In case you like to watch TV

11 Mar

Last year, I got this phone call about a possible TV show coming to Minneapolis and doing some filming. Well, let’s just say it was a very interesting experience.  We had a ton of fun and I got to work with some great people along the way.  Let me know what you all think?



In Search of Food:  Minneapolis – Tuesday, May 10, 8 p.m. ET/PT

Seaver’s visits include the Corner Table and cooking with chef Scott Pampuch, Mill City Farmer’s Market, Riverbend Farm, Hope Creamery, Dream of Wild Health, and the Oak Center General Store.

SANTA MONICA – March 10, 2011:  Exploring the artisanal cultural trend sweeping the culinary world, Ovation will premiere a new three-part series, In Search of Food, beginning Tuesday, May 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The program spotlights the popularity and resurgence of the “locavore” movement — cooking with locally sourced ingredients — which has invigorated local growers and farms around the country.

In Search of Food is hosted by acclaimed chef, author and sustainability advocate Barton Seaver.  The “locavore” movement, originated in the 1970s with Alice Waters and her famous restaurant Chez Panisse. The movement fueled by Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food, has been embraced by food activists like Seaver. In the Ovation series, Seaver journeys across America charting the roots and growth of artisanal foods.

In Search of Food features Seaver’s visits to three distinct cities

— Minneapolis, New York and San Francisco —where he meets local farmers, chefs and food craftsmen.. He focuses on the importance of preparing and eating foods from the land and supporting producers, as well as the rewards of belonging to a passionate local community. Each episode culminates in a cooking collaboration with local chefs in the area who prepare a locavore feast for the farmers and growers and their families featured in the program.

Here are highlights from each episode:
•    In Search of Food:  New York – Wednesday, May 11, 8 p.m. ET/PT Seaver’s trip is highlighted by stops at such places as the Union Square Greenmarket, Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, Rouge Tomate, Eataly, Bubby’s, and the East New York Farms.

•    In Search of Food:  San Francisco – Thursday, May 12, 8 p.m.

ET/PT  In this final episode, Seaver focuses on the Hog Island Oyster Co., Sarah Weiner, Scribe Winery, Earthbound Farm, fishing with Artie Herning, Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market, Bovolo; and special visits with Michael Pollan at Renaissance Forge and Alice Waters at Chez Panisse.



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