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Okinawa: The Origins of Taco Rice

American food and culture is and has always been a representation of the spectrum of cultures from all over the world. ITravel across the Pacific to Okinawa, where the U.S. military has had a strong presence for decades. Learn about a dish known to locals as taco rice, a fusion dish that’s become an icon in the Japanese region and whose origins has deep roots in the U.S. military. 

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Okinawa and Guam

Travel across the Pacific to Okinawa and Guam where the U.S. military has been a strong influence for decades. Host August Dannehl and Top Chef winner Mei Lin explore the fusion of Asian and American flavors with her “Island Congee with Coconut Milk-Braised Pork Shoulder.”

  • 2018-10-16T10:30:00-07:00
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Coast Guard and Philly

Food can be a strong source of comfort and enabler of camaraderie as expressed by Coast Guard cook Arianna Gunn and South Philadelphia Fire Department resident chef and Marine veteran Bill Joerger. Chef de Cuisine Holly Jivin, who leads a team of more than 30 people at The Bazaar by José Andrés at the Beverly Hills SLS, prepares the restaurant’s signature interpretation of a “Philly Cheesesteak.”

  • 2018-10-23T10:30:00-07:00
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Natick and Fort Lee

Meet the scientists and chefs working to ensure the health and well-being of our nation’s finest, even as they are challenged by the toughest terrains and harshest conditions in the world. Watch host August Dannehl and fellow veteran Mike Williams, currently the Executive Chef of West Hollywood restaurant Norah, transform the military’s utilitarian ration MRE into a mouthwatering “Jambalaya Risotto with Duo of Duck.”

  • 2018-10-30T10:30:00-07:00
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