Taste Hunters Season 1

  • Farming, Agriculture, Sustainability
  • 2017

Agriculture is a booming trend, no matter where it takes place. All over the world, agriculture is changing, whether it’s coming back to the outskirts, on the rooftops or right in business centres. It is also winning back the countryside thanks to participative projects.

70% of the world’s population are fed thanks to agriculture in all its forms. The world is growing and rediscovering its historical soil. Taste Hunters goes to the most beautiful landscapes in the world and meets the people who are rewriting the rules of our way of consuming and recasting a subsistence and local economy in their country. Discover these cities and their fabulous spécialité!

Episodes

Portugal

Episode one takes us to the southeastern tip of Europe, right along the shores of the Atlantic ocean to Libosa, Portugal. Famous for its castle, its narrow streets, its unbeatable fish and its cream-filled pastries, the area is also home to many farms.

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Belgium

Flanders, Belgium. The area is famous for its multicoloured North Sea and its patties and chippies. With a hinterland made of authentic wooded countryside, the Flanders are home to a surprising heritage.

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Mont Saint-Michel

Mont Saint-Michel bay in France, a World Unesco Heritage site located between Brittany and Lower Normandy. This marvel of the Western world stands among a vast bay where some of the largest tides in Europe can be seen.

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Italy

The Piedmont area, in Northern Italy is surrounded by the highest mountain range in Europe and crossed from West to East by the Po valley. This region encompasses some of the most fertile land in the country.

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Canada

The Canadian economy heavily relies on agriculture. Though originally famous for its single-crop farming and the industrialization of some crops such as cranberries, corn, wheat or pig farming, the concept of local agriculture has also developed over the last few years, and a string of initiatives have taken place.

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Spain

Located in the southwestern part of the country, the Extremadura region shares its borders with Portugal. Far from the tourist attractions, Extremadura is a true hidden gem of the Spanish cultural heritage and is home to a luxurious vegetation.

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Iceland

Iceland is an island that has been turned upside down by an intense volcanic and geothermal activity; its natural spaces are simply unique. It’s on this tormented soil, considered for centuries as the “gateway to hell”, that men and women have faced the most extreme conditions in order to develop a sustainable agriculture.

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South Africa

Cape Town is the place where the Atlantic ocean and the Indian ocean meet; surrounded by the Table Mountain range, the city enjoys a Mediterranean climate.

Famous for its natural surroundings and its lush vineyards, Cape Town is also home to some the world’s most beautiful beaches. But behind these picture-perfect images, the city hides a different kind of reality where fertile soils stand alongside overpopulated townships.

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Greece

Not only famous for its incredibly beautiful beaches, Greece is also renowned for its sandwiches and its world-famous feta cheese. Far from these clichés, some local men fight to not only rehabilitate old crafts, but also to bring some rather surprising products into their country.

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Switzerland

Famous for its chocolates, banks and luxury watches, Switzerland also has other surprises in store. Among its lakes, mountains and valleys, we will discover this country’s extraordinary natural environments.

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Scotland

Unfriendly land when it rains, Scotland’s atmosphere is peculiar, and yet very beautiful. Traditionally famous for its sheep, pubs and whisky, Scotland is also home to men and women who fight for a more sustainable production.

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Sicily

Between land and sea, Sicily is an island made of History, culture and agriculture. Ever since antiquity, its inhabitants have known how to use the exceptional resources of this land. This soil, both rich and hard, gives Sicilian products their distinctive flavour. A character that originates from Mount Etna, a volcano sometimes made of lava, sometimes made of snow.

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong is probably one of Asia’s most surprising places - not to say the world’s! Its legendary name means “Fragrant Harbour”; it refers to the old rock which generation of British explorers used to pass through large freights of opium, before giving way to the world’s businessmen and self-made men.

Hong Kong is more famous nowadays for its 7 million inhabitants, its industrial port, buildings, shopping centres and its stalls than it is for its agriculture. However, there are men and women who fight for a more sustainable production.

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Singapore

Famous for its buildings, its neon signs and its numerous lively restaurants, concrete is all over the city. Nowadays, Singapore imports around 90% of its food, which comes from about 30 different countries. However, initiatives flourish and there are people fighting to produce more locally and to offer Singaporeans new ways of eating in the heart of the city.

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Basque Country

At the foot of the Pyrenees, this tormented land halfway between France and Spain hides a strong rural culture. The Basque country is home to a diverse agricultural heritage made of countless small family farms where traditional methods still linger on.

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