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Biloxi will be the star of the show of Robert St. John’s TV show

Robert St. John, left, and Wyatt Waters lead viewers on a tour of Mississippi on their series ‘Palate to Palette,’ broadcast at 7 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 16.
Robert St. John, left, and Wyatt Waters lead viewers on a tour of Mississippi on their series ‘Palate to Palette,’ broadcast at 7 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 16. Courtesy MPB

Hattiesburg chef and restaurateur Robert St. John and Jackson artist Wyatt Waters have been taking viewers on a culinary tour of the state in their new series “Palate to Palette” on PBS. This week, the two will highlight their trip to Biloxi.

At 7 p.m. Oct. 26, MPB Television viewers will see St. John and Waters on a shrimp boat and visiting three Coast museums: the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum and the Walter Anderson Museum of Art in Ocean Springs.

In the series’ first season, which airs weekly through Nov. 16, Waters paints watercolors of the places they visit while St. John cooks, meeting new people and sampling local fare along the way.

“People assume it’s a show about food and art, but that’s only part of it. It’s really about two good friends traveling Mississippi and celebrating so many aspects of our state. I think viewers will appreciate the view of Mississippi they get through Robert’s and Wyatt’s eyes,” MPB Director of Television John Gibson has said.

The second season of “Palate to Palette” will air in spring 2018, chronicling their travels through Italy.

St. John and Waters have collaborated on four books; the latest, “A Mississippi Palate: Heritage Cuisine and Watercolors of Home,” will be released in November.

An encore presentation of the Biloxi episode will be broadcast at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 29.

Tammy Smith: 228-896-2130, @Simmiefran1

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