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Episode Guide: Corn in Arizona

Corn is a sacred food for all indigenous tribes of Arizona, including the Tohono O’odham, Yoemi, Navajo, and Hopi.
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Episode Guide: Crabs in Maryland

The seafood Maryland is most famous for: crabs!
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Episode Guide: Pheasants in South Dakota

Capri Cafaro joins a pheasant hunt and discovers South Dakotans’ love for the state bird.
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Episode Guide: Apples in Virginia

The apple is a quintessential staple in the tapestry of America.
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Episode Guide: Chile in New Mexico

In the state of New Mexico, chiles are synonymous with the state.
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Episode Guide: Oysters in South Carolina

Jonathan Swift said it was a bold man who ate the first oyster. And South Carolinians have been boldly doing so for millennia.
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Episode Guide: Pears in Oregon

Pears got their start in Oregon back in 1847 when an Iowa native brought the fruit to the region.
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Episode Guide: Wild Rice in Minnesota Img

Episode Guide: Wild Rice in Minnesota

The most sacred food of the Anishinaabe people has become a prized ingredient in the upper Midwest and beyond.
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Cranberry Harvest Dinner

Each dish, infused with cranberries, tells a story of tradition and innovation in Massachusetts's cranberry farming.
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Secrets of Oregon's Pears

Discovering the secrets of Oregon's pear-growing success with Gordy Sato, a third-generation pear orchardist in the Mount Hood region.
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Pears Bring the Community Together

Capri visits Steve Masingila, a Kenyan-American who grew pears in Kenya and now grows 25 acres of pears in his yard.
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Why Pears Love Oregon & Why Oregon Loves Pears

Capri visits one of the few pear-only growers in the Mount Hood region to learn why pears grow so well in this region.
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 A State Tour by a State Fruit, The Pear Img

A State Tour by a State Fruit, The Pear

Pears got their start in Oregon back in 1847 when an Iowa native brought the fruit to the region and it was discovered how incredibly well they grow in the area.
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Sweet secrets of the South

Ellis Bros. Pecans has over 3,000 acres of pecan trees with 15 different varieties that they ship all over the world.
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Life of Maryland Watermen

Capri visits Maryland crab captain at her home for a taste of her recipe for Maryland Crab Soup.
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Feeding An Army with Pheasant

Capri visits the historic train depot in Aberdeen, S.D., which fed soldiers headed overseas to fight in the war.
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Preserving Cranberries in Jams & Jellies

Debbie Greiner runs her own business, Cape Cod Cranberry Harvest, selling homemade jellies, jams and chutneys.
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Stepping into the world of cranberry farming

Learning about a family's 40-acre legacy and the intricacies of the wet harvest method.
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Cranberry Bogging through the Bay State

We put on our boots and entered the oldest cranberry bog on Cape Cod.
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Pecan Confectionaries

Capri checks out the Ellis Bros. famous roadside kitchen, and learns how to make pecan pralines & turtles.
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National Sponsor: American Farmland Trust

The American Farmland Trust supports America The Bountiful as the National Sponsor.
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Nuts for Pecans

Shaking up tradition at Ellis Bros. Pecans in Georgia, where pecan trees have rooted families and sweetened lives since 1944.
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Harvesting Crabs on the Chesapeake

Capri goes out on the Chesapeake Bay with Crystal Jordan on her crabbing boat Some Beach.
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A Historic Annapolis Pastime

Capri visits the Susquehanna Wine and Seafood Festival, which features some of the best seafood Maryland has to offer
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Southern Georgia during the autumn harvest

Georgia is the country’s leading producer of pecans.
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Cooking with Pheasant

From field to feast! Capri and crew joined Double P Ranch to transform the catch into a delicious Pheasant Marsala.
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The Art of Pheasant Hunting

We joined Cyrus Mahmoodi at Double P Ranch to learn the art of pheasant hunting in South Dakota.
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South Carolina: A World of Oysters

In an upcoming episode, we harvest oysters on the May River, in the Low Country near Bluffton, South Carolina.
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Cooking Ramps Streamside in West Virginia

In West Virginia, we harvested wild ramps with a local forager, angler and chef, who showed us where ramps tend to grow, how he harvests them sustainably, and how he loves to cook them out in the wild over a fire.
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Vermont's Prized Natural Sweetener

One of the oldest food traditions in America is tapping trees for sap and boiling it down for the prized natural sweetener, maple syrup.
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The Cherished Tradition of Vermont Maple Creemees

The story behind this famous cone is exciting and delicious: maple soft serve (creemmee) with maple crystals, crumbled maple cookie, maple drizzle, and maple cotton candy.
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Oyster-shucking Muscle Memory

In an upcoming episode, we harvest oysters on the May River, in the Low Country near Bluffton, South Carolina.
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Harvesting Ancient Salt in West Virginia

Prior to the Civil War, the area around Charleston, West Virginia, was the largest producer of salt in the United States — boasting 50 saltworks producing more than three million bushels of salt a year.
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Innovating Maple Syrup flavors in Vermont

We learned about how producers are innovating the maple syrup industry by barrel aging syrups in bourbon, rum, and brandy barrels — and infusing flavors like lime leaf and elderberry.
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The Many Flavors of Apples

We often think of apples as being one generic flavor, but there's almost an infinite variety of flavors and apples.
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Walleye & Wild Rice cakes

We’re so excited to bring you America the Bountiful, which will premiere on PBS and features TV host and cookbook author Capri Cafaro.
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The Sioux Chef

In an upcoming episode, you’ll get to meet the incredible Sean Sherman, Oglala Lakota.
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Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

In an upcoming episode of America The Bountiful, visit with the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe who showed us how to harvest and process wild rice, which is sacred to their indigenous culture.
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Capri Cafaro nominated for several Taste Awards for podcast

Cookbook author and podcast host, Capri Cafaro has been nominated for several Taste Awards for her podcast, Eat Your Heartland Out.
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Vintage Apples Virginia

While filming for America the Bountiful, we attended an apple tasting event at Vintage Virginia Apples with Charlotte Shelton.
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Traveling back in time

Old World heritage thrives alongside new immigrants who bring their own food traditions to enrich the nation’s culinary melting pot.
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The Great Minnesota Get-Together

Last month we enjoyed the incredible Minnesota State Fair as we were filming.
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The "Holy Grail" of Apples

During filming for America the Bountiful, we were privileged to speak with Peter Hatch.
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Spiritual Significance of Blue Corn

This week filming in Arizona, we visited with Rochelle Garcia who is Navajo and Tohono O’odham, who founded her Indigenous-centric business Blue Corn Custom Designs in 2019 on Indigenous People's Day.
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Special Blue Corn Cakes, made by hand

Bill Robinson, farm manager at Crazy Chili Farm showed us the blue corn he grows, which is extremely rare.
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Sacred Wild Rice

While filming, we had an incredible day with the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe who showed us how to harvest and process wild rice.
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Personal, Emotionally Moving Chronicles

International TV personality, cookbook author, culinary radio podcast host Capri Cafaro travels America’s heartland.
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Our Democratic Fruit

No fruit helped build America more than the apple, often referred to as “our democratic fruit.”
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Monticello's Workhouse of Nature

The landscape at Monticello is incredible, and all around we can see how Jefferson left with the land a lasting passion for growing food and creating a “workhouse of nature.”
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Meet our production team

Meet America The Bountiful’s production team: Jesse Roesler is an Emmy and James Beard award-winning filmmaker whose work has moved millions via The Travel Channel, Food Network and The New York Times.
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Meet our production team

Meet America The Bountiful’s production team!
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Exploring America's Heartland Img

Exploring America's Heartland

Join us on this journey across America!
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Egg-Shaped Cider Vessels

As part of our discovery of apples and their history through Virginia, we spoke with Rob and Don of Castle Hill Cider — just in time for Virginia Cider Week!
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Behind the "Seeds"

Here's a peek behind the “seeds” of an afternoon filming with Native Seed/SEARCH in Tucson, Ariz.
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Apples' role in Black American Food Culture

Dontaivus Williams is a historical reenactment chef in the orchard kitchen of Point of Honor, a historic home in Lynchburg, Virginia.
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America's Rich Tapestry of Culinary History

America’s quiet culinary landscape is a luscious tapestry of farms, orchards, cafes, bakeries, ranches, bed and breakfasts and more.
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Vibrant, Untold Food Stories

So much of food television today focuses its lens on celebrity chefs and big city restaurants. Our series shine a spotlight on the vibrant, untold food stories hidden in rural and small-town America.
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