Roy Choi confronts social justice issues such as employee inequity and gentrification in the second season of his Emmy Award-winning series “Broken Bread.” Yale history professor Paul Freedman explores the cultural significance of food and why it matters in breaking down stereotypes and understanding taste. Journalist Michele Maynard reports from Ann Arbor, Michigan, where Paul Saginaw and Ari Weinzweig opened Zingereman’s, an empire 40 years in the making that is built on customer satisfaction. In Leimert Park, Nesanet Abegaze and her mother are pivoting to an Ethiopian-Mexican fusion concept at Azla Vegan. Signs of spring appear at the market where peas make their debut.
Restaurant business inequities, hospitality, Here’s Looking At You returns
From this Episode:
‘Broken Bread’: Roy Choi uncovers community heroes creating new business models
Roy Choi exposes social injustice issues in the second season of the Emmy Award-winning series “Broken Bread.”
Why does food matter? It helps get rid of stereotypes says Yale scholar
Historically food has never been a serious subject, according to Yale Professor Paul Freedman, who makes the case for why food matters.
Zingerman’s: Tiny deli built a global empire by focusing on hospitality
While focusing on customer service, Zingerman’s, a tiny deli in Ann Arbor, grew into a circuit of businesses grossing nearly $70 million annually.
Azla Vegan: Mom-daughter duo adopts Ethiopian-Mexican fusion food
Azla Vegan co-owner Nesanet Abegaze explains the pivot to tacos and burritos, inspired by Ethiopia’s unique relationship with Mexico.
Bill Addison reviews Koreatown’s comeback kid, Here’s Looking at You
Here’s Looking At You is back with guest favorites including frog legs, ribeyes, and hamachi collar.