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THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW
Season 5 Masterclass 1

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW: Season 5 Masterclass 1

 

After ten weeks of baking mayhem, calm finally descends on the Baking Show tent. Mary and Paul take up the reins to make the signature, technical and showstopper challenges that they set the bakers in the first couple of weeks of the series, and show us what they would have done had the roles been reversed in the tent.

 

Paul makes a blackcurrant and liquorice swirly swiss roll, whilst Mary takes us through the very first technical of the series – her perfect cherry cake with lemon icing. Paul demonstrates how to make two types of savoury biscuits, and Mary shows us the correct way to make florentines, before finishing with her show-stopping miniature classic coffee and walnut cakes.

 

 

 

Royal Talent
The Lim Family of Kohala, Hawai‘i Island

Siblings Sonny Lim, Nani Lim Yap, Lorna Lim and Leialoha Lim Amina

 

Cover Story: Royal Talent, The Lim Family of Kohala, Hawai‘i Island

By Liberty Peralta, PBS Hawai‘i

 

Royalty and talent. Chances are, it’s rare you’ve met someone – much less an entire family – who could truly lay claim to both.

 

For the Lim Family of Kohala, Hawai‘i Island, royalty and talent course through their veins.

 

The Lims’ lineage can be traced back to Alapa‘i Nui, the chief who once ruled Hawai‘i Island. As the birthplace of King Kamehameha the Great, and the residence of high chiefs (ali‘i nui), the Kohala district is featured in many ancestral stories.

 

“Kohala’s history had a lot of royalty,” says Lorna Lim. “A lot of the families still exist today. They keep family stories alive through chants and mele.”

 

The musically talented Lims are one of those families, with each family member well-versed in music, chants and hula. The six Lim siblings are: Leialoha Lim Amina, Nani Lim Yap, Charmaine “Minnie” Lim Davis, Elmer Jr. “Sonny” Lim, Lorna Lim and James “Kimo” K.H. Lim. Kimo died in a helicopter accident in 1997.

 

Their mother, the late singer Mary Ann Lim, was hired as a cook, then as an entertainer, at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in the 1960s. Naturally, the performances became a family affair.

 

LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX. Get to know two Lim family members through in-depth conversations: entertainer and kumu hula Nani Lim Yap and her son, fashion designer and hula practitioner Manaola Yap.To this day, the Lim children continue to carry the family’s musical torch. Nani, Sonny and Lorna still perform regularly at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, as well as the nearby Mauna Lani Hotel. They also frequent Japan to perform, and have traveled as far as Europe to entertain audiences.

 

“We’re real grassroots,” says Nani, whose husband Ed Yap is also an integral part of this musical family. “We’ve not really advertised what we do, who we are. I think it’s just [people] seeing what we do.”

 

This month, PBS Hawai‘i viewers can see for themselves what the Lim family can do. A new episode of Nā Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song, recorded in our Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Multimedia Studio, features the Lims in a new setting, but a familiar scene: surrounded by music and family. Among the songs they perform are: “Ka‘anoi Pua-Pua Olena,” “Lei Ana O Kohala,” “He Hene Ahahana,” “Ka Wahine O Ka Lua” and “Pau Hana Rag.” Among the featured hula dancers are: Leialoha Lim Amina; Lorna’s daughter Wehi; and Nani’s daughter Asia.

 

NĀ MELE: Traditions in Hawaiian Song | Monday, January 28,7:30 pm

 

There’s more. In a new episode of Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox, Nani Lim Yap reminisces about growing up with her siblings on Parker Ranch, going on long rides in the family’s Rambler station wagon, and overcoming stage fright. “I performed before as a dancer, but not as a singer,” she explains. “I could not look at the crowd.” Today, in addition to her regular Kohala hotel gigs with Sonny and Lorna, Nani is also an accomplished kumu hula.

 

And in a Long Story Short encore, we revisit our conversation with Nani’s son, Manaola Yap. A fashion designer who made a splash at the 2017 New York Fashion Week, he’s also a musician, hula practitioner and chanter.

 

“I do not name myself to be a designer that went to school and did all of that because that’s not me,” Manaola says. “I specifically come from the background and the understanding of the traditions of hula and the dance in its most traditional element.”

 

It all comes back to the Lims’ commitment to tradition and storytelling. “Hula, it is bringing those words to a living form,” says Lorna. “And then you realize that mele are portals back in time. You bring this song [from the past] back to life, and come right back here to our time.”

 

LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX: Guest Manaola Yap will be broadcast Tuesday, January 15, 7:30 pm. Guest Lani Lim Yapʻs show will be broadcast Tuesday, January 22, 7:30 pm

 

 

 

 

Lidia Celebrates America
A Heartland Holiday Feast

Lidia Celebrates America: A Heartland Holiday Feast

 

In her latest documentary special A Heartland Holiday Feast, Lidia Bastianich takes viewers on a cross-country journey. She explores how Americans representing diverse heritages are both preserving their own culinary traditions and transforming local cuisine.

 

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MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING
Chris Kostow and Charter Oak

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING: Chris Kostow and Charter Oak

 

Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking host Pete Evans brings Napa’s finest sustainably grown produce to the table. Charter Oak chefs Christopher Kostow and Katianna Hong’s elemental cooking styles highlight the best of the Napa Valley. The menu for this week’s feast features unusual farm-fresh crops including morels, purple asparagus, and flowering herbs. A tartine of green garlic, lardo, and peas is also served up on bread grilled lightly on an open hearth, and fresh rigatoni gets topped with a house-made lamb ragu. Bartender Jason Duck combines bold and earthy Mezcal with bright hibiscus, adding punch to the start of the meal.

 

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THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW
Christmas Masterclass IV

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW: Christmas Masterclass IV

 

Join judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood as they detail how to make perfect mince pies, Christmas pudding and Christmas cake, and introduce some tasty new treats for the holiday season.

 

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MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING
Maria Loi’s Guest Feast

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING: Maria Loi's Guest Feast

 

Authentic Greek flavors are served up on this episode of Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking. Esteemed Greek chefs Maria Loi and Maria Benardis give host Pete Evans the insider’s tour of some of the city’s best ingredients. This includes foraging for mushrooms just north of the city, and a stop at Urbani Truffles to pick up a few delicate morsals for Pete’s Greek-inspired salad with feta and fresh truffles. The culinary trio also makes a stop at the famous Poseidon Greek Bakery to pick up a little dessert to cap off a memorable feast.

 

 

A CHEF’S LIFE:
The Final Harvest

A CHEF'S LIFE: Harvest Special

 

After five momentous seasons of A CHEF’S LIFE, Vivian hosts Harvest Special, a farewell feast of epic proportions. This series finale begins as a tractor pushes through her family’s cornfield to carve out the open-air dining room of Vivian’s dreams. She gathers Summer’s last vegetables from Warren Brothers’ farm for a batch of chow-chow.

 
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MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING
Two Marcs in Tribeca

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING

 

Discover some of New York City’s best kept secrets as host Pete Evans of Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking heads to the trendy Tribeca neighborhood in Manhattan. Chefs Marc Forgione and Marc Murphy reveal a few fine cooking favorites in this foodie haven. Parm cookies make a chic pairing for cocktails. Rib-eye with a pea-avocado tahini puree and pea shoots embodies the evolving hip culture of Tribeca.

 

 

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW
The Final

 

After weeks of pastries, cakes, and bread, three bakers have made it to the Final. But they face the last and most demanding of challenges yet as every aspect of their baking skill is scrutinized.

 

 

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW
Patisserie

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW: Patisserie

 

There are only four bakers left vying for a place in the much sought after final. It’s possible to hear a pin drop in the kitchen as the bakers pull out the stops for their showstopping choux gateaus.

 

 

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