WHO IS DRINK OFFERING?
David & Desiree
Writers & Producers
Taste & See TV is a blend of everything we love: deep Bible research, travel, story telling, culture and food. So we always try and make sure you are firstly entertained and engaged and feel like you are here with us! And if you learn something... even better! We both grew up in Canada, where we were married, and have returned home to Israel over three years ago.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you offer "In Person" tours?
We are not licensed tour guides, so while we do love to meet up with our program subscribers in Israel, we do not offer formal tours, or arrange their travel plans.
For subscribers to Taste & See, we also are happy to share tips and advice for their trip, as well as access to our Wanderlog page, which contains sample itineraries and pins of places to see and eat at.
How many people work for you?
It's basically just us, David and Desiree. We are a husband wife team that puts together the research, filming, editing, publishing and marketing. It's a lot of work, but you are worth it! From time to time, we invite other friends to join in the script building and research. Also if we require something specific, like a 3D model, then we use friends who have these skills.
What religion are you?
Because we talk about the Bible, it is a natural question to ask. Both of us are Jehovah's Witnesses in Israel. David is also from a Jewish family and background. However, our goal with our programs is simply to make this amazing history come alive with great visuals and fun humor. This is why we work hard to keep things like doctrine and application out of the programs.
What do you use as a basis for research?
It is episode specific. One thing we always keep in mind is that most research tools are copyrighted. And so to only use a single publisher as a source could be viewed as theft and misuse of protected material. So for every program, the Bible is the foundation (under fair use laws), then we use multiple sources specific to the topic. If we are researching animals...then we go to biologists. If we are researching the Hittites, we go to Hititologists, and so on. In cases where a single source is the basis for the episode, you will find this in the episode credits.
How is your research always so different from what I've read?
We try to encourage our viewers to learn the difference between Historical Fact and Historical Speculation. When we research, we look for words like "perhaps" or "it could be" within articles and then ask ourselves, "so then, what ELSE could it be?", as a phrase like that indicates speculation. This also helps us to know we are not edging on teaching doctrine or theology. So then we can have fun looking into the different possibilities of questions that are impossible to have an answer for.
Why don't you offer your programs on a donation basis?
The simple explanation is because these programs cost a lot of time and money to produce. And like any business, there is a large level of investment, licensing and risk involved. As soon as money is exchanged, a status as "volunteers" disappears, so it would not be honest to brand ourselves as such. Therefore, we found a subscription service as the best way to offer our products.
How do I sign up and how do I cancel?
To sign up, click JOIN in the header, then follow the prompts as you select the plan that is right for you. To cancel, once logged in, you can select SETTINGS & PASSWORD and there you will see an option to Change Your Plan. Then you will see the option to Cancel your current plan. You can also use this option to change into the three month or one year subscriptions.
I joined a tour that may be infringing on your programs.
What should I do?
Taste & See TV can only survive if we protect our creative content. However, it is not unreasonable to think that someone has a similar storyline or angle as us (or us to them!).
We are also not overly concerned with people sharing our program material with others, so long as we are given credit as the source.
However, what is important to us, is that no one is attempting to profit (even with "tips" or "donations") from sharing our programs, or use our programs to promote their own business ventures. We have not approved anyone to collect money on our behalf or in exchange for presenting our programs via other mediums (like Zoom or Skype). This is a clear violation of the Terms and Conditions of our website.
If you have seen this type of infringement, please email us with the details.
We have been able to collaborate with many great people and programs.
You can find our more about them out below.
History of JW Tours
Tomek offers some amazing programs, both in person and virtually, about Jehovah's Witnesses during the Holocaust and Death March. As well as tours of the Pergamon Museum in Berlin.
Ancient Bible Models
Wanting a fun Bible project for your family? Then check out our friends and their many great models for you to build and paint.
Voyages et Decouvertesm
Rodo and Justine love sharing the local culture and sights of Madagascar. Check out their YouTube channel and offer tours through their website. You can also watch the two episodes they prepared for us (INT02 & INT04).
Wonders of Creation Tours
Join Evan, a paleontologist at the Field Museum in Chicago, for programs designed for Bible and Fossil enthusiasts. His depth of knowledge and fun style makes it enjoyable for all ages.