Through the eyes of four chefs, we explore the vast Asian diaspora and prove that if we are what we eat, we’re all a little bit Asian. Cultural and culinary mashups take form in Park’s Filipino-American BBQ, J.J.
Off the Menu, a feature documentary, is a road trip into the kitchens, factories, temples and farm of Asian Pacific America that explores how our relationship to food reflects our evolving communities.
The Chicano Wave Mexican-Americans in CA, TX and across the Southwest create their own distinct musical voices during the second half of the 20th century. Their music would play an important role in the struggle for Chicano civil rights and ultimately propel them from the barrio to the national stage.
Heading to the Hawai’i Food and Wine festival, Ming bumps into Chefs Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong, masters of Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine. They decide to head to the kitchen to create three distinct and flavorful fish dishes.
The rigors to ensure quality and consistency in his establishments, along with TV appearances, interviews and an online presence, keep Chef Ludo Lefevbre busy. When he needs to escape, he heads to Paris in the spring, where the emphasis is on life’s joy and fun.
“La terre”- the earth – is where ingredients for some of Chef Ludo Lefebvre’s favorite dishes are cultured, grown, harvested and served. Explore the vegetables, gardens and memories that contribute to his preparations.
“La mer” means, simply, the sea. Explore the oceanic bounty of France with Chef Ludo Ludo Lefebvre. Ludo’s eyes light up when he describes the lobsters of Brittany, oysters from Cancale and a myriad of other extraordinary culinary jewels.
Ludo meets with his partners to discuss the business decisions that go into serving fine food in a strip mall setting. He demonstrates the restaurant dishes that best embody the cultural mash-up and high/low flair of his strip mall philosophy.
Host and physicist Dr. Derek Muller unlocks the mysteries of uranium, one of the Earth’s most controversial elements. Dr. Muller embarks on a journey across the globe to explain the fascinating details of uranium’s birth and longevity. Born from the collapse of a star, uranium has brought hope, progress and destruction.
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