Tom Colicchio: Early Years (02:30)
Colicchio explains how he first fell in love with food. Learn about his childhood and how he got started in the restaurant business.
Ming Tsai: Early Years (01:47)
Tsai shares his experiences growing up as the child of Chinese immigrants. The family stayed connected to China through food.
Aaron Sanchez: Early Years (03:18)
The award winning chef and Food Network star learned to cook from his mother. She left Mexico for New York City and opened a restaurant.
Sanchez: Zarela Martinez (02:11)
Sanchez's mother shares her connection to the ranch where she was raised.
Sanchez: Immigration (04:15)
Sanchez learns that his family originally came to the U.S. to avoid the Mexican Revolution. His great-great-grandfather eventually returned to Mexico.
Sanchez: Birds of Passage (03:29)
Colicchio learns how and when his ancestors came to America. Immigrants often made trips back and forth between their homeland and America.
Sanchez: Arriving in the U.S. (03:33)
Colicchio's great-grandfather fought in WWI. On his fourth trip to the U.S., he brought his family.
Tsai: Grandparents (03:01)
Tsai's grandparents shared their love of food, but not their experiences in China. Tsai learns of the hardships that his grandparents lived through.
Tsai: Civil War (03:54)
Tsai's grandfather, in fear of his life, fled China when the communist government gained control.
Colicchio: Vallata, Italy (02:35)
Learn why this small mountain town was a difficult place to live.
Colicchio: Vito Marino (02:08)
Colicchio's third great-uncle was arrested and executed for being a bandit. An earthquake demolished most of Vallata.
Sanchez: Hilario Gabilondo Guridi (03:43)
Sanchez's third great-grandfather was a commander in the Mexican army.
Sanchez: Guridi (03:05)
Sanchez learns that his Mexican ancestor was actually born in Spain.
Tsai: Cultural Shrines (02:41)
Tsai learns that his family tree survived the communist destruction, confirming the lineage in an existing family book.
Tsai: Huang Di (02:10)
Tsai learns that his family line leads back over one hundred generations to one of the original five emperors of China.
DNA Analysis (02:00)
Colicchio views his complete family tree. Tsai and Colicchio's DNA tests match the information found in their family trees.
Sanchez: DNA Analysis (03:17)
Sanchez learns that he has Native American roots.
Credits: The Melting Pot: Finding Your Roots, Season 2 (00:30)
Credits: The Melting Pot: Finding Your Roots, Season 2
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