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Slow Food Chinatown Tour (No Lunch) – January 25

Slow Food Chinatown Tour (No Lunch)
January 25, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Slow Food O’ahu has created a walking tour that will help the visitor learn about the traditions and foods of the many ethnic groups that have made Chinatown home. For locals, it will deepen their existing knowledge and appreciation of their island home.
The history, cultures, and ethnic foods of this vibrant community are the focus of the tour.  In keeping with the international Slow Food movement value of appreciation for cultural diversity, we have created the tour with these principles in mind:

  • recognizing food as a language that expresses cultural diversity
  • preserving the myriad traditions of the table
  • cultivating and reinvigorating a sense of community and place

On your tour you will:

  • Explore open markets where local residents purchase fresh produce, seafood, traditional foods and leis.
  • Visit ethnic bakeries, a noodle factory, and specialty shops
  • Sample various typical foods and tropical fruit
  • See temples and historic sites

The cost is $30 for members; $40 for non-members.  Please sign up at All Slow Food O’ahu events are listed.

Slow Suppers at Home, February 14, 2015, Italian (food for lovers)

Slow Suppers at Home, February 14, 2015, Italian (food for lovers)

Private Home in Wahiawa, 6:00 p.m.

The revival of the italian-feast.jpgSlow Suppers at Home will occur on Valentines, and what better start than Italian for food lovers. The group size will be eight lucky people (to include the host). It will start at 6:00 pm. There is no fee for this event but it is limited to members of Slow Food. The membership may be International or USA. To join, go to you’re joining our chapter, be sure to choose the Oahu chapter.


Guests will be asked to bring a dish and beverage to share to the supper. If you would like to participate, please email David Bangert with the names, email address and telephone numbers of those wishing to participate. He will compile the list of participants and pass it to the host who will call or email the guests to coordinate the dinner.

About Slow Suppers at Home…

Slow Suppers at Home, a series of convivial meals being held in local members’ homes to celebrate Slow Food’s values of hospitality, home cooking and the sharing of food and friendship. The host is a convener, sets the theme of the meal and provides the center of the plate. Examples of themes could be “The Sea”, “Vegan”, Everything Local, “Dining in Provence”, or a “Night in Bangkok”. The themes are as varied as our membership. There is no fee and alcohol is no-host.

Guests will be asked to bring a starter, side dish or dessert/cheese to the supper. The suppers are not just about encouraging local members in different parts of the island to get to know their fellow members, but also welcoming Slow Food members from other parts of the world who might happen to be visiting the islands. If you are interested in participating in a “Slow Suppers at Home”, please call David Bangert at (808) 293-2981 or email at

Slow Food O’ahu Cooking Club: Turkish Dinner – February 8, 2015

Slow Food O’ahu Cooking Club: Turkish Dinner – February 8, 2015  – FIVE (5) SPACES LEFT 

Private Home on the Windward Side (Hauula) 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

On Sunday, February 8, 2015 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. the Slow Food Cooking Club will prepare a Turkish meal, and of course, consume it. The meal will consist of:

*    Ezogelin çorbası, Red lentil and bulgur soup with dried mint and chili pepper

*    Zeytinyağlı taze fasulye, Green runner beans cooked in olive oil with onion, garlic and tomato

*    Kabak mücveri, Zucchini patties with herbs and cheese

*    Hünkar beğendili kuzu, Lamb stew in tomato sauce on smoky eggplant puree

*    İncir tatlısı, Walnut-stuffed figs in syrup


Anyone wishing wine or beer is encouraged to bring their own. The cost, excluding alcohol, of the event is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. The cost includes the ingredient expenses. Copies of recipes will be provided prior to the event on line and a hard copy at the event. The necessary cooking equipment will be provided. There is a lot of cutting and chopping necessary so bringing your own favorite knife is always a good idea. The event is limited to 12 individuals. The event will take place at a beach house in Hauula. Directions will be provided to those attending byFebruary 1, 2015.

To register, go to:  


About the Slow Food Cooking Club…

Here’s how it works: A group of Slow Food enthusiasts gather in a home. The size of the group is determined by the venue and recipes. The host determines the price to cover the cost of ingredients. The host provides the ingredients and guides the group through the preparation of meal. Then the group discusses the preparation and consumes the meal. It is a learning event for all. The host is not expected to be an expert, only a convener, facilitator, and shopper of ingredients. The host is reimbursed for the direct costs of hosting the event. If anyone is interested in learning about hosting a cooking club event, please call David Bangert at (808) 293-2981 or email at

Urban Foraging Adventure – Saturday, January 24, 2015

Urban Foraging Adventure – Saturday, January 24, 2015
University of Hawaii 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

You don’t have to head for the mountains or the rainforest to find edible treasures. Join Slow Food O`ahu for a foraging adventure in urban Honolulu and be amazed by what you’ll discover.  Our last foraging event in June was such as success and overbooked that we have decided to host the event again.

Dr. Nat Bletter, of Madre Chocolate, will be our very own Euell Gibbons, guiding us into the urban ‘wilds’ of Honolulu on Saturday, January 24, 2015, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Wear sun protection and bring water, a fork & spoon to sample goodies, and paper and plastic bags to collect in.

Wear sun protection, bring water, and put on a good pair of exploring shoes. The cost is $10 for Slow Food members, $15 for non-members. Reserve at byJanuary 20, and upon reservations, we will send you an email with location and meeting details.

Slow Food O’ahu Annual Meeting – Sunday, February 15, 2015 – DATE CHANGE

Slow Food O’ahu Annual Meeting – Sunday, February 15, 2015  – DATE CHANGE
3989 Diamond Head Rd.   11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

Our Annual Meeting and Potluck Lunch is set for February 15, 2015.  Please mark your calendars. Please note that we have changed the date (previously announced as February 1, 2015) due to a conflict with the SuperBowl.
Our Board has been working diligently during the year and would like to develop the capacity of the organization by expanding the membership and creating working committees that are able to focus on events, advocacy, our Snail of Approval program with restaurants, etc.  We have started by formalizing bylaws that we plan to present to the members at the Annual Meeting.  If you are interested in previewing the bylaws, you may find a copy here.  We also hope to expand our membership – so if you are interested in taking on a more proactive role, whether it be planning events, advocacy on sustainability issues, contacting restaurants for our Snail of Approval, writing the newsletter, etc. – please come to our meeting.

In addition to the business portion of the meeting, our featured speaker at the meeting will be Dr. Ted Radovich, Associate Specialist at the Sustainable and Organic Farming Systems Laboratory of the CTAHR Program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The laboratory focuses on the ecology, yield and quality of food crops, with a special emphasis on the links between pre-harvest management practices and crop quality.Dr. Radovich specializes in ecology, yield and quality of food crops. His research program is focused on understanding how crop yield and quality can be optimized in agricultural systems that reduce reliance on conventional chemical inputs and increase use of ecological farming practices.

Of course, no Slow Food O’ahu Annual meeting would be complete without a potluck.  After our business meeting and presentation by Dr. Radovich, we will share in the great local food that defines a Slow Food O’ahu event.  Please bring your dish to share.

The location of this year’s Annual meeting is 3989 Diamond Head Road, near the intersection of 22nd Ave and Diamond Head Road in Kahala.  We will be using meeting space of The Arc in Hawaii.  Parking is plentiful.  As with all Slow Food O’ahu events, please bring your own eating utensils and BYOB.  The Annual Meeting is free but please register so that we have an accurate count of attendees.  Please sign up at

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