Molokaʻi is nestled between the islands of Oʻahu, Maui and Lanaʻi, measuring only 38 miles in length and 10 miles in width. It’s the least populated of all the Hawaiian Islands and residents prefer it that way. Fiercely independent, they fish, hunt, plant taro and tend to their gardens, proudly passing down their traditions from one generation to the next.
The Emmy Award-winning series Family Ingredients returns for its third season, with new episodes that celebrate our Hawai‘i roots through food, genealogy and travel – with a spotlight on stewardship, community and sustainability. Surfer, photographer and activist Ha‘a Keaulana is a member of the west side O‘ahu family who serve as guardians of the famous Mākaha Beach. She is an integral part of a community committed to promoting sustainable practices for her island and the planet.
Vietnamese American Chef Andrew Le is friendly, carefree, fun and funny. He is also passionate about his work, family and mother who is keeper of all the secret broths! In this episode we learn about how the Le family immigrated to Hawaiʻi after the Fall of Saigon in 1975 and became an American success story. Today they own one of the most popular restaurants in Hawaiʻi.
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, Hawaii, 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.
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 Hawaii.
Whether it’s returning to the source, chasing your love, respecting the land or awakening the past – Family Ingredients is a journey where our host, Ed Kenney, highlights a simple dish that reminds us of the importance of family, friends and purpose.