Thursday, January 19, 2012
Illegal Queens restaurants profiled on TV
This episode of Jamie's American Roadtrip takes Jamie to New York City, only this time he's trading the upscale restaurants and neighbourhoods he's used to for an apartment in one of the world's most ethnically diverse areas: Queens. From his new home Jamie explores some of the food being cooked by New York's immigrant communities: Egyptian, Peruvian and Chinese.
Jamie uncovers things he's never imagined like an illegal restaurant run in a family's living room and an anti-restaurant scene. The people who run these "supper clubs" open their homes to strangers and feed them restaurant-quality meals, without the inflated prices and hurried service. After discovering this new side to the city he's known for years, Jamie is inspired to hold his own supper club.
And there's a bonus...a guy who feeds illegal aliens out of the goodness of his heart!