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Co-produced by KCET and Tastemade, each half-hour episode of BROKEN BREAD profiles individuals and organizations who make a difference in their communities through food. Known for his home-grown approach to conscious cooking and community-building, Chef Choi uncovers innovative culinary and agricultural practices that transform food access, food justice and community. The series explores neighborhoods across Los Angeles, telling the stories of the trailblazers in the social conscious food movement including Father Greg Boyle (Homeboy Industries), Robert Egger (LA Kitchen), Olympia Auset (Suprmarkt), Mar Diego (Dough Girl) and more.

In each episode, Roy undergoes a journey of discovery that challenges the status quo—and his own assumptions—about the problems facing our food system. While the journeys are deeply personal and informed by Roy’s own experiences, BROKEN BREAD explores some of the most pressing issues facing the food industry and our society: food deserts, food waste, immigration, sustainability, among others. 

Visit Brokenbread.tv to learn about the organizations and the issues through articles, resource guides, and recipes. Viewers can take a deeper dive into the social justice issues explored in the series, and ways in which they can become activated to advance change.

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BROKEN BREAD premieres Wed., May 15 at 8:30 p.m. on PBS channel KCET in Southern California and on Tastemade’s streaming television network now available on major streaming platforms. 
BROKEN BREAD premieres Wed., May 15 at 8:30 p.m. on PBS channel KCET in Southern California and on Tastemade’s streaming television network now available on major streaming platforms. 
Roy shares the real story of his own restaurant Locol and where it stands within the community in the episode "WATTS"
Roy shares the real story of his own restaurant Locol and where it stands within the community in the episode "WATTS"
ROKEN BREAD is hosted by restaurant entrepreneur, social activist and acclaimed chef Roy Choi.
BROKEN BREAD is hosted by restaurant entrepreneur, social activist and acclaimed chef Roy Choi.
In the episode "Transformation" Roy Choi and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti discuss workforce models with a purpose over French dip sanwiches at iconic L.A. restaurant Phillipes.
In the episode "Transformation" Roy Choi and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti discuss workforce models with a purpose over French dip sanwiches at iconic L.A. restaurant Phillipes.
In BROKEN BREAD, Choi explores complex social justice issues and meets inspiring individuals and organizations who use food as a platform for activism as well as a catalyst for change.
In BROKEN BREAD, Choi explores complex social justice issues and meets inspiring individuals and organizations who use food as a platform for activism as well as a catalyst for change.
Roy also visits Bill Bracken of Bracken’s Kitchen who partners with Chefs to End Hunger to reuse leftover food and distribute it with his food truck in Orange County in the "Waste" episode.
Roy also visits Bill Bracken of Bracken’s Kitchen who partners with Chefs to End Hunger to reuse leftover food and distribute it with his food truck in Orange County in the "Waste" episode.
In the episode "Access," we meet Olympia Auset, whose startup SÜPRMARKT delivers healthy and affordable food to the doorsteps of her community.
In the episode "Access," we meet Olympia Auset, whose startup Süprmarkt delivers healthy and affordable food to the doorsteps of her community.
Roy visits Bill Bracken of Bracken’s Kitchen to learn about reusing leftover food and distributing it in episode "Waste".
Roy visits Bill Bracken of Bracken’s Kitchen to learn about reusing leftover food and distributing it in episode "Waste".
In the episode "Waste," Roy visits Robert Egger, whose project LA Kitchen is simultaneously aggregating wasted food, using it to cook fresh meals for those in need and providing workforce training.
In the episode "Waste," Roy visits Robert Egger, whose project LA Kitchen is simultaneously aggregating wasted food, using it to cook fresh meals for those in need and providing workforce training.
 In "Future", Roy spends an evening with chefs Henry Fischer and Anna Rose Hopkins from Hank and Bean who make a surprising plant-forward dinner featuring non-traditional protein sources like crickets and jellyfish.
In "Future", Roy spends an evening with chefs Henry Fischer and Anna Rose Hopkins from Hank and Bean who make a surprising plant-forward dinner featuring non-traditional protein sources like crickets and jellyfish.
Chefs Henry Fischer and Anna Rose Hopkins from Hank and Bean discuss future culinary landscapes looking forward to a world affected by climate change in the episode "Future."
Chefs Henry Fischer and Anna Rose Hopkins from Hank and Bean discuss future culinary landscapes looking forward to a world affected by climate change in the episode "Future."
In "Transformation," Roy spends time with Father Greg Boyle of Homeboy and Homegirl Industries, the pioneer of socially minded food enterprises.
In "Transformation," Roy spends time with Father Greg Boyle of Homeboy and Homegirl Industries, the pioneer of socially minded food enterprises.
At Homeboy and Homegirl Industries, they focus on transitioning former gang members from lives on the street to lives in kitchens.
At Homeboy and Homegirl Industries, they focus on transitioning former gang members from lives on the street to lives in kitchens.
In "Transformation," Roy visits Mar Diego, a former drug dealer-turned-food entrepreneur who has opened local pizza shop Dough Girl.
In "Transformation," Roy visits Mar Diego, a food entrepreneur who has opened local pizza shop Dough Girl.
Led by activist Aqeela Sherrills, Roy visits with Sherrills' mother as she prepares free food for the community in "Watts".
Led by activist Aqeela Sherrills, Roy visits with Sherrills' mother as she prepares free food for the community in "Watts".
Roy takes a head-on look at efforts to heal the social and economic wounds of Watts.
Roy takes a head-on look at efforts to heal the social and economic wounds of Watts.

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