This interview will be on “St. Louis on the Air” over the noon hour Tuesday. This story will be updated after the show. You can listen live.
For 22 years, if you cared about food in St. Louis, you cared about Cat Neville. The co-founder of Sauce started a second food monthly, Feast Magazine, not long after leaving Sauce in 2010, and soon after that started “Feast TV” on the Nine Network (KETC), bringing her love of cooking and eating to local screens. She was a cheerleader for local talent, a tastemaker for local gourmands and a glamorous presence in a city that’s often short of them.
And then she went national, launching “TasteMAKERS” through KETC for a national audience in 2018. The show quickly drew a sizable audience and a national Emmy nomination (for best culinary series) to boot.
In recent months, though, Neville has shifted her attention. She left Feast in April, taking just one week of vacation before starting a new job as chief curator at the Hermann Farm + Museum in Hermann, Missouri. And as she works to line up funding for a new season of “TasteMAKERS,” she’s as focused on making you care about the countryside, and where your food comes from, as she once was on the restaurants serving it.
On Tuesday’s St. Louis on the Air, Cat Neville joins us to discuss how the pandemic complicated things for her TV show, why she said goodbye to print journalism and why we should all take a trip to rural Missouri.
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