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CIA Grad Hosts Scraps, Food Waste Cooking Show: Don’t throw out those food scraps.

Jun 29, 2017 12:08AM

Joel Gamoran

Don’t throw out those food scraps. Instead tune in to the new cooking show, Scraps, hosted and produced by Joel Gamoran, a 2008 alumnus of the Culinary Institute of America.

The series, which debuted on the FYI cable network in May, features Gamoran traveling around the United States, working with chefs and restaurateurs to create pop-up dinners from rescued or leftover food. The third episode is based near the CIA’s New York campus in the Hudson Valley. The show is produced by Katie Couric Media.

“Food waste is such a huge problem in this country, and more and more people want to do something about it,” Couric recently told Variety in announcing the new series. “I’m so excited for Chef Joel Gamoran to introduce viewers to wonderful places and delicious recipes using ingredients we never imagined could taste so good. Joel’s energy and enthusiasm are infectious.”

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