A+E Network’s channel FYI is partnering with U.S. culinary company Sur La Table to produce a new culinary series that puts food waste and scraps in the spotlight.
In each episode of Scraps (10 x 30), Sur La Table Chef Joel Gamoran travels across the U.S. creating feasts in unexpected places. In each city Gamoran visits, he partners with food waste champions to celebrate the local cuisine and create a delicious meal with food items many consider to be waste, like banana peels, shrimp shells, chicken bones and carrot stems.
Gamoran will have less than a day to source ingredients, build a full menu and create a meal for an outdoor dinner party. From roadside foraging, to chocolate roasting, to oyster hunting, viewers will follow Joel on a one-of-a-kind food sourcing.
FYI and Sur La Table will also partner to offer ten online cooking classes, giving viewers the opportunity to learn more in depth techniques and incorporate scraps in their cooking. The cooking classes will be available for purchase on Sur La Table’s website after each episode.
“FYI is thrilled to partner with Sur La Table on this aspirational culinary series, paired with an interactive digital cooking class,” said Peter Olsen, EVP ad sales, A+E Networks. “We strive to be a step ahead in the lifestyle space, while offering potential partners innovative opportunities to integrate with our brand, and Scraps is no exception.”
Scraps is produced by Katie Couric Media and RAIN for FYI. The show’s collaborative digital format was developed by production partner RAIN, a NY-based digital consultancy. Timothy Whitney and Brian Edelman are executive producers for RAIN. Gena McCarthy and Jordan Harman serve as executive producers for FYI.