This weekend is owner appreciation weekend at Kokua Market, the only natural foods co-op in Hawaii. But you don’t have to be an owner to join the festivities.
The highlight of the weekend: A screening of Big Night with Stanley Tucci and Isabella Rosellini, one of the best food movies of all time, primarily for its characterization of the uncompromising Italian chef, Primo, who believes customers should eat what he cooks, no substitutions, no concessions. He speaks for passionate chefs the world over. And yet, he’s running a failing restaurant. I’m sure many a chef/restaurateur would understand Primo’s plight, the tension between cooking and running a business.