Anthony Bourdain joins The Balvenie to celebrate some of America's most talented and dedicated craftspeople. From hand-tailored suits to cast iron skillets, Raw Craft is an online film series documenting the lives and works of the committed individuals at the forefront of the American craft movement. The Balvenie's longstanding alliance with craft is a result of the distillery's dedication to the five rare crafts of whisky making, which allow them to achieve their distinctive taste and exceptional quality. The Balvenie still grows its own barley, still malts in its own floor maltings, employs a team of coopers to tend its casks, a coppersmith to maintain its stills, and has in its service the most experienced Malt Master in Scotland. Warehouse 24 offers its members access to exclusive events, early notice of new product releases and insight & knowledge from The Balvenie's team of craftsmen.
Runtime: 10 minutes
Raw Craft with Anthony Bourdain - Sandra Lee (chef) - Netflix
Sandra Lee (born Sandra Lee Christiansen; July 3, 1966) is an American television chef and author. She is known for her “Semi-Homemade” cooking concept, which Lee describes as using 70 percent pre-packaged products and 30 percent fresh items.
Raw Craft with Anthony Bourdain - Kwanzaa Cake - Netflix
Much of the criticism of Lee has coalesced around a recipe for “Kwanzaa Cake” that she demonstrated on a 2003 episode of Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee. The recipe consisted of angel food cake topped with icing, cinnamon, apple pie filling, pumpkin seeds and acorns (all store-bought), with seven Kwanzaa candles then inserted into the cake. Food writer Anthony Bourdain, who has been harshly critical of Lee in general, described the video clip of this segment of the show as “eye searing” and “a war crime”. The cake was called “scary” by the Houston Chronicle, and “the most ghastly-sounding dish in Lee's culinary repertoire” by Tulsa World. Salon.com wrote that the video “takes pride of place in the pantheon of hilarious culinary disaster videos”. Cookbook author Denise Vivaldo, who claims to have ghostwritten recipes for many celebrity chefs, wrote a humorous post in The Huffington Post in December 2010 stating that she was responsible for the recipe (though she said that the candles were Lee's idea), and apologizing for it. She also wrote that Lee “has incredibly bad food taste”. A week later, the post was removed, after Lee's lawyer threatened legal action. Lee has said this recipe is the only one of hers whose criticism she has taken to heart, and that the recipe was partly due to the Food Network dictating the show's content at the time.
Raw Craft with Anthony Bourdain - References - Netflix