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.
PBS SoCal and KCET have announced the return of the third annual Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival, the only festival of its kind in Los Angeles, going virtual this year from April 12 through 23, 2021.