You don’t know bananas about it

God was thinking the day He made the banana. To me, it’s the perfect fruit: no seed, peeling is easy, you don’t even need a knife, they’re sweet without being cloying and you can find them everywhere. You ever met anyone who objects to banana? […]

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Forgotten fruit?

An upcoming recipe competition on the Big Island will celebrate Hawai’i’s largely unappreciated one-time staple, ulu or breadfruit (see details below). Breadfruit, starchy, bland but filling, wasn’t Hawaiians’ favorite; they preferred kalo (taro) and ‘uala (sweet potatoes), but it was an important staple especially in […]

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Big Island, big eatin’

I’m on the Big Island doing some volunteer work. And I’m in foodie hell. I have no kitchen to cook in, very little money for dining out and I’m gaining weight so I shouldn’t eat. But, oh the temptations… I had to drive today from […]

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Beef stew, part deux

Before I tell you how my beef stew experiment came out, a few words about my approach to the dish. As I noted yesterday, my stew is very plain: beef, potatoes, that’s about it. Occasionally, I’ll get fancy and use another starch besides potatoes: chayote […]

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