Welcome to So much more Hawaii, a blogger’s view of paradise
-by Jessica Festa A wine tasting at Volcano Winery Those looking for an epicurious escape need look no further than Hawaii’s Big Island. With a culinary culture influenced by the destination’s volcanic soils, water access and ancient traditions, there is much to taste around the island. To help you plan your tasty itinerary, here is [...]
Chefs, please pack your knives and go…to Maui! It is THE moment Top Chef fans have been waiting for all season. The island of Maui takes center stage as Bravo’s hit culinary competition show crowns its Season 11 champion in the Aloha State in a two-part finale airing Wednesday, Jan. 29 and Wednesday, Feb. 5, [...]
Congratulations to The Pig & The Lady, the newest restaurant to open in Honolulu’s Chinatown! I’ve been following Chef Andrew Le and his family’s cooking endeavors since they started doing pop-up dinners at Hank’s Haute Dogs two years ago. Since then, they’ve been feeding hoardes of hungry foodies at the KCC, Kailua and Blaisdell Farmers’ [...]
If you’ve ever watched food television, you’ve probably seen Ming Tsai, the strikingly tall, charming, and talented chef known for being a pioneer and innovator of East-West cuisine. A James Beard award winner for Best Chef Northeast in 2002, he is chef/owner of the highly regarded Blue Ginger in Wellesley, Mass. and the recently opened Blue [...]
This article originally appeared in December 2012 on Naomi Bishop’s blog. Below is a snippet from Naomi’s dining experience around the Hawaiian Islands.
Like so many of our trips, our Hawaii vacation quickly spiraled into ‘research.’ As in, I carted us all over creation looking for the best bites the islands have to offer.
By Nevin Martell A recent trip to the Aloha State included a non-stop exploration of the local food scene. In this second of three posts, I look back at our favorite gastro memories from “The Garden Isle,” where we enjoyed a porky burger, primo poke, and, of course, shaved ice. The Feral Pig Hawaii’s heritage [...]
This article originally appeared in June 2012 on We Blog The World. Below is a snippet from Renee Blodgett’s spa experience on Maui. I recently had a remarkable experience at Maui’s O’o Farm, an organic farm that lies on eight acres of pristine land which has been sustainably maintained and biodynamically cultivated. It is a [...]
by Joshua Lurie My fall trip to Hawaii was to learn about the increasing connection between islanders and their homegrown food. For years, Hawaii imported 85% of its food from across the Pacific, but islanders are finally starting to harness the power of their fertile volcanic soil to produce food on-site, and that means taking [...]
Don’t go chasing waterfalls… The hip hop trio of TLC clearly never visited Hawai’i. This song is bogus! Contrary to their advice, you should chase waterfalls. Because they’re quite pretty. And chase other adventures when visiting the island of Hawai’i because you know what? It’s a great excuse to have a big, delicious meal to reward your adventuresome stomach — I mean spirit.
Travel and food writers often say, don’t eat in the hotel, go out and explore, lest you become fully absorbed into a Jabba the Hutt-like resort repose, addicted to pillow mints and pay-per-view movies. Well, maybe not the Jabba the Hutt part, but the general advice tends to lean towards hotels being the HQ for luggage and sleeping only, which normally I’d tend to agree.