Farmer: Dan Van Groningen: Manteca, CA. Chef: Alex Flores, Anaheim, California. Nothing says summer better than watermelon. Laura brings one of the most beloved berries, the watermelon, to one of the happiest places on earth. Sharing the story behind one of the largest watermelon growers in the country is Dan Van Groningen. Through his innovation and with help from his family, they have expanded how melons are brought to market. Like our featured Chef and restaurant, innovation is at the helm of... [see more] Carthay Circle. Cooking up delicious recipes, Chef Alex Flores and Laura combine fresh flavors with a fun and unique dining experience that all ages can enjoy.
It's fresh! Fresh recipe ideas from today's most innovative chefs, combined with farm-fresh food. Both come straight out of the field, right to your home. The key is the series' celebrated host, Laura McIntosh. "You've heard of MTV's 'Behind the Music'?," says Laura. "I see our show as 'Behind the Food.'" Laura travels throughout the United States and beyond. She takes viewers out to the farms that produce the most abundant and delicious crops. Then she brings them together with culinary wizards that turn this bountiful harvest into fresh, healthy, gourmet meals the whole family will enjoy. The program features recipes and ideas you can bring home. " You don't have to spend a day hunting down specialty food stores to find exotic ingredients," says Laura. "Our recipes are as practical as they are delicious, designed to enhance the food's natural flavors. We keep it simple so the dishes are fun and easy to prepare."