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The Shops at Kukuiula Presents the 2nd Annual Poipu Food & Wine Festival

Our Kauai Food Tour -South Shore concludes at Kauai’s premiere gourmet farmers market at the Shops at Kukuiula. Daniel Lane photo The Shops at Kukuiula and Poipu Beach Resort Association’s 2nd Annual Poipu Food & Wine Festival runs through November 12. Similar to last year’s inaugural event, this year’s festival supports the Culinary Arts Program…

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November 10, 2017

Sam Choy’s “The Choy of Cooking” Series Kicks Off

Pumpkin Crunch, Sweet Potato Haupia Pie, and Pineapple Cheesecake. Photo by Megan Fox Sam Choy is a Hawaii favorite – and there’s good reason. Well-known globally as a James Beard Award-winning chef, prolific cookbook author, and Iron Chef America personality, Chef Choy’s roots and passion come from the oceans and farmlands of Hawaii. An Oahu…

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November 3, 2017

Sheldon Simeon's Filipino Feast

Rodman Machado (left) and celebrity chef, Sheldon Simeon. Daniel Lane photo Rodman Machado teamed up with celebrity chef Sheldon Simeon for a 5-course dinner with cocktail and wine parings. Simeon, TV host, chef and owner of Tin Roof on Maui, is a Top Chef finalist who won Fan Favorite in Season 10; has two James Beard…

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September 16, 2017

Free Island Nutrition Workshop for Families Offered During Spring Break

Girl Scouts learn where their food comes from by harvesting fruit with Village Harvest. Photo courtesy of Malama Kauai. Opportunity for keiki to learn about the Hawaiian food system and enjoy healthy snacks To celebrate National Nutrition Month, Malama Kauai is offering a free food preparation and nutrition class for keiki and their families on…

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March 8, 2017

Farm to Table Events in Hawaii

Join Chef Sheldon Simeon of Tin Roof Maui at Merriman’s Fish House in Poipu on Dec. 18. This blog post is sponsored by Edible Hawaiian Islands. Two farm-to-table events in Hawaii will go toward a good cause. On Friday, Dec. 9, the Hawaii Island Paina takes place at Merriman’s Waimea with guest chef Mark “Gooch” Noguchi of Oahu….

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December 10, 2016

Hawaiian Charcuterie Workshop

Links of chipolata being made during François’s 2014 workshop. Daniel Lane photo. Charcuterie is a French word for prepared meat products, which includes deli meat, bacon, sausages and pate. I was introduced to the craft in 2014, when I wrote a story called “The Pig Gig.” Ron Miller, owner and executive chef of Hukilau Lanai,…

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October 29, 2016

Canoe Plant Festival Celebrates National Farm-to-School Month

Harvesting kalo on the north shore of Kauai. Daniel Lane photo Malama Kauai will host a Canoe Plant Festival on Sunday, October 16, to celebrate National Farm-to-School Month. The event, which is from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., will take place at their farm on Kalihiwai Ridge and showcase traditional food harvests. Polynesians brought nearly 30 plants…

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October 14, 2016

Winners of the Tasting Kauai Coconut Cook Off

(From left) Joe Fox, Michael Young, Rodman Machado, Sean Smull, Thomas Fuquay, Ron Miller, Adam Watten, Eric Sudeth. Daniel Lane photo. On a bright Saturday afternoon, Ron Miller strides into our cooking tent wearing a crisp white chef jacket with short sleeves. His restaurant, Hukilau Lanai, is embroidered across his left breast and a black…

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October 7, 2016

Local Ingredients Used at Tasting Kauai Coconut Cook Off

Maloo (ma lo oh), or “Brown” coconuts (13 to 16 months) are fully mature seeds traditionally used to make coconut cream. Daniel Lane photo. Kauai chefs will use local ingredients during the Tasting Kauai Coconut Cook Off this Saturday. To challenge them even more and open their creativity doors, the chefs will be surprised with additional ingredients from…

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September 30, 2016

Hawaii Coconut Rum Cocktail Recipe

Joey Gottesman, an Oahu-based mixologist. Daniel Lane photo. This Hawaii coconut rum cocktail recipe features Koloa Coconut Rum, an ingredient that eight chefs will use during the Tasting Kauai Coconut Cook Off. Since Koloa Rum is celebrating their 7th anniversary this month, I’ve also included four fun-rum events that save money and will tickle your palate….

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September 23, 2016