California

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING
Fresno, California

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING: Fresno, California

 

This series combines flavorful ingredients, top chefs and beautiful locations for the ultimate dining experience. In the third season of the Emmy-nominated series, Australian Chef Pete Evans goes coast-to-coast, and across the sea, traveling to Nashville, Louisville, Miami, San Antonio, Hawaii and other US locations to meet the best chefs in each area and cook a delicious meal that incorporates local and seasonal ingredients.

 

Fresno, California
Pete heads to Fresno with some of California’s hottest chefs, David Kinch and Ludo Lefebvre. They take a tour of Love Apple Farms in Santa Cruz where David grows most of his produce for his restaurant, Manresa. Then they visit a farm to learn how to pick and dry their apricots. Ludo and David head to the kitchen to make a feast featuring grilled lamb shoulder with apricots, eggplant caviar, curried carrots, and a panna cotta extraordinaire.

 

Family Ingredients Season 1

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.

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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.

 

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Hawai‘i – Poi

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.

 

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Okinawa – Soki Soba

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.

 

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Tahiti – Poisson Cru

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.

 


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California – Pipi Kaula

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.

 

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Japan – Miso Soup

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.

 

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Puerto Rico – Arroz con Gandules

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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Workin’ Man Blues

Workin' Man Blues

 

Explore the dust bowl roots of country music in California through interviews with California music icons Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, and Dwight Yoakam. Grammy Award-winning musicians Michael Martin Murphey and Vince Gill also reflect on the importance of the Bakersfield sound on the country music scene.

 

POV
The Return

 

In 2012, California amended its “Three Strikes” law, shortening the sentences of thousands of “lifers.” See this unprecedented reform through the eyes of freed prisoners, disrupted families and attorneys and judges wrestling with an untested law.

 

INDEPENDENT LENS
Dogtown Redemption

 

Meet street recyclers who fight to survive in one of the poorest neighborhoods of Oakland, California. Their poignant personal stories raise questions about race, class and the rights of the poor.

 

BURIED HISTORY WITH MARK WAHLBERG
Avalon

 

Every town has a story…you just have to know where to dig. Host Mark Walberg visits Catalina Island, off the Southern California coast, and the city of Avalon. There, he uncovers important residents and families of the past, the history of development of the island into a popular tourist destination, celebrity sightings and even a few mysteries.

 

JOSEPH ROSENDO’S TRAVELSCOPE
Adventures in California’s Tri-Valley

 

Joseph sets out on a California exploration through the state’s Tri-Valley region. In his visit to the Amador, Livermore and San Ramon valleys he learns that while searching the world for the exotic, often we miss the exciting, surprising and pleasurable experiences that await close to home. In the Tri-Valley cities of Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon and Dublin and the town of Danville, Joseph discovers a slew of little-known attractions that include a thriving wine region, historic towns, a diverse culinary scene and art, music and cultural festivals.

 

INDEPENDENT LENS
Twin Sisters

 

In China in 2003, twin babies Mia and Alexandra were found in a cardboard box and placed in an orphanage, where authorities separated the infants and concealed their sibling relationship. Two sets of prospective adoptive parents — one from California and the other from Norway — meet during the adoption process and launch an investigation that reveals that the girls are sisters. The girls grow up knowing they have a twin living on the other side of the world. When the girls are eight, Mia and her family go to Norway to visit Alexandra, and discover that the girls not only look and act alike, but are unmistakably and inextricably connected to each other.

 

JOSEPH ROSENDO’S TRAVELSCOPE
San Francisco’s Changing Neighborhoods

 

San Francisco is a city of neighborhoods and within its seven-by-seven mile boundary it seems every patch of ground has a name. In this episode Joseph searches some of the city’s neighborhoods for what distinguishes them from the rest and makes them must-visit attractions.

 

INDEPENDENT LENS
East of Salinas

 

This film is a story about immigration, childhood and circumstance. With little support at home, Salinas, California third grader Jose Ansaldo often turns to his teacher, Oscar Ramos, once a migrant farm kid himself. Oscar helps Jose imagine a future beyond the lettuce fields where his parents work. But Jose was born in Mexico – and he’s on the cusp of understanding the implications of that.

 

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