|Rezervations Not Required
feature posted: 06/11
"Rezervations Not Required" is a cultural, culinary program unlike anything presently being broadcast. Part cooking show, part travel and culture show, Chef Freddie Bitsoie takes viewers on a journey of discovery through the traditional lands of the Indigenous Peoples of North America.
From a unique Native American point of view, Chef Freddie will travel across Reserves and Reservations where his goal will be to demystify and define "Native American Food." Then, utilizing his skills as a trained Chef, he will create a fusion dish of Old World and New.
Joining Freddie on these adventurous discoveries will be prominent Native Americans who are making a positive impact both at home and abroad. Each episode will bring us to a different region where we will learn the rich history of the People through songs, dances, ceremonies and of course, traditional foods.
Chef Freddie Bitsoie is a proud member of the Dine' (Navajo) Tribe. While studying Anthropology at the University of New Mexico, he discovered most of his research centered on the food ways of Ancient Puebloan societies. Shifting his focus to his true passion was a major discovery in Freddie's life. He enrolled at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Scottsdale and has never looked back. He has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine (Oct 2010) and his annual Thanksgiving Feast at the Heard Museum was named one of the "Top 5 Unique Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving" by Rand McNally (Nov 2010).
Utilizing high quality production values, this show will feature positive role models to the Native American communities and promote a return to a healthier, more traditional diet. Featuring spectacular cinematography from across North America, this show will have something for everyone and will serve as a bridge between Native and non-Native societies. The episodes are about real time, honest interactions between Freddie, the cooking process using local, fresh ingredients and the guests.
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