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December 2, 2016

Feast It Forward Provides Major Funding for “American Masters” Docs on Culinary Legends

Feast it Forward — the new online lifestyle network featuring all things food, wine and philanthropy with a taste of music — has provided major funding for American Masters‘ “chef’s flight” of four documentaries on culinary legends James Beard, Julia Child, Jacques Pepin and Alice Waters, premiering in May 2017.

Feast It Forward LogoNew documentaries James Beard: America’s First Foodie and Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft will be paired with encore presentation of Julia! America’s Favorite Chef and Alice Waters and Her Delicious Revolution, respectively.

“We are thrilled to be able to bring the savory stories behind these culinary geniuses to viewers thanks to Feast It Forward’s generous support. Collectively, they set America’s dinner table, and I think people will enjoy seeing the connections between each of these chefs and how we eat today,” said Michael Kantor, executive producer of American Masters.

“We are elated to be supporting such important programs. The food world is beyond grateful for these iconic chefs and we are indebted to them for the path they helped pave for us to walk. Our online network tells the story of people, places and experiences that connect us to one another in ways that are beyond the plate and bottle, so it was a natural fit to be part of this impressive series. Along with celebrating the work of James Beard, Julia Child, and Alice Waters, it’s a true honor to say we took part in sharing Jacques Pépin’s story. I think it is safe to say I speak for masses who grew up watching him with such admiration; this is our way of saying thank you. It’s time to give something back for all those years he shared with us,” said Katie Hamilton Shaffer, founder and president of Feast it Forward.

James Beard: America’s First Foodie & Julia! America’s Favorite Chef air Friday, May 19 at 9pm & 10pm, respectively.

Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft & Alice Waters and Her Delicious Revolution air Friday, May 26 at 9pm & 10pm, respectively.

To learn more about the programs, visit pbs.org/americanmasters.

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