March-April 2015

March-April 2015 issue of Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine

Italian Food West Maui

A Tale of Two Pizzas

We discover that you can't have too many good Italian restaurants on Maui.
GMO crops illustration

Rooting for the Wrong Side?

Supporters say biotechnology creates jobs and fights world hunger. Detractors say it threatens the health of humans and the planet. Can both be right?
biodynamic wine

A Lesson in Biodynamic Wine

Many winemakers say that biodynamic practices increase the land’s ability to express its unique flavors and components in the wine — enhancing its terroir. The result is a wine that speaks of its place, that has its own distinctive signature.

Pineapple Sparkling Wine

Not many wineries are crazy enough to make pineapple sparkling wine, and no one else is crazy enough to make it using the traditional method.

Solar Q&A

Hawai‘i's subtropical latitude and abundant sunshine make solar power an obvious energy choice, but factors like proximity to the ocean create specific challenges. That’s why it's important to hire seasoned professionals.

Makena Modern

A Bauhaus-inspired dwelling makes a bold artistic statement on the southern shore of Maui.
native Hawaiians

What Does a Hawaiian Look Like?

Through their portraits, handprints and signatures, Jordan Murph is helping native Hawaiians create an indelible legacy.

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Cutting the Ties That Bind

Large Whale Entanglement Response Coordinator Ed Lyman offers this analogy to explain his work: "It's like triage, and we're like whale doctors."
chicken tinola recipe

What Do You Do with a Green Papaya?

What do you do with a green papaya? Our dining editor uses the fruit in chicken tinola soup and green papaya salad - recipes included!
hula girl illustration by Matt Foster

Da Rites of Spree-ing?

Tita reminisces about her favorite spring rituals from childhood.
Ahi Tartare

ʻAhi Tartare

The Grand Wailea's Humuhumunukunukuapua'a takes its name from Hawaii's state fish. So it's no surprise the restaurant's chef de cuisine knows his way around this savory raw dish.
Upcycling

Upcycling

Turn trash into treasure with three "upcycling" DIY projects.

It’s Elemental

From the fury of Pele's fiery volcano, to the gentle tug and pull of lunar tides, Hawai'i is a study of beauty and contrasts created and continually carved by the forces of nature.