Emmy Award-winning documentary series ‘The Migrant Kitchen’ extends reach across the nation

Portland, Oregon may not be instantly associated with Russian food. Likewise, agricultural sustainability is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Puerto Rico’s struggle for independence. However, that will change after watching it The migrant kitchen, PBS SoCal’s award-winning documentary series dedicated to exploring and celebrating the chefs who take inspiration from the often-ignored foods of their culture.

So far, season four has focused on just cooking in California The migrant kitchen expanded with episodes in Brooklyn, New York; Houston; Los Angeles; Portland, Oregon and Puerto Rico.

On Wednesday, KCET – the California PBS subsidiary that produced the food publication series Life and thyme – announced:

By combining traditional cuisines and a fusion of flavors and techniques, the new season explores the cuisines of those who changed the culinary landscape of America. From the origins of Korean food in Brooklyn to exciting Russian cuisine in the Pacific Northwest, new episodes of the James Beard Award-nominated series also celebrate the food cultures of Puerto Rico and Houston. The new season kicks off with an episode about Southern California chef Jon Yao, the 2021 Michelin Young Chef Award winner for his Taiwanese restaurant Kato, which he opened when he was just 25.

In addition to Yao, episodes show Bonnie Morales from Portlands Kachka, José Enrique from Jose Enrique Restaurant in San Juan, Chris Williams from Lucille’s and Jonny Rhodes from Indigo, both in Houston, and Brooklyn’s Jenny Kwak from Haenyeo and Sohui Kim from Insa.

Those of us outside of Southern California can stream The migrant kitchen on PBS.org, the free PBS p, kcet.org, and linktv.org. The first new episode, “Los Angeles,” focuses on Yao as he draws on his “experience of growing up in the San Gabriel Valley, fusing his heritage with produce from Southern California’s ultra-modern farmers, while telling guests about the nuances of these unique locales Kitchen enlightened ”. It will premiere on January 25th on the KCET website, January 29th on Link TV, and January 31st on PBS SoCal. PBS.org, and the PBS p.

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