Washington, D.C.— Over three thousand viewers tuned in for the first episode of the brand new youth cook-off show: No Borders, Just Flavors! on Thursday and hype for the show soon followed.
On the NPR podcast Pop Culture Happy Hour Friday episode, What’s Making Us Happy segment, co-founder of LatinMedia.co Cristina Escobar said: “It is beautiful, kind and delicious. And I’ve really enjoyed watching it. … It’s not trying to humanize young immigrants, what it’s doing is celebrating them and showing the ways that immigrants enrich our culture and the beauty and warmth and love and great flavors of it and it’s just been a joy for me to watch.”
On KQED, food editor Luke Tsai said: “For those of us who’ve grown accustomed to every reality TV series having a handful of token Black, brown and Asian contestants who all get eliminated halfway through the season, a show like No Borders, Just Flavors! is a breath of fresh air.”
Juanita Monsalve, Executive Director and Creative Producer of No Borders, Just Flavors! said:
“We were all so excited to wake up on Friday and see all the love coming in for the show. It means a lot that people are resonating with the contestants, the food and the stories. The recipes and stories shared on No Borders, Just Flavors! are healing and a reminder of the cultural and political power of immigrants. I am proud that we have brought forth a breath of fresh air to the entertainment industry and to the political moment we find ourselves in.
This is just the beginning, we have three more amazing episodes, more immigrant people for you to cheer for and more delicious dishes that you’ll want to make at home. Tune in for episode 2 this Thursday at 8pm ET/5pm PT!”