PBS Hawaii Presents
Thursday, August 22 at 9:00 pm
Family Ingredients is an innovative show that blends food, travel and genealogy. It follows the origins of a featured guest's favorite meal - and the family roots associated with it. It showcases Hawaii's multicultural communities, as well as the far-off lands of ancestors who brought their recipes to Hawaii. "When people talk about cooking shows, people instantly think that we're cooking a dish in a kitchen," said Executive Producer Heather Haunani Giugni, creator of Family Ingredients. "We are definitely following a dish, but it's so multi-layered. That's what makes it all so fun. That Japanese dish that everybody takes for granted, like raw egg on rice, is not as simple as it looks - it has a huge history to it." One essential layer to the Family Ingredients project is the team behind it, said Giugni. Hawaii food activist and advertising consultant Dan Nakasone is the show's producer, while filmmaker Ty Sanga (Stones) directs. Ed Kenney, head chef at TOWN Restaurant in Kaimuki and a local sustainability champion, hosts the show.