Beet Pibil with Yellow Beet, Achiote, Pickled Onion and Bitter Greens. A dish from Ray Garcia's Broken Spanish | Courtesy of Life & Thyme

Alta California

A collective of culturally connected, distinguished chefs (including Ray Garcia of Broken Spanish, Wes Avila of Guerilla Tacos, Carlos Salgado of Taco Maria, as well as Jorge Gaviria of corn purveyor, Masienda) work to preserve heritage and push forward the “Alta California” Mexican food movement. By celebrating those dishes and ingredients integral to Mexico's cuisine and its economy, a group of accomplished Mexican-American chefs are working to elevate not only the food, but what people of their heritage can achieve in the food business. Featured in the episode: Guerilla Tacos, Orange County's Taco Maria, Broken Spanish, BS Taqueria.

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Louis & Jazz

Jazz Singsanong of Jitlada Thai and Louis Tikaram of E.P. & L.P. transport the palate around the world with the complex flavors of Thai cuisine. These chefs work to bring balance to the complexity of flavors that reflect the mixed cultural influences of their own backgrounds and experiences.

  • 2018-12-18T14:00:00-08:00
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The Jewish Deli

The Jewish Delis of Los Angeles serve an important role for connecting heritage to food. Factor’s Famous Deli has been a central pillar for the community for 70 years while newcomers like Micah Wexler and Michael Kassar of Wexler’s Deli bring a fresh take to classic deli food traditions.

  • 2018-12-19T12:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-12-20T12:30:00-08:00
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  • 2018-12-23T01:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-12-23T08:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-12-25T14:00:00-08:00
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Sequoia Sake

Jake Myrick and Noriko Kamei have taken their love for namazake and created Sequoia Sake, a small brewery in the heart of San Francisco. Rooted in the traditions of Japanese sake brewing, they work to resurrect an heirloom rice in California and pioneer the young but growing craft sake movement in the US.

  • 2018-12-26T12:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-12-27T12:30:00-08:00
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  • 2018-12-30T01:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-12-30T08:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-01-01T14:00:00-08:00
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El Jardín

Chef Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins opens her new restaurant, El Jardín, in San Diego. Inspired by the traditions of generations of Mexican women and combining regional heirloom ingredients from across Mexico, Zepeda-Wilkins takes a huge risk to elevate the cuisine in her hometown.

  • 2019-01-02T12:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-01-03T12:30:00-08:00
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  • 2019-01-06T01:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-01-06T08:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-01-08T14:00:00-08:00
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Mister Jiu's Chinatown

In San Francisco’s Chinatown, Brandon Jew walks the line between his Chinese heritage and his American upbringing with his restaurant, Mister Jiu’s. With the rapid gentrification of the neighborhood, the face of the country’s oldest Chinatown is changing while a younger generation holds on to the traditions and flavors of the past.

  • 2019-01-09T12:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-01-10T12:30:00-08:00
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  • 2019-01-13T01:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-01-13T08:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-01-15T14:00:00-08:00
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