Toyota Hawai‘i Presents: Forage 2 Feast
Toyota Hawai‘i Ambassadors Mark Noguchi, Kimi Werner, Kūha‘o Zane, and Zavier Cummings embark on an exciting journey of taste and responsibility. They go from mauka to makai in the Toyota Sienna and Tundra i-FORCE MAX to show us how foraging for invasive species enhances our relationship with food and our ‘āina.
Episode 1: Mauka to Makai
The Toyota Hawai‘i ‘ohana jumps in the Toyota Sienna and Tundra i-FORCE MAX and make the trek up to the misty uplands of Kealakekua to meet with hunter and spearfishing champion, Justin Lee. There, they plan how to make ‘ono dishes out of invasive species.
Episode 2: Give and Take
Team Mauka (Mark and Kūha‘o) and Team Makai (Kimi and Zavier) split up to forage for their catch. Kimi guides Zavier on his first spearfishing experience in search of ta‘ape off the Kona coast. Justin takes Mark and Kūha‘o deep into the forests of Kealakekua to go bowhunting for sheep. Along the way, we learn about the destructive impacts these invasive species make on Hawai‘i’s ecosystem.
Episode 3: Let's Grind!
With both teams successful in their foraging adventures, they turn up the heat with a good old-fashioned cook-off! Kimi lends her expertise to help Zavier use every bit of his catch. Mark guides Kūha‘o in crafting a delectable stew. It's a harmonious fusion of land and sea, blended to perfection in the spirit of conservation and flavor.