You may not instantly affiliate Portland, Oregon, with Russian meals. Likewise, agricultural sustainability might be not the very first thing that involves thoughts whenever you consider the battle for independence in Puerto Rico. That may change, nevertheless, after you watch The Migrant Kitchen, the PBS SoCal award-winning docuseries that’s devoted to exploring and celebrating the cooks who’re impressed by their cultures’ oft ignored foodways.
Beforehand targeted on cooking solely in California, season 4 of The Migrant Kitchen widens with episodes primarily based in Brooklyn, New York; Houston; Los Angeles; Portland, Oregon, and Puerto Rico.
On Wednesday, KCET — the California PBS affiliate that produced the sequence with meals publication Life and Thyme — introduced:
Combining conventional cuisines and a fusion of flavors and methods, the brand new season explores the kitchens of those that have remodeled the culinary panorama of America. From the origins of Korean meals in Brooklyn to some thrilling Russian fare served up within the Pacific Northwest, new episodes of the James Beard Award nominated sequence additionally have a good time the meals cultures of Puerto Rico and Houston. The brand new season kicks off with an episode exploring Southern California’s personal chef Jon Yao, the winner of the 2021 Michelin Younger Chef Award for his Taiwanese restaurant Kato which he opened when he was simply 25.
Along with Yao, episodes characteristic Bonnie Morales of Portland’s Kachka, José Enrique of Jose Enrique Restaurant in San Juan, Chris Williams of Lucille’s and Jonny Rhodes of Indigo, each in Houston, and Brooklyn’s Jenny Kwak of Haenyeo and Sohui Kim from Insa.
These of us exterior of southern California can stream The Migrant Kitchen on PBS.org, the free PBS app, kcet.org, and linktv.org. The primary new episode, “Los Angeles,” facilities Yao as he attracts on his “expertise rising up within the San Gabriel Valley, fusing his heritage with produce from Southern California’s cutting-edge farmers whereas educating diners on the nuances of this distinctive regional delicacies.” It premieres January 25 on the KCET web site, January 29 on Hyperlink TV, and January 31 on PBS SoCal, PBS.org, and the PBS app.