He’e Preparation Workshop

Posted by Keli'i Kotubetey on September 26, 2013

“He kai ‘ō he’e ko Kapapa”   ~   A sea for octopus fishing referring to Kapapa, O’ahu

  –  ‘Ōlelo No’eau, Mary Kawena Puku’i

In Hawaiian thought the he’e, or octopus, has many wise sayings associated with it because of the slippery/elusive/shape-shifting nature of this curious creature. He’e was also in important food source for our Kūpuna and it is along those lines that we are happy to present our next hands-on workshop as a part of our Mali’u a Li’u Project.

Join our Executive Director, Hi’ilei Kawelo, on Saturday October 26th as she shares the slime, slipperyness, and ‘ono of this creature through her hands-on preparation workshop from 8:30am to 4pm at He’eia Fishpond. Hi’ilei comes from a family with fishing roots in Koʻolaupoko and it is a treat to be able to learn a practice that has been part of this area and her family for generations.

Participants will learn how to clean, process, and prepare he’e using different methods. You will also learn how to properly cook the he’e, take home a few recipes, and ultimately prepare he’e poisson cru for a tasting.

The cost is $25 per person not including a handling fee for our online registration. The cost includes a t-shirt, lunch, and all the supplies and materials needed for the workshop. Space is limited to the first 20 registrants. We are kindly asking that all registrants be aged 16 or older. You can register online at: http://paepaeoheeiahee.eventbrite.com

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