Last year I attended a Slow Food O‘ahu event—a talk by Gary Nabhan, author of Coming Home to Eat, on reviving food traditions. His lecture and slide show were followed by a panel discussion, really a talk story session with everyone sitting in a circle in the community room at Queen Emma Palace, with local farming celebrities Ka‘ala Farm’s Eric Enos, taro farmer Paul Reppun and MA‘O Organic Farms‘ Gary and Kukui Maunakea Forth. Continue reading “Land of opportunity?”
Food plays a key role in I Am Love, the quiet tour de force from Luca Guadagnino. When ruling-class Milan housewife Emma (an extraordinary Tilda Swinton, who learned Italian and Russian for the role) tastes chef Antonio’s food for the first time, it’s all over. Her life has changed. She falls in love. She falls in love with the first bite of his glistening, red … Continue reading Food is love
NOTE Dec 15, 2010: Zaratez Mexicatessen now has a permanent residency in Kapahulu at 3121 Mokihana St, in the parking lot up the street from Waiola Shave Ice (heading makai on Kapahulu, turn left at Burgers on the Edge). A two-taco plate from Paul Zarate’s Zaratez Mexicatessen lunch wagon (just $7, WITH a drink!). On the left carnitas, the right chorizo (instant winnah!). The carnitas … Continue reading Chorizoooooo!