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Highlights of the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

There were so many great moments at this year’s festival. Here are my highlights

Posted September 11, 2012 by Ed Morita

There were so many great moments at this year’s Hawaii Food & Wine Festival. As the official blogger for the festival, I got to attend most of the events, meet several of the visiting celebrity chefs and watch them work their magic both in the kitchens and with the crowds.

Here are some of the highlights:

Paepae o He'eia (1 of 39)

Paepae o He'eia

The Hawaii Food & Wine Festival started on Sept. 4 for me, when I joined a group in He'eia. I couldn't attend the Bounty of He'eia when the Festival officially started on Sept. 6 due to a prior commitment. That's why I was glad that Chef Mark Noguchi invited me to his harvesting day.


  1. bradc44
    Posted October 2, 2012 at 5:37 am

    Hawaii is definitely on my list of vacation spots..

About Ed Morita

Ed Morita spent more than a decade working as a pastry chef at some of the country's premiere resorts and restaurants, including the Halekulani Hotel, The Greenbrier Resort & Spa in West Virginia, Bay Harbor Yacht Club in Michigan and Longhi’s Restaurant in Honolulu. After a near-career-ending injury forced him out of the kitchen, he embarked on a new career as a food writer, photographer and blogger for Metromix Honolulu and Nonstop Honolulu (, where he now writes the Baker's Hours blog. He's also entered the realm of politics, serving as the photography captain for the Abercrombie for Governor campaign in 2010, then becoming Gov. Abercrombie's official photographer until 2012 when he became the Social Media Director for the Mazie Hirono for U.S. Senate campaign. He's excited and honored to be the official blogger for the 2012 Hawaii Food & Wine Festival. You can follow Ed's adventures online at

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