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As a chubby kid who became a chubby adult, comedian Fortune Feimster often played her body for laughs. But in recent years her approach to both comedy and food has evolved.

We follow barbecue from West Africa to the American South to the south side of Chicago, with help from culinary historian Michael Twitty and a pitmaster in Chicago.

When the TV chef started her food career, she turned her back on the food she grew up with. Her journey back includes false starts, U-turns, and a mail truck full of sandwiches.