Cúrate chef Katie Button is on a quest to unearth the origins and stories of ingredients found at farm stands and menus in her new reality series, “From The Source.”
Button ventures out of the kitchen and into the fields and seas with farmers, fishermen and artisans from across the country. Together, they discuss and demonstrate responsible sourcing and production practices of food from seafood to cheese to honey.
In “From The Source,” Button becomes a part of the process by working alongside her hosts feeding cattle, processing whey, fishing from sailboats and acquiring honey from the hive.
“From The Source” debuts on Magnolia Network on Nov. 19. Episodes are available for streaming on discovery+ and the Magnolia app.
“Creating this series with the Magnolia team has been a labor of love and such an exciting opportunity to really get hands on and learn how food is made, directly from the source. I’m moved by the passion and hard work that goes into producing incredible ingredients — it makes everything we eat taste better,” Button said in a press release.
In the season premiere, Button visits Chapel Hill Creamery, a dairy and cheesemaker in North Carolina, where she is taught how milk is processed into cheese varieties. In the third episode, she visited the Center for Honeybee Research to learn about bees and how honey is made.
“Whether it was milking cows at Chapel Hill Creamery or climbing trees at Green Heart and shaking apples from the branches, ‘From the Source’ gives me the opportunity to take a deep dive into individual ingredients, get to know the people behind them, and to share their stories, shaping who I am as a person, chef, mother and business owner,” she said in the release
Button is the CEO of Katie Button Restaurants and co-founder of the Cúrate brand, which include Cúrate at Home, Cúrate Tapas Bar and La Bodega by Cúrate restaurants and other entities, based in Asheville.
The James Beard Foundation Award-nominated chef will invite viewers into her family’s home where she will share cooking techniques of the ingredients. The series is meant to inspire viewers to be “be more curious, creative and joyful cooks in their own kitchens.”
Magnolia Network is a media joint venture between Chip and Joanna Gaines and Discovery Inc. The network will be debut on cable on Jan. 5, 2022. For more information, visit magnolia.com/network/.
Tiana Kennell is the food and dining reporter for the Asheville Citizen Times, part of the USA Today Network. Email her at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter/Instagram @PrincessOfPage.