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Chicago-based Heray Spice works with a farmers' co-op in Afghanistan to support Afghan farmers while providing quality saffron to chefs and at-home cooks in the United States. CEO and co-founder Mohammad Salehi talks about his love for saffron and some of the challenges his company has faced since the Taliban took control of his home country last year.
"If I have a bad day, I cook," says Jane Reed, whose son Chris started the catering business Bumbu Roux with her to serve the Indonesian food of her youth and the Creole food of his father's. Try an Indonesian recipe from them here.
Vivien grows ever closer to Colin Jordan, even as she is drawn into a violent march and the complicated relationship of Jordan's marriage. Sol is convinced to go to the police even though he doesn't trust them.
At the turn of the twentieth century, Chicago had the third-largest Czech population in the world, behind only Prague and Vienna. Czechs were deeply involved in the labor movement, politics, and more, as the producers of a new documentary on Czechs in Chicago explain.
Whereas once Chinatown leaders had to turn to Norwegian architects, now there are noteworthy buildings and sites by Asian architects throughout Chicagoland, from skyscrapers to a library to a synagogue. Geoffrey Baer explores some.
Sol and Nancy enlist Vivien into further espionage after she brings back useful intelligence from within the National Socialist Movement. She becomes ever closer to the Movement's leader, while Stevie and Vivien's landlord begin to have suspicions.
Everyone does what they can to help Poplar through a terrible accident, while Sister Frances continues to try to help a young mother and Sister Hilda ushers an older mother through a new chapter of life both joyful and tragic.
"The story of gospel music is actually a more universal story of American music and our country’s history," says the producer of a new Chicago Stories documentary about the genre's origins in Chicago.
America's Test Kitchen is launching a new competition show to search for its newest cast member on its long-running public media TV show. America's Test Kitchen: The Next Generation is coming in early 2023.
“People who go to Senegal say it’s what they remember the most, because it’s easy to remember: yassa!” says Madieye Gueye, the owner of Bronzeville's Yassa African Restaurant. Try a version of the simple Senegalese dish.
Vivien Epstein decides to suddenly start a new life in London after a lover goes there from her hometown of Manchester. Soon she is entangled in a network of Jewish activists working against a resurgent Fascist group.
Nancy is assigned more responsibility but it conflicts with her time with her daughter, while Sister Frances helps a very young mother. An older mother struggles with her pregnancy, while her husband has an issue that dramatically affects all of Poplar.
From an Olympic medal-winning, innovative swimmer and surfer to a terrifying outbreak of bubonic plague, tales from New Zealand and Samoa to the shameful chapter of Japanese American internment camps, there is a lot to learn, savor, and explore.
The BBC drama The Trick follows the "Climategate" controversy of 2009 wherein climate change denialists misrepresented phrases cherry-picked from hacked emails in an attempt to cast doubt on global warming.