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Food City: Feast Of Five Boroughs

Runtime: 20m 01s | Release date: 2017

Native New Yorkers Matt and Lars revel in the culinary bounty of their hometown. Munching on cannoli in Little Italy or slurping oysters in the cobblestone alleys downtown, they're living proof that thanks to the city's global commerce and culture, whatever it is that you're hungry for you can find in New York City.

But it was not always so. The city's Dutch founders ate only what they could find or farm themselves. Curious to see if it's still possible to eat as locally as those first New Yorkers, Lars and Matt set themselves the challenge to create a four-course meal for eight people using only foods that are farmed, fished or foraged from inside the city limits.

The two quickly discover that although they can get food from all over the globe in their supermarkets, they can get no produce from the city itself – nothing that's hyperlocal. Along their journey, with the help of colorful, dedicated experts, they discover a prolific and delicious variety of food growing right under their noses.

Finally comes the day of the big dinner. Sarah and her sous-chef, Kelly Faust, cook up a feast to make any viewer’s mouth water, and Matt and Lars achieve their goal of serving the hyperlocal four-course meal to eight people: themselves and six friends they made during their quest. Sarah and Kelly even added a dessert course consisting of mulberries, hawthorn berries, walnuts, and honey - all from Manhattan.

To close the circle, Lars and Matt decide to compost the food scraps from the meal at Union Square.

*Disclaimer

Please be advised that although we feel there are important messages in this film, we also acknowledge that there may be conflicting ideologies that challenge beliefs. We like to encourage our viewers to do their own diligent research to determine which is the right approach for them as we regard nutrition and health as being highly individualized and not a ‘one size fits all’ approach.

Additionally, the following footage contains graphic imagery that may be disturbing /upsetting to some viewers.

Featuring:

Matthew Z. Fleischmann
Lars Fuchs
Sarah Thompson
Kelly Faust

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Wendy Smith | 2 months ago
I adored this. Made me smile so much. Anything is possible and we can eat good food locally. Awesome job!!!!! So so so feel good. :-)
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Pauline Balidiong | FMTV | 2 months ago
We love to know that, Wendy! Keep going! :)
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Georgianna Neller | 2 months, 1 week ago
good film but it took me almost an hour to view a 20 minute film. I love the material and films on this website but hate the fact that it never plays without skipping. It's been the same problem on-going since I started here. I have updated installations as suggested by staff, had them walk me through. It works briefly but always reverts back to the problem. I can watch trailers, no problem. I can watch Netflix and others, no problem. But whenever I try to view films here, it's always a problem. I give up.
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 2 months, 1 week ago
Hi Georgianna, sorry to hear you have had troubles viewing this video and the other contents in FMTV. We tried watching this film from our end and it's working fine. Perhaps you can try again using a fresh or different browser like Chrome, Safari or Firefox and see if it works this time? We also suggest letting the video buffer just a little further before viewing it and to also close other browser tabs and windows that you may have opened as this makes a huge difference. Also, please make sure you have the latest version of Flash running on your computer (free to update here: http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/find-version-flash-player.html) and ensure Java Script is enabled on your chosen browser. If you are using the FMTV app, please try logging out and logging back in and try viewing it again and see if it works this time. We also suggest setting the resolution to the lowest resolution as this often resolves playback issues. You can do that by clicking on the gear icon in the video player and choose the lowest resolution :) Depending on your internet connection and server, this too may have an impact on the playback of our FMTV content. I hope this helps and if you continue to have trouble, please connect with us instantly via our Live Chat assistance: https://lc.chat/now/4458521 - we are here for you 24/7! ~ Iris
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Diana Diaz | 2 months, 1 week ago
Can’t*
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Diana Diaz | 2 months, 1 week ago
I can see it.
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 2 months, 1 week ago
Hi Diana, I'm sorry to hear you were having trouble viewing. Please try viewing again using a fresh or different browser like Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox and see if it works this time. We also suggest letting the video buffer just a little further before viewing it and to also close other browser tabs and windows that you may have opened as this makes a huge difference. Also, please make sure Java Script is enabled on your browser. You may check this link here for instructions on how to activate and enable JavaScript on your chosen browser: http://activatejavascript.org/en/instructions/chrome#instructions. If you are using the FMTV app, please try logging out and logging back in and try viewing it again and see if it works this time. We also suggest setting the resolution to the lowest resolution as this often resolves playback issues. You can do that by clicking on the gear icon in the video player and choose the lowest resolution :) Please note also that depending on your internet connection and server, this too may have an impact on the playback of our FMTV content. Hopefully this helps and should you need further assistance, please connect with us via our 24/7 Live Chat assistance: https://lc.chat/now/4458521 and we would be more than happy to help you :) ~ Iris
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sejal gandhi | 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Oh it was fun watching, how from gathering local ingredients ( including salt) and preparing sumptuous meal wasn't easy but doable.
Great job, guys!
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 2 months, 2 weeks ago
I agree with you, Sejal! Thanks for watching! :) ~ Iris
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Michelle Cain | 2 months, 2 weeks ago
I've tried for the last 2 days to watch this. It only plays for 1-2 seconds then quits. I've tried refreshing & restarting my computer.
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