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Meet the Family Behind Hale ‘Aina Award-Winning Arancino at The Kāhala

Ichiro Inamura’s Hale ‘Aina Gold for Arancino at The Kāhala reflects a family commitment.
2018.01.18 09:52 AM

Here’s the Story Behind 2018 Hale ‘Aina Award-Winner Agu Ramen’s Hot Mess

How Parmesan and ramen got together.
2018.01.12 02:00 PM

Sour Poi Awards: Chronicling the Wild, Wacky and Just Plain Weird of 2017

The best of the worst of 2017.
2018.01.10 05:30 PM

How Side Street Inn’s Colin Nishida Went From Bar Owner to Restaurateur of the Year

All Colin Nishida wanted to do was run a bar—and now he’s 2018 Restaurateur of the Year, with Hale ‘Aina Gold awards for Best Bar Food and Best Gourmet Comfort Food.
2018.01.09 04:17 PM

The Essential Guide to Taro: A Kalo Culture Comeback

Kalo, or taro, is one of the most important foods for Native Hawaiians. Read about the culture, history and innovative new uses for the storied plant, along with some of our favorite dishes, from poi mochi doughnuts to pa‘i‘ai.
2017.12.28 08:55 AM

The Essential Guide to Taro: The Anatomy of a Kalo Plant

Learn the parts of the taro plant and find out all the power-packed health benefits of eating it.
2017.12.27 08:55 AM

The Essential Guide to Taro: Where to Buy Poi in Hawai‘i

Local companies have found ways to commercially produce poi in an effort to get more taro on the table.
2017.12.26 08:55 AM

The Essential Guide to Taro: The Significance of Kalo in Hawaiian Culture

To Native Hawaiians, the kalo plant is a sacred connection to their ancestors.
2017.12.21 08:55 AM

The Essential Guide to Taro: How to Volunteer at a Lo‘i

Volunteers learn more than just how to grow taro at these community workdays.
2017.12.19 08:55 AM

The Essential Guide to Taro: 12 Local Dishes That Showcase the Versatility of Kalo

Get a taste of taro in everything from curry and chowder to doughnuts and pie.
2017.12.14 08:55 AM

Meet the 96-Year-Old Author Sharing the Untold Stories of Japanese Picture Brides

After 35-plus years as a dressmaker, author Barbara Kawakami went back to school, earned a college degree and published her first book—about plantation clothing—at age 53, followed by the award-winning “Picture Bride Stories” last year.
2017.12.13 08:55 AM

The Essential Guide to Taro: Three Farms Connecting Culture with Community

Plus, seven tips for cultivating taro at home.
2017.12.12 08:55 AM