Category: Journal

FLUX video spotlight

Last year Michelle Mishina reached out about doing a piece on foraging for FLUX Magazine. I absolutely love this gorgeous publication, which is a “lifestyle magazine for the socially conscious, forward-thinking demographic that features the latest in local arts and culture, as well as the social issues that establish and perpetuate our islands’ sense of …

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Food Network’s Best Restaurants on Maui

This is kind of a funny one, my food truck Savage Kitchen was almost listed on the Food Network’s recent “Best Restaurants on Maui” guide. The piece was published in January, just after the New Year, but was photographed back in 2018 when the Savage Kitchen food truck was still open. No worries, my spotlight …

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Sow Thistle Surprise

sow thistle (sonchus oleraceus) growing in iao valley

Sow thistle (Sonchus oleraceus) is a wildly nutritious green, this one found growing out of the rocks in ʻĪao Valley on Maui this week. In addition to it’s edible leaves, the flowers, flower buds, and roots can all be eaten. Green Deane’s Eat the Weeds – Sow Thistle article has wonderful details of its identification and history. …

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Foraged Fare

shell ginger edible flowers

Eating these firecracker-like flower parts of shell ginger (Alpinia zerumbet) is an enjoyable explosion of color. Eat the labella, pulling away the whitish-pink perianths, when navigating this harvest. Hawaiian colors! The kiawe (Prosopis pallida) harvest on Maui continues to be phenomenal. We now have the remnants of Hurricane Barbara heading this way as a tropical …

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WorldWild Podcast Interview

worldwild podcast with sunny savage

What a delight to be in conversation with Miles Irving of the WorldWild Podcast! Take a listen (skip to minute 6 to start of our conversation) as we discuss invasive species, the uniqueness of Hawaii’s biodiversity, and our wild future ahead. Miles is the founder/owner of Forager, a phenomenal company that started selling wild vegetables …

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Eating Edible Invasive Species

100% local food in Hawaii

Welcome to Savage Kitchen! In March of 2017 I ran a successful Kickstarter Campaign to help fund this project educating about edible invasive species. Savage Kitchen started out as a food truck where I served 100% organic foods (90% locally sourced) and where wildcrafted invasives were in each item on the menu.  You can see …

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