This Christmas, relax with a Sebak special: Revenge of the Omelets

By Dru Sefton

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Carlene Hay serves hearty Hawaiian breakfasts at Ken’s in Hilo, one of the stops in the latest food travelogue from WQED producer Rick Sebak. (Photo: WQED)

The latest nationwide food travelogue from popular Pittsburgh producer Rick Sebak, Breakfast Special 2: Revenge of the Omelets, premieres on PBS common carriage Christmas night.

Sebak is still chuckling over the subtitle, he said in WQED’s announcement. “When I went to see our budget director and told him we were going to do Breakfast Special 2, he immediately said, ‘Oh, Revenge of the Omelets?’” Sebak said. “We don’t really have a story about any particular omelets in the show, but they get mentioned a lot.”

The original Breakfast Special ran in 2010. In this update, a WQED crew visited 10 early-morning spots from Norwalk, Conn., to Papaikou, Hawaii, that serve delicacies such as lobster hash with poached eggs, salmon cakes, Portuguese donuts and a breakfast burrito with chorizo and black beans. Viewers also learn a secret technique of injecting molasses into a biscuit.

The show, presented by WQED with support from PBS and CPB, will air at 8 p.m. Eastern.

This item was first published in Current, Dec. 17, 2012.

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