Edwin Buggage Editor-in-Chief
The world is about to experience the flavor that feeds the world.
Tasteavision Media Inc., a Los Angeles based media company, started by New Orleans native Terance Quilens, is set to launch Taste On T.V. this Labor Day Weekend.
Taste on T.V. is a 24-hour all cooking and lifestyle channel dedicated to highlighting the voices, culture, and food of African Americans and People of Color that showcases the marvel and splendor of culinary traditions that pleases palates across the globe.
For Quilens, known by some in New Orleans as “Tajee” food and the arts have always been a part of his life.
“Being born and raised in New Orleans I’ve always been inspired by food watching my grandmother winning competitive cooking contests, watching cooking shows and just tasting great food in a City where great food is everywhere.”
While there are a few stars of color that’s on the culinary scenes; there are so many Black chefs, whether five-star Michelin trained a Corden Bleu, or the Gumbo Man. The Black cooking tradition is a rich tapestry that Quilens wants to expose people to with Taste on T.V.
“This network is designed to feature people of color not represented on television. Or the portrayals are often inaccurate and superficial. I want this network to pull the veil off these amazing traditions and inform the world who we are through the lens of different cuisine by people of color from around the world.”
Being from New Orleans where there are so many people with multiple talents everywhere; this is also the case with Quilens, who has been a music performer, working with the first family of Funk, and the Neville’s. He says that music will also be incorporated into shows on the network.
“Music is just part of my DNA,” says Quilens. “And it will definitely be integrated into the shows as well as art and fashion.”
Taste on T.V. will roll out more than 20 new show titles featuring talent from around the U.S., South Africa, Ghana, and the United Kingdom.
Programming will cover a wide range of topics that aim to adequately reflect communities of color from a variety of angles to tell a complete story of a people and their rich heritage.
The network will officially go live on September 4th at 8 pm Eastern Standard Time with special programming from network personalities and performances from a variety of music artists.
To catch all the action, Taste ON T.V. will be available to watch on ROKU through native mobile applications that can be downloaded for Android (GooglePlay Store) and iPhone IOS (App Store).
“We are excited about the network and want all people regardless of their background to watch. Taste ON T.V. is for all people, so I ask please come watch and be entertained, informed and inspired by what we have on our menu of great programming.”
For show schedules and further information or to learn more about the Taste on T.V. Family, please visit www.tasteontv.com.