Hongwanji Offers Vegan Food, Film

Expect vegan food, films and conversation at Mililani Hongwanji Mission’s two-part “A Vegan Experience: Cooking Demo, Tasting & Film Screenings” from 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 24 (snacks) and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 27 (lunch).

Hosted by award-winning vegan chef and Mililani High School alumna Susan Asato, assisted by Ryan Takakawa, the two sessions will feature recipe demonstrations and tastings.

Also on the agenda are discussions about vegan nutrition and screenings of two vegan documentaries (Forks Over Knives and Vegucated).

While the event is open to the public, there is a $5 fee and advance registration is required. Call 625-0925 or email dharma.connection@gmail.com.

The hongwanji is located near Mililani Rec Center III at 95-257 Kalopau St.

Now living in Southern California, Asato has won numerous awards for her vegan cooking and baking, and some of her original recipes appear in published cookbooks.

To view her blog, go to bigtentvegan.com.