Fresh food finds a home in Memphis’ Southern comforts
Take a journey to Memphis’ growing food scene. In the second episode of The Victory Garden’s Edible Feast, you will:
- Meet the awesome head gardener of a community-focused urban farm. “This has changed me. I was sort of like a mean old dog that’s been penned in the pen and every time somebody walked near it I barked,” says Walter Gates. “Some of the relationships I’ve developed out here have gotten that old person out of me.”
- Explore the gardens of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where young cancer patients are served a different kind of hospital food. The chef there wants to promote healing with locally grown produce and meat. “I wouldn’t be any good opening a can of green beans or thawing things,” says culinary director Miles McMath.
- Learn how to plant a burlap sack garden and save seeds.
- Cook up a tasty succotash with catfish, okra, and corn.
Great stuff. Watch Victory Garden’s last episode, on Minnesota, here, and check your local listings for more episodes.
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