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Food: A Catalyst for Change

Just as food has the power nourish our bodies, kitchens have the power to restore our souls, according to Father Greg Boyle’s Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles and pizza shop Dough Girl in Van Nuys. Homeboy Industries focuses on training and employing formerly incarcerated people to prepare them for jobs in the kitchen. Meanwhile, Dough Girl focuses on helping youth before they get caught up in the prison industrial complex. As a formerly incarcerated individual herself, founder Mar Diego is driven by compassion and addressing the needs of young people who need work, food and help with substance abuse.

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Roy meets the individuals bringing healthy and affordable food options into South L.A. communities that lack access to fresh food. Roy also visits with vegan grocer Olympia Auset, whose startup Süprmarkt delivers healthy and affordable food to the doorsteps of her community. Finally, Roy visits Earle’s Hot Dogs, a vegetarian hot dog cart that has grown over its 30-year history into a multi-location brick and mortar shop, now a staple of a community hungry for healthier options.

  • 2020-02-02T08:30:00-08:00
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Future

Roy explores future culinary landscapes looking forward to a world affected by climate change. He 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. Roy also visits with Ethan Brown of Beyond Meat, a company pioneering the plant-based replacements for our favorite burgers and sausages, and Vegan Hooligans, a pop-up restaurant in eastside LA’s Eagle Rock making classic American diner food out of entirely plant-based ingredients.

  • 2020-02-09T08:30:00-08:00
    KCET-HD

Cannabis

Roy visits Chris Yang’s Pop Cultivate to explore the emergence of a new culinary landscape since the advent of legalized recreational marijuana. He then tackles the gentrification of cannabis culture by visiting Med Men, the leader in upscale legal weed retailers in Los Angeles. An interview with Virgil Grant, a formerly incarcerated weed dealer now seeking to run a legal distribution business, sheds light on efforts to build cannabis equity for those hit hardest by the War on Drugs. The episode also features interviews with actor/activist Cheech Marin and Shep Gordon.

  • 2020-02-16T08:30:00-08:00
    KCET-HD