Modern media company, Tastemade, has announced the global premiere of Courtney Guerra’s groundbreaking new television series, The Global Farm, on Tastemade’s streaming network — a 24/7 channel with award-winning food, travel, and home & design shows from around the world — on November 17th.
The seven-part, travel meets farm-to-table series follows the Los Angeles-based culinary farmer and former chef as she travels the world seeking compelling stories of regionally unique food while sharing first-hand interviews with the people on the front lines of our global agricultural system. By amplifying the voices of small scale, generational farmers, The Global Farm addresses some of the most pressing issues facing our planet today.
Each 30-minute episode showcases Guerra’s journey to a new country — Italy, Bulgaria, Croatia, Israel, Turkey, Spain, and France — spotlighting the farmers, chefs, and topography of the area, while also offering viewers a unique perspective on how quality ingredients begin on the farm and end on the plates of the finest restaurants in the world. The series also takes an in-depth look at the shortcomings of our current global food system, and features Guerra in conversation around the topic with renowned guests such as Michelin-Starred Chefs Andoni Luis Aduriz (Mugaritz), Josiah Citrin (Mélisse), Armand Arnal (La Chassagnette), and Antonio Dipino (La Caravella).
“The Global Farm is my love letter to food,” says Guerra. “Whether you grow it, cook it, or eat it, food has the power to connect us all. The answers to some of the most challenging issues we face in modern times are locked up in our global food system. Farmers hold the key not only to our future, but to the wisdom of the past. It’s time to amplify their voices.”
The season premieres with Guerra traveling to one of the most revered culinary and cultural destinations in the world: Italy. There, she engages with the lemon farming Aceto’s, whose family has been growing the famous fruit on the rugged cliffs of the Amalfi Coast for generations; visits the three-Michelin-Star restaurant, La Caravella, with Chef Antonio Dipino; gets up close and personal with the water buffaloes of the Campania region (an area famous for mozzarella cheese); and harvests San Marzano tomatoes from the base of Mount Vesuvius. The subsequent episodes are filled with similarly mouth-watering and compelling stories from around the world, and feature the likes of The Stanley Brothers, founders of Charlotte’s Web, one of the biggest CBD companies in the world; Mehmet Gurs, a renowned Turkish chef and owner of Mikla; Damir Modrušan, a Croatian truffle expert; and so much more.
“We are extremely excited about this new series and the spotlight it shines on farms all over the world,” says Darin Bresnitz, Director of Original Series at Tastemade. “The in-depth exploration of the stories and the people behind some of the best produce in the world is not just inspiring, but shows the deep connection that we have to the land.”
The series was directed and co-created by Andrew Fairbank of MEGA Media Entertainment, executive produced by Yariv Lerner, and produced and shot by Nu Boyana Film Studios.
Beginning on November 17th, The Global Farm will be available on Tastemade’s streaming network for free on Samsung TV Plus, Peacock, The Roku Channel, and others, or via paid subscription on YouTubeTV, Philo, Sling TV, fuboTV, and many more. The series can also be watched on demand on Tastemade+ via AppleTV, Amazon Channels, and Sling TV.
Tastemade’s Streaming Network will premiere and deliver the series to more than 90 million households throughout the US.