Taste The Nation With Padma Lakshmi

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 6 - Where The Kabob Is Hot

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Padma tastes her way through Los Angeles, sampling one of her favourite cuisines - Persian food, one kebab at a time.

Season 1, Episode 5 - What Is Chop Suey Anyway?

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Chinese food is one of the most popular cuisines in America, but the flavours of a vast country have been simplified over time. In San Francisco, Padma explores how Chinese immigrants and Chinese-Americans are broadening the understanding of this diverse cuisine.

Season 1, Episode 4 - The Gullah Way

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The Gullah Geechee people of South Carolina are fighting to preserve the traditions passed down from their ancestors - West Africans forced into slavery. Padma catches and cracks crab with new friends and old, all working towards reclaiming their heritage.

Season 1, Episode 3 - Don't Mind If I Dosa

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Padma asks family, friends, and those she admires how they hold onto Indian culture and pass it to the next generation. Later in New York she cooks the dishes that remind her of her original home.

Season 1, Episode 2 - The All American Wiener

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Hot dogs, hamburgers, pretzels. Many think these foods are quintessentially American, but their origins are actually German. In Milwaukee, Padma meets descendants of early German immigrants who hold onto their heritage by celebrating and reclaiming it.

Season 1, Episode 1 - Burritos At The Border

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El Paso was once part of Mexico. Its border location defines the region's identity and the complexity of America's political landscape. Padma Lakshmi eats her way through this border city while discovering the origins of one of America's most beloved cuisines. Padma cooks with Emiliano Marentes - the first generation Mexic...

Season 1, Episode 10 - Zen And The Art Of Poke

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Padma dives into Japanese culture, ubiquitous in Honolulu, to understand just how far their cultural footprint reaches. She slings fish and rolls sushi where a century and a half ago Japanese immigrants first docked on Hawaii's shores.

Season 1, Episode 9 - The Pad Thai Gamble

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Las Vegas is home to one of the largest groups of Thai immigrants in America. Padma shares stories with the community over delicious food - Pad Thai is just the start.

Season 1, Episode 8 - Dancing In Little Lima

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Padma knows the power of a great bowl of ceviche. She visits Paterson, N.J - a Peruvian enclave, for a deeper look at the vibrant culture and food scene of Peru.

Season 1, Episode 7 - The Original Americans

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What is the original American cuisine? Padma travels to Arizona to eat food that is Indigenous to this land.