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Endless Feast, The
The “extreme-dining” series The Endless Feast brings together local farmers and artisans, food lovers and culinary experts to explore the connection between the land and the food on our plates. In each episode, a top local chef celebrates the bounty of a particular region by creating tantalizing menus with local specialties, examining the origins of each dish while dining in picturesque al fresco locations across the United States.
Distributed by: American Public Television (APT)
Chef Grant Cousar's holds his French-inspired feast of beef carpaccio canapes, roast corn and potato vichyssoise, locally raised beef with roasted beet jus, and hazelnut meringue with fresh berries and cream, in the majestic mountains of Whistler, British Columbia.
For an island dinner just outside of Portland, Oregon, chefs John Gorham, Ben Dyer and Scott Dolich craft a meal of frogmore seafood stew and pasture-raised goat.
Chef Laurent Saillard incorporates seasonal vegetables like collard greens, kale and sweet potatoes from a Brooklyn, New York community garden into his autumn feast.
On a homestead in the mountains of southern Vermont, Chef Jason Tostrup incorporates meat and produce from four farms and a cider mill to create a meal of tomato tarts, quail, beef, lamb and locally made cider syrup.
With saguaro cactus and a striking mesa as a backdrop, a desert feast held on Yavapai Nation land near Phoenix, Arizona, features dry-climate fare such as prickly pear margaritas, fresh dates and guarijio squash.
Chef Gail Hobbs' five-course meal of locally raised rabbit, chicken and pork, hand-crafted goat cheese and fresh-picked produce and raw honey takes in a lush vineyard in Virginia's Hickory Creek Valley.
Under the boughs of fruit trees at New Hampshire's Gould Hill Orchard, Chef Andrew Gruel creates a meal of venison, trout and produce gathered from seven local farms and a dairy.
Little Qualicum Cheeseworks, a picturesque dairy in the foothills of Vancouver Island's Mount Arrowsmith, is the perfect site for Chef Ronald St. Pierre's delectable meal of locally raised pork, fresh-picked wild blackberries, seasonal greens and, of course, hand-made cheeses.
A "full moon feast" held on a ranch in Northern California features beef raised on-site, winter squash and roasted beets, prepared by Chef Kelsie Kerr of famed Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, California.
At Baggenstos Farm, a third-generation family farm located in the verdant hills of Sherwood, Oregon, chefs David Machado and Vitaly Paley serve an Indian-influenced six-course feast, including samosas, curried corn bisque and braised lamb.
A central California feast highlights local seafood, lamb and pork served in a pasture amid the rolling hills of Arroyo Grande.
On a small-town farm in Massachusetts, Chef Michael Leviton crafts a fall harvest supper featuring root vegetables, autumn squash, oatmeal stout-braised Angus beef and seared sea scallops.
A California coastal feast on the Coleman family farm in Carpinteria, prepared by chef Remi Lauvand, features sustainably caught black cod, fresh herbs and local heirloom tomatoes.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
The organic farm of Chinese immigrants Eric and Ruby Chen showcases the beauty, bounty and diversity of Edmonton. Along with other local family farmers like Spring Creek Ranch and Sylvan Star Cheese Farm, the Chens provide mouth-watering cuisine for chef Blair Lebsack's creative summer feast.
In summertime, the mountain vistas and glistening lakes surrounding the ski resort town of Whitefish, Mont. provide a scenic backdrop for a feast of buffalo, huckleberries and other Wild West fare prepared by chef Andy Blanton.
The Arkansas Delta
The movement to eat locally and sustainably remains in its nascent phase in the Arkansas Delta, but the region comes alive when passionately devoted organic farmers Keith and Jill Forrester donate their farm and produce for a stunning fall feast.
Chef Taylor Bowen Ricketts brings the Mississippi Delta community together for a celebration of locally produced prawns, catfish, bread and pottery at a beautiful and culturally significant feast location: Dockery Farms, the birthplace of the blues.
New Orleans, Louisiana
An all-star cast of award-winning chefs, including Susan Spicer, Donald Link and Aaron Burgau, join forces to celebrate the culinary heritage of New Orleans, with a feast featuring organic produce and locally caught wild shrimp and oysters.
Brooklyn, New York
Chef Laurent Saillard demonstrates how to nurture local, sustainable fare in even the most urban of locations, with a delectable autumn feast grown by city dwellers in a Brooklyn community garden.
Polyface Farm, subject of Michael Pollan's book Omnivore's Dilemma and the recent feature film Food Inc, provides rabbits, chickens, and a healthy dose of philosophy for Chef Gail Hobb's five-course feast set on a lush Virginia winery.
New England's changing leaves, rolling hills and idyllic pastureland provide an ideal backdrop to chef Michael Leviton's harvest supper. Local farms, including one operational since Colonial times, supply the feast's root vegetables, squash and Angus beef.
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