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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Sweet Stuff

How do you go about changing the food system? If you're Kathleen Morgan, you make frozen custard. In this episode of "tasteMAKERS," travel with host Cat Neville to Houston, Texas, and meet a woman with degrees in business and animal science from Texas A & M who is educating people about the food system one sweet spoonful at a time.

  • 2018-10-18T04:30:00-07:00
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Not So Fast

Heliculture, a fancy word for snail farming, is on the rise here in the U.S.. In this episode of tasteMAKERS, come along with host Cat Neville and visit a tiny greenhouse in Cutchogue, New York, where tens of thousands of snails are being hand raised on foraged greens. Almost all of the escargot served in the US is imported either canned or frozen - Peconic Escargots' Taylor Knapp is one of a very few American farmers that produce fresh escargot and snail caviar.

  • 2018-10-25T04:30:00-07:00
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Fun Ferments

The ancient preservation technique of fermentation turns out to have tremendous side benefits. In this episode of tasteMAKERS, travel with host Cat Neville to meet the team behind Edible Alchemy in San Diego, California. They vend at more than a dozen of the city's bustling farmers' markets and source directly from local organic farms, turning the region's bountiful produce into healthful and totally delicious fermented foods, including kombucha, sauerkraut and coconut yogurt.

  • 2018-11-01T04:30:00-07:00
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On The Vine

In this episode of tasteMAKERS, travel with host Cat Neville to Jack Rabbit Hill Farm in Hotchkiss, Colorado, where Lance Hanson is crafting biodynamic wines that express his biodynamic farm's high desert terroir. To make eau de vie, cider, gin and other beverages that reflect the character of western Colorado, Lance sources apples, pears and peaches from local organic orchards where the focus is on building healthy soils to produce amazing fruit.

  • 2018-11-08T03:30:00-08:00
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Shelled Out

In this episode of tasteMAKERS, host Cat Neville takes you to Coupeville, Washington, to meet Ian Jefferds. He is on the forefront of sustainable shellfish farming. He's growing and harvesting delicious oysters, clams and mussels that are beloved by the fishmongers at Pike Place Fish Market and Seattle's best chefs, like Hot Stove Society's Tom Douglas.

  • 2018-11-15T03:30:00-08:00
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