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Foraging in Kona, Hawaii

Interested in what wild foods you might find in Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii? Check out this video, made by my friend Ellard Resignato of the Culinary Edge TV. We had an absolute blast walking through his neighborhood, including his favorite surf spot and identifying wild edible plants and even some limu (that’s …

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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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Is Kahili Ginger Edible?

Dehydrated kāhili ginger flowers. Although the Ginger (Zingiberaceae) Family is generally safe, info is sparse on kāhili  (Hedychium gardnerianum) as an edible. Although not expressed directly in any literature, I determined through inference and experimental practice, that yes kāhili ginger flowers, flower buds, rhizomes, and new shoots are edible in small amounts.  We know that H. gardnerianum is considered to …

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