Hawaiian Food Section is being revised and updated (6/1/02)
- please come back soon!
Food is a key element of any society or culture, and in the
islands food is one of the many ways that we come to know
each other better. By sharing food, we learn something of
another's culture, traditions and celebrations. Even better,
it means eating is never boring!
The food found in the islands today includes the life-sustaining
plants and animals that Polynesians brought with them in their
migrations throughout the Pacific plus all the foods that
later immigrants have brought along with them. We tend to
mix them all together and call the whole thing "local food"
or "local grinds". (See Language for more local lingo)
Thomas Menu Collection - Local restaurant menus from
1946 to around 1982, collected by former food editor and maintained
by KCC. Only the menu
list is available online. Nostalgic photos.