Local honey, in addition to being a byproduct of local pollinators, is an energy-infused, sumptuous, gourmet, locavore sweetener that boosts the immune system and helps deflect allergies.
Mauka chef Joel Coleman’s culinary comfort zone appears to reside in the creative sweet spot between a work in progress and a finished dish. To his likeability but perhaps also to his detriment, he quietly resists self-promotion and references to his many accolades, choosing instead to let his food do the talking. If you’ve ever had his food, then you’ve probably heard its siren call many times since.
Perhaps you’ll find little of what you need for romance in the produce section, but so what? According to Dr. Ruth, the best aphrodisiac to serve your partner is respect. Turn to a balanced diet with lots of antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids, others recommend. “Steaks and a comedy,” an American friend suggests. “Make her laugh. Make her come. Make her dinner.”
Slow Food is a nonprofit organization that was founded 20 years ago in Italy by Carlo Petrini to combat fast food, fast living and people’s waning interest in food sources. The movement was sparked after a protest against the opening of a McDonald’s restaurant in Rome’s Piazza di Spagna and is founded upon the concept of eco-gastronomy: balancing life’s fundamental pleasures with the act of bringing awareness to the table.