American Masters

James Beard as a Gastronomic Gigolo

Clip: 04/28/2017 | 1m 31s Video has closed captioning.

Initially interested in acting, James Beard began cooking and entertaining when his savings ran low. Soon, he found himself invited to events and parties across the city. After he began his first catering company, he found that his cooking was beginning to open doors for him.

Aired: 04/28/17

Rating: NR

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