Become a Poi-fessor October 07 2013, 1 Comment

You had poi at last week's paina. Maybe you come out and kui with us. If you'd like to learn more about poi, check out the below video for an informative brief on the agricultural and cultural context of taro.

From the ancient times to the replacing of taro in households by rice, the crop has undoubtedly undergone several transformations since being brought over by the first people to immigrate to Hawaii thousands of years ago. Most notably, the recipe for making poi has evolved and changed as different ethnic groups in Hawaii interacted with taro. But one thing is certain, the crop has made great strides to make it back into your umeke and onto your plates.
 
In other news, we were at the Children’s and Youth Day at the State Capitol today. Big shout-out to the Kamehameha kui club, Hui Aloha Aina Olauniu, and everyone else who came out to support Hawaii’s children.
 
 Gotta go! A hui hou.
 
~ Trevor