Star-Bulletin Features

Wednesday, August 8, 2001


Stuffs featured item
Sam Choy works with island produce at the Farm Fair.


What’s cooking
at the Farm Fair

The second weekend of the Hawaii State Farm Fair is dedicated to fresh island produce. Buy watermelon for 15 cents a pound, Hawaiian Gold pineapples for $1 each, tomato seedlings for 25 cents.

Visit the food tent to see local produce turned into meals:

Friday: Chef Sam Choy holds a cooking demonstration, 7 p.m.

Saturday: Finalists in the children's division of the Farm Fair recipe contest will compete in a cook-off, 5 p.m.

Sunday: Finalists in the adult division of the recipe contest take the stage, 5 p.m.

The Farm Fair runs 6 p.m. to midnight Friday; noon to midnight Saturday and Sunday. The focus shifts to high-tech farming for the last days of the fair, Aug. 16 to 19. Call 848-2074.

Recipe contests

Maui Pineapple Festival: Pineapple Dessert and Sushi Contest is open to Maui residents, amateurs only. Categories are cakes, pies, other desserts and sushi; age groups are adult and keiki ages 7 to 17.

The main ingredient in the dish must be Hawaiian pineapple, fresh or canned. Pick up entry forms at the Queen Ka'ahumanu Center Customer Service Center through Saturday. Deadline to enter is Aug. 13. Contestants must bring dishes and recipes to the festival Aug. 18. Prizes include Ka'ahumanu Center gift certificates and fresh pineapples. The festival runs Aug. 17 to 19 at Ka'ahumanu Center. Call (808) 877-4325.

Sam Choy Poke Festival: The recipe contest deadline has been extended to Aug. 15. Professionals and amateurs may compete for $15,000 in cash and prizes.

Finalists compete at the festival, Sept. 16 at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel on the Big Island. Call (808) 880-3023 for entry forms and a listing of all the poke categories.

Kalo (Taro) Contest: Liberty House seeks original recipes for appetizers and desserts that include kalo or a kalo product. Open to Hawaii residents 18 and older.

Entries will be judged on taste, originality, creative use of kalo and ease of preparation. Pick up complete rules at the manager's office, Liberty House at Ala Moana, or call 945-5554 or e-mail Entry deadline is Aug. 24.

PBS obliges music fans

Tomorrow, "Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song" features Mahi Beamer, Nina Keali'iwahamana and Robert Cazimero at 7:30 p.m. with a repeat showing at 10 p.m. Sunday.

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