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Jamie's American Road Trip

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Tasty history lessons about America touch on serious topics.

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Jamie's American Road Trip

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The overall series, which was originally intended to introduce Brits to the diversity and uniqueness of American cuisine, takes a fascinating look at America's food heritage thanks to Oliver's willingness to explore how food reflects the country's history and its regional cultures. He also examines some of the darker issues that America is facing, including racism, gang violence, and a debilitating recession, and the way food is used to cope with some of these problems.

While it offers a great chance for British viewers to see that American cuisine goes beyond hot dogs and fast food, it also offers them interesting sociocultural lessons about the United States and the differences between the two countries. Meanwhile, Stateside viewers will also find themselves learning new things about America's regional dishes. Regardless of where you come from, watching this is an entertaining way to learn about the importance of regional foods in American culture.

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