Six cultures. Four cities. A world of culinary tradition.
Coming this November 7, season three of our Emmy-winning, James Beard award-nominated series, The Migrant Kitchen returns with all new episodes on KCET/PBS (and streaming online).
Join the journey, from the hectic streets of San Francisco’s Chinatown and San Diego county’s Mexican border, to Los Angeles’ vibrant Thai town and the city’s legendary Jewish delis. Break bread with the Bay Area’s Palestinian community, and step inside new kind of sake brewery. These are the stories of the chefs, farmers and producers risking everything to revive, preserve and reinvent the cuisines of their heritage. Because the stories of cultural survival, of perseverance and humanity, of immigrants and soul, those are the stories of California.
THE MIGRANT KITCHEN will telecast as follows (subject to change):
“The Jewish Deli”- Wed., Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. PT on KCET / Tues., Nov. 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Link TV
The Jewish delis of Los Angeles serve an important role for connecting heritage to food. Factor’s Famous Deli has been a pillar in the community for 70 years while newcomers like Micah Wexler and Michael Kassar of Wexler’s Deli bring a fresh take to classic deli food traditions.
“Sequoia Sake” – Wed., Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. PT on KCET / Tues., Nov. 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Link TV
Jake Myrick and Noriko Kamei have taken their love for namazake and created Sequoia Sake, a small brewery in the heart of San Francisco. Rooted in the traditions of Japanese sake brewing, they work to resurrect an heirloom rice in California pioneering the young but growing craft sake movement in the U.S.
“El Jardín”- Wed., Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. PT on KCET / Tues., Nov. 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Link TV
Chef Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins opens her new restaurant, El Jardín, in San Diego. Inspired by the traditions of generations of Mexican women and combining regional heirloom ingredients from across Mexico, Zepeda-Wilkins takes a huge risk to elevate the cuisine in her hometown.
“Mister Jiu’s Chinatown”- Wed., Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. PT on KCET / Tues., Dec. 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Link TV
In San Francisco’s Chinatown, Brandon Jew walks the line between his Chinese heritage and his American upbringing with his restaurant, Mister Jiu’s. With the rapid gentrification of the neighborhood, the face of the country’s oldest Chinatown is changing while a younger generation holds on to the traditions and flavors of the past.
“Man’oushe” – Wed., Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. PT on KCET / Tues., Dec. 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Link TV
Two extraordinary women of Palestinian descent, Reem Assil and Lamees Dahbour, use food to bring their misunderstood homeland closer to Western tolerance and acceptance.
“Louis & Jazz” – Wed., Dec. 12 at 8 p.m. PT on KCET / Tues., Dec. 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Link TV
Jazz Singsanong of Jitlada Thai and Louis Tikaram of E.P. & L.P. transport the palate around the world with the complex flavors of Thai cuisine. These chefs work to bring balance to the complexity of flavors that reflect the mixed cultural influences of their own backgrounds and experiences.
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