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  • Hawaii (Big) Island Farmers Markets

    Ripe Kona coffee cherries in a basketAt the Hawaii Island's farmers markets, you can find locally grown mango, papaya, pineapple, coconut, organic peppers, and, of course, coffee. And lots more produce. Sometimes, even arts and crafts made by Hawaii artists and craftspeople. Some of these markets are veritable restaurants. You can nosh your way through your morning shopping. Read More
  • The Art of Making Vanilla

    hawaiian vanilla pupuA three-mile drive on a curvy, country road along Hawaii Island’s Hamakua Coast will take the full weight of your foot to make the increase in elevation and deliver you to Paauilo, 2,000 feet above sea level. Here, you will relax your foot and step out into the crisp air and face the hefty wooden doors of bright, yellow building with a tin roof that was once a slaughterhouse, coffee mill and is now home to a vanilla farm. Read More
  • Slurp. Swoosh. Spit. Its the Kona Coffee Cupping Event.

    Kona coffee cupping competition judge takes a good sniffFor the past 25 years as an importer of green specialty coffees from around the world, John King has started his day—and sometimes spent entire days on end—cupping coffee. If you’re going to cup coffee, it doesn’t get much better than the annual Kona Coffee Cupping Competition, held every November.

     

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  • Greenwell Coffee Farms

    You start each day with a cup. Why not see where it comes from? One of the Big Island’s tastiest is from Tom Greenwell’s coffee farm.

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  • Dining Finds at Outrigger Hotels in Hawaii

    Outrigger Hotels and Resorts in Hawaii are not just tops for comfy accommodations in all the right locations on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Hawaii Island.  They're terrific places to dig into something delicious!  Check out these dining finds!

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  • Restaurants with Celebrated Desserts

    The holidays are the time to splurge. On presents. Love. Lights. And food. When it comes to food, we're really talking desserts. Pies. Cookies. Tarts. Cakes. And souffles. Have you ever chosen a restaurant because of its dessert? I mean, sure the entrees are good. The ambiance is good. The service is good. Sometimes even beyond good in all these categories. But the desserts? Pure and utter decadence. Mouth-watering goodness. I'm-gonna-run-five-extra-miles-worth-it-ness. That's what we're talking about here. Listed below are some favorite desserts, as professed by the people who know--a few of Hawaii's food bloggers.


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  • Five Favorite Foods from Hawaii

    mother and daughter enjoy shave ice in hawaiiHawaii's most iconic foods just might be shave ice, kalua pigs, malasadas, poke and--if you're headed to Oahu's North Shore--a plate of shrimp from one of the well-known food trucks that line the side of the road. Watch our "Top 5 Must-Try Foods of Hawaii."

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  • Holiday Recipe Ideas

    Fresh ahi cut in bite-size cubes and tossed with green onions, a pinch of chili pepper flakes, a sprinkling of sea salt, some shoyu and sesame oil. Pork and butterfish seasoned with crushed garlic and wrapped in leaves of taro. Grilled chicken topped with a sweet and sour sauce of pineapple and papaya. These are classic tastes of Hawaii. Read More
  • Taste Hawaii's Finest Flavors

    Artful appetizers served up at Chai's Bistro in Honolulu, HawaiiMaine has its lobster.  Alaska has its crab.  In Hawaii, it’s all about the fish.  There are more than a dozen local fish you might find on a restaurant’s menu here.  It can get a bit confusing. Read More
  • The Farmer Behind the Food

    The Hawaiian Islands began their own local, fresh and sustainable food movement nearly 30 years ago under the Hawaii Regional Cuisine movement. Today the "farm-to-table" concept thrives in Hawaii with many restaurant and at-home chefs building meals around what is grown or sourced on farms across Hawaii—from farmers they know on a first-name basis. But the locavore concept really isn't anything new to Hawaii. It existed here all along.

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