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Broken Bread

The Kitchen that Paved the Way

Prior to its closure, LA Kitchen received daily truck loads of food rejected by grocery stores due to cosmetic defects or overstock. The organization, founded by Robert Egger, would prepare that food into meals for communities in need. In addition to guiding volunteers, the employees cooking those meals would train men and women who were formerly incarcerated, homeless or aging out of foster care.

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Community members celebrate "Hood Day" eating turkey tacos at Locol. | Still from "Broken Bread"
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26:40
Broken Bread

Watts

Roy takes a head-on look at efforts to heal the social and economic wounds of Watts, acknowledging one of the oldest communities in Los Angeles as a mirror into ourselves and our future.
Season 1 Episode 6
A mountain of food waste in a landfill. | Still from "Broken Bread"
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26:42
Broken Bread

Waste

Roy journeys from L.A. to Orange County to discover how non-profit innovators are tackling the problem of food waste.
Season 1 Episode 5
Roy holds a cannabis bud. | Still from "Broken Bread"
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26:31
Broken Bread

Cannabis

Roy explores the issues of equality and the emergence of a new culinary landscape since the advent of legalized recreational marijuana.
Season 1 Episode 4
Food from "Making the Best of It" Pop-up | Still from "Broken Bread" Future
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26:42
Broken Bread

Future

Roy explores future culinary landscapes looking forward to a world affected by climate change.
Season 1 Episode 3
Vegan grocer Olympia Auset assembles a box of fresh produce for a client. | Still from "Broken Bread"
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25:39
Broken Bread

Access

Roy meets the individuals bringing healthy and affordable food options into South L.A. communities that lack access to fresh food.
Season 1 Episode 2
Broken Bread - Transformation - Mar Diego - Primary
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26:44
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Transformation

Roy explores the power of cooking to rehabilitate those on the margins of society and the organizations taking a chance on those who need it most.
Season 1 Episode 1
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