In this special episode Samantha features new and unique food scenes from her travels. Starting in Vienna she visits a cafe run by grandmothers who make their own cakes from scratch. Visiting Quebec City, she meets with Chef Francois-Emmanuel Nicol to learn about La Taniere Restaurant, and samples some unique "Boreal" dishes. Looking for some Latin fare, she goes to Phoenix and visits "The Tamale Store" and learns all about this classic Mexican dish. In the Florida Keys, Samantha samples different... [see more] versions of the classic dessert from there, the key lime pie. While visiting Budapest she gets a tour of the famous food market there by local expert, Marti. She then learns to cook the famous Hungarian "Chicken Paprikash" at Marti's home kitchen. Back in the Hudson Valley Samantha visits with an Oaxacan family that has been serving traditional dishes at their restaurant "La Cabinita" in Poughkeepsie. As a last stop, she visits "The Free House" in Nelson, New Zealand enjoying hand pulled beer with the charismatic owner.
For more than 17 years, TV host Samantha Brown has been exploring all four corners of the world, visiting more than 260 cities in 62 countries, sharing her adventures and introducing new cultures to viewers. Now, the two-time Emmy Award-winner embarks on her next journey with her new travel series SAMANTHA BROWN'S PLACES TO LOVE. Unlike a traditional travelogue show with a formulaic itinerary, PLACES TO LOVE delivers decidedly refreshing and enriching travel experiences by taking viewers on a discovery of the emotional heart of travel and highlighting the people who are changing, challenging and strengthening a destination. From Brooklyn, New York and Monterey, California to Shanghai, China and Donegal in Ireland, Samantha seeks out the little-known spots and haunts where innovators and disrupters are creating a brand new travel experience. Whether it's through food and drink, art and design, culture or adventure, at the end of each episode, viewers will have a well-curated list of new experiences that focus on not just how to visit a destination, but how to fully immerse in it. The 13-part series encourages viewers to experience the passion of people and the soul of a place in a way that only traveling can do. Samantha's career as a television travel host happened by accident. A producer spotted her work in a commercial and recommended her to the Travel Channel in 1999 to audition for a new show called Great Vacation Homes. A decade of various series followed, including Great Hotels, Passport to Europe, Passport to Latin America, Samantha Brown's Asia, The Trip, 50/50, and many others. Samantha's fun-loving style has made her a beloved and engaging television personality whose approach is less expert and more a person you would want to travel with.