VICTORY GARDEN’s Edible Feast takes viewers on a journey across America, traveling from garden to sea, mountains to fields, to learn about fresh local foods and the people who grow and produce them. Hosted by passionate foodie and TV personality Amy Devers, each episode features the work of 2013 James Beard Award-winning filmmaker and chef Daniel Klein, who introduces viewers to gardeners, farmers and food producers around the country. Employing a magazine-style format, each of the 13 episodes begins with three 4-6 minute segments from Klein’s travels, enjoying what Michael Pollan has described as “real food TV, in every sense.” Then it’s back home to the Victory Garden, concluding with a gardening piece with Roger Swain, followed by recipes and garden-to-table cooking with Chef Marian Morash.
Episode 1 | Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 12:30pm
Meet Amy Devers, the host of "Victory Garden presents EdibleFEAST," learn about sustainable shitake mushroom farming, digging for goeduck, and harvesting sea salt and sea beans.
Chef Daniel Klein is in South Carolina learning the value of heirloom seeds, and we explore community supported rooftop gardens in Brooklyn and the Bronx, New York.
Episode 3 | Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 12:30pm
Look at an entirely different approach to dairy farming and, in North Carolina, meet a farmer growing heirloom corn and sugar cane.
Episode 4 | Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 12:30pm
This week we're harvesting local shrimp and fish, off the coast of Louisiana, and finding out how two brothers farm, in a truly sustainable way, in one of the most remote areas of the country.
Episode 5 | Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 12:30pm
Watch as we harvest crab and sea urchin off the California coast, and prepare a feast with local farm workers, then later visit an Oregon farm with naturally raised lambs.
Episode 6 | Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 12:30pm
Learn about the role of CSA's, in upstate NY, after Hurricane Irene devastated local farmers, and watch as Chef Daniel shows how to make wonderful side dishes with farm to table ingredients.
Episode 7 | Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 12:30pm
Meet some Vermonters involved with sustainable farming and, in San Francisco, see three local farms combine the foods they produce for one amazing meal at a restaurant.
Episode 8 | Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 12:30pm
This week, we're catching lobsters off the coast of Maine, meeting a unique individual who harvests seaweed, and visiting Maryland to learn the virtues of oyster farming.
Episode 9 | Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 12:30pm
Hunt for morel mushrooms, in the mountains of the Eastern Cascades, and then, outside Taos, New Mexico, learn how to find delicious and flavorful food growing naturally on the land.
Episode 10 | Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 12:30pm
In this episode, we catch and prepare frogs in Arkansas, and then meet a local farmer, in Maryland, who’s created an animal sanctuary to save livestock from slaughter.
In Montana, a rancher and his family have an entirely new take on raising cows and horses, and down in Florida, we meet a fisherman who catches local mullet with a hand net.
This week, we visit Californian farmers and community groups who share excess crops with people in need while, in Rhode Island, we explore the role that insects can play in food production.
In this episode, farmers and foragers in Georgia gather local ingredients for a feast, with Chef Daniel, who then takes us to his home in Minnesota, where he makes bread and pickles from local ingredients.