BIG BOI’S GOTTA EAT
Each week Big Boi sets out in search of the best damn seafood anywhere! but first he’s got to find out about how it all happens. And how hard the job really is. He’s gotta find out why the cod he’s air frying is better here than there. Why gulf shrimp is the most sought after in the south. And it all finishes with a friend, a chef, a family member making the food we learned about and reflecting on how it all comes together. From being grateful to inquisitive., from education to entertainment. And it’s all through they eyes of the one and only… Cause, Big Boi’s Gotta Eat!
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BLACK FOOD MATTERS
Spotlight on black chefs and their approach to dining, we’re hitting the road to discover their stories. It starts at the table where we catch the dinner guest’s mid conversation. You’ll get a feel for the restaurant and for the (easily recognizable) guests that will discuss a multitude of topics including the black diaspora through cooking, the history of ingredients, food injustice, and how it relates to the chef and the guests.
SOUTHERN FRIED KOREAN
It’s Southern Meets Korean in Southern Fried Korean! Asian cuisines are experiencing a meteoric rise in popularity in the US, with Ramen, Hot Pot and Szechuan in the lead, Korean Food has now established itself as the next up-and-comer. So what happens when you take a Korean guy living in the south who’s hungry and searching to understand traditional southern dishes and the history of what made them. after that, he’ll take what he learned and head to his kitchen to try to recreate that dish with ONLY Korean ingredients as his homage to the Southern way.
HUNGRY FOR THE GAME
The internet has plenty of fun, wild and cringeworthy videos of American tailgates that paint a pretty clear picture of how our fans get ready for a big game. But how does the rest of the world get primed to go nuts for their favorite team? On Hungry for the Game, we’re traveling around the world to learn how Cricket fans in India and Australia get ready for some wicked wicket action, what psycho sumo fans in Japan do to pregame before a match, how Spaniards get blitzed before a big bullfight, and much much more.
3.8 million square miles. 325 million people. One delicious nation. AMERICA EATS pledges its allegiance to some of the best food stories in the country. We’re digging into narratives that are uniquely, specifically American. Whether it’s a look at the best BBQ spots in Kansas City, Memphis, South Carolina and Texas or a deep dive into the story behind deep dish at historic Chicago parlors, your stomach will be ready for a road trip (or a quick domestic flight). Each episode will feature dishes from America’s best restaurants shot in stunning resolution so viewers at home can see every nook, cranny and mouthwatering bite – paired with storytelling about the people behind the restaurants, their families, their hopes and dreams, and how they add flavor to our beautiful country.
TURNING THE TABLES
Restaurants are the gathering place, watering hole, and cornerstone for so many communities across the nation – and in 2020, the loss and struggles of our most cherished establishments has had ripple effects in the basic fabric of society. On TURNING THE TABLES, we’re looking at restaurants who have suffered, weathered the storm and pivoted after facing one of the most unique economic challenges in American history. Whether it’s the chef who changed their entire concept to support delivery or the restauranteur who redesigned their restaurant to feed healthcare workers, every story on TURNING THE TABLES will paint the narrative of resiliency that the hospitality community has always – and will always – embody.