FTNC (Fine Trees & Cuisine) is a new take on your not so traditional cooking show. We bring creatives together in a unique way by highlighting 3 key ingredients that unify most people today: music culture, food culture and the ever progressive cannabis culture.
The show has 4 main segments:
1. Intro conversation: getting to know the talent and introducing their skill (why they are featured on the show)
2. Kitchen convo: 1 on 1 interview touching on topics of; talent’s background, tastebuds, benefits of cannabis usage & personal preference
3. Culinary experience: Chef description of talent’s recommended cuisine, presentation of dish, tasting and feedback/reactions
4. Artist Performance: A 1 take live performance is the icing on each episode / in line w/ late night shows such as Kimmel or Fallon. These performances are relative to the interviewee or provide transitions to the followup episode.
Loren Glass / Hanover, Maryland, America Cannagory: Cottage Canna Crafters Get my ticket or pass! Saturday, 11/12, 7-12, Pike’s Peak Pub, Swirl, Heroes Hollow
In what is a wonderful blend of the growing notion of a transient DC-to-LA population, east and west coast legal marijuana saturation and the next-era wave of digital culture, Takoma Park, MD native Loren Glass’ Fine Trees N Cuisineweb series is not just #DCASFUCK, but may also be everything right about where pop culture’s headed next.
Somewhere between Action Bronson’s weed-and-food friendly Fuck, That’s Delicious program on upstart cable channel Viceland and Cypress Hill member B-Real’s BREALTV interview/smokeout series is Glass’ concept that blends, as the title states, a mix of Glass and pop culture icons smoking and eating well while having an on-camera conversation.
“I’m interested in cooking shows. I think I’ve found a way to implement a mix of food, cannabis and music. My father’s cooking inspired me to learn more about food,” Glass says. He continues, “Takoma Park is also a very diverse area, so friends from Latin and African cultures, and their cuisines, inspired me too. Also there’s a major hippie influence out there, so there’s a lot of cannabis that’s introduced as well.”
The entire first season of the program has been shot, and was filmed in California because of the ability to shoot marijuana usage. “California’s culture towards weed made shooting out there amazing. We had the wrap up event in February and it was also positive to get some of the DC folks in Cali out for it like Wale, Tabi Bonney, DJ Alizay and Phil Ade.”
Glass closes the interview on a positive note. “The future in the cannabis industry overall is bright. Colorado, Seattle, I’ve been thinking about shooting in Las Vegas, even. When it comes to cannabis these days, there’s a ton of opportunities.”