Thursday, May 29, 2008

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This Month on SYT
Roy and Nobu – find out where they eat after work
For the love of Mom – three businesses who owe their start to mom
Wanda Adams shares why Portuguese bean soup is only found in Hawaii (video)
Chuck Furuya interviews winemaking superstar Greg Brewer (podcast)
Hawaii Film Producer Chris Lee shares his best Hawaii dinner and a movie combos
Brooks Takenaka blogs from the Honolulu Fish Auction
Joan Namkoong teaches us the basic technique for making dashi (video)
D.K. Kodama – gives us the inside scoop on Kakaako’s hidden treasures

Coming Next Month
Explore Upcountry Maui with chef Bev Gannon (video)
Micro documentary “Why Eat Local”(video)
Dean Okimoto – shares a favorite family recipe

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Slow Food Workshops

Our Basic Pie Dough workshop was a huge success, almost everyone who attended left with a beautiful pie or tart (or both) that they had made themselves. A very edifying and delicious experience for all.
I am excited to announce the next workshop in this series;

Sunday, the 29th of June
4:00pm-6:00pm at North Country Farms in Kilauea

Raising and Keeping Chickens for Eggs and Meat
Overview of a Small-Scale Operation

Led by Renaissance Man, Sky Roversi-Deal of North Country Farms

Please R.S.V.P. by the 22nd of June to, space is limited

$15 at the door ($12 for Slow Food members), light meal included

Monday, May 12, 2008

Princeville Ranch Tour & BBQ

On the 21st of June, the members and guests of Slow Food Kaua'i will be given the wonderful opportunity of touring Princeville Ranch, home of Princeville Pride, Kaua'i's natural grass-fed beef. Ranchers Donn Carswell and daughter, Karin Carswell Guest will be leading the tour and will give us a rare look at the inside workings of this vast piece of living Kaua'i heritage. A barbeque will follow at the picnic gazebo out on the spectacular bluff over-looking Anini Beach, where Princeville Pride Filet Mignon and New York cuts will be grilled for our sunset enjoyment.

Princeville Ranch was one of the first established cattle ranches in Hawai'i, created during the reign of Kamehameha III. A.S. Wilcox, the Carswell’s ancestor, purchased the ranch in 1895 and ran cattle on it. The Carswell family started Pooku Stables, a trail riding operation, in 1978. The rides led across the Princeville Ranch lands, giving riders a glimpse of the grazing cattle. Then in 1994, the family also took over the cattle operation. They began proudly marketing Princeville Pride beef locally in 1996, utilizing no antibiotics or hormones. Their ranch continues to be a stellar example of sustainability.

Come and join us for this unique opportunity to see a truly local endeavor of the highest quality and to taste some delicious clean beef. For more information or reservations contact:

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Slow Food Workshops

In the spirit of Slow Food and Alice Waters’ latest book, ‘The Art Of Simple Food’, our convivium is launching a series of informal, convivial workshops. These workshops will teach traditional food and gardening skills that were once passed from generation to generation.
The workshops will take place roughly every four to six weeks, with the first one right around the corner.

Monday, the 19th of May
6:30pm-8:00pm at Icing on the Cake in Kapa’a

Basic Pie Dough; How to prepare a basic pie dough for either savory or sweet pies

Led by Andrea Quinn, Slow Food Kaua’i founding member and pastry chef/owner of Icing on the Cake

Please R.S.V.P. by the 16th of May to

$12 at the door ($10 for Slow Food members), and you get to eat some pie!