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Roadfood

Season 1
 (110)
2022TV-G
Host Misha Collins explores what makes America’s communities unique and what binds us all together. In Season 1, Misha travels to Houston for pho, hits the Rhode Island coast for calamari, samples frybread in Phoenix, tries gumbo in Louisiana, has an onion fried burger along Route 66 and much more.
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Misha Collins
Genres
Special Interest
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Houston, TX: Viet-Cajun Crawfish & Beef Pho
    November 27 2021
    25min
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    Discover a dish that is truly unique to the United States, the Viet-Cajun Crawfish. Relatively new, this Asian-inspired food craze is also a story of Vietnamese refugee immigration. In Houston and along the coast, Vietnamese culture infuses the traditional Texas landscape, bringing together Gulf and Vietnamese influences and ingredients for a delicious Houston original.
  2. 2. NYC/Little Dominican Republic: Tres Golpes
    December 4 2021
    25min
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    Little Dominican Republic, located in Washington Heights, is a microcosm of the Dominican community in Manhattan, NY. This community is vibrant and truly alive with Dominican cuisine and culture, with beloved dishes like camarones al horno, chicharrones, tres golpes and mangú.
  3. 3. Rhode Island: Calamari
    December 11 2021
    25min
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    Ever heard of a state appetizer? Unless you live in Rhode Island, the answer is likely no, as this tiny state is the first -- and only -- to pursue this particular display of state pride. But the story of the calamari industry in Rhode Island is surprisingly rich, with many layers to bite into.
  4. 4. Chicago, IL: BBQ
    December 18 2021
    25min
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    African American influence in Chicago cannot be overstated, stretching from music to food to much more. Jazz and Blues, as well as South Side BBQ -- a style of barbeque only found in a handful of restaurants in Chicago -- are just a few examples of how African American culture has shaped the Windy City.
  5. 5. Brownsville, TX: Tacos
    December 25 2021
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    Brownsville, Texas, on the border of Mexico, is where you’ll find some of the best tacos in the U.S., both in variety and quality. It’s also a place where border politics have direct and immediate consequences, and where Elon Musk built a launch site for Space X rockets to Mars. How do tacos reflect such a diverse place?
  6. 6. Barberton, OH: Serbian Fried Chicken
    January 1 2022
    25min
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    Booming economic growth and rapid industrialization in the early twentieth century drove immigration from Europe to Ohio, and that immigration brought the now hyper-regional dish of Barberton fried chicken to the area. In fact, derived from the recipe of Serbian immigrants who founded the still-operating Belgrade Gardens restaurant in the 1930s, Serbian fried chicken has become a regional staple.
  7. 7. Detroit, MI: Collard Greens/Soul Food
    January 8 2022
    25min
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    As African Americans migrated from the south up to Detroit, they brought their culture, traditions and cuisine with them. Collard greens, a soul food staple, tells the story of how African Americans have shaped and continue to shape the Motor City, one farm and one restaurant at a time.
  8. 8. New Bedford, MA: Shrimp Mozambique
    January 15 2022
    25min
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    New Bedford, MA has a significant Portuguese immigrant population, dating back to the first wave arriving in the 1800’s and the second in the 1960-1970’s. The Portuguese wove their culture and identity into the area, including its cuisine. A star dish is Shrimp Mozambique, a dish also claimed by Cape Verdean immigrants in the area.
  9. 9. Eastern Shore, VA: Oysters and Crabs
    January 22 2022
    25min
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    Virginia’s Eastern Shore is one of timeless tradition and continuous environmental change. Discover Tangier Island, a fishing village that is sinking into the ocean, and aquafarmers on the Shore supplying the country with shellfish. Oysters and crabs tell the story of this region that is shaped by change – geographic, climate, cultural and personal.
  10. 10. Southern Louisiana: Gumbo
    January 29 2022
    25min
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    Gumbo, originally from Louisiana, came out of the great diversity of cultures that were present in the area at the time. With African roots, the dish has evolved over time, drawing from French, American, Spanish, and Caribbean influences that represent gumbo as a true melting pot of cultures and cuisine.
  11. 11. Phoenix, AZ: Frybread
    February 5 2022
    25min
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    For many Indigenous people, frybread is a dish with a complicated and controversial past: it is a symbol of perseverance and pain, but also a part of their culinary story. Now, some tribal members in Arizona are finding that looking back is the best way forward -- reconnecting with the foods, traditions and ceremonies that tie them to their ancestors and help their communities thrive.
  12. 12. Oklahoma/Route 66: The Onion Fried Burger
    February 12 2022
    25min
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    Invented during the Great Depression as a way to offset the cost of beef, the onion fried burger has become a beloved staple of El Reno, Oklahoma. On Route 66 and known as the Crossroads of America, this small town has big personality, and the restaurants serving this iconic dish have served as the heartbeat of the community through all of the ups and downs.
  13. 13. Los Angeles: The Açai Bowl
    February 19 2022
    25min
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    Los Angeles is a renowned cultural hub, drawing people of all backgrounds together and bringing new dishes, like the açai bowl, to the United States. Misha Collins visits his own backyard to showcase the açai bowl, exploring why Angelenos are on the forefront of a burgeoning plant-based food movement and why this area is such fertile ground for creativity and innovation.

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Producers
Cliff SharplesLaurie DonnellyMisha CollinsAlex GoroshDaniel KleinTiffany ThompsonSalme López SabinaLea Furutani
Season year
2022
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Format
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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars

110 global ratings

  1. 92% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 3% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 0% of reviews have 3 stars
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JReviewed in the United States on January 15, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Such a Fantastic Show
I'm enjoying every episode. I really love the way Misha Collins connects with people. He has such a cheerful yet down-to-earth energy and he makes it so easy to feel like I can relate to different people from all walks of life. It's more than just another food show. Each episode gives new examples of how we all have a lot more in common with each other than we realize.
We're all a lot more alike than we are different. And the differences we do have are fascinating and should be celebrated. I love that Misha does such a great job of making sure that's the real message of the show.
I can't wait to see more and I would love to visit some of the places highlighted in show. The people are kind and friendly and open-hearted. It's more proof that when you're friendly and open to new experiences (as Misha is) you set yourself up to have wonderful experiences.
15 people found this helpful
Raven ZReviewed in the United States on January 7, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
I love the ways it connects me to people while getting to know about food in the US.
Roadfood: Discovering America One Dish at a Time with host Misha Collins, best known as the beloved fallen angel, Castiel on TV. Not only allows us viewers to ride shot gun as he travels across the US tasting the best of the local cuisine, but also a chance to get the know the people in the community and Misha himself! As a huge fan of this naturally empathetic bestselling author and philanthropist, Misha brings such joy to those he meets, with his stories of food and family, awkward eating skills, and contagious laugh. He truly is in his element. Wishing for the following episodes of this season, and more Seasons to come.
15 people found this helpful
Cyn DReviewed in the United States on January 20, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fun and a little bit educational
I've enjoyed every episode so far. Misha is a wonderful host and seems to genuinely be enjoying what he's doing while showing a real interest in the people he meets.

I very much enjoy seeing the different places Misha has visited and he has such a way with people that they seem to eagerly open up to him.

I only wish the episodes were a bit longer!!
12 people found this helpful
Jennifer SheltonReviewed in the United States on January 20, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
What a gem!
It's wonderful to see the real people behind the food and hear their stories. Love all of the different cultures and the foods they love highlighted so well. Can't wait for season 2! Absolutely amazing show 👏
12 people found this helpful
StephanieReviewed in the United States on January 16, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Refreshing and heartfelt
Misha is a charismatic and engaging host. Roadfood highlights different cultures and points of views with interesting people and great food. I only wish the episodes were longer
13 people found this helpful
Grace CarterReviewed in the United States on January 20, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Heartwarming and interesting
I just love this show. Misha Collins is the perfect host for it, he's charming, engaged, and brings out the best in folks. I love interesting tidbits about the various locations and if I'm ever in the areas where the episodes were filmed I'll definitely seek those restaurants out. My only complaint is that I'm hungry after each episode!
12 people found this helpful
Wendy CohanReviewed in the United States on January 12, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Roadfood with Misha Collins, tasty and empathetic
Binged on this great show for the food, culture, empathy, and of course warmth and humor of Misha Collins. Loved how Misha was able to connect with those he met and bring to the forefront what was important to those he interviewed. Family, food, legacy, and community were themes throughout. Can't wait to see more.
12 people found this helpful
SarahReviewed in the United States on January 11, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Absolutely love this show!
I love that Misha is going into communities and having conversations with people and ‘breaking bread’ with them! I loved every second of these episodes, and I cannot wait for more! I loved the diversity too, and learning about different cultures, and different foods.
12 people found this helpful
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