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Archive: Sep 2015

Street Burger Kauai

Street Burger, a gourmet burger bar, opens on Kauai. Daniel Lane photo One day after Street Burger opened on Kauai, there was a line out the door and people had to wait for tables. I got to try a taste when owners Kristen and Aaron Leikam (a husband and wife team who formally owned Cakes…

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September 25, 2015

Sam Choy in Kauai for Cooking Demo

Sam Choy at the 2015 Breadfruit festival in Poipu. Photo courtesy of the National Tropical Botanical Gardens. Sam Choy, Hawaii’s celebrity chef and ulu ambassador, will present a cooking demonstration on Saturday, September 19, at Times Supermarket in Kukui Grove Shopping Center. The event runs from noon to 2 p.m. and is a part of the…

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September 18, 2015

Cooking with Breadfruit

  Mature breadfruit is hard and bright green. Daniel Lane photo. Breadfruit is considered a canoe crop, which was brought to the islands by original Polynesian voyagers who settled in Hawaii. The tree and its fruit were so valuable, saplings were tucked inside canoes that travelled thousands of miles. In the Pacific, breadfruit is a culturally significant crop that has starred in movies….

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September 11, 2015

Haku Lei, a Hawaiian Crown of Flowers

A handmade haku is a celebration of life. Daniel Lane photo When I think of aloha, I think of Elvrine Chow, owner of Heavenly Hakus. She glows with joy and her smile is always bright. It must be from working around beautiful flowers. Elvrine spends her days picking flowers in full bloom and weaving them…

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September 3, 2015