Emmy nominated series, Family Ingredients, continues celebrating Hawai’i’s diversity through food and untold stories. Host/Chef Ed Kenney explores food memories and family tales that take us around the world and open up stories of the human experience one recipe at a time.
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North Shore’s Jack Johnson, singer-songwriter, surfer and ocean activist, reveals the influence his father had on him and shares those memories on a road trip along the California coast. Enjoy the music, smoked fish and tales about early surfer migration to Hawai’i. Continue
2017 Bravo Top Chef’s Fan Favorite Sheldon Simeon finds it easy to shine the light on traditional Filipino dishes – but it takes a first ever trip to the Philippines to rock his culinary senses. Born and raised in the small town of Hilo, Hawai’i, Sheldon credits his dad for his love of the Filipino cuisine. Join Family Ingredients in an episode that shares everything about family, food and fun. Continue
Kaua’i farmer Valerie Kaneshiro, a mixture of Japanese and Native American, was raised on the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe reservation in Wisconsin, her mom’s ancestral home. Forced to leave her home at 15, disconnected from her Indian roots she so loved, Valerie tells a story of loss and rediscovery and all the lessons learned while sharing an ingredient to a cultural dish found in Wisconsin and Hawai’i. Continue
In this two-part episode we follow popular Hawai’i Chef Andrew Le to Ho Chi Minh City not just to taste original Pho the national dish of Vietnam, but also to connect to his family roots. It is a return to the city that his parents fled in 1975, barely escaping the fall of Saigon. Continue
We continue our journey in Vietnam, with Chefs Ed Kenney and Andrew Le. In Hanoi we learn about the origins of pho, visit an ancient village, and find out about a near tragedy that brought the Le family closer together and jump started Andrew’s culinary career. Continue
Hawaiian hula dancer, cultural practitioner, and sustainable hunter Anela Marie Kawehikulaonalani Evans shares the love and respect she has for her island home. Join Family Ingredients as we follow Anela from the hunting grounds of Lana’i Island to the largest hula competition in the world, the Merrie Monarch Festival. Continue