If your Netflix list is looking a little stale, and if you’ve watched all the Schitt’s Creek you can watch (for now), there’s some fresh, Canadian content coming your way. And, spoiler alert: it’s all kinds of delicious. Tune in to Flat Out Food, a made-in-Saskatchewan docuseries that features homegrown ingredients, local food systems and innovative chefs. The series is hosted by Jenn Sharp, journalist and author of Flat Out Delicious: Your Definitive Guide to Saskatchewan’s Food Artisans.
Throughout the six-episode series, viewers will meet everyone from regenerative grain farmers and Indigenous food sovereigntists to beekeepers and mushroom foraging chefs, and explore Saskatchewan’s celebrated ingredients such as lentils, chanterelles, fiddleheads, nettle, bison and more.
Flat Out Food brings the definition of “local” into focus and draws attention to the importance of inclusion and sustainability within the province. “We can build thriving local food systems where ‘eating local’ isn’t expensive or elitist in Saskatchewan. Rather, it’s a way of life that we can all afford,” explains Sharp. “That is the epitome of food security. Ideally this would be done using regenerative agriculture and permaculture techniques that nourish our land, and in partnership with First Nations people.”
The first episode of Flat Out Food airs February 24, 2021, at 10 p.m. CST on Citytv in Saskatchewan, and online at citytv.com.
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