"Broken Bread" showcases inspiring people who make a difference in their communities through food. Entrepreneur, social activist and acclaimed chef Roy Choi takes viewers on a journey through his hometown of Los Angeles and beyond, exploring complex social justice issues while meeting inspiring individuals and organizations who use food as a platform for activism and a catalyst for change.

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Tijuana
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Tijuana

Roy travels to Tijuana, experiencing a side of the city rarely portrayed in the media.
Season 2 Episode 6
Owning the Block
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26:46
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Owning the Block

Roy meets Leimert Park residents using food to counteract gentrification.
Season 2 Episode 5
Returning to Chinatown
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26:46
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Returning to Chinatown

Roy returns to Chinatown and examines his role as a catalyst in its gentrification.
Season 2 Episode 4
Food as Resistance
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26:46
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Food as Resistance

Roy meets Latino restaurateurs who are using food as a form of cultural preservation.
Season 2 Episode 3
From Seed to Table
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26:46
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From Seed to Table

Roy meets with chefs and farmers leading the fight against the corporatization of food.
Season 2 Episode 2
The Future of Restaurants
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26:46
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The Future of Restaurants

Roy and guests unpack deep-rooted exploitation and injustice in the restaurant industry.
Season 2 Episode 1
Community members celebrate "Hood Day" eating turkey tacos at Locol. | Still from "Broken Bread"
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26:40
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E6: Watts

Roy takes a head-on look at efforts to heal the social and economic wounds of Watts, acknowledging one of the oldest communities in Los Angeles as a mirror into ourselves and our future.
Season 1 Episode 6
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26:42
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E5: Waste

Roy journeys from L.A. to Orange County to discover how non-profit innovators are tackling the problem of food waste.
Season 1 Episode 5
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26:31
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E4: Cannabis

Roy explores the issues of equality and the emergence of a new culinary landscape since the advent of legalized recreational marijuana.
Season 1 Episode 4
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E3: Future

Roy explores future culinary landscapes looking forward to a world affected by climate change.
Season 1 Episode 3
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