Host Eric Gorges combs the country for America’s finest craftsmen, documenting what it means to be a modern-day maker. In each episode, Eric explains the history of an old-world craft as it is practiced in America today.
Eric meets Dan and Jael Rattigan at their chocolate factory in Asheville, NC. Eric lives out his lifetime dream of working with chocolate.
In the finale, Chang offers advice to chefs Corey Lee, Tyler Florence and Belinda Leong. Also: a classic Mandarin dessert, glacéed bananas; and chocolate banana almond croissant, which is a staple at Leong’s pastry shop, b. patisserie in San Francisco.
GLOBE TREKKER Food Hour: The Story of Chocolate
Follow amateur bakers as they don aprons and head for the tent in the British countryside, hoping to be named Britain’s best. Judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood have created new challenges to test their baking prowess, creativity and skill.
Follow the semi-finalists as they come to grips with chocolate, a temperamental ingredient. The Signature task is chocolate tart, followed by chocolate soufflé in the Technical challenge. For the Showstopper, the bakers must create chocolate centerpieces.
This episode, hosted by HIKI NŌ graduate Shisa Kahaunaele, looks back at past stories about Hawaii-based, locally-run businesses:
–A story from Maui High School about a grocer in Happy Valley, Maui who has figured out how to use the influx of big-box retailers to his advantage.
–A profile from Waimea High School on Kauai about a successful t-shirt artist who grew up in Waimea so poor that all he could afford to wear were t-shirts.
— A history by Seabury Hall Middle School about the iconic, family-run Komoda Bakery in Makawao.
— A story from Roosevelt High School on Oahu about a café that sells slow-drip coffee but whose real draw is the unrushed, face-to-face interaction between its customers.
— A study from Kamehameha Schools Maui Middle of Maui Soda & Ice Works and the strong set of family values that has made that business a success.
— A story from Kalaheo High School on Oahu about a chocolate manufacturer in Kailua whose product bears the name of a valley in Honolulu (Manoa Chocolates) and that uses cacao beans from all over the world.
— A profile from Konawaena High School on Hawaii Island about a family-founded -and-run hotel that is nearing a hundred years of age and whose success can be attributed to the allure of nostalgia and a great pork chop.
This program encores Saturday, July 16 at 12:00 pm and Sunday, July 17 at 3:00 pm. You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.
Burt takes a look at the history of the Rhine River, modern river cruising and the Swiss city of Basel.
Exploring the Island of Sark is a unique look at the last feudal state in the western world ― a tiny, ruggedly beautiful island in the English Channel with only 600 contentedly car-phobic residents. Interviews include Seigneur Michael Beaumont, the feudal lord who inherited the island from his grandmother ― the infamous Dame of Sark. The program features demonstrations in pottery-making, chocolate-mixing, carriage driving, cave exploring and rocking horse carving.