Jake Myrick (left) and Noriko Kamei (right) of Sequoia Sake taste a batch of their brew. | Still from "The Migrant Kitchen"
Why Sake Brewers Got Into the Industry

Why Sake Brewers Got Into the Industry

When Jake Myrick and Noriko Kamei decided to start their own sake brewery in the United States, they wanted to make sure they retained the Japanese craftsmanship that characterizes the process making of namazake, or unpasteurized sake. Initial reactions to their venture were mixed, at best.

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Sequoia Sake

Jake Myrick and Noriko Kamei have taken their love for namazake and created Sequoia Sake, a small brewery in the heart of San Francisco. Rooted in the traditions of Japanese sake brewing, they work to resurrect an heirloom rice in California and pioneer the young but growing craft sake movement in the US.

  • 2020-04-05T09:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

Mister Jiu's Chinatown

In San Francisco’s Chinatown, Brandon Jew walks the line between his Chinese heritage and his American upbringing with his restaurant, Mister Jiu’s. With the rapid gentrification of the neighborhood, the face of the country’s oldest Chinatown is changing while a younger generation holds on to the traditions and flavors of the past.

  • 2020-04-19T09:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

Man'oushe

Two extraordinary women of Palestinian descent, Reem Assil and Lamees Dahbour, use food to bring their misunderstood homeland closer to Western tolerance and acceptance.

  • 2020-04-26T09:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD