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Ark of Taste catalogs endangered food

  • COURTESY ANGELA KAY KEPLER

    The huge native Hua Moa banana resembles a squash.

  • COURTESY ANGELA KAY KEPLER

    The flesh of the Hua Moa banana, a Hawaii food on Slow Food’s Ark of Taste, is pink.

  • COURTESY ANGELA KAY KEPLER

    Poi made from kalo (taro) is a Hawaii food on Slow Food’s Ark of Taste, which puts a spotlight on endangered foods of the world.

  • COURTESY ANGELA KAY KEPLER

    Ohia Lehua honey is a Hawaii food on Slow Food’s Ark of Taste.

  • COURTESY ANGELA KAY KEPLER

    The Manini banana, distinctive for its variegated skin and leaves, is soon to be submitted to the Ark of Taste.

  • COURTESY ANGELA KAY KEPLER

    Five varieties of Hawaiian sugar cane, or ko, are colorful with soft piths. They are pending approval on the Ark of Taste.

  • COURTESY ANGELA KAY KEPLER

    Hawaiian ulu, or breadfruit, is one of eight Hawaii foods on the Ark of Taste.

For 40 years Laurie Carlson has been enjoying a particular locally grown orange she unabashedly calls “the best citrus ever.” She came across it for the first time while managing Kokua Market in Makiki, when a distributor brought it in from Aiea. Read more

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