Crystal Cruises has released the second episode in its 12-part video series highlighting the flavors of the world. In the latest installment of “Crystal Cruises Presents: A Culinary Journey Hosted by Chef Jon Ashton,” the chef explores the traditional variety and preparation of Hawaiian poke while the ship was visiting Honolulu. He is guided by Hawaiian food and tourism expert, Gio Mazzarella, to local markets and restaurants specializing in the freshest seafood and delving into the simplicity of the island’s ingredients.

Following his time ashore, Chef Ashton then returns to Crystal Serenity where he and Crystal’s own culinary team create three new dishes inspired by Hawaii.

The “Crystal Cruises Presents: A Culinary Journey Hosted by Chef Jon Ashton” video series highlights the connection between the cuisines of global destinations and the culinary experience aboard Crystal ships, long renowned for their creativity and variety and served in casually elegant venues on board.

Visiting an array of locales around the world with Crystal Serenity, the “Culinary Journey” video series features local chefs, farmers and expert guides showcasing the signature dishes – and tips for preparing them – in an array of locales, taking him and viewers off the beaten paths into the heart of each place’s culinary spirit. The videos air every two weeks, published on “Crystal Insider” blog and/or Crystal Cruises’ YouTube channel.

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