Let’s Talk Food: Tilapia farming at UH-Hilo

We had a great opportunity to visit the aquaculture laboratory at the University of Hawaii at Hilo facility in Panaewa and met up with Adrian Barnes, the technician in charge of raising tilapia there.

Let’s Talk Food: Thursday is Valentine’s Day

Thursday is Valentine’s Day. It’s a special day to show your loved one how much you care for them and also ranks as one of the busiest nights for restaurants. So if you did not yet make reservations, maybe you could fix a nice dinner at home.

Let’s Talk Food: Winter greens

There are certain greens that thrive in the cooler weather, called winter greens. However, I don’t think they would survive in the Arctic blast hitting the mainland. Look for locally grown winter greens at your favorite market.

Let’s Talk Food: Next Tuesday is Chinese New Year

Today is Chinese New Year, the 4,716th, and the Year of the Boar or Pig. If you were born in 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 or 2019, then you are born in the last of all the zodiac animals, the boar. You are kind, generous, warm-hearted and considerate with leadership skills.

Let’s Talk Food: Prebiotic foods

We have all heard of probiotic foods — those foods that have live cultures or bacteria such as yogurt, kefir, buttermilk, sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha and sourdough bread. But have you heard of prebiotic foods? They are the nondigestible carbohydrates that feed the good bacteria in our guts.