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Potato Salad: Hawaiianized

    The weather here in Hawaii has been hot recently, humid and muggy, the kind of weather that makes you inclined to seek out buildings with some good air conditioning. In such circumstances, eating warm or hot foods only serves to intensify the heat of the day and make one less comfortable than he or she might like. Thus, today, I want to introduce you to a dish that can be eaten cold, a dish that will simultaneously refresh and satisfy those who eat it. The dish? Potato Salad. I know, I know, you know how to make potato salad. You’ve probably done it a...
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Sharing Our Love of Kulolo

      By Guest Food Blogger, Nina S. Jones Since my husband and I first arrived on the island three months ago, we have discovered a number of Polynesian food treats that we had not experienced before. Poke, in all its variety; Poi, which can be surprising delicious, but only if it’s made correctly; and most famous of all, authentic pit roasted pig! Because we volunteer at the Polynesian Cultural Center, we have had the pleasure of eating at the various dining venues on a number of occasions. We have many favorite dishes, but we both agree, our favorite is...
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Eric Rush: Rugby Legend Visits the Polyn...

    PCC welcomes rugby sevens legend: It’s safe to say that people around Laie, Hawaii — home of the Polynesian Cultural Center — are football-crazy, what with the nearby Kahuku High School being a perennial powerhouse, having won numerous Oahu Interscholastic Association (OIA) and state football championships…   …but for now-local Polynesians whose origins go back to Samoa, Tonga, Fiji and New Zealand, rugby still reigns. So, it was with particular pleasure that the PCC recently hosted a former New Zealand All Black and worldwide Rugby Sevens...
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Polynesian Football Hall Fame:Class of 2...

    Polynesian Football Hall of Fame inducts Class of 2015   The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame, which has partnered with the Polynesian Cultural Center as the site of a new permanent display, recently announced its 2015 inductees.   The 2015 PFHF inductees are:   • Luther John Elliss (Samoan), DT for the University of Utah who played nine seasons for the Detroit Lions (including two Pro Bowls) and one for the Denver Broncos.   • Manase Jesse Sapolu (Samoan), played O-line for the University of Hawaii, then 15 seasons for the San Francisco 49ers. He is one of...
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Hukilau Marketplace Nearing Completion!

    Update on PCC’s Hukilau Marketplace, nearby hotel   The PCC’s new Hukilau Marketplace is on schedule for a soft opening next month, and a grand opening early next year (as shown in the recent aerial photo by PCC senior volunteer Jack Baxter):      “We’re on schedule to open a few stores by the end of November,” said Kealii Haverly, PCC Director of In-Center Marketing, “while the rest of our new Marketplace will open in January 2015.” “We’ re very happy with the progress of the construction, and we have basically finalized agreements with all our new...