CNN Philippines launches new culinary travel show 'Harvest'

By Media Newser Philippines | Sunday, February 12, 2017

Photo: CNN Philippines
This four-part series reveals the unique stories behind the most-loved ingredients that can be found in the Philippines. From here, gastronomic discoveries unfold, with Margarita’s special hand in preparing a special dish.

In a span of 30 minutes, "Harvest" will leave viewers with a new appreciation for Filipino flavors and an intensified desire for food and culture.

The decorated chef is equally excited about the launch of her new program: “I love the whole concept of 'Harvest'—it allows me to travel the Philippines and discover many more dishes, ingredients and concepts that have to do with food that will enrich my work. At the same time I look forward to meet all the people who grow and create wonderful things. I think that the show has been a priceless opportunity for me. I love the fact that I'm no longer a tourist in my own country.”

Full press release after the jump...

PRESS RELEASE FROM CNN PHILIPPINES:
Asia’s Best Female Chef of 2016 Margarita Forés continues her streak with a new culinary travel show on CNN Philippines. Entitled "Harvest with Margarita Forés," the 30-minute program follows Margarita in her sojourns through key destinations in the Philippines and the unique ingredients they are known for. As she uncovers the history, people and culture in which these ingredients thrive, she creates sumptuous dishes that bring forth its true flavors.

This four-part series reveals the unique stories behind the most-loved ingredients that can be found in the Philippines. From here, gastronomic discoveries unfold, with Margarita’s special hand in preparing a special dish. In a span of 30 minutes, "Harvest" will leave viewers with a new appreciation for Filipino flavors and an intensified desire for food and culture. The decorated chef is equally excited about the launch of her new program: “I love the whole concept of 'Harvest'—it allows me to travel the Philippines and discover many more dishes, ingredients and concepts that have to do with food that will enrich my work. At the same time I look forward to meet all the people who grow and create wonderful things. I think that the show has been a priceless opportunity for me. I love the fact that I'm no longer a tourist in my own country.”

Armie Jarin-Bennett, CNN Philippines’ President returns the same enthusiasm for Margarita’s entry into the CNN Philippines family. “We are delighted to welcome Margarita Forés to the network. 'Harvest with Margarita Forés' is part of our strategy to provide a wide variety of programs with our viewers in mind. Margarita represents ‘the story of the Filipino,’ and that's what CNN Philippines is all about.”

Margarita herself looks forward to a new career milestone as a part of CNN Philippines: “I love the CNN brand—they are an institution that has always ensured truth in reporting, both locally and all over the world. This is seen not just with news and current events but more so with everything else about life and art—things that have not been known to many people. It is great to be a part of CNN Philippines as it allows all people to know about how wonderful our farmers are, more about our local cuisine and more about how beautiful our country is.”

"Harvest with Margarita Forés" will premiere on February 18, Saturday, 7PM only on CNN Philippines Free TV Channel 9 or via livestreaming on cnnphilippines.com/video. Catch the lauded chef as she roams the country in the name of food.

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