: Dr Lucy Worsley retraces the life and work of the now largely forgotten writer, Dorothy Hartley and the origins of her seminal book 'Food in England'.


Calf's Head & Coffee: The Golden Age of English Food: 'Gastronaut' Stefan Gates explores the cradle of contemporary English cuisine.


Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner: Clarissa Dickson Wright uncovers the origins of our three daily meals.


The First Master Chef: Michel Roux on Escoffier: The French chef Michel Roux introduces the legacy of the first celebrity chef to make his mark on Britain - Georges Auguste Escoffier.


Nigel Slater: Life is Sweets: TV chef Nigel Slater looks at his passion for sweets and discovers their history as well as their power to evoke memories of childhood.


Chateau Chunder: When Australian Wine Changed the World: The story of how a small group of enterprising Australian winemakers took on the world and won.


Role Contributor
DirectorSally Rowe
Series EditorNick Fraser

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