Cookspace and Mangoes at the Moana: Reasons to Get in the Kitchen

Got the best mango recipe? Prove it.


  • Cookspace offers a full lineup of cooking classes and tastings this summer. Want to get more comfortable in the kitchen? Learn cooking basics such as knife skills and braising and roasting with Kevin Lee, opening chef of Prima. Looking to impress a date with chocolate and whiskey pairings? Taste three whiskeys selected by Kyle Reutner (The Pig and the Lady) alongside Michelle Karr Ueoka's (MW Restaurant) Waialua chocolate desserts. Or if you want to just enjoy a dinner, Colin Hazama of the Sheraton Waikiki and Louis Maldanado of Spoonbar in Healdsburg, California are preparing a six-course dinner this Thursday, including shaved geoduck with fermented chili, Kona abalone roasted in Sonoma coast seaweed, and Sonoma lamb saddle with tea smoked scallops.

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  • Put your best mango tart, mango pudding and other mango awesomeness forward. This Saturday is the sixth annual Mangoes at the Moana festival, Honolulu's biggest celebration of one our favorite fruits. Enter your best mango recipes to win two nights at the Moana Surfrider. Register right before the competition; find more details here.

    Or want to show off your backyard mangoes? Bring in your homegrown mangoes for the best mango contest.

    If you prefer to let other people do the competing, check out the Mango Throw Down, pitting 10 chefs against each other for the best mango dish. You'll be able to taste dishes from chefs including Dave Caldiero from Town, Hardy Kintscher from Michel's, Lee Anne Wong from Koko Head Cafe, and Shaymus Alwin from Azure. ($75 for all you can taste or $6 per plate)

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