Hello All -
I have read an interesting post by Dick Eastman and a couple other folks about a tv program in the US called Top Chef. You might wonder why genealogist are interested in a cooking show. Well, in this latest episode of TC one of the challenges was to cook a dish that represents the contestant's heritage. The contestants were to travel to Ellis Island in New York City. Megan Smolenyak worked behind the scenes to research the five remaining contestant's family history. One of the interesting things about it was the two of the contestants were related (distant cousins from Italy). It is good to see genealogy being seen in other areas. I wouldn't have expected it on a cooking show.
If you haven't seen this episode you can view it here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hE30EX63NkI (Part 1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJ9k0nAbLtE (Part 2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrJH61i4-go (Part 3)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2X0Mqzn7dLw (Part 4)
The program links have been put into four segments. Part 2 is really where you can see the contestants learning about their ancestry.