Padma Lakshmi to Explore Food Traditions of Immigrant Communities in New Hulu Series


Hulu is planning more food shows. The streaming service has commissioned a new series from Padma Lakshmi, in which she will explore the culinary traditions of American immigrant communities.

Every half hour of the 10-episode series follows the “Top Chef” judge as she “learns about, immerses in, and celebrates the communities around the world that have taken root in America, changed it, and been changed by she”.

Here is the official description for the currently untitled show, which is produced by Part2 Pictures and produced by Part2 as well as Lakshmi’s Delicious Entertainment, Inc.:

The Untitled Padma Lakshmi series is a living cookbook of more people and culture than recipes. Curated by Emmy®-nominated host and author Padma Lakshmi (Top Chef), the series embraces culinary traditions from early Americans to latecomers, as well as Padma’s perspectives and her personal connection to each story. Shot across the country, each episode begins with a unique dish that represents and connects to a community’s history and traditions, and explores the evolution of that immigrant community through that cuisine. From family recipes and street food to upscale restaurants, each dish explored is symbolic of a unique journey and story that offers viewers a window into the origin of communities and the history of how which they took root in America. In the hands of different families and waves of immigration, an organic evolution emerges between traditional recipes and new approaches, different perspectives and emotions, all captured through Padma’s eyes.

Hulu’s senior vice president of originals, Craig Erwich, announced the new series during the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour on Friday.

He also revealed that the streaming service has renewed the critically acclaimed dystopian drama “The Handmaid’s Tale” for Season 4, creating a new comedy with Amy Schumer, added Mahershala Ali in season 2 of “Ramy” together premiere dates for new shows “Dollface” and “Represal,” as well as season 3 of “Marvel’s Runaways,” and released a teaser for “In Search of Alaska” and one trailer for “Wu-Tang: An American Saga”.


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