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FAMILY INGREDIENTS
Lānaʻi, Hawaiʻi ‐ Venison

 

Cultural pride can be found everywhere in world but on the tiny island of Lanaʻi, one woman makes it a way of life. Hula dancer and sustainable hunter Anela Evans is remarkable in many ways but it is the memory of her father and her love of all things Hawaiian that keeps this young woman committed to championing the land she walks on.

 

 



GLOBE TREKKER
Food Hour: Southern China

GLOBE TREKKER - Food Hour: Southern China

 

Celebrated New Zealand chef Peter Gordon discovers the roots of Cantonese cuisine. Peter’s journey takes him north to Lianzhou, the mountain home of the Yao tribe, where he cooks succulent spiced pork. Next he walks the rice fields of the Pearl River Delta, and meets traditional medical doctors in Foshan. He also cooks up a strength-giving feast for dragon boat racing crews in Guangzhou, shops in the fabled market of Qingping and samples street fare in Chaozhou.

 

 

JOSEPH ROSENDO’S TRAVELSCOPE
Taiwan, Naturally

 

From its serpentine coastline and towering mountains to its verdant forests and remote offshore islands, Taiwan’s natural beauty is surprising. Yet, while it may be far from what the casual visitors expects, Taiwan’s nine national parks and thirteen national scenic areas have much to attract and mesmerize the nature lover. In this Taiwan adventure Joseph climbs into the mountains to explore the country’s forested sanctuaries replete with soothing hot springs, he harvests the riches of the seas with a local chef and joins Taiwanese and foreigners alike at a great bird watching contest. While traversing a country that is working to strike a balance between the preservation of natural and cultural resources and the needs of tourism, Joseph discovers still one more story to tell in a country rich with tales.

 

 

A CHEF’S LIFE
King Cornbread

A CHEFʻS LIFE: King Cornbread

 

Vivian visits a Kinston institution that merges cornbread with another Southern signature to make “pig and a puppy,” then crafts a version for a charity dinner. Mrs. Scarlett and Ms. Lillie’s cornbread cook-off showcases their different traditions.

 

 

A CHEF’S LIFE
Liver Lover

 

Vivian visits one of her favorite farmers and an eastern North Carolina restaurant known for its fried liver. She learns that not all livers are created equal. Back at home, Mrs. Scarlett prepares a humble, old-school dish of beef liver and onions, which inspires Vivian to introduce a fancy, controversial liver dish to the restaurant’s menu.

 

 

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING
Puerto Rico

 

Miami chef Michelle Bernstein steps into the host role as Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking travels to Puerto Rico—an episode that was filmed in the summer prior to Hurricane Maria, and is dedicated to all of the people and organizations working towards the island’s recovery. Joined by chefs Kevin Roth and Ventura Vivoni, Michelle travels to the Tommy Forte Seafood Market, which offers everything from swordfish to shark, and to Frutos del Guacabo, which provides the highest quality fruits and vegetables to chefs all across the region. They then prepare a feast brimming with tropical fruits and fresh seafood.

 

 

A CHEF’S LIFE
Chasing Trout

A CHEFʻS LIFE: Chasing Trout

 

In the fifth season of this award-winning series, Vivian hits the road in a food truck to support her first cookbook, a 500-page “culinary love letter.”

 

Chasing Trout
Vivian plans a respite from the road during the holidays, but is busy at home. She volunteers at a soup kitchen and does one last book signing in Kinston. She also prepares a Feast of the Seven Fishes dinner where trout – from roe to filet – shines.

 

 

A CHEF’S LIFE
Persimmon Style

A CHEFʻS LIFE: Persimmon Style - Photo:Ted Richardson, For The Washington Post

 

In the fifth season of this award-winning series, Vivian hits the road in a food truck to support her first cookbook, a 500-page “culinary love letter.”

 

Persimmon Style
Vivian takes her twins to pick persimmons and learns about the different varieties of the fruit. Back in Kinston, she gets a pudding lesson from Chef Bill Smith of Crook’s Corner in Chapel Hill.

 

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