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Alice Waters holding a bowl of small tomatoes. | Dave Jimenez

'Broken Bread' Season Two Episode Guide

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In the second season of "Broken Bread," Roy Choi explores complex social justice issues through the lens of food, including gentrification, cultural erasure, as well as the corporate takeover of food and farming. The new season premieres on Tues., Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. PT on Tastemade and KCET. All six episodes of the new season will also be available for streaming on Jan. 25 for Tastemade+ subscribers and PBS SoCal/KCET Passport members.

"Broken Bread" showcases people making a difference in their communities through food.
Broken Bread Season 2 (Extended Preview)

Mark your calendars and learn more about upcoming episodes.

The Future of Restaurants

Premieres January 25 on KCET
Roy breaks bread with Chef Wolfgang Puck, journalist Patricia Escárcega and restaurateurs who are working to address the worker exploitation, high food prices and unsustainable financial models that have long defined the restaurant industry.

A man in an L.A. cap and black shirt and a woman wearing red point to barbecue sticks at a night market.
Roy Choi and Patricia Escárcega at Avenue 26 Market | Randall Michelson

From Seed to Table

Premieres February 1 on KCET
Roy explores seed sovereignty with Kristyn Leach, a farmer in Davis, California, harvests vegetables with kids in Compton and sits down for a heart to heart with the legendary chef and activist Alice Waters to discuss the food war that has been raging for decades ensuring we protect the right to grow, eat and exchange crops.

An older woman in green with an Asian American man in a garden
Alice Waters with Roy Choi. | Dave Jimenez

Food as Resistance

Premieres February 8 on KCET
After learning more about the buried history of the Chavez Ravine neighborhoods where Dodger Stadium now stands, Roy is inspired to meet the people actively preserving Latinx cuisine in L.A. He explores Kernel of Truth, a tortillería in Boyle Heights and seeks out some of the city’s top taco makers who are using food and flavor as a form of resistance.

A view of baseball stadium, Dodger Stadium from Elysian Park
A view of baseball stadium, Dodger Stadium from Elysian Park. | Randall Michelson

Returning to Chinatown

Premieres February 15 on KCET
Roy’s Chinatown restaurant Chego opened in 2013, which soon became the poster child for gentrification in the area. Roy explores what he would have done differently as he retraces his steps through some of the neighborhood’s beloved establishments like Hop Woo and Phoenix Bakery. He also meets newcomers to the neighborhood Pearl River Deli and Endorffeine.

A sign for Far East Plaza has storefront signs for "Lao Tao" Taiwanese and "Ramen Champ."
A sign for Far East Plaza | Randall Michelson

Owning the Block

Premieres February 22 on KCET
Roy breaks bread in Leimert Park with legendary artist and activist Chuck D, explores local businesses like Simply Wholesome and Harun Coffee with artist Six Sev, and meets with elders to find out how a neighborhood so rich in food, art, music and culture can counteract the forces of gentrification in the community.

A man with a beanie and a woman with a yellow hat and skirt stands beside a man in a black shirt and shorts.
Akil West and Ferriss Mason of Sole Folks with Roy Choi. | Terry Smith

Tijuana

Premieres March 1 on KCET
Roy explores Tijuana’s incredible variety of nightlife, street food, restaurants and cultural diversity along one of the most misunderstood stretches of the U.S./Mexico border. Often painted as a place of violence and poverty, Roy’s experience is totally different as he visits alongside Mexican punk rock band Tijuana No! and Chef Joe Figueroa.

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