When it comes to reality TV, is there really such a thing as too many cooks in the kitchen? Chef Jason Santos joins The Culture Show host Jared Bowen to answer the big question, turning to his experience as a sous chef on Gordon Ramsay's "Hell's Kitchen" and a regular on "Bar Rescue." But television's not all he’s up to. Santos is also chef and owner of a string of celebrated restaurants including Buttermilk & Bourbon, and he plans to further boost Boston’s flavor profile by way of a new restaurant slated to open this summer.
From there it’s artist Robert Freeman. In 1981, he painted “Black Tie.” The painting depicts a gathering of Black Americans at a formal event, set in a segregated America where Black people forged their own place in society. It is fitting that “Black Tie” now hangs in Gov. Maura Healey’s office. In her commitment to create a sense of belonging and inclusion, she selected Freeman’s work to showcase the diversity of the commonwealth. He joins The Culture Show to talk about the work, and his other paintings that have a cameo in the film "American Fiction."
To wrap up the show music producer and educator Tony "Hamstank" Hamoui breaks down free music production programs at the Boston Public Library available for local teens.
It's all on The Culture Show—listen to the full episode above!