What's Cooking? Synopsis

That most American of holidays, Thanksgiving, serves as the focal point for this raptly celebratory look at the modern American family. What's Cooking interweaves the workings of four diverse Los Angeles households-African American, Jewish, Latino, and Vietnamese-as they make their preparations for arriving guests and relatives for the traditionally festive dinner. Who but an outsider to these goings-on would have the keen perception and discernment to capture the detail and nuance of family relationships and the cultural specificity of behavior, decor, and most of all food with this degree of accuracy and freedom?

Rated for some sexuality, brief language and a perilous situation

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Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard

Audrey Williams

Dennis Haysbert
Dennis Haysbert

Ronald Williams

Estelle Harris
Estelle Harris

Aunt Bea

Joan Chen
Joan Chen

Trinh Nguyen

Kyra Sedgwick
Kyra Sedgwick

Rachel Seelig

Lainie Kazan
Lainie Kazan

Ruth 'Ruthie' Seelig