A couple of weeks ago tomorrow, we visited the North Kohala area of the Big Island as part of a series I'm working on about Farmers Markets all around the island for the Hawai'i HomeGrown Food Network
When I learned that on that same afternoon, Chef Donna Maltz was offering a cooking class using as much locally grown food as possible, we jumped on it to sign up for her Cooking With Aloha from Soil to the Soul class.
The location for the class was the beautiful octagonal shaped open kitchen at the Starseed Ranch. There were 15 of us in that kitchen working at the same time, with each pair working on a different dish. Chaotic you say? Not really! Donna is such a pro that she could stop what she was doing while helping one team and look at your dish and know exactly where you were and what you needed to do!
The menu was quite ambitious and the group made everything!