Empty Cup Media’s 3rd TV series is a cooking show that features Chef Alex Page. He wants the freshest ingredients to cook with, so Alex drives to different farms in the Durham Region area to create meals inspired by what they produce. Over six episodes, Alex cooks with milk, lavender, hot peppers, cider, flour and honey all from different sized farms. He packs his own kitchen and sets it up at each location to cook right on site for the hungry farmers.
Alex visits West Port Dairy farm to cook using fresh milk from the dairy cows. With the field at his back, Alex makes fresh cheese and puts it on a simple spaghetti.
It’s a beautiful summer day for Alex to be cooking in the barn at Gray Silo Lavender farm. With the field right beside him, Alex makes a colourful Beet Carpaccio along with a sparkling lavender lemonade with gin.
It’s all about heat as Alex visits the Hurt Berry farm. Under intense heat from the sun and from his cast iron skillet, Alex makes shrimp tacos and spicy jam jar margaritas.
The fall colours and cool temperatures call for a cozy meal at Banjo Cider. Watch Alex braise sausages with in some 007 “Northern Spy” cider and fry up some crispy gnocchi to go with it.
It’s time for flatbreads! Alex visits Tyrone Mills, a 175 year old mill that still grinds its own flour, to use their outdoor pizza oven to make two quick flatbreads.
As the outdoor cooking season wraps up, Alex is fortunate to cook on a huge cowboy cauldron at Villa Vida Loca. Watch him whip up some easy chicken wings with a honeyed blue cheese yogurt dip.
Both seasons are only available on demand on Bell’s Fibe TV1 network.