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GloucesterCast With Guest Kim Smith and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 3/25/14

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GloucesterCast With Guest Kim Smith and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 3/25/14

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Topics Include: The NasalCast, Kim Smith Theme Music, Does Kim Smith Sound Sound Like Julia Child?, Kim Smith Shot Girl, Kim’s Garden Design Work, Creative Work, Specializing In Butterfly and Habitat Gardens, Monarchs in Danger, Cape Ann Milkweed Project, When Do The Milkweed Plants Come In?, Joe Virgillio Witnessed The Monarch Migration, Butterfly Counters, Lovable Dogs, The Dog Whisperer, Scottish Terrier, Cosmo and Rosie, Kitty Alzheimers, Crooked Faced Cat, Bringing Your Partner, Gay Culture Acceptance Has Come A Long Way But It Has A Long Way To Go, Kim Throws The South Under The Bus, Kim Is An iPhone Person, Backing Up Your Computer, Rick Moore Computer Repair, Carbonite, Vine App, Instagram,  Shazaam, Duckworth Bistrot, Lobster Risotto, Best Era For Fashion, Gail Huff, Clark Quinn, Marilyn Monroe, High-Waisted Jean Battle Royale

Celebrate Gloucester Video Documentary

This is the documentary we made to Celebrate Gloucester at Latitude 43.  It features interviews with Mark McDonough , Fisherman Peter Libro , Nicole Duckworth- from Duckworth Bistrot, Debbie Clarke- artist, Dave Anderson from The Black Swan, Ashley From Lat 43, Lobsterman Joe Mondello, Joe and Mary Ellen Borge from The Lone Gull, Lobsterman Mark Ring, Chef Zach Sears, Cape Ann Community Cinema’s Rob Newton, Stephanie From Lat 43, Lobsterwoman Renee, Real Estate Tycoon Ruth Pino, Ryan and Wood Distiller Bobby Ryan.

I hope you enjoy it.  there are some pretty touching moments in here.

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Ken Duckworth at Duckworth’s Bistrot

Here is Ken Duckworth, Chef extrodinaire at his namesake restaurant Duckworth’s Bistrot-

Look for my video interview from the kitchen at Duckworth’s Bistrot or as I call it “The Duck” at 2:00PM today

Ken is a pretty modest guy especially after taking into consideration all of his accomplishments and the critical acclaim he has received.

Ken Duckworth’s love of eating began while he was a child growing up in Chicago. The only son born to a Cuban mother and American father, he was fortunate to have his maternal Grandparents, Great-Grandparents and aunts all living on the same street as him. During elementary school lunch break he would hurry to his Great-Grandmothers table to find a home cooked lunch waiting for him. Young Ken loved to eat and Mama (Great Grandmother) loved to cook for him. Later the entire family moved to Tampa/Clearwater Florida and Ken continued his love of eating.

Ken’s love of cooking began at the age of 16 when he took his first restaurant job; he has been cooking ever since. At the age of 19, with a deep passion for food, Ken decided to make a career in the restaurant business.

While honing his skills at for five years at Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa, Ken met his future wife Nicole and the two began their culinary journey. From Tampa, Ken and Nicole headed to Saint Simons Island, Georgia where Ken went work at the world- renowned 5 star-five diamond resort The Cloister. Ken began at the Cloister as a lead cook at one of the Cloisters outlets specializing in world cuisine with a southern flair. He went on to become a butcher for the resort; practicing what he considers a lost art. Finally, he helped lead the resort’s Garde Manger in the Main Dining Room.

In 1998 Ken’s desire to work in a city with a great restaurant reputation and Nicole’s New England roots led the couple to Boston. There Jacky Robert took Ken on as sous chef at nationally acclaimed Maison Robert. At Maison Robert Ken built on his knowledge of French Classics and learned the nuances of working in a family run business. Ann, Lucien, and Andree Robert sent Ken to Paris to work at Le Relais De Auteuil, a two star Michelin restaurant.

In 2000, the Robert family gave Ken the opportunity to head up the kitchen as Executive Chef, where Ken truly came into his own. While running the two kitchens at Maison Robert, Ken developed menus according to the seasons, learned the business side of running a restaurant and developed an understanding of balance. The bittersweet closing of Maison Robert in 2004 led Ken and Nicole to a small restaurant with a rich history in the beautiful port city of Gloucester, Massachusetts.

In October of 2004 Ken and Nicole opened Duckworth’s Bistrot. Duckworth’s Bistrot quickly caught the attention of local and national diners. In 2005 Duckworth’s Bistrot earned a rating of three stars (excellent) from Alison Arnett of The Boston Globe and Best of the New in The Boston Globe Magazine. In 2006 Duckworth’s Bistrot received a Best of Boston, Best Restaurant North award from Boston Magazine. Duckworth’s Bistrot is Zagat rated and has been mentioned in Yankee Magazine as well as Food and Wine magazine.