“The Key Ingredient with Sheri Castle” Highlights Local Cuisine in North Carolina
An upcoming TV series will explore North Carolina’s vibrant food and dining scene, one ingredient at a time.
“The Key Ingredient with Sheri Castle” premieres September 23 at 7:30 p.m. on PBS North Carolina.
Each 30-minute episode of the eight-episode series focuses on a local ingredient, such as oysters, field peas and muscadine grapes. Castle, award-winning food writer and cook, then traces the ingredient from its source to her kitchen.
A talented roster of chefs, farmers, and other North Carolina food producers, such as Cheetie Kumar from Raleigh and Meherwan Irani from Asheville, will also be featured in each episode.
“Great stories have always fascinated me, both listening to them and telling a few of my own,” Castle said in a statement. “It’s the same with creating great recipes and bringing together top-notch ingredients that convey a sense of belonging. An honor to team up with PBS North Carolina, other cooks, farmers and artisan producers to trace the ingredients. premises that we love from the start, right through to our home kitchens.
Each episode features four recipes – all available online – plus additional cooking tips in the weekly “Sheri Says” videos.
“Sheri may be around the best chefs in the South, but she’s a cook from North Carolina who always keeps her real in the kitchen,” Lindsay Bierman, CEO of PBS North Carolina, said in a statement. “His workable recipes nourish our souls and connect us more deeply to our southern roots.”
To celebrate the premiere, PBS North Carolina will host a Virtual Sneak Peek with Castle on September 20 at 7:30 p.m. ET. The event will feature a preview of the premiere episode, followed by a question-and-answer session. Registration for the free preview event is available online.
The show will air Thursday nights at 7:30 p.m. on PBS NC and YouTube. Full episodes will be available on demand at video.pbsnc.org and through the PBS video app.
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