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tasteMAKERS

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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In this episode of tasteMAKERS, host Cat travel to Pitts, Georgia, to meet Clay Oliver. His cold-pressed, unrefined oils, made from sunflower seeds, pecans, peanuts, okra seeds and sesame seeds, have become one of the South's most sought-out ingredients, with James Beard-winning chef Steven Satterfield among its fans.

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.

In this episode of tasteMAKERS, host Cat Neville heads to Louisvillle, Kentucky to meet Tom Edwards of Louismill and MozzaPi. He works directly with grain farmers to source wheat, rye and corn and that he stone grinds into flour and grits, some of which he bakes into breads and tosses into pizzas that are baked in his wood-fired oven.

From his home base on Broken Arrow Ranch in Ingram, Texas, Chris Hughes travels across the state, harvesting game on Texas ranches in a humane, sustainable way. Those animals are processed on site using a mobile processing unit that was pioneered by his father. Strap yourself in. In this episode of tasteMAKERS, you're on the hunt with host Cat Neville.

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.

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.

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