Star-Bulletin / 2003
Tours of the fish auction will be given during Sunday's seafood festival.
Festival offers all you ever wanted to know about fishing
Watch fishing, eat fish, learn to cook fish, make fish prints and tour fishing boats at the Hawaii Fishing and Seafood Festival, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the New Honolulu Fishing Village, Pier 38.
The Pacific Islands Fisheries Group offers all these activities, free bamboo poles for the first 250 kids, and tours of the fish auction facility.
Poke, sushi, Hawaiian plates and other specialties will be served by Tokkuri-tei, the Poke Stop, Uncle's Restaurant and Nico's. For those who don't care for fish, there will be KC Waffle Dogs.
Entertainment will be provided by Keiki Palaka Band, Willie K., and Na Maka O Puuwai Aloha and Believe. Bid at the silent auction for an ocean kayak, Shimano Tiagra reels and more.
Admission is free. Parking is limited, but a free shuttle will run from the parking lot at Honolulu Community College beginning at 8:30 a.m. Call 371-6853.
Last week's "Top Chef," filmed in Aspen, Colo., featured Hung Huynh, left, Casey Thompson and Dale Levitski.
'Top Chef' final showdown in Chicago
The Bravo television reality show "Top Chef 3 Miami" is down to its last three contestants and has moved to Chicago for the finale, airing at 7 tonight on Oceanic Cable Channel 40.
Finalist Dale Levitski was in Hawaii recently, meeting, greeting and cooking at the restaurant of his old friend and employer, Henry Adaniya of Hank's Haute Dogs in Kakaako. Not that that should sway you as you evaluate the candidates tonight.
Don't be chicken, eat the old eggs
Brace yourselves, contestants. The Chinese Chamber of Commerce issues the challenge: Eat five 1,000-year-old eggs faster than nine other brave eaters.
Then, score logo merchandise for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.
You'd think such a daring feat would be worth a bit more, but there is the glory to consider. The eggs, also known as Chinese preserved duck eggs, are black, gelatinous and for sure an acquired taste. A real love-it-or-hate-it food.
The challenge takes place at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, as part of the Splendor of China show at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. Sign-up starts at 3:30 p.m.
For more on Splendor of China, see the Star-Bulletin's HiLife section in the Thursday evening and Friday morning editions. For more on the egg-eating contest, see next Wednesday's Food section.
Raising awareness of isle-grown food
Slow Food Hawaii is challenging Big Island residents to consume only foods grown locally, for a day, a week or the whole month of October.
The Eat Hawaii Island Grown campaign, launched last weekend, is meant to raise awareness of where food comes from and encourage a focus on consuming foods from within a 100-mile radius of home.
Nan Piianaia, leader of the Hawaii Island chapter of Slow Food, acknowledges that true adherence would mean giving up such staples as cooking oils, rice, wheat and dairy products, and much fresh and all canned, frozen and packaged products.
But the Big Island does produce beef, pork, lamb, eggs, milk, goat cheese, chocolate, many fresh vegetables, fruits, taro and sweet potato, plus coffee and macadamia nuts (and macadamia nut oil).
A directory of food producers and a list of events marking the campaign are posted at www.slowfoodhawaii.org.