Archive for July, 2012

1st July
2012
written by Cleone

Paʻiʻai

We attended a pop-up pa’i’ai event tonight at The Whole Ox deli with our pop-up friends, Helen C. and Doug.  Pa’i’ai is Hawaiian for hand pounded poi, which is the traditional method of processing kalo (aka taro) into poi.  Up until recently, pa’i’ai was illegal.  There was a movement to change that and it gained so much traction and support in Hawaii that the state government decided to legalize it and the governor signed a law protecting it. (more…)

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