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Archive: Oct 2016

Hawaiian Charcuterie Workshop

Links of chipolata being made during François's 2014 workshop. Daniel Lane photo.
Links of chipolata being made during François's 2014 workshop. Daniel Lane photo.

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, invited

Canoe Plant Festival Celebrates National Farm-to-School Month

Breadfruit crudités with chive blossoms. Daniel Lane photo.
Harvesting kalo on the north shore of Kauai. Daniel Lane photo

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

Winners of the Tasting Kauai Coconut Cook Off

Celebrity chef Sam Choy and two audience giveaway winners judge the Tasting Kauai Coconut Cook Off. Daniel Lane photo.
(From left) Joe Fox, Michael Young, Rodman Machado, Sean Smull, Thomas Fuquay, Ron Miller, Adam Watten, Eric Sudeth. Daniel Lane photo.

(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 apron with white pinstripes is tied around his waist. Michael Young, executive chef at Sheraton Kauai, pulls his ponytail from the apron strapped over his chef’s whites. Ron and Micheal shake hands as Michael Sterioff, owner of Passion Bakery, delivers bags of baguettes and ciabatta breads, still warm from the oven. As the six remaining chefs trickle in, they greet each other with smiles, handshakes and claps on the back.