<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - 1st Look]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/feature/1st-look http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:02:16 -0800 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:02:16 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Free Dive For Fresh Seafood With The Haenyo]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:14:06 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/Screen+Shot+2014-12-19+at+4.11.06+PM.png On a cold Korean morning, Audrina Patridge and chef Edward Lee join up with the Haenyo, South Korean free divers who fish for fresh seafood on a single breath.]]> <![CDATA[Get a Taste of South Korea's Street Food Scene]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:10:16 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/216*120/Screen+Shot+2014-12-19+at+3.51.28+PM.png After a night of drinking, Audrina Patridge and chef Edward Lee explore South Korea's booming street food scene with local actor Michael K. Lee.]]> <![CDATA[Explore Kimjang From Cabbage to Kimchi]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:07:25 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/Screen+Shot+2014-12-19+at+3.20.25+PM.png Audrina Patridge and celebrated chef Edward Lee harvest cabbage in Wanggok Village in South Korea, and through fermentation, turn the ingredients into Kimchi.]]> <![CDATA[A Modern Meal After a Trip to Moran Market]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:05:22 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/Screen+Shot+2014-12-19+at+3.13.59+PM.png After shopping for local produce at the world famous Moran Market in South Korea, Audrina Patridge, chef Edward Lee and local chef Tony Yoo make a modern meal that tastes as good as it looks.]]> <![CDATA[Recipe: Napa Cabbage Kimchi]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:05:05 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/FOOD+PORN+KIMCHI.png

Learn how to make kimchi with chef Edward Lee and Audrina Patridge as they make their way around South Korea on an all-new episode of 1st Look this Saturday after Saturday Night Live on NBC.

Napa Cabbage Kimchi
Makes one tightly packed gallon jar

1 large Napa cabbage, about 4 to 5 pounds
1 ½ gallon water
1 cup kosher salt

3 cups water
¾ cup sweet rice flour
¼ cup sugar

1 cup chopped onions
2 ½ cups chili flakes
10 ounces grated daikon radish
4 ounces grated ginger
6 cloves of chopped garlic
1/3 cup fish sauce

2 cups chopped scallions

1. First slice the cabbage lengthwise into quarters. Core out the heart. Fit the cabbage into a large container and add the water and salt. Leave at room temperature for 2 hours. Drain and rinse the cabbage. Roughly chop the cabbage into about 2-inch portions following the length of the cabbage. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.

2. To make the kim-chi paste, combine the water, sweet rice flour and sugar in a pot and bring to a simmer. Stir constantly until the mixture thickens approximately 1 to 2 minutes. Allow it to cool while making the guts.

3. To make the guts, add the onions, chili flakes, radish, ginger, garlic and fish sauce into a food processor and puree on high until well combined.

4. Fold the guts into the cooled paste. Add the chopped scallions. Wearing clean gloves, mix this thoroughly into the cabbage Transfer to a clean glass jar or an air-tight plastic container with a tight fitting lid.

5. Leave this container out at room temperature for 24 hours. Then store in the refrigerator. It will be ready to eat in about 4 to 5 days but will keep for another 2 weeks.

<![CDATA[Recipe: Persimmon and Sunchoke Salad]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:30:33 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/FOOD+PORN+SALAD.png

Chef Edward Lee takes Audrina Patridge around South Korea to experience some of the country's best cuisine. Watch it all on 1st Look this Saturday after Saturday Night Live on NBC and learn how to make some of the best Korean dishes around.

Persimmon and Sunchoke Salad
Makes 2 salads

1 very ripe teardrop persimmon
1 teaspoon rice vinegar
Juice of 1 yuja fruit
Pinch sea salt

2 firm fuyu persimmons
½ cup water
½ cup rice vinegar
1 ½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar

1 cup chopped nori
1 cup water
2 teaspoons gochujang paste
1 teaspoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons sesame oil

4 ounces sunchokes scrubbed clean
2 teaspoons sesame oil
Sea salt

4 shishito peppers
4 raw chestnuts, peeled and cleaned
4 perilla leaves

1. Make persimmon puree by scooping out the flesh of the ripe persimmon into a blender.  Add the vinegar, yuja juice and salt.  Puree on high to get a smooth puree.

2. Make the pickled persimmons by peeling the fuyu persimmons and slicing into thin rounds.  In a pot, boil the water, vinegar, salt and sugar.  Turn off the heat and pour hot liquid into a container with sliced persimmons.  Cover and let cool in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

3. For the nori puree, add the nori, water, gochujang, soy sauce and sesame oil to a pot and simmer for 10 minutes.  Let cool and puree in a blender on high.  Add a little more water as needed to get a thick puree.

4. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.  Cut sunchokes into large pieces.  Toss with sesame oil and salt.  Roast in the oven for 20 minutes or until the sunchokes are soft to the touch.  Let cool at room temperature.

5. Grill the shishito peppers whole until charred.  Set aside.  Slice the raw chestnuts very thin.  Set aside.  Chiffonade the perilla leaves.  Set aside.

6. To plate, add a little persimmon puree to a plate.  Curl the pickled persimmon slices and add to plate.  Add a little nori puree to each persimmon curl slice.  Add a few pieces of the roasted sunchoke.  Add 2 pieces of the grilled shishito.  Add a few sliced chestnuts and finish with some of the perilla leaves.  Finish with a little more sea salt and sesame oil and serve immediately.

<![CDATA[This Week: 1st Look Visits Korea]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:44:21 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/1LK_3256_WEB_PROMO.png This week on an all-new 1st Look, Audrina Patridge explores what South Korea has to offer. Join us on this incredible trip this Saturday after SNL on NBC.]]> <![CDATA[1st Look Presents: Radio City Christmas Spectacular]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:26:02 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/Radio-City-Show-2014.jpg Join 1st Look for an inside look at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring The Rockettes. ]]> <![CDATA[Full Episode: A Trip To Opulent NYC]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:21:58 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/EFLK3255H_WEB.jpg From a $500 brunch to a $1,000 sundae, Audrina Patridge checks out some of the finer things in life in New York City. Explore opulent New York on this episode of 1st Look. ]]> <![CDATA[Behind The Scenes at "Queen of The Night"]]> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 14:43:52 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/Screen+Shot+2014-12-08+at+5.42.29+PM.png Hidden below The Paramount Hotel, in the heart of Times Square, is the historic Billy Rose Diamond Horseshoe Theater where you'll discover dinner theater like no other. "Queen of The Night," offers 360-degree decadence in everything from the production design to the performers, even the dinner you need to barter for. It's a night like no other.]]> <![CDATA[ Meet Alec Monopoly]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:34:44 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/210*120/DSC_85611.JPG

Last weekend, Miami held Art Basel, the international art event that takes over the city for the better part of a week.  Artists, art dealers, and art fans attend in droves, making for a weekend full of exhibitions, parties, and traffic.

A LOT of traffic.

It’s a small price to pay for the opportunity to see such a large collection of creativity from all over the world.  One could easily get lost for hours in an exhibition center and not even scratch the surface of what is on display.  However, if you know the right people, you can attend the after-hours parties, where the velvet rope may as well be an iron gate, and where rappers, socialites, and artists can all be seen rubbing elbows.

On Saturday night at the SLS South Beach Hotel, one of these very parties was held for the artist Alec Monopoly.  I assume that Monopoly, a contemporary artist in the vein of Banksy and Andy Warhol, must feel as though he’s found a second home in Miami.

In Miami, graffiti is part of a cultural movement.  Certain neighborhoods of the city have every building in sight covered with ever-changing facade of patterns, characters, and color.  Wynwood, where this explosion of urban imagery has created a sort of cultural resurgence in this area of Miami, has become a sort of safe haven for graffiti artists, a title Monopoly applies to himself.

“I love Wynwood because graffiti is what inspires me” says Monopoly.

When we meet, the artist sits on a couch in front of the SLS Hotel’s signature duck, which he has given a face-lift for the event.  The usually all-silver sculpture now bears Monopoly’s signature style, with marker and spray-paint transforming the piece into a sort of oversized cartoon rubber duckie.  Stray drops of paint and streaks of ink drip down the sculpture, giving the sense that the work was done quickly and impulsively.  Indeed, Monopoly goes on to tell me that all of his art on display at the event was created that very week. 

These paintings all follow a similar process to striking results.  Appropriating pop-culture figures with a urban graffiti aesthetic, Monopoly’s work is meant to be cultural commentary with a capital C.  He prefers busy, loud images in favor of subtlety, making for pieces that make a big impression right away.  He even got his name from working with one of the most enduring pop-culture characters of the last century, Mr. Monopoly.  In many of the works displayed at the party show, Mr. Monopoly can be seen in various situations and positions.  Some of them show the board game icon with bags of money, but the innocent fun of the Parker Brothers game has been replaced by a sinister tone.  In other pieces, Mr. Monopoly is hanging from a cross.

“After this, I’m heading to Thailand,” he tells me.  “I want to bring this style of art to other parts of the world.  I’m having a show at the Contemporary Museum of Art in Bangkok.”  

I’m surprised to learn that Monopoly is from New York City, considering the city’s attitude towards graffiti.  Just this year, 5 Pointz, the famous building in Queens that for years had been one of the only displays for urban graffiti art in New York, was demolished in favor of a high-rise condominium.  However, it also seems to make perfect sense that Monopoly would be from the Big Apple, considering the rebellious tone of his work.

Monopoly sits at a table right up near the front of the party rather than being buried behind further ropes in the secretive VIP in the back.  He wears what appears to be a black snakeskin suit, a top hat, and a surgeon’s mask.  Like his art, Monopoly sticks out, especially in this crowd.  However, the thing that strikes me is his demeanor.  Here, at a party thrown for him, where everyone in attendance seems to want to see and be seen, Monopoly looks totally at ease.  As I approach him, I am expecting the reclusive, tortured stereotype of the artist.  But as I reach out to introduce myself, he pulls down his surgeon’s mask, shakes my hand, and give me a huge smile.  This guy is having a great time, and it’s not hard to see why. 

<![CDATA[Get a Taste of a $1,000 Sundae]]> Sun, 07 Dec 2014 11:10:16 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/1STLOOK_3255_OPULENCE_BAGATELLE_WEB.png Audrina dives into a truly decadent sundae that comes with a hefty price tag and a few surprises at Bagatelle in New York City.]]> <![CDATA[Brunch Fit For a Czar at Ariana]]> Sun, 07 Dec 2014 10:58:13 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1STLOOK_3255_OPULENCE_ARIANA_WEB.png Audrina indulges in a brunch fit for a Russian czar at Ariana restaurant. Kamchatka king crab and caviar eggs benedict served with a caviar martini and Dom, you've never brunched like this before.]]> <![CDATA[Truffle Hunting at New York's Finest Restaurants]]> Sun, 07 Dec 2014 10:52:10 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/Screen+Shot+2014-12-07+at+1.50.21+PM.png Tossed into the fast-paced and high-priced world of white truffle dealings, Audrina learns first hand what it's like to sell these diamonds of the culinary world. Running from The Mark by Jean Georges, to Colicchio & Sons, and then heading to Sirio Ristorante in the Pierre Hotel, the stakes could not be any higher.]]> <![CDATA[This Week: Prepare To Be Spoiled]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 13:48:09 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1LK_3255_WEB_PROMO.jpg This week on an all-new 1st Look, host Audrina Patridge discovers the most opulent dishes around the country. Don't miss it Saturday after SNL on NBC. ]]> <![CDATA[Full Episode: Tasty Treats]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:51:50 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/EFLK3254H_WEB.png Need some sugar in your life? 1st Look checks out the sickest desserts around, featuring Sugar Factory in NYC, Sublime Doughnuts in Atlanta, and Rusty's Cheesecake in Seattle.]]> <![CDATA[Are You Ready For This Sugar Rush?]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:00:28 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/1STLOOK_3254_SUGAR_FACTORY_WEB.png Audrina Patridge gets a sugar rush and indulges on a sundae fit for a king at Sugar Factory American Brasserie. ]]> <![CDATA[Doughnuts Are Sublime at Sublime Bakery]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:55:56 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/1STLOOK_3254_SUBLIME_DOUGHNUTS_WEB.png Check out some of the most stylish and delicious doughnuts in the country, including the creation of a brand new, never-before-seen masterpiece. ]]> <![CDATA[Chocolate Charcuterie Is What's Cooking at Cookshop]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:53:18 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/1STLOOK_3254_COOKSHOP_WEB.png You've never seen, or tasted, a charcuterie board quite like this, prosciutto, bacon, pate, foie gras and more, all made from chocolate. You won't believe your eyes... or taste buds!]]> <![CDATA[The World's Best Cheesecake]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:42:01 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/1STLOOK_3254_RUSTYS_CHEESECAKE_WEB.png Take a look at one man's quest to make the world's best cheesecake.]]> <![CDATA[This Week: Indulge In Decadent Desserts]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:50:50 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1LK_3254_WEB_PROMO.png This week on an all-new 1st Look, host Audrina Patridge is being bad, really, really, bad, and indulging in the richest, most decadent desserts. Don't miss it Saturday after SNL on NBC.]]> <![CDATA[Full Episode: We're Not Growing Up]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 07:42:59 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/EFLK3253-WEB.jpg It's time to be a kid again! Audrina plays in the dirt with race cars in Seattle, and checks in at the California Institute of Abnormalities in LA. Also, we're featuring Universal Studios Park in Orlando, and Indoor Archery in NYC.]]> <![CDATA[A Real-Life "Hunger Games" at Indoor Extreme Sports]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 07:39:26 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1LK_3253_Archery_WEB.jpg Audrina Patridge is joined by Clint Carter from Men’s Health as they fight for their survival “Hunger Games” style while playing indoor archery tag. ]]> <![CDATA[Hit The Gas at DirtFish Rally]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:17:57 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1LK_3253_DIRTFISH_WEB.jpg Audrina feels the need for speed at DirtFish Rally School.]]> <![CDATA[Visit The Best Freak Show In Town]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 07:35:09 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1LK_3253_CIA_WEB.jpg Things get freaky when Audrina heads to the California Institute of Abnormalities.]]> <![CDATA[A Day at Universal Studios Orlando]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 07:33:23 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1LK_3253_Universal_WEB.jpg Audrina takes a trip to Universal Orlando Resort to see all the amazing new additions to the park. From The Simpsons to Harry Potter, Audrina is in for a day of fun.]]> <![CDATA[This Week: Get Ready To Play]]> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:21:07 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1LK_3253_WEB_PROMO.jpg Release your inner child and get ready to play on an all-new episode of "1st Look" this weekend with host Audrina Patridge. ]]> <![CDATA[Audrina VS. Men's Health In Archery Tag]]> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 14:35:42 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/1LK-MensHealth-Promo.jpg Want to see who wins? Catch an all-new 1st Look this Saturday after Saturday Night Live on NBC. ]]> <![CDATA[Full Episode: Destination Miami]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 08:39:01 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/1LK-Miami.jpg Audrina Patridge dives into the sun-kissed city of Miami. Join us as she explores the pool parties, culinary scene, and goes scuba diving. Featuring Michael Schwartz, SLS Pool Party, and Miami Culinary Tour.]]> <![CDATA[Explore Miami's Wynwood and The Cypress Room]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:54:11 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/1STLOOK_3252_MIAMI_CYPRESS_ROOM_WEB.png Miami's Wynwood district is quickly becoming the place to be in Miami and Audrina Patridge and her sister Casey explore the world-famous Wynwood Walls before heading over to James Beard Award winning chef Michael Schwartz's latest eatery Cypress Room for some fine dining.]]> <![CDATA[Party Like a Pro at SLS South Beach Pool Party]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:52:19 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/1STLOOK_3252_MIAMI_SLS_WEB.png Audrina Patridge awakens to discover her hotel is bumpin' and if she's going to survive this all-out South Beach pool party, then she'd better learn the rules to partying like a pro.]]> <![CDATA[Take a Tour of Little Havana in Miami]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:50:02 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/1STLOOK_3252_MIAMI_LITTLE_HAVANA_WEB.png Audrina Patridge meets up with Grace Della from Miami Culinary Tours for a walk through Little Havana. Cuban food and coffee, fresh juice and some of the finest cigars Miami has to offer, this tour is full of Cuban soul.]]> <![CDATA[What Lies Under The Sea in South Florida]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:48:07 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/1STLOOK_3252_MIAMI_SCUBA_WEB.png After a quick safety lesson in South Florida Dive Headquarters' pool, Audrina Patridge heads out to the Floridian waters to S.C.U.B.A. dive with Nurse Sharks and to explore the U.S.S. Copenhagen shipwreck.]]> <![CDATA[This Week: 1st Look Is In Miami]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:14:29 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/1LK_3252_WEB_PROMO.png Catch an all-new episode of 1st Look with Audrina Patridge this Saturday after "SNL" on NBC. ]]> <![CDATA[1st Look: Dress Me Up (Full Episode)]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:01:47 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/EFLK3251H_WEB.png From a warrior princess to Marvel's Mystique, Audrina dresses up for the best costumed events. Featuring San Diego Comic-Con, Scarborough Fair Renaissance Fair in TX, and more.]]> <![CDATA[Cool Cosplay at Comic-Con (Part 1)]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:41:57 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/1STLOOK_3251_COMIC_CON_PART_01_WEB.png Audrina Patridge explores the biggest cosplay convention on the West Coast, San Diego Comic-Con, dressed up as X-Men's Mystique. ]]> <![CDATA[Cool Cosplay at Comic-Con (Part 2)]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:37:21 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/1STLOOK_3251_COMIC_CON_PART_02_WEB.png Audrina Patridge explores the biggest cosplay convention on the West Coast, San Diego Comic-Con, dressed up as X-Men's Mystique. ]]> <![CDATA[The 16th Century Comes To Life]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:34:55 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/1STLOOK_3251_SCARBOROUGH_FESTIVAL_WEB.png Audrina Patridge travels back in time and spends the day at one of the biggest Renaissance Fairs in the country. ]]> <![CDATA[A Look at The Greatest Costumes In Hollywood]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:31:46 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/1STLOOK_3251_HOLLYWOOD_COSTUME_WEB.png 1st Look gets an exclusive look at the "Hollywood Costume" exhibit that explores the role of costume design in some of cinema's greatest films. ]]> <![CDATA[This Week: We're Exploring Cosplay]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:00:29 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1LK_3251_WEB_PROMO.png Dress up with Audrina Patridge this Saturday after "SNL" on NBC. ]]> <![CDATA[1st Look: Bizarre Bites (Full Episode)]]> Sat, 11 Oct 2014 21:33:11 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/EFLK3250H-WEB.jpg Scorpions, larva, and calf heart... sound delicious? Audrina Patridge tries some of the countries most bizarre bites. Featuring Steven Page in New York, Frontier Restaurant in Chicago, and Typhoon in Los Angeles.]]>