Watch New York’s unexpected food heroes make salt and forage in the parks
When you think of New York City, you might think Times Square and crowded streets. But beyond the bright lights, the Big Apple is home to an army of passionate food-tivists. In the fourth episode of the PBS series The Victory Garden’s Edible Feast, Perennial Plate meets up with beautifully off-beat foodies who are growing a healthy food scene in New York City.
Here’s a taste of what you’ll find in the episode:
A briny sea-salt maker: Sarah Sproule collects ocean water from the coast of Long Island, dries it, and sells it to local chefs.
A NYC forager: Ava Chin grew up in an urban area, and is fascinated by the nature found in the cracks in the sidewalk. As she walks through local parks, Chin forages edible wild mushrooms — and in this episode, whips up a scrumptious-looking quiche.
Two rooftop gardens: Brooklyn Grange harvests nutrient-packed baby plants called micro-greens; and at Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, the garden is designed to attract helpful little insects to control pests and pollinate the plants.
A talented Mediterranean chef: Einat Admony is a restaurant owner who spices up local produce and fish with Mediterranean spices. Prepare to drool all over yourself.
Check your local listings for more episodes here.