The Halal Meat Market That Butchers and Grills Your Meat — Cooking in America

– [Sheldon] Sam is a fifth generation Lebanese butcher that immigrated to Detroit 42 years ago. He found success in many businesses but after Detroit’s recession hit he lost it all. He decided to turn back to what he knew best and opened what is now one of Dearborn’s most beloved meat markets. (urban music) […]

Pitmaster James Woodard Is Bringing Barbecue Back to Oakland — Cooking in America

(upbeat music) – Everyone’s all exercising, making me feel– (laughter) We’re in Oakland. So in the 50s and 60s there was a big migration of African American families that came up from the south up to the west. And with that, Oakland became this scene of barbecue heaven. But as the years went by, all […]

Rolling Gunpowder Dosa at Santa Fe’s Only South Indian Restaurant — Cooking in America

– So Santa Fe’s got a population less 100,000 people and smack dab in the middle of it is Paper Dosa. It’s a South Indian cuisine restaurant. They’re not doing tikka masala. These guys are doing paper dosas from Chef Paulraj who left San Francisco to follow his heart in Santa Fe. Hey Chef. – […]

Cafe Abuja Is Bringing Traditional Nigerian Food to Houston — Cooking in America

– I’m here in a Nigerian store and it’s like a whole section of palm oil. That’s that fufu right here. Fufu is a staple food that’s accompanied with Nigerian food, and it’s kind of like poi in Hawaiian, so I’m excited to see that. Oh, Milo. Ah, making me feel like home already. Do […]

Fry Bread Tacos from a Native American Food Truck — Cooking in America

– So this next spot we’re checking out is Off the Rez. It’s a food truck that’s serving up Native American cuisine. The only one in Seattle. We’ll be talking to Mark who is celebrating a dish called fry bread, which is a recipe that he learned from his Native American grandmother. What’s up, guys? […]

Oyster Sauce Beef at Bruce Lee’s Favorite Restaurant — Cooking in America

– Hi Sheldon. – Hey! – Welcome here. – I’m excited to get warmed up with some Chinese food. – You’re at the right place to come then. – I heard that Tai Tung is the oldest Chinese restaurant here in Seattle. – Yeah we are. Since 1935. – Yeah. – 82 years now. (electronic […]

The Breakfast Burrito Was Invented in New Mexico — Cooking in America

(upbeat music) – Definitely not in Hawai’i anymore. Chiles just hanging around town. Light ’em on fire. Pshh. Hope my belly’s ready for this. Me and you buddy. Here we go. Back with another season of Cooking in America. And this time I’m in Santa Fe, and I’ve got a buddy of mine that grew […]

How the World’s Most Authentic Tex-Mex is Made — Cooking in America

– If you go back in history, it’s crazy to think that some of the first immigrants to Houston was from the United States. This was part of Mexico, still. We’re gonna be going to the original Ninfa’s. The originator of the fajita and we’re gonna meet with Chef Alex Padilla who has cooked all […]

How Sun Noodle’s Saimin Became Hawaii’s Favorite Noodle — Cooking in America

For the past 35 years, Sun Noodle has been facilitating the ramen boom that swept the US. These guys provide noodles for hundreds of restaurants across the US, Europe, and even in South America. They built the factory first in Hawaii, then in California, and later in New Jersey, which when combined make over 200,000 […]

The Crawfish Boil Combining Cajun and Vietnamese Cooking Techniques — Cooking in America

(hip-hop music) – Ever watch a Chris Brown video, it takes him like five minutes to walk to like right there. What surprised me the most about Houston is its diversity. It’s just as diverse as New York, but with that southern hospitality. In the late 70’s, Vietnamese refugees made their way over to Houston. […]