Cooking Hawaiian Style—the TV show and website—documents and preserves a vital part of island culture: its food. Anyone who lives in the islands knows that food—both making it and sharing it—is at the top of everyone’s list of favorable activities.

And when we talk food in Hawai‘i, we are also talking ‘ohana as it is with ‘ohana that food is enjoyed from baby l?‘au, graduations, and other celebrations, to potlucks, barbecues, dining out, and family get togethers. Many of Hawai‘i’s best recipes are passed down from generation to generation. 

Frank and Lanai’s Cooking Hawaiian Style television show invites well-known celebrities and chefs to share their favorite dishes by preparing the recipes while the cameras are rolling. Inevitably, the recipes turn out to be a family favorite or the professional chef talks about how a family member influenced his or her cooking. Usually the recipes come with stories and notes to ignite fond island and ‘ohana memories.