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The Melting Pot

Season 2, Episode 5 of 10

Three celebrity chefs who cook the food of their ancestors discover family members who have shaped their lives - and America's cuisine. Tom Colicchio of "Top Chef" learns the hardships his family endured (famine, bandits) living in a tiny town in Northern Italy and celebrates the courage of his original immigrant ancestor, a man who crossed the Atlantic many times to bring the Colicchios to the United States; Ming Tsai, the child of immigrants who fled Mao's Cultural Revolution, was raised to believe that his that his family's Chinese past was obliterated by the Communists - instead, he finds that his roots can be traced back more than 2,000 years, yielding a large family tree; and Aaron Sanchez discovers that his family's treasured Mexican roots include people who were Spaniards, Africans and Native Americans.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
10/21/2014
8 p.m.
10/22/2014
1 a.m.
10/23/2014
1 p.m.
10/25/2014
4 p.m.
11/4/2014
noon
7/14/2017
2 p.m.
7/7/2018
2 p.m.
7/10/2018
1 p.m.
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