Our own family traditions during the holiday season are so normal to us, that often we forget that they are not the same for everyone. Our country is culturally diverse and throughout the nation, every family and culture celebrates their own way, with their own traditions and foods. The nuances in different meals and practices can mean a lot to different families and traditions.
Next week on Hulu comes Taste The Nation: Holiday Edition, a four-part mini-series that not only explores different cultural pockets within the country but the traditions they brought with them. With a focus on the holiday season, the series has episodes that focus on Nochebuena, Christmas, New Years, and more, the series celebrates the differences that help build us up and makes us a unique country and community.
Taste The Nation: Holiday Edition is really a feast for the eyes when it comes to the meals, traditions, and more that are shown through the different episodes. It allows the viewers to experience things they may not usually and encourages them to get out of their own cultural bubble and try new things. It’s a quiet celebration each episode making sure to highlight the dishes and significance of each thing to that culture and current generation.
You can watch all four episodes of Taste the Nation: Holiday Edition on Hulu starting on November 4th. It may encourage you to look at your own cultural traditions or try new ones this holiday season.
About Taste The Nation Holiday Edition:
In “Taste the Nation,” award-winning host, executive producer and cookbook author Padma Lakshmi, who recently received her 3rd Emmy nomination, takes audiences on a journey across America, exploring the rich and diverse food culture of various immigrant groups, seeking out the people who have so heavily shaped what American food is today. From indigenous communities to recent immigrant arrivals, Padma breaks bread with Americans across the nation to uncover the roots and relationship between our food, our humanity and our history – ultimately revealing stories that challenge notions of identity, belonging, and what it means to be American.
“Taste the Nation” returns this Fall for a special 4-part “Holiday Edition” where each episode will highlight unique traditions through the lens of a different immigrant culture and city, like Korean New Year in Los Angeles and Cuban Christmas in Miami.