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About the Show
Chef Jamie Oliver returns to BBC America with a new six part series, “Jamie’s American Road Trip.” Jamie found an opportunity for the ultimate food trip in the United States. It was a chance to explore places, ingredients, food culture and traditions. With the intent of unearthing the heart of great American food, getting past the junk and super-sized portions, Jamie set out on what he knew would be an inspiring trip. His instincts were right on. This epic journey takes the chef to the heart of America: its people, culture, music and most importantly, its food.
On a journey of discovery into parts of this vast country that few visitors rarely see, Jamie meets cowboys in Wyoming, an alligator-hunting grandmother in Louisiana, ex-gang members in LA and high-society ladies in Georgia. He finds Native Americans fighting to preserve their food culture in Arizona and experiences New York’s “melting pot” of street food.
Jamie delves deep into American society to uncover fascinating personal stories, try real American food and meet the most interesting but unsung chefs and food producers the country has to offer.