taste the islands

Direct Heat

Jamaican Chef Irie and Haitian Chef Thia create a sumptuous grilled menu with okra wrapped in proscuitto, grilled lamb in guava mint sauce, churrasco steak with chimichurri sauce and roasted red snapper. Co-host Lisa Lee visits a Caribbean grilling mecca called Oistins.

Available until
2019-06-30T00:00:00-07:00

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Sak Pase

Chef Thia creates a menu reminiscent of home with a simple tomato avocado salad, Haitian tasso de dinde - turkey sauteed in white wine, djon djon mushroom rice and a passion fruit rum punch. She shares her memories of youth in the land of kreyol.

  • 2019-04-29T04:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

Roots and Rum

Chef Irie explores Afro and French Caribbean cuisine with a simple celery salad, scallops in sauce chien, camarofongo (plantains) with sauteed shrimp, finished with a pineapple coconut cocktail. Co-host Lisa Lee takes us on a trip to the oldest rum factory in the world.

  • 2019-05-06T04:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

Morning Glory

Chef Thia explores a variety of island breakfast options with codfish Creole and sauteed boniatos, cornmeal polenta with spinach, breakfast chicken patties and spicy hot chocolate. Co-host Lisa Lee shares her visit to three island daytime eateries.

  • 2019-05-13T04:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

Cultural Composite

Chef Irie takes a culinary journey through the Dutch Caribbean islands making carni stoba (beef stew), curried peanut chicken with sauteed green beans, sweet noodle cakes with warm apple compote, and a refreshing papaya cocktail. Co-host Lisa Lee visits a world class Caribbean restaurant with international influences.

  • 2019-05-20T04:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD