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Mexican cuisine pioneer Rick Bayless is a culinary explorer

  • Video by Kat Wade / Special to the Star-Advertiser

    The Hawai'i Food & Wine Festival honors Chef Rick Bayless at its second Culinary Heroes dinner on Thursday, April 25, 2019. Chef Alan Wong speaks about his admiration for Bayless. Bayless tells us about his renowned Oaxacan mole negro recipe.

  • KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR ADVERTISER

    Rick Bayless, center, cooked with Hawaii chefs Roy Yamaguchi, left, and Alan Wong.

  • KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR ADVERTISER

    The Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival’s Culinary Hero, chef Rick Bayless, put finishing touches on a grilled lamb and seared short-rib dish, served with a complex Oaxacan mole, at a dinner Thursday.

For his championing of sustainable agriculture and culinary education since introducing traditional Mexican cuisine to a Tex Mex-eating America in the 1980s, the Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival honored Rick Bayless as its second Culinary Hero. Read more

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