Get an introduction to interesting people and riveting stories linked by a family recipe, starting from a base in Hawaii to locations such as Japan and Puerto Rico. Find the rich and sometimes surprising connections to a treasured family dish.
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.
Don't confuse Okinawan soba with Japanese soba. The blend of noodles, soup, and pork spare ribs embodies the spirit of the Okinawan people and the complex history of their islands.
Modern seafarers proved that Polynesians navigated their world in canoes, following the stars.
Hawaiian cowboys, who were considered among the best in the world, made tender beef jerky called pipi kaula.
In Japan, miso factories are like microbreweries in America.
Puerto Rican pride thrives in Hawai'i!
Join North Shore's Jack Johnson, singer-songwriter, surfer and ocean activist, as he shares memories of his father on a road trip along the California coast.
Travel with Sheldon Simeon, a Top Chef "Fan Favorite," as he makes his first trip to the Philippines.
Hear from Kaua'i farmer Valerie Kaneshiro, forced to leave her home on an Ojibwe reservation in Wisconsin at 15.
Follow popular Hawai'i chef Andrew Le to Ho Chi Minh City, to taste pho, the national dish of Vietnam, and to connect to his family roots in the city his parents fled in 1975, barely escaping the fall of Saigon.
Join chefs Ed Kenney and Andrew Le in Hanoi to learn about the origins of pho.
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