Your Last Meal with Rachel Belle

Jake Shimabukuro: Steamed Kumu

Award winning ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro is a lifelong Hawaii resident, where catching a big fish in the morning means feasting with friends and family that evening.

One of his favorite catches is kumu, a fish that exists nowhere else in the world except Hawaii. Host Rachel Belle chats with Mark Healey, a Hawaiian professional surfer who has been sustainably spearfishing for his dinner since he was a toddler. Mark shares his secrets to charming and successfully hunting a kumu while also holding his breath (under water, not during our conversation!).

Jake also loves poi, one of Hawaii’s most sacred and traditional foods. Don’t know what poi is? We got you! Learn its history and cultural significance with the owner of Oahu’s Waiahole Poi Factory.

Plus Jake shares his secret to making fried rice pop and you’ll hear a song from his brand new album, Jake & Friends!

Published: Thursday December 30, 2021
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