Slow Food Hawaii

Good, clean, fair food for all.


Woodfired Bread Class
Mar
26
11:00am11:00am

Woodfired Bread Class

Wood-fired Baking Class
from 40.00

On Sunday March 26th, Slow Food Hawaii will be hosting a wood-fired bread workshop with professional baker Wes Ervin. Wes is joining us from Chicago where he is the head baker at Pleasant House Bakery.

In this class you will truly learn what "real" bread tastes like. The beads in class will be naturally leavened (aka sourdough) and baked in our wood-fired oven, yielding lovely, complex flavor and texture. We hope to use some spent brewing grains and/or fresh milled whole grains in our breads as well. 

All participants will take home at least two loaves of bread and a sourdough starter of their own! This class will also include lunch. 

March 26th, 11AM at Sunshower Farms in Holualoa. 

Slow Food Members $40, nonmembers $50. This class is a fundraiser for Slow Food Hawaii. 

There are only 20 spaces available for this event so do not wait! 

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Feb
25
5:00pm 5:00pm

La'akea Farm-to-Table Dinner

La'akea Farm-to-Table Dinner in Puna!
Saturday, February 25, 5pm

$27/person

Get to know your farmer at this fabulous farm-to-table feast featuring:

  • Roasted Leg of Lamb with GMO free Papaya

  • Kumquat Salsa

  • Local Salad Greens and House Made Dressing

  • Peach Palm fruit and Kabocha squash puree

  • Chaya (greens) in Coco Cream

  • Cassava Pudding

  • House made Hot Cocoa (using farm cured cacao)

This event is BYOB!

La'akea farm is a permaculture community and nearly all of the food for this menu will be sourced from their farm.
This dinner is a fundraiser for Slow Food Hawaii and the Malamalama Waldorf School Garden to fund their new pig fence.
 
There are only 20 tickets available so don’t wait!
 

Directions to La’akea Farm will be emailed to ticket buyers a week before the event.


 

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The Power of Plants Workshop
Nov
12
10:30am10:30am

The Power of Plants Workshop

Join Dietician And Certified Diabetes Educator Vivienne Aronowitz for a plant based eating workshop including a delicious lunch! 

 

Nov. 12th from 10:30AM-1PM

66-1664 Waikaka St. Kamuela HI

$60

For more information or to make your reservation visit viviennearonowitz.com or call (808) 936-9001 before Oct. 30th. 

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Slow Food Book Club
Sep
18
4:00pm 4:00pm

Slow Food Book Club

The first meeting of the new Slow Food Hawaii Book Club will be on Sept 18th at 4-6pm. Discussion followed by a vegetarian pupu potluck. The first book will be The Third Plate by Daniel Barber discussing the future of food.


http://www.thethirdplate.com


Place: Home of Vivienne Aronowitz, Waimea
RSVP and to get directions.  808 936-9001 or aronowitz@gmail.com

Cost: free to members and $5 to non-members due to space restraints

DAN BARBER is the Chef of Blue Hill, a restaurant in Manhattan’s West Village, and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, located within the nonprofit farm and education center, Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture. His opinions on food and agricultural policy have appeared in the New York Times, along with many other publications. Barber has received multiple James Beard awards including Best Chef: New York City (2006) and the country's Outstanding Chef (2009). In 2009 he was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.

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Hawaiian Grown Italian Sunset Dinner
Jul
10
4:00pm 4:00pm

Hawaiian Grown Italian Sunset Dinner

Hawaiian Grown Italian Sunset Dinner

Hosted by Slow Food Hawaii

Puu O Kumau Ranch in Kohala

4-9pm $60 Slow Food Member/ $75 Non-Members

All proceeds benefit Our Slow Food Terra Madre Delegates to travel to Turin, Italy

Come and enjoy a Bocci Ball game on the lawn and then enjoy a Family Style Italian Dinner at sunset prepared by Casey Halpern of Cafe Pesto with the Bounty of local grown Hawaiian Ingredients and delicious Italian refreshments. Music with David Gomes and Wendy Hindley. 

Buy your tickets here!

RSVP by July 5, 2016 

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Apr
17
12:00pm12:00pm

2016 Annual Meeting

We will be holding our annual meeting again this year at Sunshower Farms in Holualoa. This meeting will be a potluck but there will also be pizza served. Please RSVP so that we know how many pizza ingredients to buy.

This meeting is a potluck so please bring a dish to share. Also, as is usual for slow food events, please bring you own plate, napkin and cutlery to help the hosts.

The meeting is free but it will also be a fundraiser in that you will be able to buy a pizza to take home for $10. All the proceeds (after costs) will go to Slow Food in order to fund our Terra Madre Delegates. 

For directions to the farm, visit their website! 

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Dec
6
12:00pm12:00pm

Holiday Potluck and Terra Madre Day Celebration

  • Puuhue Road Waimea, HI, 96743 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us for a Potluck and Talk Story at Jileen's beautiful ranch, Pu'u o Kumau on Sunday, Dec. 6th from noon to 3pm. Please bring a Slow Dish to share and as always your own napkins, plates and utensils.

 

DIRECTIONS:

From Waimea:  Just past mile marker 17 on Kohala Mountain Road turn left onto Puuhue Road....

From Hawi:  Pass mile marker 18 on Kohala Mountain Road about 3/4 mile.  Turn right on Puuhue Road....

Puuhue Rd. is near mile marker 17 on the Kohala Mountain Rd.  There should be a Slow Food sign for the turn.  Turn makai, and drive until the paved road ends.  Go over the first cattle guard following the road down, then uphill.   Stay to the right, then go downhill to the second cattle guard and stay on the gravel road.  If the gates are closed, open and close them behind you.  Go until you see the cluster of new buildings which is Puu O Kumau Ranch and drive to the left of the barn.

The road in to Pu'u O Kumau is not paved, but doable with a sedan. 

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North Kohala Ark of Taste Fundraiser Dinner
Nov
15
6:30pm 6:30pm

North Kohala Ark of Taste Fundraiser Dinner

Slow food Hawaii is pleased to announce a collaboration with Blue Dragon Restaurant for our Ark of Taste Dinner Series. Sunday November 15th we will be offering an Ark Of Taste Dinner with Chef Noah Hester. If you aren't Familiar with the Ark of Taste please check the Slow Food website for more info.

This dinner will be a five Course Menu designed with the Ark of Taste Products of Hawaii. The price is $120 per person or $150 per person with Wine Pairing. 

Music will be by Clyde Oshiro and friends. 10% of dinner sales will be donated to Slow Food Hawaii. Please share this info and menu with any one you think might be interested. We have 70-80 seats available and are hoping to sell out! 

Please call 808-882-7771 for reservations - a credit card number will be needed to hold seats though the card will not be charged until the night of the event. There are no online reservations for this event. 

Menu

Kauai Prawns
Ginger Lime Roasted Alaea Salt
Pizzolato Prosecco

Kokonda
Fijian Style Ceviche, ‘Ulu, ‘Ele ‘Ele Chips
Martín Códax Albariño

Molokai Sweet Potato Bisque
Uahi Cream, Brown Butter
Tio Pepe “Fino” Sherry

 Local Pork Belly Lau Lau
Refried Taro, Pako & Ha Salad
Miura Pinot Noir

Kulolo
Hua Moa Banana, Ti Leave Ice Cream, Kiawe Honey
Marumoto “Hou Hou Shu” Sparkling Sake

 

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Oct
17
11:00am11:00am

Beginners Home Brewing Class

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The Sunshower Homebrewing Store will be offering its first home brewing class for beginners on Saturday Oct. 17th at 11AM in Holualoa. This class will be taught by a professional brewer from Kona Brewing Co. In this class you will learn how to brew a basic pale ale using our equipment and will get to keep three gallons (around 30 bottles) of your homemade beer. 

You and one partner will brew 6 gallons (60 bottles) of a beer together. If you do not have a partner, don't worry, one will be assigned at class. After the first session the beer will stay with us as it ferments.  About 2 weeks later you will schedule an appointment to come bottle your beer and take it home with you. 

Cost is $100/person which covers the two classes, beer tasting and snacks, ingredients, bottle caps and optional flavoring additions. Bottles are not included and can be purchased or brought from home. Students will also receive 15% off their first purchase from the home brew store! 

The First Session will cover factors that make quality beer, in depth discussion on brewing ingredients, brewing techniques, proper sanitation for home brewing, hands-on brewing for beginners and a beer tasting where the instructor will teach how to evaluate quality beer. 

The second session will be scheduled individually and will cover bottling techniques, bottling your beer, capping your beer and beer storage. After the second session you will also be invited to the Kona Home Brewers meeting where you can share your beer and try other home brew.

If you have any questions please email Doug@sunshowercoffee.com or call (847) 254-2787.

Sign up Here! 

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Oct
16
5:30pm 5:30pm

Fabulous Fish Class and Dinner

On Friday, October 16th we will once again hold our Fabulous Fish Event. Chef Dan Bobo will teach us how to filet out a whole fish and then teach us to make Fish en Papillote, (fish baked in parchment paper) Then we'll all have dinner together with the fish we all made along with coconut Jasmine rice and a mango crisp for dessert. Catrinka and John Holland have graciously offered their home in Waimea for this event. We will begin at 5:30 sharp. Slow Food Members $35, nonmembers $45. There are only 24 spaces available for this event.

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Fish Futures
Jul
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

Fish Futures

  • Waikoloa Village Golf Course Community Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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You don't want to miss this one! Come hear Neil Sims of Kampachi Farms LLC talk about the seafood crisis, aquaculture and more. You will have the opportuity to taste a sample of Kona Kampachi both raw and cooked.

Fish Futures - By: Neil Anthony Sims

Whatever happened to Atlantic cod? And blue-fin tuna? And California sardines? The global seafood crisis is now readily apparent to us all, with frequent stories in the newspaper highlighting the increasing pressure on the world’s wild fish stocks, and our favorite fish disappearing from restaurant menus and stores. Yet there are also compelling environmental and public health imperatives for increasing seafood consumption. So … how should we reconcile these two differing dynamics?

Aquaculture sounds somewhat appealing in the abstract, but the term “farmed fish” is widely viewed as a pejorative. Consumers almost universally declare a preference for “wild”. We will examine whether this bias is based on science, or superstition.

This presentation will share how, over the last decade, Kona has established itself as one of the world’s leading sites for pioneering open ocean aquaculture. There is now abundant evidence that open ocean aquaculture – if done responsibly – allows us to expand the production of the ocean’s finest fish in an environmentally-sound manner.  It is the correct choice for our planet, for our oceans, and for our own health.

So then … how can we convince American consumers, the U.S. Federal government and the entrenched anti-aquaculture activists of the importance of growing this industry? And what does this mean for us, when we sit down to eat at our favorite sushi bar, or seafood restaurant?

Price is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. This price just covers the cost of the Kampachi tasting and the rental of the community room.  If there is space, tickets will be available at the door but they will be $8 for members and $15 for non-members. 

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Slow Meat Potluck and Talk Story
Jun
28
12:00pm12:00pm

Slow Meat Potluck and Talk Story

  • Puuhue Rd Waimea, HI, 96743 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us for a Potluck and Talk Story at Jileen's beautiful ranch, Pu'u o Kumau in Waimea on Sunday, June 28th from noon to 3pm. Our Slow Meat Attendees will be there to share their experience and Shelby Floyd will also share some exciting information on a mobile slaughter unit that's coming our way soon.

Slow Meat happened earlier this month in Denver and Big Island was well represented with Casey Halpern as the official delegate and Jileen Russell and the Sakatas joining him. This was the second  Slow Meat Convention with the intention of finding protein sources that are good, clean and fair and moving away from the factory farmed meat that is so prevalent in the United States

The Slow Meat mission encourages us to eat local meat, lesser known cuts and even to eat less meat occasionally. (Think Meatless Mondays) With this in mind, please bring a Slow Dish to share and as always your own napkins, plates and utensils.

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DIRECTIONS:

From Waimea:  Just past mile marker 17 on Kohala Mountain Road turn left onto Puuhue Road....

From Hawi:  Pass mile marker 18 on Kohala Mountain Road about 3/4 mile.  Turn right on Puuhue Road....

Puuhue Rd. is near mile marker 17 on the Kohala Mountain Rd.  There should be a Slow Food sign for the turn.  Turn makai, and drive until the paved road ends.  Go over the first cattle guard following the road down, then uphill.   Stay to the right, then go downhill to the second cattle guard and stay on the gravel road.  If the gates are closed, open and close them behind you.  Go until you see the cluster of new buildings which is Puu O Kumau Ranch and drive to the left of the barn.

The road in to Pu'u O Kumau is not paved, but doable with a sedan. 

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May
23
4:00pm 4:00pm

Blue Dragon Farm Dinner

 

"A Feast to Celebrate the Bounty of the Big Island"

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Brought to You By

Blue Dragon Restaurant & Edible Hawaiian Islands Magazine

Join us for a true Farm to Table experience.

We will be showcasing a family style dinner featuring island grown

products.

Beer & Wine will be provided.

Guest Chefs:

Chef Jeff Scheer, Maui Executive Catering

Chef Steven Rouelle, Under the Bohdi Tree     

Chef Allen Hess, Mauna Lani’s Canoe House

Blue Dragon’s Own, Chef Noah Hester

Chef Scott Hiraishi, The Feeding Leaf

Hosted at The Blue Dragon Farm, Hawi, a night not to be missed!  

  Tickets are $75 plus tax and can be purchased on our Facebook.

 Gates open at 3:30 p.m. Dinner served at 5:00 p.m.

Join us before dinner to explore the Blue Dragon Farm and to meet some of our favorite farmers.

Tickets will be limited! Get yours here asap!

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Apr
12
12:30pm12:30pm

Mala'ai Art and Sol Fundraiser

Art and Sol will take place Sunday, April 12, 2015, from 12:30-3pm at the Kahilu Theatre!  Art and Sol will again feature a live and silent auction, delicious farm and garden fresh pupu paired with wine and a signature cocktail.  All proceeds go directly to support our work with the students and community.

Click here to buy tickets or if you would like to order them direct, please call or email: Alethea Lai, alethea@malaai.org, 808-989-7861.

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