The Last Magnificent charts the life of Jeremiah Tower, one of the most controversial, outrageous, and influential figures in the history of American gastronomy. Yet his name has largely been obliterated from history. Featuring interviews by Mario Batali, Anthony Bourdain, and Ruth Reichl, this delicious documentary for the culinary set tells the story of the rise and fall of America’s first celebrity chef.
After the movie on Saturday, April 16: Subject and Chef Jeremiah Tower and Executive Producers Anthony Bourdain and Lydia Tenaglia in conversation. Moderated by acclaimed host and journalist Charlie Rose.
Author, producer and former chef Anthony Bourdain travels the globe on Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, his Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning docu-series for CNN. He is the author of the bestselling Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, along with several other works of fiction and non-fiction. His new cookbook, Appetites, will be published by Harper Collins in late 2016. In 2017, Bourdain and his partners plan to open Bourdain Market in New York City, featuring a well-curated collection of wholesale and retail food vendors and a Singapore-style hawker market. Anthony Bourdain lives in New York with his wife and daughter.
Lydia Tenaglia is co-founder of Zero Point Zero Production, producer of the Emmy & Peabody Award winning series, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown; The Mind of a Chef; and Emmy nominated The Hunt with John Walsh. Lydia resides in NYC with husband and Zero Point Zero co-founder, Chris Collins, and their two kids, Neko and Milo
Harvard-educated Jeremiah Tower began his culinary career in 1972 as chef of Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California. Jeremiah then owned other acclaimed restaurants in California and Asia. His cookbooks, including the 1986 JBF winner Jeremiah Tower's New American Classics, and 'one of the best 20 culinary memoirs ever,' California Dish, in 2003. Awards included the JBF 'Outstanding Chef in America' in 1996. Recent activities include the two-hour documentary 'The Last Magnificent' which premieres in 2016, a new edition of California Dish with Ecco Press, and Table Manners with Farrar, Strauss & Giroux - both to be published Fall 2016.