Get the Recipes!
Original • 1 season available

Taste the Nation with Padma LakshmiTaste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi

TV14RealityTravel • Lifestyle & CultureCooking & FoodTV Series • 2020

In Taste the Nation, award winning cookbook author, host and executive producer Padma Lakshmi, takes audiences on a journey across America, exploring ...more

Watch Trailer

In Taste the Nation, award winning cookbook author, host and executive producer Padma Lakshmi, takes audiences on a journey across America, exploring ...more

Start watching Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi

Stream thousands of shows and movies, with plans starting at $5.99/month.

1 season available (10 episodes)

1 season available

(10 episodes)

Season1
Episode 1

Burritos at the Border

El Paso was once part of Mexico. Its border location defines the region’s identity and the complexity of America’s political landscape. Padma eats her way through this border city while discovering the origins of one of America’s most beloved cuisines.
Episode 2

The All American Wiener

Hot dogs, hamburgers, pretzels… Many think these foods are quintessentially American, but their origins are actually German. In Milwaukee, Padma meets descendants of early German immigrants who hold onto their heritage by celebrating and reclaiming it.
Episode 3

Don’t Mind if I Dosa

Padma asks family, friends and those she admires how they hold onto Indian culture and pass it to the next generation. In NYC, she cooks the dishes that remind her of her original home and tastes Indian foods near her current home.
Episode 4

The Gullah Way

The Gullah Geechee people of South Carolina are fighting to preserve the traditions passed down from their ancestors, West Africans forced into slavery. Padma catches and cracks crab with new friends and old, all working towards reclaiming their heritage.
Episode 5

What Is Chop Suey Anyway?

Chinese food is one of the most popular cuisines in the U.S. but the flavors of a vast country have been simplified over time. In San Francisco, Padma explores how Chinese immigrants and Chinese-Americans are broadening our understanding of this cuisine
Episode 6

Where the Kabob Is Hot

Padma tastes her way through Los Angeles, sampling one of her favorite cuisines: Persian food. The community opens up about the misconceptions some Americans have about Iranians, one kabob at a time.
Episode 7

The Original Americans

What is the original American cuisine? Padma travels to Arizona to eat food that is indigenous to this land. She tries some surprising dishes and explores how Native Americans seek to reestablish a connection to the past in order to protect their future.
Episode 8

Dancing in Little Lima!

Peruvian cuisine hasn’t quite had its moment on the American food scene, but Padma knows the power of a great bowl of ceviche. She visits Paterson, New Jersey, a Peruvian enclave, for a deeper look at this vibrant culture.
Episode 9

The Pad Thai Gamble

Las Vegas is home to one of the largest groups of Thai immigrants in the country, many of whom were women who came here after marrying American soldiers during the Vietnam War. Padma hears their stories over delicious food - Pad Thai is just the start.
Episode 10

Zen and the Art of Poke

Padma dives into Japanese culture, ubiquitous in Honolulu, to understand just how far their cultural footprint reaches. She slings fish and rolls sushi where a century and a half ago Japanese immigrants first docked on Hawaii’s shores.

Get the Recipes!

Support Local Restaurants

Trailer

You May Also Like

Tasty 101
Lifestyle & Culture, Cooking & Food • TV Series (2016)
Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Home Cooking
TVPG • Lifestyle & Culture, Cooking & Food • TV Series (2013)
Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern
TVPG • Travel, Lifestyle & Culture • TV Series (2006)
F*ck, That's Delicious
TV14 • Reality, Lifestyle & Culture • TV Series (2016)
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
TVPG • Lifestyle & Culture, Cooking & Food • TV Series (2005)
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
TVG • Lifestyle & Culture, Family • TV Series (2006)
Good Eats: Reloaded
TVG • Lifestyle & Culture, Cooking & Food • TV Series (2018)
Worth It
Reality, Lifestyle & Culture • TV Series (2016)
Guy's Grocery Games
TVG • Reality, Lifestyle & Culture • TV Series (2013)
The Great
TVMA • Comedy, Drama • TV Series (2020)
Britain's Best Home Cook
TVG • Lifestyle & Culture, Cooking & Food • TV Series (2018)
The Food That Built America
TVPG • Lifestyle & Culture, Cooking & Food • TV Series (2019)
Food Fetish
Travel, Lifestyle & Culture • TV Series (2011)
Iron Chef America
TVG • Reality, Lifestyle & Culture • TV Series (2005)
BBQuest
TVG • Lifestyle & Culture, Cooking & Food • TV Series (2018)

Select Your Plan

No hidden fees, equipment rentals, or installation appointments.

HULU (NO ADS)

Get 1 month free, then

$11.99/

month

  • Get unlimited access to the largest streaming library with no ads
  • Watch on your favorite devices
  • Switch plans or cancel anytime
  • Download from thousands of titles to watch offline
Available add-ons
  • HBO®
  • SHOWTIME®
  • CINEMAX®
  • STARZ®

MOST POPULAR

HULU

Get 1 month free, then

$5.99/

month

  • Get unlimited access to the largest streaming library with limited ads
  • Watch on your favorite devices
  • Switch plans or cancel anytime
Available add-ons
  • No Ads
  • HBO®
  • SHOWTIME®
  • CINEMAX®
  • STARZ®

Hulu + Live TV

Get 7 days free, then

$54.99/

month

  • Get unlimited access to the largest streaming library with limited ads
  • Stream 65+ top Live and On-Demand TV channels
  • Record live TV with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage
  • Watch Live TV online and on supported devices
  • Switch plans or cancel anytime
Available add-ons
  • Enhanced Cloud DVR
  • Unlimited Screens
  • HBO®
  • SHOWTIME®
  • CINEMAX®
  • STARZ®
  • Entertainment Add-on
  • Español Add-on