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November 14, 2016 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pmFree
Join host Chef Ed Kenney as he travels the path of ancestors, from Hawaii to the homeland in this six-episode TV documentary food genealogy travel show that explores the links between ethnic heritage and culinary arts. The first episode follows host Ed Kenney around his native Oahu in an extensive look at the food that made the biggest impact on his life ” poi, an important staple in Native Hawaiian cuisine made from taro. In the second episode Chef Ed travels to Tahiti to meet up with a young man named Maui Tauotaha sailing the globe on a traditional Polynesian double-hulled canoe. Their journey leads them to an ancestral village in search of Maui”s favorite food memory ” poisson cru, or raw fish, the quintessential Tahitian dish.
Screened with the first episode of Laos In The House Guest, a web series that highlights individuals who happen to be Lao American refugees. The debut webisode features Kris & Manila of #IEatLaoFood and explores the important role food plays in their culture and families.
Director Catzie Vilayphonh expected in attendance.