WGBH’s ‘Neighborhood Kitchens’ to Feature Sevan Bakery on April 27

BOSTON, Mass.—WGBH-TV’s Neighborhood Kitchens, a local food, culture, and travel show, returns for a second season of episodes to explore New England’s cultural diversity through food. The 13-episode culinary tour began Sat., April 13 on WGBH 2 when host Margarita Martínez visited with Joanne Chang, chef and owner at Myers+Chang in Boston’s lively South End neighborhood. On Sat., April 27, the program will feature Watertown’s Sevan Bakery, where a close-knit Armenian-American community has thrived for nearly a century. At Sevan Bakery, co-owner Nuran Chavushian will give host Margarita Martínez a lesson in Armenian cooking, as the two prepare feta- and dill-stuffed boreks, karniyarik with bulghur pilaf, and his family’s signature pistachio baklava. Martínez will also get a tour of Sevan’s market, sampling the olives, nuts, and dried fruits that stock the wall-to-wall shelves. The show airs at 4 p.m. on WGBH 2.

Host Margarita Martínez with Sevan Bakery co-owner Nuran Chavushian outside Sevan Bakery. (Photo credit: WGBH/Patricia Alvarado Núñez)
Host Margarita Martínez with Sevan Bakery co-owner Nuran Chavushian outside Sevan Bakery. (Photo credit: WGBH/Patricia Alvarado Núñez)

Neighborhood Kitchens brings viewers on an intimate tour of New England’s diverse communities and offers an up-close culinary lesson with some of the region’s most celebrated chefs. Margarita Martínez, a Providence-based actress and a graduate of the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, will return as host in season two.

“We are very excited to continue the culinary journey we stared in our first season,” said series producer Patricia Alvarado Núñez. “From across the region, this season’s neighborhood dining spots will offer a delicious range of world cuisines and the chefs who have been perfecting them.”

“I can’t wait to take WGBH viewers on a trip across New England every Saturday afternoon,” Martínez said. “In this season of Neighborhood Kitchens, we’ll explore how New England celebrates the culinary traditions of Armenian, Mediterranean, Vietnamese, Indian, and Italian cultures, as well as Boston’s storied connection to the sea.”

Neighborhood Kitchens is produced by WGBH’s La Plaza unit, which has been producing Latino and multicultural programming for nearly 35 years. A companion website features an archive of full episodes, exclusive chef recipes, behind-the-scenes photos, in-depth chef profiles, and interactive boards for viewers to leave comments and recipes of their own. Stay connected to the series by liking Neighborhood Kitchens on Facebook or following the show on Twitter at @NKitchensWGBH.

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