Lydia Shire is the enduring culinary talent behind some of Boston's most celebrated restaurants. She's universally acclaimed, having won a James Beard award for Best Chef Northeast, and the Women Chefs and Restauranteurs 2011 Golden Whisk Award. She's known for her use of fat and offal, and her exuberant personality in the kitchen. Lydia grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts, and fell in love with food at a young age. This program has been sponsored by Hearst Ranch.


"If you want something in life badly, you'll have to set yourself apart." [3:30]

"At the end of the day, cooking is the fun part of our job, but managing people is difficult at times." [8:45]

"I don't suggest that you eat fat at every meal, but there are times when you just need fat." [18:45]

Lydia Shire on Evolutionaries.