American Masters

James Beard's mother was at the center of Portland's market.

Clip: Season 31 Episode 4 | 3m

At the turn of the century, Portland had a bustling market culture, and James Beard's mother was right at the center of it all. Running a boarding house, Beard's mother brought the very best cooking to her guests and in the process taught her son an appreciation for great food at a young age.

Aired: 04/28/17

Rating: NR

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