Family Ingredients

Wisconsin

Valerie Kaneshiro, a mixture of Japanese and Native American, was raised on the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe reservation in Wisconsin, her mom’s ancestral home. Forced to leave her home at 15, disconnected from her Indian roots she so loved, Valerie tells a story of loss and rediscovery and all the lessons learned while sharing an ingredient to a cultural dish found in Wisconsin and Hawaii.

Wisconsin

30s

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    Kaua’i Pa’akai (salt)

    S3 E4 - 25m 31s

    We follow Raiatea from Molokaʻi to Kauaʻi, where her maternal roots are deeply connected to the salt ponds of Hanapēpē, one of the most highly prized natural salts in the world. In this episode we learn more about her family tree which is like a puzzle – each precious piece reveals a part of Hawaiʻiʻs unique history.

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    Molokaʻi Poke

    S3 E3 - 25m 32s

    Molokaʻi is nestled between the islands of Oʻahu, Maui and Lanaʻi, measuring only 38 miles in length and 10 miles in width. It’s the least populated of all the Hawaiian Islands and residents prefer it that way. Fiercely independent, they fish, hunt, plant taro and tend to their gardens, proudly passing down their traditions from one generation to the next.

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    California Smoked Fish

    S3 E2 - 25m 31s

    North Shore’s Jack Johnson, singer-songwriter, surfer and ocean activist, reveals the influence his father had on him and shares those memories on a road trip along the California coast. Enjoy the music, smoked fish and tales about early surfer migration to Hawaii.

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