Taro is believed to have the greatest life force of all foods and is a staple food of the Hawaiian diet, supplemented by other traditional foods like breadfruit, sweet potato, ferns, fruit, fish and seaweed. The Polynesians brought the taro plant to Hawaii as long ago as 450 A.D. As one of the oldest cultivated crops throughout the islands, it is associated with the god Kane, life giver, and considered a sacred part of daily Hawaiian life.This annual festival celebrates the crop with interactive exhibits, lectures, taro making demonstrations, food stalls, taro related film screenings and live entertainment.On Sunday, May 1, the famous taro pancake breakfast will be held, with loco moco bowls also available. For those unfamiliar, loco moco consists of white rice topped with a hamburger patty, a fried egg, and brown gravy.
As the CEO of SoulCycle, Melanie Whelan obviously spends a lot of time on a bike, which she balances with apple pie, burrata, and olive-oil cake. âI love the experience and purpose of gathering everyone in the kitchen, or around the barbecue outside,â she says. ...
As the annual fido-fest draws to a close today, could your much-loved mutt be next year's supreme champion â or just a pedigree chump? Here, AMY JONES reveals how to ensure your waggy-tailed wonder has what it takes to run with the world's top dogs.