Encores of the six-part series air Wednesdays, December 14 – January 18, at 7:30 pm and 11:30 pm, and Sundays, December 18 – January 22 at 4:30 pm, on PBS Hawai‘i.
Please find PBS Hawai‘i airdates below. U.S. mainland viewers: Check your local PBS listings.
Part foodie, part travelogue, part genealogy, Family Ingredients is hosted by acclaimed Hawai‘i chef and sustainability hero Ed Kenney. The six-part series showcases Hawai‘i’s small town communities and highlights untold stories and exhilarating experiences that cross the Pacific Ocean. The show is an ode to farmers, food producers and families.
Kenney is a restaurateur who had no idea he wanted to be a chef until he found himself eating a steaming bowl of pho in Vietnam after graduating from college. Born and raised in Honolulu, he is the son of Broadway performer Ed Kenney and renowned hula dancer Beverly Noa – both famed Waikiki entertainers of the ‘60s and ‘70s.
Kenney’s appreciation for the diverse cultures that make up Hawai‘i’s melting pot deepens through out the series, one delicious bite at a time. Viewers can follow Kenney as he takes off to explore Okinawa, Tahiti, California, Japan, Puerto Rico, and the Hawaiian Islands, showcasing how cuisine can profoundly unite cultures, communities and families.
The following are Hawai‘i airdates – U.S. mainland, check your local PBS listings.
Encores: Wednesday, December 14 at 7:30 pm and 11:30 pm
Sunday, December 18 at 4:30 pm
Hawaiian cuisine is blazing its way into kitchens across America with exciting flavors and ingredients, but the most famous Hawaiian dish is the one that is most misunderstood.
Encores: Wednesday, December 21 at 7:30 pm and 11:30 pm
Sunday, December 25 at 4:30 pm
Okinawan Soba is not to be confused with Japanese soba. The blend of noodles, soup and pork spare ribs embody the spirit of the Okinawan people and the complex history that make up its islands.
Encores: Wednesday, December 28 at 7:30 pm and 11:30 pm
Sunday, January 1 at 4:30 pm
It started because they said it couldn’t be done. Polynesians navigated their world on canoes following the stars. Modern seafarers proved it was true. Meet a crewmember on the Hōkūleʻa worldwide voyage traversing the planet with a stop at his ancestral home.
Encores: Wednesday, January 4 at 7:30 pm and 11:30 pm
Sunday, January 8 at 4:30 pm
At one time, the Hawaiian cowboys were considered some of the best cowboys in the world. They also made the most tender beef jerky called pipi kaula. Along with musician Kuana Torres Kahele, we’ll trace the origins of the Hawaiian cowboy lifestyle to the adobes of California and discover how these traditions of music and food are still enjoyed today.
Encores: Wednesday, January 11 at 7:30 pm and 11:30 pm
Sunday, January 15 at 4:30 pm
In Japan, miso factories are like microbreweries in America. Chefs Ed Kenney and Alan Wong dive into the origins of miso soup, Wong’s favorite childhood dish, and search for the finest ingredients.
Encores: Wednesday, January 18 at 7:30 pm and 11:30 pm
Sunday, January 22 at 4:30 pm
Puerto Rican pride thrives in Hawai‘i. Chef Ed Kenney meets up with entertainer Tiara Hernandez, whose family grew up in Waikīkī showrooms. They follow a culinary path to a country she’s never seen to learn more about her heritage.
This series is made in Hawai‘i, by Hawai‘i talent:
Ed Kenney – Host
Heather H. Giugni – Executive Producer
Renea Veneri Stewart – Producer
Dan Nakasone – Producer
Ty Sanga – Director
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