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Host Marcus Samuelsson goes to Seattle, where he spends time with immigrant and second-generation Filipinos who are taking charge of their city's food scene. As Filipino food gains more national, mainstream recognition, members of the community are working to tell the story on their own terms. Premieres December 13.
"Tita" Leila, a leader in Seattle's Filipino food scene, shows Marcus the ropes at Oriental Mart, where she's
worked for 37 years. Marcus describes the unique notes of sourness present in many Filipino dishes.
After a generous helping of comfort food at Ludi's, we meet Dorothy Cordova, co-founder and executive
director of the Filipino-American National Historical Society, for a lesson on the history of Filipino
immigration to the U.S.
Playwright Sara Porkalob tells Marcus about her quirky grandmother, her upcoming theater series, and the
origins of coalition activism in Seattle, forged in the wake of racist miscegenation laws targeting African-
Americans and Filipino-Americans people in the 1930's.
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