Baltimore's hidden global cuisine will be featured on Friday night's installment of the
In and around Baltimore, Grinshpan will be shown having lunch at a Kenyan restaurant, making dinner with two Ukrainian sisters, sampling Newari specialties at a Nepalese restaurant, snacking on Lithuanian food, visiting a Bavarian chocolatier, taking breakfast at a Peruvian restaurant and, finally, rejuvenating herself with some Nigerian bitter leaf soup.
If you're baffled, or at least intrigued, by this list, Grinshpan says she'd done her job. When the series premiere episode explored the Somali cuisine of Nashville, it took even residents of the food-focused city by surprise. "Viewers tell us, 'You opened my eyes to my city in a whole new way.'"
Grinshpan followed her culinary training with extensive travel and volunteer work, in places like
Grinshpan eventually returned to
But, she said, "I didn't want to give up on exploring food and cultures." Instead of taking viewers to foreign locations, "Eden Eats" travels throughout the United States. The show, Grinshpan said, is about "people who immigrate from all over the world and recreate their cultures in America."