Tag: foraging

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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Savage Kitchen App Press Kit

Press Release MAUI FORAGER SUNNY SAVAGE LAUNCHES SMARTPHONE APP THAT EMPOWERS COMMUNITIES TO IDENTIFY, HARVEST, AND PREPARE WILD FOOD PLANTS The Savage Kitchen app uses GPS and crowd-sourced citizen science to link people worldwide with the edible wild foods available in their own backyards. Wailuku, HI, March 26–Internationally recognized wild food forager and author Sunny …

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Mention in The Economist

Thanks to Tasha Goldberg for writing about the Savage Kitchen App in a recent article for The Economist! A dream to be featured alongside others highlighted for their work during what the United Nations has dubbed the “International Year of Plant Health”. Tasha is a phenomenal human who travels the globe reporting on High Level …

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edible Hawaiian Islands

Mahalo to Dania Katz of edibleHawaiianIslands for this fun write-up of wild greens found growing right outside her front door. As she mentions in the article, Dania invited me over to her house as she was curious if she had anything of interest growing nearby. I was happy to oblige and haven’t had the opportunity …

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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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