Immigrant entrepreneur Padma Lakshmi has released a holiday version of her hit TV series, Taste the Nation, that travels to immigrant communities across America to showcase their food culture during the holiday season. Taste The Nation: Holiday Editions launched on Hulu November 4, and each of the 4 episodes will highlight unique traditions through the lens of different immigrant cultures and cities:
• Korean New Year in Los Angeles
• Noche Buena in Cuban Miami
• Hanukkah in Jewish America
• the Indigenous side of Thanksgiving in Cape Cod, visiting the Mashpee Wampanoag nation
Lakshmi considers Taste The Nation as much a political show as a cooking show:
“It’s also an attempt to show the greater American public that immigration is not something to be feared, that it’s actually something to be celebrated. I think what bothers many people of color in the food industry is that we’ve been writing about this and we are experts on our own cuisine, but when a white person discovers curry or turmeric, then all of a sudden it’s the next best thing.”
Taste the Nation: Holiday Edition is now streaming on Hulu.
Padma Lakshmi immigrated to the U.S. from India at 4 years old. She became an international model at age 21, and became the well-known host of food shows including award-winning Top Chef, Padma’s Passport and Domenica In. She is also an award-winning cookbook author, TV personality, has a kitchen and tableware collection and has acted in various films and TV shows. She is an activist on women’s rights and immigration issues and a spokesperson on women’s health issues.
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