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ARK OF TASTE & TERRA MADRE DINNER AND FUNDRAISER  

ARK OF TASTE & TERRA MADRE DINNER AND FUNDRAISER
When: Sunday, February 25, 2018, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Mud Hen Water Restaurant in Kaimuki, 3452 Waialae Ave.
Cost: $85 members ($40 tax deductible); $ 105 non-members ($60 tax deductible)

Slow Food Oahu will hold its Ark of Taste (AOT) Fundraiser at Ed Kenney’s Mud Hen Water restaurant this month. Funds raised will be used to send our Oahu delegation to Turin, Italy this  September for the international Terra Madre event. Over the years, we have supported a number of Hawaii farmers, fishers and chefs including Waiahole and Maunawili poi producers, Ma’o organic farmers, managers from Paepae o He’eia, a Hanapepe traditional salt maker and other agents of slow food culture in our islands. We will feature a variety of AOT foods, including Manalauloa kalo, Poi, Ko sugarcane juice and rum made from it, Hanapepe red salt, Hawaiian Ul, Kiawe and Lehua honeys, Polynesian mai’a (banana), and Kona Coffee. To learn more about Hawaii’s Ark of Taste check out this link: http://slowfoodoahu.org/ark-of-taste
Join us for this unique and tasty dinner:
Appetizers:

* The S-Car Go Slow, a specialty cocktail based on the classic sidecar with fresh pressed sugarcane and tangelo juice.
* Crudite of Raw, Grilled, & Pickled Vegetables with Koena Hummus made with Manalauloa kalo and Hawaiian Chile Pepper Honey
Followed by Family Style Dinner (with Bread & Butter),
* Aloha Brewery Blond Ale
* ‘Ulu Agnolotti with Wild Boar Ragu
* Local I’a Fresh Catch w/ Baked Mai’a and Extra Virgin Coconut Cream
* A Horizontal Tasting of three Poi varietals from Waiahole and Maunawili
* Contorni Vegetables (whatever vegetables are provided by prior Terra Madre delegates)
* Lehua and Kiawe Honey tasting
* Hawaiian Vanilla Butter Mochi with Kohana Sipping Rum
* 100% pure Kona Coffee

Slow Food O’ahu Spring Foraging Tour

Slow Food O’ahu Spring Foraging Tour

When: Sunday, March 4 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Near the Hawaii Nature Center, Lower Tantalus 
Cost: $10 for members, $15 for non-members
 
The winter rains in Hawai`i will make this sring foraging in Honolulu very fun and exciting! Dr. Nat Bletter, of Madre Chocolate, leads us on a spring adventure in Makiki. You will learn about, and get to taste the incredible plant life – seeds, flowers, fruit, vines, etc., all growing wild in Makiki, and likely also growing in your backyard! As we learned from Sunny Savage, author of Wild Food Plants of Hawaii, expanding your diet by including wild plants helps add to your gut’s biodiversity, and biodiversity is at the heart of what Slow Food is about.

At the end of tsalad.jpghe tour, Nat will toss foraging finds into a very wild plant salad to be enjoyed by all. Bring a fork and plate, and bags for gathering.
Be sure to wear sun, and/or rain protection and bring water.
See you in Makiki! Go just beyond the Hawaii Nature Center (2131 Makiki Hts. Rd.). We’ll meet at the lower gate.

To register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/copy-of-slow-food-oahu-spring-foraging-in-urban-honolulu-tickets-43138860493?aff=eac2

Incredible India: Slow Food Cooking Class and Traditional Dinner 

Incredible India: Slow Food Cooking Class and Traditional Dinner

When: Monday, March 5, 5:00 p.m. SousChef, 6:30 p.m. Guests, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Dinner
Where: Condo near ‘Iolani School in Mo’ili’ili

Cost:  $60 Members, $70 Non-Members

 

Join our guest chef, Gita Kar, and Slow Food O’ahu for a delicious meal of traditional  Indian cuisine. Our expert India-born chef will prepare several dishes dear to her heart – recipes from her mother, her grandmother and her Bengali mother-in-law, all amazing cooks. This evening, infused with family and cultural stories, is designed to delight you and demonstrate a variety of spice combining and cooking techniques for slow, elegant Indian cooking.
We will open with a popular street-food appetizer. You will be introduced to a variety of indigenous spices, lentils and yogurt preparations, and their health benefits.  Best methods for Basmati rice selection and preparation will be discussed and demonstrated. We will select from only the finest fresh produce available on the day of the class for our ingredients, so come prepared to be surprised and enjoy a vegetarian meal with vegan options, whose recipes have been in Gita’s family for over 150 years. Printed recipes will be provided for each guest.
Gita divides her time between Minneapolis, Honolulu, and India.  She comes from a line of  traditional women cooks from four regions of India. She has worked with chefs from the Taj Group of hotels and interned under the head chefs of Zarang and Amber restaurants of Calcutta. She was Instructor and Food Consultant at Cooks International in St. Paul and Byerly’s Cooking School in Minneapolis, MN.
A portion of each ticket price will be donated to Slow Food O’ahu to help fund sending our local delegates to Terra Madre 2018 in Turin, Italy.
The class size is 12 (minimum 10).
Sous Chef: 3 Slow Food Members may choose to come at 5 PM to assist Gita with the meal preparation, and to observe every aspect of the cooking process.
Dinner Guests: 9 seats are available to enjoy the dinner and learn about the dishes, ingredients, and their cultural significance.

To sign up, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/incredible-india-slow-food-cooking-class-and-traditional-dinner-tickets-42853502981

Participants will be notified of the location 48 hours before the event.

Fish Canning Workshop with Potluck Lunch to follow

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When: Saturday March 10, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
Where: Paepae ‘O He’eia

Cost: $45 for members, $-60 for non-members

Are you interested in preparing and canning your own fish? When done yourself with fresh fish, you will be able to taste the magnificent difference from a commercial, store-bought can of fish. Plus, the variety that you can prepare yourself will be much broader than the choices in the store. This is your chance to learn and prepare yourself and take home 2 jars of canned fish. Be one of 15 participants to join this first-time class offered by Paepae ‘O Heeia for Slow Food O’ahu.
Participants will:
  • Observe how to cut and prepare a large fish
  • Participate in smoking of fish
  • Each can 2 quart jars of fish which they will be able to take home ($30 value)
  • Taste fish that has been canned in same method
  • Enjoy a brief tour and history of the fish pond
  • Participate in a pot luck lunch
We will supply the following items: * quart size jars * large fish * organic oil * organic carrots * organic onions * sourdough bread
Participants need to bring a pot luck lunch item – after we prepare the jars, they need to cook in pressure cooker for 90 minutes.  We will take a tour of look `ia and have lunch while they are cooking. Participants must also bring something to take home hot jars in.  Participants can take home their two jars that day.  They will still be very hot so need to have something to take it home.
Note: We could also use help in securing some outside burners, cutting boards, and knives. Let us know if you can assist with this effort.

TERRA MADRE DINNER AND FUNDRAISER – RESCHEDULED

ARK OF TASTE & TERRA MADRE DINNER AND FUNDRAISER
When: Sunday, February 25, 2018, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Mud Hen Water Restaurant in Kaimuki, 3452 Waialae Ave.
Cost: $85 members ($40 tax deductible); $ 105 non-members ($60 tax deductible)

Slow Food Oahu will hold its Ar k o f Taste (AOT) Fundraiser at Ed Kenney’s Mud Hen Water restaurant this mo nth. Funds raised will be used to send our Oahu delegation to Turin, Italy this  September for the international Terra Madre event. Over the years, we have supported a number  of Hawaii farmers, fishers and chefs including Waiahole and Maunawili poi producers, Ma’o organic farmers, managers from Paepae o He’eia, a Hanapepe traditional salt maker and other agents of slow food culture in our islands.

 

We will feature a variety of AOT foods, including Manalauloa kalo, Poi, Ko sugarcane juice and rum made from it, Hanapepe red salt, Hawaiian Ul, Kiawe and Lehua honeys, Poly nesian mai’a (banana), and Kona Coffee. To learn more about Hawaii’s Ark of Taste check out this link:  http://slowfoodoahu.org/ark-of-taste

Join us for this unique and tasty dinner:
Appetizers:

* The S-Car Go Slow, a specialty cocktail based on the classic sidecar with fresh pressed sugarcane and tangelo juice.
* Crudite of Raw, Grilled, & Pickled Vegetables with Koena Hummus and Hawaiian Chile Pepper Honey
Followed by Family Style Dinner (with Bread & Butter),
* Aloha Brewery Blond Ale
* ‘Ulu Agnolotti with Wild Boar Ragu
* Local I’a Fresh Catch w/ Baked Mai’a and Extra Virgin Coconut Cream
* A Horizontal Tasting of three Poi varietals from Waiahole and Maunawili
* Contorni Vegetables (whatever vegetables are provided by prior Terra Madre delegates)
* Hawaiian Vanilla Butter Mochi with Kohana Sipping Rum
* 100% pure Kona Coffee

INCREDIBLE INDIA: SLOW FOOD COOKING CLASS AND TRADITIONAL INDIAN DINNER

SAVE THE DATE: Monday, March 5, 2018 

INCREDIBLE INDIA: SLOW FOOD COOKING CLASS AND TRADITIONAL INDIAN DINNER

Join our guest chef, Gita Kar, for a delicious meal of traditional vegetarian Indian cuisine (with vegan options).  Family recipes, spice combining, cooking methods, and cultural connections will  make this an occasion to remember.

Details coming soon.

SLOW FOOD O’AHU CHINATOWN LUNAR NEW YEAR TOUR AND LUNCH

SLOW FOOD O’AHU CHINATOWN LUNAR NEW YEAR TOUR AND LUNCH

 
When:     Saturday, February 18, 2018 
                9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  
Where:    

Chinatown 
Cost:        $55 for members; $65 non-members
Refunds: Up to 7 days prior
 
Join us on our exciting Slow Food Chinatown Tour, at the height of the Lunar New Year of the Dog. Explore the history, culture, and food traditions of Honolulu’s Chinatown. Shop its markets to learn about seafood, fresh produce, and traditional foods. Visit bakeries, noodle factories, specialty shops, temples and historic sites. Sample local foods such as poke, roast pork, look funn noodles, and tropical fruits. Bring your shopping bags with you so you can buy fresh produce, noodles, and specialty products.
Following the 2-hour walking tour we will enjoy lunch together at one of Chinatown’s finest restaurants. The 5-course family-style Chinese menu will include New Year’s special dishes. Meal cost is included in the tour price. Please alert us in advance of any food restrictions.
Meeting location and parking suggestions will be emailed to ticket-holders 48 hours before the tour.
Please note: We keep this tour size limited to 8 to insure an intimate experience and avoid blocking already crowded sidewalks and markets, but we also need to set a minimum of 5 participants for this event in order to assure that our volunteer tour leaders’ efforts are used to good advantage. If we don’t fill the minimum, we will offer full refunds and alert ticket holders to other upcoming tours. Also consider a private tour for your family or group! Thanks for your understanding.

CULINARY SWAP MEET IN THE PLANNING STAGES

CULINARY SWAP MEET IN THE PLANNING STAGES 
Slow Food O’ahu will be holding a sale next year (date not set) for gently used kitchen equipment, serving platters, gadgets, jello molds, martini glasses, cookbooks, aprons, citrus zesters,  whatevahs. This is your opportunity to clean out your kitchen, donate to a worthy cause, and perhaps even purchase something new at the Swap Meet.
Our first collection point will be at January’s annual membership meeting on Sunday, January 21at Kaimuki Superette. Bring your goodies with you to the meeting. We will have a van available to collect and hold them until we are ready to hold the sale. Questions? Please email Laurie Carlson at lauriecarlson@me.com
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