Roy Choi Had to Confront His Weed Demons in L.A. to Learn About Cannabis Cuisine

Roy Choi has lived four out of his nine lives, or so he says. The chef, most known for starting the food truck revolution with Kogi BBQ and scooping up a bundle of food awards, has five more lives to live, and with them, he wants to figure out how to take what’s broken in his world and fix it. “I’ve got a lot of experience under my belt, but I still have a very naive and idealistic outlook on life,” he says.

For his new show, Broken Bread, which premieres May 15 on Tastemade TV, he walked his hometown of Los Angeles and asked people for their stories—stories about homelessness and addiction, about food waste, about imprisonment, and about how to repair the inequalities in their communities.


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