"The Intrepid Herbivores" is a travel/cooking show that seeks out and celebrates the world of vegan cuisine. First stop: Thailand
Come forage with us in Thailand!
We are traveling to Thailand to film the pilot episode of a travel/cooking show geared toward the vegan/vegetarian traveler (literal or armchair).
This show will serve two purposes:
1. To be a field guide for the traveler who loves food but has dietary restrictions. We are vegans and we know the culinary delights of the world are deep and multitudinous--but can sometimes be hard to find if you don't know how to look. NO MORE! We will venture into different regions of the world and investigate local produce and spices, visit restaurants and food vendors and learn about local specialties. We will also recommend places to eat and things to try and enroll in cooking classes to reach into the depths of indigenous vegan and vegetarian cuisine. We'll also touch on how to navigate in the local language--with tips on asking for meal specifications, reading menus and ingredients lists, and general alimentary etiquette.
2. To show all you folks at home (whether you're vegan, omnivorous, or anywhere in between) how to make the splendid dishes and treats we discover. We'll be taking cooking classes from local chefs, touring vibrant markets and farms, and taking you along with us.
Eventually we want to create a companion series of guidebooks and build a comprehensive website with reviews, recommendations and all kinds of references for the vegan/vegetarian globetrotter--and truly celebrate the diversity of vegan food the world over. If the pilot episode from Thailand gets picked up, it will give us the opportunity to continue and we will film an ongoing series where we forage a different country or region in each delicious episode.
We are raising funds to go toward the pilot episode, to be used for travel expenses, recording equipment and post-production. The overall budget is expected to be about $6000, of which we are hoping to raise half on kickstarter. Oh, and we'll spend some of it on food. ;-)
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $3,000 goal
seconds to go
Dec 23, 2010 - Jan 22, 2011 (30 days)
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Thank you for supporting our project! Please share with friends and help us spread the word!! Anybody who makes a donation will be kept updated on our progress as we work to complete the Pilot Episode.
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-A postcard from Thailand!
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Everything above PLUS - A packet of Thai spices, handchosen by us in Thailand! Includes a special vegan recipe to use the spices with!
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Everything above PLUS -A credit in the pilot's end credits! Yeah, your name on the screen!
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Everything above PLUS -A special surprise gift from Thailand!
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Everything above PLUS -A t-shirt in your size of our adorable mascot! We have two versions of him, and you'll get to pick which you want!! (Custom artwork is pending on the second version, so stay tuned!)
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Everything above PLUS -A Thai meal cooked just for you (if you live in Portland or we otherwise have the opportunity to see you)--if not, you'll get a big box of Sadie's specialty vegan baked goods in the mail!
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Everything above PLUS -A credit in the show's end credits for ALL EPISODES! (Including TV broadcast!) -Our first born child! (not guaranteed)
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-All of the above plus our eternal gratitude. Really, eternal. As in, it will never cease.