The Meaning of Food from PBS reveals the connection between food and our personal, cultural, and familial culture. Food has become a form of communication with deep meaning and it reflects our own views of the world and ourselves. Host Marcus Samuelsson is the executive chef of Aquavit and Riingo in New York City. In the first episode, "Food and Life," Chef Samuelsson travels across the country to meet people with a powerful connection to food such as the California chef who expresses his love for his daughter through food or the owner of a lunch stand who provides a taste of home through African cuisine. Episode two, "Food and Culture," looks at the connection between who we are and what we eat. The episode also explores the opposing tastes of different cultures. "Food and Family," the third episode, features families that have food at the center of their relationships.