food

Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

For the past two years, The Pig & The Lady has been on the move – setting up shop at pop-up restaurants and farmers markets around Oahu. The popular food stand – known for their Vietnamese street food – has finally found a place to call home. They’re partnering with the non-profit Pacific Gateway Center to open their first brick and mortar location. HPR’s Molly Solomon previewed the space and has this report.

Neighbors: Subsistence Living on Molokai

Oct 11, 2013
Flickr / Duncan Creamer
Flickr / Duncan Creamer

 

A variety of lifestyles thrive on different islands across the state. For example, many residents rely on grocery stores to put dinner on the table.

But on Molokai, a 2012 survey showed that about 40% of food consumed comes from subsistence sources like hunting, fishing, gathering and homegrown produce.

As part of our week-long series “Neighbors: An Island Story”, Catherine Cluett reports from the Molokai Dispatch about a different approach to food.  

 

 

Aquaculture Expanding in Hawai'i

Sep 12, 2013
Wayne Yoshioka

U.S. Dietary Guidelines in 2010 recommended that Americans eat at least two seafood meals per week for better nutrition and overall health. But many fisheries and fish populations in the world have collapsed and industry officials are attempting to increase farm-raised seafood to make up for dwindling supplies in the open ocean. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka visited an aquaculture operation and filed this report. 

Flickr / j.anniewang
Flickr / j.anniewang

We’re still a couple of weeks away from the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. That’s a Chinese holiday that’s also celebrated by many people here in Hawaii. And one of the stars of the festival is the moon cake…which is now an unlikely target of official attention in China. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.

Mary Li Sia: A Celebration

Aug 23, 2013
Cookspace
Cookspace

She’s been called by some as the Julia Child of Hawaii. Mary Li Sia may not have mastered the art of French cuisine, but she certainly knew her way around the kitchen.  An upcoming event celebrates the noted Hawaii teacher and author of the popular “Mary Sia’s Chinese Cookbook.” HPR’s Molly Solomon reports. 

Flickr / vipnyc
Flickr / vipnyc

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, more than half of Hawaii is currently in a state of drought. One area that’s feeling the heat is the local beef industry. HPR’s Molly Solomon spoke with a rancher on Maui and has this report.

Food Researchers Wrap Up Mission to "Mars"

Aug 14, 2013
Flickr / University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
Flickr / University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

Researchers have been living inside a remote habitat 8,000 feet atop Mauna Loa. They’re part of a NASA-funded study to simulate what it’s like to live on Mars. HPR’s Molly Solomon has more.

You can find more information on the study at the HI-SEAS website.

Flickr / LifeSupercharger
Flickr / LifeSupercharger

While you can still get Kahuku shrimp fresh off some food trucks on Oahu’s north shore, most shrimp consumed in the U.S. is imported. A lot of that shrimp comes from Asia---and some of it is a topic of a trade dispute. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

Sprouting Hawaii's Next Crop of Local Producers

Aug 7, 2013
Flickr / jenniedo
Flickr / jenniedo

The term buy local takes on a special significance here in Hawaii. Living on an island, we rely heavily on imports, shipping in nearly 90% of our food. But, as HPR’s Molly Solomon reports, an upcoming event is bringing together local farmers and producers...with the hopes of getting more Hawaii products on our shelves.

SPROUT Hawaii takes place Saturday, August 10 from 8 am - 6:30 pm at the Kapiolani Community College. The event is free and you can register online.

noe tanigawa

When they began, the team behind Lucky Peach magazine were hoping there were others like them:  people who care about art, literature and food.   Two years later, they sell a hundred thousand of each issue and have become a model for successful niche publishing.   The Lucky Peach team will share their secrets in Honolulu this weekend.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

From Ocean to Plate: Diving with Kimi Werner

Jul 22, 2013
John Johnson
John Johnson

Kimi Werner has been in the water all her life. Five years ago she won the Women’s title at the 2008 U.S. National Spearfishing Championship. She’s since moved away from fishing as a sport and now sees it more as a lifestyle. HPR’s Molly Solomon met her for a dive and has this report.

GreenWheel Food Hub
GreenWheel Food Hub

This weekend, members of the community are getting together to highlight the art of pickling. The four day event will feature a series of workshops and tastings focused around the idea of local food preservation. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports.

The Green Goods shoppe will be open at the R&D gallery space at 687 Auahi Street in Kaka'ako.
18th: Thurs  4 - 7 p.m
19th: Fri - 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
20th: Sat - 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
21st: Sun - 9:30 a.m. - Noon

Flickr / davidlaiblog
Flickr / davidlaiblog

There's been lots of discussion throughout the state about the need to have more farmers and to have more of our food grown right here at home. On Hawaii Island, there's a program to develop new farmers--and they're looking for candidates. HPR's Sherry Bracken has the story.

Holy’s Pies Make Waves at Surf Shop

Jul 3, 2013
Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

In Hawaii, stores selling swim trunks and surfboards are a dime a dozen. But, as HPR’s Molly Solomon reports, there’s a new surf shop in town that sets it apart from the rest. 

Hawaiian Style, 1714 Kapiolani Blvd (across the street from the Hawaii Convention Center) sells Holy's Bakery pies -- peach, pear, coconut, and apple. Call 941-7873 to reserve a pie!

Food waste in public schools

Jun 27, 2013

  Food waste from restaurants, hotels, and caterers - and even on college campuses is only part of the story...but what happens in public school cafeterias?  Next on Town Square, part two of our look  at Food  Waste: what's done with winds up in the trash and fights over food kids will eat and not throw away in the first place.

The Food Recovery Challenge

Jun 21, 2013

Everyday much of the food that starts off on the farm winds up in the trash. On Town Square, how Hawaii copes with the flip side of sustainable food production: food waste. We'll talk about the Food Recovery Challenge and efforts to recover and reduce food waste.

Flickr / artist in doing nothing
Flickr / artist in doing nothing

Investigators in Oregon are still trying to determine how genetically modified wheat wound up in a farmer’s field. The incident’s already having an impact in Asia. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

Flickr / im elsewhere
Flickr / im elsewhere

This may be Memorial Day in the United States…but in Japan it’s the beginning of melon season. And it kicked off last week with an eye-popping auction. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

Mahi'ai Match-Up: Making Ag Dreams A Reality

May 20, 2013
Mahi‘ai Matchup
Mahi‘ai Matchup

A local contest is making it easier to kickstart a career in agriculture. An open call for land proposals on some of the state’s prime ag lands could result in a five year land lease…for free! HPR’s Molly Solomon reports. 

A Growing Garden Behind Bars

May 13, 2013
CTAHR
CTAHR

New farming techniques are popping up all over Hawaii. And some of them are in places not even close to traditional farmlands. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports on a program at a local penitentiary that’s growing food behind prison walls.

A Fresh Idea for Feeding the Homeless

May 1, 2013
Give It Fresh Today
Give It Fresh Today

According to the EPA, food waste is now the biggest contributor to our country’s landfills. Every year, as much as 40% of our food ends up in the trash. But, as HPR’s Molly Solomon reports, a local project is taking steps to ensure that excess produce gets to the people who need it the most.

HPR News: Food Series - Wayne Yoshioka

Apr 24, 2013

According to the State Legislative Reference Bureau … Hawai’i imports more than 65 percent of its vegetables and fruits … and is reliant on out-of-state sources for much of what it consumes.   But…as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports … some Agriculture Officials say local food production can be increased without growing more crops or using more agricultural lands …

"Inspired Food" Touches on Local Food History

Apr 22, 2013

It's no secret that Hawaii loves food. And an upcoming culinary event at the Japanese Cultural Center explores some of the history behind some island favorites. HPR's Molly Solomon spoke with a local food author who takes a look at the roots of Hawaii cuisine.

Hooked on 'Ponics

Mar 28, 2013
Leina'ala Bright, a Native Hawaiian health practitioner, uses her aquaponics system to grow fresh vegetables and medicine in her Waimanalo backyard.
Molly Solomon

In our latest installment of HPR’s series, “Feeding Ourselves: Hawai’i’s Food Future”, we take a look at an emerging technology…that could change the way we grow our food. It’s a method of growing crops and fish at the same time….and it uses less than 5% of the water that traditional farming does. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports on this sustainable system that’s popping up in backyards across the islands.

Hacking the Kitchen

Mar 27, 2013

Next time on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll find out how innovation and technology are creating new dining experiences. We’ll talk about pop up restaurants, food trucks, mobile apps, hacking the kitchen and new ways we can learn about the food we consume.

Kahuku Farm Redefines Farming

Mar 27, 2013
Wayne Yoshioka
Wayne Yoshioka

The future of growing food in Hawai’i rests on the ability of farmers to continue making a living. According to one UH study, farmers receive only 19 cents out of each dollar spent on locally grown produce and vegetables.  The rest of the money goes to packaging, marketing, refrigeration and transportation.   But one family-owned farm has revamped its strategy and business model and has branched out into new venues.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Hawaii agriculture officials say that in the 1970’s, there were 120 milk operations around the state. Today, there are only two. And they’re both on the big island of Hawaii. HPR's Sherry Bracken has more.

Discussions about food in Hawai’i often drift to the issue of cost.  In this installment of HPR’s series, “Feeding Ourselves: Hawai’i’s Food Future”, HPR’s Noe Tanigawa looks at what drives the prices we pay.

Growing a New Crop of Young Farmers

Mar 25, 2013
Molly Solomon

This week, Hawaii Public Radio is taking a closer look at food in the islands. We call it “Feeding Ourselves, Hawaii’s Food Future.” All week, we’ll report on a number of issues relating to food. Today, we start with people. The future of locally-grown food not only depends on land, water and crops—it also depends on farmers. The average age of a farmer in Hawaii is now sixty. But there’s one farm in Waianae that’s leading a youth movement—growing not only food, but also growing farmers. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports…

According to a recent report by the state, the number of cattle raised in Hawaii decreased steadily for about thirty years, starting in 1970. There’s been a bit of an increase since about 2002, and today cattle are raised on each of the major islands. But on Hawaii Island, the industry is facing some challenges to its growth. HPR’s Sherry Bracken reports.

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