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Something new: Ed Kenney’s Mud Hen Water

Ed Kenney’s Mud Hen Water opened this week, the locavore chef’s third restaurant in Kaimuki. It’s next to Kaimuki Superette, his casual lunch spot where orders are served on cafeteria-style trays, and across the street from Town restaurant. “The name…

Hawaii: In Real Life ~ Chefs Action Network

The second annual North Shore Food Summit happens today and tomorrow at Waimea Valley, and although chefs and other food industry citizens will make up most of the attendance, all interested individuals are invited to participate. You can learn about…

Something new: Kaimuki Superette

Town’s Ed and Kristen Kenney on Monday launched their latest venture — Kaimuki Superette — a casual eatery and market specializing in foods from local farmers and ranchers.The Kenneys, in partnership with Dave Caldiero, opened the business across the street…

Course Correction 2: The road back

This is the second part of my story about how I found my way back into the kitchen after a near career-ending injury. Read Part 1.I set a goal — to find a way to cook at the Hawaii Food…

Sharing ‘Family Ingredients’ with Ed Kenney

People from all over, all ages are loving chef Ed Kenney’s Emmy Award-winning genealogy show, “Family Ingredients,” which follows people from Hawaii to their homeland while promoting local ingredients in the places they explore. It’s not just interesting, it’s beautifully…

Did this: Cochon Island preview

A small group gathered Wednesday night behind Taste in Kaka‘ako for a preview party for Cochon555, a national dining event founded four years ago by Brady Lowe. At each event, five chefs, five heritage breed pigs and five winemakers collaborate…

Truly must-see TV: ‘Family Ingredients’

I expected to be modestly entertained when I went to a screening of the pilot episode of “Family Ingredients,” which airs Thursday, May 23, at 9 p.m. on PBS Hawaii. I assumed it would be yet another food-focused travel show,…

Cocktail Week: pairing dinner at town

This sold-out event Wednesday was a favorite with foodies at their favorite foodie spot: town. Ed Kenney created a unique menu reminiscent of his wine down events, and bartender Jordan Edwards came up with some wild (okay, and a couple…

Did this: StarChefs.com’s Rising Stars gala

StarChefs.com brought its star power to Hawaii Tuesday night, shining the spotlight on a new-generation crop of 13 chefs and one mixologist at a tasting gala that sold out at $95 a ticket. All were picked from a field of…

Did this: 3@the Table

Farm to table: righteous. Farm-to-table cooking on dishes by local potters: Righteous goes one better 3@the Table ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 12 Thursday night in Kakaako: The furniture and accessories store Fishcake wafted very nice smells. jQuery(function($)…

Did this: Food & Wine Makahiki

At Saturday’s Hawaii Food & Wine Fest Makahiki, the whole night sounded like this:“Oh my god, it’s Marcel!”“Todd English is looking goood.”“Robert Irvine, can you flex your bicep for me?”All that came out of my mouth. Of the media passes…

Hawaii Food & Wine Festival: The chefs

More than 30 chefs from around the world will be showcasing their culinary skills this week, as the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival gets underway Sept. 6-9.Here’s a preview of a few of the amazing chefs who will be sharing…

Cooking for the right reason

To all culinary students:Recently, my friend Melissa Chang shared a Chow.com article with me by San Francisco Chef Richie Nakano (@linecook) titled, “Your Signature Dish Sucks.” A bit taken aback, I initially thought she was making a not-so-subtle commentary about…

‘Ingredients Hawaii’ screening

Hundreds gathered at Mamiya Theatre Saturday night for a VIP screening of Bob Bates’ documentary, “Ingredients Hawaii,” which focuses on local efforts to take control of the food we eat. Prior to the screening, attendees sampled dishes from He’eia Pier,…

Michelle Obama visits Ma’o Organic Farms

Michelle Obama @ Ma'o Farms ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 26 jQuery(function($) { new NggPaginatedGallery('fd6821200d4fa6dcf4c787f03eead217', '.ngg-imagebrowser'); });Complete transcript from the round table discussion can be found at WhiteHouse.gov

Chef Ed Kenney impresses at APEC dinner

One of the things APEC’s organizing committee has tried to do is emphasize local products like Hawaiian Host Chocolates, Honolulu Cookie Company, Hawaiian Springs water, Aloha Made drinks and locally grown produce. Thus, it wasn’t surprising that Chef Ed Kenney…

Did this: Mauka to Makai

Some 1,100 people converged on Hilton Hawaiian Village’s Great Lawn Saturday for the final night of the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival. The event, Mauka to Makai, focused on the farm-to-table movement, emphasizing the use of fresh, locally grown ingredients.Local…

Snout-to-tail: Moving to 12th Ave.

To all who signed on for the snout-to-tail dinner, and to all who may see this and want to join in:Wow. I thought this would be a hard sell, a meal made from the parts of a whole local pig.…

Did this: L’ulu 2011

Last night was Leeward Community College’s annual culinary arts gala, L’ulu, which featured 13 of Oahu’s most notable chefs cooking up creative small plates using fresh, local products.Since it was a fundraiser for LCC’s culinary arts program, the students worked with…

Chefs & Farmers Facing Future

Chefs, farmers, culinary students and food professionals from across the state converged at Leeward Community College Friday for Chefs & Farmers Facing Future, a forum to discuss how Hawaii can foster a sustainable agriculture industry. Similar to the way local…