Getting To Know Hawaiian Kava. Intimately.

A not-new way to get high in paradise
Jun 13, 2013 10:01 am

Yowza. I thought this stuff was supposed to be mild. I’m totally stoned. That was a thought, one of many surfacing and submerging in my head like slow whales, as I tried to focus on what Jonathan Yee, the guy I was interviewing, was saying. See how our writer Tom Roston gets to know kava a little too well.

Food Network Star's Ippy Aiona Is Bringing The Gastropub To Hawaii

"I can't change a tire, but I can make cool food"
Apr 25, 2013 10:01 am

Chef Phillip "Ippy" Aiona may have been the youngest person to ever compete on Next Food Network Star when he appeared last year as a finalist in Season 8, but you'd never know it by the 24-year-old Hawaii native's achievements. Just last month, Aiona opened the Three Fat Pigs, a gastropub (the Big Island's first, he says) with a few Hawaiian twists. I sat down with Aiona to talk about the logistics of cooking on an island, his essential Hawaiian ingredients and the challenges of proving himself as a young chef.

Roast Beef Hash With Crispy Onions Recipe

Brunch recipe straight from the Hawaiian islands
Mar 16, 2013 10:01 am

From the Hualalai Four Seasons Resort in Hawaii, we have Chef James Babian’s paniolo beef hash cooked up in a cast-iron skillet — no campfire needed. The paniolos [Hawaiian cowboys] are part of a rich tradition and history on the islands.

Chef Ludo Found Your New Foie Gras, California!

Ludo on foie, Trois Mec, The Taste, bespoke aprons
Mar 13, 2013 4:01 pm

Ludo Lefebvre talks about his new upcoming restaurant, his friends from The Taste and reveals the best subsitute for foie gras, right this way...

Hawaii: The 10 Best Things I Ate At Made In America 2013

Hawaii's big island never tasted so delicious
Mar 5, 2013 5:47 pm

I spent last week at the Four Seasons Hualalai on the big island of Hawaii to celebrate food writer and author Lucy Lean's Made in America cookbook with a crew of celebrity chefs and some seriously dedicated food enthusiasts. We cooked, ate, and yes, I fell off my paddleboard screaming in front of Ludo Lefebvre. Here are my 10 favorite dishes.

At The Honolulu Fish Auction, It’s Like Storage Wars But With Tuna

At 50,000 lbs a day, that’s a lot of sashimi
Sep 17, 2012 2:31 pm

You've probably heard of Tokyo's Tjukiji Fish Market where a single bluefin tuna was sold for a record high $736,000 last year. But did you know that Hawaii has its very own version of the tuna auction? It's called the Honolulu Fish Auction and on average 50,000 lbs. of fish are auctioned off every day. As writer Jason Kessler found out, that's a lot of sashimi.

Big Weekend: 2012 Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

Feasting in paradise with Morimoto, Ming, Spam
Sep 10, 2012 11:01 am

When you go to Oahu for the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival, there are two things you can be sure of: you're going to eat a ton of insanely fresh fish and you're going to hear the Hawaiian version of “Over the Rainbow” roughly 4,000 times. Here's our full report.

Sam Choy & Me (Plus An Ornery Wolfgang Puck)

A brief meeting with my culinary hero in LA
Aug 14, 2012 2:01 pm

There's something you don't know about Sam Choy that I do. SAM CHOY IS THE MAN! Read on to find out more.


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