Chef Cory Oppold of Atlas has invented a southwest version of the truffle. Real truffles are a rare delight. They’re a fungus, similar to a mushroom, but they grow underground near tree roots in specific regions of the world. They’re very expensive and fine dining establishments like to shave them over dishes. Chef Oppold has created his own version of the truffle from scratch, using southwest ingredients.
NOVA presents the remarkable life story of Percy Julian — not only one of the great African-American scientists of the 20th century, but an industrialist, self-made millionaire, humanitarian and civil rights pioneer.
This three-part miniseries based on Andrea Levy’s award-winning novel about the end of slavery in Jamaica follows July, an indomitable, young enslaved woman who works on a sugarcane plantation with her detestable mistress.
This January, "Great Performances" is exploring two historic music events in new documentaries about soprano Maria Callas and pianist Vladimir Horowitz, two international music icons of the twentieth century.