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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Plus, seven tips for cultivating taro at home.

The Essential Guide to Taro: How Kalo is Eaten Around the World

Here are 12 other places that include taro in their diet (and one that doesn’t).
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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.

The Best Lawyers in Hawai‘i 2018

The number of legal practice areas here—91!—attests, life is complicated. But there’s no need to face those complications without an advocate.

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.

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.

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.

2018 BrunchFest presented by American Savings Bank

Eight local restaurants, pop-ups Bloody Mary and mimosa bar, entertainment, games and more.

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.

Afterthoughts: Alone Time

What it’s like for a control freak to travel solo.

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.

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.

Take a Look Back at 1960s Honolulu in This Former Reporter’s Breezy Memoir

David Butwin paints a dated portrait of Honolulu in “Barefoot Days, Electric Nights.”

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

Plus, seven tips for cultivating taro at home.

Can Hawai‘i Cannabis Help End the Opioid Epidemic?

Now that medical marijuana is legal, a homegrown substitute beckons.

Chilling Out This Christmas? Here’s How to Do It in Style

We’ve shown you how to master lightweight layering for Hawai‘i’s anti-freeze winter, but if your holiday plans include traveling to (very) chilly climes we’ve got you covered.

The Essential Guide to Taro: How Kalo is Eaten Around the World

Here are 12 other places that include taro in their diet (and one that doesn’t).

From Our Files: Moments from Hawai‘i’s Past–December Edition

A look back at Honolulu from December 1932 to 1997. Stories taken from the archives of Paradise of the Pacific and HONOLULU Magazine.

Field Notes: Got a Way with Words? Test Your Skill Against These Scrabble Pros

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vibrant and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: the Honolulu Scrabble Club.

Holiday Shopping, Food, Crafts and More at Mele Kalikimaka Marketplace

(Sponsored) The third annual Mele Kalikimaka Marketplace takes place this Saturday, Dec. 9 and Sunday, Dec. 10.

5 Cool Things About FOOD FIGHT!, The Street’s Epic Cocktail Battle

(Sponsored) Michael Mina’s boozy competition took place Thursday, Nov. 30 at Queen’s Court in the International Market Place.

Quote Unquote: “The Voice” Competitor Esera Tuaolo is a Big Voice for Equality

Esera Tuaolo pursued football with a passion that took him from Waimānalo to the NFL, where he played for the Green Bay Packers, the Minnesota Vikings and the Atlanta Falcons, among others, and made it to a Super Bowl—where he was the last man to tackle John Elway. In 2002, after retiring, he came out as a gay man. His latest competition? Singing on “The Voice,” at 49, having won a blind audition thanks to thumbs-ups from Jennifer Hudson and Blake Shelton.

Watch HONOLULU Magazine’s Festive Christmas Tree Adventure

Jingle all the way to Helemano Farms.

Editor’s Page: Growing

And celebrating homegrown.

The 8 Best Things To Do in December 2017

For a Christmas that’s merry and bright, honor those who serve, hear an award-winning artist perform holiday favorites, complete the fourth-largest marathon in the U.S. and more.
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