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Host Misha Collins hits the highways and byways of America, exploring uniquely American dishes in each episode of Roadfood: Discovering America One Dish at a Time. Meeting local cooks, pit-masters, bakers and proprietors of local eating establishments, Misha explores the roots of each dish. He also meets and talk with locals who savor the dish to learn about their community, history, and values.

Detroit, MI: Collard Greens / Soul Food

26m 46s

As African Americans migrated from the south up to Detroit, they brought their culture, traditions and cuisine with them. Collard greens, a soul food staple, tells the story of how African Americans have shaped and continue to shape the Motor City, one farm and one restaurant at a time.

Episodes

  • Barberton, OH: Serbian Fried Chicken: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Barberton, OH: Serbian Fried Chicken

    S1 E106 - 26m 46s

    Booming economic growth and rapid industrialization in the early twentieth century drove immigration from Europe to Ohio, and that immigration brought the now hyper-regional dish of Barberton fried chicken to the area. In fact, derived from the recipe of Serbian immigrants who founded the still-operating Belgrade Gardens restaurant in the 1930s, Serbian fried chicken has become a regional staple.

  • Brownsville, TX: Tacos: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Brownsville, TX: Tacos

    S1 E105 - 26m 46s

    Brownsville, Texas, on the border of Mexico, is where you’ll find some of the best tacos in the U.S., both in variety and quality. It’s also a place where border politics have direct and immediate consequences, and where Elon Musk built a launch site for Space X rockets to Mars. How do tacos reflect such a diverse place?

  • Chicago, IL: BBQ: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Chicago, IL: BBQ

    S1 E104 - 26m 46s

    African American influence in Chicago cannot be overstated, stretching from music to food to much more. Jazz and Blues, as well as South Side BBQ -- a style of barbeque only found in a handful of restaurants in Chicago -- are just a few examples of how African American culture has shaped the Windy City.

  • Rhode Island: Calamari: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Rhode Island: Calamari

    S1 E103 - 26m 46s

    Ever heard of a state appetizer? Unless you live in Rhode Island, the answer is likely no, as this tiny state is the first -- and only -- to pursue this particular display of state pride. But the story of the calamari industry in Rhode Island is surprisingly rich, with many layers to bite into.

  • NYC/Little Dominican Republic: Tres Golpes: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    NYC/Little Dominican Republic: Tres Golpes

    S1 E102 - 26m 46s

    Little Dominican Republic, located in Washington Heights, is a microcosm of the Dominican community in Manhattan, NY. This community is vibrant and truly alive with Dominican cuisine and culture, with beloved dishes like camarones al horno, chicharrones, tres golpes and mangú.

  • Houston, TX: Viet-Cajun Crawfish & Beef Pho: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Houston, TX: Viet-Cajun Crawfish & Beef Pho

    S1 E101 - 26m 46s

    Discover a dish that is truly unique to the United States, the Viet-Cajun Crawfish. Relatively new, this Asian-inspired food craze is also a story of Vietnamese refugee immigration. In Houston and along the coast, Vietnamese culture infuses the traditional Texas landscape, bringing together Gulf and Vietnamese influences and ingredients for a delicious Houston original.

  • Detroit, MI: Collard Greens / Soul Food: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Detroit, MI: Collard Greens / Soul Food

    S1 - 26m 46s

    As African Americans migrated from the south up to Detroit, they brought their culture, traditions and cuisine with them. Collard greens, a soul food staple, tells the story of how African Americans have shaped and continue to shape the Motor City, one farm and one restaurant at a time.

  • New Bedford, MA: Shrimp Mozambique: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    New Bedford, MA: Shrimp Mozambique

    S1 - 26m 46s

    New Bedford, MA has a significant Portuguese immigrant population, dating back to the first wave arriving in the 1800’s and the second in the 1960-1970’s. The Portuguese wove their culture and identity into the area, including its cuisine. A star dish is Shrimp Mozambique, a dish also claimed by Cape Verdean immigrants in the area.

Schedule

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    Houston, TX: Viet-Cajun Crawfish & Beef Pho

    Monday
    Jan 24

    30 Minutes

    Exploring the fusion of Vietnamese culture in Houston and the Texas coast with Viet-Cajun crawfish, which unites Gulf and Vietnamese influences and ingredients.
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    Houston, TX: Viet-Cajun Crawfish & Beef Pho

    Tuesday
    Jan 25

    30 Minutes

    Exploring the fusion of Vietnamese culture in Houston and the Texas coast with Viet-Cajun crawfish, which unites Gulf and Vietnamese influences and ingredients.
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    NYC/Little Dominican Republic: Tres Golpes

    Tuesday
    Jan 25

    30 Minutes

    Exploring the vibrant community of Little Dominica in Washington Heights, whose cuisine includes camarones al horno, chicharrons, tres golpes and mangu.
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    NYC/Little Dominican Republic: Tres Golpes

    Wednesday
    Jan 26

    30 Minutes

    Exploring the vibrant community of Little Dominica in Washington Heights, whose cuisine includes camarones al horno, chicharrons, tres golpes and mangu.
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    Rhode Island: Calamari

    Wednesday
    Jan 26

    30 Minutes

    The calamari industry in Rhode Island.
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    Rhode Island: Calamari

    Thursday
    Jan 27

    30 Minutes

    The calamari industry in Rhode Island.
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    Chicago, IL: BBQ

    Thursday
    Jan 27

    30 Minutes

    The influence of Black culture in Chicago, from jazz and blues to South Side BBQ -- a style of barbecue found in only a handful of Chicago restaurants.
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    Chicago, IL: BBQ

    Friday
    Jan 28

    30 Minutes

    The influence of Black culture in Chicago, from jazz and blues to South Side BBQ -- a style of barbecue found in only a handful of Chicago restaurants.
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    Brownsville, TX: Tacos

    Saturday
    Jan 29

    30 Minutes

    On the border of Mexico and the U.S., Brownsville, Texas, boasts some of the best tacos in America; the town is also a place where border politics have direct and immediate consequences.
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    Barberton, OH: Serbian Fried Chicken

    Monday
    Jan 31

    30 Minutes

    Serbian immigrants who founded the Belgrade Gardens restaurant in the 1930s bring the now hyper-regional dish of Barberton fried chicken to Barberton, Ohio.
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    Barberton, OH: Serbian Fried Chicken

    Tuesday
    Feb 1

    30 Minutes

    Serbian immigrants who founded the Belgrade Gardens restaurant in the 1930s bring the now hyper-regional dish of Barberton fried chicken to Barberton, Ohio.
  • Image
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    Roadfood

    Barberton, OH: Serbian Fried Chicken

    Tuesday
    Feb 1

    30 Minutes

    Serbian immigrants who founded the Belgrade Gardens restaurant in the 1930s bring the now hyper-regional dish of Barberton fried chicken to Barberton, Ohio.
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    Roadfood

    Detroit, MI: Collard Greens; Soul Food

    Wednesday
    Feb 2

    30 Minutes

    Collard greens, a soul food staple, tells the story of how Blacks shape the city of Detroit, one farm and one restaurant at a time.
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    Roadfood

    Detroit, MI: Collard Greens; Soul Food

    Wednesday
    Feb 2

    30 Minutes

    Collard greens, a soul food staple, tells the story of how Blacks shape the city of Detroit, one farm and one restaurant at a time.
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    Roadfood

    Thursday
    Feb 3

    30 Minutes

    Misha Collins explores American culture, diversity and regional communities through local dishes.

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