Michael Dimock / Recently, Michael Dimock, president of Roots of Change (ROC) in California, met with some of Hawaii’s administrators and organizations involved in agriculture and food, such as Russell Kokubun, chairman of the Board of Agriculture. ROC works to develop a network of leaders and organizations interested in establishing a sustainable food system in California by 2030, connecting food producers with funders, businesses, environmentalists, nonprofits and institutions.
La Tour Bakehouse / Thanh Quoc Lam shows me an article from 24 years ago, when his only business was a Ba-Le sandwich shop in Chinatown. He was 27 and had been living in the States for only seven years but he told the writer he would grow his business to be as big as Love’s Bakery, then the largest commercial bakery in the state.
Food & Drink / The primary mission of the ship Kaimimoana is to collect and service weatherworn research buoys that help scientists predict El Niño- and La Niña-related ocean temperatures. But the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) vessel also has become home to a new kind of research project.
Food & Drink / Ask five locals where to get the best poke, and you’re likely to get five different answers. It’s not just a matter of loyalty or proximity; for a dish with just five ingredients (give or take one or two), there’s an incredible amount of variety in quality as well as style: Limu or no limu?
Michael Voltaggio / Last week, Season 6 Top Chef winner Michael Voltaggio came to Hawaii…not to cook, but to check out the Waikiki Edition and to vacation, which for a chef means a lot of eating. The Weekly caught up with him at an event at the Edition to ask for his thoughts on his first Hawaii visit, his new obsession with Leonard’s and life after Top Chef.
Hawai‘i International Film Festival / You don’t have to venture too far out in the world to know that love is not the only international language. Food is, too, which is why it’s so nice to see that this year’s Hawaii International Film Festival lineup is, ahem, peppered with flicks that boast a culinary bent.