Houston

Host Marcus Samuelsson visits Houston to learn more about food and community in the Nigerian and greater West African diaspora. Centered around the large Nigerian population but also focused on Senegalese, Ghanaian, and other West African cultures, the episode explores how West African immigrants preserve recipes and food traditions and re-contextualize them in the Houston dining scene.

Join chef Marcus Samuelsson on an inspiring journey across the U.S. to explore and celebrate the wide-ranging diversity of immigrant traditions and cuisine woven into American food and culture.

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Chef Yong Liu at Chengdu Taste

Chef Yong Liu discusses Sichuan flavors and prepares a couple Sichuan dishes.

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Professor Emeritus Sue Fawn Chung

Professor Emeritus Sue Fawn Chung discusses the origins of Chinese immigration to the U.S.

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Chef Alan Ji at Palazzo's Upscale Restaurant Mott 32

Chef Alan Ji prepares lobster ma pa tofu for Marcus at Las Vegas restaurant Mott 32.

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Chef Jonathan "Jonny" Rhodes at Restaurant Indigo

Chef Jonathan "Jonny" Rhodes discusses soul food and demonstrates a couple dishes.

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Philadelphia

Marcus meets friends new and old, and learns more about the city’s Italian food scene.

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Los Angeles

Marcus arrives in sunny Los Angeles to meet with Armenians influencing the food scene.

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Las Vegas

Marcus learns about the city’s long-standing Chinese community and their food traditions.

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Boston

Marcus learns about the area's Portuguese, Brazilian, and Cape Verdean food traditions.