MontanaPBS to air "Montana Journal: Ethnic Flavors"

Montana’s population is not as diverse as most other states, but its food choices certainly are. “Montana Journal: Ethnic Flavors” explores this topic on Thursday, February 6th at 7:00 p.m. on MontanaPBS. 

UM Radio-Television Department seniors produced the program, which shares the stories of five ethnic restaurants across the state and the people who bring their menus to life. 

They each face challenges in a highly competitive business while assimilating in a different culture. In Bozeman, a husband and wife blend their talents to bring authentic Iraqi food to the Gallatin Valley. They use family recipes to add a bit of the Middle East to Montana. An immigrant from India helped fill a void on the Billings menu by offering Indian cuisine and culture. A hard working woman from Thailand took a huge risk in starting her own restaurant, but loyal customers in Missoula are glad she did. She has become a shining example of a successful family-run business. The show also makes a stop in Dillon to sample original Mexican food served in a unique location, and it visits St. Ignatius for a bit of Native American food.

- posted on 02/03/14 -