Season 2, Episode 1 Freedom and Independence

First Aired: June 28, 2013

A look at freedom and the immigrant experience through food and cultural traditions, featuring Anna Deavere Smith, Renée Fleming, Jacques Pépin, Martha Wainwright and Alec Mapa. Included: a July 4th naturalization ceremony at Jefferson's Monticello, Va., estate; a Bastille Day party; Juneteenth events in Texas; and a Philippines Independence Day celebration in New York. Host Lidia Bastianich also recalls arriving in the U.S. in 1958 after her family fled Yugoslavia and lived in a refugee camp.

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  • Premiered: December 20, 2011
  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: A culinary celebration of the American immigrant experience. (more)

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