New Nine PBS ‘Food Is Love’ highlights St. Louis food scene through culture, neighborhoods

  • The Danish-American chef Lasse Sorensen serves regional cuisine. Sorensen will host a new series entitled “Food is Love” which premieres on Monday July 13th at 7:30 pm on Nine PBS and will be streamed on www.ninenet.org and in the PBS Video App. On the surface, Food Is Love is a guide to some of the most popular restaurants in St. Louis, but the series also explores the diversity of the St. Louis food scene by exploring its culture and neighborhoods.

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    The Danish-American chef Lasse Sorensen serves regional cuisine. Sorensen will host a new series titled “Food is Love” which premieres on Monday July 13th at 7:30 pm on Nine PBS and will be streamed on www.ninenet.org

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The Danish-American chef Lasse Sorensen serves regional cuisine. Sorensen will host a new series entitled “Food is Love” which premieres on Monday July 13th at 7:30 pm on Nine PBS and will be streamed on www.ninenet.org and in the PBS Video App. On the surface, Food Is Love is a guide to some of the most popular restaurants in St. Louis, but the series also explores the diversity of the St. Louis food scene by exploring its culture and neighborhoods.

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The Danish-American chef Lasse Sorensen serves regional cuisine. Sorensen will host a new series titled “Food is Love” which premieres on Monday July 13th at 7:30 pm on Nine PBS and will be streamed on www.ninenet.org

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Photo: For the telegraph

New Nine PBS ‘Food Is Love’ highlights the St. Louis food scene through culture and neighborhoods

ST. LOUIS – Danish-American chef Lasse Sorensen will be hosting a new series on Nine PBS next month that explores the diversity of the St. Louis food scene through the roots of its cultural influences.

With each new episode, Sorensen (himself an immigrant to the US) spends time in the kitchens of some of the city’s most famous restaurants to learn about the people behind the food.

“Food connects us all,” he said, “no matter where we come from.”

At the series premiere on July 13th, Sorensen meets Munsok So, the owner of the popular sushi spot The Drunken Fish. For example, the Korean fried chicken company Kimchi Guys recently opened. He talks about the changes in public awareness of foods like kimchi and his own experiences as a Korean immigrant in St. Louis.

On the surface, “Food Is Love” is a guide to some of the most popular restaurants in St. Louis, but when the viewer is drawn into the plot it becomes clear that the series is more than just recipes.

“There’s a lot of heart that goes into the food in these places,” said Sorensen. “I am naturally very curious, so it is always interesting for me to find out what influences the menu has.”

At the end of the first episode, Sorensen’s curiosity about kimchi finds him sharing a family dinner at So’s Korean parents’ house.

While “Food Is Love” gives the viewer an intimate glimpse into the cultures that influence the vibrant St. Louis food scene, it also serves as a spontaneous platform to convey the backstory of the neighborhoods that support it. Sorensen takes viewers through places like Laclede’s Landing and Bevo Mill to better understand how these neighborhoods are shaped by the people who settled there.

The 13-episode series interweaves many elements into a clear, positive message that seduces viewers with deliciously prepared dishes and appeals to the heart with stories that everyone can identify with.

The premiere of “Food is Love” will take place on Monday, July 13th at 7:30 pm on Nine PBS and will be streamed on www.ninenet.org and in the PBS Video App.

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