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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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  • Breadfruit: Food of the Future

    sign reads caution falling breadfruitLike fashion, food comes in and out of style. Take the coconut. Once considered a novelty drink of the tropics, coconut water has shed its husk and is now packaged in sleek, 14-ounce bottles, selling for $3.50 a pop. If Diane Ragone has her way, the next food to rise from the ashes of changing cultures and tastes will be breadfruit. What’s more is it just might curb world hunger along the way.

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  • Food Photography? Are You a Nuisance?

    hawaiian vanilla pupuIn my three-year-old blog post, I acquiesced to the food photography trend by taking my own and allowing that the act of photographing food was akin to photographing a beautiful Hawaiian sunset or Hawaiian monk seal snoozing on the beach. It captured a moment in time. It served as a keepsake. It recorded a special moment. But hot dogs? Read More
  • Sam Choy's Bounty of Breadfruit Recipes

    a smiling sam choy with a breadfruitWhile we’re on the subject of ‘ulu—breadfruit—I thought I’d share Sam Choy’s recipes from the Breadfruit Festival. He was so generous about handing them out that I doubt he’d have a problem with me posting them here, but, if you do, Sam, let me know, and I’ll pull them down.  Read More
  • Discovering Breadfruit on Big Island

    breadfruit roasting on grillOne not-so-rare discovery that I made yesterday along Kauai's Mahaulepu coastline was breadfruit. This discovery came after a weekend on Big Island enjoying the Breadfruit Festival, where I discovered 1) numerous tasty ways to eat breadfruit; and 2) an ancient agro-forest once ran a full 1/2 mile wide by 18 miles long growing--seat belts low and tight, people--breadfruit.

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