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Award-winning edible art on display at Minamoto Kitchoan

Updated on  December 12, 2017 at 5:34 pm
In Japan, just because something is edible doesn’t necessarily mean it’s for consumption. The country’s long history of sweet edible arts includes a tradition rooted in the Edo Period that presents confections strictlyas a feast for the eyes. Minamoto Kitchoan, a Japan confectionery that has expanded across the globe, presents one such award-winning work at its Ala Moana Center location. Read More

‘Piecaken’ a multi-layered holiday surprise

Updated on  December 12, 2017 at 5:32 pm
What would you call a pie layered over another pie, topped with a cake? Fanny Esparza- Queloz, owner and baker at the new Soleil d’Hawaii Bakery calls it “festive” — and she’ll make you one. Read More

Waikiki resorts recreate themselves with gingerbread

Bakers at the Moana Surfrider and The Royal Hawaiian sister hotels have embraced gingerbread as the mainstay of holiday displays in the lobbies. Read More

Library benefit cookbook celebrates old Waipahu

Updated on  December 12, 2017 at 6:00 pm
The Friends of Waipahu Public Library’s new cookbook mixes recipes with the memories of those who call Waipahu home. Read More

Christmas cookies make holiday season bright

Updated on  December 12, 2017 at 5:45 pm
Gather your friends, family and co-workers and get into the Christmas spirit with a cookie exchange. Each person should bring a dozen cookies for each guest participating in the exchange. Read More

Halekulani introduces new Elijah Craig private bottling

Updated on  December 12, 2017 at 5:41 pm
Some of the best gifts are those that come with a story attached. If you want to impress the whiskey geek in your life this Christmas, head to Waikiki for a taste of the Halekulani’s new private-label Elijah Craig bourbon. Read More

Okinawan peanut tofu worth seeking out

Updated on  December 12, 2017 at 5:36 pm
I love a good food movie but often leave the theater feeling hungry and something like unrequited love. It happens when the food starring in the film is unobtainable locally. That’s what I felt following last month’s Honolulu International Film Festival screening of “Jimami Tofu,” a love story about a humble chef and a snobby Tokyo-based food critic whose cold heart is thawed by a taste of home. Read More

More tastes of Okinawa served at Hide-Chan

Updated on  December 12, 2017 at 5:39 pm
Okinawa has a reputation as “The Land of the Immortals,” with its high concentration of centenarians who achieve longevitywithout many of the afflictions associated with old age, such as heart attack and stroke, cancer, osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s disease. Read More

Boiling Crab opens for business in Kakaako

Updated on  December 12, 2017 at 5:43 pm
The first Hawaii outlet of the Boiling Crab chain is now open at Salt at Our Kakaako. Read More

New cookbook marks milestone for Down to Earth

Updated on  December 12, 2017 at 5:47 pm
Down to Earth Organic & Natural market is celebrating its 40th anniversary with the “Down to Earth Cookbook,” a collection of 40 recipes based on the most popular dishes from its deli and cooking classes, one for each year. Read More

Multicooker provides magic to create savory meals fast

Updated on  December 12, 2017 at 5:49 pm
The hardest ingredient to find for any weeknight recipe is time. Tuesdays after work just don’t have a lot of it, and it’s not as if you can order more time online. A slow cooker can help by doing the cooking while you’re at the office. Load it up in the morning and come home after work to a fragrant, hearty meal. Read More

Lemon-infused olive oil perfect with mackerel

Updated on  December 12, 2017 at 5:53 pm
Mackerel is an underrated fish — tender and roasted along with olives, basil and cherry tomatoes, it makes a zippy dish perfect for any given weeknight. Read More

Cheesy pastries rooted in Hanukkah intrigue

Updated on  December 12, 2017 at 5:55 pm
At the culinary heart of Hanukkah (which began Tuesday) are foods fried in oil to commemorate the triumph of the Maccabees, who won back their sacred temple, and the miracle of the oil that burned for eight days. But there’s another Hanukkah story, not as well-known, that shifts the culinary narrative to a brave woman and her killer cheese. Read More

Black lentils bring drama, especially when paired with squash

Updated on  December 12, 2017 at 5:50 pm
Black lentils have so much drama to them, especially when paired with anything that is contrasting in color, such as the squash used here. Read More

Recipe Correction: Golden Fruitcake

Last week’s recipe for Golden Fruitcake failed to list a key ingredient, due to a misunderstanding with contributor Mae Mikami. Although it includes a considerable amount of dried fruit, the cake also is supposed to contain almost an equal amount of candied fruit. Read More
Updated on  December 12, 2017 at 5:57 pm

Fizzics Waytap adds dense foam layer to beer

Updated on  December 5, 2017 at 8:16 pm
Changing the way people drink beer, and making brews from the bottle or can taste better than draft beer from a keg — these are claims made by the creators of a device called the Fizzics Waytap, which pumps beer from a bottle or can through a tap and adds a dense layer of suds on top. Read More

Wong gets another shot at ‘Top Chef’ glory

Updated on  December 5, 2017 at 8:07 pm
Koko Head Cafe owner Lee Anne Wong is featured in “Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen,” the Emmy Award-winning digital companion series to the Bravo TV cooking competition that begins its 15th season this week. Read More

Bay Area’s Limon Rotisserie arrives in Kapolei

Updated on  December 5, 2017 at 8:15 pm
Peruvian cuisine is having its moment. The nation’s Mistura food festival held in Lima every September is the largest food festival in Latin America, where every chef in the know wants to be. And across this country, restaurants like PioPio and Jora in New York, Andina in Portland, Ore., and Limon Rotisserie in San Francisco are giving people a taste of the Andean cuisine. Read More

Baku offers new lunch specials with cockail pairings

Updated on  December 5, 2017 at 8:22 pm
Baku, the new robatayaki restaurant in the International Market Place, has introduced new weekday lunch specials paired with drinks. Read More

No joke: Fruitcakes a classic holiday delight

Updated on  December 5, 2017 at 7:51 pm
It’s that jolly time of the year again when the fruitcake jokes start: Have you heard the one about using the fruitcake as a doorstop? Or that the same cake has been re-gifted to your relatives for the last 10 Christmases? Read More

Happy Cake a ‘well-kept secret’ with loyal fans

Updated on  December 5, 2017 at 7:58 pm
Mark Berwick of Hawaii Kai thinks that the “finest fruitcake in the nation” can be found right here in the islands. It’s far better than the mass-produced cakes from the mainland that sit on shelves for months, he claims. Read More

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