This multi-award-winning PBS series reinvented the food genre. There is no host; only chefs, farmers, and artisans from all over the globe telling their stories and giving us an intimate view of their culture through how and what they eat.
NYS Broadcasters Association
Winner: James Beard
Cine Golden Eagle
la mesa gitana!
the gypsy table!"
-BASTIANA & SALVADORA
Journalist, Lisa Abend visits a family of Flamenco Gypsies, who simultaneously cook, dance and sing, and tell stories of their family history in Andalucia.
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We took the French coffee and Vietnamized it."
- PHAM HA
Coffee fanatic, Pham Ha takes us on a caffein-buzzed tour of the many coffee houses of Hanoi — each known for its unique and often strange method of preparation.
Australian ex-pat, Mark Lowerson decided he felt more at home in Hanoi than in Sydney. He writes a food blog called Sticky Rice, and tonight he's checking out a new after-hours phở joint... in the middle of Hanoi, in the middle of a monsoon.
The culture we absorbed the least was our last invaders: The British.
...The opposite has happened.
Now Chicken Tikka Masala is the national dish of Great Britain."
Author and cook, Shoba Narayan, introduces us to the South of India, the many cultures, the Hindus, Buddhists, Moslems, and the ingredients and foods each has brought to the table.