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Host Misha Collins explores what makes America’s communities unique and what binds us all together. In Season 1, Misha travels to Houston for pho, hits the Rhode Island coast for calamari, samples frybread in Phoenix, tries gumbo in Louisiana, has an onion fried burger along Route 66, and much more.

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  • Houston, TX: Episode 1 | Viet-Cajun Crawfish

    26m — 1 text track

    Discover a dish that is truly unique to the United States, the Viet-Cajun Crawfish. Relatively new, this Asian-inspired food craze is also a story of Vietnamese refugee immigration. In Houston and along the coast, Vietnamese culture infuses the traditional Texas landscape, bringing together Gulf ...

  • Little Dominican Republic: Episode 2 | Tres Golpes

    26m

    Little Dominican Republic, located in Washington Heights, is a microcosm of the Dominican community in New York City. This community is vibrant and truly alive with Dominican cuisine and culture, with beloved dishes like Camarones al Horno, chicharrones, tres golpes and mangú.

  • Rhode Island: Episode 3 | Calamari

    26m

    Ever heard of a state appetizer? Unless you live in Rhode Island, the answer is likely no, as this tiny state is the first -- and only -- to pursue this particular display of state pride. But the story of the calamari industry in Rhode Island is surprisingly rich, with many layers to bite into.

  • Chicago, IL: Episode 4 | Aquarium Style BBQ

    26m

    African American influence in Chicago cannot be overstated, stretching from music to food to much more. Jazz and Blues, as well as South Side BBQ -- a style of barbeque only found in a handful of restaurants in Chicago -- are just a few examples of how African American culture has shaped the Wind...

  • Brownsville, TX: Episode 5 | Tacos

    26m

    Brownsville, Texas, on the border of Mexico, is where you’ll find some of the best tacos in the U.S., both in variety and quality. It’s also a place where border politics have direct and immediate consequences, and where Elon Musk built a launch site for Space X rockets to Mars. How do tacos refl...

  • Barberton, OH: Episode 6 | Serbian Fried Chicken

    26m

    Booming economic growth and rapid industrialization in the early twentieth century drove immigration from Europe to Ohio, and that immigration brought the now hyper-regional dish of Barberton fried chicken to the area. In fact, derived from the recipe of Serbian immigrants who founded the still-o...

  • Detroit, MI: Episode 7 | Collard Greens

    26m

    As African Americans migrated from the south up to Detroit, they brought their culture, traditions and cuisine with them. Collard greens, a soul food staple, tells the story of how African Americans have shaped and continue to shape the Motor City, one farm and one restaurant at a time.

  • New Bedford, MA: Episode 8 | Shrimp Mozambique

    26m

    New Bedford is a city that is rich with historical interest. This city began its development with the whaling industry, and later with the textile mills. These industries brought together immigrants from all over the world. New Bedford, MA has a significant Portuguese immigrant population, datin...

  • Eastern Shore & Tangier Island, VA: Episode 9 | Crabs and Oysters

    26m

    Virginia’s Eastern Shore is one of timeless tradition and continuous environmental change. Discover Tangier Island, a fishing village that is sinking into the ocean, and aquafarmers on the Shore supplying the country with shellfish. Oysters and crabs tell the story of this region that is shaped b...

  • Houma & New Orleans, LA: Episode 10 | Gumbo

    26m

    Gumbo, originally from Louisiana, came out of the great diversity of cultures that were present in the area at the time. Misha explores both Cajun and Creole cultures who have different immigrant backstories, unique cultural identities, and distinct opinions about the best Gumbo! With African roo...

  • Phoenix, AZ: Episode 11 | Acorn Stew & Frybread

    26m

    For many Indigenous people, frybread is a dish with a complicated and controversial past: it is a symbol of perseverance and pain, but also a part of their culinary story. Now, some tribal members from the Apache Nation and other tribal groups in Arizona are finding that looking back is the best ...

  • Route 66 & El Reno, OK: Episode 12 | The Onion Burger

    26m

    The onion burger's creation is debated. Invented during the Great Depression as a way to offset the cost of beef or the marketing gimmick of an El Reno establishment to get travelers on Route 66 tasty meals, the onion fried burger has become a beloved staple of Oklahoma. Route 66 is the most icon...

  • Season 1 Bundle: Get all 13 Episodes!

    12 videos

    Own Season 1 of Roadfood: Discover America One Dish at a Time!

    Host Misha Collins explores what makes America’s communities unique and what binds us all together. In Season 1, Misha travels to Houston for pho, hits the Rhode Island coast for calamari, samples frybread in Phoenix, tries gumbo in ...

  • Episode 1: Houston, TX | Viet-Cajun Crawfish

    1 video

    Discover Houston's Little Saigon through traditional Pho and only-in-America Viet-Cajun Crawfish.

  • Episode 2: Little DR NYC | Tres Golpes

    1 video

    Little Dominican Republic, located in Washington Heights, is a microcosm of the Dominican community in Manhattan, NY. This community is vibrant and truly alive with Dominican cuisine and culture, with beloved dishes like camarones al horno, chicharrones, tres golpes and mangú.