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Baking with Martha Stewart

JWU Providence baking students Marissa Bunnewith, Gabrielle Masullo, Mary Grace McGuinn, Alexandra Paradise, Lacey Sherrer and Christina Egan with Martha Stewart (center) on the set of “Martha Stewart Bakes.” Photo: Mike Krautter

Six students from JWU Providence’s International Baking & Pastry Institute (IBPI) recently filmed two episodes of Martha Stewart’s PBS show, “Martha Bakes,” now in its sixth season.

Relive Grand Tastings + Culinary Decadence at the 2016 South Beach Wine & Food Festival

Hot chocolate bar at the 2016 South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Photo: Tatiana Azan

Baking & pastry arts sophomore Tatiana Azan takes us along to the 2016 South Beach Wine & Food Festival (popularly shortened to the hashtag #SOBEWFF), one of the premier food events in the world.

This year’s event featured plenty of JWU alumni as special guests — including Mind of a Chef’s Sean Brock '00, Lorena Garcia '00 and Emeril Lagasse '78, '90 Hon. JWU students were also busy as volunteers, helping chefs prep and generally keeping things running smoothly.

Tatiana was there as a guest, and she certainly made the most of it. Take it away, Tatiana! (Warning: Do not read while hungry.)

Go Behind the Scenes of ‘Mind of a Chef’ Season 4

Scenes from “Mind of a Chef” S4: Manresa’s David Kinch at work with Eric Ripert (Le Bernardin) | Photo courtesy Mind Of A Chef/Zero Point Zero Production

For the last few weeks, Mind of a Chef’s Tumblr has been bursting with tantalizing glimpses of the PBS show’s upcoming fourth season, which will feature JWU alum David Kinch '81, '14 Hon. (Manresa) and Gabrielle Hamilton (Prune).

“Mind of a Chef” is somewhat of an anomaly in the crowded food TV landscape; its intense focus on a single chef’s creative processes for an entire 8-episode arc feels like a luxurious treat.

JWU Food TV Veterans Dish on ‘Top Chef,’ ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ + More

JWU alumni Keese Chess, Roberto Franco, Paul Damico, Barbie Marshall, Kevin Sbraga, Joe Chiovera, Scott Liebfried, Joshua John Russell + Julius Searight at the Reality TV Panel

From “Top Chef” and its many spinoffs to “Hell’s Kitchen” and “Chopped,” food reality TV is a very big business.

Many chefs have launched their careers thanks to TV show appearances. But how do they really feel about the experience? JWU Alumni Relations recently hosted a panel of reality veterans to talk about the intense, often surreal world of foodie TV.