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Roadfood with Misha Collins | New Bedford, MA: Episode 8 | Shrimp Mozambique

A city of historical significance:

New Bedford is a city that is rich with historical interest.  This city began its development with the whaling industry, as well as the textile mills. These industries brought together immigrants from all over the world. Similarly, Portuguese immigrants came to the area and created the vibrant pocket community that exists today. As we are told in the episode, this area is one that has the highest number of Portuguese speakers in the United States.

On the water:

We begin this episode with Misha on a boat ride through New Bedford harbor with a friendly stranger, who explains that the best views are from the water.  Misha jumps right in and gets to see the large vessels on the water and ruminate over their beauty.

The Scallop Industry:

Scallops are one of the main exports of New Bedford.  Misha meets Cassie Canastra, who is an auctioneer for a local seafood company.  They let Misha into the family run business and explore what it means to be a part of something bigger with the people that you care about.  Cassie and Misha head to Tia Marias and dive into a sweet conversation about how close their families are.  This can be typical of families of Portuguese descent.

A visit with a friend:

Since this city is close to where his fictional podcast, Bridgewater is set.  Misha visits with his producer, Aaron Menke to see the sights of where this story takes place.   The meeting of these friends opens Misha up to discuss the show and its purpose.  Aaron gives us insight into the stories he creates and how he connects his stories to the communities he profiles.

Dishes in this episode

Featured Restaurants and People

Rice & shrimp & French fries ... Cape Verde cooking
Izzy’s

NEW BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS

Cup of espresso and an egg custard tart ... southern New England Portuguese
Tia Maria’s

NEW BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS

Bowl of kale soup, thick with vegetables
Liberal Club | Fall River Portuguese American Fare

FALL RIVER, MA

Recipes in this Episode

Shrimp Mozambique Recipe | New Bedford, MA

Discuss

What do you think of Roadfood with Misha Collins | New Bedford, MA?

13 Responses to “Roadfood with Misha Collins | New Bedford, MA”

J Wiseman

June 1st, 2022

What was the name of the store in the old mill selling bacalao?

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Frank Hayden

May 12th, 2022

DEAR ROAD SHOW MY NAME IS FRANK HAYDEN.I WATCH ROADSHOW AND LOVE IT. THE EPISODE ON BEDDFORD,MA I SAW A WOMAN IN THE PIC8RE OF THE CURATOS GREATGRANDMOTHER PIC ARRIVING TO AMERIA.THE WOMAN LOOKR KIE MY GREAT GRANDOTHER.PLEASE CALL/EMAIL ME NEED TO HEAR FROM U ASAP BOUNTIFUL BLESSINGS❤️FH 22596303100/[email protected]

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Michele Schiesser

May 10th, 2022

I think Misha should purge all political content from his shows. It makes him look uninformed and loses half his audience.

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    R Och

    June 19th, 2022

    Agree, we want to watch a show about local cuisine not more political views

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    Patricia Kirby

    June 19th, 2022

    On the contrary I am wondering if the Jan 6 th hearings are changing any of those Trumpers so that might understand why we are so pissed at them….I hold them responsible for 1 million American deaths because Trump had the tools to stop the pandemic in it’s tracks the same as two presidents before him…instead he did his upmost to spread it….and admitted he saw it as a way to make a profit…I have huge problem with their choice…and the current Republicans

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Larry Vieira

April 17th, 2022

How can I get a copy of New Bedford, Ma video?

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Dennis Alpert

April 11th, 2022

So great to see my hometown, historic New Bedford and its hardworking and forward looking citizens profiled on Roadfood. The city is alive with new restaurants, new and exciting retail and solid leadership in City Hall! A trip to New Bedford means great Portuguese food, the best seafood and a must-do Whaling Museum visit. Great show!!

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Jo from Chicago

March 6th, 2022

Cant wait to get there and try these places out – love Portuguese food!

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Gretchen Huwe

February 21st, 2022

Great show! My first time watching. I’m putting New Bedford on my must travel list

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Judith Fuller

February 20th, 2022

Very informative. Would love to meet these interesting and hard working people.

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Jim Kimball

February 19th, 2022

Excellent show. New Bedford has really changed. 50 years ago the thing I remember about New Bedford was the fact that most road intersections did not have stop signs. You were talking your life in your hands driving around.
The Portuguese community and the Cape Verde community have really made the place enjoyable to visit.
I watch Road Food every Saturday more. Mischa does a great job. The story about Serbian fried chicken from the town in Ohio reminded me of my Serbian grandmother’s friend chicken. In my southern town I grew up in the fried chicken was very different. I never realized the difference was because of her culture not just that she did not really know how to fry chicken.

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Walter

February 6th, 2022

At the second restaurant I saw what looked like tins of sardines on the table. But they were not discussed on camera. Will that scene be added online?

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