I think that these types of traditions and sentiments towards food are especially prevalent in the Hawaiian culture. When I speak of "Hawaiian" culture, I speak more of what it is today as opposed to the culture of old. Today's Hawaiian culture (particularly in terms of food) is a wonderful blend of traditions of the ethnicities that have made the islands what they are today.
As a maui-grown, mainland bound (for the time being) kama'aina, I look for every opportunity stay connected to my roots. Food is one of my key ways. This blog is meant to be a place in which "aloha" is shared through recipes, reviews and experiences revolving around Hawaiian Food. In my opinion, Hawaiian food is truly for the soul.
Happy reading. Especially...happy eating.