Season 1 – Episode 10: “Where Bananas Grow”
Episode #10: “Where Bananas Grow”
Initial Airing January 13, 2011
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Key West celebrates the Food and Wine Festival that features a wide selection of various wines and the exotic cuisine from the best chefs in Key West. Howard shares a “Tropical Tip” about growing bananas in the tropics. The Florida Keys are the only tropical city in the continental United States!
Next, Howard’s friend Durf shows him how to create Solar Pyrography Art. In “What’s on the Grill” with Chef Alice Weingarten, Howard learns how to make a grilled and glazed pineapple to serve with ice cream.
Flare Mixologist Tim Schwarz shows us all how to make a tropical Pina Colada while Jungle Greg’s Cockatoo samples fruit juice at the end of the bar.
Closing the episode Howard talks about his Kentucky childhood fantasy and the origins of his song “Where Bananas Grow”, which he and the Mile Marker 24 Band perform “Where Bananas Grow”. The beautiful children seen singing the chorus are Howard’s two grandchildren and Steel Drum player Toko Irie’s 5 children.