Kiki Aranita on the Truths Behind Hawaiian Food

Discover the fascinating story of Kiki Aranita, the founder of Poi Dog, a restaurant-turned-CPG sauce brand, and her extraordinary talent for yarn art recreations of food brands.

During the episode Kiki candidly discusses the challenges of starting a culinary career without formal training, the exhilaration of catering for NBA players and other large events, and the intriguing fusion of influences in Hawaiian cuisine. Learn the truths behind Hawaiian food misconceptions and the cultural amalgamation showcased in dishes like the famous Hawaiian plate lunch.

Plus, gain insights into Kiki’s bold decision to write an article about the closure of her restaurant, a move that earned her a James Beard Award nomination, and her perspective on why more chefs should be contributing to the food media landscape.

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