We can learn a lot about a specific culture or group by simply observing and tasting the meals that are served. These dishes speak to the history, the values, and the traditions that have stayed with these specific people over many generations.
The new season of Padma Lakshmi‘s Hulu series, Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi, explores the unique holiday traditions of different Americans represented by the food they serve. Each episode focuses on one holiday and tells the story of that holiday via the food that is served and those who eat it.
I have not watched the entire series. But what I have watched, I have enjoyed tremendously. It was made with joy, respect, and the love of a good nosh. If the viewer learns nothing else, it is that despite our outer differences, we are all human and underneath, the same.
Do I recommend it? Yes.
Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi: Holiday Edition is available for streaming on Hulu.