Lau Lau and Hula at Kalani Honua on Hawai'i Island

Chef Ellard experiences a luau at Kalani Honua in the Puna District of the Big Island. Kalani is an intentional community founded in 1975. Kalani's mission is "to provide a fun, safe, and educational retreat village which encourages ALOHA love for life in each person's own deepest way through participation in abundant nature, culture, and wellness experiences". In this episode the community, under the leadership of Auntie Dottie Keyser, helps make a local Hawaiian meal, including lau lau, poke, Hawaiian fern salad and other local delicacies. Part of the luau is dedicated to hula and is lead by Jonathan Lopez. Mahalo for watching.

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Chef Ellard's mission is to bring you authentic local food and travel adventures from around the U.S. and the world through the lens of a chef and ethnic/local food enthusiast. The Culinary Edge TV also highlights the new food consciousness that is emerging about the importance of eating food with quality ingredients. And eating as a way to understand other cultures, connect us back with nature, with ourselves and other human beings.

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