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Slow Food O’ahu Chinatown Tour – Sunday, April 23

Slow Food O’ahu Chinatown Tour – Sunday, April 23
Meet in Chinatown 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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 fresh Kaua’i-raised prawns. 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. Thanks for your understanding.

Ticket are $55 for members; $65 for non-members and includes lunch. To sign up, go to:

Slow Food Book Club – May 7, 2017

Slow Food Book Club –  May 7, 2017
Private home in Manoa 11 am – 1 pm
The launch of the Slow Food O’ahu Book Club was a success with the reading, talking, and eating around our first book, Tender is the Bone. We are now ready for our second meeting and the group hopes to offer a rotating book club event every quarter, with the members at the club choosing the book for the next reading.  The meeting will be held on May 7, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at a home in Manoa.
The group has selected another book of food memoirs, The Sweet Life in Paris, by David Lebovitz. Here’s an excerpt from David himself…

Like so many others, I dreamed about living in Paris ever since I first visited the city in the 1980s. Finally, after a nearly two-decade career as a pastry chef and cookbook author, I moved to Paris to start a new life. Having crammed all my worldly belongings into three suitcases, I arrived, hopes high, at my new apartment in Paris. But I soon discovered it’s a different world en France. From learning the ironclad rules of social conduct to the mysteries of men’s footwear, from shopkeepers who work so hard not to sell you anything, to the etiquette of working the right way around the cheese plate, here is my story of how I came to fall in love with-and even understand-this glorious, yet quirky city.
The Sweet Life in Paris was a finalist in the Best Literary Writing category, in the 2010 Cuisinart/International Association of Culinary Professionals awards.
The cost for participation is $5. To sign up go to Members are encouraged to bring a dish to share over lunch and discussion — better yet if it is Parisian or French. Coffee will be provided by the host.
If you cannot attend the event but are interested in being placed on the mailing list, please email
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