Cochon Island: Pig night out at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

“The pig is a magical animal,” said Brady Lowe, founder of Cochon555 at Taste in Kaka‘ako last Wednesday. “You sound like Homer Simpson,” chuckled Lee Anne Wong, who is one of five guest chefs who will cook at Cochon Island, the Hawai‘i version of Cochon 555, on Hawai‘i Island this Saturday. When Lowe launched Cochon 555 in 2008, his original concept was five chefs, five … Continue reading Cochon Island: Pig night out at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

New York Times essay winner heading to HI—looks forward to learning about food security efforts and trying poi

In March, Ariel Kaminer, author of the New York Times Magazine‘s “The Ethicist” column, invited people to send in essays answering the question: Is it ethical to eat meat? The results were published in last Sunday’s issue, and the winner, Jay Bost, is planning to move to Hawai‘i next year to pursue a Ph.D. in tropical plant and soil science. The agroecologist currently teaches at … Continue reading New York Times essay winner heading to HI—looks forward to learning about food security efforts and trying poi

Keep one of the island’s best things to eat available

Have you ever tasted freshly pounded kalo? If you’ve only ever had store-bought, plastic-bagged poi, eating pa‘i ‘ai right off the papa ku‘i ‘ai is like having your first bite of Peter Luger porterhouse after only eating panfried Safeway steak your whole life. That’s not hyperbole! You’re in the land of pa‘i ‘ai and yet if you haven’t tried it, most likely it’s because it … Continue reading Keep one of the island’s best things to eat available