Food has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember, but I’ve also been a fan of the programming on PBS for almost as long. As a kid, shows like Sesame Street and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood taught me how to count in Spanish and share with friends. Bob Ross made me want an afro at a very young age, and taught me that every painting needs “happy little trees”.
Still, it was people like Martin Yan and Jacques Pepin that took me away to distant lands through their food and fueled an inclination towards food and travel. It’s probably been 25 years since I last saw an episode of Sesame Street, but things have come full circle, and I am now writing for PBS’s new food blog called Fresh Tastes.