Ora TV is happy to announce their newest series “America Cooks with Chefs” which makes its sixth and last Kitchen Camp stop in Portland, where Chef Naomi Pomeroy heads up the highly-acclaimed menu and setting at BEAST. BEAST is known for being a “home away from home”, and the intimate setting is more reminiscent of a cabin in the mountains than a James Beard Award-winner’s restaurant. We matched Naomi up with Kathy Partak, a native of Auburn, California, where the mandarins grow everywhere. Kathy is a military mom and an enthusiastic home cook who has had several knee surgeries and struggled with her weight as a result. We matched Kathy and Naomi up to create a Thai-inspired pan-seared beef, vegetables, and farfalle stir fry.
The audacious James Beard Award-winning Chef Naomi Pomeroy shared her driving motive, “One of the things that really drives my passion as a chef is about caring for people and everyone comes in and eats communally, they eat the same thing at the same time…To me, cooking healthfully really means cooking local ingredients at the peak of season, and not doing too much to manipulate them, really just letting the ingredients shine.” NorCal native Kathy Partak weighed in on her experience with renowned Chef Pomeroy, “Naomi Pomeroy is the firecracker that I thought she was. She is a woman on a mission to, I think, live life to the fullest and have fun and she does it with food…having this experience reminded me how much I do love being in the kitchen. It satisfied my need to want to layer flavors. The garlic with the ginger with the onion with the cabbage, all of these different things that you wouldn’t normally put together just marry beautifully.”
The new Ora TV web series “America Cooks with Chefs” follows six everyday home cooks who get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be mentored by six James Beard Award-winning chefs. Follow along as each pair crafts a delicious, notorious meal in the chef’s kitchens—and learn tricks to help make YOUR cooking healthier and tastier. Viewers across the country will be able to follow contestants’ progress through the America Cooks with Chefs original video series produced by Ora.TV. The seven-episode series will run from December through February on Ora.TV.
About America Cooks with Chefs
America Cooks with Chefs is nationwide health and wellness movement that connects Americans with celebrity chefs to translate food into healthy, tasty and practical dishes. Through an educational and entertaining cooking competition, the initiative provides videos and resources to inspire people to make healthier choices in their daily lives. The initiative is an effort between Palisades Media Ventures, the Clinton Foundation, the James Beard Foundation and Good Housekeeping and is sponsored by Deloitte, Weight Watchers, Barilla, Mayo Clinic and Aetna. For more information visit www.AmericaCooksWithChefs.com.
The episode is now LIVE on Ora.tv: http://www.ora.tv/americacooks