Slow Press – May 7, 2019

May 2019 Slow Food O’ahu Workshops and Events

Dumplings All Day Wong: A Dumpling Workshop with Chef Lee Anne Wong
May 11 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Knife Skills 102—Mastering the Fundamentals
May 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Monthly Foraging with Nat and Slow Food O’ahu
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Poke Workshop + talk story lunch with author Martha Cheng
May 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Cacao, Chocolate and Foraging

Fantastic Tours and Classes

Chocolate and Cacao

Slow Food Terra Madre delegate, Nat Bletter, is running some fantastic chocolate tours and classes in the coming weeks. We think these will be of interest to our members and encourage you to check them out.

The Best of Honolulu awarded Make Your Own Chocolate Bar class returns Wednesday May 8th at Down to Earth. This is your chance to make custom chocolate bars that just might win over the world to your favorite chocolate flavors! Sign up to make your own unique chocolate bar while tasting your way across Hawai’i and the world through chocolate.

For your chance to see the Cocoa of Excellence award-winning Nine Fine Mynah cacao farm, you can come on the next cacao farm and chocolate factory tour May 12th, and every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, to enjoy the only place in the US and one of only three places in the world where you can see cacao growing and see it turned into finished chocolate bars while you make your own hand dipped frozen chocolate-covered banana. This tour has been written up in Honolulu Family magazine as a great way for your kids to learn where chocolate comes from.

Foraging and Medicinals

Dr. Nat is also leading a foraging tour in Honolulu for wild edible plants with Slow Food O’ahu on the 3rd Sunday of each month (the next one is May 19), which you can sign up for here for this fun way to learn all the great delicious & nutritious plant resources around you.

And if you want to learn how to turn these wild foraged plants into effective evidenced-based herbal remedies, Dr. Nat will show you how to make tinctures, balms, teas and more that can help with things from insomnia, colds, fevers, and malaria in a May 29th Medicinal Plants class, also at Down to Earth.

Dates, times and costs available on EventBrite.

Join the Slow Food Book Club

Sunday, June 23, 2019, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Reading: Thomas Jefferson’s Crème Brûlée

Meet at:  da Shop, 3565 Harding Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96816

Kristin McAndrews will guide the discussion.

This fascinating culinary biography recounts Thomas Jefferson’s 1784 agreement with his slave James Hemings. As the American Ambassador to Paris, Jefferson brought Hemings to Paris to  master the art of French cooking. In exchange for his cooperation, Jefferson granted Hemings his freedom. As Hemings apprenticed under master French chefs, Jefferson studied the cultivation of French crops (especially grapes for winemaking) so the might be replicated in American agriculture. In addition, Jefferson brought new foods (such as risotto) and culinary practices to America.

The book will be available at da Shop for purchase.  Potluck.

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