Slow Press – January 27, 2020

Thanks for Attending Slow Food O`ahu’s Annual Meeting

 Our well attended Annual Meeting at da Shop on January 23, 2020 was fun and informative. The potluck dishes were especially delicious! Our guest speaker, Jessica Rohr of Forage: Premium Hawaiian Meats, gave an informative and comprehensive talk on the challenges of foraging for meat in Hawai`i. For more information, you can contact her at

Thanks much, Jess! Thanks to da Shop for hosting.

Jess Rohr
Forage: Premium Hawaiian Meats

If you’d like future talks about issues of food and culture in Hawai`i, please give us your ideas. Email Kristin at

February 2020 Events

Slow Food O`ahu and da Shop Present The Cookbook Club Featuring Aloha Kitchen by Alana Kysar 

Saturday, February 1, 2020  from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at da Shop, 3565 Harding Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96818

It’s that time again to bring cookbooks to life and try some new recipes.

Come grab a copy, find a recipe that speaks to you, and share a homemade dish potluck style as we talk story in da Shop’s warehouse after hours. Da Shop has copies of Aloha Kitchen by Alana Kysar available for purchase.


5:00 to 5:30 p.m. Chat. Set up. Fill in dish description cards.     
5:20 to 5:30 p.m. Make plates.
5:30 to 5:45 p.m. Introductions.
5:45 to 6:15 p.m. Discussion.
6:15 to 6:30 p.m. Next meeting. Facebook group introduction.
6:30 to 7:00 p.m. Talk story. Clean up.

Please bring your own serving spoons, silverware, plate and glass/cup. 

For this event, there will be a $5.00 fee that will help further community events.

Pairing Food with Olive Oil Workshop presented by Slow Food O’ahu

Hosted by Angèl Foster of Island Olive Oil company

Sunday, February 9, 2020
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Fee: $45 SLO Members: $55 Non-Member

If you’ve ever wondered which Extra Virgin Olive Oils go best with different dishes, this workshop is for you. Slow Food members will learn the basics of what to look for, taste for, and smell for when choosing olive oils for your own kitchen. 

You will learn to distinguish between mild, medium, and robust olive oils, and how to pair each type with different foods, wines, and cooking styles. You will taste a variety of fresh olive oils paired with small bites so you can learn first-hand how to choose the perfect olive oils for your own cooking and entertaining.

Participants are encouraged to bring a small sample of the olive oil you currently use in your home kitchen. Together, we will do sensory analysis on these oils to see if they are mild, robust, well-balanced or defective. It should be a fun and interesting way to apply what you will learn.

You are invited to bring a bottle of wine to enjoy during the event with some tapas-style pupu which will be offered.

Island Olive Oil Company will offer a discount on selected products to Slow Food Members and all attendees.

Angèl and Brian Foster are the owners of Island Olive Oil Company. They are both Certified Olive Oil Sommeliers & Sensory Analysts. They recently returned from a trip to the Mediterranean exploring new sources of distinctive olive oils for their shop.

Interested in Food and Art?

Join Kristin McAndrews at the Honolulu Museum of Art

James Peale
Still Life Balsam Apple

On February 4th, 6th and 9th from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Kristin McAndrews will give a Tour and Talk Story at the Honolulu Museum of Art focused on the power of food in art to evoke social and political issues. Entry is free to museum members and $10 if you’re not. Meet inside the lobby. Grab a folding stool.

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