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Watch Emmy-Winning Food Show ‘The Migrant Kitchen’ Talk LA Jewish Delis

The popular series returns to KCET tonight

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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

The third season of Emmy-winning food documentary series The Migrant Kitchen debuts tonight, and the first episode takes a deep dive into the enduring Jewish deli culture of Los Angeles.

As with previous seasons, this go-round of The Migrant Kitchen will focus primarily on restaurants run and owned by immigrants in California, telling their stories through the food they cook and the communities they serve. The show is a collaboration between KCET and LA’s own Life & Thyme, with a focus on Netflix-level shots of food and kitchens to go along with the documentary-style direct narration. The James Beard-nominated show has been a critical success since the first season.

The first episode of this new season debuts tonight on KCET at 8 p.m., with a focus on the owners behind LA staples Wexler’s Deli and Factor’s Famous Deli. Both offer their spin on Jewish classics, but come from vastly different backgrounds. Future episodes will wind through the kitchens of Jitlada and E.P. & L.P., among others. In the meantime, enjoy the trailer for the first episode from this new season below.