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Help with Kickstarter funding of culinary travel show

TV show based on Vegan Fusion World Cuisine


Lake Oswego resident Bo Rinaldi could see “Vegan Fusion World Cuisine,” a cookbook he co-authored with Chef Mark Reinfeld, become a culinary travel show, if Reinfeld’s Kickstarter funding project is successful.

Reinfeld and Rich Rees, who brings to the project more than 18 years’ experience in the music and film industry, plan to produce a 30-minute vegan culinary and international travel show hosted by Reinfeld.

“We are producing a vegan travel and lifestyle TV series that will reach a global audience for everybody interested in health, wellness and international cuisine,” said Reinfeld. “We will inspire everyone to create healthy food and lifestyle choices by the delicious recipes, locations and celebrities we will feature.”

The series will bring “Vegan Fusion World Cuisine” to life. The book, which won nine national awards and has a foreword written by Jane Goodall, highlights the wisdom, sacred sites and plant-based culinary traditions from around the world.

The Vegan Fusion series will take viewers to exotic locations around the world to experience indigenous cultures, people and local vegan cuisine.

“We are planning to shoot a three-minute visually stunning trailer to pitch to the Travel Channel, Food Network and other major outlets in order to develop a weekly TV series,” said Reinfeld. The trailer will be an introduction of Reinfeld, his career and vision for the future.

Reinfeld is the winner of Vegan.com’s Recipe of the Year Award in 2011 and has more than 20 years’ experience preparing creative vegan and raw food cuisine. He was the executive chef for the North American Vegetarian Society’s 2012 Summer Fest, one of the largest vegetarian conferences in the world. He is the founding chef of the Blossoming Lotus Restaurants, winner of Honolulu Advertiser’s Ilima Award for Best Restaurant on Kaua’I and VegNews winner of “Best Casual Dining in the U.S.” He is also the recipient of a Platinum Carrot Award for living foods — a national award given by the Aspen Center for Integral Health to America’s top “innovative and trailblazing healthy chefs.”

Reinfeld has a master’s degree in holistic nutrition.

Rich Rees has been working in the music and film industry for more than 18 years as a professional musician, booking agent, producer and manager. He has worked with legendary artists such as the Kinks, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Wynona Judd, Phil Collins, Aretha Franklin, Alan Parsons, Colin Hay and many more. He has worked with major agencies such as ICM, and currently runs his own boutique booking agency. His crew has worked on many major and independent feature films and television shows including “Food For Thought” with Claire Thomas on ABC Saturday mornings.

Rees has successfully pitched shows before and has a large network in the industry to call upon to help reach their goal.

The Kickstarter goal is to raise $11,000 in pledges by June 24 at 2:59 a.m. Learn more and contribute online at kickstarter.com then search for vegan fusion.




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