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Made in Hawaii Festival

In case you haven’t heard, the Made in Hawaii Festival is coming to Oahu August 16 – 18th, 2013 at the Neal Blaisdell Hall and Arena in Honolulu. 777 Ward Ave. Honolulu, Hawaii. Congratulations, exhibitors.Maui Bling By Deneen Sweet Paradise Chocolate There’s a lot going on. The three day show features “Made in Hawaii” Products…

Maui Preserved

Tonight’s guests at Slow Food Maui‘s Taste Education series were Anthony LaBua and Maleta Van Loan of Maui Preserved. They’ve created a wonderful brand that supports local farmers and inspires creativity in the kitchen. Their first product, a Hawaiian Chile Pepper Sauce was created in 2010. They established their commercial kitchen in Haiku and since then have developed a line of products including spicy pickled pineapple spears, pickled beets, onions, Pohole (fiddlehead fern shoots), pickled strawberries, pineapple Thai Chili spread, and a Mexican Gherkin pickle. They acidify with either apple cider vinegars or a green tea brine. Mexican Gherkin was bright and crisp. The Pineapple Sweet Thai Chile spread had some heat and was delicious. Anthony talked about chef inspired products, sustainability, the demand for local food that could be preserved, food security and keeping the culture alive with new…