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Category Archive: Events

“A Taste of The Ark” – November 15, 2015

“A Taste of The Ark” – November 15, 2015
Restaurant in Manoa, 5:00 p.m.

The Ark of Taste is a program of Slow Food International and is a living catalog of delicious and distinctive foods facing extinction. By identifying and championing these foods we keep them in production and on our plates. The Ark of Taste is a tool for farmers, ranchers, fishers, chefs, grocers, educators and consumers to seek out and celebrate our country’s diverse biological, cultural and culinary heritage. Since 1996, more than 1,100 products from over 50 countries have been added to the International Ark of Taste. Over 200 of these foods are in The Ark of Taste in the USA.

To celebrate The Ark of Taste, Slow Food O’ahu will be sponsoring our very own “Taste of The Ark Feast”  on Sunday, November 15, 2015 to highlight foods that are on The Ark list, are pending.  We will also supplement The Ark foods with a bounty of dishes that will all feature locally sourced ingredients.   For dessert, we’ll feature a slight modification of the classic kulolo recipe with a blend of local ginger, ulu, and Madre Chocolate O’ahu-made 70% dark chocolate that is a favorite in Madre’s Kailua & Chinatown shops, and increasingly at Slow Food events. We will convene at 5:00 p.m. with our Kohana Rum (and other drinks) with dinner to follow.

Chef Mark Noguchi

The Hawaiʻi foods that are on The Ark of Taste are: Poi (Kalo), Hua Moa Banana, Ele Ele Black Banana, Hawaiian ‘Ulu, Traditional Sea Salt, Ohia Lehua Honey, and White Kiawe Honey.  Our native Hawai’ian sugar cane is pending review.   In our next newsletter we will provide you will more information on these foods as we share with you our planned feast.

In addition to our Ark foods, our Taste of The Ark Feast will include a multitude of locally sourced ingredients such as Kohana Rum (made with local sugar cane), local lamb from Tin Roof Farm

s,  and surprises from Chef Mark Noguchi of Pili Hawai’i.

The cost is $70 for members; $85 for non-members.  Look for more information in our next newsletter in October.  However, space is limited and you can reserve a slot now by signing up at

Urban Foraging in Manoa – November 29, 2015

Urban Foraging in Manoa – November 29, 2015
Honolulu  2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

You don’t have to head for the mountains or the rainforest to find edible treasures. Join Slow Food Oahu for a foraging adventure in urban Honolulu and be amazed by what you’ll discover!

Dr. Nat Bletter, of Madre Chocolate, and Sunny Savage, author of “Wild Food Plants of Hawaii” will lead this adventure into the urban ‘wilds’ of Honolulu onSunday, November 29th from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Wear sun protection and bring water, a fork & spoon to sample goodies, and paper and plastic bags to collect in.

Check out Sunny’s book at or her Ted Talk at

The cost is $15 for members; $20 for non-members.  Sign up at: The meeting place will be emailed to you 2 days before the event.

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