For chef Brian Hirata, preserving Hawaii’s food culture and progressing local cuisine — through sustainable practices and local ingredients — will perpetuate the culinary hertiage for Hawaii’s future. Launched in June 2019, Naau Hilo puts into practice Hirata’s philosophy by utilizing the fine-dining to showcase wild and locally sourced ingredients and facilitating an “understanding and appreciation of the food, people and cultures that make Hawaii so special.” Beginning with pop-up experiences, collaborations and private dinners, Naau Hilo continues to strive forward amidst the global pandemic that threatens the culinary industry in Hawaii and beyond.Read More
For this COVID Conversation, Hashi sat down with chef, author and artist, Elizabeth Falkner, to discuss the status of her endeavors and outlook on the road to recovery.Read More
Known for mixing extreme flavors, chef Floyd Cardoz was an amazing chef and supporter of the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival since nearly the beginning. He was a fixture each fall, treating attendees to his modern interpretation of Indian cuisine — but of course, using local ingredients from the islands. It was always a match made in heaven.Read More
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