Counter Space

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  • 2020
  • 1 Season

Amid the throes of a global pandemic and a changing climate, Sophia Roe uses food as a lens to explore our changing world.

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 Feeding On Isolation
24. Feeding On Isolation
March 13, 2021
With eating disorders on the rise, we explore how connection can help people.
Elementary Needs
23. Elementary Needs
March 13, 2021
COVID impacts kids' access to school lunch as Sophia cooks nutritious Kenyan food.
 Food Justice
22. Food Justice
March 6, 2021
Sophia expores systemic racism in food systems and pays homage to Edna Lewis.
Taste Of A Nation
21. Taste Of A Nation
March 6, 2021
Iraqis holds on to their national flavor as Sophia cooks tomato-based sauces.
 Edible Insects
20. Edible Insects
February 25, 2021
VWN Food Show
Spice Of Life
19. Spice Of Life
February 27, 2021
VWN Food Show
 Feeding Longevity
18. Feeding Longevity
February 20, 2021
The people of Ikaria cook up a healthy way of life while Sophia makes a Mediterranean classic.
Demand & Supply
17. Demand & Supply
February 20, 2021
Sophia makes use of restaurant leftovers in a dish.
 Last Orders
16. Last Orders
February 13, 2021
As COVID takes its toll on restaurants, we meet those impacted. Sophia bakes them a tribute and meets an expert who suggests that there are hopeful business models on the rise.
Future Farms
15. Future Farms
February 13, 2021
Spotlighting people building farms of the future and Sophia shows how to make braised cabbage.
Alt Milk
14. Alt Milk
February 6, 2021
Australians milk an invasive species for a dairy alternative as Sophia cooks up some glazed goat milk waffles. Meeting a dairy farmer breaking down the impact of milk alternatives.
13. Self-curing
February 6, 2021
Desperate Venezuelans turn to tea to fend off the coronavirus; and Sophia makes preserved lemons and discusses when food can be considered medicine.
Food Fears
12. Food Fears
January 30, 2021
Japan's Fukushima farmers work to overcome radiation stigma as Sophia makes black rice pudding and peach compote. Meeting a sommelier who says Fukushima's sake is nothing to fear.
Chain Reaction
11. Chain Reaction
January 23, 2021
Mexican cartels muscle in on America's avocado trend while Sophia cooks with cactus to make nopales fish tacos. Meeting a supply chain expert and learning the origins of the Hass avocado.
Tank to Table
10. Tank to Table
January 16, 2021
Fishing moves to indoor tanks to feed demand as Sophia makes salmon poke bowls. We meet an environmental advocate who's shelling out for cleaner waters and see Japan's Ama divers.
Preserving Culture
9. Preserving Culture
January 9, 2021
We meet the people preserving Uighur heritage through food and cook lamb kebabs.
Mushrooms: 2020 Winner
8. Mushrooms: 2020 Winner
December 19, 2020
We celebrate the unexpected winner of a bizarre year by digging into mushroom mania. Sophia makes wild mushroom soup and geeks out with Chile's first female mycologist.
Russia's Home Grown
7. Russia's Home Grown
December 12, 2020
Sanctions in Russia help spawn a new industry and Sophia makes sweet and savory Sirniki. A photographer explains why older Russians pack a month's worth of food in the pantry.
Lebanon's Crisis Diet
6. Lebanon's Crisis Diet
December 5, 2020
Lebanon shifts away from meat amid an economic crisis as Sophia cooks a vegan Kibbeh. Meet a NY chef working in the pandemic & a prisoner who converted his bed to a grill.
Mexico's Banned Foods
5. Mexico's Banned Foods
November 28, 2020
Mexico bans junk food to tackle disease as Sophia cooks a dinner with canned and frozen food. We probe trade impacts on tradition and meet snackers scouring the globe for treats.
France Dying on the Vine
4. France Dying on the Vine
November 26, 2020
Champagne makers grapple with the pandemic as Sophia cooks fennel crusted pork with champagne and grape sauce. We meet a bubbly empress while Taji hangs with a boozy treat dealer.
Yemen's Coffee Conflict
3. Yemen's Coffee Conflict
November 26, 2020
A family brings coffee from a warzone to Michigan. Sophia bakes glazed coffee bundt cakes & meet the Monk of Mohka. Plus a social experiment in Black history with black coffee
Spain's Table Steaks
2. Spain's Table Steaks
November 26, 2020
Exploring the future of meat from aging oxen to 3D printed steaks; Sophia elevates beef with compound butter; vegan butcher; Venezuelan making a Trump Burger.
Hong Kong Protest Food
1. Hong Kong Protest Food
November 26, 2020
Political dissent finds expression in food; Sophia cooks fishballs and curry sauce; meeting a chef who wrote a protest cookbook; a Black woman making a statement by foraging.

Amid the throes of a global pandemic and a changing climate, Sophia Roe uses food as a lens to explore our changing world. Counter Space is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (24 episodes). The series first aired on November 26, 2020.

Where to Watch Counter Space

Counter Space is available for streaming on the Viceland website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Counter Space on demand at Viceland and Tubi TV.

  • Premiere Date
    November 26, 2020