Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie

Anatomy of a Meal 2 with Lydia Shire


Episode 19

Lydia Shire is a legend in her own time, a culinary pioneer who featured offal on the menu at the Boston’s legendary Locke Ober Restaurant at a time when other chefs shied away from entrails. Now that the rest of the world has caught up, this intrepid chef is on a new mission: to counter the no-fat, no-fun fad that encourages eliminating butter, meat, and salt from our diets. Shire believes in the enjoyment of rich, full flavors, and advocates using only the finest-quality ingredients from only the best sources. In this episode Shire will introduce us to Diane St. Clair’s rich, creamy Vermont butter; sweet Maine lobsters direct from the Atlantic Ocean; and the freshest cuts of meat from Lobel’s Butcher Shop in New York City. Discover the world of this passionate chef as we take the rare opportunity to visit her at home for an intimate Sunday family dinner.