December 21, 2014

National TV show films in Williston

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FYI Network Pressure Cooker Williston VT

A crew films a scene for FYI Network’s show ‘Pressure Cooker’ at Adams Farm Market on Monday.

By Stephanie Choate
Observer staff
Shoppers at Adams Farm Market in Williston may have noticed a bit of chaos Monday afternoon, as contestants in a national TV show raced through the aisles, snatching up Vermont products before dashing back out.
A crew for FYI Network was filming an episode of its new show, “Pressure Cooker,” at several Vermont locations this week.
“Pressure Cooker is a fun, new FYI food competition series,” Heather DiRubba, senior director of publicity wrote in an email to the Observer. “In each hour-long episode, the series takes viewers to a different American city with 3 new teams, competing for food glory and a cash prize.”
The show features out-of-state chefs who compete on the clock with less-than-able sidekicks to create the best meal using local products.
“There were three contestants competing,” co-owner Kim Antionelli said. “We didn’t know if one or all of them or any of them were coming.”
One pair ended up coming to the farm market, grabbing maple products and rhubarb.
“They definitely made a little bit of scene here for about 20 minutes,” she said.
A+E Networks is launching FYI Network in July, rebranding BIO Channel. FYI is “a contemporary lifestyle network reflecting how people actually live their lives today,” according to a December press release.
DiRubba said FYI has not yet set an airdate for Pressure Cooker, but residents who want to see their hometown on TV can keep an eye online for more information at www.fyi.tv or www.facebook.com/FYI

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