On a hillside in Maui, a former Boston culinary student turned organic coconut farmer is selling homemade vegan ice cream.
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The frosting is what this cake is all about. The chef and owner, Gloria McMeans, gets the lilikoi, or passion fruit, fresh from her friend's garden. The fruit's bright, tart acidity and distinctive tropical sweetness give the frosting a delicious flavor that simply pops on your tongue.
You know, if you go to an island paradise like Hawaii and turn it into some sort of quest to find THE BEST PIZZA, I think you might need to relax a bit and enjoy life. But still, if you're there and have a hankerin' for pizza, why not reach for something good? So here, the Slice gets its mainlander butt out to Hawaii (virtually, of course) for the latest installment of the United States of Pizza.
Words by Mark Horowitz .::. Photos by Jane Horowitz; Special to Slice .::. I think it's safe to say that most visitors to Maui don't have pizza on their minds. During my own recent visit to Maui, my mind was occupied with exploring its natural beauty, its stunning beaches, snorkeling in its clear reefs, and, from a culinary standpoint, exploring the rich, diverse cultural influences that have created a unique Pacific cuisine. What has evolved in Hawaii is an interesting melange of styles resulting from the mixture of native Hawaiian food preferences and the various immigrant populations that have...