Victory Garden's EdibleFeast
Victory Garden takes viewers on a journey across America, traveling from garden to sea, mountains to fields, to learn about fresh local foods, and the people who grow and produce them. Hosted by passionate foodie and TV personality Amy Devers, each episode will also feature the work of 2013 James Beard Award winning filmmaker and chef, Daniel Klein, as he introduces us to gardeners, farmers, and food producers from across the country.
New Orleans (#3611H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Head to the Big Easy to see all that New Orleans has to offer. But first, visit Brian and Dawn Gotreaux - first-generation farmers who adopted 10 children from around the world and raise them on the family farm for the life lessons they believe are fostered there. Next, visit farmer Ben Burkett of B&B Farms/Indian Springs Cooperative - an African-American farming cooperative in Mississippi. Then head to Paradigm Gardens, where farmer Joel Hitchcock is making homemade insecticide with cayenne pepper and garlic, showing the essential tools every gardener should have, and teaching some basic watering tips. Finally, visit the home kitchen of James Beard Award-winning chef Donald Link, who will make a dish of shrimp and citrus.
- KQED Life: Sat, Sep 5, 2015 -- 12:30pm Remind me
Charlotte (#3612H) Duration: 26:16 STEREO TVG
Travel to Charlotte, North Carolina, where Scott Lindsley and Joey Hewell give gardening tips from their eye-catching urban farm, and meet Robin Emmons (nominated for CNN Hero of the year), who started gardening in her backyard to provide fresh food to the mentally ill and found ways to get good, fresh food to those in need. Then go foraging in the woods of Millers Creek with expert (and mushroom cultivator) Ken Crouse, before heading into the kitchen with Chef Clark Barlowe to cook up some pan roasted chicken and African prickly cucumber gazpacho.
San Diego (#3613H) Duration: 26:16 STEREO TVG
Head to idyllic San Diego. Restaurant owner and gardener Trish Watlington shows how to pre-soak, inoculate and plant fall peas, and explains why and how to combat the infestation of white flies by planting marigolds. Chef and restaurateur Javier Plascencia prepares a dish of quail and farrato. Go diving with sea urchin diver Pete Halmay, who has been practicing this tradition for more than 30 years, and visit the sisters who grow Thai produce at their home farm to supply their restaurant Suppanee House of Thai.
Minnesota (#3601H) Duration: 26:16 STEREO TVG
Visit Minnesota and meet a Hmong family who came to the U.S. as refugees from Laos and now owns an organic farm. Take a look at a sustainable farm run by a young couple who epitomize do-it-yourself, then travel to Tiny Diner farm to meet a young gardener who demonstrates growing tomatoes and basil by trellising. Food and Wine Magazine best new chef winner Jamie Malone cooks two dishes inspired by Laotian food and duck eggs.
Memphis (#3602H) Duration: 26:16 STEREO TVG
Memphis, Tennessee, is this week's destination. Visit an organic garden in a tough South Memphis neighborhood that has become a source of community unity. Learn about making the best possible hospital food from Chef Miles McMath, who brings fresh local food into the cafeterias at St. Jude's Hospital. Then expert gardeners John Petty and Michael Minnis teach viewers how to plant a burlap sack garden and how to save seeds. Finally, Chef Ryan Trimm serves up catfish, okra and succotash.
Ohio (#3603H) Duration: 26:16 STEREO TVG
Explore Ohio. Visit a man who wasn't happy with what he saw working as a dairy farmer, so he started his own grass-fed dairy. Then, meet a couple who run their own fermenting business using the produce from their farm. Learn a few easy techniques for planting collard greens and preparing for the fall from Volunteers for Veggies, an urban gardening program that donates food to the needy. Restaurant owner Jose Salazar demonstrates how to make tandoori chicken wings.
- KQED Life: Sun, Oct 4, 2015 -- 9:30am Remind me
New York City (#3604H) Duration: 26:16 STEREO TVG
See how innovative gardeners and farmers make it work in New York City. First, visit a former chef who uses ocean water from Long Island to make her own salt on Manhattan rooftops. Venture into the parks of the city to see the wild bounty available for urban foraging and then ascend to the rooftops of two Brooklyn farms to learn about their gardening techniques. Finally, Chef Einat Admony of Balaboosta restaurant prepares two simple and elegant eggplant dishes.
- KQED Life: Sat, Oct 24, 2015 -- 12:30pm Remind me
Palm Beach (#3606H) Duration: 26:16 STEREO TVG
Visit Palm Beach, Florida, where Dr. John Zahina-Ramos of Just One Backyard shows how to plant sweet potatoes in a wheelbarrow and then how to make a wall garden. Then visit Jojo Milano, who left the urban life of Miami to start a farm in rural Palm Beach County where she raises purebred Nubian and Lamancha goats and makes cheese from their milk. Next, head to the water to see how Eric Finn dives for the invasive lionfish and spiny lobster. Finish up in the kitchen of Chef Clay Conley, who serves up lionfish, escabeche-style.