Meals Ready to Eat host August Dannehl holds a lamb from Darling Farm. A still from "Meals Ready to Eat."

Darling Farm: Shepherding Animals from Pasture to Plate

Can an intense connection to nature be a form of therapy? "Meals Ready to Eat" visits Darling Farm, owned by Former Army Ranger battalion member Jon Darling. This episode explores a veteran’s commitment to raising meat in a kind and ethical manner, all the way to an animal’s slaughter. It raises the question of ethics when it comes to food and humankind’s deep, sometimes disturbing, relationship to its ecosystem. Some say it was the training and experience learned in the military that led Darling to being one of the most thoughtful and humane farmers in South Carolina.

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Natick and Fort Lee

Meet the scientists and chefs working to ensure the health and well-being of our nation’s finest, even as they are challenged by the toughest terrains and harshest conditions in the world. Watch host August Dannehl and fellow veteran Mike Williams, currently the Executive Chef of West Hollywood restaurant Norah, transform the military’s utilitarian ration MRE into a mouthwatering “Jambalaya Risotto with Duo of Duck.”

  • 2019-11-02T17:00:00-07:00

Darling Farm and 10th Mountain Whiskey

Visit Former Army Ranger Battalion member Jon Darling’s farm and 10th Mountain Whiskey, a craft distillery that honors the legacy of the daring World War II Army division. West Hollywood's The Nice Guy Mixologist Matt Seigel and host August Dannehl toast the military’s valor by making a “Lamb-Infused Whiskey Cocktail” and a “Braised Lamb Belly with Sour Cherry Compote.”

  • 2019-11-09T16:00:00-08:00