tastemakers

Join journalist and host Cat Neville for an eye-opening journey into the heart of the food movement. "tasteMakers" introduces viewers to artisans across the United States who are defining the flavor of American food today. The series takes viewers from a shellfish operation in the icy waters off the coast of Washington, to a sheep's milk dairy in the rolling hills of Missouri, to an organic tofu factory in the heart of Chicago. Each episode explores how the artisans do their work, traveling to unique corners of the country while uncovering regional food culture and history along the way. Throughout the series, viewers also learn what drives these makers, what inspires them, and how they perfected their craft.

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Just outside of Austin, James Brown has created a grain hub that connects the region's bakers, chefs, brewers and distillers with organic heritage grains grown on Texas farms. The rise of artisan baking and craft brewing has spurred a resurgence in locally-milled stone-ground grain, and Barton Springs Mill is the conduit that gets unique varieties of wheat like Rouge de Bordeaux and ancient types of corn like the colorful Oaxacan Green into the hands of Austin's culinary artisans.

  • 2021-01-20T03:00:00-08:00
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Everyone knows it's tough to succeed in the food business. Union Kitchen's Cullen Gilchrist is working to help launch and nurture culinary startups in Washington DC, offering business guidance, a communal kitchen, distribution services and even a string of grocery stores to help ensure success. In this episode, you'll meet three entrepreneurs who have leveraged Union Kitchen's assets to launch and grow food brands that have gone national.

  • 2021-01-27T03:00:00-08:00
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Yoshihiro Sako uses time-honored Japanese techniques to brew small-batch sake using single-origin rice grown on Rue & Forsman ranch in the Sacramento Valley. With a focus on crafting sake that is meant to pair with northern California's renowned cuisine, Yoshi works with the region's sommeliers and shop owners to bring the beautifully ephemeral flavor of sake to the American table.

  • 2021-02-03T03:00:00-08:00
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Through sustainable aquaculture, Marshallberg Farm is raising thousands of Russian sturgeon, producing environmentally-responsible osetra caviar and smoked sturgeon in North Carolina. Simply cured with salt, this osetra caviar is a buttery, briny indulgence. The fish is critically endangered in the wild, and farmed sturgeon is categorized as a "Best Choice" on the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch.

  • 2021-02-10T03:00:00-08:00
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