The meaning of food in our family truly is a way of expressing love, comfort, and memories just as Marcus Samuelsson says in the three-part series The Meaning of Food. The series is scheduled to air on PBS television stations at 10 p.m. beginning Thursday and continuing April 14 and April 21. It features the award-winning chef of New York City's Aquavit and Riingo traveling across America breaking bread with Americans of all backgrounds.
Chef Samuelsson says in Episode Two: Food and Culture that "America is called a melting pot, but I think it's more like a stew where individual flavors are still present yet create a whole." He was born in Ethiopia but was adopted and reared in Sweden and then became an acclaimed chef in New York City.