Poor Big Bird has been under attack recently. We support you our feathered friend! Of course he’s not the only one contributing to quality educational programming at WGBH. The folks at Neighborhood Kitchens are also doing a great job at educating—on the subject of food. Their latest episode is all about Union Square and its gastronomic diversity; the focus is on Chef Kumar at Dosa Temple, a newish spot that features authentic and dangerously good South Indian vegetarian fare.  Check out the program here: Neighborhood KitchensAt the 14:40 minute mark, Nibbler Rachel Strutt takes host Margarita Martinez on a tour of various markets and restaurants—La Internacional, the Neighborhood and Capone’s. Don’t miss the shameless plug of the Nibble book! Of course, we suggest you watch the entire program, including Chef Kumar’s cooking tutorial, and then trying your hand at his fabulous dosas.

Much like Nibble, Neighborhood Kitchens explores culture through food. Every week the show offers a glimpse into immigrant communities in New England. If you don’t have time to check out an episode online right now, you also can catch Neighborhood Kitchens the old-fashioned way—on TV!— Saturdays at 4pm and Sundays at 6:30pm on WGBH 2; Fridays at 7:30pm on WGBH 44. We also suggest you check out their blog. Their latest post touts Somerville as being a hotbed of culinary and artistic creativity and mentions our festivals celebrating things like Fluff and beards. (Info. on the upcoming Beard Fest here.) Thanks Neighborhood Kitchens!

And finally, visit the Neighborhood Kitchens recipe page. Here’s you’ll find a delicious trove of recipes from restaurant chefs—from Cafe Azteca’s Puerco Poblano to Taranta’s Paiche Amazon with Taco Tacu. Okay, now we’re hungry. We’re off to graze in Union Square.