Soul food is deeply rooted in Southern black culture, but is it killing the African American community? Filmmaker Byron Hurt explores the relationship between Soul food and health. Gail Simmons of Top Chef fame discusses the food of her native Canada and Tennessee-born Abby Maharaj explains how she came to know the flavors of Trinidad. Jonathan Gold returns to Rose Avenue’s restaurant row for a meal at Hostaria del Piccolo. Plus, Aarti Sequeira describes how birthdays are celebrated around the world and Dr. Scott Stringer spells out why we lose our taste buds as we get older. At the market Laura Averytalks to Monica Ford about the fennel root at Fairview Gardens’ farm stand and chef Dan Mattern of Cooks County reminds us not to fear turnips.
Gail Simmons; Soul Food; the Flavors of Trinidad
From this Episode:
How Birthdays Are Celebrated around the World
Aarti Sequeira is the host of a new series on Cooking Channel called Taste in Translation . She talks to Evan about how birthdays are celebrated in different countries...
Do We Lose Taste Buds as We Grow Older?
Dr. Scott Stringer is the director of the Otolaryngology Department at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He explains that we start to lose our sense of smell...
Gail Simmons on Canadian Cuisine
Gail Simmons is best known as a judge on Bravo's hit reality show Top Chef . She's also the special projects director at Food & Wine magazine and the author of a recent...
The Flavors of Trinidad
Tennessee native Abby Maharaj learned about the flavors of Trinidad when she married a Trinidadian. The island cuisine melds African, Chinese, Indian and Spanish flavors....
Rustic Italian Finds a Home in Venice
Jonathan Gold returns to the rapidly growing Rose Avenue restaurant row in Venice. This week he visits Hostaria del Piccolo , the latest restaurant from the owners of...
Monica Ford is the market coordinator for Fairview Gardens . This week she's selling fennel root at the market. When the fennel bulbs are very small the fennel roots are...