A Wild Journey Awaits with Season Two of “Feral” That includes Chef Yia Vang

From the Producers of “Andrew Zimmern’s Wild Recreation Kitchen” Comes James Beard Award Nominee Yia Vang Cooking Invasive Species as a Delicacy

mbrace the wild as Chef Yia Vang units off on a mission to pursue, collect, put together, and devour invasive species in Outside Channel’s distinctive sequence, Feral, premiering season two on Monday, December 4 at 9 p.m. ET. 

Feral highlights the wilderness journey, thrill of the chase and exploration of less-traditional hunted species with a enjoyable host and fascinating company which are in the hunt for distinctive and fantastic meals ready by Vang, a James Beard Award nominee and grasp chef. 

“We’re thrilled to welcome viewers again for a second season of ‘Feral’ on Outside Channel. Our adventurous host, Chef Yia Vang, will proceed his journey, chasing and cooking wild species which have change into too prevalent. This distinctive culinary expedition guarantees to problem and have interaction our viewers, providing an edgy and entertaining expertise not discovered wherever else,” mentioned Tim Cremin, Head of Programming for Outside Sportsman Group. 

A educated chef, avid traveler, angler and hunter, Vang is at all times up for a culinary problem. He has been named Greatest Chef within the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul) a number of instances and has been featured on CNN’s United Shades of America, within the pages of Nationwide Geographic and graced the duvet of the Might 2020 problem of Bon Appetit

Every 30-minute episode will function Vang arriving in a brand new location, figuring out an invasive species and developing with a plan for catching and cooking it. Typically with the assistance of a neighborhood knowledgeable who will information him on his quest – and bear witness to his errors – Vang will do no matter it takes to create an incredible and weird meal by the tip of each episode.

“I take pleasure in creating wonderful meals from animals that aren’t on everybody’s record – however they need to be as a result of they’re scrumptious,” shared Chef Vang. “Considered one of my favourite episodes in season two is the Copi-Asian Carp present. Not solely was it thrilling to catch them, but in addition, I’ve an effective way to organize them that I’ll present on the episode the place you don’t even know you might be consuming carp.”

Some examples of the invasive culinary delicacies Vang will put together on the present embrace: 

  • Copi/ Asian Carp: Thought-about a nuisance and trash fish, the Asian carp has overtaken the Illinois River’s biomass and now outcompetes native species. Fortunate for Yia, fishermen Clint Carter and Dave Buchanan have devised an ingenious approach to rebrand this scrumptious fish by calling it Copi. 
  • Squirrel: When Yia receives a suggestion to affix Ryan “Backwoods” Dodd and his mentor, Barry Carter, on a squirrel hunt, he can’t resist. Squirrel is vastly widespread within the Hmong group and was a household favourite within the Vang family when Yia was rising up. 
  • Beaver: Described as a keystone species, beavers closely affect their atmosphere. However when the inhabitants strikes into the mistaken properties, it’s as much as Wisconsin state trapping educator Jim Binder to assist landowners take away these harmful pests. 
  • Canada Goose: The Canada Goose was as soon as a federally endangered species however by means of years of safety the inhabitants has exploded. Sadly, they’re now doing tens of millions of {dollars} a yr in damages to farms and metropolis parks. 

The Outside Channel unique sequence Feral will air throughout Monday nights “Style of the Wild” programming block at 9 p.m. ET

About Yia Vang: Considered one of seven siblings, Chef Yia Vang was born in a Thai refugee camp the place he lived till his household resettled in central Wisconsin. A educated chef who began his profession working as a dishwasher, Yia makes use of meals to inform a narrative and believes that each dish has a story. Via sourcing what’s in season and mixing native traditions with these from his household and cultural traditions, the previous “Iron Chef” participant brings Hmong flavors to American palates and invitations folks to alter how they consider meals by contemplating the influences in every chew. His new restaurant idea Vinai, slated to open in 2023 in Northeast Minneapolis, will have fun his dad and mom’ legacy and inform his household’s story by means of meals. 

About Outside Channel: Outside Channel has been taking viewers throughout America and all over the world on unparalleled adventures since 1993. Devoted to the outside way of life and conservation, the impartial cable community is a division of Outside Sportsman Group and gives an entire spectrum of riveting searching, fishing, capturing and journey leisure. Outside Channel is the most important outside TV footprint within the nation and is offered in additional than 50 nations internationally. Outside Channel will be seen in HD and is accessible by broadband and cell platforms. For program instances and different data, go to Observe us on Twitter, Instagram, Fb and YouTube

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