Wild Game (TV series)
|Written by||Aram Kouyoumdjian, Catherine Martin|
|Directed by||Aram Kouyoumdjian|
|Presented by||Rich Francis|
|Opening theme||Village Sound|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||9|
|Running time||30 minutes with commercials|
|Production company(s)||Wild Game Productions Inc.|
|Original network||Aboriginal Peoples Television Network|
Wild Game is a Canadian television series produced by Connections Productions and features Chef Rich Francis as host for season one.
This 9 part docuseries takes the viewing audience on an adventure across Canada, visiting First Nation communities to learn how they hunt and prepare their traditional food. Rich participates in the hunt, samples the meals prepared in traditional ways and then gets to work. Using his culinary skills, Chef Francis prepares multi-course cuisine with locally sourced, in-season ingredients and medicine.
Chef Rich Francis who is of Haudenosaunee and Tetlit Gwich'in ancestry and a competitor in theTop Chef Canada (season 4), travels across the country of Canada meeting other Indigenous peoples to learn the history of the food they eat. He learns from them their methods of hunting, fishing, harvesting, and preparation. Using traditional methods, Chef Francis then takes this knowledge of the food and turns it into cuisine one would find in a Michelin Guide#Stars|Michelin 3-star restaurant. He uses locally sourced ingredients that are in season. Keeping as true to the traditional method as possible, Rich serves up dishes that impress. Bonds are formed over these sessions and knowledge is shared.
First season (2020)
The first season of this 9 part docuseries will be broadcast in 2020 in Canada on Aboriginal Peoples Television Network|APTN.
|2||Lobster||Lennox Island First Nation, PEI||
|3||Oyster||Malpeque Bay, Prince Edward Island||
|5||Beluga||Kendall Island, Northwest Territories||
|6||Caribou||Richards Island, Northwest Territories||
|8||Corn||Six Nations of the Grand River,Ontario||
|9||Striped Bass||Cape Breton, Nova Scotia||
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