Off the Menu: Asian America premieres on PBS stations in December 2015. Find out when it is airing on your PBS stations.


What exactly does food reflect about Asian Pacific Americans? Off the Menu: Asian America grapples with how family, tradition, faith, and geography shape our relationship to food. The program takes audiences on a journey from Texas to New York and from Wisconsin to Hawaii using our obsession with food as a launching point to delve into a wealth of stories, traditions, and unexpected characters that help nourish this nation of immigrants.

Off the Menu is a roadtrip into the kitchens, factories, temples and farms of Asian Pacific America that explores how our relationship to food reflects our evolving community. The feature documentary by award-winning filmmaker Grace Lee (American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs) is co-produced by the Center for Asian American Media and KQED, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Grace Lee

Q&A with Director Grace Lee

Get to know Grace Lee - the director of Off the Menu. Continue
We Are What We Eat

We Are What We Eat

Oliver Wang, an associate professor of sociology, discusses Asian-Americans relationship with food. Continue
Off the Menu crew

About the Filmmakers

Meet the crew who created Off the Menu. Continue
Meet the Subjects

Meet the Subjects

Get to know some of the people featured in the film. Continue

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