Hulu to Launch Holiday Episodes of “Taste the Nation” and David Chang Docuseries
Hulu launches its gourmet line this fall with a holiday-centric season of Padma Lakshmi’s “Taste the Nation”, a futuristic new docuserie by David Chang and a new baking contest that pits amateurs against pros, the streaming service revealed. during his presentation on the Television Critics Association’s virtual summer press tour on Friday.
A festive-themed follow-up to the first season of “Top Chef” host’s food travel docuseries, “Taste the Nation: Holiday Edition”, will premiere on Thursday, November 4.
The show follows Lakshmi as she “takes audiences on a journey through America, exploring the rich and diverse food culture of diverse immigrant groups and researching the people who have so strongly shaped American cuisine today. From Indigenous communities to recent immigrants, Padma breaks bread with Americans across the country 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. “
In the four-part holiday edition, “each episode will highlight unique traditions through the lens of different immigrant cultures and cities, such as Korean New Year in Los Angeles and Cuban Christmas in Miami.”
From Chang comes “The Next Thing You Eat,” a six-episode docuseries that “explores the seismic changes happening all around us and what they mean for the way we’ll eat in the future”.
Launched on Thursday, October 21, the show features Chang and “a diverse range of characters” as they “dive head first into what lies ahead, including everything from robots to lab-grown fish to farmhouses. ‘insects, with artificial intelligence calling all the shots’, by Hulu.
“The Next Thing You Eat” is produced by the creators of Netflix’s “Ugly Delicious” with showrunner Dominic Musacchio.
“Taste the Nation: Holiday Edition” is produced by Lakshmi, starring David Shadrack Smith of Part2 Pictures.
“Baker’s Dozen”, which debuts Thursday, October 7, features “passionate amateur bakers” who come together “one-on-one with seasoned professionals in every episode.”
Here’s Hulu’s description for the new contest: Join hosts Tamera Mowry-Housley (Emmy-winning host of “The Real,” Fox’s “The Masked Singer,” and “Christmas Comes Twice”) and Bill Yosses (author and former White House Pastry Chef) for this fast-paced series of competitions that will determine the best baker of all! Which of the 13 bakers has what it takes to create the next viral baking sensation, win the golden rolling pin and take home the cash prize?
“Baker’s Dozen” is produced by Sandy Varo Jarrell, Suzanne Rauscher, Justin Rae Barnes, Tara Seiner and Scott Mlodzinski for Bright Spot Content, an All3Media America company.